The new structure of the University of Baltimore Staff Senate is a result of the new Plan of Organization for Shared Governance of the University of Baltimore supported by the former shared governance bodies of the University Council, Faculty Senate and Administrative Council. President Robert L. Bogomolny charged the University community with reorganizing shared governance at UB to make it more inclusive and effective. He stated this charge in his May 2011 e-mail update to all employees:
"This summer, Debra Stanley, chair of the University Council, will lead a task force to review thoroughly our campus' shared governance organization and practices. The objective of this initiative is to recommend and implement a more efficient governance structure with clearly understood roles and responsibilities through which meaningful dialogue can occur. I wholeheartedly support this endeavor and see it as an integral component of our future success."
Staff will be elected to represent the University of Baltimore in the Council of University System Staff, which addresses system-wide issues that pertain to staff.
If you are unsure if you fall within one of these employment categories, contact the Office of Human Resources.
As stated in USM Policy I-6.00, II. C., you are responsible for "... informed participation and collaboration ..."
You also may:
• be nominated or nominate yourself as a candidate for senator
• nominate staff colleagues as candidates for senator
• provide your expertise and input regarding items of interest to shared governance, or voice your concerns to your senator or at any open meeting
• encourage your colleagues to get involved
• spread the word among your colleagues about shared governance and about the UB Staff Senate
• ask your senator how you can participate.