Marion Staff Advisory Council

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2013-2014 Professional Development Grant open for application

Looking to supplement your professional development funds? Please read the guidelines and complete the Staff Professional Development Grant Application. Return completed applicaitons to Sharon Gattshall by November 16. If anyone has questions regarding the completion of the application please contact Sharon Gattshall.

Leadership Marion

Oustanding Staff Award information

2014 Nomination Form

List of eligible staff for 2014

Past Recipients

2013 Cheri King
2012 Barbara Kaelber
2011 Karin Lanius
2010 Dan Aquino
2009 Carol Bowman
2008 Cathy McClain
2007 Louis Hominga
2006 Lynda Behan 

Looking for professional development funds? 

Here are some resources you may find helpful:

Staff Career Development Grants

Staff Career Development Grants (maximum $500 each) are awarded each year to assist eligible Ohio State staff members with education and training costs associated with the pursuit of professional development and career goals. Grants may be awarded for expenses such as registration fees, tuition fees, textbooks, childcare expenses, job search/outplacement expenses, and transportation.  The grants are provided by the Office of Human Resources and University Staff Advisory Committee

Due date: Annually on November 15

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Ray  Travel Award

The Edward J. Ray Travel Award for Scholarship and Service (Ray Award) encourages and enables graduate students across the university to participate in professional conferences, both in their respective fields and in the broader academic community, by reimbursing or partially reimbursing the expenses incurred by graduate students during travel to conferences and meetings to present original research.

Due date: Award given quarterly.  Check website for specific due dates.

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Talk to us!

OSU Marion staff members, we're here to represent you and your interests.  If there's something you think we should be working on or an idea you'd like to share, just contact one of the MSAC members.  Would you rather voice your idea anonymously?  Use the Campus Suggestion and Improvement comment page here and we'll gather your comments. 

About MSAC

2012-2013 Membership

Ellen Sheaffer—Chair
Gary Shadley—Recorder/Chair-elect
Kathleen Clemons 
Colleen Corwin
Amy Erickson

Penny Eyster 
Gary Iams
Cathy McClain
Joe Zhou 


MSAC Minutes

MSAC's charge

The Marion Staff Advisory Council (MSAC) was formed in 2010 with a mission to serve as an advisory body to The Ohio State University at Marion Dean and Director by maintaining an active and participatory line of communication with the staff community; to provide a forum through which university staff can raise, discuss, and make recommendations; and to support the University’s mission. MSAC is comprised of nine (9) Classified Civil Service, Unclassified Administrative & Professional, and Senior Administrative & Professional staff members.
To accomplish this, the Ohio State Marion Staff Advisory Council shall:
a.  Serve as liaison to the Ohio State Marion Administration concerning issues affecting staff in their employment, evaluation, compensation, recognition, and professional development.
b.  Maintain an active and participatory line of communication on behalf of and among staff to provide a forum through which staff can raise, discuss, and make recommendations on non-academic concerns and activities at the Marion campus.
c.  Promote a sense of community at Ohio State Marion through public relations, communication, and activities involving the staff.
d.  Provide a natural link with the University Staff Advisory Committee at the Columbus campus.

MSAC Bylaws

Read the MSAC bylaws here: Bylaws