A special award program administered through the Division of Student Affairs to recognize our employees who provide exemplary service to Kent State University, its students, internal and/or external constituents of the division, or whose efforts enhance the focus of the division's mission.
DSA Standing Committees
The Division of Student Affairs supports five standing committees for division wide opportunities for employee engagement.
The purpose of this committee is to determine ways to recognize staff, plan celebrations throughout the year and welcome new employees to the division quarterly.
Projects: Division breakfast, division kick-off meeting (August), division onboarding (quarterly), department and divisional staff recognition, informal social activities, United Way, volunteer and community service etc.
The purpose of this committee is to develop a strategy to coordinate social and intra-divisional programming to intentionally streamline communication within the division to reduce costs, eliminate duplicative co-curricular activities and programs and market DSA events university-wide.
The division assessment counsel will facilitate, identify needs and develop recommendations on assessment and strategic planning while serving as an advisory group to the division senior staff.
Cultural Competency Committee
The purpose of this team is to coordinate all division diversity, equity, and inclusion activities. This team is comprised of all division staff who are members of committees such as University Diversity Action Council, Great Place Initiative, and other similar groups. This team will coordinate division initiatives emphasizing diversity, equity, and inclusion along with division climate study results.
Professional Staff Development
The purpose of this committee is to identify professional development opportunities for all DSA staff, examine HR training & development offerings and create and/or promote those opportunities for division staff. Review ACPA & NASPA professional competencies and identify gaps in current training programs while assessing current staff competencies to propose division specific programs.
Projects: Professional competencies framework (classified and unclassified staff), lunch and learn, webinars etc.