Staff Senate


UNCW Staff Senate Committees

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee makes decisions for the Senate in emergency situations, develops meeting agendas for the entire Senate, annually reviews Senate guidelines and recommends motions to the Senate.

Bylaws Committee

This committee reviews and recommends changes to the Bylaws and procedures of the Senate. Any updates to the bylaws are due by May of each year.

Nominations Committee

This committee shall handle all nominations and elections procedures as set forth in the bylaws. It shall also be the responsibility of the Committee to contact the nominated candidates prior to the meetings where elections are scheduled to be sure they are willing to serve and to fully explain the duties and length of term of each office to the potential candidates.

Communications Committee

This committee develops and implements a variety of communications with the Senate's constituencies, paying particular attention to communications with SPA and EPA non-faculty employees at UNCW concerning Senate activities and opportunities. One member of the Communications committee will serve as the Staff Senate Webmaster and is thus responsible for updating and maintaining the Senate website and one member will serve as Staff Senate Newsletter Reporter and Editor thus responsible for the development of the Newsletter monthly.

Orientation Committee

This committee educates newly elected members and alternates to enable them to become fully contributing members of the Senate at their first official meeting, conducts any retreats of the Senate, and provides continuing development for members. The chair of this committee represents Staff Senate during HR's New Employee Orientation sessions.

Scholarship Committee

This committee monitors the activity of the Scholarship fund as well as the application and award process for the fall and spring semesters. This includes promoting the application period and establishing guidelines for the online application process. This committee will update the Scholarship Handbook as needed. The Scholarship Committee will review all scholarship applications and present applicant(s) to the full Staff Senate for approval as the scholarship recipient(s). Upon approval of a recipient(s) by the Senate, the committee works with the Staff Senate Chair and Financial Aid Department to distribute a congratulatory letter to the student and ensure the funds are transferred to the student's account.

Staff Priorities

This committee works to articulate the staff priority issues identified by SPA and EPA non-faculty to be brought forth to the Chancellor on an ongoing basis. The committee's findings are presented to the Staff Senate for review prior to submission to the Chancellor.

Faculty Senate

Attends UNCW Faculty Senate meetings and reports back to Staff Senate with monthly updates.