Absent: Joan Cesari, Steven Conlee, Kimberly Edgar, Linda Heide, Janice Hines, and Richard
Excused: Charlie Black, Sam Brackstone, Steve Canaday, Gracie Cato, Ginny Davis, Connie Diffee,
Frank Dyer, John Farrell, Lanelle Gay, Patricia Green, Linda Hall, Addie Hughes, Larry
Mayes, Ethel Moore, and Patricia Taylor
1. The meeting was called to order and roll was called.
2. Committee reports:
Finance Committee: Harry Flowers stated the senate account balance is $5,245.72
Election Committee: None
AD-Hoc Bylaws Committee: None
Issues Review Committee: Diane Cooper is the new chair for this committee. Due to Frank Goldberg's resignation
she will start over with the issue that was taken up concerning positions (reduced/created).
Traffic/Parking Authority: Hazel Haywood agreed to attend these meetings in place
of Tommie Polk.
Safety Committee: None
Facilities and Services Com.: None
IT Policy Committee: The conversion will not take place so the current platform will
be used and upgraded.
IT Admin. Advisory Com.: Anyone using FRS will see changes in the Fall. A set of policies
have been constructed for use of the Web pages and they will be reviewed next month.
Several hundred new computers have been purchased for the labs.
Bookstore Committee: Next meeting is April 8, 1998.
Campus School Committee: Letters are starting to come in for admission to Campus School.
Food Services Committee: As of July 1, Food Services will come under Student Services.
3. Old Business
There will be a one month campaign in conjunction with the student organizations with
kick-off being April 1. The campaign will run the same as last year. Brister Tower
will be used as the storage area Central Receiving will pick up all the items from
each area on April 30th. Each senator is responsible for keeping food and points until
April 30th. April 1st all senators are asked to come over to support the kick-off and canned foods brought
that day will count as admission. Maurice needs volunteers for the registration table.
4. New Business
Janet Mitchell thanked everyone for volunteering for the TBR meeting.
The following was provided in reference to the COLA Bill: the Senate Bill 2701 by
Crutchfield House Bill 3337 by Head an act to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title
8, Chapter 30, Part 2, to provide for annual cost-of-living adjustments of state employee
The Senate agreed to move the April meeting to April 23, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. to allow
Dr. Rawlins to join us. If anyone has any questions or concerns they should be given
in advance to Janet Mitchell in the President's office. These questions may be signed
or may be submitted anonymously. Everyone is invited to attend.
April 1 and 2, the University is taking part in the City's commemorative 30th anniversary
of Martin Luther King's death. Maurice Williams asked that all senators try to attend
the luncheon and possibly some of the seminars. Motion was made and seconded.
Lavonnie Perry-Claybon announced the Diversity & Customer Service training March 24th or 25th, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. in Jones Hall room 105.
Non-Faculty Sick Leave Bank will be sending out information.
Kathy Kolby agreed to develop a resolution to thank Tommie Polk for her contributions
to the Staff Senate.
5. February minutes approved.
6. Meeting adjourned. Next meeting is April 23, 1998 at 2:00 p.m.