SC 9/20/06 Minutes
Staff Council (SC) Minutes: September 20, 2006
Wynne Courtroom of Inlow Hall (“IH 100”) / 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Agenda Item I: Call to Order: Susan J. Martin (SC President, 8.6128, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Martin called the meeting to order at 3:00pm.
Agenda Item II: Adoption of the Order of Business for the Day.
The order of business was adopted as the order of business for the day.
Agenda Item III: Report from the Chancellor's SC Administrative Designee: Robert Martin (Vice-Chancellor for Administration and Finance, 4.4511, email@example.com).
Vice Chancellor Martin could not attend, but will update the SC at future meetings.
Agenda Item IV: [ACTION ITEM] Minutes for SC 6/21/06: Up for Approval.
Hearing no objections, the SC minutes of June 21, 2006 were accepted as written and entered into record.
These minutes are available online at http://www.iupui.edu/~scouncil/documents/minutes/2005-2006/6-21-06.htm
Agenda Item V: Report from the President: Susan J. Martin.
Martin welcomed the SC to another year of important work and, then, asked each member to introduce her or himself. Following introductions, Martin briefed the SC on the following:
· The Special Events Committee was, at meeting time, still seeking a new chair. Immediately following the meeting Representative Karen Best volunteered for and was appointed to the position.
· The attendance at this, the first meeting of the year, had outstanding attendance. Martin thanked everyone for taking the time to, either, attend or send an alternate.
· The SC Executive Committee is exploring their options in terms of relocating the monthly Council meeting to a more central location on campus.
Agenda Item VI: Reports from Standing Committees.
The Bylaws Committee will be chaired, again, this year by Amy Jones.
Communication Committee Co-Chair Troy Barnes welcomed new Co-Chair Michelle Fatheree.
Membership Committee Chair Delana Gifford could not attend but will follow-up with committee members via e-mail.
Rewards & Recognition Co-Chair Mike Oakley reported
that, along with Co-Chair Lorna Griffin and their committee, they awarded four
Carol D. Nathan scholarships in August 2006.
The winners were: Tim Bennett (
Staff Affairs Co-Chair Becky Thacker reported [on her own behalf and on behalf of her Co-Chair Jason Burnham] that Staff Affairs will reconvene for the year on October 3rd.
The SC Committee Roster is posted online; SC members and Committee Chairs are urged to review the roster. Any SC member who has not yet signed up for a committee assignment should e-mail Molly Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agenda Item VII: Call for Reports from Other Committees.
Agenda Item VIII: Report from Human Resources Administration: Ellen Poffenberger (Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Human Resources / Chancellor’s SC Administrative Designee Alternate, 4.8932, email@example.com).
Poffenberger briefed the SC on the following:
Administrative Support Professional Series
Designed for IUPUI clerical and administrative support staff, this training uses interactive training methods such as case studies, role-plays, group exercises, and classroom instruction to reinforce the competencies that are essential for Administrative Support Professionals. View the flyer at http://www.hra.iupui.edu/hrupdate/september/07.pdf for complete details.
Keys to Professional Effectiveness
A professional skills training series for PA staff. View the flyer at http://www.hra.iupui.edu/hrupdate/september/08.pdf for complete details.
Brown Bag Book Discussion: Crucial Conversations - Tools for Talking
When Stakes are High
Come join us on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 in the Payroll Conference Room, UN 542 (North) Noon to 1:00 p.m. for a discussion of the following chapters of Crucial Conversations - Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High. View the flyer at http://www.hra.iupui.edu/hrupdate/september/09.pdf for complete details.
First open enrollment information session
Mid- to late-January, 2007: ID cards mailed by health care vendors. New dental ID cards will not be issued.
Agenda Item IX: Reports from the Chancellor's SC Academic Designee: Paul Galanti (Former President, IUPUI Faculty Council, 257.6826, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Galanti could not attend, but will update the SC at future meetings.
Information about the IFC is available on its website at http://www.iupui.edu/~fcouncil/.
