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Meeting Minutes
September 26, 1996

Agenda:

I. Call to Order
II. Meeting Minutes
III. Announcements
IV. VPAA Report
V. Publicity Issues
VI. Identification Stickers/Logo
VII. Special Assistant for Technology Report
VIII. Action on the President's Charge
IX. Other Business
X. Adjourn

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I. Call to Order
Committee meeting was called to order by chair Val Tareski at 3:30 p.m. Committee members present were Val Tareski (chair), Troy Guenther, Erik Sonju, Prakash Matthew, Joan Chapek (recorder), Bill Perrizo, Larissa Schmidt, John Fossum, John Grosen, Bill Maki, Craig Schnell, and guest David Wahlberg representing University Relations.

Absent were Phil McClean and Suzann Willison.

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II. Meeting Minutes
Minutes of the September 19th committee meeting were distributed to members and approved as written, motion by John Grosen, and 2nd by Bill Perrizo. In the future, the recorder may want to use the mailing list to disseminate minutes for review and to make any additions and corrections prior to the next meeting. After approval at the next meeting, minutes will be published on the Web page.

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III. Announcements
Confirmation was made regarding the Tech Fee Committee presence at the October 6th Student Senate meeting. Two or three members were encouraged to attend (Erik Sonju, Val Tareski, Bill Maki, as well as Troy Guenther who will already be in attendance).

The committee will make a 10 to 15 minute presentation regarding the history of the committee and the members, what projects the fee dollars have been spent on so far, which projects have been completed, as well as what we anticipate spending additional dollars on in the future. Bill Maki indicated he has 4 pages of justification.

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IV. VPAA Report

Dr. Schnell opened the discussion with the following comments:

Committee consists of 10 members, equal representation of students to faculty/staff, with 2 ex-officios. Prakash Mathew, Associate Dean for Student Life and Director of Residence Life, was added to provide equal representation with students. Handout distributed of the technology fee project titles and summaries. Discussion opened regarding the bond one-time reserve fund payment of $97,639. Dr. Schnell asked for student opinion if we committed equal amounts of University dollars from other sources to re-allocate funds for technology. Examples to date include IACC cluster support, wiring, travel, etc. Val Tareski noted that last year we leveraged student fee money to entice departments and encourage additional support. Troy Guenther noted there possibly would be a problem with students, as this matter was not brought up before, and Student Senate did not know. Troy also indicated he was not comfortable that 13-14% of the first year tech fee dollars would not be used until a later date.
Dr. Schnell encouraged the committee to consider a contingency fund for Plans needing funding mid year; e.g., additional paper, printer maintenance, etc.

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V. Publicity Issues
Dave Wahlberg was present at the meeting to discuss different methods to communicate information to the campus regarding committee activities. Dave asked the committee to think about our specific message, "What do you want to say to who?" He encouraged the committee to identify no more than five priority messages, identify the key audiences and then look at the range of communication (It's Happening, Spectrum, Forum, information directly to Student Senate, residence halls flyers). To pursue a graphic identity mark (logo), Dave indicated that the Publications department had 3.5 FTE designers possibly available to help.

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VI. Identification Stickers/Logo
Discussion regarding identification stickers for tech fee products was tabled for now, as students wished to defer this issue until they had spoken to their constituents.

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VII. Special Assistant for Technology Report
Bill Maki distributed a summary of action plans that have been approved. Two project summaries are forthcoming. Bill asked committee members to read and make additions and corrections to any content problems. The final version will be used as a handout at the October 6th Student Senate meeting and put on the Web page.

Bill Maki handed out a revised version of the WWW Instructional Support action plan. This plan was submitted in similar form to both the PPRC and the Tech Fee committees for consideration. PPRC funded first leaving this committee the task of figuring out the overlap. The committee will review and discuss at the next meeting.

Val Tareski and Craig Schnell asked the committee to also revisit the proposal submitted last year regarding administrative support for $20,000. Bill Maki will get committee members a copy of the original proposal. John Grosen asked that Dr. Schnell draft an amended proposal for further discussion.

Erik Sonju asked where the expenses incurred to date had been charged. Bill and Val responded that the VPAA office has been absorbing the costs.

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VIII. Action on the President's Charge
Sub-committees will start putting ideas together regarding the President's Charge:

  1. Evaluate last year's process
  2. Monitor funded projects
  3. Solicit new projects
  4. Sub-committee members will be posted to the list, and a nominal report from each subcommittee will be due in two weeks at the next meeting (October 10).

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IX. Other Business
Discussion began on the question, "Should we allow proxy votes for voting purposes?"

Troy Guenther moved to allow alternate members suggested by the primary member, and concurred with by the appropriate nominating unit, and to be approved by the President. The alternate member will serve in a primary position's absence with the ability to vote. Motion 2nd by Bill Perrizo. Motion carried. Prakash distributed a first in series newsletter "Your Res. Life Connection", as an example of how they were communicating to the residence hall students regarding the new computer network access.

Erik Sonju also requested a copy of the committee's formal recommendation to President Plough on action plan funding. Val responded that to his knowledge there were only the action plans and the respective cover sheets on file; the final recommendation was transmitted verbally by last year's chair to the President.

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X. Adjourn
Next meeting date: Thursday, October 6, 1996 (Crest Hall #359)
Respectfully submitted,

Joan Chapek, meeting recorder
 


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