Claiming Williams 2020

A Voice in the Conversation: Staff at Williams

9:15 – 10:45 a.m. Faculty House Lounge

Staff members comprise the second largest group on campus (after students) and are a diverse group in terms of socioeconomic class, education, ethnicity. There is a constant call from staff members to be recognized on campus for our contributions, to be viewed and included as part of the larger community, and to have appropriate agency in campus matters that affect our jobs and lives. As staff gain a seat at the proverbial table, how do staff have a voice in the conversation?

Inasmuch as every campus feels unique and insofar as some may consider these questions singular to Williams, they are not. In this session, we will consider how these topics exist on other campuses. We propose a brainstorming session, following Design Thinking principles, to gather staff input and solutions to current issues, including effective modes of communicating, representation across campus, and governance structure for staff.

 

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