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COE Committee on Academic Staff Issues: Meeting Highlights, February 19, 2001

CoE CASI (Committee on Academic Staff Issues) Meeting Highlights 2/19/2001

Present: S. Anderson, B. Dye, L. Grossenbacher, J. Hendricks, M. Landretti, F. McTavish, P. Peercy, B. Peterson, and J. Schowalter

Academic Staff Organizations
Invited guests Colleen McCabe (Secretary of the Academic Staff) and Bill Steffenhagen (current CEBC and ASPRO Board member, past ASEC and PPPC member) distributed materials, gave brief presentations, and answered questions concerning campus level academic staff governance bodies and other organizations and committees that include and/or affect academic staff. Additional information is available at

Bylaws Subcommittee Report and Discussion
Draft CASI bylaws distributed at a previous CASI meeting were reviewed, and modifications were suggested and accepted. The CASI as a whole voted to approve the document, with the changes discussed at the meeting. Paul Peercy will insure that the revised document is emailed to the CASI members for final confirmation and the Communications Subcommittee will arrange to have it added to the CASI website.

Communications Subcommittee Report and Discussion
Announcements for campus level opportunities for academic staff should be sent to all CoE academic staff via the email distribution list. The Subcommittee will meet with the new CoE Webmaster regarding development and support of the CASI website. P. Peercy will sponsor a town meeting for all CoE academic staff late this spring. Topics will include the CoE CASI and the CoE Strategic Plan. Based on feedback from the CASI members, the meeting will be scheduled on Monday-Thursday at either 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

Issues and Topics:
P. Peercy presented the results of the CASI member survey, indicating that the top 3 ranked issues for CASI consideration are Performance/Merit Reviews, Professional Development, and the Longer Term Appointment Process. After some discussion, it was the consensus of the committee that review and efforts in the area of Professional Development might be productive in the short term. J. Hendricks will survey the department chairs to see what (if any) professional development activities are required within each department. A Professional Development Subcommittee (L. Grossenbacher, B. Peterson) will review and suggest in-house professional development opportunities (brown bag sessions, etc.) that the College could sponsor for CoE academic staff.

NEXT CASI MEETING: MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2:30-4:00 P.M., 3609 ENGINEERING HALL (The time has been changed to 1:45-3:15.)

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