Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Staff Assembly Meeting Minutes
GH108 (Attendance - approximately 76)
Tyler Johnston, Chair, called the meeting to order and welcomed
Staff Development - Gary Beaulieu stated the
committee is working on evaluations for the spring brown bag
sessions and when done, it will be sent to all attendees. They plan
to offer a couple of sessions over the summer.
Employment Affairs - Judy Malarney announced
Campus Sweep was a success with over 80 attendees.
Nominations & Elections - Patti Colip
announced the results of the nominations to At-Large members of the
Executive Committee. Beth Alexander was elected with Mary Azar
Callahan and Mike Borden re-elected. Tyler thanked Deb Barrick for
her past service.
Activities & Socials - No report.
Faculty Relations - Julie Schrader announced they
sponsored the 'get-to-know-you' event at the spring picnic and gave
out t-shirts. The committee will not meet again until the fall. Bob
Marcus announced that he is filling the gaps for 'Who's That' and
he still needs representatives for a few departments.
Communications - Marsha Endre reported the
newsletter link was in the Staff Assembly email.
Board of Trustees Meeting - Tyler announced the
Board of Trustees approved the Strategic Plan.
Library Services - Sally Neal, Irwin Library,
gave a Library update and explained their services.
- Major academic initiative is to build digital commons and
- Had a retreat to focus on integrating services in support of
- Joining with Instructional Technology to develop Student
Information Commons Associates program
- Conducted 24 library instructional sessions
- Working with Instructional Technology in redesigning plagiarism
- LibGuides Home - Staff Resources is at
http://libguides.butler.edu/staff. This link includes Check-out a
Movie, Find a Good Read, Travel Information, Career Research,
Children's Books and Odds & Ends.
ESLProgram - Bob Holm reported that the ESL,
English as a Second Language, program with Katie Brooks was
proposed to Dr. Fong in April and he approved it as a two year
pilot. It will start with eight employees with hopes to provide for
staff families too and possibly grow to offer GED classes. More
information will be provided this fall.
Two new staff members were introduced and welcomed to
The next Staff Assembly meeting will be on Wednesday, June 17,
The meeting was adjourned at 3:20 pm.