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19 January 2011

Staff Advisory Council
Meeting Minutes for January 19, 2011


Tami Gura , Kelly Fitzpatrick, Linda Hunt, Mary Marissen, Cassy Burnett,  Lynn Grady, Sheila Magee, Terry McGrath, Pat Hearty

Ex-Officio Members:

Melanie Young, Sharmaine LaMar

Mary Marissen convened the meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the Scheuer Room.

Staff Development Week

Sharmaine LaMar reports Staff Development Week was well attended. In general staff feedback was good. If anyone has any additional feedback, please email Sharmaine:

Pets in the Workplace

Melanie Young and Ben Berger are setting up a process to review the issues. The goal is not to debate whether a concern is legitimate but to review the issues at hand and find a way to mitigate them. Data collection hasn’t started yet, but if anyone wants to contribute to the identification of issues, please send Melanie an email:

SAC Lunch: Financial Aid Q&A

SAC is sponsoring a Financial Aid Q&A on Tuesday, February 22 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM in the Scheuer Room. Laura Talbot will be on hand to talk about how Swarthmore’s Tuition Grant Benefit may impact your dependant's Financial Aid process and answer related questions. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:30am.

Next meeting will be in February 16, 2011.

Respectfully submitted,
Kelly Fitzpatrick
Whittier Circle Representative