Welfare and Security
May 3, 2006
A. French Building, Room 210 3:00PM
WSC Members Present: Mary Ann Ingram, Chair (ECE);Carole
Moore (Provost); (GTRC); Jilda Garton (GTRC), Hal Irvin (Org Dev), and Tom
Akins (DOPP) ex-officio. Guest: Hans Klein (Public Policy)
- The February 8 minutes need
editing; Tom, Jilda, and Carole will make the edits.
- Hans Klein, Associate
Professor in the School of Public Policy, addressed the committee concerning
his ideas for information sharing among Georgia Tech Faculty on important
topics for which little information is disseminated, such as tax law for
faculty working abroad, avoidable pitfalls when selecting retirement
instruments, detailed rules for the various health plans, home buying
tips, etc. He suggested a “wikipedia” for individual faculty to post
their “lessons learned.” Various issues were discussed, such as the
potential for malicious intent, pros and cons of institutional control,
potential use of institutional servers, whether or not to use email alerts
and who would make them, use of reviews, how to correct errors, need for moderators,
and the benefit to the Institute because employees would be more able to
solve their own problems.
- Follow-up on the WSC’s protest
to the General Faculty, Academic Senate and Academic Faculty on April 18, 2006: Sue Ann Bidstrup Allen, Assistant to the President, conveyed the
President’s interest in this topic and her desire to follow-up with the
WSC to investigate the issue. Jilda’s assistant will make the arrangements
for the WSC to meet with Sue Ann sometime during the summer.
- Efforts to improve
pedestrian safety will be delayed until Fall 2006.
- Possible new topics for the
Committee to consider next year are Surveillance Cameras and having a
Committee representative participate on the next Campus Safety Walk. Hal
will contact Chief Crocker about this.
Mary Ann Ingram