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Staff Advisory Council

Members of the TCE Staff Advisory Council pose as a group.

The TCE Staff Advisory Council (TSAC) is an appointed group of Tickle College of Engineering (TCE) staff who meet on the third Wednesday of every month to provide formal input to the college on decisions and issues that impact college staff.

Volunteer with Big Orange Pantry

TSAC has organized a volunteer opportunity with Big Orange Pantry (BOP) on March 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a variety of tasks available, including organizing the stockroom, unloading a delivery truck, composting items, and fulfilling orders from clients. To sign up, complete the below steps.

Next steps:

  1. Sign-up to be a volunteer with BOP.
  2. Review the BOP training.
  3. Complete the BOP volunteer waiver and submit to bigorangepantry@utk.edu.
  4. Add your name to the volunteer shift sign-up sheet .
  5. Show up at Greve Hall for your shift on March 23.

Note that all volunteers will be required to wear masks.

TCE Town Hall for Updated Job Families

Staff members were invited to an informational Town Hall featuring Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Mary Lucal and Compensation Director Tarah Keeler. Lucal and Keeler presented information on the recently updated job families, which was implemented in January. In addition, they shared details how these changes affect “career ladders.” Watch the video below.

Mission

The council’s mission is to foster an ideal workplace while enhancing TCE’s reputation. The council will facilitate communication, support relationship building, nurture a spirit of community, enhance recognition opportunities, and promote personal and professional growth among TCE employees.

Goals

  • Submit suggestions to the dean and college administration/leadership
  • Arrange supportive network opportunities
  • Provide educational opportunities
  • Impart recognition
  • Foster a sense of community
  • Offer leadership opportunities to council members

The Staff Advisory Council welcomes feedback and suggestions from the college’s staff. Complete this form to submit your ideas to the group.

Additional resources include the Exempt Staff Council and the Employee Relations Advisory Organization.


Members

Name TCE Department Special Interest Group Term Begin
Adria Amos Communications Outreach/Networking Fall 2019
Leah Buffington Dean’s Office Staff Recognition/Awards Fall 2019
Marie Clark ISE Staff Recognition/Awards Fall 2019
Rachel Duncan EF, Diversity, Advising, Honors, IBEP, Professional Practice Outreach/Networking Fall 2020
Justin Forbes EECS Staff Recognition/Awards Fall 2019
Frank Holiway MSE Outreach/Networking Fall 2019
Amber Mathes* CEE Staff Recognition/Awards Fall 2019
Tonya Mathes NE Training/Professional Development Fall 2019
Rhnea Reagan MABE Training/Professional Development Fall 2019
Lesia Rucker BESS Outreach/Networking Fall 2019
Laura Tenpenny Development Training/Professional Development Fall 2020
Beth Thrasher HR Outreach/Networking Fall 2019
Amber Tipton* CBE Training/Professional Development Fall 2019
Amber White* RMC and CMP Staff Recognition/Awards Fall 2019
Carrie Zitzman Dean’s Office Training/Professional Development Fall 2019

*Officers: Amber White, Chairperson; Amber Mathes, Vice-Chairperson; and Amber Tipton, Secretary

Special Interest Groups

Staff Recognition/Awards
Outreach/Networking
Training/Professional Development

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