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Oklahoma State University



Present: Misty Smith, Helen Clements, Merrall Price, Michele Seikel, Robin Leech, Nicole Crethar, Melanie Page, Rebecca Damron, Barbara Miller, Carol Mason

Helen Clements (Chair) called the meeting to order at 11:05 a.m.



· Nicole Crethar from the Library


Report on meeting with Dr. Stephen McKeever about WFC research awards: 

· Meeting with Dr. McKeever has been postponed until Tuesday, September 23rd at 2:30 p.m.

· Dr. McKeever is willing for us to move our awards up to correspond with Research Week which is in early February


Research Awards:


· Flyer for research awards

· Rebecca Damron agreed to put flyers up at the Writing Center

· A copy of the flyer will be sent to every Dean

· Helen Clements will re-draft the letter soliciting for funds for research awards

· 1 research award per college???

· Reserve a right to not award in a particular college???

· Divide into graduate and undergraduate awards

· $1500 in budget

· What is involved in participating in research week?

· Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, Arts & Sciences, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Education, Engineering, Architecture & Technology, Human Environmental Sciences, William S. Spears School of Business and Innovator Award? for a total of 8 awards - possibly

· Judges – 1 female and 1 male for each category

· Categories could include hard sciences, social sciences and humanities

· Students will decide which category they fit in

· $400 award




Report on meeting with Dr. Cornell Thomas, VP for Institutional Diversity, on September 24, with Jen Macken, new Women’s Programs Coordinator:

· Will discuss budget

· How to coordinate women’s programs

· Website


Report on letter sent to President Hargis: 

· Barbara Miller mentioned at Faculty Council

· James Halligan mentioned 501c3

· Meeting with Dr. Strathe in October

· President Hargis did not mention the issue

· Staff Advisory Council strongly advises that we come up with a plan

· “Creativity from the Cradle”

· Coalition of Campus Daycare Centers has a lot of information

· Might want to send copies of information to the Provost and Dr. Thomas

· HES does not have the capability to handle a full-time daycare center

· Check on Langston (Lynne Simpson-Scott) and OU (Melanie Page)




Report from Barbara Miller on Faculty Council items:

· Reported on endowment

· Foundation printed off flyers

· Agenda item for year – tenure clock and spousal hiring (not in policies and procedures yet, still refining procedures)


Other Business: 

· Carol Mason discussed the Gender & Women’s Studies Program



New Business:

· None



Meeting adjourned. Next meeting is scheduled for October 8th at 11:00 a.m. in Room 250 (Council Room) at the Student Union.