Draft Draft Draft (01jan10mins)



Present:          Bender, Bryant, Humes, Jackson, Millter, Scheideler, Swoboda, Zorn    


Absent:           Fuller, Latta, Prochaska-Cue, Siekman, Whitt


Date:               Wednesday, January 10, 2001


Location:        Academic Senate Office, 420 University Terrace

1.0       Call to Order

            Scheideler called the meeting to order at 3:15 pm.


2.0       Announcements

            2.1       Martin Luther King Breakfast

Scheideler announced that the Executive Committee purchased five tickets for the Martin Luther King Birthday celebration at the Cornhusker Hotel scheduled for 7:30 AM on Friday, November 12th.  Several Executive members agreed to attend the breakfast.


2.2       Candidates for the Dean of Law College

Scheideler announced that the Executive Committee will be meeting with the four candidates for the Dean of Law College position on:  January 19th at 1:00, January 26th at 1:00, January 31st at 12:00, and February 5th at 1:00.  She asked that committee members planning to attend any of these meetings notify Karen Griffin, Coordinator of the Senate.


2.3       Faculty Compensation Advisory Committee

Bryant announced that the Faculty Compensation Advisory Committee would be meeting on January 11th to discuss faculty salaries, salary distribution and a comparison of the University’s health plan with the State’s.


3.0       Legislative Contacts

Scheideler stated that the administration now feels that it is important for faculty to contact their state legislator to help support the University.  She reported that Michelle Waite, Assistant to the Chancellor for Community Relations, might be providing information on key discussion items.  Miller suggested that faculty take their state legislator to lunch to discuss University issues.


4.0       Unfinished Business

            4.1       Review Revised UNL Bylaws

The committee completed reviewing the revised UNL Bylaws.  The suggestions and comments made by the committee will be sent to Associate to the Chancellor Howe.  The committee will then discuss the issues they raised with Howe at a future meeting.


5.0       New Business

            5.1       Omaha World Herald Articles

The committee discussed the articles written by the Omaha World Herald.  Most of the committee agreed that the articles were generally a fair assessment of events and practices on campus.  Swoboda stated that she did not agree with the priority list of high quality programs listed in the articles.  The committee did not know where the list was generated.


5.2       Super Board for Higher Education

The committee agreed to discuss the proposal for a super board to oversee higher education in the state at an upcoming meeting.


The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 pm.  The next meeting of the Executive Committee will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 3:00 pm in 201 Canfield Administration Building.  Respectfully submitted, David S. Jackson, Secretary.