Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Staff Assembly Meeting Minutes
GH108 (Attendance - approximately 101)
Andy Ryan, Chair, called
the Staff Assembly meeting to order and welcomed everyone in
Faculty Relations - Bob
Marcus reported the committee needs two new members. The "Who's
THAT?" program is now up and running. This committee will soon have
three new members representing the faculty on it.
Elections - Jaclyn Dowd presented the proposed Bylaw
changes. The changes were being presented 30 days prior to the
voting by the Assembly. The vote on the proposed changes, (attached
to these minutes) will be held at the February 20th meeting.
Activities & Socials -
Cheryl Jensen passed out an activity calendar. She also announced
the start of a game group that will meet on Fridays, 12:00 noon -
2:00 p.m. beginning January 25 on the GH lower level. The group
will play Hearts, Euchre, Spades, Pinnacle and Bridge. Anyone
coming to play should bring his or her own cards.
Communications - It was
reported the suggestions boxes are now all up.
Staff Development - Lisa
Walton reported the committee has not met since the last Staff
Andy announced the new staff survey will be rolled out soon and
encouraged everyone to complete the survey on line or on hard copy.
There will also be a Spanish version of the survey.
Everyone was encouraged to read the committee information sheets
that were passed out and to consider volunteering for a committee
using the sign-up cards made available.
Anna Vest informed the
Assembly about the Central Indiana Commuter Services. Through the
share driving program, there are several perks you can get on the
Central Indiana Commuter Service website. An example is the Yellow
Cab vouchers that are available for those in the program four times
a year. Learning about this program, Anna and Gina Head now share
Michael Gardner, Vice
President - Operations, gave a presentation on the new construction
projects on campus. First, he touched on the parking situation.
There are now 88 new spaces with additions along Lake Road. When
the addition to the Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building is
complete, 75 parking spaces will be eliminated. Then going to the
construction report, Mike informed the Assembly that most of the
construction is complete that originated from the 1995 Master Plan.
Now the Classroom Utilization Study provides us with how best to
utilize the space we already have. Gallahue Hall is 35 years old
and now obsolete and the chemistry department is a major service to
pharmacy. A new master plan would include the sciences, library, a
long-term home for the College of Business Administration,
classroom inventory and future needs, long-term home for
IT/Networking, student housing, and parking including surface and
structure. The addition to the Pharmacy and Health Sciences
building addition is a 12- to 14-month project that is proposed to
be complete in July 2009. The funds are coming from the recently
received $25 million Lilly grant.
Lisa Walton, Manager -
Employment Training & Development, informed the Assembly about
the Anti-Harassment Policy effective as of June 1, 2007 and that
everyone should be aware of the new policy. There will be a
training program for everyone in the near future. Because of the
number of people to be trained, it may be an on-line training
session that will take about an hour to complete. There are several
other new training programs that will possibly be rolled out this
spring and summer.
New staff members were 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, February
The meeting was adjourned at 3:00 p.m.
Mary Ellen Weitekamp, Secretary/Treasurer