December 2011 Minutes
CAP December Minutes
December 1, 2011
Attendees: Wayne Stahl (1),Konstantinos N Yfantis (2), Kimberly Brown (3), Jim Witte (3), Jonathan Howell (4), Erica Malloch (4), Karen McLaughlin (5), Rick Atterberry (5), Gary Letterly (6), Julie Mumbower (6), Betoel Escobar (7), Veronica Kann (7), Tim Flanagin (8), Melissa Madsen (9), Robbie Bauer (10), Elizabeth Rockman (10), Kingsley Allan (11), Elyne Cole (ex officio)
I Call to order Meeting Opened at 1:10
II Guest Presentations
AP Senators Mary Ellen O'Shaughnessey and Jamie Nelson attended. They talked about some of their experiences in the Academic Senate. Elizabeth reminded the Senators that APs are not fully represented and encouraged them to keep moving for more AP Senators. CAP resources were volunteered including email lists, and AP committee member listings. Encouragement was given to organize a reoccurring opportunity to meet with CAP.
III Public Comment None
IV Review of Minutes Minutes approved with amendments.
V AHR Report
Budget is in the same place as before - state is behind in payments. Academic Professional Development Fund approved 52 of 55 requests. $26K is obligated. There are no requests pending! We need to advertise available funds as well as the potential to get an exception regarding matching funds. It was noted that having department pre-approval may be a deterrent to making requests.
VI Communications Committee
Melissa requested ideas for newsletter, and requested CAP members to send a bios if it is missing from the website.
VII Unfinished Business
Update on pension reform was discussed. Audit was discussed. We have no hint regarding when UIUC audit results will be available. Karen and Rick attended last merit board meeting where not much happened so it was short. 50 interviews and 150 job descriptions were provided by UIUC. Insurance was mentioned.
VIII Committee Reports
CAPE awards committee had first meeting. Monday will be first cut of applicants. Some issues dealt with are people were nominated multiple times, and the Prairie Research Institute nominations will be evaluated on their entire body of work not just on the years since becoming part of UI.
Climate Survey deadline is tomorrow. Feedback includes criticism that questions worked against anonymity. Wayne expressed hope that he could get access to some of the free-form comments that might be useful to his committee regarding AP human capital strategy.
Senate Election update was given. Mary Ellen represents district 9. There is a new District 5 vacancy because Karen will move to ISU to become director of employment. She is grievance chair so we need a replacement there too.
Regarding New Hire/Exit checklist, Jonathan has forwarded the checklists up to HR to incorporate into their lists of resources.
Elyne prepared us for the chancellor’s visit by offering examples of questions she is likely to ask.
Senate Exec report – Discussion was mostly about student enrollment. Melissa reported that USSP listened to a law professor who said Senate is subject to open meetings act. Discussing honorary degrees is a point where Senate isn’t compliant. Elizabeth mentioned Public Engagement committee. The letter to the chancellor regarding AP reporting lines was discussed. There is lingering concern that the campus is losing the autonomy necessary to be a research-one institution.
IX Grievance None
X Adjournment Meeting adjourned at 3:30.