Professional Development Committee

The professional development committee helps to coordinate professional development activities for students and faculty in the School of Health Professions. This committee first organized during the 2002-2003 year, as the student affairs committee and the faculty development committee were disbanded. Past committee reports

Professional Development Committee Members



Term Ends

Marcio Santos, Chair

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science


Lindsey Heidrick

Hearing and Speech


Alyssa Blau

Nurse Anesthesia Education


Lauryn Rametta

Nurse Anesthesia Education


Jason Rucker

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science


Kari Thiessen, second-year physical therapy student

Student Liaison


Spring 2015 elections

Committee Policies and Procedures

A. Membership

  1. Per Article IV, Section 1 of SHP Bylaws amended 2/14/08.

  2. In addition, no more than two members may have a primary affiliation within the same Department or Division of the SHP.

  3. One student liaison serving on an annual basis.

B. Functions

  1. Act as liaison among SHP students and faculty.

  2. Prepare a development plan based on survey results, internal and external initiatives, participant feedback, professional trends and directions.

  3. Coordinate professional development activities for students and faculty.

  4. Select one representative from the SHP Faculty or Staff to serve on the School of Health Professions Student Senate.

  5. Develop, recommend, and review policies and documents related to student life, in conjunction with the School of Health Professions Student Senate.

  6. Review the policies and procedures for due process and student grievances within the School of Health Professions, and recommend changes to the Dean if necessary.

  7. Coordinate activities involved with the New Student Orientations (NSO) and the Spring Recognition Ceremony (SRC), in conjunction with the Dean’s office.

  8. Review scholarship applications and make recommendations for scholarships, academic awards, and honors to the School of Health Professions Dean’s office and/or other appropriate agencies.

  9. Carry out other responsibilities as assigned by the Dean of the School of Health Professions.

C. Procedures of Chair/Committee

  1. Chair responsibilities per Article IV, Section 1 of SHP Bylaws amended 2/14/08.

  2. Outgoing Chair obtains name of incoming chair in July/early August after SHP elections and informs Chair of Steering Committee.

  3. Chair contacts Dean’s Office staff in charge of NSO/SRC to notify that person of PDC Chair designation, for assignment per function #7 and to obtain Student Senate meeting place/time.

  4. Chair calls meeting for late August/early September and as needed thereafter per Article IV, Section 1.C . of SHP Bylaws amended 2/14/08.

  5. Chair/designate attends SHP Student Senate per function 4.

  6. Committee plans professional activities per function 2 & 3.

  7. Dean’s office provides scholarship applications to Committee and Committee recommends recipient per function 8.

  8. A quorum will be three of the five voting members.

  9. Decisions will be made by a majority of voting members present.

  10. Chair serves as an appointed member of the SHP Steering Committee, prepares written summaries of Committee activities for inclusion in the minutes for SHP General Faculty meetings.

  11. The semiannual report by the Chair will be saved to server/forwarded to the SHP Webmaster for inclusion on the SHP Committee Reports web page.

D. Professional Development Activities

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  4. Navigating the Waters of Open Access PDF document
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Last modified: Apr 08, 2016