Staff Assembly Meeting Minutes
December 9, 2010 – 2:00 p.m.
Todd Lecture Hall

The meeting was called to order at 2:00 p.m. by Heather Erikson, Past Chair.

Approval of Minutes
The minutes from the November 11, 2010 meeting were approved as amended.

Updates

Smoking Policy
– Garry Stark reported that ASNIC is finalizing a draft of the smoking policy and will be sent to the Senate after the first of the year. ASNIC is working with Panhandle Health in regards to smoking cessation, i.e. nicotine patches, etc.

Heater”Gate” – Garry Stark reported that a couple of days ago Facilities Operations had gotten the okay from Dr. Bell to increase the room temperatures across campus. Since the change, areas across campus have welcomed the increased heat. Garry asked that you not use a space heater and if your area is too cold or too hot to please let Facilities Operations know.

Meet and Confer – Meet and Confer has met and they are recommending that the staff compensation plan be implemented and that a maternity/paternity/family need leave policy be developed.

Employee Day Committee – Karen Hubbard reported that the committee has been working on coming up with community service projects as well as professional development sessions for the day.

Staff Sabbatical Committee – Draft of the staff sabbatical policy and procedure has gone to Dr. Bell for review. She will be meeting with Alex Harris to discuss the first of January.

Holiday Food Baskets - Nancy Edwards reported that we had collected well over $1,000 in cash as well as food for the St. ASNIC program. So once again, it was a big success and thanks to all you helped…especially Jan Pederson and her staff!

Reports

Board of Trustees - The agenda from the November Board meeting.

NEW BUSINESS
o NIC Head Start Overview - Beth Ann Fuller
o Resolution for Area Agency on Aging - Endowment Funds Ron Dorn
INFORMATION ITEMS
o Employee Opinion Survey Results Wade Larson
o Accreditation Update Jay Lee
o Legislative Report John Martin
o Kootenai Technical Education Campus (KTEC) Jay Lee
o Education Corridor Mic Armon

Senate – Erin Norvell asked for updates from departments on how the Withdrawal policy had worked during Fall Semester.

Adjournment - The meeting was adjourned at 3:10 p.m.