February 21, 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
Cheryl Lauricella, University Libraries
Joy Heishman, Printing Services
Jeff Bowman, CaTS
Jim Davis, Lake Campus
Tamara Jones, Human Resources
Bonnie Hupman, Printing Services
Jane Baker, SOM-VAMC
Jill Oroszi, Nursing
Carol Vuckovich, Internal Audit
Susan Wehmeyer, University Libraries
Gary Sutton, Student Loan Collections
Minutes from January 17, 2002 meeting were approved.
Zech, Athletic Council
Tom Brookey reported for Rick Zech about the Athletic Council meeting of
January 25th. The council recommended funding fifth year
scholarships for student athletes at the full rate. An academic
recognition ceremony will be held on June 2nd in lieu of the tradtional
All Sports Banquet
for athletes with 60 or more credit hours and a
grade point average of 3.25 or better. Overall fall grade point
averages were 2.911. Cumulative averages were 3.005. Both
are better than the university wide average of 2.899. Team liaisons
for various sports, including women's soccer, volleyball, swimming and
diving, women's tennis and softball are needed. Interested unclassified staff should
contact Tom Brookey.
Oroszi, Buildings and Grounds
Classrooms were the main topic of discussion at the last meeting of
the committee. Quarterly physical visits were made to each
classroom to assess the need for repairs or renovations and report to
the faculty senate. Scheduling of rooms was discussed. It
was noted that every academic unit has scheduling priority for certain
specified rooms. The Millett renovation is 65% complete and is on
time and on budget. Liberal Arts will move back into the building
this summer. Classes will resume next fall. The renovation
has resulted in a much brighter building. An electric substation
for Wright State is under construction. A "talking
signs" demonstration project has been implemented in the student
union. Users must have a receiver to hear the signs. If the
project is successful it will be expanded to other parts of campus.
Hupman, Calendars and Elections
Student government requested that the committee consider
changing the calendar so that fall quarter ends before Thanksgiving and
winter quarter resumes later in January. Faculty are being
surveyed by email for their opinions. The results of the survey
will determine the future of the proposal. Tamara Jones reported
for Doug DeFrain that closing the university between Christmas and New
Year's has been discussed by
university administrators, but no decision has been made.
Martin, Parking Services
Vuckovich, University Dining Services
Design plans for the student union MarketPlace
include a wood, cobalt blue and yellow decor; an international area with
made to order pasta and wok cooking; a grill with hamburgers, etc.,
salads, pizza, home style cooking; and a coffee shop open 7 am to 11
pm. Food Services will finance the remodeling by borrowing from
the general fund and repaying the loan through profits over 10
years. See their new web pages at: http://www.wright.edu/admin/foodserv/
. Note that the Hangar will be closed during spring break but the
Union will be open 8-2 although Burger King will be closed.
committee compared the board plan (meal plan) to those at other
universities and found the cost reasonable. An increase of this
mandatory fee to $500/quarter has been proposed.
Brookey, Carol Vuckovich,
University Budget Review
No report. Note that it was reported at the USAC meeting
of January 17th that 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
Human Resources has drafted a new grievance policy for unclassified staff.
Unclassified staff are invited to view a draft of the dispute
resolution procedure and forward comments, concerns or suggestions
to Tom Brookey by March
7th. This policy will be added to the Wright Way.
Human Resources is in the process of updating the
Unclassified Staff handbook.
Human Resources has appointed an outside consultant to talk with
randomly selected focus groups of classified staff in an effort to
identify work related concerns. The Unclassified Staff Council
agreed that similar meetings should be scheduled for unclassified
Tom Brookey reported that no classified layoffs occurred as a
result of the recent job abolishments due to the number of vacancies
available. He also reported that an unspecified raise pool will be
available this year.
MEETING ADJOURNED AT 3:15 p.m.
The next meeting will be held Thursday, April 18th, 2:30 p.m. in
room 158 University Hall. No meeting will be held in March
Minutes submitted by Susan Wehmeyer, 2/22/02.