MSU PROFESSIONAL COUNCIL July 18, 2001 PRESENT: Jim Manning, Jim Mitchell, Vicki Orazem, Clyde Carroll. Chair's report - Jim Manning. - A President's Executive Council/UGC Steering Committee retreat will be held September 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Vicki was congratulated on her new position in Juneau, Alaska, and thanked for the contributions she has made to MSU and Professional Council. Professional Council positions to be filled. - Carina Beck, Director of Family and Graduate Housing, has been nominated to fill the remaining one year of Chuck Lindemenn's term on Professional Council. The nomination was approved by acclimation. - After discussion, it was agreed to call for nominations to fill Vicki Orazem's term for three years. By filling the position for three years, two positions on Professional Council will be up for election each year in the future. - A call for nominations of professionals in the area of Academic Affairs will be sent by e-mail to professionals. Nominations are to be submitted by August 14. - At the August 15 Professional Council meeting, the nominations will be approved. - A ballot will then be sent to professionals in Academic Affairs to elect a member for three years. ITC Charges. - Increased charges for services provided by ITC were discussed. The increases may help provide a solution for ITC shortfalls but they create problems for other departments. - PEC is to discuss the issue at it's Monday meeting. Professional Reference Document. - Director of Affirmative Action/Human Resources Corky Bush sent an e-mail to Professional Council on May 16 outlining the location of reference materials pertaining to professional issues. - Legal Counsel Leslie Taylor followed up with a memo stating that the MSU Personnel Manual is the official guide for many issues affecting professionals. - Finding a way to consolidate information or to make it easier to reference will be considered further. Future of professionals/MAP. - It appears to be the intent of the Commissioner of Higher Education's Office to eventually include professionals and administrators in MAP (the new university system classification system). - One hoped-for outcome of MAP is that it will help pay employees according to market. - Corky Bush would like to meet with Professional Council to discuss MAP. As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned.