Ohio University

Academic Integration

The Division of Student Affairs supports the academic goals of Ohio University through numerous integrations, partnerships, and collaborations with academic and other units. 

 


 

Key

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Integration

An integration is ongoing and sustainable regardless of personnel, and usually involves coordination of budget. Services, resources and/or staff are built into the infrastructure of both unit operations, and communication and cooperation are formal and consistent. Outcomes are mutually agreed upon and are assessed for improvements continually.

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Partnership

A partnership implements DOSA services, events, and/or resources on an ongoing basis for a minimum of two academic years. Partnerships rely upon personnel relationship(s) and communication is sporadic. While the units can share common goals, there is no full operational integration and accountability.

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Collaboration

A collaboration utilizes DOSA services, events and/or resources on an as-needed or initiative-prompted basis. Communication and relationships are minimal and/or short lived, and usually involve an informal understanding between one individual from DOSA and one individual from the academic unit.

 


 

Units

Student Affairs Programs

Student Review and Consultation Committeecogs icon: partnership category 

Student Review and Consultation Committee is overseen by the Office of the Dean of Students.

Faculty-in-residencecogs icon: partnership category 

Faculty-in-residence engage students by building community both in and outside the classroom.

Faculty and Staff Advisory Board for Margaret Boyd Scholars cogs icon: partnership category 

The Margaret Boyd Scholars Program works closely with a faculty and staff advisory board consisting of faculty and staff representing multiple colleges since 2013. 

Commencement cogs icon: partnership category 

Conference and Event Services (CES) executes the biannual commencement ceremonies, as well as the annual, first-year convocation on behalf of the Office of the President. 

Response to Student Behavioral Issues speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

The Student Review and Consultation Committee collaborates with academic units through case management follow-up for students who exhibit behavior or communicate in a fashion that raises concern.

Margaret Boyd Scholars Program speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

The Margaret Boyd Scholars Program (MBSP) collaborates with University College, which provides academic course support during the scholars’ first year, as well as a senior seminar. MBSP relies heavily on University college for recruitment of new scholars. 

Crisis Response Resources speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

The division provides resource folders to all faculty and staff covering a variety of subjects (e.g., distressed students, suicidality and reporting sexual assault).

Microcredentialing speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

Student employees within the division are required to complete the Foundations of Leadership, part one of the microcredentialing, Leadership Endorsement training. Ohio University is exploring how to offer microcredentialing more broadly. The Teaching, Learning and Assessment sub-committee are in-progress on this project.

Student Recognition speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

Every spring, the division executes the Leadership Awards Gala, giving recognition to deserving students and student organizations. Both division staff and staff outside the division present awards, with notable involvement of partners from the Division of Diversity and Inclusion.

Welcome Week Programming speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

The division’s Campus Involvement Center (CIC) facilitates social programming during the first week of school, known as Welcome Week. Collaborations with colleges and orientation programming are overseen by CIC to ensure students are welcomed to campus through safe and uplifting events.

Faculty Hearing Boards speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

Faculty participate as members of the Faculty Hearing Boards operated by Community Standards and Student Responsibility. 

 

Committees 

Designated Committee Positions ascending line chart icon: integration category 

The division has designated positions on the committees for Teaching, Learning and Assessment (TLA) and General Education. 

Employer Relations Taskforce cogs icon: partnership category 

The Career and Leadership Development Center (CLDC) leads a University-wide group of individuals who engage with potential student employers. This task force sets policies and maintains ongoing communication related to opportunity management.

Faculty Participation in Division Committees cogs icon: partnership category 

Academic representatives serve on Division of Student Affairs (DOSA) committees, including the microgrant and strategic planning groups.

Institutional Research Board cogs icon: partnership category 

The Assistant Dean for the Campus Involvement Center (CIC) serves as the administrative representative on the Institutional Research Board. 

Division Participation in University Initiatives cogs icon: partnership category 

Representatives of DOSA serve on the committees for Experiential Education Stewardship and the President’s Advisory Council on Sexual Misconduct (PACSM). 

Division Participation in Academic Committees speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

Representatives of the division participate in university-wide initiatives, including the committees for Study Away, the Career and Experiential Learning Fee, and the Assistant Deans Council. 

Academic Instruction speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

Staff from the division serve as practicum supervisors and instructors within multiple colleges, including the Patton College of Education, the College of Health Sciences and Professions, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

College of Arts and Sciences

Joint Research cogs icon: partnership category 

The Career and Leadership Development Center (CLDC) and the Psychology Department partner through a joint 1804 Research Project. 

Student Organizations cogs icon: partnership category 

The Campus Involvement Center (CIC) trains every president and treasurer in each organization housed within the College of Arts and Sciences and serves as the primary funding source for all organizations. Student Senate is advised by the CIC, which provides training on how to gain funding.

Handshake speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

The college supports the University’s annual subscription for Handshake, a job and internship platform managed by the Career and Leadership Development Center. The college has representatives who participate in a University-wide steering committee focused on employer engagement. 

Mental Health speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

Counseling and Psychological Services coordinates service delivery with the Psychology and Social Work Clinic. 

