Approved by EC 3/26/19 & FS 4/30/19

Executive Committee Minutes

Maple Room, Atwood

March 12, 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)

Guests: Dan Gregory, Dmitry Berkovich


1)   Call to order at 3:35 pm


2)   Approval of Minutes

a)   EC minutes of February 12, 2019 (EC031219 2.a)

Motion to approve EC minutes of February 12, 2019, and all actions included—(Jaede/Tuder). Passed


3)   Treasurer’s Report—no report.


4)   Announcements/Status Reports

a)   Grievances—brief report.

b)   Provost and President Meetings Updates—brief report.

c)    Negotiations—the team is meeting in St. Paul this week and Ore will have a report for Faculty Senate.

d)   Substitute for IFO Board on March 21 & 22, 2019—announced. If Tuder cannot attend an email will go out looking for a volunteer.


5)   Consent Agenda

a)   Appointment of David Switzer to Alnwick Castle Advisory Group (temporary replacement)

Motion to approve the Consent Agenda—(Tuder/Gruwell). Passed


6)   Call for new agenda items—none.


7)   Unfinished Business

a)   Adjunct Faculty Improvement Grant Guidelines (EC031219 7.a)—discussed.

Motion to approve the Adjunct Faculty Improvement Grant Guidelines proposal conditionally, and bring it to Faculty Senate for approval—(Tuder/Julius). Passed


b)   Organizing Funds Update from Tuder, Heiman, and Panicker (EC031219 7.b)—Tuder spoke about the organizing plan. There is an urgent need. The discussion was cut short by a guest’s arrival. If there is time the discussion will continue after the guest leaves.

c)    Office 365 Shared Tenant Transition Dmitry Berkovich Time Certain 3:45-4 pm—the guest arrived and had a presentation. August 8th is the possible date for change over. There was discussion. This will also be discussed at Meet and Confer.

d)   Complaints about Executive Committee; and Process, Role, and Transparency (McCullar)—not discussed.

e)   Bookstore Issues (Tuder)—not discussed.

f)    Agenda for Inviting Brent Jeffers to campus for an All-Faculty Event—not discussed.

g)   Instituting an all-bargaining-unit celebration in Spring 2019 (Organizing Funds?)—not discussed.

h)   Faculty Search Process for Probationary Faculty (Tuder)—not discussed.

i)     Motion to have the FA President advise the Faculty Research Grants Committee to come up with a plan B for situations when the administrators are not available or because of weather, and to let applicants know what the plan B is—(Leigh/Panicker). Tabled—not discussed.

j)    FA Standing Committee Charges (EC031219 7.j)—not discussed.


8)   New Business

a)   Time Certain 4:15-5 pm—Talk with Dan Gregory, Provost—the guest arrived and had a hand out for EC.

b)   Meet and Confer Agenda—to come/discuss at Pre-M&C 3/14/19 at 2 pm Primrose.


9)   Adjourn at 5:20 pm


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