Staff Development

Professional development, opportunities, and resources available for MSU employees.  This page is dedicated to enriching the work experience and lives of members of the CAL Community.

CAL Project Teams & Committees


The College Advisory Council is made up of Faculty and Staff from within the College of Arts & Letters who serve as an advisory board to the Dean.
The current College Advisory Committee Staff Representative is Sherry Stevens.

The CALConnect Content Collaborator Committee (CALCON5) is comprised of Support Staff Members who are working to create a one-stop resource for all things CAL.
The current chair of the CALConnect Content Collaborator Committee is Leann Dalimonte.

The College Graduate Committee (CGC) reviews and finds solutions to improve the graduate experience within the College of Arts & Letters.
The current College Graduate Committee Staff Representative is Ben Lampe.

The College Inclusive Practices Committee (CIPC) is tasked with assessing, creating, and initiating efforts surrounding Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Justice. This committee is comprised of College of Arts & Letters Administrators, Faculty, Support Staff, and Graduate Students.
The current College Inclusive Practices Committee Staff Representative is Tanner Schudlich.

The College of Arts & Letters Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is a consultative body that serves as a liaison between CAL staff, faculty, and administration. The mission of the Staff Advisory Council is to center the needs of College support staff while collaborating to improve the experience of those working in the College of Arts & Letters.
The current chair of the Staff Advisory Council is Brian DeVries and the vice chair is Sarah Jackson.

The Digital Transformation Committee (DX) is tasked with evaluating technology solutions with the goal of creating efficiencies within the College of Arts & Letters.
The current chair of the Digital Transformation Committee is Burinda Clark.

The Institutional Diversity: Excellence in Action (IDEA) committee is a University-wide team made up of Faculty and Staff members from various academic units.
The current College of Arts & Letters IDEA Coordinator is Tanner Schudlich.

The Staff Appreciation Planning/Awards Committees convene during the Spring Semester of every academic year to plan the Staff Appreciation in-service and to select the recipient of the College of Arts & Letters staff awards.

The Tracy Time Project Team has been tasked with researching the goodness of fit of a new time tracking system for the College of Arts & Letters.
The current chair of the Tracy Time Project Team is Brian DeVries.

The Travel Project Team has a goal of piloting the new Concur travel system in June of 2019.
The current chair of the Travel Project Team is Penny Shanks.

Resources


Campus Childcare
Childcare services available to MSU employees.

Counseling and Psychological Services (MSU)
Counseling and Crisis Intervention resources available on Michigan State University's campus.

Certificate Programs (MSU)
There are three different Certificate Programs available for support staff members: Understanding Implicit Bias, Foundations of Student Employment Supervision, and Communicating the MSU Brand: Spartans Will.

Community Housing Resources
Resources for finding off-campus and on-campus housing in the Greater Lansing Area.

Coalition of Racial/Ethnic Minorities (COREM)
A group that serves in an advisory and advocacy capacity on faculty and staff issues on campus.

Courses for Employees at MSU
A helpful guide about registering for courses provided by Michigan State University Human Resources.

East Lansing Community Information
A website full of resources for those living in the East Lansing area. Contains information about public services, programs & classes, and recreation.

elevateU (MSU)
Free online training resources for MSU faculty and staff.

Emotional Wellness
Articles related to emotional wellness, written by and for MSU employees.

Employee Discounts and Services
A list of discounts and services available to MSU Employees compiled by MSU Human Resources.

Food and Nutrition
Articles related to healthful eating, written by and for MSU employees.

Gender Pronouns in the Workplace
A guide published by the Human Rights Campaign with information about the importance of respecting a colleauge's pronouns.

International Friendship Program
Volunteer opportunities for Greater Lansing Area residents to befriend and help International Students as they adjust to life at MSU.

Islamic Society of Greater Lansing
Resources and community events for members of the Greater Lansing area Islam community.

Lifelong Education
Information about enrolling in Lifelong Education courses.

Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Resource Center (MSU)
The Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Resource Center (LBGTRC) serves the MSU Campus community by providing a variety of services centered around gender and sexuality.

MSU Law Clinic
The MSU College of Law operates a variety of legal clinics that serve the Lansing community.

MSU Moves
Articles related to integrating movement into your everyday life, written by and for MSU employees.

Office of Institutional Equity (MSU)
An on-campus office responsible for reviewing complaints and concerns surrounding discrimination and harassment.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline has phone and chat services for survivors of domestic violence. The web page features an escape function if confidentiality is a necessity.

Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (MSU)
The MSU Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities provides services, training, and support to staff on campus.

Sexual Assault Program (MSU)
A confidential 24-hour crisis hotline for survivors of sexual violence. Serves the greater Lansing area.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides phone and chat services centered around suicide and depression. This site includes identity-specific resources.

Suits and the City
Suits and the City is an LGBTQ+ professional networking association that is active in the Greater Lansing Area.

Sustainable High Performance
This course centers around healthy stress management and emotional resiliency.

Trans Lifeline
The Trans Lifeline offers peer support and hotline services in addition to resources for Trans* individuals.

True Colors Personality Assessment
The True Colors Personality Assessment is a tool used around the world so that employees can better understand themselves and their coworkers.

Tuition Assistance (MSU)
Information outlining the Tuition Assistance and Course Fee Courtesy Programs for MSU Employees.

Women's Networking Association
The Women’s Networking Association (WNA) serves to connect women in professional environments across the Greater Lansing Area.

Womxn of Color Initiatives (MSU)
The College of Arts and Letters organizes events centered around the work and art of womxn of color.

WorkLife Office (MSU)
The MSU WorkLife Office partners with the community to create an inclusive, responsive work environment where all faculty and staff are respected and supported toward well-being in work and personal lives.

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