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Minutes

May 10, 1999

Present:  Jack Butler, Tony Ortiz, Karen Wilhoit, Mike Corcoran, Sara Moss, Catherine Queener, Kitty Friedman

1-Card system
Sara Moss presented an overview of the 1 Card System. She told us that in December 1998 we changed systems from the CBORD software to AT and T software. The conversion went well and we didn't lose any students or accounts in the process. The new system is much more reliable and offers more services than the old software. They plan to increase the number of vending machines that can use the 1 Card and hope to have all vending complete by Fall quarter. Use of the 1 Card for the past Student Government elections was a pilot project to explore other areas where the card could be used. Other additional services that are being explored include the replacement of the student validation cards by the 1 Card and use of the 1 Card in the Nutter Center or at service vendors off campus.

USAC Elections
Deadline to return ballots from Academic and Externally Funded, Institutional Support and Plant and Student Services and Auxiliaries constituencies was Friday, May 7. Kitty has tabulated those ballots and will be calling the top nominees to see who is interested in running. Replacement ballots for Academic Support constituency should be returned by Friday, May 14 for tabulation. Kitty apologized to the Academic Support folks for the error in creating their ballots.

President's Award for Excellence
This award will be moved from spring to fall this year. Dr. Goldenberg wants to restructure the nominations and selection process and the committee felt we needed more time to accomplish those changes.

Study of technical positions
Kitty reported that a consulting firm is currently on campus to study all technical positions on campus. Their report is expected in July.

University Committee Reports

  • Dining Services - Ronald Heyart has agreed to serve as our Dining Services representative for the coming year.
  • University Diversity Advisory Committee - had its first meeting early in April. The group is charged with carrying on the recommendations made by reports of the Campus Climate Committee and the Office of Multicultural and Gender Affairs. Kitty will have more to report about the group's activities at a later meeting.
  • University Budget Review Committee - The following recommendations were made at the last meeting:
    • Tuition increases approved by the Board of Trustees for summer quarter be extended for the rest of the academic year. Analysis should be done early in FY1999 to assess whether the significant increase in graduate tuition has an impact on graduate enrollment.
    • The maximum for adjunct faculty be increased to $625/credit hour. The Provost's Office should help find funds to allow departments to hire at the higher rate. Restructuring of the whole rate schedule be addressed early in FY1999. The University should move toward a philosophy of increasing faculty positions to replace our reliance on adjunct faculty.
  • University Technology Committee
    • Web site: CaTS is still working on redesign issues and hopes to move to a new design over the summer quarter.
    • The Digital Millennium Copyright Act Teleconference is Friday, May 21, in SU153, from noon to 3 p.m.
    • UTC meets on Thursday, May 13. Agenda items include: information about an additional Microsoft contract, which will extend staff, faculty and student use of the Microsoft products; Phase 2 of directory services will be presented for approval. Links to the college technology plans and minutes from the UTC meetings may be found from the UTC web page.

NEXT MEETING

USAC's next meeting will be our June reception. Watch this space for time and location. Hope to see you there!

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