Present: Jerilyn McIntyre, Dave Soltz, Rich Corona, Charlotte Tullos, Paul Baker, Libby Street, Rebecca Bowers, Jeffrey Dippmann, Karen Blair, Becky Watson, Shelly Johnson, Judy Miller, Jadon Berry
Guests: Sherer Holter
Judy Miller, Board Secretary:
Ms. Miller distributed several policies for review and discussion. The first item discussed was an addition to the non-discrimination policies pertaining students. The ASCWU Board of Directors submitted language to update this policy to clarify that the Departments of Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC) and Military Science (Army ROTC) comply with the Military Code of Conduct, which is sanctioned under federal law, so our university policy does not pertain to them. Dean Bowers distributed the U.S. Army's Code of Conduct for the group to review along with the policy change. It helps clarify why it is important to update this policy. Motion to approve the policy as two paragraphs without footnotes by Mr. Berry. Seconded by Dr. Soltz. No further discussion. Motion carried. The next item discussed was the suspended operations policy. This policy was revisited due to the fact that it was originally approved when Dr. McIntyre was not present. The group wanted to make sure that Dr. McIntyre agreed with the approval. The policy stands as previously approved. The book bundling policy was distributed for final approval. Mr. Corona explained that the Wildcat Shop is currently doing everything listed in this policy. Motion to approve the policy as presented by Dr. Tullos. Seconded by Mr. Berry. No further discussion. Motion carried. Ms. Miller explained that this will now go to the Board of Trustees for final approval. The final policy reviewed by the group was the fine and decorative art policy. Ms. Miller explained that Linda Marra has approved the guidelines. Motion to approve the policy as presented by Dr. Tullos. Seconded by Mr. Corona. No further discussion. Motion carried.
Shelly Johnson, Director of Budget Planning:
Ms. Johnson reported that the Budget Office is working on many fiscal notes and interviewing for the fiscal technician position in their area.
Jeffrey Dippmann, Chair, Faculty Senate:
Dr. Dippmann reported that the Board of Trustees approved the academic code at the December 8 board meeting. The section on department chairs was not approved. Consequently, the selection and evaluation of department chairs will follow the most recent past practice. The senate executive committee met with the Board of Trustees during lunch at their last meeting. It was a very useful meeting. The trustees asked the senate to present at the May meeting, so they are preparing for that. University standing committees and senate committees are almost entirely filled. The senate meets today. They are actively seeking volunteers for an ad hoc program review committee.
Rebecca Bowers, Dean, College of Education & Professional Studies:
Dr. Bowers reported that the assessment instrument for department chairs will be distributed to the Provost soon. Progress towards the College of Business AACSB accreditation is going well. NCATE accreditation looks good. The site visit is scheduled for May 5-9, 2007.
Becky Watson, Director, Public Relations & Marketing:
Dr. Watson reported that she is serving on an Ellensburg Community Health committee. They should have a communication plan available by June. The 2005 President’s Report received a CASE Bronze award. This is the first time in four years that we have received an award of this type.
Jadon Berry, ASCWU BOD President:
Mr. Berry reported that the Board of Directors are going on a retreat this weekend. They will be working on changes to their bylaws. Students are well represented in Olympia. Members of the BOD have been testifying regularly regarding our tuition waivers. The S&A committee is well underway and things are going well. CWU's Black Student Union will pay tribute to Harlem's legendary Apollo theatre by having "Showtime at the McConnell," on Friday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. in McConnell Auditorium. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Central Transit is working very well. Stops are down to 15 minutes and two buses are now running during the lunch hour. The next Fireside Chat is Monday, February 12 at 8:00 p.m. in the SURC Pit. The ASCWU BOD is hosting a Basket Auction for the Stevenson Quintuplets on March 1, 2007 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Student Union & Recreation Center Ballroom. This basket auction will benefit the Stevenson Scholarship fund for the five future wildcats.
Karen Blair, Chair, ADCO:
Dr. Blair reported that ADCO did not meet this month because of several deadlines that came up the end of January and beginning of February. Dr. McIntyre asked that the provost and the deans work with department chairs on revising some of these deadlines that occur all at once. Dr. Blair added that there are many searches underway in several departments.
Sherer Holter, AVP for Human Resources:
Ms. Holter reported that the PeopleSoft upgrades are still on track. There will be an email distributed soon asking for feedback on training needs. The Human Resources Customer Service Survey is on line for review.
No old business.