Piya Wiconi Okolakiciye Meeting
March 13, 2009
Members Present: Susie White Thunder, Lorie Broberg, Anna Respects Nothing (Wounded Knee College Center), Paula Nelson (LaCreek College Center), Cindy Iron Cloud (for Leslie Mesteth), Georgia Rooks, Maria Albers, Crystal Paulson, Sylvia Hollow Horn, TJ Plume, Katherine Black Crow
Committee Chairs Present: Paul Cedar Face, Jeffery Olsen, Janice Richards
Others Present: Joan Nelson, Lenora Hudson, Milton Fineran
The meeting called to order by Lorie Broberg Vice-Chairperson at 10 a.m. in the Applied Science classroom.
Janice offered the prayer and said words of encouragement.
Lorie Broberg did the roll call.
Approval of 2/13/2009 minutes
Georgia made a motion to accept the February 13, 2009 minutes. Maria Albers Seconded the motion.
For: Unanimous. Motion passed.
Lorie Broberg, Vice Chairperson stated that Leslie Mesteth, Chairperson reports 1655 enrolled for the Spring semester.
Institutional: Paul Cedar Face
Benefits: Christina Janis reported that there is no report from Wellmark. An analysis should be forthcoming.
Chris Nordsy, questioned concerns regarding AFLAC coverage. If there is an interest in AFLAC contact Mr. Nordsy to consider setting up AFLAC.
Policy Review: There has been a recommendation from Ms. Hudson from Student Services to have Personnel sections reviewed. Portions have been reviewed. These have been reviewed for grammatical errors.They felt it was pretty much intact and did not need changes. Certain policies are still being reviewed. 64700 has a proposed changed to Compensatory time.
Technology: The committee had been looking at raising tech fees. There is no need to raise these fees at this time. It will probably be raised the following school year.
Julie Goings did the initial research on developing a code of ethics. They gave Julie a vote of thanks and discharged the sub-committee.
Discussion held on implementation of Lakota values. This makes the question of ethics come up for non-Lakota employees.
Nursing Department Proposed Curriculum Changes – Joan Nelson
Joan disseminated documents to the committee members. She gave a report on the reasoning for seeking national accreditation and how it will impact the program.
Discussion held on the science requirement. Chemistry I&II are being combined into one class.
Susie White Thunder made a motion to approve the curriculum chages. Seconded by Crystal Paulson. Vote: 10 for motion passed.
Joan Nelson left the meeting at 10:37 a.m.
Lenora Hudson entered the meeting at 10:38 a.m.
Jeff Olson – Chemical Dependency Counseling
Jeff gave a brief summary between the old and newly proposed status sheet.
This puts the program in line with the state licensing requirements.
Georgia stated that the “any history” requirement needs to specify non Lakota history classes.
The total credit hours needs to be changed to 69 credit hours.
D. Professional requirements should be changed to 9 credits.
This makes the total credits 63.
Susie White Thunder moved to approve with the history specifiction. 2nd by TJ. 10 for motion passes.
This has been worked on for ten years. The committee changed “pregnancy” to “complicated pregnancy” with a definition.
Pine Ridge dorm is not handicap accessible. The Kyle dorm will not be handicap accessible. Administration will need to deal with making at least one dorm room handicap accessible within each dorm.
For learning disabilities students should be referred to Lenora. Janice stated that the center staff always deal with students with learning disabilities.
Discussion held on placing posters in each center publicizing to students that they can disclose that they have a disability and which office should be contacted.
Georgia Rooks moved to approve. Seconded by Maria Albers Vote: unanimous. Motion passed.
Janice left the meeting at 11:06 a.m.
Compensatory Time Policy, Milton Fineran
Milton Fineran gave a presentation on the changes to this revised policy. He reported that the proposed changes are comparable to other institutions within the area.
Discussion held on how centers use flex time as opposed to compensatory time.
Milton addressed the travel section (E).
Discussion held on changing some of the wording to make the policy more clear.
Crystal suggested changing the word “must” to “should” under C.
It was recommended that: Compensatory time “must” be taken when it is not “in conflict”…….
Georgia moved to accept with rewordings and suggested changes. Seconded by TJ. Vote: 10 for motion passes.
Paul Cedar Face left the meeting at 11:39.
Milton Fineran left the meeting at 11:39.
Discussion held on the Governance by-laws and that they will be going to the BOT at the next meeting.
Georgia Rooks moved to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Sylvia Hollow Horn. Vote: Unanimous. Motion passed.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:55 a.m.
Susie White Thunder