Minutes: March 26, 2002

Present:   Cantona, Goudie, Jacobson, Reinert, Weiland, Sweetman, Graumann, Naber, Wirkus, Walls, and Petersen 

Absent:    none

I.  Chair Wirkus called the meeting to order at 3:00 PM.

II.  Minutes from February Full Council meeting approved.

III. Chancellor Hastad participated in a question-answer discussion with the Council and guests.  Transcript is available on the Academic Staff Council web page. Council presents Chancellor Hastad with Inaugural gift.

IV.  Joe Heim was unavailable to attend the Full Council Meeting to discuss the Legislative Update, but is willing to attend later meetings.  Chair Wirkus shared Joe Heim’s information regarding contacting legislators. 

V.  Chair Wirkus will email a reminder to academic staff for election ballots.

VI.  Council members selected committees to convene.  All academic staff will be contacted via email to solicit volunteers for committees.  The Executive Committee will meet and assign volunteers to committees, and that list will be brought to the Council for approval on the last Tuesday in April.

VII.  Letters of congratulations or no funding have been sent to individuals who applied for professional development grants.  Send the list of recipients to the Campus Connection, and also to the members of the Council.

VIII.  The appropriate committee will go over the excellence awards on Monday, April 1, 2002.

IX.  Chair Wirkus sent a letter of support to the Chancellor regarding the All University Committee.

X.  Council discussed the budget reduction and the ADL letter authored by Nick Nicklaus.

XI.  Old Business 

a.      The Leadership Conference has been cancelled unless the travel freeze is lifted.

b.      Social Security Numbers must be removed from the list of academic staff members which was received from HR.

XII.  Adjournment 

M/S/P to adjourn at 4:40 p.m.

  Respectfully submitted,
Sarah Westbrook, PA