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The Fred Meijer Center for Writing & Michigan Authors believes consulting work is honorable, demanding, and rewarding. One of the ways in which we hope to enrich the consulting work during the school year is by offering professional development options for all staff members.
This is how professional development is discussed in the staff handbook:
“All consultants, new and returning, are required to attend up to 2 hours of professional development each semester. You will be paid for the time spent in the workshops, which are meant to help you develop more complex tutoring skills or to inform you more deeply about issues affecting your work than we have time to address in orientation or mentor group meetings. Early each semester, the writing center administrators will send out a list of professional development workshops you can attend; you must sign up to attend the seminars of your choice. You may continue to attend as many seminars as you would like, however you will only be paid for the required two hours.” ~2016-2017
This semester, we’re addressing this component:
“Early each semester, the writing center administrators will send out a list of professional development workshops you can attend; you must sign up to attend the seminars of your choice.”
Instead of sending out a list of professional development options, we are going to be offering weekly Fireside Chats @ 3:30-TBD on Fridays in LOH 120 (The Mothership).
These fireside chats will be open to all consultants at the Writing Center, the Knowledge Market, and/or all staff/faculty at GVSU.