Bridgeford, Judy DeMers, Ray Diez, Phil Harmeson, Sue Jeno, Susan Nelson,
Elizabeth Nichols, Mark Rudolph,
Recorder: Bev Hopman
Sue Jeno called the meeting to order at in the Physical Therapy Conference Room
(1537), of the
Minutes: Judy DeMers moved that the minutes from
Schedules: John Sirignano passed out proposed
schedules for soccer and volleyball.
Elizabeth Nichols asked if it was normal for such a high percentage of
soccer games to be road games. John
Sirignano said it was difficult to get teams to travel to
Compliance: Bev Hopman said that Jared Bruggeman indicated there were no violations to report. A preliminary grade report showed that the student-athletes GPA for spring semester was at 3.0. The final GPA will be available for the fall meetings.
Budget: John Sirignano distributed a report with the
budget figures for FY04 and FY05. Areas
that impacted the growth in expenses are increases in tuition, the number of
scholarships, game management (guarantees), and league fees for women’s hockey.
He reported that most team budgets
stayed the same or were cut. Ray Diez
said travel expenses would also be higher.
Charlie Bridgeford asked how much of the student fee money is allocated
to Athletics. That information was not
available. Charlie Bridgeford asked
where the REA money showed up in the budget.
John Sirignano said it was a mixture of ticket revenue and marketing promotions. Ray
Diez questioned whether Athletics would end the year in the black. John Sirignano said the budget surplus was
last year’s number and this year (04) Athletics should break even. Judy DeMers asked if the decrease in
concessions was due to the move to the
NCC Meetings: Roger Thomas reported that the NCC spring
meetings were held in
Strategic Planning: Roger Thomas said the Athletic Department will be setting a date in July for the entire department to participate in strategic planning. He asked if the IAC wanted to be represented in this process. Alumni representatives Charlie Bridgeford and Lowell Schweigert will be notified when the meetings are scheduled. One of them will try to attend. Sue Jeno, Ray Diez and Susan Nelson will be notified as well. Bruce Smith asked how the IAC could help Athletics and if there were areas of resistance the committee could help resolve. Roger Thomas will let the committee know when such issues arise.
Departmental Update: Roger Thomas said this has been a very successful spring. Baseball and tennis advanced to the regionals and track has several individuals competing in the nationals this week. Tom Wynne, tennis, and Kelvin Ziegler, baseball, were both NCC Coach of the Year recipients for spring sports. Matt Granstrand, soccer; Brian Strom, diving; and Dale Lennon, football were fall and winter sports NCC Coach of the Year recipients. l
Women’s Golf Coach: Roger Thomas announced that Steve Christian has resigned as the women’s golf coach and Athletics will be looking for a replacement.
Old Business: Charlie Bridgeford asked if any progress had been made on class scheduling conflicts. Bruce Smith said the issue had been brought before the Dean’s Council and will need to be addressed each semester. Judy DeMers said scheduling is interdependent and is not a matter of changing just one class. Elizabeth Nichols said another problem is the push by the University to schedule more late afternoon and evening classes. Judy DeMers suggested that only multi session classes be offered in the late afternoon. Ray Diez said the recommendations for the spring 2005 schedule are due July 6th. Roger Thomas said Jared Bruggeman would get a list of the “problem” classes to Sue Jeno as soon as possible.
The issue of students missing classes for university sanctioned events was discussed at the University Senate. Most Senate members said it is not a problem, but a few professors said that if a test date is in the syllabus, it is the student’s responsibility to be present . Ray Diez said that Bruce Dearden said there is an appeals process that students can use if they feel they’ve been treated unfairly. The general consensus was that the University Senate was very supportive. Susan Nelson asked if Athletics could identify specific faculty members that were causing problems and that IAC members could visit with them one on one. Roger Thomas said he would have Jared Bruggeman get that information to Sue Jeno.
Sue Jeno thanked Judy DeMers for her 6 years service on the committee.
A tentative fall meeting date was set for September 21, at The location will be announced in the fall. The meeting adjourned at 4:25 p.m.