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Co-Chair Ann Marie Short called the meeting to order at 10:12 a.m.
The minutes from the September 20, 2007 meeting were distributed. Mark Moore made a motion to approve the minutes. Jeff Blevings seconded. Motion passed.
New Business/Executive Committee
1) Executive Committee Report
Ann Marie reported that no new issues came out of this month’s Executive Committee meeting.
2) Alumni Affairs Report
Angela Henderson updated the group on alumni activities:
· Alumni Weekend was successful and pictures are available for viewing on the alumni website (http://alumni.shawnee.edu).
· Homecoming is scheduled for January 25-26, 2008.
· The Office of Alumni Affairs sends a monthly e-mail newsletter to alumni. Any department that would like something included in the newsletter can submit it to Angela. The deadline for the November newsletter is November 2nd.
· Departments can also submit information for the print alumni newsletter, “Bear Tracks.” The deadline for the Spring issue is February 1, 2008.
· The Alumni Association is having an event in Cincinnati Saturday, October 27th from 6-8 p.m. at Dave & Buster’s. Angela encouraged the group to invite any alumni they knew in the Cincinnati area.
3) Salary Appeals Update
Ann Marie reported on behalf of Judi McGraw. The Appeals Committee has begun to review the appeals that were submitted and they hope to have the process completed by October 31st. Those appeals that are resolved first will be corrected immediately instead of waiting for all appeals to be resolved. The supervisor and the appealing employee will be notified first of the findings.
There was a brief group discussion concerning the appeals.
University-Wide Committee Reports
1) Assessment and Retention Committees
Ann Marie explained that the members of these two new committees
were chosen by Dr. Morris.
2) Other Committees
Ann Marie reported that University-Wide Committee members should have
received a letter from Dr. Morris concerning their committee membership. If
anyone has questions about the committees, they should talk to Ann Marie.
1) One Book, One Community
Ann Marie announced that Silas House, the author of “Clay’s Quilt,” will be on campus October 23rd at 7 p.m. in the Flohr Lecture hall. For more information about One Book, you can visit http://www.onebookscioto.net/.
2) Bear Care Health Fair
Ann Marie announced that the Bear Care Health Fair is October 25th from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the University Center.
3) Linda Brown Lectures
Ann Marie reminded everyone of the lectures Linda Brown from the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services has in the Library alcove. The latest, “Toxic Denial,” is tonight (Thursday the 18th) at 6.
4) UAA Committees
Ann Marie reminded everyone about the three UAA committees: Compensation, Personnel/Policy and Professional Development. She will be contacting current members next week to see if they wish to continue and then will open it up to the membership.
President’s Advisory Council Report
Co-Chair Bill Rockwell reported on the September President’s Advisory Council meeting. Dave Todt clarified that PAC is an information exchange group and not a decision-making body.
New Administrative Employees
Phyllis Noah, Communications Coordinator, Office of Communications and Government Affairs; and Katy Mathuews, Grant Accountant, introduced themselves to the group.
There was a discussion about whether ATC 134 was better suited for meetings than the Micklethwaite Banquet Hall. Some of the members felt it was a better room, so Ann Marie and Bill said they would check its availability.