FACULTY WELFARE COMMITEE
1997-1998 ANNUAL REPORT
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
February 12, 1998
March 12, 1998
April 9, 1998 meeting canceled; agenda carried
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
 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
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
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.