August 2006

ADA Meeting - August 31, 2006


Members Present: John Baxter, Jeffery Branstetter, Amy Bones, Barb Brock, Andrea Jahn, Laura Mann, Mark Panning, Wade Pearson, Cathy Pedersen, Lennis Pederson, Stacy Peitz, John Pierce


Unable to Attend: Adam Altrichter, Jim Howell-Burke, Roselyn Cerutis, Kathryn Clark, Amy Matthews, George McNary, Mary Noonan, Rich Rossi


Minutes: July 27, 2006 minutes were approved by Amy Bones and seconded by Mark Panning


Laura Mann was welcomed to the Committee.


Regarding the October 5th symposium, Wade presented a tentative schedule of the days activities. This included the two speakers and a SEN presentation. The morning sessions are for staff and the afternoon sessions are for faculty. Mark Panning was asked to do a website review during the noon lunch. Kathryn Clark will be asked to do the advertising and announcements.


John Baxter was asked to lead the Committee's efforts at the November 8th & 9th Employee Benefits Fair. The theme is Mind/Body/Spirit. The members are asked to save the day to help staff the booth.


Wade did not have an update on the on-line training opportunities. He reported that he is paging through all the program documents sent from Utah State.


Jeff Branstetter brought the Committee up to speed on the project for an ADA Awareness brochure he is developing with Rich Rossi. The goal is to have the brochure available for the October Symposium. John Pierce agreed to fund printing of the initial run of brochures.


Cathy Pedersen presented the Committee with an update on the scheduled March 19, 2007 Employee Development Program. The program will be during the lunch period. Key presenters will be Amy Bones, Jeff Branstetter, Mark Panning and Barb Brock.

(Since the meeting, Cathy has learned her term on the Committee has ended). The theme of the program is build around diversity at Creighton


Mark Panning and Stacy Pietz are desirous of having Red Dawg performances at CU basketball games. Mark will visit with the basketball coaches to learn about opportunities.


Mark and Lennis Pederson will begin review of the Committee goals. The item may be a topic for discussion at the October meeting if editing can occur before the meeting.


Lennis reported that a capital budget item in the amount of about $220,000 phased over the next 4 years has been submitted for approval. The individual projects are high-lighted in the recent ADA survey conducted by Kevin Flecky and team.


Faculty membership on the Committee was discussed. Lennis is to make a recommendation to the President's office for approval.


Meeting adjourned at 10:33A.M. The next meeting is September 28th at 9:30 A.M. in the Swanson Hall Technology Room.


Future dates:


October 5, 2006 - Symposium

October 26, 2006 - Committee meeting

November 8,9 2006 - Employee Benefits Fair

December 9, 2006 - Committee meeting

January 25, 2007 - Committee meeting