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Employee Climate and Culture Committee

Committee Charge

The Employee Climate and Culture Committee advises the Dean of the College of Applied Human Sciences and collaborates to address issues related to organizational climate and culture. This Committee periodically meets with the Dean to provide joint input from the perspectives of faculty and staff on emerging issues.

Specific responsibilities include the following:

  1. Develop and implement initiatives to promote a positive College climate and culture. This may include organizing events, activities, and programs that foster a sense of community, inclusivity, and diversity on campus.
  2. Identify areas for improvement and develop strategies to address issues related to campus climate and culture.
  3. Collaborate with other campus groups and stakeholders to promote a shared vision of a positive climate and culture.
  4. Organize and review applications for selected College and University faculty and staff awards/recognitions.
  5. Provide ongoing evaluation and assessment of the effectiveness of initiatives and strategies for improving climate and culture in the College. This may involve conducting surveys, focus groups, or other assessments to gather feedback from students, faculty, and staff.

Committee Structure

The Dean of the College of Applied Human Sciences serves as the chair of this Committee. The make-up of the Committee includes one faculty and one staff member from each School.

Committee Eligibility and Membership

All full-time staff and faculty members are eligible to serve on the Employee Climate and Culture Committee. The length of term is one-year, although appointments are renewable. The Dean of the College of Applied Human Sciences works directly with the respective Deans and Directors to determine representation. Selection of committee members will occur by August 15 of each Academic Year.