Council plans for upcoming year

Members of the Professional and Scientific Council kicked off the 2015-16 academic year with a rare July meeting. The group used much of its time for small-group discussions and development of priorities for the upcoming year.

"What we're trying to do is find creative, new solutions to solve both new and existing issues that are important to professional and scientific staff," said council president Tera Lawson.

News from human resources

Julie Nuter, associate vice president for human resources, told councilors that an "employee onboarding checklist" developed as part of the recruitment and selection policy will launch July 21. The list includes 13 items, which range from Net-ID registration to university orientation participation.

"The comments and feedback that has been gathered was incorporated," Nuter said. "A lot of groups have been part of this process."

Nuter said new training courses also are being developed, including a special topics series that currently features two topics: social media in recruitment and recruiting veterans.

Other business

  • Whitney Grote, human resource specialist in University Human Resources, was nominated and approved to fill a vacancy in the president's office representation area.
  • The council is organizing a Feb. 11, 2016, professional development conference with the theme "Building You, Reinforcing Us."