October 12, 2006
8:30 - 10:00 am
232J White Hall
The meeting was called to order by John Sheidler, USAC Chair at 8:30 am.
I. Welcome by John Sheidler
II. Approval of Minutes for September 12, 2006
The minutes were approved as presented.
III. Old Business
1-Update on changing charter
Changes to charter must be approved by President's Office. An ad-hoc committee will review charter and recommend changes. Committee will consist of Barb Bullock, Susan Yeoman and Mendy Beverly.
All representatives were announced and introduced.
3-Dr Goldenberg Retirement Celebration
Celebration will be Tuesday, January 16th from 3-5pm in the Student Union Apollo Room. There will be keynote speakers. Communications & Marketing will send out invitations.
There will be an attempt to send one consolidated email to all unclassified staff each month with any announcements we have. The current USAC website is revised for the current year. A new web design is being worked on.
5-Staff Development Day
The next event will be Monday, December 18th.
There is an agreement, but it is only for employees who need a Master's degree that is not offered by WSU. Family members are not covered. Rich Johnson can provide details.
IV. Committee Reports
1-Athletic Council - Pam Berry-Griffis, Gary Sutton
We had our first Athletic Council Meeting on 9/29/06.
Coaches' Corner: Sylvia Kamp (1st year Head Coach for Cross Country and Track)
- a small squad this year (6 men, 6 women), looking to build in the future
Committee Chairs were named and committees were filled by volunteers
The Spring Quarter grade report was distributed. The Men's basketball team posted a very low GPA, due in part to some members leaving the team. There is concern over meeting NCAA requirements in this area.
A committee is being formed to recognize all former WSU athletes in conjunction with WSU's 40th year celebration in 2007.
The Horizon League Women's Volleyball Championships will be hosted by Wright State November 17-20
2-Diversity Advisory Council - Jay Peterson
The new chair is Director of Disability Services, Jeff Vernooy. He is in the process of 'reforming' DAC by implementing more aggressive penetration of diversity issues across campus. With the help of the President, Provost, Deans, and VPs, each college and department will be forming diversity teams. Each area will have a leader who will report to DAC. The first meeting of the Diversity Advisory Council will include a day worth of strategic planning. Mr. Vernooy will contact all DAC members with regards to date and time.
3-Parking Services - Mike Coyle
October meeting minutes are online.
4-University Dining Services - Karin Nevius
First meeting is October 19th.
5-University Staff Council - Mendy Beverly, Barb Bullock, Greg Kojola, John Sheidler
Marijane James from CaTS discussed Banner training information.
Tamara Jones from HR discussed issues with pay increase notices, taking classes during work time, attending Staff Development Day and supervisory training.
6-Wellness and Recreation - Sheryl Kent
The new fitness center opened Monday, October 9. It opens at 6am daily and is free for employee usage. Membership information can be found at the Fitness Center website. Wellness and Recreation events can be found online.
V. New Business
1-Discussion of operations with CSAC
John Sheidler will meet with Fran Keeley on October 17th to discuss council operations and activities.
2-HR Items - salaried compensation, hourly employees, etc
John Sheidler will meet with Alan Boggs to discuss various unclassified issues.
3-USAC goals for 2006/2007
Submit ideas for goals to John Sheidler or bring them to the next meeting.
The meeting was adjourned by John Sheidler, USAC Chair at 9:33 a m.