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.
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).
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).
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.
Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion [Ad Hoc]
This committee shall offer special diversity programming and discuss/facilitate the Councilís role in addressing racism and other forms of prejudice on campus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Staff Development Committee [Ad Hoc]
This committee shall focus on staff development including fundraising for scholarships.
Sustainability Committee [Ad Hoc]
This committee shall find and promote programs for sustainability as well as to apply for a sustainability grant from the campus for use by the Staff Council.
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.
TIME Committee [Ad Hoc]
The Ad Hoc TIME Committee will assist staff in voicing their concerns with the TIME system and seek solutions which support accountability and best practices carrying out the vision, mission and goals of the university. (Bylaws: Article 1. Purpose and Section B & C) This committee shall provide a channel of communication for staff regarding the TIME system with IUPUI administration. This committee will collect data which may be instrumental in advocating effective TIME policies supporting fairness between staff, co-workers and supervisors. This committee will collect data which may assist TIME programmers/administrators provide better functionality within TIME.
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).