FS043019 2.b.3Approved by EC 4/23/19 & FS 4/30/19

Executive Committee Minutes

Maple Room, Atwood

April 9, 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 3:33 pm


2)   Approval of Minutes

a)   EC minutes of March 26, 2019 (EC040919 2.a)

Motion to approve EC minutes of March 26, 2019, and all actions included—(McCullar/Sacin). Passed


3)   Treasurer’s Report—no report.


4)   Announcements/Status Reports

a)   Grievances—no report.

b)   Provost and President Meetings Updates—no reports.

c)    Negotiations—no report.

d)   Organizing Funds Update (Tuder, Heiman, Panicker)—Heiman reported that Amy Livingston is coming May 14.

e)   Adjunct Professional Development Grants Update—Hergert reported that five adjuncts applied for grants.

Motion to vote electronically on the adjunct grants when they have been reviewed—(Sacin/Panicker). Passed


5)   Call for new agenda items—none.


6)   Unfinished Business

a)   CETL/Online Reorganization—possible idea: 3/4 reassigned time for director and 2-1/2 reassigned time for faculty fellows, one working on online. There was lengthy discussion.

b)   Bookstore Issues (Tuder)—not discussed.

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

d)   Instituting an all-bargaining-unit celebration in Spring 2019 (Organizing Funds?)—we will send out some dates.

e)   Faculty Search Process for Probationary Faculty (Tuder)—this is being worked on. More information to come at Meet and Confer.

f)    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.


7)   New Business

a)   Meet and Confer Agenda (EC040919 7.a) to discuss Thursday at Pre M&C

b)   Student Research Review Panel (EC040919 7.b)—discussed. We will send it out to all faculty.


8)   Adjourned at 5:00 pm


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