May 2, 2002 Minutes

1. Call to Order - A regular meeting of the Staff Senate of Missouri State University was called to order at Plaster Student Union, Room 313 at 1:30 p.m.

2. Roll Call -

Present - John Avery, F. Chris Brown, Kelly Brown, Patrick Byers, Lisa McEowen-LeVangie, SuzAnn Ferguson, Mary Lynne Golden, Betty Lewis, David Liss, Ed DeLong, Lisa Reed, Alan Roland, Edie Sartin, Sara Clark, Steve Mills

Absent - Mark Barton, Gary LR Smith, Chris Strodtman, Belinda Davis, Stewart, Chuck Donald, Myril

Guests - Harry Cook, Diana Garland, Dave Caravella, Jeff Adams, Dr. Bruce Johnson, Margaret Swales, Phil Nichol, Howard Berriman, Debra Sain

Member resigned - Fran Phillips

Mary Lynne Golden, Chairperson, presided and Edie Sartin recorded the proceedings of the meeting.

3. New Business -

Dr R Bruce Johnson, Professor Agriculture, Chair Missouri State"s Steering Committee on Athletics Certification presented the NCAA Self Study. He discussed the self-study process and presented the draft with recommendations that has been submitted for review by Athletics administrators, coaches, student-athletes, the Staff Senate, the Faculty Senate, the Student Government Association, athletics boosters groups, and the Board of Governors. He left two copies of the report with Mary Lynne for review.

Howard Berriman, Human Resources presented information on short-term Disability. The administration will not fund the Staff Senate proposal to fund a sick leave bank. The discussion on employees purchasing short-term disability insurance was presented.

April minutes were approved.

4. Issues and Concerns - Sara Clark - Sara Clark, Issues and Concerns Committee Chairperson discussed the upcoming Staff Survey. It was decided to divide the survey into two separate surveys, a staff budget issue survey will be available on the web now and a staff moral survey will be presented at a later date. A motion to approve as amended was passed. The survey will be out on the web for two weeks.

Staff Senate discussed questions to present to Howard Berriman at the June Staff Senate meeting concerning upcoming health care insurance.

Sara Clark, Public Art Committee member presented a summary of recommendations for locations of public sculptures and art displays on campus, relocating the Echosphere and the senior 2002 class gift. The group is also working on an art registration process so the University can track art assets and work with the public in accepting art as a donation or loaned art pieces. An outline on what responsibilities the University will uphold when displaying and maintaining artwork, as well as answer legal questions that may arise between the owner, artist and University.

5. Faculty Senate Report - Steve Mills - Steve Mills attended the Faculty Senate meeting and presented the Faculty Senate salary survey, which may be viewed on the web. This 50-page report with 19 recommendations was presented to President Keiser. The Faculty Senate Representative, Ed DeLong, who attends Staff Senate meetings will be replaced with a new representative.

6. Announcements - Mary Lynne Golden - Mary Lynne Golden announced that a check for $789.00 would be presented to the family of Chris Dodson.

Mary Lynne presented the Staff Senate Resolution, stating possible location and encouragement for attendance at Staff Senate meetings. A motion was made for amendments. This will be represented and a motion made for vote at the upcoming Staff Senate meeting due to lack of quorum.

Mary Lynne presented that Habitat for Humanity will build a house on campus this fall, then move the house to a lot in Springfield for its new family. Contact Shawn Strong, Industrial Management Department who is looking for volunteers.

Mary Lynne discussed the "Wall of Fame" which will be located in the Plaster Student Union. A committee will select inductees and take nominations each fall. Mary Lynne presented that the Issues and Concerns Committee will host a meeting on Tuesday, May 14, 2002 to discuss staff salaries. The meeting is open to everyone and will be held in PSU 313.

Fran Phillips, Veterans Certifying Official, Veteran Services has resigned from Staff Senate. A new member will be voted in to take her place at the June meeting.

7. Announcements -

The next meeting of the Staff Senate will be held Thursday, June 6, 2002, at 1:30 p.m. in Plaster Student Union, Room 313.

A motion to adjourn was made, seconded and passed. Staff Senate adjourned at 2:45.

Respectfully submitted:
Edie Sartin
Staff Senate