FS100218 2.bApproved by EC 9/25/18 & FS 10/2/18

Executive Committee Minutes

Maple Room, Atwood

September 11, 2018


Attendance: (Those present indicated by an underline)

Officers: FA President Tom Hergert, Vice President Mark Jaede, Secretary Jamie Heiman, Treasurer Tina Sacin

IFO Board Members: Debra Leigh, Shawn Schooley 

Unit Representatives: CLA: Debra Japp (CMST), VACANT; COSE: Matt Julius (BIOL); HBS: Bill Hudson (FIRE); SCEE: Tony Hansen (EAS); SOTA: Matt Ferrell (MUSIC); SOE: Steven McCullar (ELHE); SHHS: Laura Finch (Kinesiology); SOPA: Dick Andzenge (CJ); SS: Cindy Gruwell (UL)

Negotiator: Tracy Ore (SOC)


1)   Call to order at 3:40 pm


2)   Approval of Minutes

a)   EC minutes of August 21, 2018 (EC091118 2.a)

Motion to approve EC minutes of August 21, 2018, and all actions included—(Ferrell/Finch). Passed


3)   Treasurer’s Report—no report.


4)   Announcements/Status Reports

a)   Grievances—brief report given.

b)   Provost and President Meetings Updates—Jaede and Hergert have not met with the President since EC last met. A brief report was given on the Provost meeting from today.

c)    Special Fall Election in September Update—update given. The IFO is looking for another vendor and more information will come.


5)   Call for new agenda items—IFO Response to the Supreme Court Decision (Hansen)


6)   Unfinished Business

a)   Pay for July Meet and Confer meeting—please check if you’ve been paid for the July Meet and Confer meeting.


7)   New Business

a)   Time Certain 4:15-5 pm—Talk with Dan Gregory, Provost, and La Vonne Cornell-Swanson, Associate Provost for Faculty and Student Affairs—the guests arrived and there was discussion.

b)   Transfer Advising—Jaede talked about faculty attending area community colleges and other community events for recruiting efforts, and the compensation for it. There was discussion. Not everyone agreed that faculty needed additional compensation for the recruiting efforts.

c)    Meet and Confer Agenda September 13 (EC091118 7.c)—to be discussed at Pre Meet and Confer.

d)   IFO Action Committee—need St. Cloud rep to serve—announced.

e)   Discussion of software issues related to advising—not discussed.

f)    IT Priorities—there was discussion about issues.

g)   Credits prior to major—the number of credits taken before declaring a major was discussed (80). EC members advised it should be changed to 60 credits.

h)   Executive Committee Representative at Chairs Meeting September 20—Both Jaede and Hergert will be gone and they would like someone to attend in their place. There was discussion. 8-9:30 am in Voyageurs.

i)     IFO Response to the Supreme Court Decision (Hansen)—there was a discussion. Hergert discussed the cards and the new online sign up with two signatures. To be discussed further at the next EC meeting.


8)   Adjournment at 5:00 pm


Submitted by Polly Chappell, FA/IFO Union Office Operations Coordinator