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.
Distinguished Service Award
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 two (2) years of service as a 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.
University Staff Governance
WHO WE ARE
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.
WHAT WE DO
As outlined in our bylaws, the purpose and objectives of the University Staff Committee are as follows:
- Promote an exchange of information and ideas among university staff with the broader University community, including recognized governance groups.
- Provide an organized, systematic way for university staff to participate and serve at the institutional level as well as appropriate campus-wide committees.
- Pursue programs and services that provide professional development activities to all university staff employees (whether historically represented and non-represented, limited term and project appointment).
- Encourage, affirm and sustain the University’s mission, student success, diversity, inclusiveness, teaching and community engagement.
- Allow a forum of university staff to discuss topics, concerns and interests.
2021 Committee Members
Katy Aiello | Academic Department Associate, College of Natural and Health Sciences
Robert Grieshaber | Risk Management Officer, Safety and Risk Management
Mary Henderson I University Services Program Associate, Teacher Education
Carol Kinsley l Budget Planner, Student Life
Laura McClure l Assistant to the Dean, College of Business, Economics and Computing
April Puryear | University Services Program Associate, OMSA
Heather Spencer I Library Resources Support Technician, Library
Jennifer Zabel I Business Systems Support Specialist, Business Services