President's Advisory Council - January 2, 2008

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

Present: Rich Corona, Anne Denman, Charlotte Tullos, Paul Baker, Libby Street, Marji Morgan, Kathleen Barlow, Jeff Snedeker, Becky Watson, Shelly Johnson, Staci Sleigh-Layman, Judy Miller, Emily Washines, Katie Underwood

Guests: Sherer Holter, Carmen Rahm, Dave Heath

Mr. Corona welcomed Dr. Anne Denman

  1. Action Items

    1. Approval of PAC Minutes from 12.5.07
      Motion to approve the PAC minutes from 12.5.07 as presented by Dr. Baker. Seconded by Dean Morgan. No further discussion. Motion carried.
    2. Approval of changes to the Academic Assessment Committee
      Ms. Dawson explained that this committee was approved at the December 5 PAC meeting. However, another committee membership was added, so Dr. Soltz asked that this be approved for a second time today. Motion to approve the changes to the Academic Assessment Committee as presented by Dr. Street. Seconded by Dr. Tullos. No further discussion. Motion carried.
  2. For the Good of the Order

    Marji Morgan, Dean, College of Arts and Humanities:

    No report.

    Kim Dawson, Administrative Operations Coordinator:

    No report.

    Katie Underwood, ASCWU BOD President:

    No report.

    Becky Watson, Director, Public Relations and Marketing:

    Dr. Watson reported that the Economic Impact Study insert was in the Daily Record on Saturday, December 8. Copies of the insert are available in the President´s Office or in Public Relations and Marketing.

    Staci Sleigh-Layman, Chair, Exempt Employee Association:

    Ms. Sleigh-Layman reported that she worked with Bob Trumpy on the email that was distributed regarding the holiday blues. This notification will be distributed yearly and Ms. Sleigh-Layman will be responsible for sending it out.

    Emily Washines, Chair, Diversity Council:

    Ms. Washines reported that the Diversity Council met December 14. Cory Gann, Professor at CWU-Des Moines, will be sponsored by the Department of Education to attend the "Undoing Racism" event at Edmonds Community College.

    Jeff Snedeker, Chair, Faculty Senate:

    No report.

    Kathleen Barlow, Chair, Academic Department Chairs Organization (ADCO):

    Dr. Barlow reported that the first ADCO meeting is on Monday, January 7. She added that she is in transition mode, since Martha Kurtz stepped down due to her new appointment as Interim Dean of the College of the Sciences.

    Shelly Johnson, Director, Budget Planning:

    Ms. Johnson reported that the Budget Office is relatively quiet this week. Things will pick up soon with the beginning of the legislative session.

    Judy Miller, Board Secretary:

    Ms. Miller distributed three policy items for review and discussion. The first item discussed was Part 2-2.48 - Faculty/Exempt Staff Retention Policy. Ms. Miller added that after a discussion with Dr. Quirk, it is being suggested that any reference to faculty retention be deleted because faculty are covered under the CBA. Dr. Street stated that recruitment and retention money for faculty and staff is requested simultaneously so we need to have a generic policy statement that covers both areas. The policy will go to the Exempt Employee Association for review and will come back for another review.

    The second item discussed was Part 2-2.55 - Recruitment and Hiring Policy. The group agreed that this policy needed additional work. It will come back for another review soon. The third item discussed was Part 2-2.67 - Uniformed Service Shared Leave Pool Policy. The group reviewed this document December 5, 2007 and did not have any revisions. Ms. Miller moved to approve this policy as presented. Seconded by Dr. Street. No further discussion. Motion carried.

    Carmen Rahm, AVP for Information Technology Services:

    Mr. Rahm reported that several network changes occurred over the break. On April 5 and 12 there will be a major outage of the data center. Computers will probably be down 4-6 hours both days. ITS hired a west side technician, Andrew Jackson, who will be responsible for technical support at the university centers and the Council of Presidents' Office. The network upgrade in Barge will begin spring break.

    Sherer Holter, AVP for Human Resources:

    No report.

    Dave Heath, Chair, Employee Council:

    Mr. Heath reported that Employee Council is moving forward with having the Employee of the Month nomination forms available on line.

  3. Executive Reports

    Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs:

    Dr. Denman reminded the group that the PESB hearing is January 22. The work group has been working very diligently on preparing for the hearing. Dennis Defa has accepted the position of AVP for Faculty Relations.

    Vice President for Business & Financial Affairs:

    Mr. Corona reported that BFA is gearing up for the legislative session. He continues to work with OFM on funding for the deconstruction of Courson and Muzzall Halls. Disassembly of the buildings will begin during the spring and they hope to be completed with the project by the summer. There is a communication timeline in place for this project. The new residence hall is still on schedule to be completed by September of 2009. CWU received an excellent bond rating from the Moody´s Bond Rating Service who visited here last October.

    Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management:

    Dr. Tullos reported that the residence halls opened on Monday. Student Affairs and Enrollment Management staff worked diligently on Monday to assist students who had been suspended or who are on academic probation. Students on academic probation will be required to attend the academic recovery program.

    Vice President for University Relations:

    Dr. Baker reported that the Westside commencement speaker has been confirmed. Bill Grinstein, Chair of the Higher Education Coordinating Board will be the speaker. The Alumni membership drive has gone really well. They have exceeded 1900 in membership. The Transforming Lives Campaign is still on target to exceed the goal.

    Chief Planning Officer:

    Dr. Street reported that the work group is finishing up details for the PESB hearing on January 22. The History Book is at the printer and is due out sometime this month. Joseph Esherick is the next Presidential Speaker event. He will be here on January 10. Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas will be here January 31. Dr. Snedeker added that they will conduct master's classes on January 30.


    No report. Dr. McIntyre is returning from her holiday break today. She will be in the office tomorrow.

  4. Information Items

    1. Items for the University Bulletin, President's Report, Central Connections, and other communications
      No information items.
  5. Old Business

    No old business.

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