Minutes: September 25, 2001 

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


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


II.  New Business 

A.  Introductions were made and a welcome extended to the two new Academic Staff Council members, recently elected in a Special Fall Election. They are Andrea Goudie (Student Development & Academic Services) and Timothy Walls (Colleges). 

B.  The meeting schedules were discussed and agreed upon, with the Full Council meeting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, at 3 PM, 263 Cartwright, reserving the 2nd Tuesday for an “as needed” basis. The Executive Committee will meet the 3rd Tuesday, at 8:15 AM, 217 Graff Main Hall. 

C.  Chair Wirkus introduced his theme for the Academic Staff Council’s academic year, which is UNITY. He stressed the importance of unification of all the University’s areas; Staff, Faculty, Students and Classifieds. All need to work together to help this campus go forward. 

D.  Vice-Chair Naber is heading up the committees and has presented them with their charges. She informed the Council that the committee Chairs would be attending the November and December meetings to present their reports. 

E.   Dan Sweetman reported on the current Searches, which include: Campus Planner, Dean of HPERTE and Associate Dean of the College of Business. He also made mention that a 2nd volunteer was needed for the College of Business Search and the committee suggested that someone from Career Services would make a good candidate. Chair Wirkus will send out an email, calling for a volunteer. 

F.   Chair Wirkus shared his report on the Provost Search. There was some delay due to the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. 

G.  The Smoking Task Force was discussed. Chancellor Hastad has requested two Academic Staff members for the committee. The two recommendations were Dr. Gayleen Eilers and Paige Rhoman. The Council felt it was important to have Physician and a representative from Residence Life. Barbara will invite them to serve on the committee, via email with Dan Sweetman as the alternate. Chair Wirkus will then forward these names to Chancellor Hastad.  

V.  Adjournment 

M/S/P to adjourn at 4:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Furlano, PA