FS022619 2.bApproved by EC 2/12/19 & FS 2/26/19

Executive Committee Minutes

Maple Room, Atwood

January 15, 2019


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)

Faculty of Color Caucus Representative: Ajay Panicker (SOC/CLA)

Contingent Appointment Representative: Jill Zasadny (Adjunct/ENGL/CLA)


1)   Call to order at 3:35 pm


2)   Approval of Minutes

a)   EC minutes of November 27, 2018 (EC011519 2.a)

Motion to approve the EC minutes of November 27, 2018, and all actions included—(Jaede/seconded). Passed


3)   Treasurer’s Report—brief report given.


4)   Announcements/Status Reports

a)   Grievances—brief report given.

b)   Provost and President Meetings Updates—brief report given.

c)    Negotiations—brief report given.


5)   Call for new agenda items—none.


6)   Unfinished Business

a)   FA Standing Committee Charges and attendance—discussed.


7)   New Business

a)   Possible uses of $5,000 campus organizing funds

i)     Consider hiring a singular faculty member as campus organizer

ii)   Consider sending 3-5 attendees to organizing training January 31-February 1

Motion to send 4-5 people to training with expectation of reporting to EC and Faculty Senate about what they have learned, including a proposed plan of moving forward—(Andzenge/Gruwell). Passed


b)   Distribution of 19A funds for adjuncts

i)     12K allocated for adjuncts

ii)   Need process to distribute funds, including how to reimburse when someone is not on payroll—meeting scheduled with committee chairs

c)    Inviting Brent Jeffers to campus for an all-faculty event—discussed.

d)   Instituting an all-bargaining-unit leadership meeting schedule for Spring—discussed.

e)   Possibility of an all-bargaining-unit celebration in Spring 2019—discussed.

f)    Chairs on search committees—discussed.

g)   Time Certain 4:15-5 pm—Talk with Provost Dan Gregory—discussion took place.

h)   Meet and Confer agenda for January 17, 2019 (EC011519 7.h)—there was a concern about new policy on mandatory on-campus living—discussed at last Meet and Confer, and also discussed at recent financial aid meeting. Will add to Meet and Confer agenda.


8)   Adjournment at 5:00 pm


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