Communications Committee Agenda 12-10-10

Academic Staff Communications Committee


December 10, 2010

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

302 Teacher Education Building (conference room just outside the main entrance to the MERIT Library at the top of the stairs)


1.) Announcements and Review of Minutes from November 12, 2010 meeting.

The minutes are at:

Any debrief from ASEC memo we sent. (No response yet from ASEC.)

2.) Districting and Representation Committee (DRC) new district e-mail listserves...proposed joint training session of reps at February Academic Staff Assembly Meeting (Greg update).

3.) Discuss concrete tasks/goals for our committee for the remainder of this academic year. Use Communications Plan and Academic Staff Survey results to help guide us (as well as additional thoughts that we come up with). Also discuss any future types of academic staff surveys that we do (by job function/position title, percentage appointment, etc.)

Communications Plan is at:

Communications Committee

BIG PICTURE conversation about the Plan and goals of the committee for 2010-2011. What do we still want to do? What are some new ideas? How does the Academic Staff Survey results play a role in this Plan.

**Some ideas, for starters, can be:

a.) Profiling individual Academic Staff Assembly Representatives and writing stories about them that would be on the Academic Staff Website.

b.) Creating an academic staff governance newsletter, and/or a document of profiles that is unique to academic staff. Build on what is already on academic staff website.

c.) Personalizing the Academic Staff Assembly more. Perhaps plan socials of Assembly Representatives and/or more informal brown bag sessions about topics and issues of mutual interest.

d.) Additional ideas?

4.) Any additional items for this meeting?

5.) Spring Semester Schedule of Meetings...does the second Friday of the month from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. still work? Should we do a Doodle to find out?