The University of Colorado Staff Council’s (UCSC) priorities for the year stress advocacy, communication and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).
The systemwide shared governance group compiled its list of emphasized topics after 17 members gathered for the group’s August retreat in Breckenridge (three more took part via Zoom).
The 2021-22 goals listed by UCSC are:
- Be the model for the campus councils and admins by ensuring a DEI perspective with communications, actions, etc.
- Build trusted advocacy; increase presence through transparent communication
- Understand and translate how each campus works together, and what future opportunities for collaboration are available
- Highlight the value of staff, and work to find opportunities for advocacy and partnership for improving staff morale and retention
- Elevate and protect staff involvement with shared governance across the system
“Our goals are more like the values of the University of Colorado Staff Council,” said UCSC member Chelsie Fleischer. “Development of the goals helps us facilitate action items throughout the year, both at the committee level and as a larger council.”
UCSC Chair Ryan Untisz said the group encourages input from staff members throughout the year, and welcomes involvement with the council’s efforts.
The council plans to promote quarterly communication updates to share progress toward the goals.
UCSC serves as the university-wide representative body for communicating matters of interest to classified staff and university employees to CU administration and the Board of Regents.
To learn more about Staff Council activities and meetings, go to https://www.cu.edu/ucsc.