Staff Senate Minutes - January 21, 2003
Employee of the Month: Susan Deiger, Secretary III, Theatre.
Directors -- Livingston, Roggasch, Sheldon
Managerial/Professional -- Bressington, Danube, Kucera
Office -- Clark, Ellingson, Jones
Service -- Lange, Willis, Wilson
Ex Officio: Lakey
- Call to order
- Adoption of Agenda -- Agenda approved.
- Introductions, Correspondence, and Minutes of 12/10/02 -- Minutes approved.
- Unfinished Business
- Budget -- The Legislature has not yet finalized budget cuts for the State. An unofficial amount for UNK cuts is $1.6 million. John Lakey reminded everyone not to believe all you hear from the media. Staff Senate may sponsor a forum as soon as Chancellor Kristensen has information for us.
- Committee & Search Reports
- Election Committee –- No report.
- Employee Recognition Committee -- The reserved parking spot for the Employee of the Month should be ready for February. Peg Nyffeler and Linda Johnson will receive KUDO awards at the Board of Regents meeting.
- Performance Management Committee -- No report.
- Procedures Committee -- No report.
- Professional Development Committee -- The committee is not proceeding at this time with Advanced Connections and Leadership UNK because of budget cuts. Anita Kucera is looking for grants to help fund Leadership UNK. Let's Have Lunch is February 12, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Let's Have Lunch in April, Cabela's.
- Office/Service Dependent Scholarship Committee -- Applications are available starting February 1 in Human Resources. They are due to Financial Aid by March 1.
- Making a Difference Subcommittee -- No report.
- Mentoring Subcommittee -- The Committee has revised the brochure. No funding yet. Committee members (and their departments) decided to split the cost of printing the brochure. Two new members have joined the committee: Brandon Benitz and Bob Crockett. Brandon will be putting the brochure on the website. The Powerpoint presentation is almost ready for mentors. A virtual tour of campus will be on the website soon. Of the 158 people hired in the last two years, 24 or 15% have participated in the Mentoring Program. 62.5% of this group is still employed at UNK. This is a 5% greater retention rate than those that did not participate in Mentoring. It was suggested the committee find out why the other employees have not participated.
- Information Technology Advisory Committee -- No report.
- Strategic Planning –- No report.
- Centennial Committee -- March 26, the 100th anniversary of UNK being established, the Committee will go to the Legislature.
- Parking Committee -- No report.
- North Central Steering Committee -- Working on criteria for the committees.
- New Business
- Publications and Printing Update -- Ann Tillery reported the printshop is operational until July 1, 2003. Publications will remain and their main job will be to coordinate the publications for UNK. Every publication must be signed off through the Publications Office. The Publications Office will out source printing jobs for the University. The Copy Center will be moving from Founders Hall to west campus in the Communications Center building. Electronic submission via Docutech, color copies, and laminating will be available. They will extend the office hours from 7:45a.m. to 5:15p.m. and be open during the lunch hour to accommodate drop off or pick up of copy jobs.
- Campus Climate Survey -- Michelle Roggasch noted this project has been approved by the Chancellor. Members were to let Michelle know by Thursday, January 23 if they were interested in serving on the committee. She will submit names to the Chancellor. Quantitative and qualitative data will be on the new survey. Faculty, staff and students will be surveyed.
- Next meeting February 18, 2003, Room 310, Student Union
- Let's Have Lunch February 12, 2003, Room 312, Student Union-Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
Adjourned at 11:50 a.m.