President's Advisory Council - October 7, 2009

Barge Hall - 412
8:30 AM

Present: Jim Gaudino, Wayne Quirk, Charlotte Tullos, Libby Street, Sherer Holter, Keith James, Jim Schwing, Angie Wedekind, Kirk Eslinger, Marji Morgan, Bill Yarwood, Jen Gray, Staci Sleigh-Layman, Becky Watson, Judy Miller, Loran Cutsinger, Roger Fouts, Connie Lambert, Phil Tolin, Bob Hickey, Pat Devlin

  1. Action Items

    1. Approval of PAC Minutes from September 2, 2009
      Motion to approve the PAC Minutes from September 2, 2009 by Dr. Tullos. Seconded by Dr. Street. No further discussion. Motion carried.
  2. Information Items:

    The agenda and back up will soon be located (here).

    1. CWU Policies Manual - Part 3/Administrative Offices - Libby Street (8:35-8:45)
      Dr. Street explained that this section of the Policies Manual is being distributed to the group as information only. This is part of the project for updating the CWU Policies Manual for NWCCU Accreditation.
    2. Changes to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action WAC - Staci Sleigh-Layman (8:45-9:00)
      Staci Sleigh-Layman gave some background on the current WAC. She is suggesting we repeal everything that is currently out there and make a more general statement. Now that the public is more educated with regard to affirmative action laws, it's not necessary to have this level of explanation in the WAC. She added that there isn't anything in the repealed WAC's that isn't already stated in university policy. In addition, she, Libby Street, and Sherer Holter are reviewing our search and hiring procedures. Discussions will continue on this proposed policy and it will be on the PAC agenda in November.
    3. H1N1 Follow-up - Charlotte Tullos (9:00-9:15)
      Dr. Tullos reported that she receives daily reports from the Health Center. We currently have 150 cases of flu-like systems, but only two that tested positive for H1N1. Our Health Center professionals have given over 600 flu shots. The H1N1 nasal doses will hopefully be available next week. This is the first wave, and we should expect another wave between December and February. Some additional staff have been added at the Health Center to help with these expected waves. In addition, the Health Center is distributing packets of medicine that includes: Tylenol, cough drops, thermometers, etc. They are trying really hard to meet the needs of everyone in a timely manner. The current concerns that staff in SAEM are having is that they are hoping that students are getting excused from classes for their illnesses. The H1N1 group meets every two weeks. They review all areas and what other schools are doing and see what's worked and what needs to be improved.
    4. Budget Update & Summary of Senate Higher Ed & Workforce Development Committee Meeting - Dr. Gaudino (9:15-10:00)
      Dr. Gaudino gave an update on recent meetings he's attended. All six of the public universities presented to the Senate Higher Education & Workforce Development Committee. Most of the universities did the same thing with their budgets, which included: release of reserves, salary savings, hiring freezes, etc. All freshmen classes are up except Western's. One time processes are essentially done, so now we need to look forward at how we're going to handle the budget in the next few years. Cabinet has already started looking at how we can become more efficient with less dollars. They are looking at many strategies that include entrepreneurial projects, changing the way we do business, and becoming tighter. The question we need to focus on is: How do we deliver high quality education and access to students with a continued decrease in state subsidy?
    5. PAC dates for the year: / Agenda Set by:
      1. November 4, 2009 / October 21, 2009
      2. December 2, 2009 / November 18, 2009
      3. January 6, 2010 / December 23, 2009
      4. February 3, 2010 / January 20, 2010
      5. March 3, 2010 / February 17, 2010
      6. April 7, 2010 / March 24, 2010
      7. May 5, 2010 / April 21, 2010
      8. June 2, 2010 / May 19, 2010
  3. Future Agenda Items:

    1. University Event Policy - Part 2-2.77
    2. University Speakers - Part 2-2.36
    3. Honorary Degree Policy - Part 2-20-060

    Dr. Gaudino reported that the County IPZ was approved. This is potentially a very big deal and very exciting for CWU and the surrounding community.

Other Announcements:

  • Bill Cosby is almost sold out.
  • Women's Suffrage Event this Friday.
  • Museum of Environment opened a week ago and it's quite remarkable.
  • Imani Winds is Sunday, October 11.

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