FACULTY WELFARE COMMITTEE
1998-1999 Academic Year
1. Membership (include ex-officio members).
Kathryn Greene (chair) Gary R.
Greenstein (sec.) Shen Guoqiang
Sean Kelly (vice-chair) Cliff Knight
Elizabeth Layman Stewart Mixon (Human Res.)
Henry Peel (Vice Chan. rep) Scott Thompson (Faculty Chair rep.)
2. Meeting Dates (include members absent).
09/10/98 absent: Shen Gouqiang, Elizabeth
Laymen, Stewart Mixon, Scott Thomson
10/08/98 absent: Elizabeth Laymen, Scott Thomson
11/12/98 absent: Gary R. Greenstein, Scott
12/10/99 absent: Sean Kelly, Cliff Knight, Scott
01/14/99 absent: Gary R. Greenstein, Henry Peel,
Shen Gouqiang, Scott Thomson
02/11/99 absent: Gary Greenstein, Cliff Knight,
Shen Guoqiang, Elizabeth Laymen, Scott Thomson
03/11/99 absent: Shen Guoqiang, Sean Kelly,
Elizabeth Laymen, Henry Peel, Scott Thomson
04/08/99 absent: Shen Guoqiang, Cliff Knight,
3. Subcommittees established during the year
(include progress and/or completion of work).
Campus child care-related issues will be carried over
to next academic year (are working on survey)
4. Accomplishments during the year, especially as
addressed through committee goals. Include
recommendations made to agencies other than the
Faculty Senate as well as the Faculty Senate.
Revision and editorial change of ECU Faculty Manual
regarding retired faculty privileges (adopted).
Disability services for faculty members will be handled
by EEO office.
Discussed with Dennis Young the 5-yr. reallocation of
the seating plan and its impact on faculty football
Discussed with Nancy Mize faculty (active and retired)
access to the student recreation center.
Discussed the extension of benefits to significant
others (referred to State Benefits committee; statute
Discussed tuition costs for dependents (are statute
Parking Services agreed to extend temporary parking
permits so that faculty may receive a paycheck before
having to pay the fee (semester to semester faculty
cannot use payroll deduction).
Discussed the possibility of earlier first paychecks
with the benefits office. This is not feasible without
changing employment start date. Both the ECU and
State credit unions offer signature loans.
Discussed "spouse only" (rather than family) and non-
maternity options for health coverage (referred to State
Discussed with benefits office the accuracy of
retirement benefits estimates.
Stewart Mixon reported on General Assembly benefit
Forwarded letter detailing potential welfare issues for
Distance Education initiative.
Forwarded information to help clarify portions of the
Phased Retirement letter sent to faculty.
Discussed with Garrie Moore the Department of Labor
audit and minority issues for faculty.
Forwarded a request to state benefits committee to
consider inclusion of real estate investment options for
Discussed with ML Antieau (Dean of Students office)
problems of off campus harassment of faculty by
5. Reports to the Faculty Senate (include dates and
6. Business carried over to next year (list in priority
1. Discussion on providing daycare
2. Discussion of the equity of unit informal leave
3. Discussion of the problem of full time faculty
regularly employed semester to semester
4. Formal notification from Garrie Moore/EEO office
of how faculty disability issues will be addressed;
assist with publicizing this issue.
5. Work with Dean Antieau, Stewart Mixon and
Garrie Moore to publicize the University
policy/procedures for addressing harassment of
7.Evaluation of the committee (include anything
that hindered or assisted the committee's work
during the year).
B. Personnel: The presence of Lori Lee at meetings as a
resource person was a great benefit to committee. Stewart Mixon's
attendance, input, and prompt response to committee issues was
C. Attendance: largest hindrance to committee
(problems with both continuity and quorum) There is a need for
more commitment from ex-officio members to attend meetings and
participate in the working of the committee
D. Responsibilities: need to better distribute workload among
8. Suggestion(s) to the Chair of the Faculty and/or
Faculty Senate for improving the effectiveness of the