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SA STAR Resources

Library resources on staff development, recognition, and team building.

Welcome to SA STAR Resources

About this guide

This guide was created by the SA STAR Team as a development and training resource for Student Affairs employees. 

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While this guide features books available in the Library, don't forget about the many print and online periodicals available to you. 

If you need guidance, feel free to contact a Librarian:

Phone: 708-456-0300 ext. 3698


Purpose: to promote best practices to train, develop, and recognize staff at all levels of the Division of Student Affairs, including faculty, professional staff, support staff, and student staff.

The Student Affairs STAR team leads division-wide initiatives and activities centered on the following:
• Professional Development: assess professional development needs and develop appropriate programs and resources to address continual skill and knowledge enhancement.
• Staff Recognition: recognize individuals for their professional accomplishments and achievements at the institutional, local, state, regional, and national levels.
• Social and Community Programs: promote collegiality through activities such as division-wide social and community functions and
events, college and university partner functions, and informal networking opportunities.