President's Advisory Council - February 20, 2008

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

Present: Jerilyn McIntyre, Anne Denman, Rich Corona, Charlotte Tullos, Paul Baker, Libby Street, Marji Morgan, Kathleen Barlow, Shelly Johnson, Emily Washines, Katie Underwood, Judy Miller, Jeff Snedeker

Guests: Carmen Rahm, Steve Rittereiser

  1. Action Items

    1. Approval of PAC Minutes from 2.6.08
      Motion to approve the PAC minutes from 2.6.08 with one revision to Dr. McIntyre's report by Mr. Corona. Seconded by Dr. Morgan. No further discussion. Motion carried.

    Dr. McIntyre once again thanked Anne Denman for serving as the Interim Provost. Today really is her last PAC meeting.

  2. For the Good of the Order

    Judy Miller, Board Secretary:

    Ms. Miller reported that agenda items for the March Board of Trustees meeting are due tomorrow and backup is due Friday.

    Marji Morgan, Dean, College of Arts & Humanities:

    Dr. Morgan reported that the deans continue to work with ADCO on workload forms and activity reports. All of the colleges will be reviewing promotion files for the next couple of months. The deans had a conversation yesterday to discuss how to support faculty who are interested in developing on line courses. Dr. Cornel West speaks tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the SURC Ballroom.

    Emily Washines, Chair, Diversity Council:

    Ms. Washines reported that Cory Gann attended the "Undoing Racism" event at Edmonds Community College. He reported that the lecture was excellent, so the Diversity Council hopes to bring the lecture to CWU some time next year.

    Katie Underwood, ASCWU BOD President:

    Ms. Underwood reported that the BOD held an elections commission meeting yesterday and the packet was approved. Students interested in running for office can start filing next week. The deadline is April 2. Student Appreciation Week is May 19-23, so the BOD is working on events for the week. Ms. Underwood announced that she will be attending the University of Arizona next year. She is very excited to continue as a "Wildcat".

    Jeff Snedeker, Chair, Faculty Senate:

    Dr. Snedeker reported that the Non-Tenure Track Faculty Forum was held last week. It was very productive and well attended. A summary of the meeting will be distributed to campus-wide soon.

    Kathleen Barlow, Chair, ADCO:

    Dr. Barlow reported that the next ADCO meeting is Monday, February 25. The Provost recently met with a group of chairs and it was a very productive meeting.

    Shelly Johnson, Director, Budget Planning:

    Ms. Johnson reported that the Budget Office continues to be busy working on accreditation issues and fiscal notes on a daily basis. They are still pursuing leads to upgrade the position control system. Shirley Sadler will begin working with Phil Backlund on the accreditation process soon.

    Carmen Rahm, AVP for Information Technology Services:

    Mr. Rahm reported that ITS has researched the issue of CWU email being marked as spam. They have found the problem and are currently working on it. Please let ITS know if you have any other email issues. The Barge Hall rewiring up-grade begins next week. Mr. Rahm reminded the group about the campus-wide outage on April 5.

    Steve Rittereiser, AVP for Business Auxiliaries & Public Safety:

    Mr. Rittereiser joined the group to give an update on emergency management. The Emergency Management Task Force made 18 recommendations in their annual report and, as of this date, 16 of the 18 recommendations have been completed. An Emergency Management Coordinator has been hired and will begin March 1. Mr. Rittereiser added that CWU&s response to emergency management has led to other important developments. We have developed a plan to improve our emergency alert notifications system. This includes new technology that will provide immediate emergency messaging in multiple formats. We are also awaiting legislative approval of an emergency preparedness supplemental funding package that includes improved technology, hardware, police capabilities and programs to increase awareness and response to "red flag" behavior. Priorities have been established for using these funds. Mr. Rittereiser reassured folks that the university police, as well as city, county, and state officials assess local response capabilities and strategies to avert tragedies on a regular basis.

  3. Executive Reports

    Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs:

    Dr. Denman reported that she is finishing up projects prior to her last day. She plans to have a summary of issues for the new provost to follow up on. Dr. Snedeker asked if the new Provost would be handling the updates to Part 5 (Academic Policies) of the policies manual? That section of the policies manual has several updates that need to be incorporated into the on line version. Dr. Denman will follow up with Carol Faltus and Janet Shields to see where we are in this process and what Academic Affairs Council has approved.

    Vice President for Business & Financial Affairs:

    Mr. Corona reported that there are a couple of public meetings coming up in next couple of weeks regarding the Student Village South project and the deconstruction of the high rises. Notices will be in the Daily Record. It's possible that the supplemental budget may be announced by the legislature later today.

    Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management:

    Dr. Tullos reported that enrollment for fall 2008 continues to be up for freshmen. Transfer admissions is even at this point. The Admissions Open House is Saturday, April 12. The recent Majors Fair was very successful. Approximately 500 students attended. A Fine Arts Career Fair is coming up soon.

    Vice President for University Relations:

    Dr. Baker reported that he is working on closing the major gifts for the campaign and compiling data for the Board of Trustees meeting in March.

    Chief Planning Officer:

    Dr. Street reported that she, Shelly Johnson, and Carmen Rahm attended the HECB Capacity Study meeting last week. We are still waiting on a decision from the PESB. CWU's wine earmark is a go. Our federal legislators are getting ready to submit next year's proposal on bio-waste research and development.


    Dr. McIntyre announced that Wayne Quirk will be on board as Provost on February 25, 2008. Next year's line up for the Performing Arts and Presidential Speaker Series (PAPSS) will be announced in April. A student group will perform at the March Board of Trustees meeting and the History Book Project will be one of the celebrations.

  4. Information Items

    1. Items for the University Bulletin, President's Report, Central Connections, and other communications
      1. Sarah Britto, Professor of Law and Justice, book award - University Bulletin
      2. History Book availability - University Bulletin
      3. Wine Earmark
      4. New TV show on Channel 15 called Arts and Humanities are Central
  5. Old Business

    No old business.

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