President's Advisory Council - December 3, 2008

8:30-10:30 a.m.
Barge 412

Present: Jerilyn McIntyre, Wayne Quirk, Rich Corona, Charlotte Tullos, Libby Street, Jen Gray, Bill Vertrees, Shelly Johnson, Elaine Ames, Judy Miller, Mathew Manweller, Becky Watson, Staci Sleigh-Layman, Marji Morgan, Pedro Navarrete, Emily Washines

Guests: Sherer Holter, Carmen Rahm

  1. Action Items

    1. Approval of PAC Minutes from November 19, 2008
      Motion to approve the PAC Minutes from November 19, 2008 as presented by Mr. Corona. Seconded by Dr. Street. No further discussion. Motion carried.
  2. For the Good of the Order

    Shelly Johnson, Director, Budget Planning:
    Ms. Johnson reported that the budget office is busy responding to internal and external data requests and awaiting the release of the Governor's budget.

    Elaine Ames, Chair, Employee Council:
    Ms. Ames reported that a survey about Employee Council is currently being conducted on Survey Monkey. So far, 107 classified staff members have responded. It is proving to be very beneficial because many folks have indicated that they don't know what Employee Council is or what it does.

    Mathew Manweller, Chair, Faculty Senate:
    Dr. Manweller reported that the Senate is finalizing chair election procedures. Those will be voted on at the Senate meeting. They are also working on revising and amending SEOI's and general education requirements. Faculty Senate, United Faculty of Central, and the Provost's Office are hosting a Promotion and Tenure Reception today at 5:30 PM in Barge 412.

    Becky Watson, Director, Public Relations and Marketing:
    Dr. Watson reported that PR & Marketing is working on several media stories. Those include: Central Theatre Ensemble, The President's Office Annual Toy Project, Performing Arts and Presidential Speaker Series, and looking back at Rich Corona's employment at CWU. They are also working on recruitment materials for admissions.

    Staci Sleigh-Layman, Chair, Exempt Employee Association:
    Ms. Sleigh-Layman reported that the EEA Governing Board met Monday. The personal/professional plan to use along with the performance development plan (PDP) was approved.

    Marji Morgan, Dean, College of Arts and Humanities:
    Dr. Morgan reported for Dr. Savoian. The deans are all working on faculty reappointment materials. Faculty Development Day is on Monday and discussions will continue to focus on scholarship.

    Pedro Navarrete, ASCWU BOD President:
    Mr. Navarrete reported that 94% of the university standing committees have student members appointed to them. The Office of Legislative Affairs is working with the Washington Student Lobby regarding the state budget issues. Applications for Student Academic Senate are still being accepted. ASCWU BOD members are continuing their dialogue with USA Today. They have conducted a survey, so the board will make a decision soon regarding whether or not to continue offering USA Today to students. The winter quarter ASCWU BOD public meeting dates are being finalized. Mr. Navarrete thanked cabinet members for holding the last Fireside Chat.

    Carmen Rahm, AVP for Information Technology:
    Mr. Rahm reminded folks of the retirement celebration for Rich and Judi Corona today at 3:00 PM in Sue Lombard.

    Emily Washines, Chair, Diversity Council:
    Ms. Washines reported that the Diversity Council met last week and worked on goal setting. The commissions are working on naming issues with the Samuelson Union Building. The Native American Indian Advisory Council meets on campus tomorrow.

    Sherer Holter, AVP for Human Resources:
    No report.

    Judy Miller, Board Secretary:
    Ms. Miller reminded folks about the Annual Holiday Party on Thursday from 4:00-6:00 and the Board of Trustees meeting on Friday.

  3. Executive Reports

    Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs:
    Dr. Quirk reported that the Promotion and Tenure Reception is today at 5:30 PM in Barge 412. The CWU Research Foundation board met yesterday. The application for federal status has been submitted, but it will take approximately three to four months to receive an acknowledgment.

    Vice President for Business & Financial Affairs:
    Mr. Corona reported that the Dean Hall Dedication is tomorrow at 12:00 PM. He added that it took 10 years to get Dean Hall back on line. The annual notice regarding inclement weather and suspended operations has been distributed. Mr. Corona thanked everyone for support during his tenure at CWU. He added that it's been great working with everyone. Today is his last PAC meeting.

    Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management:
    Dr. Tullos reported that enrollment for winter looks good. Housing numbers for winter look good as well. We will be full! Dr. Tullos thanked Dr. Quirk for adding all of the on line courses for winter quarter. They are really helping the numbers.

    Vice President for University Relations:
    Ms. Gray reported for Dr. Hall. So far, we have raised $675,000 this fiscal year. We are on track to raise about $2M. Alumni and parent calling is currently going on. The endowment spending rate will be discussed at a Foundation meeting later this month.

    Chief Planning Officer:
    Dr. Street reported that the transition team for the new president met yesterday and they are making great progress. They are prioritizing calendar requests, speaking engagements, and travel. They are also scheduling a campus and a community welcome reception for Dr. Gaudino and his wife, Katie. Dr. Street and Mr. Vertrees continue to work on a federal legislative piece, dealing with transportation that will go forward in January.

    Dr. McIntyre thanked everyone for everything. This is also her last PAC and Cabinet meeting in person. She will join on December 17 by phone. She reminded folks to anticipate budget cuts and then plan around that. There is a possibility of mid-year cuts in January, so cabinet members are working on several budget scenarios.

  4. Information Items

    1. Items for the University Bulletin, President's Report, Central connections, and other communications
      1. Mike Reilly finalist for Harlon Hill Trophy.
      2. Joe Powell recipient of an NEA Fellowship for Poetry.
      3. Black Student Union is doing a MLK march on January 15.
  5. Old Business

    No old business.

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