Jaki Cottingham-Zierdt, CAPA chair for 2005-06, is an equal opportunity consultant in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Twin Cities campus.
Up and running for 2005-06
By Lynn Burbank
From Brief, September 14, 2005
The newly-elected and continuing representatives on the Council of Academic Professionals and Administrators (CAPA) kicked off their 2005-06 work August 26 with a planning session at the Continuing Education and Conference Center on the Twin Cities campus, St. Paul. More than 40 academic professional and administrative (P&A) staff representatives and alternates from all four U campuses participated.
New CAPA chair Jaki Cottingham-Zierdt led the day's activities, which included an orientation for new representatives and goal-setting for each of the four CAPA committees--
- Representation and Governance
- Professional Development and Recognition
- Benefits and Compensation
- An exciting new component to the retreat this year was a training session, presented by Vickie Courtney and Becky Hippert from the U Senate office, for the 23 CAPA representatives elected to serve in the newly-reorganized University Senate.
As one of its top priorities, CAPA is looking forward to working closely with senior administration through the strategic positioning process in the coming year.
For more information, including the roster of 2005-06 CAPA members and representatives to the U Senate, see the CAPA Web site, www.capa.umn.edu.
Lynn Burbank is a program director in Continuing Education, Duluth campus. She is the 2005-06 chair of the CAPA communications committee.