Senators Present: Suzann Bennett, Sandy Bingham-Porter, Greg Boyd, Angie Campbell, Brad Green, Harold Harris, Dwayne Helander, Cay Kolling, Phil Lang, Matt Pederson, and Linda Strange
Senators Absent: Zoraida Irizarry and Adrienne Paladino
Guest: Julie Benedict, Chat Chatterji, Christine Childress, David Crockett, Gary Reed, Steve Shrake, John Sigler, and Geoff Wold I. Call to Order
President Kolling called the meeting to order at 1:15 p.m.
II. New Business
President Kolling introduced Chat Chatterji the Assistant Vice President for Information Technology Services (ITS). Chat gave a brief overview of the duties of the Information Technology Services.
Chat introduced Geoff Wold from the LBL Consulting Firm.
Geoff Wold informed the senate that an evaluation was being done on strengths and weaknesses of the department.
The senate members voiced some concerns.
Jeff informed the senate that a survey will be circulating through campus email for strengths and weaknesses.
Gary Reed, Director of Facilities Planning and Management and his administrative staff addressed the senate on various projects throughout campus.
President Kolling called for a motion to approve the October 13, 2008 minutes with corrections (
The executive board then informed senators on what was discussed with President Perry.
The holiday hours for this years Christmas break will give staff the option of taking vacation time that isn't holiday from December 22, 2008 – January 5, 2008.
Also informed the senate that President Perry asked for our input for the Interim Vice President for Business Affairs. We let the senate know what we had discussed.
III. Old Business
President Kolling then asked the senate to discuss Daycare Preschool Proposal. After a lengthy discussion the senate decided to have Senator Lang and Senator Bennett prepare a response to the board and to the President's Office within the next two weeks.
President Kolling informed the senate on the issue of the Parking Survey that there will be open forums today and on November 14, 2008. President Kolling asked the senate to read the email and respond individually to the university and copy Dr. Daniel Nadler and President Perry.
IV. Other Issues and Concerns
The senate decided to make committee changes as follow:
Matt Pederson to the Parking Appeals Committee
Cay Kolling and Sandy Bingham-Porter to the Staff Senate/Faculty Senate Relations Committee
President Kolling will also look into the Tuition and Fees Review Committee.
Senator Bingham-Porter also informed the senate that she had attended a meeting regarding the Internal Campaign Steering Committee and will meet again and see how staff will fit into this campaign.
The search committee for the Vice President for Business Affairs had put out the guidelines on the website for staff review.
President Kolling also asked that we look over the bylaws and think of suggestions. President Kolling mentioned two items that she thought needed to be looked at:
Staff Senators take office in July and have elections in May or June.
Bylaws also say that senators serve three year terms and not two year terms.
President Kolling also gave the option for anyone interested in serving as a representative for the Faculty Forum on November 11, 2008 in the University Ballroom from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
President Kolling would also like to see some changes done to the Staff Senate Website. President Kolling and Senator Harris will meet and make changes.
Meeting adjourned at 3:10 p.m.
Brad Green, Recorder
Meeting adjourned at 2:50 p.m.
Brad Green, Recorder
The next meeting will be held on December 8, 2008 at 1:15 p.m. in the 1895 Room.
Please email any corrections to: Harold Harris