November 7th, 2000
- Location: Sayles-Hill 251
- Time: 4:15 pm
- Present: Deans Mark Govoni, Elizabeth McKinsey, and Stephen Kelly; Professors Cathy Yandell and Richard Keiser; Students Kate Lundeen, Andy Pierce, Jenny Houghton, Alyssa Thomas, and Graham Wilson; Staff Persons Sam Demas, Gail DeGroot
- Absent: President Stephen R. Lewis; Professors Jennifer Manion, John Ramsay, and Sarah Hurst; Alumni Observer Ann Iijima and Trustee Observer Louise Heffelfinger
- Guests: Vice President and Treasurer Barbara Johnson; College Controller Beverlee DeCoux; Richard Strong; and Student Alicia Hancock
- Secretary: Ben Ward
- Keywords: new student week, alcohol policy, share, anti-sweatshop,
Approval of Minutes
The College Council minutes of the meeting of October 10, 2000 were approved in a voice vote without dissent.
Subcommittees on New Student Week Review, Alcohol Policy, and SHARE: Announce Membership
Elizabeth McKinsey announced that the Alcohol Policy Sub-Committee was still in the selection phase and Dean Govoni added that the Sub-Committee would be working in the Winter Term. The New Student Week Sub-Committee has been selected with Professor Lawerence Archbold as the chair. Finally, the SHARE Committee has been chartered as a Council Sub-Committee and will be presenting proposals for change in our Sexual Harassment Policy at the end of the Winter Term to the Council.
Anti-Sweatshop Issues Update
Barbara Johnson said she would give her written analysis of the issue to the NO SWEAT group before or during the Winter Break. After the break, Ms. Johnson will come to a final decision about Carleton's participation in anti-sweatshop organizations. Ms. Johnson made it clear that she still has questions and that these are not easy questions to answer. Jennifer Houghton said that the CSA voted unanimously to endorse the NO SWEAT position. Professor Richard Keiser also pointed out that many universities are members of the FLA, but over 60 schools had moved to the WRC and that these schools might want to be consulted in the decision making process. Ms. Houghton also reported that the NO SWEAT referendum was voted 89% to drop the FLA and join the WRC.
Facilities Update and Annual Facilities Working Group
Dean Steve Kelly turned the report on facilities over to Richard Strong. He reported that the Language and Dining Center will be open at the beginning of Winter Term. The dining room and kitchens will be online at the beginning of the term. On February 15th the Modern Language Center will move in and on March 15th all classrooms will be online. Faculty will move during Spring Break. He then reported that the apartments will be occupied on January 1st and the sidewalk and the porches will be done, but landscaping will not be done until summer. Plans for the central areas are still in the works. Mr. Strong also announced that there will be a forum on campus signage in January. Dean Govoni commented that it was not clear if the after-hour-access to the new dining hall would be in effect at the start of the Winter Term. They are still looking at possibilities for setting up the after-hour area. Richard Strong then expressed his hope for improved communication across the campus on facilities. Richard Keiser expressed the feeling that the faculty does not have time to weigh in on most facilities issues. Dean Kelly reported that the Annual Facilities Working Group would be convened early in Winter Term in order to review communication about facility projects.
Review of Trustee Finance and Planning Committee and Ten-Year Budget Models
Controller Beverlee DeCoux reported on the ten-year budget models. The trustees have voted to increase the pool for faculty and staff compensation in this years budget.
The meeting adjourned at 5:50 p.m.