Absent: Charlie Black, Steve Canaday, Gary Carman, Joan Cesari, Ginny Davis, Hope Eubanks,
Linday Heide, Janice Hines, Ethel Moore, Lavonie Perry-Claybon, Bernice Richardson,
and Michelle Stout
Excused: Glenda Barton, Sam Brackstone, Carol Brown, Gracie Cato, Steven Conlee, Diane Cooper,
Verlinda Franklin, Linda Hall, Lonnie Latham, and Ronnie Logan
1. The meeting was called to order and roll was called.
2. The November minutes were approved. There were no minutes for December due to lack
of a quorum.
3. Committee reports:
4. Old Business: Operation Feed 1997 awards will be presented in March. The 1998 kick-off
campaign will be held at the reception for Academic Affairs, the 1997 overall winner.
Harry Flowers stated the senate account balance is $5,343.25.
Election Committee: None
AD-Hoc Bylaws Committee: Will call a meeting soon.
Issues Review Committee: None
Traffic/Parking Authority: None
Safety Committee: None
IT Policy Committee: None
IT Admin. Advisory Com.: SCT will be invited back to an IT Administrative Advisory
Committee meeting to discuss the changeover and where the University is in the changeover.
Bookstore Committee: None
Campus School Committee: Dr. Geri House is taking the recommendation before the school
board. They hope to have a full report this month.
5. New Business:
6. Next Meeting is scheduled for February 19, 1998.
The question was posed concerning the raising of the purchasing limit from $500. The
group was advised that a new purchasing limit of $1,000 has already been proposed
and is in the hands of TBR.
Ms. Mary Ann Camp will attend the February meeting.
For the latest pay increase, everyone employed on December 31, 1997 received the 2%
increase unless otherwise notified. For Biweekly paid employees, the pay increase
for January 1 and 2 will appear on the February 6th check.
The Tennessee Board of Regents will be on campus March 26-27, 1998.
House Representative Lois Deberry will speak at the University Center, February 1,
1998 at 5:00 p.m. for the University's Life Time Achievement Award in honor of Mr.
Aurthur Holmon. After discussion, an organized writing and calling campaign to your
state legislator was strongly encouraged to let them know that Higher Education has
been neglected. Enclosed are their telephone numbers and E-mail addresses.
The Meerkat Award is a new awards program and everyone is encouraged to nominate deserving
individuals. You should have received more information through the mail.