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Dickinson State University Staff Senate Minutes September 18, 2008, 1:30 p.m. – Klinefelter Conference Room 107 Members Present: Bonnie Bohlman, Deana Carstens, Christie Chernich, Jay Danbom, Cody Ketterling, Roberta Kudrna, Heidi Larson, Chris Meek, Kathleen Meyer, Joshua Nichols, Jacob Siegler, Kelly Steffes, Lori Wagner, Stacy Wilkinson, Anthony Willer, Corina Zalesky Members Absent: Jane Fischer, Aaron Johansen Call to Order: Meeting was called to order at 1:32 p.m. by President Kelly Steffes Adoption of Agenda: Anthony Willer made a motion to accept the agenda. Stacy Wilkinson seconded. Approval of Minutes: Christie Chernich made a motion to accept the minutes. Roberta Kudrna seconded.

COMMITTEE REPORTS Standing Committees: Continuing Education Committee: Christie Chernich reported the Microsoft Office 2007 training is now a 1-credit course open to anyone. Staff may use tuition waivers or development funds for the course. She will keep in contact with Joanne Fields in setting up a continuing education opportunity for staff possibly in November. Hiring Process of Staff Committee: Anthony Willer reported Human Resources has posted documentation on the web site. Emergency Management Preparedness Committee: Deana Carstens reported that Hal Haynes gave an update at fall orientation and letters and emails are circulating regarding enrolling in Notifind. The Notifind website is now working. All staff is required to enroll. A test will be scheduled with cabinet. A campus wide drill will be scheduled sometime after that in the fall. Budget Committee: Heidi Larson reported the committee met twice since our meeting in August. The committee is planning a social possibly in January or February. She inquired if a decision regarding Jean’s Day came from the President. Kelly Steffes had not heard anything yet so she will investigate. Staff Senate scholarship will be awarded in the Spring after reviewing all applications. President’s Future Focused Planning Committee: Josh Nichols reported the first meeting was August 28. The meeting lasted about three and a half hours. Introductions were made then discussion. The committee is looking at DSU’s mission and vision statements. They discussed how best to communicate the committee’s progress. A website to house progress, meeting minutes and allow for feedback is being considered. The next meeting is scheduled September 30. Old Business: 1. Staff Retiree Status: No report. Staff Senate Minutes 09-18-08


New Business: 1. Campus Senates September Luncheon Report: Kelly Steffes reported that the campus senates are invited to a luncheon meeting with President McCallum on Monday, September 29. 2. Other: Kelly Steffes informed members that Hal Haynes, Vice President of Student Development is asking for members of Staff Senate to sit on the University Hearing Board. He asked that the members not work in the Student Development Office due to a conflict of interest. Christie Chernich, Anthony Willer and Jacob Siegler volunteered. 3. Other: Members discussed ideas/projects for Staff Senate to focus on. Senators will bring ideas to the next meeting for further discussion 4. Adjournment: Kelly Steffes adjourned the meeting at 2:25 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS 1. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. in Klinefelter Conference Room 107. 2. Congratulations to this month’s Moment of Excellence winner: Johnna Douthit

Respectfully Submitted,

Corina Zalesky ~ Staff Senate Secretary

Staff Senate Minutes 09-18-08


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