Staff Senate Minutes: April 14 , 2004
Kathy Cartwright called the meeting to order at 1:15pm in the Schahrer
Student Government VP for Student Affairs, reported that the
Reorganized Student Organizations Fair (RSO) will expand to the Panther
Palooza which will be held on Wednesday, September 8, in the south
quad. The Panther Palooza will consist of both student
organizations and services (parking, Health Education Resources,
services from the Student Services Building, etc.). This
centralization will give students the opportunity to ask questions, and
bring both administrative services and the students together.
summarized that they will reevaluate the number of handicap parking
spaces and their placement on campus as a response to Senator
Cutright's question from the March meeting.
term CUPB seat available for Fall 2004 will be discussed at the May
meeting to give new Senators from the upcoming April 21 elections a
voice in the decision. Senator Spraker reported on the upcoming
April 21 elections.
Cartwright reported that the University Union Advisory Committee
selected the Outstanding Senior Award and there will be a ceremony in
the 1895 Room. The Committee will offer suggestions in 2005 for
the 2006 renovations of the 7th Street Underground.
Cutright said the Parking Appeals Committee reviewed parking appeals
last month and will be meeting again this week.
mentioned that the Parking Committee will have a survey in the April 20
Newsletter. After receiving this input, Facilities will be
contacted with recommendations. The 9th Street properties will
provide additional gravel parking by early fall.
from the Council on University Planning and Budgeting Committee (CUPB)
reported that Jill Nilsen was tracking four legislation efforts.
One bill of particular concern was the CDB having control over projects
instead of EIU. Other discussion centered on the wording of the
Kannmacher communicated that the Facilities, Planning and Management
Search Committee was still on track with the schedule mentioned in the
Staff Senate March minutes.
Carpenter shared that the Environmental Health and Safety Committee met
Tuesday, April 13. They discussed if another subcommittee needed
to be created to research biosafety, overseas travel and cultural
issues, and the JLG and alternative rescues. They also discussed
including the committee on CDB suggestions.
Spraker reported that the Tuition and Fee Review Committee recommended
six fee increases, and voted on the tuition increase. It passed
the Student Government Senate and a report was submitted to President
Hencken. The last step will be approval by the Board of Trustees
(BOT). Senator Cartwright mentioned that the next BOT meeting
will be April 26 in the newly remodeled University Ballroom.
A motion by
Senator Sloat and a second from Senator Davidson approved both the
February and March minutes.
next meeting is May 12, 2004, in the 1895 Room in the Union. Our meetings are always open and everyone is
welcome to attend. If anyone has any
questions or issues that they would like us to ask at our next meeting,
let one of the Senators know. The list
of Senators and their email address are at http://www.eiu.edu/~stfsenat/members.htm
Please email any corrections to: Janice Spraker