Agenda Item X: Old Business (Unfinished or Pending).
Agenda Item XI: New Business / Announcements.
Martin led the SC through items of New Business:
Goal 1: Excellence in Teaching and Learning
A. Attract and support a better prepared, more diverse student population
B. Emphasize and reward effective teaching
C. Enhance undergraduate student learning and success
D. Improve retention in the student pipeline; increase graduation rates
E. Provide effective professional and graduate programs
Goal 2: Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity
A. Conduct world-class research and creative activities
B. Provide support for scholarly activity and external funding
C. Enhance infrastructure for research and creative activities
Goal 3: Excellence in Civic Engagement
A. Enhance capacity for civic engagement
B. Intensify commitment and accountability to
4: Enhancement of the Resource Base
A. State funds
B. Research funds
C. Additional students
D. Donors – alumni and corporations
E. Space issues
F. Increased efficiency of current usage
G. Faculty issues – recruitment and retention
H. Quality of life issues
Agenda Item XII: Adjournment.
At 4:06pm, Martin adjourned the meeting, which was followed by break-out sessions for each SC standing committee.
Minutes prepared by Staff Council Coordinator Molly Martin
UN 403 / 274-2215 / Fax: 274-2970 / email@example.com / http://www.iupui.edu/~scouncil
Minutes for September 20, 2006 Staff Council Meeting.
[Attachment for SC 9-20-06 Minutes]
Wednesday September 20, 3:00-5:00pm, Inlow Hall Room 100
A G E N D A (SC: September 20, 2006)
Call to Order. Susan J. Martin
(SC President, 8.6128, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Adoption of the Order of Business for the Day. Susan J. Martin
Report from the Chancellor's SC Administrative Designee. Robert Martin
(Vice-Chancellor for Administration and Finance, 4.4511, email@example.com)
[ACTION ITEM] Minutes for SC 6/21/06 (distributed electronically). Susan J. Martin
Report from the President. Susan J. Martin
B. Report interest in chairing Special Events Committee
Reports Submitted by Standing Committees.
A. Bylaws. Amy Jones, Chair
C. Membership. Delana Gifford, Chair
& Recognition. Lorna
G. Special Events. Chair TBA
H. Staff Affairs: NEXT MEETING OCT. 3rd Jason Burnham & Becky Thacker, Co-Chairs
Call for Reports from Other Committees. Susan J. Martin
Report from Human Resources Administration. Ellen Poffenberger
(Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Human Resources /
Chancellor’s SC Administrative Designee Alternate,
Reports from the Chancellor's SC Academic Designee. Paul Galanti
(Former President, IUPUI Faculty Council, 257.6826, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Old Business (Unfinished or Pending).
New Business / Announcements.
A. Hot Topics: Share concerns & comments from your unit Susan Martin
B. Presidential Search Feedback Susan J. Martin
C. New SC Website Features Molly Martin, Coordinator
D. “Applause” Staff Recognition Page Molly Martin for Delana Gifford,
2nd Vice President
E. October Preview: Academic Plan. Sue Herrell, 1st Vice President
F. Committee Rosters 2006-07 Molly Martin
G. Fee Courtesy Cross-Team (Staff Affairs) Jason Burnham & Becky Thacker
H. Campus Committees Sue Herrell, 1st Vice President
I. Committee Break-out Sessions Committee Chairs
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT UPDATE: If you have cell phones that you are no longer using, why not donate them to the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (for reprogramming for emergency use by victims)? You need not include chargers or accessories of any kind. Contact Representative Becky Thacker at email@example.com or the SC office at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for pick-up. Many thanks!
Next Staff Council Meeting: October 18, 2006 from 3:00-5:00pm in Inlow Hall Room 100
Staff Discounts URL: http://www.iupui.edu/~extaff/perks.htm
SC Account # with IU Foundation: 32-P000-12-1 (give online at https://www.indiana.edu/~iuf/oga/app/og_engine_1.cgi )