February 11, 2015

Dr. Malika Roman Isler, Director of Wellbeing, spoke about her background and her new team as well as the WFU Thrive initiative and ways that staff can get involved.

The SAC was pleased to have Dr. Malika Roman Isler, Director of Wellbeing, join us for our meeting for the first time since her arrival at Wake Forest University in October 2014. She informed us of her background, her vision, current campaigns, and upcoming partnerships across campus. You can view her presentation, here. To learn more about Thrive, visit thrive.wfu.edu.

The motion to the proposed by-law change was passed: Any department reporting to a Cabinet member that has fewer than 50 employees shall be included in the Finance and Administration Division.

Standing Committee Report-out

Events: The annual Employee Picnic is scheduled for June 25, possible partnership with Thrive

Communications: The SAC e-newletter reached all staff for the 1st time this month, partnering with the CEF committee and Athletics to hold a raffle for 4 court side tickets to the last home men’s basketball game against Pittsburgh.

Membership: upcoming elections in March

Work-life balance: “Bring Your Child to Work Day” is coming up, possible partnership with Thrive

Fringe Benefits and Professional Development: no reports

Professional Development: New committee chair was announced. Amy Ciaccia will replace Angie Jones in this role.

Outside Committee Report-out

Capital Planning Advisory: no report

Parking & Transportation: discussed habitual offenders at their last meeting, nothing

Tree Advisory: no report

Faculty Senate: discussed 403b and Vision 2020

Financial Advisory: 3.9% tuition increase for 2015-2016, Kitchin renovations begin May 19.

Chaplain’s Emergency Fund: ideas for donations (ex. No shave November)

General Announcements

Healthy Outcomes: The program is based on completing activities to earn credits. If you earn at least 120 credits by March 31, 2015, Wake Forest will reduce your medical plan premiums by $200 in June 2015.

February 26: WFU Women’s Basketball vs Miami 7pm, free for faculty and staff

Upcoming Meetings

March: Charles Iacovou, Dean, School of Business (Meeting in Farrell Hall)

April: Adam Goldstein, Dean of Students & Benefits Update

May: Business Session

Category: Minutes