As a member of the UCSB staff community, you have the opportunity to take advantage of many campus activities and programs, as well as get involved in one or more of our many staff organizations. We encourage you to get connected, get engaged and get involved with UC Santa Barbara!
Getting Connected / Staff Organizations
Staff Organizations at UC Santa Barbara
Administrative Management Professionals
The UC Administrative Management Professionals or UC AMP is an organization of managers, supervisors, analysts and directors from academic departments, student affairs, and research organizations, and administrative units who gather information about, provide input to and comment upon policies and practices affecting the operation of their organizations. UC AMP’s objectives are to improve communications among teaching, research, service, and administrative offices, provide a forum for discussion of common concerns, provide the administration with a broad-based planning resource group that is closely involved with campus issues, and assist members to improve the operation of their units. For a further description of UC AMP purpose and objectives, please refer to our by-laws. AMP meets the third Thursday of each month.
Asian Pacific Islander Alliance
The Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (APIA) is a collective of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) staff and faculty at the University of California Santa Barbara that aims to create a supportive, proactive, and knowledge sharing community in order to ensure a welcoming, safe, and inclusive campus for the AAPI identified individuals by promoting growth of staff and faculty while supporting students through collaborative efforts.
Chancellor’s Staff Advisor Council
The mission of the Chancellor's Staff Advisory Council is to actively research and identify UCSB staff issues and reports these issues directly to the Chancellor. The council also provides advisory services to the Chancellor and other senior administrators on campus policies, procedures, and long range plans pertinent to staff. CSAC coordinates staff nominations to campus committees as requested by the Chancellor. In the Spring quarter, CSAC plans Staff Celebration week to celebrate the hard work and achievements of UCSB staff. CSAC meets the second Thursday of each month. Applications for CSAC membership are accepted between February and early July each year.
Gaucho Mentor Connection (GMC)
Gaucho Mentor Connection (GMC) is a volunteer mentorship program that is designed to pair experienced UCSB staff from all campus units with colleagues who are seeking to develop themselves professionally. The program provides a space in which participants can connect, explore challenges, and achieve both personal and professional growth within a supportive community. Applications to participate either as a mentor or mentee are accepted between July and August of each year.
Latinx UCSB Network Association (LUNA)
The Latinx UCSB Network Association (LUNA) was established in 2014 as an avenue for bringing faculty and staff together who are concerned with the advancement and welfare of Latinx in the postsecondary landscape. LUNA’s primary mission is to provide activities and opportunities to assist with the retention, development, and promotion of Latinx communities at UCSB. In addition, LUNA promotes the ties with institutional, local, regional and national organizations with similar missions to learn from and contribute to diversify the university. For more information email UCSBLUNA@gmail.com
Values: Diversity, Family/Familia, Pride, Service, and Wisdom
The UCSB Military Association is a constituent group established under the campus's Staff Assembly for the purpose of supporting military-related staff at UCSB. Membership is open to all staff and faculty who served in an American or foreign military branch, as well as spouses and children of active service members or veterans. The Military Association exists to support and advocate on behalf of military-related students, staff and faculty, and to serve as a bridge between UCSB and the military community in the Santa Barbara area.
For more information, please contact Coby Dillard at firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Women’s Association
The UCSB Professional Women's Association (PWA) is a staff member organization whose primary focus is to provide resources and support to women staff members. PWA was founded in January of 1993 with the intention to promote the advancement of women at UCSB. We continue this legacy by striving to develop campus-wide awareness of the contributions of women at UCSB through programming, professional development, leadership opportunities for our members, and community service events. PWA serves as a networking and communications channel among women and is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other women across campus through quarterly meetings, workshops, and socials. Our programming and offerings are all-inclusive and open to everyone affiliated with the campus as well as members of our community seeking greater involvement. We welcome you to join us at our upcoming opportunities!
Staff Assembly is UCSB's chapter of the system wide Council of University of California Staff Assemblies, or CUCSA. It is an organization within all the UC campuses as well as the Office of the President and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Staff Assembly’s mission is to support the research, teaching, and community service mission of UCSB by serving in an advisory capacity to the Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, senior officers, and other campus organizations seeking staff consultation. In addition to coordinating events for Staff Celebration Week, Staff Assembly sponsors the Staff Citation of Excellence Awards as well as ongoing professional development and social events for staff such as the Halloween Decorating and Costume Contests and the Winter Warmer. Staff Assembly provides staff representatives to committees as requested by campus entities and facilitates communication among and between all staff employees. Additionally, Staff Assembly serves as a focal point and sounding board for all staff employees in issues that are not the purview of represented job classifications. Staff Assembly meets the third Thursday of each month at noon.
Public speaking is a life skill, yet many people dread it and their fear is holding them back. Whether you are in a job interview, presenting your research, teaching a new skill, or just holding a conversation, how well you communicate has a major impact on the outcome. Toastmasters@UCSB offers a supportive environment for ALL levels of speakers. From beginners to those who love to speak in public everyone has something to learn. Our Pathways program allows participants to choose their goals so you can work towards a goal that meets your needs. We welcome visitors and will support your journey to become a better communicator.
For meeting times and place visit www.toastmastersucsb.com.
Young Professionals Network
Young Professionals Network (YPN) is an organization that aims to build community, create social connection opportunities, and establish a supportive network for the professional and personal development of young campus staff employees who are navigating the early stages of their professional career.
For more information or to join our mailing list, please contact email@example.com.
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