Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Staff Advisory Committee records, 1992-2010 UA 219

creator Rice University
Title: Rice University Staff Advisory Committee records
Dates: 1992-2010
Abstract: Working files of the Rice University Staff Advisory Committee, 1992-2010. (5 boxes)
Identification: UA 219
Quantity: 3 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

The Staff Advisory Committee at Rice University was set up in 1992 by Caroline Garcia, Director of Human Resources, as a way to increase communication between the staff and the administration.

As of 2011, fifteen full-time university staff members are appointed to serve on the Staff Advisory Committee (SAC) of Rice University to fulfill its primary mission: making work at Rice more enjoyable and productive. Composed of four subcommittees, SAC aims to provide personal growth and development, not to mention a little camaraderie, through monthly lunchtime programs known as Brown Bag and Lunch Bunch, the annual RiceFest benefits event, and the summertime Ice Cream Social. All Rice staff members are welcome to join any of the SAC's four subcommittees.

Subcommittees include: Communications, Employee Activities, Staff Development, and Rice Fest.

SAC's mission is to facilitate open lines of communication between the university's administration and staff by:

* Providing a forum for hearing and reviewing staff concerns and interests, and bringing applicable issues to the attention of the administration * Proposing ways to improve university staff relations, including ideas that originate from within the staff * Recommending staff appointees to the President and/or the Associate Vice President for Human Resources to serve on university committees * Acting, in general, to help make Rice University's education community an efficient, fulfilling, and supportive environment for employment * Supporting the university's formal mission statement as defined by the Board of Trustees

Excerpted from http://sac.rice.edu/ on March 11, 2011.

Scope and Contents

These records include the working files of the Staff Advisory Committee at Rice University, 1992-2010, with such formats as meeting agendas, notes, correspondence and flyers. The files are not complete for this time period, but do offer a representative sample of the work done by this committee. Rice Fest is perhaps the best represented here of the activities programmed by the Staff Advisory Committee.


Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this permission must be obtained through the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Index Terms

letters (correspondence)
floppy disks
minutes (administrative records)
Rice University

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Working files of the Rice University Staff Advisory Committee, 1992-2010, UA 219, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This material was transfered to the library by members of the Staff Advisory Committee in 1998 and 2011.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: 1992-1998

1 1992-1993 Chairman's notebook files
Box Folder
2 1 By laws drafts
2 By laws master copy with diskette
3 Correspondence, 1990s
4 Correspondence and policies, drafts
bin Folder
2 5 Meeting minutes and agendas, 1992-1993
Box Folder
2 6 Meeting minutes and agendas, 1993-1994
7 Meeting minutes and agendas, 1994-1995
8 Meeting minutes and agendas, 1995-1998
9-10 Supporting materials for meetings
11 Membership rosters, 1990s
12 Publicity
13 Rice Fest, 1992-1995
14 The Staff Advisor, 1993-1996
15 Annual reports, 1996-1997
Nominations sub-committee University Standing Committees and SAC, 1996-1998
Box Folder
2 17 By-laws review, 1999-2000
Box Folder
3 1 Rice Fest, 1999-2000

Series II: 2002-2010

Box Folder
3 2 SAC meeting agenda and preparation documents, Feb. 2000
3 Staff Development Sub-committee, 2003-2004
4 5th Annual Harvest Handoff & Baking Contest Cookbook, Oct. 26, 2004
5 Working papers binder, FY 2004-2005
Box Folder
4 1 Call to Conversation forum, 2005
2-3 Working file, 2005-2006
4 Co-chair records, 2005-2006
5 SAC event comment cards, 2010
6 Minutes/ Working Files 2008 - 2009
Box Folder
5 1 Service Awards scrapbook, 2001
Scope and Contents
Awards for staff members of 5 to 40 years of service. Recipients of the 40 years of service this year included: Elizabeth baber, Jim Castaneda, Alan Grob and Walter Isle. A full list of all award recipients is included in the scrapbook.