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Meetings & Events

Staff Council holds regular meetings once per Block throughout the academic year, typically on the second Tuesday of the Block. Meetings are open to all staff starting at noon, and so if you're interested in a topic we will be discussing or an issue we are working on, come join us!

Meeting Dates for 2014-15

  • September 9, 2014
  • October 7, 2014
  • November 4, 2014
  • December 2, 2014
  • January 27, 2015
  • February 24, 2015
  • March 31, 2015
  • April 28, 2015


Upcoming Meeting

4/1//2014 at 12:00 p.m. in Armstrong Board Room

Staff Council Agenda

April 1, 2014


Ongoing Business

  1. Approve last meeting’s minutes
  2. Professional development sessions (one-time opportunities, survey), follow-up
  3. Strategic Planning and Staff Council involvement
  4. Staff Council communication and feedback (anonymous submission form, Staff Council email, emails to distribution groups, messages to the Staff group, attendance at division meetings, etc.)
    1. Nothing submitted via email or web
    2. Other feedback?
  5. Follow-up on Co-Chair meetings with HR and the President
    1. Look into Staff Council models at other schools – how can Staff Council be stronger?
  6. Report on Staff Council lunches, decide who hosts the next
  7. In the Loop agenda/report items (President/Staff Council reports, Get to Know the Library, ITS:)
  8. Items we need to address or follow-up on later
    1. Staff luncheon sessions (Aaron Cohick)
    2. Campus smoking ban discussion (Bethany)
  9. Subcommittees (those without new reports are listed here)
    1. N/A


Special Reports

  1. President’s report (Jermyn Davis), 10 minutes (Jermyn will come around 12:30)
  2. Human Resources report, 10 minutes
  3. Campus Committee reports (Compensation Committee, etc.), 5 minutes


Subcommittee Reports, including action items to address, 10 minutes

  1. Assistance Fund/Vacation Sharing (Bethany, Lori [reporting]; also Barbara Wilson)
  2. Events Planning Committee (Bethany, Denise, Kathy G., Susan; also Jodi Hinz, Kelley Mathers, Lisa Brommer, Michelle Swepston)
  3. Listserv for Liberal Arts Staff Councils (Joseph, Nancy)
  4. Staff Amenities Brochure/Website (Cindy, Nancy, Andrew)
    1. Vendor discounts, Perks Program, and advertising new offerings
    2. Feedback on new amenities site?
  5. Staff Recognition (Bethany, Cindy, Denise; also Lisa Brommer)
  6. Staff Training/Professional Development (Aimee, Bethany, Diane, Lori; also Lisa Brommer)
    1. Organize Your Outlook session, Diane, 5 minutes
    2. Upcoming events (birdwatching lunch & learn, FMLA)


New Business

  1. Staff Council election, Stormy, 10 minutes
  • Three members’ terms expire: Stormy (Academic Departments), Kathy (Admissions/Financial Aid), and Bethany (Student Life/Worner Center)
  • Andrew’s term also expires, but Joseph stays on as ITS: rep until 2015
  1. Appointed diversity/inclusion member, Nancy, 5 minutes
  2. Other business/future agenda items?
  3. Action Points, Bethany