Texas Tech University

Minutes for September 1, 2010

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  • Call To Order:
    • 2010-2011 Staff Senate President, Beverly Pinson
    • 3:00 pm, Senate Room, Student Union Building
  • Officers Present:
    • Bruce Bills, President Elect
    • Meredith Gooch, Secretary
    • Dale Ganus, Treasurer
  • Roll Call:
    • 56 of 67 senators present (3 vacancies).
    • Absent:  11.
  • Minutes:
    • August 2010 meeting minutes approved as written
  • Treasurer’s Report:
    • Beginning balance:
      Ending balance:
    • Treasurer’s Report was approved as presented. 
  • Guest Speakers:
    • Dr. Taylor Eighmy, Vice President for Research
      • Update on Research Space
      • From the external perspective there is concern and emotion – transparency is important
      • Texas is very supportive of national research university
      • Accountabilities-justify spending money-performance on how we are using their dollars
      • SPACE is important-part of portfolio to manage things
      • From the internal persepective-focus on the strategic plan which is a state requirement (to see the Strategic Plan, please visit the Provost’s webpage or Dr. Eighmy’s)
      • RCM-new management system which is very transparent
  • New Business:
    • Special Recognitions – Britta Tye (birthdays)
    • Handed out Staff Senate shirts
    • President’s report – Beverly Pinson
    • Britta Tye is working on a SECC campaign- “Pass the Hat” and will present it to the Senate at the October 6, 2010 meeting
    • Bruce Bills is representing the staff at the Faculty Senate
  • Standing Committe Reports:
    • Technology:  Good first meeting; Check us out on Facebook and Twitter; added scholarship apps to the website; make sure and check Sharepoint-log in and make sure you have access and check Sharepoint for the minutes and treasurer’s reports each month.
    • Bylaws and Constitution:  The committee is up and running; going to meet on September 7th
    • Communications/Public Relations:  December meeting is going to be on the 8th at the Frazier; September 15th will be the first meeting; going to order new promo items; NEO volunteers needed; Still accepting staff morale booster ideas
    • Elections:  In compliance now
    • Grievance:  No report
    • Issues:  Had first meeting and there are 3 pending issues
    • Nominations: Turning in final list of committees soon; gender equity and green task force committees are up in the air right now…not sure if they will continue to be committees
    • Scholarships:  The committee is up and running and the applications are up
  • Special Committee Reports:
    • Parking:
    • Family Care:
    • Student Life:
    • Strategic Planning:
    • Gender Equity:
  • Announcements:
    • Next Executive Board meeting is September 29, 2010 at 3:30pm in Admin 244.
    • Next Staff Senate meeting is October 6, 2010 at 3 p.m. in the SUB Senate Room. 


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