MINUTES FROM CEPAC MEETING 2-14-01:
I). OLD BUSINESS:
Minutes from 1-10-01 meeting approved
Letter to Cathy Conover has not been completed yet. Donna has not had a chance to write, will bring this up when President Gamble comes and speaks
Letterhead tabled until March meeting
II). STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:
- AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: Darcy Halpin- no report
- BENEFITS COMMITTEE: V. Whitney, C. Bittinger, P. Boharski- a meeting discussing proposed changes and/or increases to the insurance plan is scheduled for Feb 27, in Ballroom B at noon & 4:00pm.
- EMPLOYEE WELLNESS: D. Allen- no report (Wellness Fair-March 20)
- LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEE: K. Griffith- Kathy is resigning from this committee to serve on SPBC. Will have Shani ask for nominations.
- PRESIDENTS COMMITTEE ON STRATEGIC PLANNING: K. Griffith- will begin attending meetings, should have a report for March meeting.
- TRAFFIC APPEALS: B. York, K. Rehm, D. Wise- may be an increase in parking fees next year. Riding bikes across campus is being looked at, will have more information at next meeting.
- UNIVERSITY PLANNING BOARD: R. Waldon- no report
- BOR- D. Gollehon- rally being held for ALL of education on March 03 in Helena
III). NEW BUSINESS:
- PRESIDENT GAMBLE’S VISIT
- Would like to form a small group to discuss maybe having a week long "celebration" for staff
- Committee members talked about morale on campus. Dan talked about that in the past it seemed that administration just gave "lip service" about classified issues and contributions on campus
- Nancy brought up wages and how 3% for a Grade 8 is a lot different than a 3% increase for a Grade 15. President Gamble agreed and wants Nancy to come and visit with him
- President Gamble mentioned that we need to address asset bases; personnel, library issues, professional development, increasing employees’ knowledge base, etc.
- Budgeting and planning are going to be viewed in a different light. More open and filled with assessment and accountability factors
- Instead of worrying about the legislature we need to look at what we can control: Recruitment and retention are top priorities. By increasing retention of 5% of students would earn this university around $3,000,000.
- Need to increase private giving and development
- Campus needs to more "user friendly"
- CEPAC will be on the ground floor of the new committee being formed on budgeting…more info to follow
- Suggestion made that a memo come from the President’s office on shutting off lights, powering down computers, etc. to help with rising costs of utilities.
NEXT MEETING IS MARCH 07 AT 9:00AM IN THE BRADLEY CONFERNCE ROOM