Staff Senate Committees 2013-2014
Executive - The steering committee of the Staff Senate.
Bylaws Committee - reviews, suggests, and proposes amendments to the Bylaws as well as maintains current committee descriptions on the Staff Senate Web site.
Election - rules on questions relating to qualifications of electors and members, nominates and receives nominations, presents a slate of nominees, and conducts the elections.
Legislative - provides Staff Senate with information regarding legislative activity, placing particular emphasis on issues affecting higher education and NDSU staff. The committee depends on feedback from the Staff Senate to propose and initiate a coordinated effort as a result of the given information.
Public Relations - 1) publicizes the activities of the Staff Senate internally and externally; 2) assists the Staff Senate in opening up channels of communication among braodbanded staff, and between broadbanded staff and administration; 3) develops ways to help broadbanded staff become more public relations minded by presenting a more positive and professional image to the university's various constituencies and, conversely, to develop guidelines on how the administration can assist in that effort; and 4) raises public awareness about the vital role performed by broadbanded staff in the success of the university.
Scholarship - administers the Broadbanded Staff Scholarship on an annual basis as outlined by the Classified Staff Scholarship Endowment (revised 9/23/93), by determining number and amount of scholarships based on available funds; by designing, updating, and disseminating application forms; and by selecting recipients. the committee also administers discretionary Staff Senate scholarships when additional funds are made available.
Staff Development - identifies programs and activities that will provide personal and professional growth opportunities for university staff. In identifying programs, the committee will assess the needs and wants of staff through questionnaires and surveys.
Staff Recognition Committee - reviews the guidelines for and administers awards, including Campus Kudos. The committee also provides recognition to staff who are recipients of outside awards.
Valentine’s Ball Committee - meets with representatives from staff, faculty and Student Government to plan and implement the Valentine’s Ball, whose funds will subsequently be used for scholarship purposes.
Gunkelman Awards Committee - meets to select through campus nomination those persons qualified to receive an award.
Senate Coordinating Council
Senate Coordinating Council Representatives - The Staff Senate shall be represented on Senate Coordinating Council by three (3) Staff Senate representatives: the president, past president and vice president to ensure the continuity of information and expertise. These Staff Senate representatives shall have the full rights of senators in Senate Coordinating Council matters. The Staff Senate will nominate and vote annually for these representatives. See NDSU Policy 714 for more details.
Senate Coordinating Council Committees
Campus Space and Facilities Committee - recommends policies for facilities.
Library Committee - formulates policy recommendations for the NDSU
Libraries relating to areas such as general operations, interlibrary loans,
borrowing privileges, periodicals, acquisitions, media, data bases, electronic,
and other services.
University Athletics Committee - two (2) Staff Senators serve to promote compliance with principles of conduct as defined by the NCAA and formulates policy recommendations regarding athletic guidelines. Stimulates interest in athletic events for the entire university community.
Equal Opportunity Hearing Panel - the selection of this panel shall be comprised of six (6) Staff Senate members, appointed by the Staff Senate President from a list of senators forwarded to the president or members of the Staff Senate Executive Committee, and in consultation with that same Committee, serving with six (6) appointed faculty members, and six (6) appointed students, acting in accordance with procedures and Policy 156.
Other Committees/Advisory Boards/Councils/Ad Hoc Committees
Arboretum Committee - 2 year term - charged with the task of combining and centralizing campus beautification efforts.
ND Council of State Employees (COSE) - 3 year term; one representative a
member of Staff Senate; 2 alternates can be any staff employee - strives to
enhance the morale, productivity, and image of state employees and to develop an appreciation of state agencies and programs among the people of the state.
North Dakota University System (NDUS) Staff Senate - 3 year term: (3 members of the NDSU Staff Senate at the time of election with one representative vote. A member shall become an ex-officio senator of the NDSU Staff Senate with no voting privileges at the end of his/her third election term or if not re-elected to a new term): serve the staff employees of the NDUS colleges and universities as a forum to consider matters, concepts and developing trends related to staff, promoting communication among the SBHE, the NDUS Chancellor and staff employees of the System's Institutions.
STAFF SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
La Donna De Geldere
Christina (Tina) Exner
La Donna De Geldere
PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE
STAFF DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE and PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Marie Bosley Gordon
STAFF RECOGNITION COMMITTEE
Alicia Kauffman (Term Expires 05/2014)
Vacant (Term Expires 05/2015)
Ann Marschke (Term Expires 05/2015)
Joseph Johnson (Term Expires 05/2015)
Jeanne Erickson (2014)
Marie Bosley Gordon (Term Expires 05/2015)
Vacant (Term Expires 2014)
Anna Shepard (Term Expires 2014)
GUNKELMAN AWARDS COMMITTEE
SENATE COORDINATION COUNCIL
La Donna De Geldere (2014)
Kelly Bisek (2015)
Wendy Clarin (2016)
CAMPUS SPACE AND FACILITIES
UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS COMMITTEE
ND Council of State Employees - COSE
NORTH DAKOTA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM STAFF SENATE