Minutes for September 5, 2001
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Meeting Minutes -SEPTEMBER 5, 2001
The Staff Senate met on Wednesday, June 6, 2001 in the Senate Room of the University Center with Russell Crosby, president presiding. The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m.
Senators present were: Crosby, Welch, Reynolds, Pritchard, Bowen, Schuessler, Womble, Fleming, Ford, Gonzalez, Graham, Pirkle, Saiz, Wade, Wagner, Yeates, Boyer, Clawson, Dragich, Rubino, Cates, Peterson, Whyburn, Benton, Ellis, Hunter, McConnel, Moore, Nail, Pruitt, White, Esquibel, Lira, Miranda, Vazquez, Vinson, Harris, Lowe, Snider.
Senators Billingsley, Ellis, Vinson, Burns, Segura, Sims were absent.
Approval of Minutes
Minutes from August 1, 2001, meeting were approved with the following changes: Executive Board Member for Clerical should read Barbara Graham, not Barbara Grimes; and
EEO Representative for the Executive Board for Paraprofessional category should read Paula Lowe, not Sheri Snider.
It was moved by Pat Cates and seconded by Kathy Schuessler that the minutes be accepted as written with the corrections noted above. Motion carried.
Kay Whyburn presented the Treasurer's Report for FY01. Report reconciled with ledgers to date and should also at second close. Motion made by Maurice Welch and seconded by Paula Lowe that the Treasurer's Report be accepted as written. Motion carried.
Elections and Committee Appointments
On Nomination Committee, another representative from the Service Area is needed and one from Professional Area. Wait until after committe can meet. Motion made by Barbara White and seconded by Steven Boyer. Motion carried.
Investigate possibility of once a Staff Senator has been voted into the Senate, that Senator will remain in the same classification for the duration of their term, even if job promoted.
Election Committee--Kerri Ford
Kerri asked about the charge for her committee.
Suggestion to get out with Carol Pruitt about "how-to's."
Service area is out of alternates already.
Nominations Committee--Kay Whyburn
Chair of the committee is Emily Saiz.
Emily should be advised if representatives are needed for other committees.
Time-Off Committee--Liz Wagner
Committee is in process of preparing a resolution currently.
Ombudsman Committee--Liz Wagner for Shannon Sims
At the present time, the committee is in the process of gathering statistics from other universities.
The President of Texas Tech has requested to speak at the October Staff Senate meeting. No topic is known at this time. E-mail Addresses for Senators
Sheri Snider can help with e-mail addresses.
There were two senators in the meeting who do not have e-mail addresses. They are David Lira and Chance Dragich.
Replacement for Senator Janice Kinghorn
Chuck Risley will replace Jan on Staff Senate from the professional category.
Other Information It was reported that Jerry C de Baca, former Staff Senator, had a heart attack and open heart surgery.
Parking Garage Update--Mike Ellicot
Mr. Ellicott made a presentation about Texas Tech’s Master Plan and gave a Parking Garage update. A question and answer session followed.
Equity and Diversity
Special Assistant to the President for Equity and Diversity, Mr. Manuel Escamilla, made a presentation about equity and diversity. A question and answer session followed.
Kay Whyburn reported to the Staff Senate that a survey is being conducted regarding non-traditional students at Texas Tech and more fast-tracked evening-based programs.
Scott Rubino said he had been approached as to whether Texas Tech has any kind of legal assistance for staff members. Russell made the suggestion that an ad hoc committee may need to be set up. Anyone wanting to assist should contact Scott Rubino.
Safety and Quality Service Awards
May refer to Web Site. Current positive performance must be on file to quality for service awards.
Russell Crosby announced that the Senate Secretary should receive any handouts or notes given at Senate meetings
E-mail addresses should be kept current. Members should make those available to Senate Secretary.
Committee Chairs: Duties are in Staff Senate Manual.
All committees should notify either President Crosby or President-Elect Welch of meeting times.
Next Executive Board Meeting: September 26, 2001, 3:00 p.m., UC Llano Estacado Room
Next Staff Senate Meeting: October 3, 2001, 3:00 p.m.
Motion was made by Pat Cates and seconded by Emily Saiz that meeting be adjourned. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 4:50 p.m.