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Development

President Benson has established a fund for staff development opportunities:

President George Benson announced the creation of the Staff Professional Development Incentive Program on September 14, 2011. The program was opened to applications beginning in December 2011. Eligible staff can apply for support of professional travel and other professional development opportunities.
Read more about President Benson's Professional Development Incentive Fund.

CofC Staff Training is available each semester. 

To locate the Staff Training Application:

Login to MyCharleston
Click on Employee Tab
The application is located under Employee Forms:  Staff Application for Credit Course.

Learn about our own Student Affairs Staff Development Opportunities:

Video Workshops available for Staff Training:

The Multimedia Workshop series offered  by the Video Services Department is back in session.  As usual the workshops are free and open to all members of the College of Charleston community.  Workshops meet Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm in room 207 in the Thaddeus Street Education Building.

The schedule can be found here: http://blogs.cofc.edu/multimediaworkshop/schedule/

Google Apps is available to faculty and staff. Create you CofC Google account through My Charleston.

 

Recommended Web Sites:

These favorite web sites are recommeded by members of our own Divison of Student Affairs.

aaup.com 
American Association of University Professors has information for Higher Education Professionals - not just Professors.

http://www.edutopia.org/stw-financial-literacy-relevance-overview  Financial Literacy Makes School Relevant.

http://www.naceweb.org/home.aspx 
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) - Great up-to-date information on the workforce, hiring, labor statistics and best practices in connecting the campus with career professionals.

http://www.ncda.org National Career Development Association

Techno-Tools with the Addlestone Library  There are countless new application and software tools available online to help you with ….well, you name it…. from personal productivity and collaborative learning to creating multimedia content, communication tools and collecting and organizing your work. All of the applications below are open source or available for free online download. However, there are countless online tools for purchase that have a free download component or a free trail. From http://blogs.cofc.edu/lite.                                                            

Free Webinars and Newsletters:

academicimpressions.com 
They have free newsletters and such for people in higher education.  They also sponsor a series of webinars that other departments/individuals might be interested in doing. 

http://studentaffairs.com/webinars/  featuring webinars and online courses for Student Affairs. 
Sample of some of the Webinars offered:
     Using Blogs in Student Affairs
     Surveys: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
     Using Facebook in Student Affairs
     Using Twitter in Student Affairs
     Who Created the Helicopter Parent?
     Student Conduct Practice through a Social Justive Lens
     Developing an Institutional and Community Strategy to Adddress Alcohol Abuse

Excel information:

Blog for Excel Users Can't remember all those Excel keyboard shortcuts? Now you don't have to!

chandoo.org/wp/ a site devoted to the Excel spreadsheet program.  For those interested in bettering their skills, picking up a tip or two, or just plain seeing the scope of possible uses for the progarm, this web site is the place to turen.

Career, workforce, hiring and labor statistic information:

http://www.naceweb.org/home.aspx 
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) - Great up-to-date information on the workforce, hiring, labor statistics and best practices in connecting the campus with career professionals.

http://www.ncda.org National Career Development Association

 

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