Staff Senate Minutes
Hamersly Library 107
1. Call to order
2. Roll Call: Absent: Karleen Adams, Lenore Eliasson
3. Guests: Melody Bywater
4. Staff President Announcements and comments: Martha voiced her thanks for the vote of confidence from the Staff Senate as she finishes out John McArdle’s tenure as President.
5. The minutes were reviewed and approved as written.
7. OLD BUSINESS:
a. Website: There is now a shell of the staff senate website at www.wou.edu/president/staffsenate. Anne and Kathy will work on getting the minutes from previous meetings posted onto the website.
Service: John McArdle, Andrew Russell-Wynings
and Martha Boyd took the Customer Service proposal to
c. Staff Development: The Draft of recommendations for Staff Development funds were reviewed. Martha will add one last question concerning how the information is moved through campus and how staff will eventually be notified of funds available. One suggestion was the general email to staff each year with the request form attached. Martha will forward our recommendations to Judy Vanderburg. We will invite Judy to our next meeting to discuss the draft recommendations.
d. Academic Infastructure - Teresa reported that the Academic Infastructure team had not met and she would let us know if and when they do.
e. Food Bank: Lenore was out due to surgery. We will get an update from her next month.
8. NEW BUSINESS:
a. Bylaws: will again be tabled until the next meeting to give the senate time to address the Harassment and Discrimination policies again.
c. Harassment and Discrimination policies: Senate will meet Wednesday, March 16th at in HL 205. Senate members will come to this meeting with information and ideas concerning the current policies and the senate will come up with recommendations. That feedback will be given to Andrew, Tina and Diana at a later meeting date, time and place TBA.
Our next Staff Senate meeting will be Friday, April 1st in HL 205.
Meeting was adjourned at 9:50am.