May 11

May 11, 2017 Meeting Agenda

Staff Senate Meeting Agenda

May 11, 2017

10:30 AM in Cass Hall Conference Room

  1. Sign-in
  2. Welcome new MSU-WP employees in attendance-Kelly Towell
  3. Call To Order
      1. Approval of Agenda
      2. Approval of Minutes (April 6, 2017)
  1. http://blogs.wp.missouristate.edu/staffsenate/2017/04/06/staff-senate-meeting-minutes-april-6-2017/
  1. Bennett, Chancellor Report
  2. President Report (Laurie Wall)

Staff Senate Mission Statement:

The Staff Senate serves as a liaison to administration as an advocate for staff welfare and productivity, in conjunction with the University’s mission, to support, improve, innovate and promote academic excellence.

University Mission Statement:

Missouri State University-West Plains empowers students to achieve personal success and to enrich their local and global communities. As a two-year public institution, we provide accessible, affordable, and quality educational opportunities.

  1. Administrative Council Report
  2. President Elect Report- Bruce Cavitt
  3. Secretary Report (Kileene Collins)
  4. Treasurer Report (Jennifer Walker)
    1. Department/Committee Reports/Updates/Discussion
  5. New Business
    1. t-shirts for staff senate Bruce Cavitt
    2. Diversity Activity Grayson Gordon
    3. Faculty and Staff Morale Survey
    4. Habitat Build Mary Kellum
    5. Reverse Evaluation Committee Jared Cates (on hold)
    6. Helping our internal/external community with disaster relief

 

  1. Announcements
    1. HURTS Donuts will be on campus May 17 at noon in FUMC parking lot (10% of proceeds will go to Staff Senate)
    2. Spring Dipper Ice Cream will be on campus May 18 at 11 am in front of Grizzly Den dorms (no proceeds will go to us)
    3. Supervisor HR Training May 12 10am-3:30 pm
    4. Check leave balances and take vacation days so not to lose them
    5. Grizzly Golf tournament-June 2
    6. Emergency Scholarships and grants available for students effected by flood

 

  1. Adjournment

Spring/Summer 2017 Meeting Dates:

June 1

July 6

August 3

 

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Apr 06

Staff Senate Meeting Minutes April 6, 2017

In attendance: Laurie Wall, Jennifer Walker, Kileene Collins, Bruce Cavitt, Vickie Petkovic, Christina Kerley, CJ Collins, Rhonda Cobb, Wayne Cahoj, Jared Cates, Mary Kellum, Jill Stephens, and Sylvia Kuhlmeier.

Approval of Agenda: Motion carried

Approval of Minutes: Motion carried

Update from the Chancellor:

  • Public Affairs Conference this week
  • Hass-Darr Groundbreaking Ceremony last week. Construction is in progress and on schedule
  • Red, White and True Blue Auction Friday, April 7.  Proceeds go to the Veterans Center
  • Ask Week is this week and the advisors are using Degree Works

President’s Report (Laurie Wall):

  • Updates from Admin Council
    • Increasing enrollment is a campus wide #1 goal
    • Lu Adams has stepped down from Shannon Hall on the Mountain Grove campus. Pam Tate has been named as the new coordinator and Ralph Jenkins is the new assistant coordinator
    • Kelley Towell is the new financial aid counselor and begins April 17
    • Faculty Senate announced the Common Reader program has been discontinued
    • Tuition is increasing 4.2%, pending BOG approval
    • Common Fee will go into effect for the fall 2017 semester, pending BOG approval
  • Staff Senate Mission Statement:
    • The Staff Senate serves as a liaison to administration as an advocate for staff welfare and productivity, in conjunction with the University’s mission, to support, improve, innovate and promote academic excellence.
  • University Mission Statement:
    • Missouri State University-West Plains empowers students to achieve personal success and to enrich their local and global communities. As a two-year public institution, we provide accessible, affordable, and quality educational opportunities.

President Elect Report (Mary Kellum):

  • Due to recent budget cuts, we will no longer send flowers on behalf of the university when an employee or student passes away. In the case of the death of a student, notify Dr. Totty
  • Moral survey deadline to complete is April 7
  • Concerns from staff can be directed to Cathy Morrison and/or Joyce Pineda and they will be kept confidential
  • Habitat For Humanity volunteer opportunity: Remodeling a home for student and university employee Brian Hite.  Mary will follow up with the dates and more information

Secretary’s Report (Kileene Collins): Nothing to report

Treasurer’s Report (Jennifer Walker): $889.64 with one outstanding invoice

Department/Committee Reports/Updates/Discussion:

     Drago Bookstore: Graduation caps and gowns for staff & faculty are available for pick-up

     IT: OzCon April 28-30

     Student Life: Celebration of Leaders April 27,  7-9pm. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Looking for award presenters; SGA election results will be officially announced during today’s SGA    meeting

     TRiO: Ongoing search for Academic Specialist

Reverse Evaluation Committee Update: Bill Brown not present. Will be discussed further at next meeting

2017 Staff Senate Nominations:

  • President Elect – Bruce Cavitt  – Motion carried, contingent on approval from his supervisor, Cindy Bridges
  • Secretary – Kileene Collins  – Motion carried
  • Treasurer – Jennifer Walker & Angela Marcak; Paper vote resulted in Jennifer Walker as elected

Staff Senate Polo’s Update (Bruce Cavitt): Screenshots was the lowest quote collected. Ideas were discussed on what to have printed on the shirts. More discussion at next meeting

Diversity Activity (Grayson Gordon): Not present

Announcements:

  1. HURTS Donuts will be on campus May 17 at noon in FUMC parking lot (10% of proceeds will go to Staff Senate)
  2. Spring Dipper Ice Cream will be on campus May 16 at 11 am in front of Grizzly Den dorms (no proceeds will go to us)
  3. Looking in to Shaved Ice stand too week of finals
  4. Pineapple Whip didn’t work out- we’re out of their service area
  5. Diversity Conference April 20-21, 2017
  6. Public Affairs Conference April 4-7, 2017
  7. GOCAT Ribbon Cutting April 21 11am-1pm
  8. Supervisor HR Training May 12 10am-3:30 pm
  9. Faculty & Staff Morale survey due April 6
  10. IT Security Training was due on March 31-if you haven’t done this please do so
  11. Check leave balances and take vacation days so not to lose them

Next meeting is May 4

 

 

 

 

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