The following is a list of public resolutions and position statements published by Staff Council.
Compelled by the mission of John Carroll University, guided by our founding documents, and inspired by the spirit of cura personalis, Staff Council strongly affirms our commitment to uphold the dignity of all members of the University community.
We acknowledge our colleagues with marginalized identities who experience continued pain and hurt on and off-campus as a result of heterosexism, racism, religious intolerance, sexism, xenophobia, and other forms of oppression. Further, we recognize the many ways our colleagues work tirelessly to support each other, our students, and our community every day.
We believe, as one of the largest constituencies on the University campus, the staff is a highly diverse group of professionals whose contributions are critical to the quality, integrity, credibility, and continued growth of the University.
I am writing to inform you that following a healthy discussion, the elected members of Staff Council voted unanimously to endorse the changes to the Staff Leave Policy that you presented. We believe that this change will equalize inequalities that existed in the leave policy as it pertained to our exempt colleagues. We also believe that it will have a significant impact in helping the University recruit quality and qualified staff members.
With that said, Staff Council has a few areas of concern and it would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about them…” Read more here…
As the elected representatives of the Staff at John Carroll University, we are charged with advocating and articulating the concerns of our fellow staff members. With this privilege and responsibility as a guidestone, and in direct response to concerns that continue to be voiced by many staff members, we submit this letter of request to increase Staff representation on the Presidential Search Feedback Group….”
“The institutional changes that occurred during the past few months have had a profound impact on the staff. Through retirements, position eliminations, and position restructuring, many talented and knowledgeable colleagues have left JCU and are, and will continue to be, deeply missed…”
“Difficult decisions merit thoughtful responses. We thank the Senior Leadership Team for beginning these discussions in an open and honest manner. We believe in order for the University to move forward in this difficult time, this spirit of openness and honesty should continue…” Read more here.