September 19, 2013

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Approved 10-10-13



MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY                        





Thursday, September 19, 2013

3:15-5:00 PM

W1 Conference Room, Owen Graduate Hall


Present:  J. Wright, M. Chavez, C. Corley, E. Cushman, W. Kopachik, R. Ofoli, J. Slade,

Absent:  J. Gaboury, K. Kovac, L. Perry, M. Reckase

Meeting called to order at 3:30pm.

  • Election of Chairperson:  M. Chavez
  • Election of Vice Chairperson:  J. Slade
  • Introduction of present members
  • Informational:  M. Chavez and J. Wright discussed Emergency Class Room / Terrorist plans, information is now on the Academic Governance website
  • UCAG roles were discussed by J. Wright
  • Informational:  Social Media Ad Hoc committee being formed with the role of how social media affects the classroom.
  • Deb Moriarty from UCFA Health Care Task Force discussed the possibility of formalizing a faculty health care committee:  The Health Care Task Force was formed roughly 10 years ago.  Dr. Moriarty informed UCAG of an upcoming on campus health care clinic set to go live by Oct. 2014.  Dr. Moriarty also shared other major efforts that the informal committee has worked on (including the Generic Prescribing Program).  This was done to provide perspective on the progress the Health Care Task Force has made and the importance of the committee.  Currently, faculty has no formal representation in HR. As such, faculty do not have a voice in decision made by H.R.  In addition, she stressed the importance of keeping the five key contributors on such a committee, to keep forward progress continuing.
  • A motion was developed to form a Faculty Health Care Council to send to the Steering Committee:  To establish a Faculty Health Care Council.  This council will be the faculty voice to Human Resources and University Administration on matters related to health care and benefits related to health care.  The motion passed.
  • In reference to (8) UCAG discussed future details, such as the bylaw language to describe the composition of the group as well as the terms related to the group members.  UCAG will wait for further request from the Steering Committee or UCFA.
  •  The secretary responsibilities for UCAG will rotate.
  • Meeting Minutes from March 14, 2013 had 2 friendly amendments.  The motion passed to approve the minutes.
  • College Bylaw reviews were assigned as follows:
    • Agriculture & Natural Resources (Attachment #2a):  W. Kopachik, M.Reckase, K. Kovac (OCT meeting)
    • Business (Attachment #2b):  R. Ofoli, L. Perry (NOV meeting)
    • Communication Arts & Sciences (Attachment #2c):  E. Cushman, J. Slade (DEC meeting)
    •  Nursing (Attachment #2d):  C. Corley, M. Chavez (DEC meeting)
  • Meeting adjourned at 4:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Jill Slade

Standing Committee Date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 3:30pm
Minutes Status: