Unclassified Staff Advisory Council

MINUTES

February 14 , 2008
8:30 - 10:00 am

339A Fawcett


IN ATTENDANCE

Greg Kojola
Linda Hockaday
Curt Pederson
David Hurwitz
Mary Healea
Rob Boley
Barb Bullock
Jason Kohlhepp
Lisa Bleeke
Denise Anderson
Chris Wydman
Mary Kenton
Jerry Hensley

The meeting was called to order by Barb Bullock, USAC Chair at 8:35 am.

I. Welcome by Barb Bullock

II. Approval of Minutes for January 10, 2008
The minutes were approved as presented.

III. Committee Reports

1--Athletic Council - Pam Berry-Griffis, Mary Kenton

Last meeting was January 25. The Track Coach was there. The pre-basketball lecture series is not working out as planned. Instead of three lectures there will be only one. The Gender Equity subcommittee is working on an annual report for Title 9. There was an adjustment made to the rules for 5th year scholarships. This saturday will be the Academic Recognition ceremony.

2--Parking Services - Wendy Chetcuti

There have been no meetings this quarter.

3--President's Award for Excellence - Mary Healea

This committee has not met yet. Mary may be rotating off of the committee.

4--Sustainability - Barb Bullock, John Sheidler

No meeting since last council meeting.

5--University Dining Services - Lisa Bleeke

The meeting minutes are attached.

6--University Diversity Advocacy Council - Denise Anderson

The meeting minutes are attached.

7--University Staff Council - Barb Bullock, Mary Healea, Greg Kojola, John Sheidler, Chris Wydman

The next meeting will be March 12.

8--Wellness and Recreation - Jason Kohlhepp

1. Walking program is going well - there were initially approx. 40 walkers, and there are approx 25-30 walkers now that have become a core group. Jennifer Turpin is working on a signage proposal with Facilities to note the route through the tunnels.

2. The university challenge is also going well - information has been distributed over the fac/staff listservs and there seems to be a good amount of interest and participation.
2(a) There is a triathlon on 2/21/08
2(b) Weight Watchers @ Work is also going well.

3(a). The retiree picnic is in the planning stages with Event services and Sodexho.
3(b). Family fun night has been rescheduled to coincide with a baseball game in the spring. More information will be forthcoming once a date and the details have been worked out with athletics.

9--WSU Bookstore Committee - Mary Healea

Senate Bill 151 was discussed. The bookstore wants to make things more cost effective for students. They are going to work hard to educate faculty on how to select books for classes. Currently students must transfer financial aid money manually to their WrightOne card to use for books. There is discussion about options for an automatic process. There will be a spring sale March 9 - 29.

V. Old Business

1--SubCommittee for Unclassified Survey - David Hurwitz

The survey has been released. An announcement went out at 2:56pm the day the survey was released. By 5pm that evening, 271 people had already responded. So far there have been 591 responses. The survey ends on February 29. A reminder will be sent out. After the survey closes, and Executive Summary will be prepared and will be posted with the results. Issues raised in the survey will be sent to the appropriate departments.

2--SubCommittee for Nominations/Elections - Rob Boley, Jason Kohlhepp, Greg Kojola

Nothing new to report. In March we will need to find out when SG elections are so that we can plan our nominations and election around them. Things are on track right now.

3--Charter Amendment

Barb Bullock has reviewed the Elections section of the charter. It appears that reworking paragraph two and a section of paragraph 3 should address the constituency issue. Barb will make the changes and review with Robert Sweeney.

4--Staff Development Day

Planning for the next event has started.

5--USAC Reuseable Water Bottles

Rob Boley showed some green aluminum water bottle options. It was decided to purchase 250 of the 20oz bottles. They will be acquired through Printing Services with the WSU logo. The cost will be $5.35 each plus $53 for setup and freight. Total cost to USAC will be $5.56 each. We will sell them for $7 with all profit going to Campus Scholarship Campaign.

6--June Open Meeting

Due to the guest presentation, time did not allow for this topic to be discussed.

7--WinterFest

Due to the guest presentation, time did not allow for this topic to be discussed.

8--Emergency Announcements

Due to the guest presentation, time did not allow for this topic to be discussed.

9--Committee Information

Due to the guest presentation, time did not allow for this topic to be discussed.

VI. New Business

1--There was no new business scheduled on the agenda.

VII. Other Topics
Robert Sweeney gave a presentation on the Strategic Planning Process. This was very informative and USAC comments were well received.

The meeting was adjourned by Barb Bullock, USAC Chair at 10:05 am.

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