RPIPC October 1, 2010


Liz Havey

Recorder Email: 
Meeting Date: 
Friday, October 1, 2010
Date of Next Meeting: 
Friday, November 5, 2010 - 12:30pm
Location of Next Meeting: 

Atkinson 202

Resources, Planning and Institutional Policy Committee
Minutes Text: 

Present: Judy Malachowski, Pete Shields, Lyndall Muschell, Megan Moss, Jen Maraziti, Bevan Burgamy, Edward Whatley, Catherine Whelan, Erin Warnock, Susan Allen, Chris Skelton, Doug Oetter

Guests: Julia Hann, Diane Kirkwood

Call to Order at 12:30Pm

Agenda approved

Minutes approved

Common Meeting Time: Requesting feedback from RPIPC members no later than 10/8/10 at 5PM. Only looking for facts and concerns over implication, no personal feelings about whether it’s good or bad. Needs to provide balanced feedback to the Provost.

  • Catherine asked chairs about the impact of implementing. Some had no effect, some are concerned about activities typically held on Fridays that would be impossible due to classes on Fridays, some need more than just one hour class time blocks
  • Nursing program is at the mercy of the clinics for placements, which typically occur on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday leaving Mondays and Fridays for longer class blocks. Nursing will be looking for special dispensation on how to work with agencies and need to know by early November when next year’s class schedule is due.
  • Education is in a similar situation except class times are split on alternating days between juniors and seniors
  • Concerns over faculty and student wellness
  • When would colloquia occur (things like Times Talk, guest speakers, panel discussions, etc.)?
  • Concerns over reducing all class periods to only one hour is not sufficient for many disciplines (art and sciences specifically mentioned, may be others)
  • SGA is concerned over how it will impact RSO’s and other student groups’ meeting times  - asked to come back with a specific list of positives and negatives

Motor Vehicle Policy: Diane provided basic history – in accordance with state law for training, policy is adapted to University Senate format

  • Will have online training site with intention of making all on campus safer
    • Regular drivers would be required to take an annual review
    • Occasional drivers need one time training and annual acknowledgement
    • Mediate workers comp and risk management
    • Tickets are only of concern when on university business or exceeding set number of points
    • “disqualified” drivers will need to retake training
    • Policy includes university employees driving own vehicles for university business, needs to be in policy as well as FAQ
    • Questions regarding guests being compensated for driving
    • Are managers in charge of supervising training?
      • Will this be included on travel authorization?
      • Volunteer student drivers (for classes, etc.)
      • Policy needs to provide references to Utility Cart Procedures and other documents in this policy
      • FAQ’s need to clarify what is covered and what is not
      • Clarification on “Employee MVU” v. other parties that may be covered in this policy
      • Defining employee, state vehicle (to include those donated)
      • Send any additional concerns to Diane

Upcoming business: Drug testing, Student Surveys

Update: Recycling bins in most buildings details at recycle.gcsu.edu, questions recycle@gcsu.edu

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