September 2021 Meeting Agenda

September 2021 Monthly CAP Meeting
Date: Thursday, September 2, 2021
Time: 1:15 PM
Location: Zoom

  1. Call to Order
  2. Guest Speaker: Chancellor Jones
  3. Public Comment
  4. Review and Approval of Minutes
  5. Chair’s Remarks
    • Return to the Office, biggest obstacle and/or fear?
    • Thank you for all you are doing
    • Students and Staff back on campus.
    • Change creates opportunity. What are ours?
  6. Announcements
  7. Academic Senator Reports
    • District 2: Molly Helgesen
    • District 3: Aaron Smith
    • District 4: Dustin Yocum
    • District 5: Jessica Hartke
    • District 6: Jenny Garner
    • District 7: Brian Farber
    • District 8: Collin Ruud
    • District 9: Jake Metz
    • District 10: Karen McLaughlin
    • District 11: Elizabeth Meschewski
  8. Academic Senate Committee Reports
    • Admissions: Jeannette Elliott
    • Budget: Kaamilyah Abdullah-Span
    • Campus Operations: Glennys Mensing
    • Committees: Chaya Sandler
    • Educational Policy: Nicole Turner
    • Elections and Credentials: Brian Farber, Brent West
    • Equal Opportunity and Inclusion: Kaamilyah Abdullah-Span
    • Faculty and Academic Staff Benefits: Francis Thomas, Brent West
    • General University Policy: Melissa Madsen
    • Information Technology: Mike Bohlmann
    • Joint Advisory Committee on Investment, Licensing, and Naming Rights: William Schlaack
    • Public Engagement and Outreach: Sarah Christensen, Lisa Bievenue
    • Senate Executive Committee (SEC): Rich Gegg & Brian Brauer
    • University Statutes & Senate Procedures (USSP): Brent West & Terri Ciofalo
    • University Student Life: Tim Flanagin
  9. CAP Committee Reports (updates?)
    • Campus Administrative Manual Updates:Ann Christine Jones
    • Campus HR Staffing Committee:Myra Sully
    • CAPE Awards Committee: NEED VOLUNTEERS
    • Communications Committee:Lisa Bievenue, Lisa Merrifield, Ann Christine Jones
    • Outreach Committee:Lisa Merrifeld, John Scott
    • Officer Nominating Committee:John Scott
    • Procedures and Elections Committee:John Scott, Brent West, Brandi Barnes, Lisa Bievenue, Terri Ciofalo
    • Public Safety Advisory Committee:Brian Brauer
    • Racism and Social Injustice:Gio Guerra Perez
    • Recruitment and Retention:Suzana Palaska
    • Special Events Advisory Committee:Brian Brauer (
    • University Professional Personnel Advisory Committee:Brian Brauer, John Mahlmeister, Lisa Merrifield
    • Ad Hoc SAC/CAP Common Interest Areas:Brent West
    • Ad Hoc Committee on Bylaws:Jayesh Patel, Mindy Spencer
    • Grievance Officer: Brandi Barnes
  1. Illinois Human Resources Report Deb Stone, Interim Senior Associate Chancellor for Human Resources
  2. Unfinished Business
    • Action on the ByLaws Committee Report (August Meeting)
      1. bylaws sent again to HR; no word yet on any updates to HR.
  1. New Business
    • Concerns Hybrid/onsite work arrangements: see CAM announcement
    • Senate run-off
    • How do we Solicit for Public comment with Virtual meetings?
    • District newsletter template
    • CAPE Chair & Vice Chair
  1. Closed Session IS NOT expected. (When necessary, CAP Officers will be invited to a virtual breakout room while not-members will remain in the primary room. The meeting will resume after the close session to take action discussed during the closed session).
  2. Adjournment

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