The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is a standing committee of the College of Arts and Sciences. It is comprised of a maximum of 15 regular staff members from across Arts and Sciences who applied and were selected for two or three-year staggered terms. This diverse council will be convened to advise administration on staff issues, administer staff awards, and facilitate staff development grants, among other tasks.
The SAC meets monthly, typically in 156 University Hall. Meetings are open to any ASC staff member, and all staff are encouraged to attend as frequently as they are able. If you plan to attend an upcoming meeting, please email one of the SAC co-chairs so that we can ensure adequate space for all of our guests.
Become a member of the Staff Advisory Council by applying below for a two (2) year term, starting in July.
The ASC Staff Advisory Council seeks to: foster communication between staff and administrators; promote a positive and innovative work environment; recognize the needs and interests of the staff as they relate to the missions of the College of Arts and Sciences and The Ohio State University. We do this by helping staff gain greater access to professional development opportunities within the college and across the university. We also work to enhance the visibility of staff performance through our commitment to staff recognition programs and staff support and appreciation events.
As a member of the council you will collaborate with other staff members who share a common goal of contributing to a positive work experience for all Arts and Sciences staff!
Deadline: June 5, 2018
Member, 1st Year
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Member, 2nd year
Speech & Hearing
Member, 1st Year
Spanish and Portuguese, French and Italian, Center for Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Co-Chair, 3rd year
Communications Officer, 2nd year
Secretary, 2nd year
Member, 1st year
The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences (ASC) Staff Advisory Council is to serve the Executive Dean and Divisional Deans as a staff advocacy body and provide staff input into College decision-making. Specifically, the council seeks to: foster communication between staff and administrators; promote a positive and innovative work environment; recognize the needs and interests of the staff as they relate to the missions of the College of Arts and Sciences and The Ohio State University.
Staff play a crucial role in the functioning of the College of Arts & Sciences (ASC). Currently, 853 staff are employed in the college. These staff contribute to the success of 38 departments; 27 centers; 18 initiatives, programs, institutes, and schools; and 13 museums, galleries, and labs. Arts & Sciences staff occupy 34 buildings and can be found across campus.
Members: Jessi, Cassie, and Christine
We are so excited to be working on a mentorship pilot program with a fall roll-out date. Stay tuned for more details and opportunities to be a part!
Staff Advisory Council Bylaws—Amended and approved June 2018
The name of the council is the College of Arts and Sciences Staff Advisory Council referred to herein as “SAC”.
II. Mission Statement
The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences (ASC) Staff Advisory Council is to serve the Executive Dean and Divisional Deans as a staff advocacy body. Specifically, the council seeks to foster communication between staff and administrators; promote a positive and innovative work environment; ensure staff development, and recognize the needs and interests of the staff as they relate to the missions of the College of Arts and Sciences and The Ohio State University.
- Regular Members
The council is composed of a maximum of fifteen regular members. The council membership shall always strive to include at least one member from each ASC Division and at least one member from the non-academic units. The SAC seeks to maintain a diversity of membership and viewpoints and be an inclusive representation of the Colle. Members are selected two-year staggered terms, commencing July each year
To be eligible to serve on ASC SAC, an individual must have at least two years of work experience in the Arts and Sciences; have a 75% FTE or greater appointment as Classified Civil Service, Unclassified Administrative and Professional, or Senior Administrative and Professional; and not be in a position that reports directly to the Executive Dean.
Staff who would like to serve on the ASC SAC should respond to an annual Call for Nominations and complete the application form. Recommendations are also accepted for consideration.
Council membership vacancies that arise shall be filled within two months or via the annual selection process, if it is underway.
Four members of the ASC SAC will serve as administrators for the Council: two co-chairs, one secretary, and one communications office. Each serving a one year term beginning in July and running through the following June.
The duties of the Co-Chairs are to:
- Facilitate and foster an open, inclusive, and positive atmosphere
- Call meetings and set the agenda
- Preside over and conduct the meetings in accord with accepted meeting procedures
- Aid in setting the goals and priorities of any subcommittees
- Monitor that the bylaws are followed
- Organize and administrate the work of the Council
The Secretary's duties are to:
- Record minutes
- Oversee Council Budget
- Maintain list of Councilmembers contact information and current members status
- Act in place of the Co-Chairs in their absence
The Communications Officer duties are to:
- Update/maintain SAC website
- Strategize and manage communications through ASC Communications
The yearly organizational meeting shall be held in July to determine the meeting schedule and council assignments. The ASC SAC shall meet with the ASC Executive and Divisional Deans at a minimum of once per academic term.
A quorum shall consist of an officer and a simple majority of ASC SAC.
The council shall strive for consensus decision-making. On issues where consensus is not achieved, voting will be conducted per Robert's Rules of Order.
- Special Meetings
Either SAC chair shall be authorized to call special meetings. Except in the rare case of an emergency, five (5) business days’ notice shall be given.
- Special Events
An expectation of participation in SAC special events is a significant part of council membership.
VII. Special Projects
Ad hoc subcommittees and or taskforces to address special tasks may be formed at the concerted discretion of the SAC Chairs. The chair of an ad hoc subcommittee shall be a council member and report out to the Council at each monthly meeting.
VIII. Amendment of Bylaws
These Bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting of the council by a majority vote of the full council. Suggested amendments shall be submitted to the Co-Chairs for distribution to the full council no later than two working days prior to the next business meeting.
The Staff Advisory Council, on behalf of the College of Arts and Sciences, hosts annual events throughout the year as appreciation for staff and all they do. We look forward to seeing you at our events!
Town Hall Meeting
When: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Where: Physics Research Building, Room 1080 (Smith Seminar Room)
Outstanding Staff Awards