One of the initiatives for the fall is the continuation of the Wegmans Healthy Blood Pressure Program. This program combines blood pressure screenings with mini consultations to help employees understand their blood pressure number and lifestyle factors that can affect it. The screenings take place on campus or at any Wegmans Pharmacy and are confidential.
Continuing a new tradition established in 2012, the seventeenth annual Staff Recognition Awards will be presented along with the Isaac L. Jordan, Sr. Staff Pluralism Award during the Presidential Awards for Outstanding Staff ceremony.
Have you heard about RIT's proposed energy policy? John Moore (FMS) recently gave a presentation to Staff Council regarding the proposed policy and answered many questions about heating, cooling and energy use on campus. The full proposed policy includes heating, cooling, lighting power and water-saving strategies for the entire campus and is attached for your review.
After nearly two years of construction, one of the year’s most impressive building additions to the RIT campus is open. Sebastian and Lenore Rosica Hall, a new 23,000 sq. ft. research and innovation center located on the east end of M-lot and connected to the Shumway Dining Commons, is the first facility in the world that will specifically engage deaf and hard-of-hearing students and their hearing peers, along with faculty and corporate partners, in the innovation process. Faculty and staff moved into the building late last month.
By David Armanini - Whether you’ve worked at RIT for decades or are a freshman student, one aspect of the campus environment that is blatantly obvious is that more and more buildings are being constructed. The continued growth of RIT from a program and facility standpoint has positioned this university into a national player, gaining greater respect with each laid brick.
Yet another fun filled Staff Appreciation Day & Community Picnic!
Around 1850 people attended the picnic; 600 pounds of meat was served; and we went through 300 pounds of potato salad!
We hope that everyone enjoyed their time away from the office, a delicious lunch, and the opportunity to sit back and mingle with others. The long lines for ice cream and the photo booth demonstrated their popularity. We really hoped you enjoyed the Segway rides and Magic Guy too. We were glad the weather cooperated for Bob Howie Memorial Classic Car Display.
In honor of Earth Week (April 22-26), we decided to focus this post on sustainability and share some simple ways that you can make a difference on campus and at home. RIT has made a big commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, but what does that really mean to each of us?
Over the years I have heard some staff members say that they wished they could play a bigger role in RIT’s retention efforts. I’m always surprised that many staff don’t acknowledge the role they play everyday just by fulfilling their basic job responsibilities. Whether it’s ensuring that a maintenance request is completed quickly and efficiently or offering a simple ‘thank you’ when a student is purchasing their lunch.
If you want to meet people on campus and be involved in campus progress, then now is the time to self- nominate or nominate a colleague for one of the open seats on Staff Council for the upcoming year.
->> Nominations are open now and close Friday, 4/12 and Elections will be early May
->> Terms begin at June 6th meeting; end May 31, 2015
This year, Dr. Destler charged the Student Success Steering Committee with looking into the Student Leave of Absence (LOA) Policy with the intention of ensuring that the implementation of the policy still supports student success and also counts them correctly based on new counting methods. This policy is very important to the success of our students and their progression in their degrees, and there are real consequences to taking an LOA for the student and RIT.
Staff Council is an advisory body to the President, or his/her representative, on issues and decisions which impact Rochester Institute of Technology. Our members solicit feedback from their colleagues to inform the staff perspective that we bring forward on University issues. Additionally, Staff Council initiates policy proposals and revisions, and raises issues for University consideration.
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