Staff Assembly

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Staff Assembly Meeting Minutes

GH108 (Attendance - approximately 76)

Andy Ryan, Chair, called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone.

Committee Reports

Faculty Relations - Julie Schrader reported the "Who's THAT?" program is going well. The newly appointed faculty members will be joining the committee at the next meeting on April 23rd.

Employment Affairs - Campus Sweep will be on April 29 followed by the faculty/staff picnic.

Activities & Socials - Sandy Schleef told everyone to check the Butler HUB/Garden Club if there are other plants anyone wants that were not at the Plant Swap today. She announced dates and locations of several other plant sales in the area.

Communications - Jo Wagoner reminded everyone to continue to check the Butler HUB. The committee is still in need of more members.

Nominations & Elections - Patti Colip announced the committee members are now contacting those individuals who have been nominated for the Executive Committee to confirm that they will accept the nomination. The elections will be done on-line. The election results will be announced at the May Staff Assembly meeting.

Old Business

Staff Survey - Andy gave a PowerPoint presentation on the results of the Staff Survey - See Attachment to review the presentation.

Commencement Volunteers - The Assembly was reminded that volunteers are needed to help with Commencement on May 10th.

Guest Speaker

Tom Weede, Vice President of Enrollment Management, gave an update on the 2008 freshmen class. Some of the points he made were: applications have increased, although fewer students have been accepted, the quality of the application pool is higher than in the past, Butler's reputation has improved, students are applying to more schools because of electronics. He also said that Scott McIntire has resigned and there is now a search to fill his position.

New Business

The various Staff Assembly committees will continue to work over the summer.

One new staff member was introduced and welcomed to Butler. Door prize drawings were held at the conclusion of the meeting.

The next Staff Assembly meeting will be on Wednesday, May 14, 2008.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:45 p.m.

Mary Ellen Weitekamp, Secretary/Treasurer