Members present:†† Paul Cedarface, Cliff De Long, Brian Charging Cloud, Larry Gauer, Sarah Danner, Michelle Bruns, Tiffany Lamont, Andy Thompson.
Chairman Paul Cedarface called the meeting to order 10:20.
Cliff De Long gave the opening prayer.
Chairman Paul Cedarface expounded on last monthís lack of business.
Larry Gauer moved and Milton Tiffany Lamont seconded that the minutes be approved as submitted.†
Chairman Paul Cedarface requested that Bill Elliotís email be included in the minutes after Cliff De Long read Mr. Elliotís correspondence to the committee.
I was asked to analyze effects of a Democratic win in the Presidential race for health insurance for OLC. The primary difference between Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton as to the health costs approach is that Hillary Clinton would require all citizens to "purchase" health insurance. However, she plans to do this through tax incentives etc. to help pay for the insurance. She does not eliminate private health insurance. In this scenario it would appear that all employees of OLC would have to have "family coverage", unless they were getting it somewhere else. With Barrack Obama, he would require all children to be covered, but would not require adults to be covered, but would also try to make the insurance more affordable, through tax incentives, etc. So I don't know how the insurance companies would respond to such a scenario. Would they perhaps, come up with a "children only" coverage plan? If they did come up with such a plan, that might be an option that OLC would have to adopt "by law".
As far as my policies and procedures section is concerned, I am reading through a group of sections (the 70-s - "How appropriate for me ;-)" "Come to think of it I don't think the 70s were ever appropriate for me ;-)", and am tracking my changes with the change tracker in Word. I am using the Word documents off the OLC website. Am just working on pluralization and the like. I am up through the Graduate Studies section. If this is not the right section please let me know Larry.
Well, that is my report. Hope you all have a good meeting.
Chairman Cedarface and members of the committee discussed the political environment and itís effects on the institution.
Larry Gauer† reported that the Piya Wiconi Okolokiciye Handbook Ė Introductionís verbiage was good.† Tiffany will investigate the standing committee status.
Cliff De Long reported that the committee had reviewed quotations for new workgroup servers for all of the college centers and that the requisition for same had been processed.† Also, a requisition has been submitted and processed for a RAM upgrade for the mail server (4 GB ECC Registered PC2100) Ė hopefully, this will decrease the incidence of server timeouts.
Discussion ensued regarding Tuition and Mileage for Faculty to attend classes at other institutions.
Discussion ensued regarding the written documentation of new standing committees in the Policy.
Larry Gauer moved and Tiffany Lamont seconded adjournment.