College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

CLAS Staff Roundtables


CLAS Staff Roundtables will be an annual event to provide an opportunity for staff to share and exchange ideas on a variety of topics that are relevant and of interest to them.

At this event, we will have three roundtables on the following topics with one or more facilitator at each table. You are invited to attend one or both sessions, based on your availability. Please sign up for a roundtable topic for the first session and a different one for the second session.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Pere Marquette Room (2204 KC)


11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.     CLAS Staff Roundtables (Session I)

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 a.m.     Buffet Lunch

12:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.       CLAS Staff Roundtables (Session II)


Topics for Staff Roundtables:

Roundtable 1

Faculty Personnel Process (New Online System)

Facilitators: Heidi Nicholson and Becki Visser

What is working and what is not with the new online system for faculty personnel process and how we can improve any aspect of it?

Roundtable 2  

Student Workers – Hiring

Facilitators: Doriana Gould and Autumn Gorsline-Davis

Best practices in hiring and training of, and coverage by, student workers in department offices.

Roundtable 3

Challenge Table

Facilitators: Tracy McLenithan and Michelle Duram

Short topics and prompts for discussion and sharing of best practices. Challenge table participants are asked to provide prompts and questions of interest along with their sign up information.

Sample Topics:

Safety and security

Cost saving strategies

Record retention

Taking minutes effectively at faculty and other meetings

What to do when students show up in crisis

Dos and don’ts for P-card use

Managing major declarations

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Sicilian Wrap - Daiya Vegan Cheese, Sliced Roma Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, Roasted Garlic Vegan Mayo, and Mixed Greens on Gluten Free Vegan Wrap (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian)

Tomato Bisque (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian)

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Fresh Garden Crudite (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian)

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian)

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Questions can be directed to Keesha Hardiman.

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