Staff Senate

Upcoming Events

Staff and Faculty Annual Pancake Breakfasts

The Annual Staff and Faculty Pancake Breakfast are scheduled for the following dates:

  • Hillsboro – Wednesday, 3/11 from 7:30 – 9 a.m. in the HPC2 Atrium
  • Forest Grove – Thursday, 3/19 from 7:30 – 9 a.m. in the MPR

Watch for some of your favorite VPs, directors and deans to show off their mad pancake skills! (Gluten-free options will be available. And bacon. Don’t forget the bacon.) Sponsored by the Staff Senate.

Printable flier for Hillsboro Pancake Breakfast

Printable flier for Forest Grove Pancake Breakfast

Staff Senate Nominations

The Staff Senate has eight (8) senator positions available for the 2015-2017 term. Nominations for these positions will be accepted today through Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

Requirements/Expectations:  Nominees must be benefits eligible, non-faculty employees of Pacific University and must have been employed for at least one (1) year.

The Staff Senate –
• serves as the official representative body of the University staff community by actively participating in campus governance;
• fosters a spirit of unity and cooperation, providing representation of non-faculty personnel in coordination with the faculty and student governing bodies; and
• provides a forum for the exchange of information between members of the staff, administration, faculty and students.

Click here to nominate a staff member.  

This form can be submitted for multiple nominations and can also be viewed on the Staff Senate webpage through Wednesday, April 1st. Following the April 1 nomination deadline, nominees will be contacted to confirm their interest in running for the position. Elections for the eight positions will be held April 29 – May 8th.

Thank you for participating in the election process. If you need additional information, please contact Peter Morgan or any Staff Senator.
 

Boxer Boost - New 2015 Dates!

Sponsored by Staff Senate and Aramark

Join with other staff for a coffee break on the Third Thursday of the month between 3 p.m. to  4 p.m., October through May.

Date FG Location Hillsboro Location Time
2/19/15 Boxer Pause/216 Washburne (UC) HPC 2, 430 3 - 4 p.m.
3/19/15 Boxer Pause/216 Washburne (UC) HPC 2, 430 3 - 4 p.m.
4/16/15 Scott Hall Lobby HPC 2, 430 3 - 4 p.m.
5/21/15 Boxer Pause/216 Washburne (UC) HPC 2, 430 3 - 4 p.m.

There will be light refreshments. Staff Senators attend each Boxer Boost, allowing you to learn more about Staff Senate as well as offer suggestions for future activities and events.

Resources

Skillbuilder Sessions— the Staff Senate Professional Development Committee has been hard at work organizing Skillbuilder Sessions.  These sessions are opportunities for all staff to learn more about tools to make your work life easier.  Our goal is that you walk away from each Skillbuilder Session with at least one practical, usable skill to add to your toolbox. Please click "Suggestion Box" above if you have ideas for future Skillbuilders.

January 2012 Vault Training (pdf on Vault)

September 2012 Excel Training

Interested in hosting your own Staff Senate Skillbuilder? Complete a Request for Proposal, telling us about the Skill Builder you would like to present. For more details, contact staffsenate@pacificu.edu.

We look forward to learning from you! 

The Staff Senate serves as the official representative body of the University staff community by actively participating in campus governance.  The Staff Senate shall foster a spirit of unity and cooperation, providing representation of non-faculty personnel in coordination with the faculty and student governing bodies.  The Staff Senate shall also provide a forum for the exchange of information between members of the staff, administration, faculty and students.

—from the University Handbook

Suggestion Box

Staff Senate exists to serve you.  We care about the quality of your life relative to campus and the larger global community.  We are committed to openness, collaboration and inclusiveness.  Any issues or concerns you have are welcomed by the Staff Senate.  Email us any time at staffsenate@pacificu.edu.

Suggestion Updates (available as pdfs on Vault):

Staff Senate Year in Review

Summary of 2013-2014 Staff Senate Activities (pdf on vault)
Summary of 2012-2013 Staff Senate Activities (pdf on vault)
Summary of 2011-2012 Staff Senate Activities (pdf on vault)
Summary of 2010-2011 Staff Senate Activities (pdf on vault)
Summary of 2008-2009 Staff Senate Activities (pdf on vault)