Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Staff Assembly Meeting Minutes
GH108 (Attendance - approximately 90)
Tyler Johnston, Chair, called the meeting to
order and welcomed everyone.
Activities & Socials - Jennifer McConnell
reminded everyone of the Relay for Life and Spring Sports
Faculty Relations - Julie Schrader reported
that the Executive Committee approved funds for the students to
publish their faculty/staff survey results. Bob Marcus announced he
needs representatives from each division to send in profiles for
Nominations & Elections - Patti Colip
announced they will accept nominations for the Executive Committee
through the first of April. She announced that the Finance
department has a Relay for Life team and will be selling
Staff Development - Lisa Walton announced that
they are offering Brown Bag workshops this spring that will focus
on budget crunching.
Communications - Marsha Endre reported that
they are working on converting the old website to WebSnap. They
will stop printing the newsletter and instead offer a PDF of it
through email to the staff. A printed copy will be available for
those who do not have a computer.
Employment Affairs - Tyler presented a slide on
Campus Sweep. The Center for Urban Ecology is a new sponsor this
year and is helping to add planting opportunities. The theme this
year is Groom and Bloom.
Staff Satisfaction Survey - Tyler announced
that the Staff satisfaction survey will start February 19 and be
open for two weeks. The results will be analyzed and communicated
to the Staff Assembly, President, division heads and Human
Resources. Tyler reminded the staff that the survey responses are
totally confidential and he encouraged everyone to participate.
Executive Committee Restructure - Tyler
presented slides on the Executive Committee Structure and discussed
the idea for change. The change was presented to have the At-Large
members of the Executive Committee be the conveners of the
subcommittees. The by-laws are being updated and will be presented
to the Assembly next month for a motion to change.
BUPD - Ben Hunter, Director of Public Safety
and Chief of Police, addressed the Assembly about the initiatives
of the BUPD. Increasing visibility on campus - BUPD staff will work
in patrolled zones by walking through buildings and patrolling on
bikes. Newsletter - BUPD has created a newsletter. Emergency
Preparedness - they are working on more instant communication and
monitoring incidents in Marion County.
Snow Closing - Mike Gardner, Vice President of
Operations, started with a moment of silence for Dan Landwerlen's
wife passing. Mike then responded to a suggestion for providing
cold weather uniforms to the ground crew. He stated that they are
provided with 5 uniforms and t-shirts but the crew understood and
accepted when they are hired that they are responsible for their
own cold weather clothing. He discussed the decision of the January
28 th snow closing, their first priority was to get the
faculty/staff parking lots cleared and then clear the openings of
the resident halls and buildings. The snow became heavy after the
decision was made to open two hours late and the crew could not
keep up with the clearing, so the decision was changed to close.
Mike stated that since we are a residential university, the
university will stay open if at all possible.
Green Tip - Dick Hamm reminded the Assembly of
the Recycle Mania contest. He demonstrated the recyclemania.org
website and Butler's results and ranking.
Two new staff members were introduced and welcomed to
The next Staff Assembly meeting will be on Wednesday, March 18,
The meeting was adjourned at 3:30pm.
Cindi Holloway, Secretary/Treasurer