Present: Jerilyn McIntyre, Dave Soltz, Rich Corona, Charlotte Tullos, Paul Baker, Libby Street, Rebecca Bowers, Jeffrey Dippmann, Dave Heath, Becky Watson, Leslie Webb, Judy Miller, Mark Lundgren, Jadon Berry
Guests: Steve Rittereiser, Nancy Howard, Melody Madlem, Carmen Rahm, Sherer Holter
Chief Rittereiser began by giving some background on emergency preparedness. He added that as CWU's chief of police, incident management coordinator, and emergency commander, he feels pretty comfortable with CWU's emergency plan. However, when there is an emergency, it's always good to re-evaluate your plan. CWU has had a plan since 1999. It was updated in 2001 and again in 2006. The plan is on-line at http://www.cwu.edu/police. It's an all-hazards response. It doesn't matter what kind of incident occurs. Our plan is designed to handle all types of situations. The plan is flexible. On the national scene, emergency plans are more preventative and anticipatory. We are trying to move CWU's plan in this direction. Law enforcement is striving for communication redundancy. At Dr. McIntyre's request, the emergency management task force is being reestablished. The technology piece is the main area that will be reviewed by the group. The task force will also look at our emergency response plan. The task force will be getting together soon.
Judy Miller, Board Secretary:
Ms. Miller distributed the Special Faculty resolution (Part 126.96.36.199 of the CWU Policies Manual) for review and discussion. She added that the changes are basically editorial due to the fact that the Faculty Code of Personnel no longer exists. Dr. Street moved to approve the policy with one minor editorial revision. Seconded by Mr. Corona. No further discussion. Motion carried. Human Resources recently revised the Family and Medical Leave Act Policy. It is being distributed today for a first review. Ms. Holter described the proposed adjustments. Dr. Bowers moved to add domestic partner to the stringer of people listed in section 2-188.8.131.52. Seconded by Mr. Berry. No further discussion. Motion carried. This item will come back to PAC on May 16 for final approval. The Board of Trustees meeting is this Friday, May 4.
Jeffrey Dippmann, Chair, Faculty Senate:
Dr. Dippmann reported that the assessment of academic administrators is complete. He hopes to have feedback compiled by next week. In the interest of shared governance, the senate executive committee has charged the evaluation and assessment committees to propose an annual evaluation of the Faculty Senate. Dr. Dippmann and other executive committee members will give a presentation to the Board of Trustees on Friday at 8:30 a.m. CWU's Distinguished Professors will be announced at the Board of Trustees meeting Friday afternoon.
Rebecca Bowers, Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies:
Dr. Bowers reported that the deans will meet with Rod Younker next week to discuss bargaining issues. The NCATE reviewers arrive Friday, May 4 and will be here through Wednesday, May 9. They feel very good about the upcoming review. For more information about the visit, check out the CEPS web page. The entire exhibit and report can be found there.
Dave Heath, Interim Chair, Employee Council:
Mr. Heath reported that Kevin Higgins, Captain/Operations Commander, Public Safety and Police Services, will report on parking issues at the next employee council meeting.
Becky Watson, Director, Public Relations and Marketing:
Dr. Watson reported that she will participate in a tabletop exercise with the Kittitas County Public Health group next week. A representative from Public Safety and Police Services will attend as well. Highline Community College conducted a forum on emergency preparedness. Dr. Watson attended the forum. She added that Highline is basically in the beginning stages of their planning. They are hiring a consultant to review their procedures and hope to have a full plan in place by the end of the summer. Public Relations and Marketing is currently negotiating with Special Olympics on the possibility of holding a basketball jamboree January 13, 2008 in Nicholson Pavilion. They will be coordinating with departments on campus and the community on this event.
Kim Dawson, Administrative Operations Coordinator:
Sherer Holter, AVP for Human Resources:
Ms. Holter reported that the training curriculum is out and posted on the Human Resources web site. The 2006 CUPA information is located there as well.
Mark Lundgren, Director, Institutional Research:
Jadon Berry, ASCWU BOD President:
Mr. Berry reported that ASCWU BOD elections are Thursday, May 3. The spring quarter Fireside Chat is Monday, May 14 @ 8:00 p.m. in the SURC Pit. There are 10 finalists for the Student Commencement Speaker. The committee will hear the proposed speeches next week. A one-year anniversary event was held for the Student Union and Recreation Center Building last week. Interviews are underway for the student Board of Trustees position.
Melody Madlem, Chair Elect, Faculty Senate:
Carmen Rahm, AVP for Information Technology Services:
Mr. Rahm reported that the HR/SAEM upgrade is on track and on budget. ITS staff will be on call all weekend to support the NCATE accreditation review. The Technology Fee Committee met Monday night will be distributing $50-75K in technology grants.
No old business.