January 13, 2011 Minutes

Meeting Date: 2011-1-13

Person Presiding: Tabitha Haynes

Members in Attendance: Janelle Melton, Marian Green, Sandra Arthur, Cindi Barnett, Corbin Campbell, Donald Clark, Sandra Johnson(by proxy of Patricia Oneill), Nadine Jones, Charles Klarr, Cathy McFall, Andrea Weber, Erin Parrish, Terry Plank, Holly Robison, Teresa Steele, Matthew Stublefield, Jamie Trussell, Kirk Whittington, Jacob Swett, Cynthia Hail

Members Absent: Michael Frizell, Dixie Williams, Mary Ann Wood, Kyle Yates

Actions of Meeting

Agenda Item: Call to Order

Staff Senate has quorum, and was subsequently called to order by Chairperson Tabitha Haynes at 1:31 p.m.

Agenda Item: Roll Call

Due to the upcoming vote on the bylaws amendment, the Chair requested a roll call for attendance. This was conducted and recorded by Secretary Matthew Stublefield.

Agenda Item: Approval of Agenda

The agenda was emailed in advance of the meeting. Motion to approve made by Teresea Steele and seconded by Charles Klarr. The vote to approve was unanimous.

Agenda Item: Open Forum

1.       Bears Backing Haiti by Jon Stubblefield and Christina Hargrove—for more information visit http://www.missouristate.edu/studentengagement/98360.htm

2.       Brian Jones addressed the Senate about the new Campus Recreation Center. Mr. Jones proposes that the University retain the current fitness center in Plaster Sports Complex for the use of staff and faculty, and students can use the new Campus Recreation Center. There were a few questions for Mr. Jones, and then the Chair asked Cindi Barnett (Director of Campus Recreation) for her thoughts.

Cindi stated that final decisions about staff use of the new Recreation Center have not been made, but she observed that only about a dozen staff use the current facilities in McDonald Arena during the noon hour and none use it after work. She further observed that Plaster Sports Complex is supported by a student fee.

The Chair asked if the Senate should reconsider the matter of staff use of campus recreation facilities; that action will be decided in the next meeting.

Agenda Item: Approval of Minutes (11/04/2010 and 12/02/2010)

An amendment to the attendance of the November meeting was advanced by Andrea Webber. Motion to approve with changes by Andrea Webber, seconded by Sandra Arthur. The vote to approve was unanimous.

An amendment to the attendance of the December meeting was advanced by Andrea Webber to note that Dixie Williams was in attendance. Motion to approve with changes by Andrea Webber, seconded by Holly Robison. The vote to approve was unanimous.

Agenda Item: Executive Committee Report

No report.

Agenda Item: Committee Reports

No reports were requested by the Chair to allow more time for discussion of the bylaws amendment.

Agenda Item: Unfinished Business – Bylaws Amendment

Amendments submitted by Dixie Williams in advance of the meeting were printed and distributed to the Senate by Secretary Matthew Stublefield. In lieu of Dixie Williams, the amendments were explained by the Secretary, and the Senate was reminded that it had discussed these amendments at the December meeting.

Motion to consider the amendments by Cathy McFall, seconded by Holly Robison.

Motion to approve amendments by Cindi Barnett, seconded by Andrea Weber. The vote to approve was unanimous.

There was no other debate. Motion to approve bylaws amendment by Nadine Jones, seconded by Charles Klarr. The vote to approve was unanimous.

Agenda Item: New Business

None to report

Agenda Item: Announcements

Staff Senate will meet at a new time in the future. Beginning in February, the Staff Senate will meet at 10:30 a.m., with the location to be determined on a month-by-month basis.

Adjourned

Motion by Nadine Jones to adjourn, seconded by Teresa Steele.