Staff Senate Minutes - April 19 , 2005
10:30 a.m., Nebraskan Student Union – Room 310
Employee of the Month: Corliss Sullwold, Assistant Director of International Education/Student Advisor
Department of the Month - Center for Academic Success (Presentation of the award box was made to department members on April 6, 2005 in the Student Affairs Building)
Administrative: Audrey Kauders, Debbie Schroeder
Managerial/Professional: Brandon Benitz, Cheryl Bressington, Dusty Newton, Mark Morehouse
Service: Bruce Uden, Aaron Asay, Susan Frerichs, John Rinaker
Office: Linda Clark, Joni Weed, Dixie Larson
Ex-Officio: John Lakey
Administrative: Kathy Livingston
Office: Jan Beerbohm
I. Call to order – President, Linda Clark welcomed new members that were present.
II. Adoption of Agenda with changes: Unfinished Business - Staff Senate Foundation Account and announcement regarding SAFE Awards; and move election process after Correspondence due to prior commitment. Bressington/Uden
III. Minutes of March 15, 2005 meeting - approved: Benitz/Asay
IV. Financial Report – Kauders reported a balance of $1031.39 in the two accounts. Weed/Newton
V. Correspondence – - None
VI. V. Election of New Officers - President - Dusty Newton, Vice-President - Brandon Benitz, Secretary - Joni Weed, Treasurer - Audrey Kauders. Joni Weed and Audrey Kauders will serve on the Professional Conduct Committee.
VII. Unfinished Business
A. Staff Senate Survey - Since a new Staff Senate Survey has not yet been drafted, Clark tabled the survey.
B. Brochure for Staff Senate - Clark presented a draft brochure to President-elect Newton for updating and printing.
C. Permanent Display of the SAFE Awards - Lakey announced that VC Haack had approved a permanent display of SAFE Award winners.
D. Staff Senate Foundation Account - Benitz reported that the account has been activated. Anyone wishing to contribute to the account may contact Lucas Dart at the Foundation Office.
VIII. Committe Reports
A. Election – Larson distributed election statistics and reported that participation was down about one-half percent from the previous year. Office and Managerial/Professional participation had increased while both service and administrative participation had decreased from the previous year. Uden suggested that there still seems to be a lack of information for service employees regarding serving on Staff Senate.
B. Employee Recognition Committee – Weed announced that the current co-chairs of the committee were stepping down and that the committee will be co-chaired by Mark Morehouse and Paula Rivera-Shah during the coming year.
C. Performance Management Committee – No Report
D. Procedures Committee –No Report
E. Professional Development Committee – No Report
F. Office/Service Dependent Scholarship Committee – No Report
G. Making a Difference Subcommittee – No Report
H. Mentoring Subcommittee – Benitz stated that there had been good response to the Administrative Professional Day promotion with over 85 cups sold to date. The Committee meets Thursday to complete the orders.
I. Information Technology Advisory Committee – Schroeder reported that the committee is reviewing proposals for additional projects to be supported by student technology fees. These proposals will be sent to the Chancellor for approval in the near future.
J. Strategic Planning Committee – Schroeder encouraged members to respond to the Chancellor's recent e-mail with ideas or suggestions regarding a vision for UNK.
K. Centennial Committee – No Report
L. Search Committees – Bressington reported that the Dean of Business and Technology position has been filled.
IX. New Business
A. Elections – See item VII
A. Next meeting – May 17, 2005, 10:30 a.m. Nebraskan Student Union Room 310
B. Retirement Luncheon – Clark encouraged members to attend the Celebrating Excellence - Retirement Luncheon and Service Awards Recognition being held April 22, 2005 at the Nebraskan Student Union.
XI. Adjourn 11:45 a.m. Kauders/Benitz