Academic Staff Executive Committee Minutes 03-28-13

Approved April 4, 2013

ASEC MINUTES 
2:00-4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013 
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Members present: Marwa Bassiouni, Heather Daniels, Past Chair; Denny Hackel, Heather McFadden, Vice Chair; Robert Newsom. 
Members absent: Robin Kurtz, Jim Maynard, Jeff Shokler, Chair; Erin Silva. 
Guest: Jenny Dahlberg, CEBC; Russell Dimond, BIPS; Steve Stern, Associate Vice Chancellor 
Vice Chair Heather McFadden called the meeting to order at 2:05.

The minutes for March 21 were approved as distributed.

Business

Guest: Steve Stern, Associate Vice-Chancellor: Steve indicated that a portfolio for academic staff should include compensation tools as well as a more nimble re-titling and promotion steps process. He concurred that ASEC should address the issue of career progression in the short term as well as seeking this as an outcome of the compensation and title study. 
Steve also discussed plans for an education and communication strategy for future pay adjustment tools. ASEC requested advice regarding the engagement of schools/colleges/ divisions in providing data as the academic staffs CCF work teams compile their report. 
Steve also requested that ASEC share its materials for the briefing binder for the new chancellor with him. Steve is sending documents related to pay issues, the cluster program, and the faculty diversity initiative. Steve expressed willingness to explore ways in which he can work to extend diversity conversations to include staff as well as faculty and students. 
ASEC and Steve also discussed specific concerns related to sequestration among academic staff as well as approaches to gathering data on the impact for presentation to the Leadership Council.

General Reports

The meeting was adjourned at 4:42 p.m.

Submitted by Jo Ann Carr, Interim Secretary of the Academic Staff.