Meeting Minutes of the Steering Committee
11 August 2011
3:30 p.m. President’s Conference Room Samford Hall
(by Larry Crowley, Secretary)

In Attendance: Nedret Billor, Claire Crutchley, Ann Beth Pressley, Robin Jaffe, Laura Plexico, Andy Wohrley, Emmett Winn (Substituting for Tim Boosinger)
Absent: Bill Sauser and Michael Baginski

-- The meeting was called to order at 3:30 pm

-- The meeting minutes of May 19, 2011 Steering Committee were approved without change.

-- Ann Beth Pressley remarked that Constance Hendricks, the official Senate Parliamentary, will be away on business during the August Senate meeting.  Bill Sauser will serve in her place for that meeting and will not vote in his capacity as Chair-Elect.

-- Dale Coleman, Co-Chair, and Teresa Whitman-McCall from the graduation committee presented an issue with the planning for graduation commencement for Spring 2012.  The intent is to have graduation in four commencement ceremonies over two days.  However, the currently adopted calendar schedules for only a Monday commencement.  After a presentation and brief discussion of the interrelated concerns surrounding this issue, the continued action on this item was directed to the calendar committee through its chairman, Robin Jaffe, who was present at this meeting in his capacity as Secretary-Elect.

-- Paula Bobrowski and Carl Pinkert discussed upcoming Auburn Research Week with the intent of providing this information to the upcoming Senate meeting.  Also, discussed was a presentation to the Senate of the Auburn internal grants program results from last year.

-- Claire Crutchley discussed the proposed Administrative Review Guidelines put together in cooperation with the Administrator Evaluation Committee of the Senate.  Larry Crowley agreed to provide some editing of the intended guidelines.

-- The next meeting of steering will be Wednesday, August 17, 2011, in room 206 Samford.

-- The meeting was adjourned.