The meeting was held in Room 158 University Hall. USAC
Chair, Donna Totten called the meeting to order at 2:30.
Mendy Beverly, CaTS
Todd Brittingham, Registrar's Office
Lura Clapper, Budget Planning And Resource Analysis
Mary Clem, CaTS
Sharon Daugherty, School of Professional Psychology
Jerry, Hagan, Environmental Health & Safety
Joyce Howes, College of Science and Math
Tamara Jones, Human Resources
Cindy Norbut, Budget Planning And Resource Analysis
Bob Noss, Intercollegiate Athletics-Administration
Curt Pederson, Psychology
Jen Rice, Admissions
Jacqueline Robinson, General Accounting
Marianne Shreck, Research and Sponsored Programs
Gary Sutton, Bursar/Student Loans and Collections
Donna, Totten, Business and Fiscal Affairs
Carol Vuckovich, Internal Audit
Toni Walchner, Office of the Controller
Chris Watson, University Libraries
Susan Wehmeyer, University Libraries
APPROVAL of MINUTES
The minutes of the USAC meeting of March 18, 2004
were approved as posted on the website.
Athletics - Curt Pederson
The Athletics Council met on Friday morning, 4/2/04.
1. The five-year minority plan was scheduled for a 4/21/04
2. Council members are being surveyed as part of the Athletics Director
review process. Surveys were due to the committee chair on 4/27/04.
3. WSU remains number one in gender equity. A pregnancy policy is
still being worked and nearing completion.
4. The Student Athletes Advisory Council has several on going and
planned community service projects. Among them--Habitat for Humanity, a
5K run/walk, and Special Olympics.
5. Student government reported completion of the parking study with
final data scheduled for release at the end of spring quarter. They
also have a number of community service projects including the American
Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity, and Rowdy Round
6. Associate AD, Paul Newman, gave the Sports Update. The spring
sports teams are off to a bit of a slow start due primarily to
competition against southern teams who have had a chance to practice
outside due to the weather. The Pavilion project is close to full
funding. Once ground is broken, it should only take about 6-8 months to
construct. The search for a new baseball coach is scheduled to begin in
May. Athletic Hall of Fame ballots are out and 5-6 inductees are
expected at the 6/5/04 banquet. The annual sports banquet is scheduled
for Sunday afternoon 6/6/04.
7. The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, 4/30/04 at 8 a.m.
The first group of inductees to the Wright State University Baseball
and Softball Walks of Fame will be honored at games on May 2 and May 8.
The softball team will honor six former players and coaches as part of
Senior Day prior to the game against Loyola on Sunday, May 2. Game time
is 1 pm.
The baseball team will honor former players as part of Alumni Day
Saturday, May 8 at Nischwitz Stadium as the Raiders host a double header
against UW-Milwaukee. Game time is Noon. Also, in between games, head
coach Ron Nischwitz will be honored. Nisch is leaving as head coach
after 30 seasons and will continue with the University as its first Head
Dining - Chris Watson
View the official minutes of the Dining
Services Committee meeting of 4/15/04.
Parking Services - D.R.
D.R. was not present and had no report.
Recreation and Wellness -
The Greene County Heart Association Walk was a success, raising $2500.
A Lake Campus Employee and Retiree Picnic will be May 27th. The
Main Campus Employee and Retiree Picnic will be June 22 with a rain date
of June 24. A Jamaican theme is planned, including steel drums.
National employee health and fitness week is May 17th. Terri Roselli, a Fairborn resident and Dr. Phil Weight
Loss Challenge participant, will talk May 17
University Diversity Advisory Council -
Brochure for the recruitment of a more culturally diverse faculty
and staff is on track. It should be completed by the end of spring
quarter and will be used the for summer recruitment.
Internships/Co-op Placements/Job Fairs
The internship project is in the works. Students from Sinclair
will get an overview of their field. A mentoring team is looking
at student involvement and preparation. The council wants to
develop a process to identify at-risk students and add a program for
them in addition to SOAR. A learning community for African
American students in addition to their regular learning community is
also being discusses.
Unclassified Staff Handbook
The handbook has been delayed by the need to insert language dealing
with the concealed weapon law. The Office of General Counsel is
devising wording. Human Resources is working on a cover while we
Performance Management Software
Tamara Jones offered an overview of the the performance management
software that will be tested by Pilot groups this summer. If the
test is successful, HR would train staff in it's use and begin using it
in January 2005.
The software can be used for both classified and
unclassified evaluations. It includes the ability to allow
multiple raters, self-appraisal, goal-tracking and event logs. It
is designed to reduce the "halo effect" by increasing objectivity.
Both the employee and supervisor can add to the review throughout the
year. Goals can be weighted in importance. As factors in
each competency are evaluated, the software adds suggested narrative
text which can be customized as desired. The software also points
out inappropriate language.
Two thousand ideas for performance coaching are
available. Ideas are categorized by competency.
Emergency Evacuation Drills
As part of the emergency planning process, emergency evacuation
drills have been approved by the President's cabinet. Drills will
begin in June. University Hall will be the first building
affected. A warning of an upcoming drill will be posted to the
"announce" list advising the week the drill can be expected, but not the
date or time. Millett Hall has been scheduled for the week of
June12th. Residence Halls will be the week of September 13th.
Everyone should be familiar with the
Fire Safety Plan
This was Donna's last USAC meeting because she is moving to
Tennessee. The council thanked Donna for her many accomplishments
during her tenure as USAC Chair. Joyce Howes, the Chair-Elect for
fall will assume the duties of Chair May 1st.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:15 p.m.
next meeting of USAC will be Thursday, May 20th at 2:30. Room to
Minutes submitted by Susan Wehmeyer, USAC