Staff at Carleton Minutes
May 12, 2005 (Hill Lounge -
Present: Lorie Tuma, co-chair, Stephanie Huston, co-chair, Tammy Anderson, Kristen Askeland, Vicki Burgess, Jennifer Cox-Johnson, Robbie Groth, Jean Hayes, Carol Horan, Linda Irrthum, Christine Krejci, Becky Krogh, Tami Little, Linda Mueller, Vonnie Otte, Kris Peterson, Carol Spessard, Melissa Thomas
The meeting was called to order by co-chair Lorie Tuma. Minutes of the March 3 meeting were reviewed and approved. Minutes will be posted at http://webapps.acs.carleton.edu/campus/staff/sac/minutes/.
A brief report on the spring luncheon was given by Patt Germann. East Side hosted the Asian themed luncheon Tuesday, April 19, in Severance Great Hall. Music was provided, along with an Asian-themed buffet. Approximately 110 non-exempt staff attended.
Special Projects - Meals on Wheels
Noel Ponder, coordinator of the Carleton Meals-on-Wheels week, was not present but sent a thank you message for all those who participated. All volunteer slots were filled between SAC and The Forum.
Melissa Thomas and Kris Peterson reported on their meeting with Human Resources and Peggy Pfister (representing The Forum). The 2005-2006 development forecast is to offer a joint retreat for SAC and The Forum during Winter Break. SAC will continue the spring luncheon for at least one more year. Tentative discussion for 2006-2007 is to hold a joint retreat in August and to allow SAC to host its own retreat during Winter Break. Human Resources representative, Karyn Jeffrey, will prepare a presentation for the two groups. Further information will be forthcoming.
Salary and Benefits
Linda Mueller reported that non-exempt staff should have received an e-mail from Human Resources, outlining pay scale questions and answers. Although each question had a generic answer, the committee would like further in-depth responses. Discussion on the topic will be ongoing.
Executive Board - Committee Participation Guidelines:
Stephanie Huston noted that upon completion of an update to the Committee Participation Guidelines, they had been submitted to Human Resources. These guidelines have been shelved, pending the formation of a joint task force to study committees on campus.
College Committee - College Council
Jean Hayes, SAC representative to the College Council, summarized the April 11 meeting, which included a report on the Dean of Students search; Carleton admissions application pool; the possible addition of Arabic to the curriculum; faculty teaching load; more international financial aid; a survey of international students from the class of 2005; the formation of an investment advisory committee, and a paper recycling proposal. For more information, College Council minutes may be found at http://www.carleton.edu/campus/governance/minutes/CC/
College Committee - Motor Vehicle Policy
Christine Krejci presented information on the student motor vehicle policy for the past year. The work of the committee is complete. Information regarding student motor vehicle policy may be found at http://webapps.acs.carleton.edu/campus/dos/handbook/policies/?policy_id=21723
Robbie Groth and Christine Krejci gave an overview on the proposed bylaw changes, which had been voted on at the Spring Luncheon. The final count was 98-1. The new by-laws will go into effect July 1. For updated information, go to: http://webapps.acs.carleton.edu/campus/staff/sac/NewBylaws/ .
Nominations and Election:
Carol Spessard reported on the 2005-2006 election results:
Co-chairs: Kris Peterson and Melissa Thomas
Secretary: Patt Germann
College Council Representative: Cris Jensen
Representatives and Alternates are:
Representatives– Robbie Groth and Nancy Sweeny
Alternates: Cindy Grisim and Nancy Loesch
Representative: Vicki Burgess
Alternate: Lois Perkins
Representative: Nina Mangelsen
Alternate: Carolyn Soule
Representatives: Tami Little and Patty Olson
Alternates: Barbara Jenkins and Candy Lelm
Representatives: Mary Amy and Nance Nytes
Alternates: Diane Fredrickson and Noel Ponder
Representative: Jennifer Cox-Johnson
Alternate: Kristen Askeland
Representatives: Christine Krejci and Linda Mueller
Alternates: Mary Steil and Sandy Saari
Members are reminded of the final joint gathering of The Forum and SAC on Tuesday, May 24, from 4-5 p.m., in the Alumni Guest House Library. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
June Social Gathering:
A year-end reception for the 2004-2005 SAC board, along with welcoming the new board, will be held Thursday, June 9 from 10 -11 a.m. in the Alumni Guest House Library. Everyone is welcome! Food and refreshments will be provided by Human Resources.
A Final Thank You
Jennifer Cox-Johnson offered thanks on behalf of the SAC membership to Lorie Tuma and Stephanie Huston for their service as co-chairs this year.