May 8, 2008
8:30 - 10:00 am
The meeting was called to order by Chris Wydman, USAC Chair-Elect at 8:34 am.
I. Welcome by Chris Wydman
II. Approval of Minutes for April 10, 2008
The minutes were approved as presented.
III. Committee Reports
1--Athletic Council - Pam Berry-Griffis, Mary Kenton
The Commissioner of the Horizon League spoke and answered questions at the last meeting. The meeting was also the final one for Mike Cusack, before he retires. Dr Cusack recognized Mary Kenton for her involvement in athletics.
2--Parking Services - Wendy Chetcuti
There have been no meetings yet this quarter.
3--President's Award for Excellence - Mary Healea, Chris Wydman
The deadline for nominations is 5/9. The committee should begin meeting to review applicants.
4--Sustainability - Barb Bullock, John Sheidler
The last meeting was 3/19. No meeting since then.
5--University Dining Services - Lisa Bleeke
The meeting minutes are attached.
6--University Diversity Advocacy Council - Denise Anderson
The last three meetings have been cancelled now.
7--University Staff Council - Barb Bullock, Mary Healea, Greg Kojola, John Sheidler, Chris Wydman
There has been no meeting since the last USAC meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for May 28.
8--Wellness and Recreation - Jason Kohlhepp
No report. The group has not met since the last USAC meeting.
9--WSU Bookstore Committee - Mary Healea
Mary was unable to attend the last meeting.
V. Old Business
1--SubCommittee for Unclassified Survey - David Hurwitz
The drafts of the summaries for each division is almost complete. Barb and Fran will meet with the Provost to discuss the information.
2--SubCommittee for Nominations/Elections - Rob Boley, Jason Kohlhepp, Greg Kojola
Nominations closed on May 7th. Barb is working on contacting the potential nominees. The nomination process appeared to work fine. Voting will be handled by a different system so we can compare.
3--Staff Development Day
An email announcement went out. The next event is July 15. Some anticipated presentations are Identity Theft, Self-Defense, and the cancelled Pandemic session from last time. The Rike Hall Trading Room was unavailable for this event. It will be considered again in December.
4--USAC Reuseable Water Bottles
The bottles are still on backorder.
5--June Open Meeting
The meeting will be June 17 in the Medical Sciences Auditorium. The meeting will be from 10-12. Dr Robert Sweeney will talk about Strategic Planning and answer questions.
The university is looking into the issues with the current process. There is no update since last month.
VI. New Business
The picnic will be June 25th. We will do the 50/50 raffle again. Linda Hockaday has everything ready. Tickets will be handed out at the June meeting for us to do presales. Linda will not be able to attend the picnic, so Lisa Bleeke will take charge of that day.
It was announced that we should pay attention to negotiations regarding healthcare. While these are just negotiations, we can get a feel for where things are headed. Information on the healthcare proposal is available on the AAUP web site.
3--Wall of Staff Pioneers
The Retiree Association and USAC will work together next year to develop a wall of pioneers for the staff that is similar to the one for faculty.
4--USAC Officer Elections
Elections will occur at the June meeting. A Chair-Elect and a Secretary will be elected.
VII. Other Topics
The meeting was adjourned by Chris Wydman, USAC Chair-Elect at 9:15 am.