Vote for WPI's Staff Council!
Dear WPI Colleagues,
It is with great pleasure that we write to announce that voting for WPI’s Staff Council will open Monday June 12th, and will close on June 26th at 12:00 p.m. Please see below for important details about the voting process.
In an effort to broaden the representation of employees across the divisions, nominees will be grouped into seven (7) divisional groups, with one (1) member serving from each group. Groups represent an even distribution of employees and job classifications levels of eligible employees. Eligible staff will be able to vote for one (1) nominee per group. Eligible staff will be able to vote by ranking their choices within each divisional group. You can use the table below to identify the different groups.
A voting webpage listing each candidate and Staff Council’s voting companion webpage where you can learn more about the candidates will be live on Monday, June 12th. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order and will appear under their respective divisional group (see below for the group categories).
Chief of Staff, Finance & Operations, Office of the General Counsel
Advancement, Marketing Communications, Talent & Inclusion
Global School, School of Arts & Sciences, School of Business, School of Engineering
Graduate Studies, Undergraduate Enrollment, Undergraduate Studies
Academic & Corporate Engagement, Center for Project Based Learning, Faculty Governance, Provost Office, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Library Services, Morgan Teaching & Learning Center, Registrar, Research
As we kick off the elections, various announcements will be featured on WPI Today and further communications will be shared from Staff Council reminding eligible staff of the election window.
Instructions on How to Vote
On Monday, June 12th, each eligible staff voter will receive a personalized email from the Staff Council email account (firstname.lastname@example.org) requesting that you vote for Staff Council members. You can refer to voter eligibility in the Staff Council webpage.
Voting for the Staff Council will follow a rank order voting system and will be done via a Qualtrics form.
To vote for each group, simply indicate your preference for the candidates by placing the numbers 1, 2, 3, etc. next to each candidate, with "1" representing your first preference.
If you do not wish to rank all candidates, then you may rank only those candidates that you wish to rank, beginning with "1" and proceeding consecutively.
Note that voting instructions will also be made available in the Qualtrics form.
Winners will be announced on July 17th.
Meet and Greet
Please save the date for a Meet & Greet Social planned for June 13th in Morgan Hall Wedge between 3 PM to 4 PM. This will be a wonderful opportunity for staff to get to know the candidates in person and enjoy some ice cream treats!
Please note that this is an optional event; if a candidate is not able to attend the meet and greet, it should not impact their candidacy. Additionally, the meet and greet will not be treated as a ‘campaigning’ event – it is simply an opportunity for members of the community to get to know candidates.
You may learn more about the Staff Council, about the role elected members will play, and about the elections in general by visiting the Staff Council webpage. If you have further questions about this process, you may email the Staff Council at email@example.com.
We hope you are as excited as we are! We thank you for your attention to this important matter!
Bill Battelle, Diane Dubois, Caitlin Keller, Roxanne Gardner, Kim Hollan, Sarah Miles, Jennifer Cluett, Amy Curran and Theona Scola