Academic Office Professionals
The purpose of the Academic Office Professionals group is to allow academic office staff to network, share knowledge and wisdom, and get answers to questions.

Affirmative Action Committee

Benefits Advisory Committee
Reviews, discusses, and provides recommendations about the College's employee benefits policies and programs. Appointed Members: 3 staff: one exempt, one non-exempt, one CBU; 2 faculty, 1 member who also sits on RPC.

Classrooms and Learning Facilities Advisory Committee
This committee works to maintain and improve classroom, lab and learning spaces on campus, including AV technology, furnishings and their configuration, lighting, acoustics, marker boards, and all the physical elements of these rooms and spaces.

Data Stewards Committee
Macalester College has five Banner Data Stewards who are responsible for overseeing the data that resides in the Banner Finance, Banner Student, Banner Financial Aid, Banner Employment, and Banner General modules.

Educational Policy and Governance

Entertainment Committee
Plans and implements a program of entertainment recognizing the important contributions to the life of the college by faculty and staff. Recommend to the President one major event and other occasions each academic year. Appointed members: staff and faculty, number varies.

Faculty Advisory Council

Faculty Personnel Committee

Honorary Degree Committee
Makes recommendations to the faculty and the Board of Trustees for the awarding of honorary degrees. Appointed members: 2 faculty, 2 students, 1 staff, the director of Communications, and the Director of Alumni Relations.

Library and Media Services Advisory Committee
The committee will provide guidance on policies and issues related to the library, while avoiding detailed and/or administrative functions. The committee will devote attention to special projects as needed.

President's Council

Resources and Planning Committee
The Resources and Planning Committee acts as an advisory committee to the President regarding long-term financial planning. It reviews both annual and long-term budgets of the College and it undertakes studies of the college's resource use. Appointed membership includes six faculty, three staff and two students who serve three year terms

Safe Workplace Committee
This committeeÂ’s mission is to create an injury-free, healthy campus for students, faculty and staff. This committee works in partnership with various campus groups to eliminate the causes of campus or work-related injuries and illnesses. Appointed Members: 4 staff

Staff Advisory Council (SAC)
Elected body that recommends/ reviews policies affecting staff; provides social and educational opportunities for staff, and appoints/recommends staff representatives to committees. Appointed Members: 4 exempt staff, 5 non-exempt staff.

Staff Outstanding Service Award Committee (SOSAC)
Selects the recipient of the annual Staff Outstanding Service Award. Appointed members: 2 exempt staff, 2 non-exempt staff (1 must serve on SAC), prior year's SOSA recipient.

Strategic Planning and Analysis Committee

Student Employment Advisory Committee (SEAC)
This committee serves as a liasion between the Office of Student Employment and the Macalester Community. The committee raises concerns of faculty, staff, and students as well as promotes programs and activities of student employment. SEAC serves in an advisory capacity for the current and future direction of student employment at Macalester College. Appointed Members: 1 chair, 6 staff, 2 students, and 4 Ex Officio/Advisory members.

Survey Coordination Committee
The purpose of the Survey Coordination Committee is to 1) review applications for surveys research whose subjects are Macalester students, employees, or alumni, 2) encourage good stewardship of our campus resources by encouraging collaboration among campus researchers, monitoring the Macalester Survey Calendar, and coordinating the use of samples, 3) monitor and revise survey policies, with the approval of senior leadership, and 4) educate the campus about MacalesterÂ’s survey policies.

Sustainability Advisory Committee
Mission: To oversee the implementation of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment and the Talloires Declaration. The committee will also recommend policies and practices which best reflect the College's commitment to an environmentally sustainable world. In addition, the committee will function as a conduit for information exchange about campus sustainability initiatives.

Task Force on Budget

Technology Advisory Group (TAG)
TAG is the campus information technology (IT) advisory group. TAG reviews and recommends strategic technology initiatives and specific major IT resource acquisitions. TAG is comprised of students, faculty and staff.

Wellness and Health at Macalester (WHAM)
Promotes health and wellness by sponsoring a variety of programming and providing related resource information. Consists of faculty, staff and students who are interested in promoting health and wellness at Macalester. Appointed Members: Anyone interested.


Staff representatives are appointed for certain Board of Trustees committees, including the Advancement Committee and the Infrastructure Committee.