Council committee to change name, purpose

The Professional and Scientific Council retention and recruitment committee would like to change its name and focus. Committee members introduced a resolution at the council's March 1 meeting.

Originally formed to assist with student recruitment and retention initiatives, the committee awarded more than $460,000 in grants from 1994 to 2009. In FY10, that grant funding fell victim to budget cuts. Without continued funding, the committee has turned its focus to professional development.

The proposed resolution (PDF) outlines initiatives for the professional development committee, including:

  • Establish a recurring professional development conference
  • Provide year-round professional development opportunities in various formats (classroom, video, online)
  • Develop focused tracks for personal and department/program needs
  • Identify experts to facilitate training and development programs

Council members will vote on the name change and corresponding bylaws changes at their April 5 meeting.