Senate Steering Meeting

September 13, 2022 3:30 p.m. Via Zoom:

Members: Mark Carpenter (Chair), L. Octavia Tripp (Secretary), Dan Svyantek (Past-chair), Lisa Kensler (Chair-elect), Linda Gibson-Young (Secretary-elect), Vini Nathan (Interim Provost), Evelyn Hunter (Rules appointee), Robert Norton (Presidential appointee), Danilea Werner (Rules appointee), Robert Cochran (Presidential appointee).

Special Guests:  Mark Barnett, Environmental Engineering


Steering Agenda (times are approximate)

  1. 3:30 Welcome Everyone and new member, Dan Svyantek, Immediate Past Chair
  2. Call to order
  3. Discussion/approval of Steering Minutes from August 23 Meeting.
  4. 3:40 Announcements:
    1. Octavia Tripp (Dean Search Committee Assignments)
    2. Immediate Past Chair Confirmation (Svyantek)
    3. Confirmation for Steering substitution (Arianne Gaetano for Danilea Werner)
  5. Special Guests:
    1. 3:45 Mark Barnett: Update on New Parking Policy
  6. 4:00 Discussion, edit, and approval of Senate Agenda for 9/20/2022 at 3:30 p.m.
  7. 4:20 Unfinished or New Business


Mission: The Steering Committee acts on behalf of the AU Senate on matters requiring attention between meetings of that body and assists the chair of the Senate in setting the agenda for Senate meetings. In addition, it is concerned with the academic affairs of the University, with particular attention given to the need for developing and recommending policies under which these affairs are conducted. It works closely with other Senate committees to aid them in their assignments.