As we transition from summer to fall and from President Frank to President McConnell, change is in the air for Colorado State University. The Administrative Professional Council is following suit and making some changes as well.
The APC is committed to serving administrative professional staff employed by CSU and participates in shared governance with Faculty Council, Classified Personnel Council and CSU administration to bring a voice to all employees.
In the fall of 2019, the APC welcomed a new executive committee as well as newly elected area members and alternates. Every year, the council spends the first few months forming goals for the current year. The discussion started at the APC retreat in August, where they brainstormed the relevance of current goals and how these goals were being addressed by the standing committees of the council.
From this discussion, it was clear that for the 2019-2020 academic year we were ready to take a look at our goals with a new perspective. Following this retreat, the APC has had larger discussions on what changes need to occur.
The APC has created the following pillars under which our action items will align:
- Advocacy: Actions related to how the APC can work collectively to advocate for the needs of all APs.
- Engagement: Actions related to different ways the APC can engage with CSU leadership and APs at CSU and better represent their voices.
- Service: Actions related to the ways that CSU can support APs in giving back to our community.
The APC members are split into six standing committees. Their new task is to map action-oriented goals, which are then aligned under the new APC pillars. The expectation for the change to using three overarching pillars is that the approach will lend itself to better dissemination across campus and the creation of continued action among the APC members for the good of all APs. As a 48-member council, this also allows us to be nimble in making changes throughout the year to smaller action items without having to change the core focus of our council.
Learn how you can get involved with the APC online at ap.colostate.edu.