Faculty Association Meeting Minute-February 19, 2019

Faculty Association Meeting Minutes –February 19, 2019

Members Present: Paul Balinski, Steven Deller, Paul Drelles, Najdet Eden Foley, Margaret Gramas, Joseph Growchowski, Sean Henne, Jessica Houser, Jennifer Lundberg/Anders, Theodore Malt, Mike Nagle, Kellon Petzak, Mathew Sanderson, Erwin Selimos, Katie Stewart, John Wolff.

Members Absent: David Cutler, Wade James, Duane Kelley, Michael McKinney, Lisa Morely, Jodi Radloff, Constance Schwass, Sonja Siewert.

The meeting was called to order at 7:32 AM.

  1. John Wolff provided a brief description of mutual-gains bargaining. In mutual-gains bargaining, participants express interest in neutral terms and come up with creative solutions. Negotiators rank the solutions and compromise. One element of mutual- gains bargaining is the training itself.

Mark Kinney and John Wolff, independently searched for a trainer that specializes in mutual-gains bargaining. Both came across a trainer named Sally Kingel from Cornell University. She charges $3,750 per day plus travel and accommodations.

John Wolff stated that the college offered to pay for the training. John feels that the Faculty Association should pay for some of the training. There was a discussion about how much the Faculty Association should contribute.

Paul Bilinksi made a motion to contribute anything above $6,000, but the contribution will not exceed $3,000. Sean Henne seconded the motion. No one opposed.

  1. Mike Nagle gave an update on bricks for the new sculpture at West Shore Community College. The Faculty Association will be given one brick to commemorate the Faculty Association’s donation to the foundation.
  2. Sean Henne motioned to approve the January 11, 2019 meeting minutes with correction to the amount listed under “Checking.” Previous minutes listed the amount of $13,396. The corrected amount is $1,396. John Wolff seconded. No one opposed.

John Wolff motioned to adjourn. Erwin Selimos seconded. No one opposed.