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The objective of the University Staff Professional Development Fund Committee (CSPDFC) is to assist University Staff members in fostering a teaching and learning community that provides opportunities for collaborative staff interaction in support of excellence. The maximum amount of funding to be awarded by the CSPDF Committee is up to $500 per person per fiscal year.
Applications for this award are reviewed and voted on by the University Staff Committee. To be eligible for this award, an individual must have a minimum of five (5) years of service as an university staff employee, show exceptional performance, exceed work responsibilities, and engage in activities that enhance the program/department/university. Nominations open each spring and are typically due by April. See a sample nomination form below.
The University Staff Committee is made up of eleven elected university staff employees. To be eligible for nomination, an individual must have been classified as a 'permanent university staff' employee for at least one year. Committee members elected during a regular election will serve a three-year term. If vacancies occur, special elections can be held for shorter term service. Committee members meet monthly. The committee nominates and votes in an executive committee annually.
As outlined in our bylaws, the purpose and objectives of the University Staff Committee are as follows: