In Attendance: Chris Bethel, Pam Bowers, Misty Cox, D.R. Fannin, Jerry Hensley, Jonathan Jackson, Aaron Skira, Amanda Watkins, Danielle Booth, Drew Corbett, Bev Denlinger, Mark Hibner
Absent: Audwin Jones, Megan McCurdy, Teresa Pack, Jenny Papadakis, Sommer Todd, Jeff Wehmeyer, Abby Daniel, Tonya Davis, Leigh Deuter, Steven Johnson, Sheila Nahrgang, Candace Phlipot, Carol Rader, Laura Rapoch, Jacqueline Robinson, Vickie Slone, Cindy Vanzant
Call meeting to order 9:04
Approval of minutes from September 11, 2014
- CIO Search
- Candidates have been invited to campus.
- First candidate was on campus this week.
- Staff Council will be meeting with each candidate.
- 9:30-10:00 Matt Boaz – Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI)
- OEI is located in 436 Millett and consists of three full-time staff members who can be contacted at X3207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- OEI is responsible for investigating complaints of harassment/discrimination; preparing an annual Affirmative Action Plan (AAP), assisting with employment opportunities, assisting with reasonable ADA accommodations, assisting with Title IX efforts, assisting with recruitment sources, and search committee training.
- Healthcare – Misty
- 2015 Open Enrollment to begin October 30, 2014, with a kick-off on October 15 and updates/information available online beginning October 20.
- Resource Room
- USAC will support the creation of a position that fosters inclusivity and will draft a letter of support that will be voted upon at the next meeting.
- Fall Forum
- The Fall Forum is scheduled for November 13, 2014 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Endeavor Room (Student Union).
- Ombudsperson & Office of Equity and Inclusion
- Both now report to Dr. Steven Berberich, Associate Provost.
- Xerox Updates – Training
- Committee Updates
- USAC subcommittees
- Bylaws and Charter
- Community Service
- Compensation, Benefits, and Equity
- Topics have been prepared to discuss with Shari Mickey-Boggs.
- Communications and Marketing
- Nominations / Fundraising
- University committees
- Athletic Council
- Nutrition and food services needs for student-athletes were discussed, as well as facilities and fundraising.
- Dining Services
- Parking Services
- The Colonel Glenn Hwy. project is ahead of schedule; four electronic car charging stations are now available; and plans to pave the prairie grass area by Russ to accommodate construction were discussed (number of parking spaces lost could be an issue)
- Discussions about bike paths are beginning.
- University Diversity Advisory Council
- Wellness Council
- WSU Bookstore Committee
- Gheretta Harris, the new Executive Director, Campus Auxiliary Services attended
- Busy summer and early fall with Orientation activities, promotions, Fall semester start-up, Homecoming, etc.
- Rental textbooks increased from last year
- Upcoming events for FacultyEnlight, online book adoption service:
- 10/13 from 10-2 in Rike Hall
- 10/14 from 10-2 in Joshi Center
- 10/15 and 10/16 in Library (Starbucks)
- Spring textbook adoptions due 10/15
- October promotions/sales:
- 10/8-10/9 $10 off Hoodies & Pant sale
- 10/21-10/23 All Women’s apparel BOGO 50% sale
- Staff Council Human Resources Committee
- OSCHE (Ohio Staff Council of Higher Education)
- Staff Council – Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., 267 University Hall
- USAC Meeting – Thursday, November 13, 2014, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., 157E Student Union
- Open Forum – Thursday, November 13, 2014 1:30-3:30
Adjourn meeting at 10:41
USAC: The purpose of the Unclassified Staff Advisory Council(USAC) is to represent its members to the university by: promoting their general welfare; advocating for unclassified staff through active participation in university governance structure; reviewing, initiating and making recommendation on relevant university policies and procedures; encouraging and facilitating communication among members; and encouraging professional development opportunities. One of the prime responsibilities of this council is to serve the educational community by creating and maintaining an environment conducive to the teaching, learning, research, and service functions of higher education. The recommendations of the council are submitted to the university president.