Context for Analysis (C)
4C4 Implementing Key Faculty, Staff and Administrative Training Initiatives
Key training initiatives include new employee orientation, performance evaluation, supervisory training, sexual harassment, safety, and information technology training. Most of the training is either directed or actually performed by the Human Resources Department. Employees receive financial and retirement planning through MOSERS, financial advisors, and Social Security Administration personnel.
Departments provide orientation for faculty and staff. The employee orientation programs provide beginning employees with an information base about the institution, the organizational structure, and an overview of policies and procedures. This program helps employees become comfortable with the work environment and establishes clear institutional expectations.
An orientation program is provided for new faculty each August. Each new faculty member is assigned a faculty mentor in the respective academic department.
Many of the 80 supervisors have extensive experience. Some employees, however, have been promoted into supervisory positions to fill immediate needs without receiving training in the full scope of the job roles. A committee evaluated supervisory training needs, and supervisor training is being provided.
Employees grow professionally through workshops, seminars, and other development activities. They receive training and support in web development, instructional design, software, distance education, multimedia, technical services, library and information services.