Ohio State faculty members meeting in Thompson Library conference room.
Ohio State offers several opportunities for faculty and staff to engage and support the campus community.

University Libraries Opportunities

University Libraries Committees, Task Forces and Working Groups

For committee descriptions and membership information, please view the University Libraries committees and working groups document. If you need this information in a different format, please contact Casey Cramer.

University Libraries Staff Advisory Council 

The University Libraries Staff Advisory Council (SAC) serves as an advisory and consultative body on behalf of the library Administrative and Professional (A&P) and Classified Civil Service (CCS) staff to The Ohio State University Libraries administration, facilitates communication to and from the library staff and contributes to planning, policy and other decisions affecting staff throughout Libraries.

University Libraries Faculty Committees

Faculty Advisory Council (FAC) – Faculty consultation on matters of planning, policy and other items of general interest.

Committee on Appointment Promotion and Tenure (AP&T) – Criteria and practices surrounding promotion, tenure and faculty review.

Faculty Review Board (FRB) – Ombudsmanship for members of the faculty who have been unable to resolve specific problems through the normal administrative channels.

Faculty Hearing Committee – Hearing of complaints filed against regular, regular clinical and auxiliary faculty members.

Committee on Faculty Benefits, Responsibilities, and Research (CFBRR) – Promotes research activities and projects by library faculty, recommends distribution of travel and research funds within the Libraries and, when requested, advises those engaged in research.

University Libraries Standing Committees

Bibliographic Description Steering Committee (BDSC)

IDEAS – Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Social Justice Committee

Management Committee

Professional Development & Organizational Learning (PDOL)

Teaching & Learning Committee

Campus Opportunities

The Association of Staff and Faculty Women at The Ohio State University promotes and supports the professional development of university faculty and staff whose paths are affected by marginalization and structural barriers due in part to sex and/or gender identity at The Ohio State University. 

The Multicultural Center offers several hundred programs a year – cultural and intercultural celebrations, heritage and awareness events, dialogues, workshops, student leadership and cohort meetings, prejudice-reduction training, wellness initiatives and Social Justice Engagement courses.

The President and Provost’s Council on Women (PPCW) leads the charge to advance women across The Ohio State University. PPCW advocates to the president and provost for all Ohio State women and provides leadership for the development of policies and practices that positively impact the working environment for women, trans, gender non-binary and underrepresented employees at the university.

University Staff Advisory Committee (USAC) is an advisory body to university leadership. Comprised of members from across the university and medical center, its mission is to maintain an active and participatory line of communication with the university community and to provide a forum through which university staff can raise, discuss and make recommendations to support the university’s mission. 

The Ohio State University Young Professionals Network Employee Resource Group (OSUYPN ERG) empowers Ohio State employees through professional development, social engagement, networking events and leadership opportunities.

The Women’s Place serves as a catalyst for institutional change to expand opportunities for women’s growth, leadership and power in an inclusive, supportive and safe university environment consistent with the goals of the Academic and Diversity Plans.