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FACULTY WELFARE COMMITEE

1997-1998  ANNUAL REPORT

 

1. Membership.

Chair- Scott Thomson

Members- Judy Donnalley, Sean Kelly, Gary Greenstein,

Martha Selby, Cliff Knight

Ex Officio- Kathryn Green, (for the Chair of the Faculty)

Stewart Mixon, Assistant VC for Human Resources, Henry

Peel (for the Chancellor)

 

2. Meeting Dates

      September 11, 1997

      October 9, 1997

      November 13, 1997   met; there was not a quorum

      December- open

      January- open

      February 12, 1998

      March 12, 1998

      April 9, 1998  meeting canceled; agenda carried

            forward

 

3. Subcommittees established this year.

Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty/Staff Use of the Student

Recreation Center:Thomson, Mize, Mixon, Dock, Wilson and

3 SGA representatives

 

4. Accomplishments during the year.

Continued to receive inquiries regarding the university's

[1996] decision to charge an annual membership fee for

faculty/staff use of the Student Recreation Center.

These inquiries have included the observation that two pre-

existing facilities, Christenbury Gymnasium and Minges

Coliseum, have simultaneously been closed, removing from

faculty and staff any other campus-based recreational

facility alternatives

 

Received an inquiry regarding the university's willingness to

underwrite tuition costs to faculty/staff dependents. Referred

the question the Benefits Committee.

 

Received two inquiries regarding lapses in insurance for

faculty who retire early and subscribe to ORP (other

retirement plans). Referred to Benefits Committee.

Follow up letter from Mr. Mixon (AVCHR) clarified how to

avoid a lapse in benefits.

 

5. Reports to the Faculty Senate.

Chair, on behalf of the subcommittee, made a March, 1998

report to the Faculty Senate regarding faculty/staff use of

the Student Recreation Center.

 

6. Business carried over to next year.

Recommend that discussion of state benefits for significant

others be carried forward for further consideration.

 

Recommend that discussion regarding the university's

willingness to underwrite tuition costs to faculty/staff

dependents be carried forward for further consideration.

 

Recommend that discussion of an exit interview document

for EPA employees be undertaken with a staff member from

human resources.

 

7. Evaluation of the Committee.

a. Charge is satisfactory,

b. Personnel cooperation is good,

c. Attendance is unsatisfactory,

d. Responsibilities are satisfactory, and

e. Activities are tabled under item 4.

 

8. Suggestions to the Chair of the Faculty and/or the Faculty

Senate for improving the effectiveness of the committee.

None .