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Standing Committee Descriptions

Academic Affairs Committee [Ad Hoc]

This committee shall have the responsibility of dealing with issues affecting our staff working in the academic areana.

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Bylaws Committee

The Bylaws Committee shall consist of no fewer than five staff members. This committee shall have the responsibility for reviewing the bylaws to make recommendations to the Council for needed changes and/or additions (Bylaw Article V).

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Communications Committee

The Communications Committee shall consist of no fewer than eight staff members. This committee shall have the responsibility of, but shall not be limited to, disseminating information regarding activities of the Council and developing and promoting new channels of communication (Bylaws Article V).

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Community Involvement [Ad Hoc]

This committee shall organize events such as the Komen Race for the Cure, Legacy Project, and other events to engage with the community.

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Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion shall consist of no fewer than five members. This committee is responsible for identifying formal and informal efforts supporting staff diversity, equity and inclusion at IUPUI; contributing to relevant IUPUI policies, practices, and procedures; and making the resources of Staff Council available for this work. This includes providing access to staff, advocacy with administration, communication across campus and opportunities for those creating a diverse and inclusive campus to meet and work together.

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Faculty Relations Committee

The Faculty Relations Committee shall consist of no fewer than five staff members. This committee shall have the responsibility for identifying staff concerns with faculty, with Human Resources Administrations, and with campus activities which impinge upon the quality of campus life. The committee shall also address issues of mutual concern to both faculty and staff and promote communication between them. In all activities, active collaboration with the Faculty Council and its relevant committee shall be pursued and appropriate recommendations made.

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Membership Committee

The Membership Committee shall consist of no fewer than five staff members, preferably seven staff members. The Second Vice-President shall serve as chair of this committee. This committee shall be responsible for the continuous development of membership through implementation of the Staff Council Development Plan, as decided upon by the Staff Council Executive Committee. The chair of this committee shall be responsible for the administrative function related to the nomination and election of new Staff Council members in conjunction with the Staff Council coordinator and the web-consultant from the Web Committee in accordance with the guidelines of Article III of this document. (Bylaws Article V).

The Membership Committee also plans and coordinates Staff Council Awareness Month in March of each year.

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Rewards and Recognition Committee

The Rewards and Recognition Committee shall consist of no fewer than seven staff members. This committee shall have the responsibility of overseeing, and expansion of, the current staff recognition programs implemented by the Staff Council, as well as, the design and implementation of further rewards and recognition programs (Bylaws Article V).

The Rewards & Recognition Committee is also in charge of coordinating, advertising, collecting/evaluating applications for Council-sponsored awards and scholarships.

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Special Events Committee

The Special Events Committee shall consist of no fewer than three staff members. This committee will plan and/or coordinate special events that incorporate business and/or social activities relevant to Staff Council meetings.

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Staff Affairs Committee

The Staff Affairs Committee shall consist of no fewer than eight staff members who will represent as many of the classifications as possible from the membership of the Staff Council. The Committee is responsible for monitoring the concerns of each of the classifications (whether represented on the committee or not) as well as those pertaining to all IUPUI staff; for interacting with the Human Resources Department; and for proposals and policy issues other than fringe benefits related to all staff members (Bylaws Article V).

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Staff Development Committee [Ad Hoc]

This committee shall focus on staff development including fundraising for scholarships.

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Technology Committee [Ad Hoc]

This committee will review technology policies submitted to the council by university administration when requested. The committee does not meet per se; it conducts its business through e-mail.

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Web Committee [Ad Hoc]

The Web Committee shall act as an ad-hoc committee consisting of the Staff Council Executive Committee members and at least one person acting as a consultant to ensure that all facets of Website creation, development, and enhancement are disseminated via the Internet. The Web Committee shall consist of three to five staff members with one person acting as the overall editor and web-master who shall be in charge of overseeing and editing all information placed within the Staff Council's Web Page to comply with the standards and values of IUPUI and the Staff Council. This Committee shall be responsible for the dissemination of Staff Council and sub-committee information via the internet, and the continual improvement of the Staff Council Web Page into a working and useful resource for the staff and the IUPUI community. (Bylaws Article V).

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