Academic Staff Council Minutes - October 27, 2009
Excused: Lo, Sasaki, Vahala,
Matt Vogel, Bobby Erickson,
Meeting called to order at 1:19pm.
II. Amethyst Initiative
This is an
initiative that is a statement from the university that public
officials have an open discussion about the national drinking
age. Next year, the
National Minimum Drinking Age Act will be up for renewal in
Congress. Any state that
does not set the drinking age at 21 looses 10% of their federal
highway funds. The hope is the formative of a more effective
alcohol policy nationwide to reduce binge-drinking and other
adverse side affects of alcohol.
130 colleges and universities have signed onto it.
Chancellor Gow has said that if the three governing
bodies of UW-L support the initiative, then he would likely
support it. Student
Senate will be voting on the issue Wednesday, November 5.
They had looked at it and tabled it until that time.
There will be a one hour seminar on December 12, location
to be determined.
Motion to approve: Heyer, Leahy. APPROVED.
IV. Chapters 8-13
likely that there will some more changes to Chapter so voting on
that Chapter will be delayed until the appropriate time.
There are areas where the requirements for voting by the
committees are confusion.
The Council will agree on the changes but our Bylaws
committee needs to look over the document in order to make
requirements for committees – what kind of majority is need
(2/3, 50%+1), etc. - clear.
Motion: to approve the instructional academic staff
portions of chapters 8, 9, 11 and 12 and send the
non-instructional academic staff portions of those chapters to
the Bylaws committee for review and necessary revisions.
First, Leahy. Second,
V. Letter – OMSS
Van Roosenbeek will invite Joe Gow, Bob Hetzel, Barbara Stewart or Paula Knudson to the next meeting to discuss further.
VI. System Representative
this Friday in
VII. Dr. Zakahi
and Dodge went to the meetings and Van Roosenbeek met with him
Group is planning to have a new mission statement written up by February.
IX. Chapter 10
The language of terminal, renewable and rolling horizon contracts is still being worked on and the Council will vote on it once it is ready.
Meeting adjourned at 2:57pm.