Absent: Gracie Cato, Mark Copley, Sherry Crone, Hazel Haywood, Bernedine Kelly, Michelle
Stout, and Marcia Taylor
Excused: Glenda Barton, Verlinda Franklin, Pat Green, Barbara Harris, Nancy Hollingsworth,
Kathy Kolby, Barbara Moore, Janice Morganfield, Patricia Taylor, Jeanne Tutor, and
Present: Beverly Anthony, Kathy Atkinson, Charlie Black, Sam Brackstone, Devonia Cage, Steve
Canaday, Gary Carman, Pam Cash, Linda Clark, Steven Conlee, Diane Cooper, Patricia
Ehrlich, Gary Fortner, Addie Hughes, Diana Humphrey, Richard Jones, Bill Lansden,
Joanne Lippy, Larry Mayes, Janet Mitchell, Lynne Owens, Norma Price, Ginny Reed, Bernice
Richardson, Patty Simonton, and Bobbie Steiner
1. Meeting called to order at 9:35 a.m.
2. Roll called.
3. Sam Brackstone spoke briefly, while waiting for enough senators to make a quorum,
on the new Collierville campus. There was a headline in the Collierville Herald announcing
this campus. This will be a great addition to the University and will increase the
off-campus enrollment which is currently approximately 2900 students.
4. Committee reports:
5. New Business:
Larry Mayes - The current balance our account is $6,985.71.
Election Committee: Pam Cash - The election process will begin in March with the newly appointed election
AD-Hoc Bylaws Committee: Diane Cooper - Currently there is no term limitation on an executive officer, their
term runs the length of their senate seat. The senate agreed that there needs to be
Also, needed is a detailed policy in the By-Laws for attendance by Senators.
Issues Review Committee: Diane Cooper - A further update was given on the Employee Referral Program. Since
the program started, two University employees have received the $100 reward.
An employee expressed concern for her safety and wanted assistance. She was concerned
because she was on campus late and didn't feel safe going from her building to her
car. The Issues Review Committee researched this concern and helped the employee reach
departments that could assist her with this. She expressed her satisfaction with the
assistance provided by the Staff Senate Issues Review Committee.
The Child Care Center had a number of calls and some takers for the after-school care
program. The center is looking into the price with the view of possibly lowering their
On the issue concerning children on campus, there is no current University policy.
The senate will be sending a letter to Dr. Smith.
Traffic/Parking Authority: Michelle Stout - None
Safety Committee: Richard Jones - None
Facilities and Services Com.: Janet Mitchell - None
IT Planning Policy Council: Steve Canaday - None
IT Admin. Advisory Com.: Steve Conlee - None
Bookstore Committee: Carolyn Zoccola - None
Food Services Committee: Patty Simonton - Went to the tasting Food Services had and
is waiting on the first meeting.
Public Records: Need a Volunteer
Fee Refunds & Appeals: Joann Lippy - None
The Election Committee was noted and approved as follows:
- Gary Carman
- Patricia Ehrlich
- Diana Humphrey
- Mark Copley
- Lynne Owens
The issue of a Staff Appreciation Day was brought up and approved by the senate for
early spring. It was noted to make sure it was held after graduation. Senator Diane
Cooper volunteered to chair the Staff Appreciation Day organization committee.
An issue was brought up concerning parking in the Administration Lot. The concern
was the overage that is sold versus the number of spots available, many which appear
to be used by University related vehicles (Police Services, Student Services, etc.)
Some of the concern is stemming from people parking in the lot that should not be
in the lot in the first place (construction, etc.). The Issues Review Committee will
look into this matter.
6. Minutes approved as amended.
Next meeting is Thursday February 18, 1999 at 9:30 in McWherter 225B.