MaPSAC Management and Professional Staff Advisory Committee

University Committees with MaPSAC Representation

MaPSAC is your voice on many university-wide committees, including but not limited to those listed below. Representation changes throughout the year.

 Advisory Committe on Equity - Members of this group are called in times of need to serve on a three-person panel to advise a Chancellor, a Dean of Students, or the Director of the Office of Institutional Equity in regards to Purdue’s Procedures for Resolving Complaints of Discrimination and Harassment. Administration will request members when needed.

College of Engineering Dean's Staff Advisory Council - Provides a voice to the broad issues related to staff within the CoE.

De-Densify Campus/Remote Work Best Practices Group - Review current resources and determine what additions/edits are needed.  Create a checklist for remote workers (helps determine if remote work is suitable/safe).  Provide a recommendation on work hours 

Eudoxia Girard Martin Staff Award – Evaluates nominations and selects the recipient based on specific criteria established for the award.

Healthy Boiler Committee - The Healthy Boiler committee works toward a comprehensive review of services at both the Center for Healthy Living (CHL) and Purdue University Student Health (PUSH). Among other aspects, it examines whether there is potential to integrate and/or share services

Recreation and Wellness Advisory Board - The purpose of the Board is to advise Recreation & Wellness (RecWell) on matters relating to the overall operation of the RecWell facilities and programs. The Board shall recommend activities, services, policies and facilities that represent the expressed needs of students and faculty/staff of Purdue University. The Recreation & Wellness Director, with recommendations from the Board, shall interpret and establish the Recreation & Wellness’ policies, mission and goals.

Regional Campus MaPSAC Committees – Members from each regional campus attending and report the activities of their respective MaPSAC committees.

Retirement Investment Planning Committee – provides oversight to the investment options, tier structure and costs. It recommends (as needed) changes to the defined contribution retirement plan investment policy, the selection of a record keeper, consultants or other services in support of the defined contribution retirement programs.

Spring Fling – Plans, coordinates, produces, and ensures that the annual Spring Fling event goes according to schedule.

Staff Memorial Committee – Joint MaPSAC/CSSAC committee established to oversee and administer the Staff Memorial, an annual ceremony held in recognition of staff members who died during the past year. MaPSAC Chair & MaPSAC Vice Chair both serve on this committee.

University Policy Committee – The University Policy Committee (UPC) provides institutional review, approval or recommendation of approval of Purdue University system-wide policies. All new or revised system-wide policies must be approved by this committee before they are brought forth to the Executive Policy Review Group (EPRG). 

University Senate – The University Senate is the governing body of the faculty and it exercises the legislative and policy-making powers assigned to the faculty.  It has the power and responsibility to propose or to adopt policies, regulations, and procedures intended to achieve the educational objectives of Purdue University and the general welfare of those involved in these educational processes.

University Senate Advisory - This committee shall meet on call of the chairperson of the Senate, the President, the Board of Trustees, or at the request of any three members of the committee; to advise regarding any matter of concern to the faculty.

University Senate: Staff Appeals Board for Traffic Regulations - The board hears and determines the disposition of all appeals made to it regarding traffice regulations violations and related fines.

University Senate: Committee for Sustainability - This committee shall set five-year goals to advance the sustainability of the University.

University Senate: Equity and Diversity Standing Committee - The Senate’s Equity and Diversity Committee shall provide guidance in all aspects of climate, recruitment, retention, inclusion, and equal opportunities for access and success.

University Senate: Faculty Compensation & Benefits - The committee undertakes a continuing study of the policies relating to both direct and indirect compensation and benefits of the faculty. The committee reports to the president through the Faculty Affairs Committee (FAC) and the Senate. 

University Senate: Parking & Traffic - The committee shall make a continuing systematic review of parking and traffic needs and possible solutions in the light of the University growth, faculty and student needs, and campus beautification, including regulations for the control of parked vehicles and traffic flow. It shall recommend policies for parking and traffic movement. It shall advise the president on plans and regulations for parking and traffic movement.

University Senate: Visual Arts & Design Committee - The Senate's Vision Arts and Design Committee shall study and promote a heightened cultural atmosphere on campus through the visual arts in cooperation with appropriate academic departments and/or campus organizations. It shall plan and develop a program of acquisition, maintenance, and display of arts and artifacts for the University that will create an atmosphere in which students, staff, and citizenry can gain a heightened appreciation of the diversity of visual art forms and its creators.

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