The Shared Governance at Augsburg College report, approved by the Board of Regents on May 2, 2014, sets goals to help meet the 2019 Strategic Plan goals for Augsburg to be “organized for collaboration, efficiency, and effectiveness.”
Many of these goals and activities will directly effect staff and Staff Senate.
Please join the Staff Senate in congratulating the recipients of the Auggie Pride Award for the month of April.
Jennifer Jacobs, assistant compliance director and assistant volleyball coach
Nomination: “I’d like to nominate Jen Jacobs for an Auggie Pride Award because I believe a lot of the work she does within the area of compliance goes largely unnoticed, yet plays a major role in improving our college. I also want to lift up the recent initiatives she has been working on to re-work leadership training for first-year athletes, in addition to the work she has been doing with the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.”
Catherine Bishop, project manager in Academic Affairs
Nomination: “The transition to the new Adult Undergraduate program has required a major effort by staff and faculty. I have heard many comments about how essential Katie’s work has been to the successful launch of the new program. She has provided essential support to the transition. I think she is very deserving of this award and our appreciation.”
The Auggie Pride Incentive Program comes out of Staff Senate’s desire to recognize outstanding staff on a more regular basis (monthly), and tap the collective mind power for great ideas. If you would like to nominate someone or have a suggestion, please go to Auggie Pride submission form or email email@example.com.
The Staff Spring Social will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, May 22 in the Quad. In addition to dedicated social time and tasty food, be sure to enter to win one of several door prizes including gift certificates, a 2014-15 parking permit or an iPad Mini! In case of rain, the event will be moved to the Christensen Center Commons.
Be engaged in the Augsburg community by serving on Staff Senate. If you’d like to become a senator or nominate a colleague, send your candidates to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 17. Online elections will take place April 24 through May 1, determining our new representatives.
All nominees will be verified before being placed on election ballot. An email will be sent to all Augsburg staff with a link to the online election survey on April 24. Staff will have until May 1 to take the survey. The winners of the election will be notified by May 2.
Staff Senate Membership
ACSS is composed of six members who are nominated and elected by their peers for a two-year term and two at-large members to be chosen, in every instance, by ACSS. All ACSS members have the option for a third year.
Members may serve more than one term. Those who have served a full term are not eligible for election for one calendar year after ending their term. A senator filling a vacancy (partial term) does not have to wait one year. If vacancy occurs during the year, a replacement will be appointed by ACSS to fill out the term. Elected members are replaced by the next highest voted nominee from their election. At-large members are replaced with a staff member chosen by ACSS.
Time Frame: New members are elected to ACSS annually. The election process begins in April and is completed in May. Staff elected will begin their term in August, and are encouraged to participate in the summer events prior to their term.
Nomination and Voting Rights: Nominations are collected through e-mail and ballots are gathered from all staff through an online survey (staff eligible to vote are all permanent full- and part-time staff people 0.1+ not including union, MMEP, or temps). ACSS members are eligible to vote.
Composition of ACSS: It is recommended that members be at least .75 FTE, regardless of exempt or non-exempt status.
In an effort to provide opportunities to staff, faculty and students to get involved with the greater community, we are bringing to campus several organizations. During the fair, find out what these organization do and consider supporting them through volunteer time.
We also want to remind benefit-eligible staff they might be able to use Community Service Leave time for organizations such as these attending the fair. Please join us and bring your questions and suggestions.
Tuesday, March 25
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Christensen Center Lobby
Redeemer Center for Life / Venture North BWC
Trinity Lutheran Congregation
Habitat for Humanity
Feed My Starving Children
Project for Pride in Living
Supported by Staff Senate and Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning. Email with any questions or comments to email@example.com.
Martha Truax – Director of Annual Giving, Development
Abennet Tulu – Custodian, Custodial Services
The Staff Appreciation Program is intended to recognize exceptional Augsburg staff members who exemplify the mission statement of the College through their actions. Recipients of the Outstanding Staff Award consistently go above and beyond the call of duty by providing exceptional service to others and/or making innovative and outstanding contributions to enhance the objectives of their department or the Augsburg community.
Staff members are invited to join Staff Senate in a celebration of Augsburg College staff. We will honor those who celebrated their 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, and 30th anniversaries in 2013 as well as the Outstanding Staff Award winners.
Tuesday, March 11 2:30-4 p.m.
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center (Note change in venue from last year)
This year we would request staff bring a donation of nonperishable food or a toiletry item for the Augsburg College food shelf, Campus Cupboard (see a list of needed items at inside.augsburg.edu/foodshelf).
In order to honor the work of all staff nominated for the Outstanding Staff Award, below are this year’s nominees. There are six award recipients chosen from this list. They will be announced at the celebration event.
List of nominees for Outstanding Staff Award
Tina Brauer — Administrative Assistant, Music Department Amanda Burgess — Assistant Director, Student Financial Services Jodi Collen — Director, Event and Conference Planning Crystal Comer — Registrar, Registrar’s Office Amy Hanson — Administrative Assistant, Campus Ministry Scott Krajewski — Director, Information Technology Ann Lutterman-Aguilar — Mexico Site Director, Center for Global Education Regina McGoff — Director, Center for Global Education Elizabeth Peszynski — Administrative Assistant, Physician Assistant Program Mulugeta Sedoro — Custodian, Custodial Services Nancy Shaeffer — Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions James Shropshire — Assistant Director of Operation and Investigation, Public Safety Eric Strom — Academic Liaison For Computing, Information Technology Martha Truax — Director of Annual Giving, Development Abennet Tulu — Custodian, Custodial Services Steff Weiss — Director, News and Media Services