Staff Council meetings are open to all staff, except as noted. At times, Staff Council may require an executive session, which will not be open. Staff Council reserves the right to request an attendee to leave if the Council feels they are being disruptive.

SCHEDULE AND AGENDAS

Staff Council Schedule 2017/2018
Date Time Location
September 27th, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm Lincoln Park, Student Center, Room 325
October 25th, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm Loop, DePaul Center, Room 8002
November 15th, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm Lincoln Park Campus, Student Center, Room 324
January 24th, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm Loop, DePaul Center, Room 8002
February 28th, 2018 1:00pm - 3:30pm Lincoln Park, Munroe Hall, Room 114-116
March 28th, 2018 1:00pm - 3:30pm Loop, DePaul Center, Room 8002/8005
April 25th, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm Lincoln Park, Munroe Hall, Room 114-116
May 23rd, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm Loop Campus, DePaul Center, North Cafe, 11th Floor

 

May 2018
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In the May meeting we will hear Committee End of Year Reports

Monthly meeting: Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 - Loop Campus, DePaul Center, North Cafe, 11th Floor

2:45 - 3:00 Call to Order
  • Charles Snelling, president
    • Approve Agenda
    • Approve April Minutes
    • Updates/Announcements
 
3:00 - 3:20 Staff Council Standing Committee End of Year Reports - - Update
  • Communications -- Brian Gier, Chair
  • Diversity, Mission, and Inclusion -- Sandra Tanksley, Chair
  • Effectiveness -- Stephanie Halaska, Chair
  • Fiscal Advising -- Shajuan Young, Chair
  • Membership and Elections -- Cynthia Delgadillo, Chair
  • Staff Resources -- John Geiger, Chair
Update
3:20 - 3:30 Staff Council Task Force End of Year Update
  • Victoria Simek, Secretary

Update
3:30 - 3:40 Motion to suspend Staff Council Constitution for June Elections
  • Nancy Hashimoto, Vice President

Vote
3:40 - 4:00 June/July Meeting & Retreat Planning
  • Charles Snelling, President

Discussion
4:00 Adjourn  

Agenda categories are defined as:

Update an informational presentation to Council
Q&A an informational presentation to Council plus question and answer session with presenter
Discussion a presentation to Council soliciting feedback
Vote an item that requires a Council vote

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April Meeting 2018
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In the April meeting we will hear and vote on revisions to the existing Misconduct Reporting Policy from Emily Opalski, Director, Institutional Compliance

Monthly meeting: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 - Lincoln Park Campus, Munroe Hall, 114 - 116

1:00 - 1:15 Call to Order
  • Charles Snelling, president
    • Approve Agenda
    • Approve March Minutes
    • Announcements
 
1:15 - 1:30 Campus Connect Upgrade
  • Debbie Harris, Project Manager, IS

Update
1:30 - 2:00 Presentation of revisions to the existing Misconduct Reporting Policy
  • Emily Opalski, Director, Institutional Compliance

Discussion/Vote
2:00 - 2:45 Proposed change to Constitution & Bylaws
  • Staff Council Task Force on Strategic Planning and Structure

Discussion/Vote
2:45 - 3:00 Staff Council 2018-19 AY Meeting Schedule
  • Staff Council Task Force on Strategic Planning and Structure

Discussion
3:00 Adjourn  

Agenda categories are defined as:

Update an informational presentation to Council
Q&A an informational presentation to Council plus question and answer session with presenter
Discussion a presentation to Council soliciting feedback
Vote an item that requires a Council vote

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In the March meeting we will hear and vote on a new Consensual Relationships Policy

Monthly meeting: Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 - Loop Campus, DePaul Center, North Cafe

1:00 - 1:05 Call to Order
  • Charles Snelling, president
    • Approve Agenda
    • Approve February Minutes
    • Updates
    • Announcements
 
1:05 - 1:15 Suggested Revision to Strategic Plan Goal 1.3
  • Nancy Hashimoto, Vice President

Vote
1:15 - 1:30 Campus Connect Upgrade
  • Debbie Harris, IS

Update
1:30 - 1:45 Higher Education Reauthorization Act
  • Peter Coffey, Associate Vice President, Community & Government Relations

Discussion
1:45 - 2:30 Consensual Relationships Policy
  • Stephanie Smith, Vice President, Human Resources

Update/Vote
2:30 - 2:45 Proposed change to Staff Council Constitution
  • Stephanie Halaska, Effectiveness Chair

Discussion
2:45 - 3:30 Annual Budget Forum Follow Up
  • Shajuan Young, Fiscal Advisory Committee

Discussion
3:30 Adjourn  

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Update an informational presentation to Council
Q&A an informational presentation to Council plus question and answer session with presenter
Discussion a presentation to Council soliciting feedback
Vote an item that requires a Council vote

