Academic Staff Chats

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An academic staff chat is a frank, open discussion with a small group of your colleagues on a particular topic.  The series runs during the academic year and includes four different topics.  The first series of chats were held in 2015-16.  Some topics may include a speaker or panel prior to ample discussion time.  All sessions include a free lunch and are free of charge.

Numbers are very limited to ensure a fruitful small group discussion.

Academic Staff Chats
2019-20 Academic Year

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019
    Getting More Out of Your Performance Evaluation (for Employees)
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019
    Giving More to Your Staff During Their Performance Evaluations (for Supervisors)
  • Wednesday, December 4, 2019
    How Do You Maintain Wellness and Emotional Stability in a Stressful World?
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020
    Innovation in the Classroom
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    How to Stay in Touch with Campus When You Work Off Campus?  (virtual chat from noon-1:00 pm)
  • Thursday, April 7, 2020
    Work-Life Balance for Those with Care Obligations

All in-person sessions meet from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm in Union South. Registration for each session will open approximately 3 weeks prior to the date of the event.  Watch your email for announcements on when to register.

The Academic Staff Chats are sponsored by the Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff, The Academic Staff Executive Committee, and the Office of the Secretary of the Academic Staff.

Flyers for Current and Previous Years
2019-2020 [pdf]
2018-2019 [pdf]
2017-2018 [pdf]
2016-2017 [pdf]
2015-2016 [pdf]