Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Staff Assembly Meeting Minutes
GH108 (Attendance - approximately 95)
Andy Ryan, Chair, called the meeting to order
and welcomed everyone.
Beth Alexander, Assistant to the Dean of
Student Affairs, informed the Assembly the volunteer opportunities
for Commencement on May 10. The first 50 employees who volunteer to
work at Commencement from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. will receive a half
day off of work. There will be a training session and lunch on
Thursday, May 8 for all volunteers.
Michelle Atterson, Director of Student
Disabilities, gave a presentation on students' disabilities being a
natural part of the human development and that is also part of our
campus diversity. She then showed a video titled "The 10
Commandments of Communicating with People with Disabilities."
Dick Hamm, Director of Housekeeping, informed
the Assembly about the $25,000 grant that Butler University had
received from the Indiana Department of Environmental Mgt., IDEM.
These monies have enabled us to increase and update the interior
recycle stations through out the campus. For more detailed
information on other purchases from the grant money, please see
Attachment 1 from Dick's presentation. Dick also talked about the
Recyclemania competition among college and university recycling
programs in the United States that Butler has participated in.
Andy reviewed the results of the Staff Survey using the top and
bottom three answers for the three different categories: about your
job, about your supervisor, about Butler as an employer. See
Attachment 2 for details.
There will be department training for University Preparedness
sometime during April.
The election for the new Executive Committee members will be
held in April.
The second Executive Committee meeting of each month will
include in open forum from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Anyone is
welcome to come who may have suggestions or concerns they would
like to share with the committee.
There will be a Staff Assembly meeting scheduled for May, June,
Activities & Socials - Cheryl Jensen
announced there will be a plant swap at the April meeting.
Faculty Relations - Bob Marcus reported the
"Who's THAT?" program is coming along fine with over 50 faculty and
staff on it. The Faculty Relations committee still needs one new
Three 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, April 16,
The meeting was adjourned at 3:00 p.m.
Mary Ellen Weitekamp, Secretary/Treasurer