Responsibility:  Human Resources

Key Stakeholder(s): Staff, Faculty

Goal and Rationale

Goal: To measure the extent of recruiting, developing, and retaining faculty and staff who are committed to personal and professional growth.

Rationale: Goals provide the benefits of setting priorities, tracking progress, and maintaining focus while providing a growth mindset and the desire for continuous improvement. Therefore, in addition to ensuring robust assessment of employees, an annual review process which includes professional development goal setting and follow-through is included for all employees of MSOE, inclusive of both faculty and staff. One aspect of professional development includes job-related course work, in which MSOE currently provides financial assistance through the Educational Assistance Program.

Definition and Collection Plan

Formal Definition: An MSOE employee is any individual who is employed at the university with a part-time or full-time faculty or staff position. A section of the annual review document, collected and maintained by the Human Resources Office, will include defined professional development goals and notes on progress toward prior year professional development goals. To provide a growth mindset and opportunities for continuous growth, MSOE strives to maintain or increase the participation rate in our Educational Assistance program.

Frequency:  Annually

Comparison Group(s): 5-year Historical Trend 


Variables: Percentage attainment by position type and total number / Budget Dollars Allocation to Professional Development / Unique Participants in Education Assistance Program

Audiences:  Staff, Faculty / General Public