Welcome to STAR!

Employees who undertake professional development and training activities report greater satisfaction with their jobs. They say they feel more engaged, more motivated, and empowered to make a positive difference in their workplaces. They discover ways to make their work faster, better, and more interesting, and they acquire new skills that can advance their careers.

To encourage A&S staff members to take advantage of these kinds of opportunities, the Dean’s Office created the STAR Incentive program. Now in its fifth year, the program awards the STAR Incentive, a small pay increase, to all exempt and non-exempt staff who accumulate at least 20 hours of training per year (May 1-April 30).

You can earn STAR credit for a wide range of activities, including conferences, webinars, training sessions on UA policies and systems, and HR's work-related workshops, and you can track your accumulated hours throughout the year through the system's online reporting feature. (See our STAR Eligibility page for details.)

Learn more about STAR by browsing this website and talking to your supervisor.

Avoiding the Top Ten Most Common Writing Blunders

December 4 @ 2:00 pm
Bureau of Mines 121 (eTech conference room)

Clients, supervisors, coworkers may not even always know they’re doing it — but they’re judging you on your written communication skills. Make sure that your writing reflects your professionalism by learning the techniques in this webinar. 1 STAR hour. Register for this webinar

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How to Be an Idea Machine

December 6 @ 10:00 am
Bureau of Mines 121 (eTech conference room)

There’s a lot of pressure to be creative in today’s work environment. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to brush the cobwebs off your creativity, break through the barriers that are holding you back, and reenergize and refocus your thinking. 1 STAR hour. Register for this webinar

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Avoiding the Top Ten Most Common Writing Blunders

December 12 @ 10:00 am
Bureau of Mines 121 (eTech conference room)

Clients, supervisors, coworkers may not even always know they’re doing it — but they’re judging you on your written communication skills. Make sure that your writing reflects your professionalism by learning the techniques in this webinar. 1 STAR hour. Register for this webinar

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How to Be an Idea Machine

December 14 @ 2:00 pm
Bureau of Mines 121 (eTech conference room)

There’s a lot of pressure to be creative in today’s work environment. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to brush the cobwebs off your creativity, break through the barriers that are holding you back, and reenergize and refocus your thinking. 1 STAR hour. Register for this webinar

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