Governance Groups

All staff share in the governance of the University by code and by tradition. The Office of the Secretary of the Faculty and Staff provides support for governance by coordinating and facilitating faculty and staff governance consistent with all applicable campus and System policies, codes, and regulations and seeing that the rules and regulations passed by faculty and staff are available, monitored, and interpreted consistently.  You will want to become familiar with the UWGB Faculty & Staff Governance website.

Academic Staff Governance 

Academic Staff share a professional commitment to higher education and to the realization of the goals and mission of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.  As specialists in their respective fields, staff members strive to create and maintain an environment in which the academic, administrative, and community outreach activities of the University can occur with maximum effectiveness.  In recognition of this commitment and in order to promote the professional development of the Academic Staff and to encourage the active participation of members in the activities of the University, we hereby subscribe to the following governance structure: www.uwgb.edu/sofas/rules/Academic-Staff Governance-Bylaws-2017.pdf
 

Faculty Senate Governance

The Faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay participates in the governance of the University by code and by tradition. Chapter 36.09 (4) of the State of Wisconsin Statutes authorizes the faculty’s role in governance such that “The faculty of each institution, subject to the responsibilities and powers of the board, the president, and the chancellor of such institution, shall have the primary responsibility for advising the chancellor regarding academic and educational activities and faculty personnel matters. The faculty of each institution shall have the right to determine their own faculty organizational structure and to select representatives to participate in institutional governance.”  While the code authorizes faculty participation, tradition transforms the legal "shall have primary responsibility" into the practice of exercising its shared governance responsibilities. The Office of the Secretary of the Faculty and Staff supports faculty governance by seeing that the rules and regulations passed by the Faculty are available, monitored, and interpreted consistently.
 

University Staff Governance

University Staff members of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay share a professional commitment to excellence through their support of students, academic staff, faculty, administration, and the community as they perform their duties in their respective areas of expertise. It is our mission to promote the professional development and individual career support of University Staff through education, training, mentoring, networking, and communication. We strive to maintain a cohesive partnership with colleagues from all campus employee groups in support of the University’s mission.
 
You will want to become familiar with the UWGB University Staff Governance website. Included on this website are announcements and meeting minutes, as well as information on different committees in which you can become involved.