Minutes from Union Executive Committee Meeting

Present – Prince Charles Alexander, Rick Applin, Peggy Codding, Beth Denisch, Marti Epstein, Rich Grudzinski, Danny Harrington, Michael Abraham, Teodros Kiros, Dennis Cecere, Jeff Perry, Diane Richardson, Wendy Rolfe, Jackson Schultz, Department Reps.

  1. Danny made a motion to accept the minutes from the previous meeting. Rich seconded and the vote was unanimous to accept the minutes.
  2. The department reps are present to learn more about what the Executive Committee is up to and to be more connected to our process. 
  3. We discussed the graduate program as proposed by Management: six grad degrees with 20 students in each major in an ideal world. The program is still in the planning stages, it needs to be approved by a state board, NEAS&C, and then the college can implement it when it chooses to. The goal is to start the fall of 2011. The college also wants to offer two on-line Baccalaureate degrees. ADA compliance in the 150 building is another serious issue that is on our front burner. Management needs to do the right thing and take care of the issue. The voice department is phenomenally overcrowded – many space issues and insufficient bathroom service.
  4. We looked at several articles on higher ed upper administrations across the country and how these are getting more and more top heavy. Let management know we are watching.