What We Do

Some of ESAC’s Accomplishments:

  • Turkey Day Potluck
  • Iowa River Clean-Up
  • Holiday Food Drive
  • Treat Day
  • Tour of LACMRERS facility
  • ESAC/Shared Governance Best Practices (35K PDF)
  • Administration of the Mary Sheedy Staff Excellence Award
  • Administration of the Staff Excellence Award for Research
  • Establishment and administration of the Staff Excellence Award for Service
  • Brown Bag Lunches with Dean and Associate Dean
  • Explore Engineering Tours, to allow staff to learn more about what's going on in our many research facilities
  • Professional portrait photos and web profiles for staff
  • Fund established to allow research staff to serve on Staff Council
  • Establishment of the ad hoc Workplace Climate Committee
  • Staff representation on Collegiate Strategic Planning Committees
  • Annual staff appreciation luncheon
  • Helped get more bike racks for Seamans' Center
  • Working with the Ethnic Inclusion Effort, ESAC collected donations from COE staff, students and faculty to purchase a complete set of world flags.  The flags of every country represented at the College are displayed in the Seamans' Center Student Commons.

Topics currently under discussion or discussed in the past

  • Flex Time
  • Communicating with other staff councils on campus
  • SPOT and Exceptional Performance awards
  • Welcoming new employees
  • Professional development opportunties
  • Ecological awareness and good practice within the COE
  • Partnering with COE faculty and student organizations
  • Staff activity profiles
  • Emergency/safety awareness
  • Staff sabbatical and exchange programs
  • FRIC proposals and alertnate ideas
  • Promoting:
  • Professional behavior within the College (Workplace Climate Committee)
  • Staff participation in training on performance management
  • Staff participation in UI Wellness programs

Other Past and Future ESAC events

  • Welcome Back Breakfast
  • Beat ISU (Beat SUI) Potluck
  • Halloween Costume Party
  • ESAC Chili Cookoff!
  • Staff Appreciation distributions
  • Carbon Footprint reduction contest
  • Potluck events
  • Bowling party
  • Cookout in the park
  • UI Wellness information session