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February's meeting will feature Jay Braatz who will present a draft of the University Strategic Plan

Monthly meeting: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 - Lincoln Park Campus, Monroe Hall, Room 114-116

1:00 - 1:15 Call to Order
  • Charles Snelling, president
    • Approve Agenda
    • Approve January Minutes
    • Updates
    • Announcements
 
1:15 - 1:30 Vice President’s Report
  • Nancy Hashimoto, vice president
    • Update on Council budget, procedural handbook
Update
1:30 - 1:45 Policy Review and Updates
  • Kevin Turner, Policy Review Group Representative
Update
1:45 - 2:00 University-Wide Committees
  • Review of university-wide committees with Staff Council appointments
    Stephanie Halaska, Effectiveness Chair
  • University Benefits & Compensation Committee (UBCC)
    Abe Reising, UBCC Staff Representative
Update/Discussion
2:00 - 2:30 SC Task Force on Strategic Planning & Structure Discussion
2:30 - 3:30 Draft of the University Strategic Plan
  • Jay Braatz, Vice President for Planning and Presidential Administration
  • Presentation of draft plan, discussion, and next steps
Discussion
3:30 Adjourn  

Agenda categories are defined as:

Update an informational presentation to Council
Q&A an informational presentation to Council plus question and answer session with presenter
Discussion - a presentation to Council soliciting feedback
Vote an item that requires a Council vote

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January meeting to feature New Student Identity Centers: Update and Open House

Monthly meeting: Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 - Loop Campus, DePaul Center, room 8002

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November meeting to feature Elizabeth Ortiz, Vice President, Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity

Monthly meeting: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - Lincoln Park Campus, Student Center, Room 324

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October Meeting To Discuss Commencement 2018 Planning, 2018 Health and Welfare Plan Renewal and Open Enrollment and more!

Monthly meeting : Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - Loop Campus, DePaul Center, Room 8002

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September Meeting To Discuss Strategic Planning Process & Timeline, Speech and Expression Guidelines and more!

  • Monthly meeting: Wednesday, September 27th, 2017, Lincoln Park Campus: Student Center, room 325
    • 1:00pm - Call to Order
    • 1:10-1:25pm - Annual Fall Forum on Teaching and Learning - Sara Hernandez, Assistant Director for Teaching, Learning and Assessment
    • 1:25-1:45pm - Results of Staff Council All-Staff Survey - Staff Council Effectiveness Committee
    • 1:45-2:00pm - Update on the Higher Learning Commission Review - Caryn Chaden, Associate Provost for Student Success and Accreditation
    • 2:00-2:30pm - Update on the Strategic Planning Process & Timeline - Jay Braatz, Vice President for Planning and Presidential Administration
    • 2:30-3:00pm - Update on Student Affairs & Speech and Expression Guidelines - Gene Zdziarski, Vice President for Student Affairs
    • 3:00-3:15pm - Break
    • 3:15-3:40pm - Staff Council Standing Committee Updates
    • 3:40-3:50pm - Vice President's Report - Nancy Hashimoto
    • 3:50-4:00pm - President's Report - Charles Snelling
    • 4:00pm - Adjournment

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    May Meeting to welcome new Staff Council Members and hear proposed policy changes

  • Monthly meeting: Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, Loop Campus, 55 E. Jackson, 801
    • 1:00pm - Call to Order
    • 1:10-1:25pm - LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Network - The leadership of DePaul University's LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Network will provide a brief overview of this resource group and how they engage staff and faculty.
    • 1:25-1:55pm - Diverse Learning Environment Survey - Liz Ortiz, vice president, Institutional Diversity and Equity, Katie Brick, director, University Ministry, Joe Filkins, associate director, Institutional Research and Market Analytics, Karen Tamburro, Title IX coordinator, Institutional Diversity and Equity
    • 1:55-2:40pm - Proposed Changes to Employee Workplace Issues Policy - Isabel Diaz, director, Employee Relations and Engagement and Gianna Johnston, employee relations and engagement specialist will present the updates to the employee workplace issues policy.
    • 2:40-2:45pm - Break
    • 2:45-3:30pm - Proposed Changes to Salary Administration Policy - David Avdul, director, compensation, Compensation and Benefits will present the updates to the salary administration policy.
    • 3:30-4:00pm - Committee Reports, Activities, and Goals Progress
    • 4:00-4:05pm - Vice President's Report
    • 4:05-4:10pm - President's Report
    • 4:10-4:30pm - Executive Session

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    April Meeting to feature President Fr. Holtschneider's final address to Staff Council

