​Professional and Career Development

UW-Stevens Point Supports Your Growth!

Invest In Yourself! Get support and resources to help you reach your professional and career goals!
  • Professional development: Day to day growth and short-term goals
  • Career development: Long-term career planning and resume, cover letter, and interview guidance

For one-on-one guidance contact Lisa Schaufenbuel at lschaufe@uwsp.edu or ext. 2804.

The UW-Stevens Point Academic and Career Advising Center provides a range of services as well.

 Resources to Support Students

The Dean of Students Office (DOS) provides a number of resources for faculty and staff to support students.

Two online trainings for faculty and staff are available to support At-Risk students and Veterans. These courses provide information on how to identify signs of stress and effective listening skills. Visit: https://www.uwsp.edu/dos/Pages/kognito.aspx to take the courses.

The Center for Inclusive Teaching and Learning (CITL) provides instructional development:

  • technology and software support,
  • consultations and instructional design services,
  • test scoring services,
  • and professional development opportunities for campus faculty and staff.

 LinkedIn Learning: Free Online Professional Development

Every faculty, staff, and student has access to LinkedIn Learning. This online tool provides on-demand training videos for a variety of professional development needs.

 Continuing Education

UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education provides a variety of programs to support your professional and personal growth:
  • Attend a conference or workshop
  • Build a business
  • Earn a degree, certification, or college credit
  • Enhance professional skills
  • Enrich your life
  • Engage youth

Visit Continuing Education

 Recommended Readings

The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. As a University employee and while using the University network, you have access to premium articles, blogs, and other resources without creating an account.

 Focus on Your Strengths

Your career/profession should match your strengths and interests. Use the strengths-based performance management materials to support your career/professional development.

Employee's Guide to Strengths Based Performance Management

Leadership's Guide to Strengths Based Performance Management

 Additional Professional Development Opportunities

UW-Stevens Point offers a variety of opportunities for professional and personal growth. Watch the MOD for the most current opportunities.

Reoccuring opportunities:

 Title Changes & Promotion

Within UW System, career growth is available through a Title Change and Promotion/Progression.

Title Changes

Re-titling of a position occurs when there has been a substantive change in the duties and/or scope of responsibilities. The position has evolved over time, and the changes must be related to, or an extension of, the functions initially assigned to a position.

Contact your HR Generalist to discuss.


Promotion/career progression is natural advancement within the area of specialty of the position, based on the incumbent’s successively greater experience, expertise, applied ability and responsibility within the title series. While there is an expectation that the position and incumbent will progress through different levels associated with the title series, the specific criteria and timeframes for progression may vary depending upon the functions of the position.

University Staff Titles (Staff in Progression Series document) - Contact your HR Generalist to discuss the process.

Academic Staff Titles and New AS & LI Titles for UPS (New AS-LI Job Codes, Titles, And Definitions document).

Promotion Guide for Non-Instructional Academic Staff

The Non-Instructional Academic Staff Promotion process is now electronic. Supervisors of individuals eligible for promotion are contacted early fall.

Please note updates to the professional/career development program are being planned to align with the Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project. The goal of the formal professional development program is to ensure all non-instructional staff have the opportunity for progression and promotion. For more initial details see the promotion and progression slides from the TTC Project.
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