The Staff Training Activity Report (STAR) was created in 2011 as a way to track and recognize A&S staff members’ professional development and continuing education activities.

A minimum of 20 annual hours of professional development must be reported for an A&S staff member to receive annual STAR Incentive raises (providing that raises are available in any given year). Departmental and Dean’s Merit raises will still be dependent on guidelines set by staff members’ specific departments and are unrelated to the STAR program.

All A&S staff members will use STAR as the official process to request permission to attend a professional development event and to report the successful completion of a professional development event. If A&S staff members already report professional development (PD) hours for annual re-certification, then the same activities/hours will be requested/reported for STAR purposes.