PROFESSIONAL COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES December 20, 2000 PRESENT: Jim Manning, Vicki Orazem, Chuck Lindemenn, Carol Schmidt, Clyde Carroll. ABSENT: Jim Mitchell. Chair's report - Jim Manning. - There has been no word on which professional nominee will be appointed to the Provost Search Committee. - It is important for Professional Council to stay in close communication with the professional members of SPBC. - According to Chuck Lindemenn, President Gamble stated at a meeting of business people that MSU will have a business plan (strategic plan) before the Governor within six months and that the plan will be in tune with the Governor's goals. E-mail list. - Payroll and Personnel Services is putting together a list of professionals. It should be available in January. - It was suggested an announcement be placed in the STAFF BULLETIN with a link to a list serve, requesting professionals to sign up to receive information. Reference for Policies and Procedures affecting professionals. - It would be helpful to have a reference listing the location of all policies and procedures that affect professionals. This would make professionals more aware of what the policies and procedures are and where they are to be found. The listing could be sent to all professionals or posted on a web site. - It was suggested Affirmative Action/Human Resources Director Corky Bush be asked to help with such a list. Other. - President Gamble will be asked to meet with Professional Council. Joann will check with Shari McCoy about his schedule and arrange a 15-20 minute meeting with him at the next Professional Council meeting, if possible. - It was suggested a memo be sent to the President stating that Professional Council wants to work with him to support the university mission and goals. - Professional Council members should make an effort to introduce themselves to President Gamble at tomorrow' reception.