Administrative Council Minutes

22 February 2001

President Dunlop introduced Rachael Schipper, new library director.

Bob Willgoos: Senate has been examining three issues this semester: parking, qualifications for promotion, and graduate programs. Promotion qualifications discussion is currently in committee. The Senate passed unanimously graduate programs at Shepherd.

President Dunlop: SC had a productive meeting with Marshall University about the MAT program, which should be ready for implementation in July. Marshall will pay the teachers. In addition, five freestanding master's level courses will be offered by Shepherd this summer.

James Vigil: The one-page phone directory is now available on the Web at as a PDF file suitable for printing.

Joan Pope: Last basketball games of the season are tonight; tournaments start next week. Spring sports open next weekend.

John Adams: Joseph Oden Jr., a candidate for College Center director, will be on campus Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. for an open interview.

Rachael Schipper: Library construction is on schedule. Ray Smock will be on campus March 8 at 3 p.m. in WV Room to talk about the Legislative Studies Center.

Dan Yanna: Blasting is complete at library. Knutti elevator installation has slowed as car installers and painters have not arrived (they were scheduled to be on campus Feb. 19). McMurran clock tower roof structure is complete; next step will be covering it with lead-colored shingles. Lock change status: exteriors of all buildings are complete; next phase will be changing each office, building by building, pending funding (a 5-10 year implementation plan). Swipe reader card is being installed on Ikenberry back door.

Dan Starliper: Exempt employees are not covered by Fair Labor Act and do not qualify for overtime or comp time. Non-exempt must be paid for overtime unless the employee requests comp time. TIAA-CREF reps will be on campus March 13 and 14 in Blue-Grey Room of College Center.

Grover Boyer: 480 crosswalk status: vendor will be presenting SC with final bid for system in near future.

Alan Perdue: Regardless of recent Supreme Court rulings, as a state agency, Shepherd will continue to work toward complete ADA compliance. Also, the Jefferson County Circuit Court ruled in favor of Shepherd in the issue of a suit brought by a former student who disputed the academic assessment of the individual's teacher education field placement.

Debbie Langford: No report.

Frances Dolloph: No report.

Ed Magee: New statewide Banner system will be installed at SC in late March.

Dave Thompson: The future is uncertain for WVNET as the new technology officer for the state believes that everything should be outsourced. SC's Technology Oversight Committee (TOC) is considering laptop/wireless campus.

Mark Stern: Karen Petito will be on campus March 1 to discuss a laptop campus.

Libby Sturm: No report.

Karl Wolf: Creative Communication will be on campus March 12 and 13 for focus groups with faculty, staff, and students as it begins admissions publications production. Photographer will shoot the campus in April.

Valerie Owens: Higher Education Day at the Legislature is scheduled for March 13. Attendees will be President Dunlop, Marie Carter, Sharon Kipetz and student leaders, Valerie Owens, and Tim Haines.

Dave Eldridge: Catalog is currently in production; a draft will be available in late March.

Shelley Tharp: No report.

Sharon Kipetz: Black History Month activities include a Talent Night Feb. 24 and a talk on Storer College on Feb. 28. Residence Life is instituting a new program which allows students to select their room and roommate. A candidate for the dining service position is on campus today.

Marie Carter: An open interview session for vice presidential candidate Ed Magee is scheduled this afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

President Dunlop: Governor Wise's budget doesn't contain anything for higher education other that an across the board raise. There is money budgeted for Wise's PROMISE scholarship program. There may be some changes in last year's legislation to allow SC to have its own master's programs without brokering or partnering. LOCEA will require the Community and Technical College to have separate accreditation, but the C&TC will remain administratively linked to SC. Glenville State is experiencing severe budget problems and has opened talks with WVU about collaboration. The President's Office will pay $1,400 annual cost with an on-line higher education jobs listing service. The Carnegie Classification continues to be discussed on campus; Carnegie classifications have nothing to do with quality of the institution. It merely classifies institutions based on the popularity of programs. In order to be considered a liberal arts college, 50+ percent of graduates must be in the liberal arts. SC's most popular programs are not liberal arts programs. Karl Wolf and Mark Stern have crafted a letter to the Picket explaining the Carnegie Classification system.

Mark Stern: A North Central mock team will be on campus March 26, 27, and 28 to critique SC's report and to conduct interviews.

Respectfully submitted,

Valerie Owens

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