Dr. McIntyre is out of town this week. Dr. Quirk is presiding at the meeting today.
Present: Wayne Quirk, Rich Corona, Ellen Hall, Libby Street, Keith Champagne, Jan Bowers, Judy Miller, Mathew Manweller, Emily Washines, Shelly Johnson, Pedro Navarrete, Becky Watson
Guests: Sherer Holter, Staci Sleigh-Layman
Ms. Miller distributed the flexwork and telework policies. She explained that the policies have been reviewed by PAC before, but just had not come back for final approval. Mr. Corona made a motion to move both policies to action. Dr. Hall seconded. Motion to approve the flexwork policy (Part 2-2.79) and the telework policy (Part 2-2.80) as presented by Mr. Corona. Seconded by Dr. Hall. No further discussion. Motion carried.
Pedro Navarrete, ASCWU BOD President:
Mr. Navarrete reported that the BOD continues their conversations with the Ellensburg Downtown Association regarding community support. Applications for the Student Academic Senate are coming in. The office has been very busy even though it is summer. All the BOD members are very excited for fall quarter and are gearing up for the new academic year. Eight students are currently attending the USSA conference in Madison, Wisconsin. They will be voting on the national agenda.
Marji Morgan, Dean, College of Arts and Humanities:
Dr. Morgan reported that all of the deans have been enjoying some vacation this summer. They are gearing up for Fall Faculty Day, which will focus on scholarship. The deans have received the annual budget so are working on that, as well as contracts.
Judy Miller, Board Secretary:
Ms. Miller reported that the Board of Trustees recently had their summer retreat. Sid Morrison was selected the board chair and Keith Thompson was selected the board vice chair. David Valdez is longer able to serve on the Presidential Search Committee, so Judy Yu will be his replacement. Dan Sweeny is the newest student trustee.
Emily Washines, Chair, Diversity Council:
Ms. Washines reported that the 5th Annual Northwest Native Youth Leadership Summit will be held here on campus next week. Native American high school students from across the state are spending five days at Central Washington University, learning about the Chinook language, treaties, and climate change. The university community is invited to the student presentations that they will give on Friday, August 15.
Shelly Johnson, Director, Budget Planning:
Ms. Johnson distributed budgets to the vice presidents. She would like to have feedback some time next week.
Mathew Manweller, Chair, Faculty Senate:
Dr. Manwller reported that the Faculty Senate wants to publish student grades, cumulative GPA, and department GPA and ranking on CAPS reports. This is important information to have available. They plan to move forward with this. The goal is to create a more accurate grade report for students.
Jan Bowers, Chair, ADCO:
Dr. Bowers reported that ADCO has not met this summer. The draft agenda for the department chairs' forum was distributed for review and discussion. The chairs' forum will be held on September 9, 2009. It will be a great workshop that will be very active and hands on. If anyone would like to be added to the agenda, please contact Dr. Bowers as soon as possible.
Becky Watson, Director, Public Relations and Marketing:
Dr. Watson distributed samples of the new campus signage. An updated schematic of the new park was shared with the group as well. The fall 2009 admissions application packets are going to print today. It is a very new design.
Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs:
Dr. Quirk reported that Academic Affairs is gearing up for Fall Faculty Day on September 22. The theme is "scholarship." He is very excited about the agenda. New Faculty Orientation is September 18. We will have 80 new faculty on campus this year.
Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs:
Mr. Corona reported that all is well this summer. The construction is going well. Nicholson Pavilion is almost finished. The new score boards have been installed at the football stadium. Yearend close went well. Facilities is looking at adjusting the heat down two degrees in the winter to save money.
Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management:
Mr. Champagne reported for Dr. Tullos. He distributed the latest enrollment numbers for review and discussion. SAEM staff continue to follow up on a group of students who have been admitted but have not enrolled or paid their deposits. These students are being contacted personally.
Vice President for University Relations:
Dr. Hall reported that the latest edition of the foundation newsletter, Rapport, is out. Alumni Relations hosted a wine tour in the Yakima Valley on August 2. The group was able to sample the new Wildcat Reserve at Gamache Vintners. The Alumni Board Retreat is this weekend at Ocean Shores. There are two audits currently being conducted in the foundation.
Chief Planning Officer:
Dr. Street reported that she has been working with Bill Vertrees on the federal transportation bill. It states that we can apply for federal funding for crosswalks and a new transit system. We continue to work with our federal legislative consultants on bio waste issues. The Federal Higher Education Act recently passed. Rural universities might get some money back. The emergency planning committee has been meeting and will be proposing some new procedures soon.
No old business.