  • Monthly meeting: Wednesday, April 26th, 2017, Lincoln Park Campus, Welcome Center
    • 1:00pm - Call to Order
    • 1:10-1:25pm - MERG - The leadership of DePaul University's Military Resource Group will provide a brief overview of this resource group and how they engage staff and faculty.
    • 1:25-2:10pm - ADA/Pregnancy Policy Update - Isabel Diaz, director, Employee Relations and Engagement and Gianna Johnston, employee relations and engagement specialist will present the updates to the ADA and pregnancy policies.
    • 2:10-2:20pm - Elections Update - Nancy Hashimoto, vice president of Staff Council, will explain what has been done to date and how elections will proceed.
    • 2:20-2:50pm - Committee Reports, Activities, Goals Progress
    • 2:50-3:00pm - Break
    • 3:00-3:30pm - Accreditation Update - Caryn Chaden, associate provost, Academic Affairs, will explain the accreditation process, what can be expected during the upcoming accreditation visit and how staff can be involved.
    • 3:30-5:00pm - Presidents Open Forum - Fr. Holtschneider will address Staff Council for the last time.
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    Please Join Us at Our Annual Meet and Greet Event and Regular Monthly Meeting

    Staff Council is hosting one of our annual Meet and Greet events this month. Please come to meet your Staff Council representatives and discuss topics that are important to you. The Meet and Greet event will precede our regular monthly meeting. All staff are welcome to attend both the Meet and Greet and Staff Council meeting.

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    Please Join Us at Our Annual Meet and Greet Event and Regular Monthly Meeting

    Staff Council is hosting one of our annual Meet and Greet events this month. Please come to meet your Staff Council representatives and discuss topics that are important to you. The Meet and Greet event will precede our regular monthly meeting. All staff are welcome to attend both the Meet and Greet and Staff Council meeting.

    If you're considering running for Staff Council this is an excellent opportunity to learn more about how you can represent your colleagues, build community and make a difference at DePaul.

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    January meeting to feature University Budget Process updates and more

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016
    Lincoln Park Campus, Student Center, 220
    1:00pm - Call to order
    1:05-1:15pm - ELEVATE: DePaul's Asian and Asian American Professional Community -Maria-Romina Hench, secretary of ELEVATE, will provide a brief
    overview of this employee resource group and how they engage staff and faculty.
    1:15-1:45pm -
    Athletics & Event Center Update - Jeanne Ponsetto, athletics director, and Jeff Bethke, executive vice president will provide an event center update, provide any athletic updates, and discuss affinity initiatives.
    1:45-3:00pm - Enrollment Summary and Outlook - Jon Boeckenstedt and Suzanne Depeder from Enrollment Management and Marketing, will provide an enrollment update, discuss trends, and will answer questions during the last 25mins.
    3:15-4:00pm - Policy Review Group - Jessica Cook, director of Human Resources Talent Acquisition, will present proposed changes made to two policies: Reference Checks and Educational Verifications and Criminal Background Checks.
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    October 26, 2016
    Loop Campus, Daley Building, 1451
    1:00pm - Call to order
    1:05-1:15pm - Latinos Empowered At DePaul University (LEAD) - Mariella Palacios, Co-Chair of LEAD, will provide a brief overview of this employee resource group and how they engage staff and faculty.
    1:15-1:45pm -
    Student Government Association - Ric Popp, SGA President, will provide an overview of SGA’s plans, initiatives, and goals for the 2016-17 academic year.
    1:45-3:00pm - Human Resources: Benefits - Ben Parma, AVP of Compensation and Benefits, will discuss the 2017 renewal rates and provide a brief demonstration of the Jelly Vision interactive software, ALEX
    3:15-4:00pm - Staff Climate Survey - Joe Filkins, associate director of Institutional Research and Marketing Analytics (IRMA) will present the results of the 2016 staff climate survey and answer questions.
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    September 28, 2016
    Lincoln Park Campus, Student Center, Room 220
    1:00pm - Call to order
    1:15-1:30pm - Public Safety - Bob Wachowski, Director of Public Safety, will come and speak briefly with Council on their role and what has changed since May.
    1:30-1:45pm - Mark Laboe, Associate Vice President of University Ministry
    will provide a brief presentation on the Explore Your Purpose Initiative.
    1:45-2:45pm - Gene Zdziarski, Vice President of Student Affairs will discuss student affairs divisional strategies and university responses following the May 24th event and aftermath. Q&A during the last 15mins.
    3:00-3:30pm - University Benefits and Compensation Committee Staff Representatives will join Council to introduce themselves and gather staff concerns regarding some of the issues and topics that should be addressed during the 2016-17 University Benefits and Compensation Committee meetings.
    3:30-4:00pm - Presidential Search Update
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