The meeting was called to order by President John
Yeutter in SL129. There was ITV access at Muskogee, Broken Arrow
Council Members in attendance: Jennifer Edwards (Liberal Arts), Ernst
Bekkering (Business & Technology), Harriett Hobbs, (Library), Darryl Linde (for Rick
Matzen, Science & Health Professions), Alan McKee (Optometry), John Milbauer (Liberal
Arts), David Scott (Liberal Arts), Lallie Scott
Arts), Dan Sisk (Science & Health Professions), Bill Rosener (Business & Technology), Denise
Deason-Toyne (Business & Technology), Dawn Yonally (Education).
Council Officers in attendance: John Diamantopoulos (Vice
President), Linda West (Secretary/Treasurer), John Yeutter (President).
Guests: Jym Brittain (Education/CTL)
[Council will set aside time at the first of each meeting to visit with President Williams, VP Academic Affairs Bigbee and/or VP Administration Cherry should they be able to attend.]
Contact John Yeutter if you want to be on the committee of if you are interested in running for President, Vice President or Secretary.
b. Faculty Awards
Jennifer Edwards will replace Lallie Scott on the Committee. Martha Parrott was suggested for Science and Health Professions. We need a member from Education.
D. Other Business
1. Faculty Parking
An email from the BA campus posed the question of why faculty in BA pay more for parking when there is no designated faculty parking. We could suggest that they carve our faculty space in BA. Another suggestion was to allow faculty to park in any lot. This would be an added new benefit for faculty and seems fair since faculty pay more for their parking places. This was referred to the Parking Committee.
2. Faculty Development Funding
The current funding policies were discussed. Funding is only available if you present a paper and people who present later in the year do not have as good a chance of getting money. We need to have equal amounts available for each semester. Also, in the past, their was funding for attending conferences and not just for presenting. Yeutter will take to VP Bigbee about the funding procedure. It was suggested that funding be increased, that we broaden the definition of what is participation, and that we make the money more evenly available by semester.
What is the status of the OTRS plan? There is still concern about the under funded status of our retirement plan. The problem has not been addressed. It is unlikely that politicians would let the plan fail because so many people are covered by it.
The meeting adjourned at 4:02 p.m.
Next meeting, Friday, December 8, 2006, 3:00 p.m.