January 17, 2002
The meeting was held in room 158 University Hall.
USAC Chair Tom Brookey called the meeting to order at 2:30 p.m.
Tom Brookey, Raj
Soin College of Business
Rick Zech, Budget Planning
Cheryl Lauricella, University Libraries
Joy Heishman, Printing Services
John Bennett, Communications and Marketing
Jeff Bowman, CaTS
Jim Davis, Lake Campus
Doug DeFrain, Human Resources
Tamara Jones, Human Resources
Bonnie Hupman, Printing Services
Mary Kenton, Honors
Willie Boyd, Financial Aid
Jane Baker, SOM-VAMC
Jill Oroszi, Nursing
Carol Vuckovich, Internal Audit
Michelle Martin, Affirmative Action
Minutes from November 29, 2001 were approved.
Zech, Athletic Council
The last meeting of the council was December 7th.
Results of the academic standing report were shared.
There was also discussion about the excused absence policy.
Faculty said no at this time.
Softball fields will be upgraded with restrooms and a press box.
Oroszi, Buildings and Grounds
No report at this time.
Hupman, Calendars and Elections
Committee will be meeting tomorrow to discuss calendar
changes, therefore no specific information is available at this time.
As reported in November, the committee will likely discuss the
possibility of a later starting date for fall quarter, and closing
between Christmas and New Year.
Martin, Parking Services
No current issues to report.
Vuckovich, University Dining Services
Students were surveyed regarding their satisfaction with
current facilities and expressed concerns with pricing and healthy food.
Food Services will be creating "combo meals" based on
current frequent selling menu items.
They are trying to adjust prices but most are set by the parent
companies. The new name
chosen is Union Market and
there will be a world theme for decor.
A temporary kitchen is open.
The catering policy will be available online within 30 days.
The Hangar will be closed this summer.
Only Union Station will be open.
information appended to the minutes on 1/24/02 by Carol Vuckovich and
Art Neff regarding the closing of The Hangar and the food services
It was important to find a way to feed Summer Camps students with the limited facilities available
resulting from the Student Union main kitchen being closed in preparation for the
MarketPlace going into that location: Summer Camps contribute to campus revenue
producing/auxiliary operations. For food service this is close to 15-20% of our annual revenue. Thus, the
importance that we take care of this business. Once this business leaves campus
it is very difficult to get them to return the next year. The challenge to food
service is we must, on occasion, feed over 400 students in a two hour period. In
the past we accomplished this by using the large Student Union dining room.
There are approximately 250 seats now in
The Hangar. We developed a plan where
we could remove the current tables and seating and replace them with a banquet
style seating arrangement and possibly meet our 400 person seating requirement.
With the timing of [the USAC and Dining Services] meetings, few on campus knew or heard about our
plan [until it appeared in the USAC minutes]. Thus the breaking news and
apparent reaction that few knew this information. As we move through this
process, I think the information about the Summer Camp feeding in The Hangar
will be disseminated to all.
The PowerPoint presentation prepared by
Ron Ralston, Marketing Manager, reviewing the results of the fall customer
service satisfaction survey are available on line. [4/10/03:
these survey results are no longer available on line.]
Brookey, Carol Vuckovich,
University Budget Review
Meetings of the committee have been suspended until
faculty make a decision on whether or not the unclassified and
classified staff may have representation on the committee. There is a
faculty budget review committee already in existence and some faculty
believe that another budget review committee would be duplication.
Zech, Wellness and Recreation
Nothing to report at this time.
Brookey, Travel Review Committee
Discussion continues about university travel agents. A
representative from the travel industry (not affiliated with a
particular agency) will give a presentation at the Business and Fiscal
Officers meeting on January 22, 2002 in addition to two open forums for
all of campus to attend.
Doug DeFrain reported that a total of 85 positions (including
faculty, classified and unclassified staff) have been abolished
campus-wide. Most of these were either vacant or lost through attrition.
The positions are abolished permanently.
Very few total employees will actually be laid off.
Human Resources is preparing staff retention point lists which
will be posted in their office after Tuesday, January 22nd,
once all affected employees have been notified.
Most employees will be able to move to vacant positions, but
there will be some “bumping.” Numbers of affected employees could
change. Whenever possible,
the university will wait until vacancies occur before positions are
Human Resources drafted a new policy for unclassified staff.
Mr. DeFrain will forward the draft to Tom Brookey for review.
Once approved the policy will be included in the Wright Way.
Concerns from one staff member were forwarded to Tom Brookey.
Tom expressed appreciation to Human Resources for updating the
Unclassified Staff handbook. New
copies will be available by July 2002.
If you have any concerns about things that were not included in
the current handbook, please send them to Tom Brookey.
MEETING ADJOURNED AT 3:15 p.m.
The next meeting will be held Thursday, February 21st, 2:30 p.m. in
room 158 University Hall.
Minutes submitted by Cheryl Lauricella,
University Libraries, 1/21/02.