The following message is shared on behalf of the Wake Forest University Staff Advisory Council.
The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) was developed nearly fifteen years ago to strengthen communication among staff and administration at all levels of the University. The SAC knows your voice is important, and they’re inviting staff to use their voice to nominate a colleague to the SAC today!
Key points and parameters:
- Candidates may be nominated by another staff member, or they may self-nominate.
- You may nominate more than one person.
- Any staff member nominating another employee should inform them of this intent and ensure that the employee is interested in serving on the council.
- Eligible members must be employed at Wake Forest University full-time for a minimum of one year and must be in good standing.
- Once elected, a staff member shall serve a three-year SAC term. A member may seek re-election for one term. After two consecutive terms, the SAC member must step down for a one year interval before seeking re-election.
The form will close on Wednesday, March 31, at 5 p.m.
The SAC Membership Committee
Sandy Lail, Chair
The next Staff Advisory Council (SAC) meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Staff joining information was shared in the February SAC newsletter.
James Raper, assistant vice president of health & wellbeing, will provide an update on new hires and open searches.
Bethany Fay, assistant vice president of total rewards & HR solutions, will provide an update regarding COVID-19 vaccination planning.
The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) shared news about upcoming Wake Forest University events and workshops for faculty and staff, including:
- The 2020 WakeUnited Campaign
- D.E.A.C. (Developing Empowering, Affirming Communities) Allies workshops, offered by the LGBTQ+ Center
- R.I.D.E. (Realizing Inclusion, Equity and Diversity) workshops, presented by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
- Wellness and movement programs, offered by the Office of Wellbeing
- The WFU Healthy Weight for You program, offered by HELPS
View highlights below, and visit the SAC website to read the full newsletter.
The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) meeting scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Jan. 13, has been canceled.
The next SAC meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Contact your SAC representative with any questions, concerns or ideas.
The next Staff Advisory Council (SAC) meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Staff will receive an emailed link to the Zoom Webinar the day before each meeting. November meeting topics and speakers are listed below.
Spring sports updates from:
- Coach Steve Forbes, Men’s Basketball
- Frank Davis, director of Men’s Basketball
- Liv Bresnahan, director of Women’s Basketball
Title IX updates from:
- Penny Rue, vice president of Campus Life
- Aishah Casseus, Title IX director
- The 2020 WakeUnited Campaign is underway. The annual campaign aims to unite our global campus community in the spirit of pro humanitate. We are partnered with the United Way to identify and address the most significant needs among those most at risk here in Winston-Salem and the surrounding areas. Visit the WakeUnited site to learn more, and consider making a pledge.
- Campus Kitchen is raising funds for Turkeypalooza, its largest event of the year. During last year’s Turkeypalooza, Wake Forest volunteers prepared and delivered 350 traditional Thanksgiving meals to food-insecure Winston-Salem residents. All funds will go towards ingredients for the meals made and non-perishable food distribution.
- International Education Week 2020 begins on Monday, Nov. 16. It serves as a reminder that college that university campuses play a special part in shaping the awareness of our role in the global village. Staff, faculty and students are invited to join events throughout the week, sponsored by The Center for Global Programs and Studies, Intercultural Center, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Museum of Anthropology, University Counseling Center and Campus Recreation. Office of Diversity and Inclusion, East Asian Languages and Campus Recreation.
- The Chaplain’s Office is collecting gift cards to help our campus community this holiday season. The holiday deadline is Nov. 20, though the Chaplain’s Office accepts gift cards year round.
The Office of Civic and Community Engagement, LGBTQ+ Center, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Wellbeing and others are offering a wide range of events, workshops and virtual engagement opportunities for staff and faculty.
View the full list on the SAC Nov. 2020 newsletter.