Staff Senate Minutes: April 13, 2005
PRESENT: Greg Boyd, Dan
Carpenter, KathyCartwright, Eric Davidson, Zoraida Irizarry, Adam
Due, Tereasa Sims,Doug Sloat, Janice Spraker and Linda Strange
Bingham-Porter, Katie Rice, Tom Leonard, and Matt Pederson
Julie Benedict, Charles Phillips, and Dr.
Kathy Cartwright called the meeting to order at 1:15pm in the Schahrer
Phillips explained the BOT regulations pertaining to education.
Currently, the language is different for negotiated relative to the
non-negotiated groups, and input was requested on the recommendation
for consistency. Instead of six credit hours for full time
employees for one group, the change is proposed to attend two classes
since some classes are more than three credit hours. Doug Sloat
moved to accept the change.
Cartwright will speak at the April 25 Board of Trustees meeting.
Input was requested concerning committee services, efforts,
accomplishments, etc. of the Staff Senate. She mentioned the
status of the Letter to Representatives on EIU's Behalf which the VP
for External Relations Office will review. It is emphasized that
letters should be handwritten instead of email, fax or typed.
Kathy will present to the CUPB meeting on April 22 the Staff Senate's
input to the questions: What attracts students to EIU? What can
we do to enhance students' experiences at EIU? What is the profile of
the student best served by EIU? What two structures using CDB
funds should be built and why? What are the three wishes of your
constituency and why?
minutes were approved with one change: strike "our Parking
Committee representative" behind Adam Due's name. Senators were
reminded of the Banner presentation on May 11 in the Oakland Room at
1:15pm. All constituents are encouraged to attend.
Tentatively, a part of Banner will be running by July 2006.
Phillips and Dr. Wayland answered two staff issue questions.
Concerning students sitting on interview panels for hiring housing BSW
positions: the students are either Student Senators or their
constituents, they do not have voting rights but do have input, there
is standard criteria applied to every candidate, and this practice was
requested by the VP of Student Affairs. Concerning why the brick
masons and laborers do not receive the same paid holidays relative to
the other crafts: they do not have a contract and are not negotiated,
it's based on collective bargaining past history, but they are entitled
to prevailing rate and local area agreement.
Senate Elections will be held April 27 at the University Union
Bookstore Lounge. Senators discussed the status and distribution
our CUPB representative, reported that the NCA was discussed, the cost
effectiveness of Banner, legislation that Jill Nilsen was tracking, and
EIU Day at the Capital in Springfield is today (April 13). As our
Facilities Search representative, he shared that five candidates for
on-campus interviews will be the last two weeks in April and the
website is www.eiu.edu/~busaff/fpmdir/.
Kathy Cartwright, our VPSA representative, shared that the five
candidates for on-campus interviews will be held the last two weeks in
April and the website is www.eiu.edu/~vpsasrch/.
next meeting is May 11, 2005 at 1:15pm in the Oakland Room. 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,
contact one of the Senators. Senators
can be found at http://www.eiu.edu/~stfsenat/members.htm
Please email any corrections to: Janice Spraker