The Professional Staff Development Committee is comprised of members of our professional staff. It is the planning and implementation group for fall and winter prostaff training. In addition, they work to provide monthly professional develop opportunities through in-services, panels, and on-going educational experiences. The PSTD committee works to serve our professional staff by providing developmental experiences to enhance our individual and collective professional growth.
The Student Staff Training and Development Committee (SSTD) is comprised of members of our professional staff who are interested in developing and training our student employees. SSTD is responsible for student staff training, both fall, mid-year, first-year staff class, and other special social and recognition-based events.
The Student Staff Selection Committee (SSS) is charged with facilitating the recruitment, screening, hiring and placement of Resident Assistants, Desk Coordinators, and Senior Staff for the Office of Residence Life (ORL). This includes publicizing, designing and executing the student staff application process. Designing and facilitating the student staff interview, screening and placement process with input from the ORL professional staff is the main function of the SSS committee.
Broadening Horizons, in brief, is the Residence Life group devoted to social justice and diversity. But what does that mean without the pretty words? In basic terms, we combat hate, we yearn for widespread acceptance and respect, and we like making new friends. We embrace the differences in others and we place emphasis on cooperation and love.
But how exactly do we put our words to work? We stand up to hate, prejudice, and ignorant remarks when we encounter them; we promote the values of acceptance and respect; and we educate. Some things you can expect to see from us this semester include: an open mic night/poetry slam, collaboration with other members of the Diversity Organization Coalition (DOC), advocacy, relevant bulletin boards available for ResLife use, and the Brick by Brick program.
This committee is targeted to help improve the sustainability and recycling efforts in the halls as well as increase the overall awareness of students about the importance of Environmental Issues. The potential for this committee is endless; specific responsibilities include creating recycling awareness publicity, coordinating an event for America Recycles Day or other environmental recognition efforts, working with other "green" groups on campus, and planning an event for Earth Day. Hall Leaders, interested residents, and staff are welcome to serve on this committee.
Leadership Development Committee
The Leadership Development Committee (LDC) is a collection of students staff members, interested student volunteers, and two reslife staff advisors who are tasked with the creation of leadership development opportunities for students at UWL. Traditionally, LDC has been responsible for the Fall Leadership Conference and a Spring Break Servant Leadership trip.
The Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) invites students, staff, faculty, and campus groups to present programs that help students develop their own, individual leadership skills. We hope that, after the FLC, students leave empowered with the tools necessary to lead others at UWL.
The Spring Break Servant Leadership trip calls for students to travel around the United States and to volunteer their time in various opportunities along the way. In addition, depending on where we stop each day, we try and tour college campuses and their leadership departments to learn more about programs or ideas that we can bring back to UWL.