President's Advisory Council - October 15, 2008

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

Present: Jerilyn McIntyre, Rich Corona, Charlotte Tullos, Ellen Hall, Libby Street, Tracy Pellett, Jan Bowers, Roy Savoian, Becky Watson, Mathew Manweller, Elaine Ames, Staci Sleigh-Layman, Shelly Johnson, Judy Miller, Pedro Navarrete

Guests: Sherer Holter, Jim Armstrong

  1. Action Items

    1. Approval of PAC Minutes from October 1, 2008
      Motion to approve the PAC Minutes from October 1, 2008 as presented by Mr. Corona. Seconded by Dr. Bowers. No further discussion. Motion carried.
    2. Approval of Part 2-2.21 Key Policy
      Ms. Miller explained that PAC members reviewed this policy at the last meeting. No revisions were made to the document since that day. Motion to approve Key Policy as presented by Dr. Street. Seconded by Dr. Hall. No further discussion. Motion carried.
  2. For the Good of the Order

    Mathew Manweller, Chair, Faculty Senate:
    Dr. Manweller reported that the first Faculty Senate meeting was last week, and it went well. The group received updates from Dr. Kim Bartel on the Grade Inflation Report, Dr. Patsy Callaghan on the revision of the General Education Curriculum, and Dr. Jeff Snedeker on the Presidential Search. The Senate also heard a first reading of policy that will return election of department chairs back to the Academic Code and eliminate contradictory language that currently exists regarding chair election procedures.

    Shelly Johnson, Director, Budget Planning:
    Ms. Johnson reported that the supplemental budget is due this Friday. The budget office continues to respond to questions regarding our capital budget request. Initial allocations will be posted soon.

    Staci Sleigh-Layman, Chair, Exempt Employee Association:
    Ms. Sleigh-Layman reported that the lecture by Dolores Huerta last night was fabulous. The EEA Governing Board met recently and heard input from about 40 exempt employees on the selection of a salary compensation tool. Exempt employees were surveyed and were asked to vote on the compensation tool. The Governing Board will meet Monday at a special meeting to decide on a recommendation to bring forward to the President. Sherer Holter will present the recommendation to Cabinet members on November 5.

    Pedro Navarrete, ASCWU BOD President:
    Mr. Navarrete reported that the BOD members met with the accreditation team on Monday. It was a good meeting, and they had good conversations. The students are getting ready for Homecoming. Wellington's Wildfire is organized, and the group is now trying to put together a tailgate party prior to the Homecoming game. The ASCWU BOD Website is being updated. The board members recently met with US Bank officials regarding a possible connection card project. Conversations will continue.

    Elaine Ames, Chair, Employee Council:
    Chris Autry was selected as the September 2008 Employee of the Month. New employee council delegates and alternates are currently being recruited. The next Employee Council meeting is Tuesday. The group will host a reception for members going off the council and to welcome new members.

    Becky Watson, Director, Public Relations and Marketing:
    Dr. Watson reported that the Crossroads and Connections Art Exhibition publication is going to press tomorrow. It should be ready by Thanksgiving.

    Roy Savoian, Dean, College of Business:
    Dr. Savoian reported that the Faculty Senate, the United Faculty of Central, and the Office of the Provost will host a Faculty Tenure/Promotion Reception on December 3, 2008 from 5:30-7:30 PM in Barge 412. Assessment reports for Academic Affairs are progressing and moving toward final stages. Sabbatical leave applications have been submitted. A draft revision of election and removal of department chairs is currently being discussed in Academic Affairs.

    Judy Miller, Board Secretary:
    No report.

    Jan Bowers, Chair, ADCO:
    Dr. Bowers reported that ADCO has had two meetings. The group has formed three committees for the year: Chair load and chair evaluation, searches, and work plans and activities report.

  3. Executive Reports

    Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs:
    Dr. Pellett reported for Dr. Quirk. He gave a summary on Student Learning Academic Assessment. The first annual CWU Academic Assessment Report provides a transparent look at a variety of ways in which the university measured itself academically in relation to its institutional mission, goals, and academic strategic objectives for the 2007-2008 academic year. Assessment and student learning at CWU can be framed around three questions:

    1. What evidence is there that students achieve stated learning outcomes?
    2. In what ways is student learning evidence used?
    3. How is assessment of student learning efforts evaluated and/or improved?

    This information is gathered from basic sources: general education, program-related, and other institutional level data (surveys). These data sources form the basis for decision-making and continuous improvement efforts related to student learning.

    Vice President for Business & Financial Affairs:
    Mr. Corona reported that all construction projects are going well. He congratulated everyone on Battle in Seattle preparations. It was a great evening.

    Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management:
    Dr. Tullos reported on the top 10 major interests for freshmen and transfers. As we plan for the future, we need to take this information into account. There are some great homecoming events planned. The highlight this year is something called "Wildcat Alley" that starts at 11:00 AM. Approximately 27 vendors will participate. Businesses will provide information, there will be giveaways, and there will be many activities for students and families. The Fall Admissions Open House is the same day. It will start at 10:00 AM in McConnell. Prospective students and parents will be given tickets to attend the football game as well. Housing has done a great job getting students into the dorms this fall.

    Vice President for University Relations:
    Dr. Hall reported that Brian Jacobson, the new COTS development officer started on Monday. The final editing of the next edition of Central Connections is occurring now. University Relations staff will have a retreat at Wild Horse Wind Farm on October 28. The staff have planned the retreat and chose the topics. It will be an intra-division communication sharing session.

    Chief Planning Officer:
    Dr. Street reported that the writing of the Washington Quality Award continues. NCHEMS has been hired to review the performance agreements and they have been very favorable to CWU. Dr. Street thanked everyone for assistance on drafting CWU's performance agreement. The NWCCU Mock Accreditation Review was completed yesterday.

    Dr. McIntyre reported that enrollment planning was a success this fall, but we need to continue with goals for winter and spring. Reports from OFM explain that state agencies will need to continue their freezes on hiring, travel, and personal service contracts. Dr. McIntyre has asked the vice presidents to report on their division savings on a monthly basis. Dr. McIntyre also commended everyone on the Battle in Seattle. It was well organized.

  4. Information Items

    1. Items for the University Bulletin, President's Report, Central Connections, and other communications
      2008 Distinguished Alumni, Special Achievement & Excellence in Teaching Awards
  5. Old Business

    No old business.

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