Wednesday, October 21, 2009
GH 108 (Attendance - Approximately 89)
Tyler Johnston, Chair, called the meeting to order and welcomed
Featured Slide Presentation - The new Academic Affairs suite was
Employment Affairs -Dana Ohren
- They have started discussions on the next Campus Sweep.
- Adrian Sheppard is researching day care options.
- They are continually checking the suggestion boxes and posting
Personal & Professional Development - Dick
- Dining Services Chef, Scott Tope will have a workshop on
November 5 at 4 pm in Resco dining area. The workshop will cover
some tips and tricks about making your holiday meal more stress
free. This event has 30 spots available. Reservations are made by
sending a $10 check to Stacey Puck in Dining Services. The deadline
is October 30.
- Excel Tips and Techniques, Tuesday, November 10, 11:30-12:30
- Blackboard Tips and Techniques, Tuesday, December 12,
- "Meditation"-type workshop that would assist with stress
- They are accepting suggestions/ideas for other workshops.
- ESL Program "Meet Your Partner" Meeting on October 2 at 11:30am
Communications - Tyler reported that the
newsletter is on the Staff Assembly website and the bulletin board
in Jordan Hall is now updated.
Activities & Socials - Chris Davis
announced that the next event will be Night at the Observatory with
wine tasting, which will be held on November 6, from 5:30 to 8:00
p.m. There are 60 spots available. RSVP by October 30 to Rob
Nominations & Elections - No report.
Faculty Relations - Julie Schrader and Bela
Florenthal presented the Faculty/Staff student survey results which
identified some issues. Bela explained the survey process and
Meeting of the new Associate Provosts - Carol
Hagans and Laura Behling introduced themselves. Carol showed the
Academic Affairs organization chart and explained the different
areas. She explained that their major initiative is retention,
summer classes and early registration.
Laura introduced the staff in her area. Her motivation is to
support faculty in the professional lines. Initiatives are:
- Increasing visibility of interdisciplinary studies
- Faculty development (leadership)
- New core curriculum and cultural requirement effective Fall
2010 for incoming freshman
Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Michelle and
Allyse, rotation students involved in Healthy Horizon, promoted
prevention and increasing awareness of breast cancer. They had a
display in the hallway.
- Marguerite Stanciu, Center for Faith & Vocation, announced
that there is meditation is offered on Wednesdays at noon in the
Advancement Conference Room.
- Bob Marcus - 'Who's That'. It is slowing up, so please promote.
College of Education, College of Business and Athletics need
representatives. Advancement is the first department to have
everyone in its area listed in 'Who's That'.
- Julia from Residence Life announced that Switzer Hall will
offer Trick or Treating October 30 from 5:30-7:30.
- Kim from Human Resources announced the annual benefit fair on
November 3 in the Riley Room.
- Becky announced the Gardening for Life free speaker with Doug
Tallany on November 3 at 7:30pm in Clowes Hall.
- The final Gender Equity Town Hall meeting will be Friday,
October 23 from 2-3pm in GH108.
One new staff member was introduced and welcomed to Butler.
The next Staff Assembly meeting will be on Wednesday, November
The meeting was adjourned at 3:00 pm.