The vision of the Engineering Staff Success Program (ESSP) is to support staff members’ professional growth, allowing employees to achieve maximum effectiveness in their current roles and to enhance the service-based culture model in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Critical goals have been identified with the dual purpose of achieving the school’s mission and providing individual development opportunities for engineering staff.
Our hope is that the programs will be flexible and customizable to meet the needs of all 300 staff in the school.
Our mission is to create a work environment that is conducive to employee engagement, professional growth and success, by providing resources for education, training, networking and recognition.
We strive to implement and sustain programs that will help Fulton Engineering staff:
- Learn new knowledge and skills to do your job better.
- Connect with colleagues.
- Enhance your contributions to teaching, learning, research and administrative services.
- Strengthen your relationships in the Engineering community.
- Support the service-based culture model.
- Advance your professional career.
In October of 2007, a task force was created to address issues and concerns raised by the 2007 engineering survey results, department meetings and one-on-one meetings held with staff, faculty, students and the leadership team. Staff response for the survey was 69 percent and results confirmed the need for comprehensive training and development opportunities, along with a need to improve overall school communications and employee morale.