Present: Jerilyn McIntyre, Dave Soltz, Rich Corona, Keith Champagne, Julie Cloninger, Rebecca Bowers, Jeffrey Dippmann, Karen Blair, Dave Heath, Jadon Berry, Judy Miller, Mark Lundgren
Guests: Sherer Holter, Michael Horne, Melody Madlem, Carmen Rahm, Angela Beaudry, Nancy Howard, Staci Sleigh-Layman, Chelsea Krotzer, Katie Underwood.
Jadon Berry, ASCWU BOD President:
Mr. Berry reported that the student commencement speakers and alternates have been selected. Those names will be announced soon. The ASCWU BOD elections went well. Katie Underwood will be next year's president. The Harlem Gospel Choir was here during Family Weekend. It was a great event. Mr. Berry thanked everyone for attending the final Fireside Chat of the year.
Judy Miller, Board Secretary:
Ms. Miller distributed the Family and Medical Leave Act Policy (Part 2-2.53) with the suggested changes from last time incorporated into the document. The policy was approved at the last meeting with the expectation that these items would be added. The group had no objections. This policy will now be updated on line. The CWU Naming Policy (Part 2-2.24) was also distributed for review and discussion. Ms. Miller explained that a section was added to policy regarding building plaque names. The group offered suggestions. Any other feedback should be sent to Ms. Miller as soon as possible. The policy will come back to PAC on June 6 for final approval. Board of Trustees agenda items are due to Ms. Miller next week. The board meeting is June 8.
Kim Dawson, Administrative Operations Coordinator:
Karen Blair, Chair, ADCO:
Dr. Blair reported that the department chairs are working with the graduate council on graduate thesis issues. They've also been invited by the Provost to offer suggestions to reduce and expedite paperwork flow. Other than that, they are winding down because their group does not meet during the summer.
Jeffrey Dippmann, Chair, Faculty Senate:
Dr. Dippmann reported that the faculty senate panel on safety and preparedness in the classroom went very well. The forum was videotaped and will be in available for check out in the Library. The senate executive committee presented at the board meeting and it went very well. Faculty assessment of administrators is complete. The executive committee will be reviewing the comments today. The senate evaluation and assessment committee is currently compiling a morale survey. The executive committee is looking at restructuring in order to get a broader group.
Dave Heath, Interim Chair, Employee Council:
Mr. Heath reported that the annual Employee Appreciation Awards are on Tuesday, May 22.
Becky Watson, Director, Public Relations and Marketing:
Dr. Watson reported that she recently participated in a tabletop exercise with the Kittitas County Public Health Committee. The scenario revolved around a double disaster. The group discovered that they have come a long way since the first exercise a year ago. Distinctive Destinations occurred downtown last weekend. It was very well attended. The emergency preparedness task force meets today. They will be focusing on communications.
Rebecca Bowers, Dean, College of Educational and Professional Studies:
Dr. Bowers reported that the deans and the provost met with Rod Younker to discuss faculty collective bargaining issues. She added that she will be meeting with Cindy Morana from the Council of Presidents' Office in July to discuss how to incorporate Washington Learns into our curriculum
Mark Lundgren, Director, Institutional Research:
Mr. Lundgren reported that he, Dr. Street, and Ms. Johnson recently had a conference call with representatives from the other universities and HECB staff regarding developing benchmarks. The HECB wants the comprehensives to come up with a coordinated list of global challenge peers.
Carmen Rahm, AVP for Information Technology Services:
Mr. Rahm distributed information regarding the launch of a new Desktop Asset Management System. This system will not only allow ITS to track all computers and software on campus, but it will allow them to provide more proactive service to customers, more accurately track software license compliance, identify computers requiring upgrades and replacements, assist customers with asset inventories, and much more. ITS will hold several open forums to notify the university community of this program.
Sherer Holter, AVP for Human Resources:
The HR/SAEM upgrade is going well. Staff in many departments have worked very hard on this process. Letters will be going out soon to employees receiving salary increases. The annual Employee Appreciation Awards is Tuesday, May 22 at 1:30 in the Student Union Ballroom.
No old business.