Staff Development

Staff members in the College of Arts and Sciences enjoy a number of options for their education, including everything from taking free training classes to finishing a degree. The university not only helps staff members pay for degree programs through the Tuition Assistance Program, but offers a wide variety of free training in everything from specific software packages to stress relief. Furthermore, the university’s Staff Council offers a staff scholarship to help defray the costs of books and other materials for staff members who are in degree programs.

The college also supports staff members who wish to pay for a course or a workshop related to their jobs through the Staff Development Award Program. Three times a year, the college Staff Development Committee takes applications and decides – in a competitive process – who to fund.

Finally, the college maintains several professional networks, which are groups of people who work in similar jobs who meet regularly to hear college-level news, ask questions, and share information and best practices.

University Training Links:

Organizational Development and Consultant Services
ODCS, which is part of Human Resources, provides an enormous variety of training in areas including management and wellness.

The Exchange
The Exchange is a one-stop shop for faculty and staff seeking software training or to buy or borrow equipment. is an online, video-based technology training service that is free for Georgia State employees.

Tuition Assistance Program
The Tuition Assistance Program pays for up to 9 credit hours per semester for courses taken at any University System of Georgia institution.