GPSS is looking for graduate and professional students to serve as GPSS Liaisons on the following committees and boards. This is a great chance that you serve the graduate
student body; it is a fabulous opportunity to learn how the University runs. For information about the liaison’ terms and expectations, please see M-11-16: Memorandum on GPSS Liaison Term.
To apply, please send your resume and application form to Soh Yeun (Elloise) Kim, GPSS President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note that the due date for PACS, SAF, STF, CSFC, and U-PASS AB applications have been extended to Tuesday, Oct. 10th, 11:59 pm. Other committees will be open till their position are filled.
STUDENT TECHNOLOGY FEE (STF) COMMITTEE
Every Monday, 3:30-5:30 pm in HUB 303
The Student Technology Fee paid by all matriculated students of the University of Washington pays for additional technological needs of students, both in and out of their regular
classes. The STF is entirely student operated and funded. The STF Committee regularly appropriates just shy of $5 million into almost one hundred proposals yearly. The committee
consist of 4 ASUW appointees, 3 GPSS appointees, ASUW Finance & Budget Director, GPSS Treasurer, STF officers, and ex-officio members appointed by the University
Administration. 2 seats are open. Applicants may be asked to come in for an interview.
SERVICES & ACTIVITIES (SAF) COMMITTEE
Every Friday, 1:00-3:00 pm in HUB 303
The Services & Activities Fee (SAF) Committee is a University committee that allocates the Services and Activities Fee paid by students. The SAF Committee develops annual
recommended budgets detailing how funds collected from the S&A fee should be spent. The committee also recommends the fee level each year. The recommended budget is presented to
the Board of Regents for their approval along with recommendations from the Vice Provost for Student Life. The committee consists of 4 ASUW appointees, 3 GPSS appointees, ASUW
Finance & Budget Director, GPSS Treasurer, and 2 non-voting members appointed by the Faculty Senate and 3non-voting members appointed by the University Administration. 2 seats are open. Applicants may be asked to come in for an interview.
PROVOST ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR STUDENTS (PACS)
Every Friday, 3:30-5:00 pm in GBR
PACS is a committee of students, collaborating to advise the Provost on University budgets and initiatives. PACS consists of 3 ASUW and 3 GPSS appointees, ASUW President and
Director of Academic Affairs, GPSS President and Director of University Affairs, ASUW Bothell President, and ASUW Tacoma President. PACS work on the following subjects:
· Annual budgets
· Tuition levels and state tuition policy proposals
· Long-range budget and allocation planning, with particular reference to student concerns
· Admissions and enrollment management
· Advising and collaboration with College Council student members
While adequate knowledge of budgeting and planning will be a plus, it is not required. A committee member’s term is up to 2 years with the consent of the GPSS President. 2 seats are open. Applicants may be asked to come in for an interview.
CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY FUND COMMITTEE
Weekly: See the previous year’s meeting schedule
Campus Sustainability Fund creates a sustainable campus and fosters an environmentally conscious University culture by funding student-led projects that lessen the University’s
environmental impact. The allocation of the Fund is administered by the CSF Committee. The committee consists of 7 student voting members and 3 ex-officios, non-voting advisors. 1 seat is open. Applicants may be asked to come in for an interview.
UNIVERSAL STUDENT U-PASS ADVISORY BOARD
Biweekly: TBD by committee members’ best availability
The Universal Student U-PASS Advisory Board (U-PASS AB) serves as a student-run oversight committee for the Universal Student U-PASS program. The U-PASS AB is comprised of 6 ASUW
representatives and 3 GPSS representatives. Working in conjunction with advisers from UW Transportation Services and UW Student Life, the U-PASS AB represents the UW student
population’s interest in the U-PASS program and works to ensure its long-term health and effectiveness. 2 seats are open. Applicants may be asked to come in for an interview.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ADVISORY BOARD
The Environmental Health and Safety Advisory Board works to advise the President and the Provost on the implementation of the policy set forth, to recommend such changes as the
Board deems desirable, and to serve as a resource and guide to EH&S, the University Health and Safety Committees, and the other units with related responsibilities. As part of these duties, the Board:
· Reviews University data relevant to environmental health and safety;
· Identifies and recommends institutional environmental health and safety goals;
· Advocates for a healthy and safe University environment; and
· Identifies areas to best integrate and coordinate University functions and efforts that promote health and safety.
1 seat is open.
LIBRARY FINES APPEALS COMMITTEE
If a user of UW Libraries thinks the library has made an error, or if one has a special situation that made it difficult for her to return or renew materials on time, she may
file an appeal. The Library Fines Appeals Committee is the body that reviews appeals and decides if charges may be upheld, reduced, or cancelled. The Library Fines Appeals
Committee consists of a faculty member and students and it makes its decision independently of the UW Libraries. 1 seat is open.
FACULTY COUNCIL ON RESEARCH (FCR)
Monthly, 9:00-10:30 am in GRB 142
FCR shall be responsible for all matters of policy relating to research. Faculty Code, Sec 42-37. 1 seat is open.
