Texas Tech University

Minutes for February 16, 2011


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  • Call To Order:
    • 2010-2011 Staff Senate President, Beverly Pinson
    • 3 p.m., ICC Auditorium
  • Officers Present:
    • Beverly Pinson, President
    • Bruce Bills, President Elect
  • Roll Call:
    • 45 senators present.
  • Minutes:
    • Approved January Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report:
    • Approved December and January Treasurer’s Report
  • Guest Speakers:
    • Dr. Michael Shonrock, Sr. Vice President Enrollment Management & Student Affairs
      • Parking Issues/Ideas for Additional Spaces
        • As TTU grows, more parking spaces will be needed for Faculty, Staff, Students, and visitors.  Dr. Shonrock is chair of parking task force looking at various ideas for improving parking on campus.
        • Took ideas from Senate of what parking structure(s) should look like, where to locate on campus, how to pay for, cost to park in, and other transportation ideas.
  • President’s Report:
    • Beverly passed out her report for the month of January-mid February
      • Feels that the Child Care Committee will be tabled for a time, pending budgets/financial status once state release budget.
      • Ad Hoc Committee Update – charge has been made to committee and will be meeting.
      • Dr. Bailey’s Town Hall meeting presentation available online.
  • New Business:
    • Bravo! Board Update – Britta Tye
      • Work-in-progress. Working closely with IT to make all items make happen.  Project has grown and become bigger than original plans.  On schedule to show Senate at March meeting.
    • Ad Hoc Committee Update – John Brocklehurst, Bruce Bills
      • Committee has been formed from interested Senate members, plus former senators and other general TTU staff members.
      • Charge is to review and make recommendations back to Senate before changes, if any, can be made.
    • GUNS UP Welcome Program, Adrien Bennings
      • Started in January.  Welcome email to all new staff members who attended NEO sessions.  Includes welcome note and information about Staff Senate.
  • Committe Reports:
    • Strategic Planning Council:    Reviewing all University Strategic Planning Priorities.  Beverly will co-chair with Dr. Valerie Paton on a sub-committee focused on staff issues/priorities related to Strategic Plan.
    • By-Laws:   No report
    • Elections (& Nominations):  Nominations will be from March 7-31.  Elections will begin April 18.
    • Issues:  Issue #3, additional meeting will be made to discussed with Kyle Clark.  Issue #7, building numbers is continuing being discussed as well as looking for other options.  Issue #5 – completed and approved to post as accomplishment.  Issue #9, Human Resources and President’s Office is looking into this topic.  Issue #11, meeting was conducted with President’s Office as well as discussed at Town Hall meeting of how Athletics is funded differently through their own revenue generating process to fund coaches/staff salaries, different from other TTU staff salaries. 
    • Scholarship:  29 scholarship applications submitted.  Committee will begin reviewing soon.
    • University Parking:  No Report
    • Faculty Senate: No report (meetings were conflicting)
    • Communications and Public Relations:  Thanks to Stephanie Rhode, Bruce Bills, Mike Gunn, Christi Felton for attending and representing Staff Senate at the TTU 88th Birthday party.  Reminder, that we need staff accomplishments to include in the Staff Insider.  We are planning a Staff Baseball day in April.  More details to come.
    • Grievance:  No Report
    • Technology: No Report
    • Child Care:  No Report
    • Student Life Council: No Report
  • Announcements:
    • Next Executive Board meeting: February 23, 2011, Administration 244, 3:30-5:00pm.
    • Next Staff Senate meeting: March 2, 2011, Staff Senate Room - SUB, 3:00-5:00pm.

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