May 5, 2011 Minutes

Person Presiding: Tabitha Haynes

Members in Attendance: Terry Plank, MaryAnn Wood, Sandra Johnson, Corbin Campbell, Dixie Williams, Cindi Barnett, Cathy McFall, Charles Klarr, Holly Robison, Sandra Arthur, Kyle Yates, Donald Clark, Kirk Whittington, Matthew Stublefield

Proxy Members in Attendance: Allison Overmeyer on behalf of Erin Parrish, Kelli Farris on behalf of Andrea Weber, Peggy Preston on behalf of Teresa Steele.

Ex-Officio Members in Attendance: Cindy Hail

Guests in Attendance: Yvette Medley, Holly Pepe, Scott Fiedler, Zach Durham, Austin Kramer

Actions of Meeting

Agenda Item: Call to Order

Staff Senate has quorum, and was subsequently called to order by Chairperson Tabitha Haynes.

Agenda Item: Roll Call

Attendance was gathered by sign-in sheet, passed around by Secretary Matthew Stublefield.

Agenda Item: Approval of Agenda

The agenda was emailed in advance of the meeting. Dixie Williams moved to approve, which was seconded by Cindi Barnett. The agenda was approved unanimously.

Agenda Item: Open Forum

There was no open forum presentation this month.

Tabitha posed the question of the June meeting to see if enough members would be present to meet. Based on Senate response, Staff Senate will meet as scheduled on June 2nd.

Agenda Item: Approval of Minutes (4/7/2011)

The minutes were emailed in advance of the meeting. Cindi Barnett moved to approve the minutes, which was seconded by Dixie Williams. The minutes were approved unanimously.

Agenda Item: Executive Committee Report

Executive committee did not meet last month due to scheduling conflicts.

Agenda Item: Committee Reports

Report by Dixie Williams, Director of Staff Senate Relations:

Flyers are available for the July 7 Staff/Faculty Night at the Ball Park. Tickets will be the same

price as last year.

Tent Theater Staff Appreciation Night is June 7 at the 8:15 show.

Agenda Item: Unfinished Business

No unfinished business.

Agenda Item: New Business

Matthew Stublefield and Dixie Williams gave speeches as nominees for Chair-Elect. Dixie Williams was elected as Chair-Elect.

Matthew Stublefield and Andrea Weber (via Tabitha Haynes) gave speeches as nominees for Secretary. Matthew Stublefield was elected as Secretary.

Staff Senate needs to appoint a new representative to attend Faculty Senate.

Agenda Item: Announcements

Matthew Stublefield announced that Staff Senate had few nominations, and that half of the nominees for Senate positions declined their nomination. Voting will proceed as planned with the hope of garnering more involvement and interest in the future.

Charles Klarr asked for a follow-up on the Sick Leave proposal. At this time, there was no update.

Corbin Campbell asked if there would be discussion about the Extra Given Days for 2012. Tabitha Haynes replied that such a discussion would happen in Spring 2012.