October 13, 1997
Present: Jane Baker, Joyce M. Carter, Patty Dudick, Lee A. Duteil,
Alexia Etsios, Kitty Friedman, Marty Jenkins, Mary Kenton, Sarah
Knedler, Terri Limbert, Nancy Makley, Juanita E. Melton, Merita Moffitt,
Gerry Petrak, Tricia Renner, Bill Shepard, Frances Tyleshevski, Chris
Watson, Kelli Zaytoun-Bryne, Christine Zeller
- Direct Deposit : The direct deposit proposal discussed at the previous meeting has since
been changed. The University will no longer mandate employees to have
direct deposit of their paycheck by January 1, 1998. Future
implementation of this proposal will not be discussed again until after
- Dental Coverage : Further clarification of the dental contract was given by Joyce
Carter. The dental contract is up for renewal June 30th of each year.
Other dental contracts are being reviewed for better rates and expanded
choices in dentists.
- USAC Web Page : Chris Watson, Marty Jenkins, and Kitty Friedman teamed to discuss
content and creation of the USAC web page. The current proposal for the
USAC web page would include lists of members, USAC representatives, and
committees (all with e-mail links), the meeting schedule, the most
recent minutes, upcoming agenda items, sign-up instructions for the
unclassified staff e-mail list, and background USAC information such as
the charter, USAC history, and a table listing the departments in each
constituency. Other interactive portions of the web site would include
election bios, committee volunteer forms, and general forms for
submitting questions, comments, and concerns linked to the chair of
USAC. The web site would be located off the WSU main page, with
pointers to the WSU Post and back to the main page. It was also
suggested that the committee minutes could be reported in conjunction
with the USAC minutes. The web team is looking for a USAC logo for the
web page which is hoped to be activated by the end of November.
- Electronic Communication of USAC Issues : The need for electronic communication of USAC issues outside of the
monthly minutes and in lieu of the upcoming web page was discussed. It
was decided that USAC could still benefit from electronic communication
for events and issues of magnitude that surface between meetings. The
list serve chosen for this type of communication is the unclassified
staff list serve (uncl_staff). A flyer will be sent out to unclassifed
staff describing how to subscribe. Briefly, to subscribe to the unclassified list serve, send an e-mail
leave the subject line blank, and in the body of the message type:
SUBSCRIBE UNCL_STAFF your name
(in which "your name" is your name typed in full - this does not need to
be your e-mail address)
University Committee Reports
- Athletic Council - The athletic council has met once since the USAC
meeting and has on its agenda for this year to look at academic
enhancement for athletes and gender equity issues.
- Ethics Committee - This year, the ethics committee (formerly
Institutional Integrity) will be working on ways to raise ethical
awareness on campus-focusing people to look at the university's core
values by means other than establishing rules.
- Marks Committee - The marks committee released the new Wright State
mascot to the world on October 22nd. Now the focus of the committee
will be university's mark.
- Servant Leadership - Servant Leadership has been moved from the
President's office to student life. Currently, the focus is finding
someone to propel the student organization's focus on bridging community
service and servant leadership. They hope to have someone by November.
- Campus Climate - A report will be given at the next USAC meeting
updating the council on the status of recommendations from the last
proposal which stood to report the status of under-represented groups on
campus. Under-represented groups has been defined by the committee as
those who are not protected by civil rights legislation.
- Dining Services - Current activities of the dining services include
changing the Ratskeller to a more "sports club" atmosphere using Wright
State memorabilia as decor and "sporting" a new TV for viewing. They
will also be adding a second coffee cart to the campus. A concern
raised for dining services was the alleged slow movement of lunchtime
traffic in the Bike Shop attributed to closed or "down" registers and
under-staffing in food service.
- Parking - As of the October 13th USAC meeting, the parking committee
had not met. However, we did receive reports that lot 4 would be
functional within 4 to 6 weeks (Nov. 3rd-17th), and most probably by the
end of October.