8P7 Developing and Nurturing Faculty, Staff, and Administrator Capabilities
As described in Category Four, Western supports the professional development of employees, recognizes distinguished and outstanding employees, and promotes employee health and well-being. In its next strategic plan, Western will focus on developing and nurturing faculty, staff, and administrator capabilities.
Much of Western’s development and nurturing of employees occurs in the various campus units (8P3). Faculty mentors are assigned to all first year faculty. Human Resources oversees compensation and benefits, and the Foundation provides financial support for professional affiliations and memberships.
Units across the institution receive information intended to support employee development. They also have opportunity for development by participating in regular department, division, Faculty Senate, Staff Association, Deans’ Council, and Governance Advisory Committee meetings.