P&S Council identifies priorities for coming year

The Professional and Scientific Council set its sights on seven strategic initiatives to pursue in 2018-19.

At a July meeting, council members in breakout groups brainstormed potential priorities, which were then grouped into categories by the council's executive committee and presented at the council's Aug. 2 meeting. The council, which sets priorities annually, will consider approving the list at its Sept. 6 meeting.

Possible action items suggested by councilors were forwarded to council committees and vice presidents for consideration but weren't publicly shared.

The strategic initiatives are:

  • Advocating for competitive compensation
  • Enhancing performance evaluations
  • Improving professional development opportunities
  • Supporting more training for supervisors
  • Building on employee engagement efforts
  • Highlighting value of P&S staff and their importance in shared governance
  • Creating environments where workers feel valued, welcomed and included