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Next P&A Senate Meeting

When: Friday, May 1, 2015, 9:30-11:30 am
Where: 3-125 Mayo
Agenda: Agenda (PDF)

Welcome from the 2014-15 P&A Senate Chair - Katherine Dowd

Welcome to the Academic Professionals & Administrators Senate (P&A Senate) Web site! We're excited to have you visit and learn more about the P&A Senate and the resources that we provide.

This year will find us learning more about and participating in the execution of the strategic plan, carefully watching the local, state, and national elections in November, and working closely with our governance colleagues and University administration in anticipation of the submission of the University's 2014-15 biennial budget request. We will partner with the Civil Service Senate to assist the Office of Human Resources in its ongoing review of employee job classifications and career progressions.

We encourage you get involved in this exciting work. Stay in touch with your Senator, come to our meetings, or join a committee. There are many ways to help us and we need to hear from you when you have a question, concern, great idea, or desire for change.

P&A Senators are here to serve and we look forward to working with you. Please contact me or any P&A Senator and let us know how we can help you make this University great!

2015 Outstanding Unit Award Winner

The P&A Senate is pleased to announce the College of Science and Engineering Student Services as the winning unit for the 2015 P&A Outstanding Unit Award.

2015 Elections

At the April 3 P&A Senate meeting, the following officers were elected for 2015-16:

  • Chair: Susanne Vandergon
  • Chair-elect: Etty DeVeaux
  • Benefits & Compensation Subcommittee Co-Chairs: Candice Kraemer & Ian Ringgenberg
  • Communications Subcommittee Chair: Linda Eells
  • Outreach Subcommittee Chair: Kevin Haroian
  • Professional Development & Recognition Subcommittee Chair: Sherri Boone

2014-15 P&A Brown Bag Lunch Series

March Brown Bag

Topic: Discuss the basics of geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial resources at UMN. Demonstrate where and how geospatial data is being used in facilities and operations, student life, alumni relations, and other UMN campus activity. There will be a review of the available resources (data, tools, and expertise) and access to them at UMN. No background in GIS is necessary! Come to learn how maps and geographic data affect our everyday work lives.
Presenter: Stacey Stark Director, Geospatial Analysis Center

December Brown Bag

Topic: Developing Your Personal Brand for Career Advancement - Brand “You.” The Good, Bad and Ugly of Personal Branding in Today’s Digital World
Presenter: Robin Smothers, Public Relations Consultant

October Brown Bag

Topic: Negotiation Strategies: Principles of interest-based negotiations - Build personal confidence and powerful, practical negotiation skills to help you formulate winning strategies and build competitive advantage for your organization, and your personal negotiation events.
Presenter: Alan Benson, PhD., Assistant Professor, Carlson School of Management Center for Human Resources & Labor Studies

Narrated Video used at New Employee Orientation