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WNMU Staff Senate Committees

Assessment - The Assessment Committee is responsible for providing leadership and review to the process of student outcomes assessment. The committee will consist of one elected member from each of the academic departments and a maximum of six members appointed by the staff senate. The Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice President for Student Affairs and Community Relations, and the Director of Multicultural Affairs, and the Facilitator for Outcomes Assessment will serve as ex-officio, non-voting members.

Kathy Sorells (chair)
Michelle Reed
Kim Woodard
Margaret Soucy
April Matthews

Career Development and Training - The committee shall monitor the availability of career opportunities for eligible staff, prepare and post news articles, and keep the staff informed of workshops and other training which will improve the ability of the eligible staff to be promoted within the University. The committee shall identify components in existing programs, which act as barriers to career development and suggest possibilities for improving programs.

Melissa Busby (chair)

Elections - This committee shall develop election procedures, make arrangements for the election and voting on the Senate constitution or amendments there to, and shall count the ballots.

(A) The chair shall report the election results to the Staff Senate Secretary.

(B) The committee shall determine campaign guidelines, which shall be approved by the Senate.

(C) The committee shall prepare ballots and determine results of elections.

(D) The committee will be responsible for annual review of the numbers of eligible staff at the beginning of each fiscal year, and make recommendations to the Senate for any necessary reapportionment.

(E) General election voting may be conducted via an electronic balloting system as deemed appropriate by the Elections Committee.

Jody Alderman (chair)

New Employee Orientation and Support - The responsibility of this committee is to provide helpful orientation and continual support to each new employee.

Mary-Rae McDonald (chair)
Abe Villarreal
Sheree Frederick
Rodger Huffman

Rewards and Recognition - The committee shall be responsible for the development and implementation of a Staff Recognition Day at WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY for eligible staff as defined in Article III of the Staff Senate Constitution.

(A) The committee shall also monitor other University actions, which recognize outstanding contributions to WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY and recommend to the Staff Senate whether the Senate should also commend the person or entity receiving such recognition.

(B) The committee shall establish a procedure for recognizing and rewarding outstanding eligible staff members as defined in Article III of the Staff Senate Constitution.

Jessica Enriquez (chair)
Melissa Busby
Merritt Reed
Dean Foster

Rules & Ethics - The committee shall draft amendments to the Staff Senate Constitution, bylaws, General Rules and Special Rules of the Senate.

(A) Rules shall be presented to the Staff Senate for consideration prior to being placed on the agenda for Staff Assembly consideration.

(B) The committee shall function as a resource to the Senate on issues of ethical importance relative to the determination of policy.

(C) The committee shall develop programs and materials that promote integration among staff while respecting the values of the individual.

Laura Adcock (chair)
Joy Lemme
Mary-Rae McDonald
Jessica Enriquez
April Matthews

Salary, Classification & Benefits - The Salary, Classification and Benefits Committee is responsible for creating documents and recommendations generated by their study of current salary, classification, and benefits issues that affect the eligible University staff.

Donna Rees (chair)
Joy Lemme
Katherine Aguirre
Evelyn Alvarado
April Matthews

Staff Classification and Compensation Appeals Subcommittee

Evelyn Alvarado (chair)
Mary-Rae McDonald
Joy Lemme
April Matthews
Sean Rees

Staff Handbook - The committee shall be responsible for recommending any changes to upgrade the Staff Handbook. Example: A change in employee benefits, classification system, etc.

Roberta Miller (chair)
Laura Gillispie
Nathaniel Siqueiros
Jody Alderman
Steve Liebhart

Senate Web Presence Subcommittee

Randy Woodard
Katherine Warren
Mary-Rae McDonald
Kim Woodard

 
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