Staff Development & Wellness 

The Staff Development & Wellness page is dedicated to enriching the work experience and lives of members of the CAL Community by connecting them to professional development opportunities and wellness resources.

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 LouAnne Snider

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 Data Team is building a knowledgebase of data systems within the university as well as designing strategies for data collection and data dissemination to the College's decision-making bodies.  The current chair of the Data Team is Leann Dalimonte.

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 HR SharePoint Team is exploring the option of using SharePoint as a collaborative file management system for documents pertaining to human resources and personnel files.  The current chair of the HR SharePoint Team is Melissa Staub.

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 Streamline Access Team is working to standardize the process of providing access to new employees, including computer systems and office and meeting spaces which are necessary to function effectively in his or her role.  The current chair of the Streamline Access Team is Carly Ensign.

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.

Professional Development

Certificate Programs
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.

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

Free online training resources for MSU faculty and staff.

Lifelong Education
Information about enrolling in Lifelong Education courses.

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

Campus Resources

Campus Childcare
Childcare services available to MSU employees.

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

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.

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

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
A confidential counseling service provided at no cost to MSU faculty, staff, retirees, graduate student employees, and their families.

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.

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

Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Resource Center
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
An on-campus office responsible for reviewing complaints and concerns surrounding discrimination and harassment.

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

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

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

Womxn of Color Initiative
The College of Arts and Letters organizes events centered around the work and art of womxn of color.

WorkLife Office
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.

Community 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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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