Administrative Staff Council
ASC Works Through Committees
Administrative staff members at BGSU are responsible for promoting a healthy climate for learning and professional growth, and for asserting the leadership and support essential to enhance the University’s programs and services. All administrative staff members should share a sense of working towards a common goal—that of maintaining the high standards of the University and its vision to be the premier learning community in Ohio and one of the best in the nation. To this end, ASC has established a committee structure, which provides administrative staff members with the means for addressing their needs and for promoting their efforts.
The ASC Executive Committee acts for the Administrative Staff Council between meetings and serves as or designates a liaison between the ASC and other governance groups, individuals, and agencies. Nominations are handled annually by the Internal Affairs Committee who prepares a list by functional area of those ASC members eligible for election to the Executive Committee.
ASC Standing Committees
The members of ASC standing committees include ASC members and administrative staff members-at-large as appointed by the Chair. ASC representatives and administrative staff members-at-large are nominated or may self-nominate to serve on ASC standing committees. The Chair of ASC shall appoint a chair for each standing committee from the ASC membership. Duties and responsibilities of each ASC standing committee are listed as follows:
This committee both initiates and receives proposed amendments to the Charter or Bylaws and reports to the ASC on all proposed amendments.
Awards and Special Recognitions Committee
This committee develops and recommends to ASC ways to recognize administrative staff for their outstanding achievements. The committee also coordinates the advertisement, selection, and presentation of the awards and special recognition including the Ferrari Award, BG Best Award and monthly Spirit of BG awards. Committee members shall represent each functional area and shall have been employed by the University for at least three years.
External Affairs Committee
This committee is responsible for developing community involvement projects for administrative staff; and working on developing good public relations with other groups on campus, off campus and with the media.
The Chair-Elect maintains the ASC budget and submits a budget revision proposal to ASC for approval, as necessary prior to submission to the appropriate division Vice-President. Council has approved, on a trial basis, a treasurer position for 2005-2006 to fulfill this responsibility.
Internal Affairs Committee
This committee is responsible for developing and updating the Orientation program and orientation handbook for new ASC members. In addition, the committee examines the election process and makes the appropriate recommendations. This committee also maintains the ASC web site. A subcommittee of the internal Affairs committee is the Elections Subcommittee, which is responsible for initiating, conducting, tabulating, and announcing the results of elections for ASC and appropriate University standing committees.
Personnel Welfare Committee
This committee annually reviews the Administrative Staff Handbook and studies and recommends Council action on matters involving general salary policies, benefits, performance, evaluation, and policies and procedures that affect the functioning of administrative staff in their positions. The committee includes at least one representative from each functional area. The chair serves on the Executive Committee. A subcommittee of the Personnel Welfare Committee is the Salary Subcommittee. This subcommittee shall compile comparative data and make a salary proposal each year on behalf of administrative staff. The chair of this subcommittee is selected from members of the Personnel Welfare Committee.
Professional Development Committee
This committee is charged with aiding and encouraging professional growth and development of administrative staff. It studies and recommends action with regard to requests for professional leave, continuing education, and recognition of professional achievement.
This committee administers all aspects of the administrative staff scholarship program, including advertising, selection, and presentation of the scholarship. This committee is also responsible for initiating ways to raise funds for the scholarship.
University Standing Committees
Administrative staff elected to University standing committees need not be ASC representatives and are elected by the entire administrative staff. Committees include Equal Opportunity Compliance, Health, Wellness and Insurance and Information Technology.
Ad Hoc Committees
ASC ad hoc committees are created by the Executive Committee, which appoints members. These members need not be ASC representatives. After two years, an ASC ad hoc committee either ceases to function or becomes a standing committee, through action of the Amendments Committee. For more detailed information about committees, refer to the Bylaws, Appendix A of the Administrative Staff Handbook.