Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Staff Assembly Meeting Minutes
GH108 (Attendance - approximately 108)
Tyler Johnston, Chair, called the meeting to
order and welcomed everyone.
Introduction of the new Executive Committee and Conveners was
made and the Organizational Structure diagram was discussed.
Tyler thanked the previous members for their service.
Staff Development - Marc Hardy reported they
just had their first meeting. They expect 10 workshops having to do
with computers, resume writing, etc. This week they are conducting
a grant writing workshop, which is in two parts.
Employment Affairs - Dana Ohren reported that
the committee first meeting is Tuesday, July 22.
Nominations & Elections - Patti Colip
reported this committee is on hiatus.
Activities & Socials - Sandy Schleef
reported this committee's first meeting is July 17. They have only
four members and would like anyone interest to join them. The
travel network will start again in September with the first topic
of Nova Scotia, more information later. There will be a plant
exchange in the Fall. Open swimming in HRC and in conjunction
possibly an ice cream social before school starts. Welcome to new
ideas. For those interested in softball, we may be able to get some
playing time in soon. She has contacted the HRC about using the
Faculty Relations - Julie Schrader reported
'Who's That' is doing well - let them know if you want to
participate. There are now three faculty members on this committee.
A marketing class is doing research on communications between
faculty and staff and will be doing a climate survey between
faculty and staff. In August they will be doing the Welcome Goodie
bag for the new faculty members.
Communications - Marsha Endre reported the
newsletter is back. If staff has anything to publicize or announce,
let us know and we will put it in the newsletter.
Dr. Jamie Comstock, Provost - She doesn't yet
know what her academic goals will be for this coming year. She
described the Provost role at the university, which is the Chief
Academic Officer of the university and is separate from other VP's
to signify the central focus of the institution is academics.
Academics come first. The Provost is in charge when the President
is away from campus. Her responsibility is to delivery on the
promise of a quality education to our students. Match academic
quality with Butler's reputation and continue to growth so that
Butler's reputation can continue to be enhanced. Her main goal is,
what is the best thing for the students. Quality education depends
on having a quality faculty and staff.
Retreat on July 28 Goals of the retreat are to examine how staff
assembly functions and possibly restructuring the committees. Larry
Lad from the CBA will be facilitating part of the day. He asked for
ideas for Staff Assembly to be dropped in the suggestion boxes.
HR Director/Chief Diversity Officer - Bob Holm
announced three prospects will be on campus next week for open
forums. The time and place will be announced.
Center for Faith and Vocation Food Drive -
Marguerite Stanciu thanked everyone for donations.
BackPack Attack - Julie Schrader asked for
donations of school supplies for IPS students.
HR New Policy - Lisa Walton reported on the new
Lactation Room policy. Requires space be provided for working
mothers. HRC is one that is available.
Committees - They are looking for members.
Three new staff members were introduced and welcomed to
The next Staff Assembly meeting will be on Wednesday, August 13,
The meeting was adjourned at 3:03 p.m.
Cindi Holloway, Secretary/Treasurer