About DSC

The Danforth Staff Council (DSC) began in 2014 as a working group composed of staff members committed to providing an official voice for staff concerns at the university. A formal request was submitted to university administration in fall 2015, and the Danforth Staff Council was formed in 2016. There are currently 25 members, 5 from the original working group and 20 new members selected from the 2016 and 2017 cohorts.

Our Current Areas of Focus

  • Strengthening the relationships between faculty and staff/managers and staff via focus groups, trainings, and workshops.
  • Streamlining the performance review process to promote fairness and balance by implementing the “360 Review” model across the campus.
  • Linking performance reviews to staff compensation.
  • Focusing in on the many diversity and inclusion initiatives going on around campus and reviewing where we have progressed and what’s still needed.