Carnegie Mellon University

Professional Development for Staff


Focus on professional development opportunities for staff.

The university’s staff is critical to the advancement of our education, research and service missions. Staff members have substantive support needs and require an environment that allows for and encourages professional and personal fulfillment.

  • Enhance the status of staff on campus, with a focus on management and leadership training, technical skill development, mentoring, greater inclusion in decision-making, collaboration of governing bodies, defined career paths (ladders) and merit-based incentives, including compensation.
  • While maintaining high expectations, ensure that staff members have reasonable opportunities to engage in the life of the campus, to enjoy and benefit from the unique learning community that is Carnegie Mellon, and to be celebrated for their role in our collective success.