Would it help if you could learn some signs to communicate more easily with our deaf and hard of hearing students and colleagues? Did you know that the entire RIT community has access to an ASL/English sign language video dictionary?
As you are aware, in a memo dated October 30, 2012, President Destler charged the individual governance groups with reviewing and providing feedback related to the reports of the Cost Containment and Productivity teams. In an effort to provide thorough feedback to the President, Staff Council reached out to staff on campus in several ways, which included:
By now you have no doubt heard about the Cost Containment reports focused on procurement activities, information technology infrastructure, revenue generation and cost cutting, and employee benefits. The complete reports from these committees, as well as President Destler’s cover letter, are available at http://www.rit.edu/president/productivity.html (DCE login required).
New this year, the sixteenth annual Staff Recognition Awards has been combined with the Isaac L. Jordan, Sr. Staff Pluralism Award ceremony to together make the Presidential Awards for Outstanding Staff.
There is nothing like the excitement of the beginning of a new academic year and all the promise that’s in the air! This year, I’m grateful to be at the helm of the RIT Staff Council – it promises to be a very busy year.
In June Staff Council members were treated to a development exercise from Dale Carnegie Training. Typically training sessions like these are more in depth (weeks long) so the hour + session members were treated to was just a taste of the types of training that Dale Carnegie typically offers. I personally felt it was a really great experience and I would definitely recommend it to others that may need to put things in perspective especially in the current world wide economic climate these days.
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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