I am a member of the professional staff at Indiana University. I make an important, integral contribution on the team that facilitates teaching, learning, and research in Bloomington, Indiana, and university-wide.
As a professional, I hold myself to the following standards and encourage my colleagues to do the same:
- Ownership of my area of responsibility on campus via proactive, timely communication and action whenever needed to advance or prevent barriers to the university’s mission.
- Persistent personal initiative to seek out authoritative new information pertinent to my position for answers to questions and clarification of pending or unresolved issues. I take pride in research to keep myself informed, always insisting on solid references and doing my part to stamp out mere rumor and hearsay.
- A lifelong attitude of learning. As a matter of course, I expect to maintain ongoing personal study to stay abreast of emerging trends and professional practices both in my field of expertise and applying generally to professional staff duties.
- Assertive, positive, leadership. Each of us appointed to professional staff is a leader, whether by personal example alone or by specific responsibility for one or more other employees or volunteers at the university. I endeavor to apply the best practice of leadership and a conscious mentoring of those who look to me for example and direction.
- Highest standards of communication, collaboration, and courtesy with all members of the IU community in any matter where we deal with each other.