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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.

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Grants & Awards

See below for information on applying for professional development grants and nominating a staff member for an Outstanding Staff Award. View more college staff awards and university opportunities here.

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The Arts and Sciences Staff Advisory Council (SAC) supports professional enrichment or development opportunities and specialized activities that advance or re-focus the development of skills by assisting with costs such as:

  • Expenses for participation in seminars, workshops, conferences, training programs, or meetings
  • Books, software, or materials related to the area of professional development
  • Equipment that broadens or deepens skills or advances an applicant’s professional development or career aspirations

Proposals for the following will NOT be considered:

  • Professional development to address skills required by your current position
  • Equipment required by your current position
  • Professional/career activities that have taken place prior to the application deadline

Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received a Staff Professional Grant.

Eligibility

All regular (.50-1.00FTE) staff members in the College Arts and Sciences who have been employed within ASC for at least two years are eligible to apply. The length of employment is calculated from the employee's date of hire by the College of Arts and Sciences until the application deadline. Eligible staff members can receive the grant once per academic year. In a competition round where there are proposals of equal merit from both repeat and first-time applicants, the selection committee gives priority to first-time applicants.

Funding

Funding supports up to 15 grants annually at up to $1,000 per person. A minimum of $100 of matching support from the home unit (department or college) is highly encouraged. Grants are to be used within one year of being awarded.

Deadlines

Applicants will be notified of the SAC committee's decision via email approximately four weeks following the application deadline.

There are three annual deadlines:

  • January 15
  • May 15
  • October 15

Apply Now


For more information, please email Jackie Lipphardt.

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To recognize staff members in the Arts and Sciences who have demonstrated sustained excellence in overall job performance and have improved or enhanced work life and services of faculty, staff, students, and/or the university.

Funding

The funding for this program supports up to six awards. Each award recipient will receive a $1,000 one-time cash award and an increase of $500 to his or her base salary.

Eligibility

The nominee must have three or more years of continuous service to a department, division, or center within the College of Arts and Sciences, including areas of direct report to the Office of the Executive Dean. The three years of service must be completed prior to the application deadline. The nominee must hold a regular appointment (50% or more) to a Classified Civil Service or Administrative and Professional position. Previous Outstanding Staff Award recipients are ineligible for nomination.

Deadline

Monday, March 25, 2019 by 4 p.m.

Nominate Now


For more information, please email SAC Co-Chairs Jessi Jones(.3939) or Elizabeth Vu(.191). Previous winners can be viewed below.

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2019

  • Charlene Brenner, STEAM Factory
  • Shannon Hand, Department of Speech and Hearing Science
  • Steve McCann, Department of History/Department of African American and African Studies/Melton Center for Jewish Studies
  • MaryKatherine Ramsey, Department of English
  • Joanna Spanos, ASC Honors
  • Larysa Stepanova, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures

2018

  • Lauren Barrett, Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Melissa Beers, Department of Psychology
  • William Husen, Department of Mathematics
  • Tom Marker, ASC Technology Services
  • Courtney Sanders, Department of Political Science
  • Elizabeth Vu, Department of Comparative Studies

2017

  • Sue Ellen Dehority, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
  • Kristina Dunlap, Department of Physics
  • Lynaya Elliott, Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Elizabeth Freeman, Department of Anthropology
  • Cassie Patterson, Center for Folklore Studies and University Folklore Archives
  • Amy Schmidt, Department of Dance

2016 

  • Damian Bowerman, Department of Theatre
  • Nicole Cochran, Department of Psychology
  • Julia McGory, Department of Linguistics
  • Luciana Musetti, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
  • Nick Spitulski, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Bernadette Vankeerbergen, Program Director Curriculum and Assessment, ASC Administration

2015

  • Stephanie Fowler, Department of Psychology
  • Michael Kaylor, Arts and Sciences Technology Services
  • Tiffany Quattlebaum, Department of Psychology
  • Karen Royce, ASC Advising and Academic Services and School of Earth Sciences
  • Eddie Singleton, Department of English 
  • Kris Wethington, ASC Advising and Academic Services

2014

  • Anne Collins, ASC Advising and Academic Services
  • Diana De Vol Bevilacqua, Department of Mathematics
  • Amy Kulesza, Center for Life Sciences Education
  • Susan Pennington, Institute for Population Research
  • Brian Smith, Department of Statistics
  • Kirstina Ward, Department of History 

2013

  • David Alden, Department of Mathematics
  • Melinda Miracle Bogarty, Department of African American and African Studies
  • Joan Leonard ,Department of Molecular Genetics
  • Eric Mayer, Department of Theatre
  • Elizabeth Miller, Department of Mathematics
  • Pablo Tanguay, Department of English/ASC

2012

  • James Bach, Department of History
  • Carolyn Cox, Department of Dance
  • Prudence Gill, Department of Art
  • Dale Gnidovec, School of Earth Sciences
  • Aurelia Kubayanda, Honors Program
  • Marge Lynd, Department of Comparative Studies 

2011

  • Cynthia Dassler, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
  • Jim DeGrand, Department of Geography
  • Lisa Van Dyke, Department of Statistics
  • Shelia Francis, Advising and Academic Services
  • Therese O’Donnell-Leonard, Department of Chemistry
  • Roy “Jack” Zuefle, Department of Mathematics

2009

  • Rachel Barnes, Department of Theatre
  • Jennifer Belisle, Advising and Academic Services & ASC Technology Services Office
  • Paul Brower, Department of Statistics
  • Doug Dangler, Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing
  • Judith Ridgway Center for Life Sciences Education
  • David Staley, Department of History

