22 August 2017
Staff Advisory Council Meeting
Minutes for Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Attendance: Diane Fritz, Meghan Gebhard, Susan Eagar, Trish Tancredi, Julie DiPietro, Nabil Kashyap, Kim Strand, Pamela Prescod-Caesar, Lauri Courtenay, Pam Harris, Pamela Borkowski-Valentin, Lynn Grady, Luis Alvarez
SAC meetings 2017-2018 dates:
Tuesday, Sept 19
Tuesday, Oct 17
Tuesday, Nov 21
Tuesday, Feb 20
Tuesday, Mar 20
Tuesday, Apr 17
All meetings 10:00 am. Location tba
Domenic, Pamela and Diane reviewed and updated the By-Laws to more accurately reflect current practices, over the summer.
The group has been asked to review proposed revisions and share feedback or questions to Diane.
Proposed language to clarify the terms of membership ( membership is voluntary but election process will be invoked if there are more volunteers interested than positions available.
A request for members to reach out to staff in their circles a week prior to each meeting to solicit input for the meeting.
Agenda items should be submitted to Diane and Domenic a week before the SAC meeting to be included for discussion.
The circles have traditionally been divided by geographical location on campus.
Due to new construction and department relocations, departments may fall into new circles. As a result, we will review the Circles annually to ensure that all staff members are included in a Circle.
Each Circle should have at least 2 staff members to serving on the Committee. Some Circles may have 3 members due to the size of the staff population in those areas.
Recruitment and outreach will be made to those Circles with only one person serving. We may ask for volunteers to serve for one year if they are unable to commit to a three year term.
It was suggested that the Chester Circle members connect with the 101 Chester Cheer Committee to share updates on a regular basis.
Diane will inform George and Ben about the changes in their respective Circles.
An updated Circle reconfiguration will be shared by the next meeting.
CHESTER ROAD (Julie DiPietro S’19, Trish Tancredi S’20, and Pamela Borkowsi-Valentin S’19)
Institutional Risk/Legal Affairs
VP for Finance & Treasurer’s Office
Human Resources/Payroll Office
LANG CIRCLE (Diane Fritz S’18 and Lauri Courtenay S’19)
Lang Performing Arts Center
MAGILL CIRCLE (Luis Alvarez S’20 and Kim Strand S’21)
ROSE GARDEN CIRCLE (George Darbes and Ben Wilson S’19)
Dean of Students Division
Counseling & Psychological Services
SCOTT CIRCLE (Pam Harris S’20 and Nabil Kashyap S’20)
Friends Historical Library
Off-Campus Study Office
Tri College Project
SHARPLES (Lynn Grady S’19 and Liz Stern S’19)
SOUTH CIRCLE (Domenic Porrini S’19 and Christi Pappert S’19)
Facilities & Capital Projects
Title IX Office
TARBLE (Susan Eagar S’20)
Institute for Liberal Arts
Office of the President
WHITTIER (Meghan Gebhard S’18)
Administrative Information Systems
Film and Media Studies
Fall All-Staff and Winter Gathering – THURSDAY, NOV 16, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
SAC members were asked to solicit ideas/topics for the All Staff agenda to share at the Sept Meeting
SAC Open House
Purpose is to meet staff in our circles, to develop an opportunity to engage and learn more about SAC and to encourage idea sharing.
Date set for Oct 17, 10-11 a.m.
Location TBD- will explore Sharples or Bond
Consider scheduling a shuttle to get folks there
Offer a light breakfast- HR has offered to support the cost of a continental breakfast and/or refreshments.