Supervisor Training

New Supervisor Orientation

The Labor Program works with Human Resources to identify new hires/supervisors on campus.   Likewise, departments should notify the Labor Program and Student Payments Office if a new labor supervisor is hired or if the responsibility is reassigned. Once identified, new faculty and staff supervisors- even if they are seasoned workers- are invited to participate in an orientation process. Using a variety of Labor Orientation materials, supervisors are provided an overview of the Labor Program, including the Labor Enrollment Agreement, Status Form – Position Participation Agreement, student placement, position descriptions, and labor program policies, as well as other pertinent information for those who are new to student supervision. In addition, an overview of the scholarship payment process is presented along with relevant handouts. This orientation is also open to faculty and staff who are not supervisors. 

Continued Support

A variety of development opportunities are available to supervisors throughout the year. A series known as Coffee & Cream Chats invites supervisors and others to learn about best practices in student labor, to discuss common issues related to student development, and to highlight programs that support learning, labor and service on campus and beyond. In addition, our luncheon series, is held monthly for both staff and supervisors across campus. In these meetings, we collaborate with other departments to bring labor supervisors up-to-date information on best practices for supervision and leadership.

The Labor Program Office partners with other campus organizations, including Human Resources and the Career Development Office on ongoing initiatives. Supervisor and student development activities can be tailored to individual, or department needs. Contact the Training Team by emailing for more information.