FACULTY COUNCIL ON STUDENT AFFAIRS (FCSA)
Monthly, 1:30-3:00 pm in Odegaard 320
FCSA shall be responsible for all matters of policy relating to non-academic student affairs such as financial aid, housing, regulation of social affairs, eligibility rules,
intercollegiate athletics, and general student welfare. Faculty Code, Sec 42-38. 1 seat is open.
FACULTY COUNCIL ON TRI-CAMPUS POLICY (FCTCP)
Twice per quarter, 9:00-10:30 am in Odegaard 320
FCTCP shall be responsible for matters of academic and non-academic policy between and among the campuses of the University of Washington. Faculty Code, Sec 42-46. A student who
attended UW Bothell or Tacoma as an undergrad will be prioritized. 1 seat is open.
FACULTY COUNCIL ON UNIVERSITY FACILITIES AND SERVICES (FCUFS)
Check the meeting schedule and locations
FCUFS shall be responsible for all matters of policy relating to university facilities and services such as building needs, space utilization, supplies and equipment,
administrative services, and parking and traffic problems. Faculty Code, Sec 42-39. 1 seat is open.
HFS BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE (BAC)
Every Thursday, Oct 19 – Dec.7, Jan. 4-25 at 5:30-7:30 pm in Maple Hall
The Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) exists as a co-governance committee which enables residential students to take greater ownership in their residential experience by teaching
them about the Housing and Food Services (HFS) budget and giving them space to advocate for their community’s budget concerns. This committee’s major task is to set the FY19 Budget and FY19 Rate Proposal of HFS. 1 seat is open.
Every Tuesday 5:00-7:00 pm in GWN 301
ASUW Senate works increase democratic access to the Association and to provide a broad-based student forum for discussion of salient issues. Along with GPSS Vice President of
Internal Affairs, a GPSS liaison will serve to facilitate communications between GPSS and the ASUW senate body. 1 seat is open.
ASUW LEGISLATIVE STEERING COMMITTEE
Thursdays in Oct & Nov, 12:30-2:00 pm
The ASUW Legislative Steering Committee will be responsible for setting this year’s ASUW legislative agenda that is a guiding document for lobbying priorities of the Office of
Government Relations and the ASUW as a whole. A GPSS liaison will work with committee members to identify issues to include in this year’s agenda. Students will have to be
available to meet from 12:30 to 2:00 pm on Thursdays during October and Early November. No special knowledge or experience is required, just an interest in these issues. 1 seat is open.
HUB BOARD OF REPRESENTATIVES
The HUB Board of Representatives shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Director of the HUB and help provide the vision, voice, and direction of the student union. The
committee will meet at 3:30-5:00 pm on Oct. 26, Nov. 30, Jan. 18, Mar. 1, Apr. 12, and May. 24. 1 seat is open.
GPSS runs various committees throughout the year. Any graduate and professional student is welcome to join. Your interest and participation will suffice; no previous experience
or expert knowledge is expected. We are looking for people for the following committees:
If you are interested in improving diversity, equity, and inclusion of the graduate student life, this is a committee you want to join. This committee makes plans for and
discussion of advocacy, collaboration, and interdisciplinary efforts for diversity on campus. The more representation we have, the better we can reflect the diversity of our
graduate and professional student body. Its meeting schedule will be determined by the best availability of committee members. Please email to Giuliana Conti, GPSS Secretary, for any questions you may have at email@example.com.
STATE LEGISLATIVE/FEDERAL ADVISORY BOARD (SLAB/FLAB)
SLAB and FLAB are the steering committees for the GPSS state and federal legislative priorities. Committee members engage with the graduate and professional student body at large
and conduct comprehensive researches to address issues at the state and federal level through legislative agendas and talking points. Members also assist in coordinating “Huskies
on the Hill,” the annual lobby day in Olympia. If you are interested in serving on SLAB and/or FLAB, please email Matt Muñoz, GPSS Vice President of External Affairs, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCIENCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE
Science and Policy Committee (S&P) works to enhance the discourse between scientists and policy makers through advocacy, professional development, and student empowerment. The
committee assists student scientists in developing their skills in communications across disciplines and to the public; it promotes the public awareness of research at UW and
provides opportunities to develop partnership in the community; and it supports diversity and other initiatives in the science-policy interface. If you are interested in S&P,
please email Matt Muñoz, GPSS Vice President of External Affairs, to email@example.com or Scott Spencer, committee chair, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRADUATE STUDENT EXPERIENCE COMMITTEE (GSEC)
GSEC works to ensure a high quality educational experience for graduate and professional students at UW. The committee assesses graduate student experience through surveys, focus
groups, and discussions with GPSS Senators, organizes social and informational events that build a community among students of different disciplines, promotes GPSS’ services and
goals to the greater UW community, and updates the GPSS Senate on University issues and concerns related to student life. If you are interested in GSEC, please email Tori Hernandez, GPSS Vice President of Internal Affairs, to email@example.com.
Soh Yeun (Elloise) Kim| President
Graduate and Professional Student Senate
University of Washington
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