Welfare and Security Committee

Meeting of April 27, 2000


Members Present: Julie Sinor (GTRI-ITTL), Gary Parker (ISyE), Frank Lambert (ECE), Robert Lang (GTRI-RSO), Meredith Robinson (UG Stu), Carole Moore (Provost), chair

Absent: Gisele Welch (GTRI-EOEML), Caroline Clower (Grad. Stu), Jim Cannady (GTRI-ITTL) 


  1. The meeting was called to order at 10:05a.m. by Carole Moore, chair
  2. The minutes of the February 24 meeting were read and approved.
  3. Issues from the General Faculty Meeting of April 18 were announced: The provision for Extending the Tenure Clock was approved. The issue of no examinations during Dead Week was also passed.
  4. Bob Lang gave an update on the last parking meeting. Retirees have received free parking unless they are employed and being paid by the Institute in some way. Those individuals must now purchase a parking pass. Freshmen parking has been eliminated. Rates have gone up on almost all the lots. June 16th is the deadline to register for parking on the web. The new computer system in the Parking Office is really affecting the students. An aggressive policy for collecting fines (including old ones) is in place. Unfortunately, the information is not always accurate or timely.
  5. Regarding the childcare issue, apparently the Home Park Learning Center will be razed and a whole new facility will be built.
  6. Carole Moore gave everyone a copy of the Statutes stating the charge of the Welfare and Security Committee. The Wayfinding project of the Master Plan was discussed. It is clear from the Statutes that many issues (e.g., Campus Planning, Parking, and Auxiliary Services) are under the purview of the Committee. A discussion then ensued about the presentation to the Executive Board and the role the Committee plays. There is a real issue of empowerment.
  7. Julie Sinor suggested that we post issues on the website and solicit suggestions for areas of concern. She also thought there should be a clearer distinction between the Welfare and Security Committee and the Faculty Benefit Committee.
  8. Further comments will be conveyed to Carole via email this summer in preparation for the October 24 presentation to the Executive Board. On behalf of the Committee, Gary Parker was thanked for his commitment as he will be rotating off the Committee next year.
  9. Action Items:
    1. Carole will speak with new SGA President, J.R. Spriggle, and Rod Weis, Director of Parking, regarding the student parking issues.
    2. Will communicate with Chuck Donbaugh about childcare and relay messages to Committee via email.
  1. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:45 a.m. This is the final meeting of the year.