Training and Development

SAS Trainings

Active Shooter Training

In collaboration with University Public Safety, we hold Active Shooter training sessions in light of threats and acts of violence at colleges and universities. These training sessions are generally held twice per year; one in the Fall semester and one in the Spring semester. 

We encourage all new SAS employees to attend the training session as well as SAS employees who may have been unable to attend one of the sessions held previously. Please note: Completion of this training is mandatory for all employees in the SAS Dean's Office. For any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SAS Orientations for New Hires

SAS-HR holds Orientation sessions for all new employees. This meeting usually includes the new employee, their supervisor and a representative for SAS-HR. In this session, the following will be reviewed with the new employee:

  • SAS, Departmental  and Supervisor Expectations
  • University and Departmental Policies and Procedures
  • Probationary Period
  • New Employee Resources

Please note: New employees will ALSO attend a New Employee Benefit Orientation session with University Human Resources (UHR). SAS holds their own, separate Orientation session. 


Performance Management

For Non-Aligned Staff:

The University launched the performance management system and process for non-aligned employees. The new performance management process focuses on the professional development of employees and encourages frequent and honest development conversations throughout the year. The performance management system is also a mechanism to align manager, department, school, and University-wide goals. It is a tool that enables employees to see how their goals tie into the goals of the School and the University's strategic vision. 

     For New Employees:

     For Managers: 

For URA-AFT Employees:


University Training and Development

Required Training:

Ethics Outside Activity Questionnaire
Harassment Prevention Education:

  1. Title IX for Higher Education
  2. Workplace Harassment Prevention for Employees
  3. Workplace Harassment Prevention for Managers

Useful Resources:

University Course Registration System
Career Management Tools
Professional Development Opportunities 

For more information, you may contact the Learning and Development unit in University Human Resources here