Staff Senate Minutes: September 8, 2004SENATORS PRESENT: Sandy Bingham-Porter, Greg Boyd, Dan Carpenter, Lori Creek, Teresa Sims, Doug Sloat, Janice Spraker, and Linda Strange
SENATORS ABSENT: Kathy Cartwright, Anne Cutright, Eric Davidson, Zoraida Irizarry,
Tom Leonard, Mosezell Magee, and Natt Pederson
GUESTS: Charles Phillips, Julie Benedict
Vice President Sandy Bingham-Porter called the meeting to order in the Schahrer Room in the University Union.
The Facilities’ “Construction Update Fall 2004” was distributed with the agenda. Construction updates can be found at www.eiu.edu/~physplnt
Board of Trustees’ 9/10/04 agenda was shared.
A letter by Jill Nilsen was read concerning a proposal to merge Media Relations and University Publications. These two departments have distinctive responsibilities but are inter-related. The proposed new name would be the Office of University Communications. Solicitations for feedback are being requested from staff and it will be discuss at the next meeting.
Illinois University is hosting the 2004
Council of Councils on October 15, 2004. Lori
Creek is obtaining an informational packet. If
anyone is interested, contact the
Secretary, Janice Spraker.
Only one person has expressed interest for the Employee Advisory Committee Representative (EAC). The position will become effective October 1. This position attends Civil Service Board meetings, has a voice concerning tests, and works with employees on civil service issues. Suggestions were made by the Staff Senate that the EAC Representative could contact effected staff in specific situations, the placement of Civil Service regulations in the Newsletter (similar to the Internal Auditors), etc.
Doug Sloat shared that the first Council on University Planning and Budgeting (CUPB) meeting will be September 17.
Sandy Bingham-Porter stated that volunteers are always needed to help at Commencement. The dates for FY05 will be December 18, 2004, and May (date to be decided).
The President and Vice President’s will be available at the October meeting for communications.
meeting is October 13, 2004, in the Arcola/Tuscola 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