Administrative Council Minutes

Thursday, October 17, 2002
Storer Ballroom
8:00 a.m.

Present: Grover Boyer; Pete Checkovich; David Dunlop; Tim Haines; Sharon Kipetz; Debbie Langford; Monica Lingenfelter; Ed Magee; Valerie Owens; Alan Perdue; Joan Pope; Don Rohel; Rachel Schipper; Dan Starliper; Mark Stern; Libby Sturm; David Thompson; James Vigil; Bob Willgoos.

Grover Boyer: Announced that the gates to the Faculty/Staff parking lot will be operational soon. Reminded faculty/staff to make sure they had a Ramblercard and their vehicle is registered on campus. Stated that the emergency call boxes are being replaced with more modern call boxes. Two have been purchased. One is located at Westwoods, one at the football stadium.

Pete Checkovich: CTC will be in the Dunn Building by mid-May. The bidding process was delayed, so the January date had to be moved. Ann Shipway has been hired as the person in charge of Workforce Development & Continuing Education.

Tim Haines: The salary structure of classified employees has been assigned to a subcommittee of the Board of Governors to review and decide if anything can be done in terms of funding (classified employees are locked into a 7-yr.-old salary schedule because its in the WV Code).

Sharon Kipetz: Family Day was a great success, despite the weather, with 800 families visiting the campus. Jim Watson and Jim Price did a wonderful job with tours. Don Rohel will coordinate the Open House at the Little House this coming weekend, with a special storybook reading time. Don wished to commend Elizabeth Hess and the Little House Committee for sponsoring fundraisers and leading the efforts of getting the Little House back in good shape by painting, landscaping, etc. There will be a picture-taking session the day of Homecoming where people can have their picture taken with Livingston, the ram mascot. Profit will defray the cost of his grain. A suggestion was given at this time for temporary employees (who were going through the process of becoming Shepherd employees) to complete the form for an e-mail account; in that way, they'd be placed into our system and could get a Ramblercard, which would enable them to get into faculty/staff parking when the gates become activated.

Debbie Langford: There will be Banner Training on November 26, 2002 from 10 a.m.-Noon and from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. A memo regarding modification of travel regulations will be forthcoming from the President's Office. She will be contacting members of the campus community as she gathers information dealing with bond issuance. The athletic fieldhouse will be going out for bid on October 21st.

Alan Perdue: Board of Governors policies on the following are being reviewed: Travel, Automobile Traffic Control, Student conduct, Parking, Admissions

Rachel Schipper: The Bruce Flack Art Reception will be held on November 1, 2002 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be refreshments. All are welcome. Distributed membership form for the Scarborough Society and announced Scarborough Society library tours will take place on October 26th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Wall of Honor may be viewed at that time in the Reading Room. The Library is at 95% document level and we're just about ready to bid. (Estimated date: November). Since bidding is later, completion of the Library will most likely be August-September.

Dan Starliper: Gave a presentation on the "General Hiring Practices of Shepherd College." There will be another presentation of this topic for anyone interested in attending on October 30th at 3:00 p.m. in the Blue-Gray Room, College Center.

Mark Stern: There would be an internal search for Dean of Natural Science & Mathematics. Don Henry will be returning to faculty status.

Libby Sturm: 114 freshman received the PROMISE scholarship. One-third are attending Shepherd College. The top major is Secondary Education. Their cumulative GPA is 3.56 (statewide average is 3.6); their ACT is 23.8 (the national average is 24). 91% are taking 15 or more hours.

David Thompson: "wvnet" is being phased out of our e-mail addresses. If any faculty/staff member has a contact list with "wvnet" in its address, it needs to be removed from the address. Most areas on the webpage where it was maintained have been fixed.

James Vigil: Bookstore renovations are in its final stages. Bookstore will return to the College Center during the last week of October. There will be a series of grand opening events in the spring Bookstore has hired two new employees: a Bookstore Division Manager (Veronica Hall) and Assistant Bookstore Division Manager (Michael Siewert). Mr. Siewert has experience in small independently-run trade book stores, which is helpful because Shepherd will be moving more in this direction. Ramblercard's sales/deposits last year increased by 30%. This year, he continues to see a percentage increase (in the high twenties). The Bookstore is beginning to launch an off-campus program.

Bob Willgoos: Faculty Senate issues include merit pay for faculty. Senate will be discussing ideas in developing a faculty evaluation system.

Respectfully submitted,

Anna Mary Walsh
College Assembly Recording Secretary

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