2008

  • Stephanie Bernhardt, Department of History of Art
  • Margaret Milliman-Wing, Department of Microbiology
  • Matt Misicka, Center for Life Sciences Education
  • John-David Slaughter, Department of Economics
  • Joan Snowden, Honors Program

2007

  • Kathy Edwards, The Ohio State University Press
  • Jane Pletcher, ASC Advising and Academic Services
  • Melinda Robinson, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • So Yung Wilson, Department of Psychology
  • Denise Witcher, Department of Mathematics

2006

  • Diana Camella, Department of Political Science
  • Kevin Dill, Department of Chemistry
  • Kim Kovarik, Department of English
  • Sylvia Meadows, Department of Psychology
  • Peggy Strow, Center for Life Sciences Education
  • Tom Watters, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
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Important! Under the Internal Revenue Code, the university is required to report taxable income for all financial incentives that a faculty/staff member or his/her S/SSDP receives. Therefore, you will be taxed if you choose to accept a prize (approximately 30%).

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More About the SAC

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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!

Apply now

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Nadia Barksdale
Member, 1st year
barksdale.30@osu.edu
ASC Advising

Caitlin Brendel
Member, 1st year
brendel.3@osu.edu
ASC Administration

Jennifer Hill
Member, 1st year
hill.1374@osu.edu
Psychology

Jessi Jones
Co-Chair, 3rd year
jones.3939@osu.edu
Advancement

Adam Keller
Treasurer, 2nd Year
keller.428@osu.edu
Spanish and Portuguese, French and Italian, Center for Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Jackie Lipphardt
Secretary, 2nd year
lipphardt.3@osu.edu
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Marliss McGarvey
Communications Officer, 1st year
mcgarvey.51@osu.edu
Sociology

MaryKatherine Ramsey
Member, 1st year
ramsey.240@osu.edu   
English

Jay Smith
Member, 1st year
smith.3863@osu.edu   
ASC Technology

Jackie Stotlar
Member, 1st year
stotlar.1@osu.edu   
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Elizabeth Vu
Co-Chair, 2nd year
vu.191@osu.edu
Comparative Studies

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The mission of the College of Arts & Sciences (ASC) Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is to act on behalf of all College of Arts & Sciences staff in bringing matters of collective interest to the attention of the Executive Dean. 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 & Sciences the The Ohio State University.

The SAC values diversity in people and perspectives and is committed to advancing inclusion and equity internally and for staff throughout the college in collaboration with key university stakeholders.

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.

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Conference Subcommittee
Members: Jackie S. (Chair), Elizabeth, Caitlin

Diversity & Inclusion Subcommittee
Members: MaryKatherine (Chair), Jessi, Nadia, Jennifer 

Grants Subcommittee
Members: Jackie L. (Chair), Adam, Elizabeth

Staff Resource Subcommittee
Members: Marliss (Chair), Jessi, Jay, Nadia

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Staff Advisory Council Bylaws—revised and ratified January 2019

I. Name

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 act on behalf of all College of Arts and Sciences staff in bringing matters of collective interest to the attention of the Executive Dean. 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.

The SAC values diversity in people and perspectives and is committed to advancing inclusion and equity internally and for staff throughout the college in collaboration with key university stakeholders.

III. Membership

  1. 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 College.  Members are selected for two-year appointments, commencing July each year. Renewable for an additional consecutive term (see Reappointment). 
  2. Eligibility
    To be eligible to serve on ASC SAC, an individual must have at least one year 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.
  3. Selection
    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.
  4. Reappointment: at the end of their term, members can reapply for appointment. Membership appointments are open to reappointment based on nominations, with preference given to new applicants.
    1. Term limits: membership is restricted to two consecutive terms with the possibility for reappointment after two years of non-service.
  5. Vacancies
    1. Council membership vacancies that arise shall be filled within two months or via the annual selection process, if it is underway.
    2. Off-cycle replacement of officers: In the event that an officer cannot fulfill their term, the co-chair(s) will solicit internal nominations from the SAC and hold a vote to replace the officer. The replacement officer will serve through June, at which time the regular nomination process for officers will take place. The replacement officer can be nominated again during the regular cycle.
    3. Off-cycle replacement of members: In the event that a member cannot fulfill their term, the co-chairs will solicit nominations from SAC and hold a council vote to determine who to recruit to replace the member(s). The co-chairs will send a request for membership to the agreed upon recruits.

IV. Officers

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Five members of the ASC SAC will serve as administrators for the Council: two Co-Chairs, one Secretary, one Treasurer, and one Communications Officer. Each officer serves a one year term beginning in July and running through the following June (see Reappointment for details about renewal).

Duties

The duties of the Co-Chairs:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Record minutes in the Secretary’s absence

The Treasurer’s duties are to:

  • Manage and Track the Council Budget
  • Procurement

V. Meetings

  1. Frequency
    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.
  2. Quorum
    A quorum shall consist of an officer and a simple majority of ASC SAC.
  3. Voting
    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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

 

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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 2019 events!


Dare to Lead: Developing brave leaders and courageous cultures.
Join us for a discussion on award winning author Brené Brown’s book Dare to Lead which focuses on incorporating vulnerability and courage in our everyday lives. 

Date/Time: September 25, 2019 | 12:00 - 1:00p
Location: Denney Hall, Room 311

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2019 Past Events

2018-19 Arts and Sciences Staff Advisory Council Fiscal Report
Date/time: July 30, 2019 3:00-4:30pm
Location: Townshend Hall, room 248

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Arts and Sciences Staff Advisory Council 2018-19 Fiscal Report

For our July 30th meeting we will be reviewing the 2018-2019 fiscal year report.

The report is embedded as a PDF (link) and image below. 

ASC SAC 18-19 Fiscal Year Report