Monthly Meeting - 12/12/2006
STAFF COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
12/12/06 – 10:00 A.M – LIBRARY CONFERENCE ROOM #230
Attending: Trudy Walter, Teresa Andrews, Mary Ann Wild, Regina McCarty, Lisa Ruddell, Loretta Seals, Kim Draughn, Charlotte Dubois, Kim Wells and Diane Fuchs
Excused Absence: Steven Clark, John Jarboe, Ethel King, Lesley Deal, Angie Clark, Donna Harvey
Unexcused Absence: None
Marty Rosen joined the group as our guest speaker. He introduced the concept of "Core Values" and provided the following information.
“Core Values = The organization’s essential and enduring tenets: a small set of general guiding principles; not to be confused with specific cultural or operating practices; not to be compromised for financial gain or short-term expediency.”
Jim Collins, Built To Last, p. 73
Over the course of this academic year, Indiana University Southeast will engage in a campus-wide conversation with the goal of identifying and articulating our Core Values: the authentic guiding principles that define who we are as a university and what we stand for as an institution. To be precise: Core Values are not operating practices, business strategies, or cultural norms. Rather, they are the timeless values about which we feel passionately – values we would continue to honor even if our circumstances changed in a way that penalized us for holding to them.
This year-long discussion of Core Values is a central part of our long-term strategic campaign to become a top tier regional university, and will assist us as we continue to implement the current five year plan and lay the groundwork for future growth toward distinction.
The Core Values Working Group (Brittany Hubbard; Kirk Klaphaak; Gloria Murray; Marty Rosen; Steve Taksar) has been charged by the Chancellor to lead this process to completion by May 2007.
Our working plan is to begin this discussion from a blank slate. This does not mean that we are dismissing ideas, documents, and discussions that have already taken place, but rather that we want to ensure that all ideas, old and new, are subject to renewed discussion, scrutiny, and ratification by the campus during this process.
In terms of procedures, the Working Group is committed to creating a process that is respectful, candid, inclusive, and transparent.
The campus leadership team will play a vital role in bringing this project to a successful outcome. We will be calling on you for assistance: as leaders, advisors, participants, facilitators, interpreters, and communicators.
Below is our planned timeline for activities:
September/October 2006 Planning, Roll out Program, Develop Communication Plans
October/November 2006 Meet with key leadership groups, Finalize Communication Plans,
Develop focus groups strategy
December 2006 Finalize Implementation plans, identify/train facilitators, background documents
Jan/Feb/March 2007 Conduct widespread focus group program and organize/review data
April 2007 Analyze results and prepare draft report
May 2007 Complete report
Treasurer's Report: Unavailable. Current statement has not been received.
An update on the Executive meeting was tabled till the next Staff Council Meeting due to Steven Clark's absence.
Mary Ann Wild reported that a "holiday cheer" arrangement is on order for Patti Loebig.
Mary Ann Wild reported that we anticipate an income of roughly $1,400.00 from the Staff Council Silent Auction. We are still waiting on outstanding receipts.
A total of 168 Christmas Bags were distributed to all SM, Clerical and Technical employees on campus. A special thank you to Regina McCarty who secured and processed the assembly and distribution of the bags. The gift bags cost 25 cents a piece. They were filled with: Hershey's Peppermint Kisses, Butter Crème Candy, Sugar Free Hot Chocolate, Apple Cider Mix and Sweet and Salty Mix.
Three requests were received for Staff Council financial assistance during the holidays. A total of $500.00 was awarded in the form of WalMart gift cards.
NEXT STAFF COUNCIL MEETING: January 16, 2007 - 10:00 a.m. – Multi-Purpose Room.