FS120418 2.b.1Approved by EC 11/27/18 & FS 12/4/18

Executive Committee Minutes

Maple Room, Atwood

October 30, 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), Jen Tuder (CMST); 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 3:35 pm


2)   Approval of Minutes

a)   EC minutes of October 9, 2018 (EC103018 2.a)

Motion to approve EC minutes of October 9, 2018, and all actions included—(Jaede/Gruwell). Passed


3)   Treasurer’s Report—no report.


4)   Announcements/Status Reports

a)   Grievances—no report.

b)   Provost and President Meetings Updates—they met with the Provost yesterday and discussed the Meet and Confer agenda. There was brief discussion. They also discussed Phased Retirement pay issues, Phase II hiring, block scheduling, student complaint process, and other Meet and Confer agenda items.

c)    Negotiations—the first meeting is next week.


5)   Call for new agenda items—none.


6)   Unfinished Business—none.


7)   New Business

a)   Liberal Education Committee Meetings and the LEC charge, relative to assessment (Finch)—Finch asked Heiman for an update. Heiman said they plan to meet on Friday; they finally have a full committee. He talked about the problems Our Husky Compact is facing with the charge. The report from the HLC conference is being looked at by the Assessment Steering Committee for approval. There was discussion about looking at the charges of the committees. The charges will be provided for EC to review.

b)   Organizing Plan for Spring 2019 (EC102518 7.b)—yesterday there was a two-hour meeting about what to do with this position. There is no director of organizing. Please provide your thoughts on this document for next time.

c)    MinnState Teaching Award—there was discussion about whether to participate in the awards. The IFO and other campuses are not planning to participate.


Jaede took the chair/Hergert had to leave the meeting at 4:32 pm


The discussion continued. Japp stated that the link she received from CETL was from last year still, and that decisions need to be made. Jaede said that the Provost stated that MinnState might still be working on changes on their side, and that may change the politics at the IFO.


Motion to recommend that the St. Cloud State Faculty Association should encourage nominations for the MinnState Teaching Award—(Julius/Hansen). Passed unanimously


Motion for CETL to move forward with the process—(Julius/Hansen). Out of order


Motion to recommend that St. Cloud State faculty should continue to participate in the MinnState Board of Trustees Award—(Tuder/Hansen). Passed Unanimously


d)   Meet and Confer Conversation—reminder that the Meet and Confer minutes are verbatim and published. There was discussion.

e)   Salary Equity Study—there was a meeting yesterday. Hergert gave an update. They have an accurate database of faculty salaries from 2017 fiscal year. All comparisons from here on will be based on that. There was discussion.


8)   Adjournment at 4:45 pm


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