Staff Council Minutes
Thursday, June 9, 2005
2-3:00, Upper Gamut Classroom
(submitted by Linda LaFlam and Art Usher, co-secretaries)
Attending: Adrianne Andrews, Joseph Bialek, Nancy Brady, Terrilyn Calloway, Janice Cole, Cheryl Dellecese, Patty Kimura, Linda LaFlam, Karen LeHouiller, Jinny Mason, Janice McDowell, Patricia Rist, Sam Rush, Bill Sheehan, Art Usher, Mike Washut, Laurie Wyman, Kathy Yarnell
Excused: Suzanne Beaumier, Bev Byrne, Gayle Fitzgerald, Lou Ann Krawczynski, Laura Matta, Steve Montiero, Kim Perez, Rick Rubin, Xinh Spangler, Tara Zidonik
Guests: Sandy Bycenski, Stacey Anasazi
Minutes - deferred to the next meeting for approval
Bill Sheehan, acting chair
Welcome and elections
Bill Sheehan led a brief discussion of the officers to be elected and their typical responsibilities. Names of those willing to serve were determined. After some discussion, the elections were held with the following results:
Sam Rush, chair
Nancy Brady, vice-chair/parliamentarian
Linda LaFlam and Art Usher, co-secretaries
Jan Cole, treasurer
Membership of standing sub-committees was determined:
Sabrina Marsh, Gayle Fitzgerald, Janice McDowell, Linda Laflam, Terrilyn Calloway, Rick Rubin, Lou Ann Krawczynski, Kim Perez, Sue Beaumier
Nominations & Elections:
Laura Matta, Bill Sheehan, Nancy Brady
Art Usher, Bev Byrnes, Bill Sheehan, Tara Zidonik, Xinh Spangler, Stacey Anasazi
Personnel Policy Committee:
Karen Lehouiller, Kathy Yarnell, Adrianne Andrews, Jinny Mason, Sandy Bycenski, Jan Cole, Patty Rist, Joe Bialek
Cheryl Dellecese, Adrianne Andrews, Laura Matta, Laurie Wyman, Steve Montiero, Patty Kimura
The next full Council meeting will be held on Thursday, July 7 in the upper Gamut classroom with the steering committee the Thursday before, June 30, also in the same place. Future meetings (times, days and places) will be determined at the next meeting. Members were asked to be prepared to decide this.
Possible topics of discussion for the next meeting:
Sam suggested that we consider some topics for further discussion at our next meeting. He said he in particular would be interested in a general discussion of Staff Council as a sort of "taking stock" effort. He'd like to look at its effectiveness, roles people play on the Council and the perception of the Council by the college in general as a start. Other members agreed that this would be fruitful. Sam emphasized that he thinks committees or boards often work well when members work "from their strengths" and on aspects of the given group that are of special interest to them. It was suggested that inviting recent members of the Council to the next meeting might also be desirable as a way of getting more feedback.
It was also mentioned that morale issues on campus have not gone away. Recent precipitous departures of a couple of staff members have caused concern among some who had heard about the situation. More discussion on this topic was postponed for now.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:00.