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Staff Council Meeting and Orientation - Shared screen with speaker view
Meryem Udden
17:52
Good morning everyone! Here is the sign in sheet for today’s meeting: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YD3zMadxGsrZlLl45sAkEkpOnyWwTeXxjT1rkz2A9Ow/edit?usp=sharing
Scott Fronzuto
24:02
there are currently 2 watching the livestream :-)
Meryem Udden
24:09
Thanks, Scott!
Meryem Udden
27:16
We have quroum
Meryem Udden
27:33
Roll call sign in if you missed it before: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YD3zMadxGsrZlLl45sAkEkpOnyWwTeXxjT1rkz2A9Ow/edit?usp=sharing
Courtney
39:34
It's not just you
Scott Fronzuto
39:37
I will second that
Raina Collins
39:57
I’ve noticed that sometimes using our VPN causes interference.
Meryem Udden
41:59
Staff Council archives page that has past parliaminutes: https://www.uaf.edu/uafgov/staff-council/archives.php
kclove
01:30:03
my volumn is not working
kclove
01:31:32
Sorry, I am with IAB unit 4, passionate about helping folks navigate UA HR. Looking forward to retiring July 1, 2021. 17 years with the U and 4 with the SOA.
Courtney
01:32:32
sorry - helping a student
Scott Fronzuto
01:35:13
a total of 60, all in
Scott Fronzuto
01:35:16
last year
Shannon Watson
01:37:29
It's a great source of knowledge and a way to keep informed on what's happening with our University.
Michael Szidloski II
01:39:24
Dimond Mall is shut down this weekend as well, due to an event that is going to try and be held there without their permission
Michael Szidloski II
01:39:54
https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/anchorage/2021/01/12/dimond-center-plans-to-close-sunday-after-website-lists-it-as-gathering-site-for-armed-protest/
Meryem Udden
01:46:41
For some reason the link isn’t working for me, so I need to figure out what is wrong with it
Michael Szidloski II
01:46:53
it's behind a paywall, I'll find a free link here one sec
Meryem Udden
01:46:59
Thanks, Michael!
Michael Szidloski II
01:47:09
https://www.alaskapublic.org/2021/01/11/dimond-center-to-close-sunday-in-response-to-planned-armed-protest/
Michael Szidloski II
01:47:16
there's a public media news post on it
J Queen
01:51:21
Thanks Mathew, I have to jump off for another meeting. See you next time. Welcome new members!
Meryem Udden
01:51:31
Thanks, Julie!
Kara Axx
01:58:23
agreed.
Alda Norris, UAF
02:14:17
Mathew, can you give us a general characterization of what is covered by the "professional boundaries" policy so rumors don't fly on what it's about?
Michael Szidloski II
02:14:49
thanks for bringing that up Alda!
Michael Szidloski II
02:21:17
I'm interested Ronnie
Alda Norris, UAF
02:21:18
very glad to hear that a group is looking at better defining shared governance for staff, we seem to have stuff happening TO us rather than WITH us too often
Juella Sparks, UAF
02:21:24
I volunteer
Raina Collins
02:21:44
I volunteer too :)
Mike Willis
02:21:45
Thanks, Juella and Michael! I appreciate your expertise and enthusiasm
Emily Humphrey
02:25:43
I have to hop out, I have a class soon. See you all at the next meeting! Thanks!
Meryem Udden
02:25:52
Thanks, Emily!
Raina Collins
02:43:20
Hi All, is there a discussion board area for new members to ask general questions to help us get our feet and find those places we can best help?
Meryem Udden
02:45:40
Hi Raina, that is a great idea! We don’t have anything like that set up yet, but we are looking at possibly creating a Slack for Staff Council which I think would help facilitate discussions. Our website has an orientation section on the representative page with some useful information as well: https://www.uaf.edu/uafgov/staff-council/representatives.php
Raina Collins
02:46:29
Thank you Meryem, I would love to assist in establishing a Slack for SC :)
Meryem Udden
02:48:06
Thanks, Raina. Like Mathew said, also just feel free to reach out to me or one of the officers. :)
Juella Sparks, UAF
02:48:39
and committee chairs! :)
Raina Collins
02:48:50
Thank you, will do!
Michael Szidloski II
02:49:06
As a Co-Chair myself, I can say it's a very rewarding group to work with
Courtney
02:50:16
Three cheers for Jill!
Rachel Potter
02:50:28
Great job, Jill!
Mike Willis
02:51:08
Thank you, Felicia and Jill!
Courtney
02:51:09
Felicia is awesome. This does not surprise me.
Rachel Potter
02:51:27
Yay, Felicia!
Meryem Udden
02:52:23
Draft resolution doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15q4Q6daGVg_t2h_qCg4T8UPIzp6Dk3JtfjSmco0VeEY/edit?usp=sharing
Michael Szidloski II
03:00:17
That's better Mathew thanks :D
Michael Szidloski II
03:02:20
If anyone has suggestions, you can also add them in the comments here and they can be discussed. You don't have to verbalize them if you're more comfortable typing them in
Raina Collins
03:03:13
What is the timeline for needing to submit this?
Mike Willis
03:05:41
Thank you for that additional clarification, Kara. That's helpful.
Michael Szidloski II
03:05:49
Putting the "shared" into Shared Governance
Michael Szidloski II
03:07:18
Mathew you're on the hiring committee right? Can I ask where it's at in the process?
Scott Fronzuto
03:08:37
I have worked for the UA system for over 13 years, and agree with all of Juella's comments.
Ronnie Houchin (he/him)
03:09:48
The next Staff Alliance meeting is Friday 1/22
Raina Collins
03:10:08
I second Juella’s suggestions :)
Michael Szidloski II
03:11:41
and please feel free to speak up
Michael Szidloski II
03:12:35
thanks Scott! :)
Raina Collins
03:14:23
By COB on Friday? then we can vote on tuesday?
Michael Szidloski II
03:14:42
that sounds good to me, I second Raina's time frame
Stacey SHCC
03:14:46
I agree with that.
Shannon Watson
03:14:56
I have another meeting, I have to jump off.
Michael Szidloski II
03:15:04
Thanks Shannon!
Meryem Udden
03:15:41
Thanks, I will send this out for a vote on Tuesday morning via a google form
Robert Wighs
03:18:03
Is there an official process at some point as to how we join a committee?
Michael Szidloski II
03:18:28
Staff Affairs has a meeting this Friday, 10:30-11:30 am
Robert Wighs
03:18:28
Thank you!
Michael Szidloski II
03:18:36
please let Juella or myself know if you'd like to attend
Ronnie Houchin (he/him)
03:18:38
More info about the committees: https://www.uaf.edu/uafgov/staff-council/committees/index.php