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Staff Senate is seeking a Classified Employee volunteer for CSAC Campus Sustainability Advisory Coun


Staff Senate is looking for a classified employee volunteer to serve on the Campus Sustainability Advisory Council (CSAC). Classified employees involved with students and how they become engaged within the university, and ultimately to the community, are encouraged to apply. If you are interested, please submit your information via our Committee Application Form.

Response deadline is Monday April 15th. The CSAC provides a university framework to coordinate & advise sustainability efforts on a campus-wide basis. The Council reviews, analyzes and determines funding support for sustainability proposals, including performance measures, progress reporting, etc. The Council is guided in part by MSU Strategic Plan Stewardship goal objective (S.4) Environmental Resources. Promote sustainable stewardship and a culture of resource conservation at MSU.

Current discussions include: Recycling efforts, Parking, Sustainable food/menus at MSU Legislation, Reinvestment of utility savings, Energy savings - especially related to the College of Business building lately, and Sponsorship of student/faculty/staff initiatives (guest speakers, documentaries etc.) CSAC meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 8:30 AM-9:30 AM in the Facilities Quonset and on the 4th Wednesday from 2-3 PM in the SUB (this 2nd meeting is a recent development and may not be permanent). Length of term is three years.

For more information about the CSAC see their web page at http://www.montana.edu/outreachengagementcouncil/. Committee Representatives actively participate in the work of their committee, which is key to providing Staff Senate the information vital to our role in shared governance at MSU and ensuring the views of classified staff are taken into consideration in the decision making process.

In addition to attending committee meetings, you must also attend Staff Senate meetings to make reports and bring issues of particular importance to Staff Senate's specific attention as necessary. Staff Senate meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday each month from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. As an appointed committee member you are automatically a member of Staff Senate and therefore can make motions, vote, and hold positions of leadership on the Senate. (See Staff Senate meeting schedule).

Discuss your interest and time commitment with your supervisor prior to filling out the application below. Most supervisors understand the importance of shared governance and that participating on committees and the Senate are important parts of that process. They will allow you to take the time with pay in order participate. A person is normally allowed to attend these meeting during working hours while being paid, but this time is subject to supervisor approval.

Follow the link for information regarding selection of Staff Senate nominated committee representatives. If there are members of your staff who do not have email accesses, please print and distribute this request to interested parties. Applications may be delivered to the Staff Senate office located in Montana Hall Room 106 or send by Campus mail to Staff Senate, P.O. Box 171865. If you have questions, please email Joan Ford, Staff Senate Program Coordinator or call 994-6895.