Purpose and Responsibilities
The Support Staff Advocacy Committee is a standing committee of the College that: serves as a resource for support staff; advises the administration on issues of importance to the staff; and strives to make working at Bowdoin an even more enjoyable and productive experience. The Committee accomplishes this through a range of activities:
- A forum to bring support staff concerns and interests to the attention of the administration (ie: creation of the Emergency Sick Time Bank)
- Facilitate open lines of communication between the administration and staff
- Propose ways to improve College work life
- Act as a sounding board for administration
- Recommend support staff representatives to other college committees and searches
- Responsible for coordination of employee events such as the Fall Social and programming for staff throughout the year
A chairperson and/or co-chairpersons will be chosen by the committee to serve for a minimum of one academic year.
The chairperson will:
- Develop an agenda for each meeting
- Provide copies of the agenda to SSAC members in advance
- Facilitate the meetings, paying particular attention to the time limit
- Suggest subcommittees as necessary
- Delegate tasks as appropriate
- Follow-up as required
A secretary, chosen by the committee, will:
- Take notes and prepare minutes for distribution to members either in advance or at the next meeting.
- This job may rotate or be shared.
- Regularly attend scheduled SSAC meetings
- Serve as representatives of their particular group
- Participate actively in crafting the agenda and carrying out the work of the committee
- Assist in promoting and producing SSAC events
- Foster communication within the Bowdoin community
These guidelines may be modified or changed by majority vote of the committee.
Revised April 2014