Absent: Steve Canaday, Helen Johnson, Gloria Wyatt
Excused: Ronnie Logan, Sylvia Alexander, Charles Black, Clyde Corley, Verlinda Franklin,
William Lansden, Ched LeFleur, Claire Lowry, Pat Melton, Virginia Reed, Michael Rhodes
Minutes respectively submitted by Veronica Vinson and Colis Chambers.
- Jim opened the meeting by welcoming guests and asked for corrections to the April
18 minutes. Statements in items 4 and 6 were revised. The corrected minutes and meeting
agenda were approved.
- Diane Hale, Director of Parking, was introduced. University policy requires that all
gated parking lots be closed 24 hours a day, to insure that vendors, invited guests,
and those permitted to park in the designated lots always have a parking space. The
Parking Office never sells more spaces than a lot can hold. All 154 spaces in the
Admin. Lot are filled and there is a waiting list for those who wish to apply for
space in it. Night access parking goes to students first, then if any spaces are available,
faculty and staff are eligible to apply for them. Ms. Hale recommends that the Staff
Senate investigates the policies for parking if there are employee concerns, and make
a recommendation to the Parking Committee. A committee is being formed to discuss
ways to communicate parking changes to the University community. Construction of the
new parking garage in the Field House lot will begin approximately in Spring 1997.
Alternate parking will be designated for those who currently park in that lot -- which
will probably be at the east end of the lot by the tennis courts or across the street.
The new parking garage will house 1,000 spaces.
- There was no report from the Finance Committee.
- The Election Committee is scheduled to meet today at 2:00p.m. to begin the process
of conducting an election to replace 2 senators in the Provost Division. Dr. Joanne
Keyton, Communications & Fine Arts, will attend the meeting to assist the committee
with this task.
- There was no report from the Issues Review Committee.
- Old Business -- Results of the merit raise survey were: 61% votes for across-the-board
raises, 39% votes for a combination of merit and across-the-board raises. Some senators
expressed concern about salary caps; the 9% increase employees receive from the State
for successfully completing the Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) exam, and position
upgrades could prohibit some employees from fairly receiving a raise. It was recommended
that the Issues Review Committee investigate how the raise guidelines were developed.
- New Business -- An employee would like the Issues Review Committee to address the
requirements for children of staff members being eligible to attend Campus School.
- Bill Akey was asked to chair an ad-hoc committee to address election procedures in
the Provost's division.
- The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 20 at 9:30a.m.