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Staff Council's purpose is to cultivate a thriving College community; support the strategic mission and vision of the College; advocate for the best interests of staff; and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Statement of Support as announced at 2/18/21 Staff Council Meeting:
As the Staff Council Executive Committee, we represent this community and while we strive to advocate for all staff members, we recognize that we cannot speak for everyone. Our community is made up of many voices, and that is a source of strength. We do not attempt or pretend to distill everyone's diverse experiences into a single narrative.
We acknowledge that there is a lot of hurt in our community right now, manifesting from feelings of loss, fear of the future, and fear of further change at the College. We are here to support our colleagues of color and our LGBTQ+ colleagues. We are working to create opportunities for important, hard conversations and we encourage our whole community to engage in this learning and growth—both as a group and as individuals.
In recent events and in the voices of our colleagues and students, we hear a call to action. We are here to listen and are ready to answer that call. We hope all of you will answer the call as well. Let us learn, discuss, and engage. We all create the culture around us, and we all play a part in making that culture better for everyone.
Areas of Focus
- Recognition of Staff
- Professional Development
- Building Community
- Strengthen Relationship with President's Cabinet
- Equity for Staff
- Communication to Staff/from Staff
- Meeting Structure
Results from the recent Staff Council Working Well and Areas of Focus Survey can be found here.
Top Ten Reasons To Get Involved In Staff Council
You can really make a difference for all staff
You get to work with fellow staff members from all areas of the college
Because it really is FUN!
It looks great on your LinkedIn profile
You get to list your service on your annual Performance Evaluation (impressive!)
You get your name listed on the Staff Council web page
You are an advocate for the best interest of all staff members (no costume changes required)
You will learn new skills or improve the ones you have
You get to meet new people
Gets you out of your office on a regular basis
Feel free to contact the chairs of the committees or one of your Staff Council Officers.
Interested in running for one of the elected Staff Council positions? A nominating committee is formed each year in March and will seek nominations. We highly encourage self nominations. Nominate yourself or a colleague by completing this short form.