October 6, 2000
Members present: Prince Amattoe,
Mary Elizabeth Bezanson, Ken Crandall, LeAnn Dean, Pam Gades, Bryan Herrmann,
Kuchenreuther (chair), Maddy Maxeiner, Lowell Rasmussen, Joe Timmerman, Brian Welle
Members absent: Annie
(In these minutes: discussion of street names for UMM campus)
I. Opening business
The meeting began at 8:00 a.m. The minutes of September 26, 2000 were discussed. Gades expressed concern about the statement "staff need to understand that serving is their job." Minutes will be changed to "all employees need to understand that serving students is their job." Approved as amended. (Motion by Mary Elizabeth Bezanson, second by Bryan Herrmann.)
II. Street names for UMM campus
Rasmussen reported that he did not receive a flood of suggestions to name the streets of the campus. The county needs this information to facilitate their Enhanced 911 program. Rasmussen checked with the University Real Estate Office to see if there are policies to follow in naming the streets, there are none. After some discussion, Mary Elizabeth Bezanson made a motion with a second by Bryan Herrmann, that the committee make the following recommendation to Sam Schuman.
Mall Road Cougar Circle
Road to Experiment Station Prairie Lane
East Campus Drive Alumni Drive
Center Street Center Drive
West Campus Drive University Drive
Rasmussen also alerted the committee to the HEAPR request In the past, amount requests have been between $15-20 million dollars, now requests may be up to $90 million. By this December or January, Rasmussen needs to submit a six year plan.
III. Campus planning
Kuchenreuther thought last weekÝs discussion was very productive. We talked about our strengths and weaknesses, now we should set our priorities. She asked the committee to come to the next meeting with three top priorities. Kuchenreuther noted she has met with Chancellor Schuman to get an understanding of what he thinks this committee should do. Both Schuman and Kuchenreuther believe this committee could be much more active than it is. A concrete example Kuchenreuther gave is that Schuman thinks the committee might address faculty positions and allocation of faculty campus-wide. She asked the committee to think in terms of what we want UMM to be, to start broadly and then narrow down to make it happen. Maxeiner believes this is the time for more leadership from this committee and that Sam would welcome that.
The meeting adjourned at 9:00 a.m.
Submitted by Carrie Grussing