Staff Advisory Council

April 2017


Staff Advisory Council

Meeting Minutes

April 19, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

HR Conference Room

Present: Kim Altiere, Susan Gaskell, Brian Teal, Martha Tetrault, ex officio, Kevin Thomas, ex officio, Vishakha Sheoran, ex officio, Rachel Louis, and Helena Warburg

Absent: Tamra Hjermstad, Bonnie Bresett, Veronica Bosley, Jim Guiden, Laurie Booth, and Charlotte Clark

Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 17, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. in HR Conference Room

  1. February Meeting minutes approved


  1. Tuition Reimbursement Policy

Kevin initiated the discussion through a series of forced choice questions drawn from prior discussions and the DART sub-committee proposals. Questions included (1) job-related requirement (2) payment upon reimbursement or up-front, (3) the need for a course to be for college-credit and from and accredited institution, (4) the requirement for a grade of B or better, (5) the need to establish a limit on courses eligible, (6) work flexibility to attend classes and whether time taken for course work would be paid or required the use of paid leave, and (7) payment for support beyond tuition, i.e., books, lab expenses, non-tuition related fees.

A lively conversation took place around each of the points mentioned with full participation by the members of the Council, some of whom had experience using the policy.  Since membership at the meeting was sparse. we will bring this back for discussion and a “vote” at the May meeting after which Kevin has agreed to draft the policy and prepare the recommendation to senior staff.

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