Visiting Artists speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

Visiting artists from the Performing Arts and Concert Series provide educational outreach opportunities to students in the college through lectures, master classes and demonstrations.

College of Business

Graduate Assistantship  ascending line chart icon: integration category 

The graduate assistant for the Student Allocations Commission is supervised by Campus Involvement Center staff. The College of Business, through a partnership with Dr. Stott, allows one accounting graduate student to serve in this role for real accounting experience. This role audits back approximately $60,000 of unspent, allocated funds that can be repurposed by other requesting organizations. This is a one-year position. The graduate assistant also serves as a co-advisor for Student Senate.

Handshake cogs icon: partnership category 

The college contributes financially to the University’s annual subscription for Handshake, a job and internship platform managed by the Career and Leadership Development Center. The college has representatives who participate in a University-wide steering committee focused on employer engagement. 

Music Industry Summit cogs icon: partnership category 

The Performing Arts and Concert Series, the Center for Entrepreneurship, and Scripps College of Communication partner annually to present a multi-day Music Industry Summit that includes keynotes, lectures, demonstrations and performances. Additional collaborators: Multicultural Center, CoLab, Office of the President and TechGROWTH Ohio.

College of Fine Arts

Met Opera Live ascending line chart icon: integration category 

Athena Cinema and the Performing Arts and Concert Series present and promote the annual series Met Opera Live.

Dance Residency ascending line chart icon: integration category 

The School of Dance and the Performing Arts and Concert Series present an annual, week-long residency including master classes, lectures, outreach performances and ticketed performances. Past performances have included Anna and The Annadroids and An Evening with John B. 

Music Ensembles ascending line chart icon: integration category 

The School of Music and the Performing Arts and Concert Series execute large ensembles annually in a collaboration with visiting professional artists as part of the annual subscription series. Past performances have included the Ohio University Wind Symphony and Canadian Brass Ensemble Series.

Brass Ensembles ascending line chart icon: integration category 

Integration between the Brass Department in the School of Music and the Performing Arts and Concert Series includes an annual selection of two to five brass ensembles or soloists for extended visits that provide both educational outreach opportunities for students, as well as a public performance component. Additionally, this program supports recruitment for the Brass Department.

Residential Learning Communities cogs icon: partnership category 

Residential learning communities facilitate the opportunity for College of Fine Arts (COFA) students to live together on campus.

Kennedy Lecture Series cogs icon: partnership category 

Conference and Events Services (CES) plans and executes the annual Kennedy Lecture Series. 

Art Program for Survivors of Interpersonal Violence cogs icon: partnership category 

Each fall semester, an art program for survivors of interpersonal violence is led by the Women’s Center, COFA and key DOSA departments.

Performing Arts Film Series cogs icon: partnership category 

The Athena Cinema, a local theatre managed by COFA, and the Performing Arts and Concert Series partner annually to present a series of films highlighting the world of performing arts or utilizing live music with film.

Trombone Day cogs icon: partnership category 

Trombone Studio and the Performing Arts and Concert Series partner each year for Trombone Day — a day long series of master classes and performances celebrating the instrument. The event serves as the primary recruitment tool for the Trombone Studio.

Dance and Music Residency cogs icon: partnership category 

The School of Dance, the School of Music and the Performing Arts and Concert Series plan a week-long residency and public performances—including integration with existing programs, such as the Acoustic Showcase and the How-To Series. 

Keyboard Studio cogs icon: partnership category 

Keyboard Studio and the Performing Arts and Concert Series support one to two visiting artists each year, including outreach, performances and promotions.

Visiting Artists speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

Visiting artists from the Performing Arts and Concert Series provide educational outreach opportunities to students in dance, theatre and music through lectures, master classes and demonstrations.

College of Health Sciences and Professions

Shared Full-Time Employees ascending line chart icon: integration category 

Both Culinary Services and the Career and Leadership Development Center have shared FTEs with the college.

Graduate Assistantships and Internships ascending line chart icon: integration category 

Survivor Advocacy Program provides graduate assistant and internship opportunities for two Master of Social Work students each year. The internship requires frequent contact with the Social Work Department and visits from field liaisons, feedback on learning plans and end-of-year evaluations. 

Dietetics Internships cogs icon: partnership category 

Interns for positions within the division are recruited from community health and dietetics programs within CHSP. Culinary staff also lead ten hours of classroom instruction for dietetic interns on financial management of a food operation.

Cats’ Cupboard and Quantity Foods Production Class cogs icon: partnership category 

As part of the curriculum, students in the Quantity Foods Production class learn about food insecurity and produce food for students who use the University food pantry, Cats’ Cupboard — a basic needs service run by the Office of the Dean of Students.

Graduate Assistantships speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

Graduate assistants for positions within Campus Recreation are recruited from programs within the College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP).

Dietetics Advisory Board speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

A representative from Culinary Services serves as a member of the dietetics advisory board.

Handshake speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

The college supports the University’s annual subscription for Handshake, a job and internship platform managed by the Career and Leadership Development Center. The college has representatives who participate in a University-wide steering committee focused on employer engagement. 

 

Heritage College of Medicine 

Shared Full-Time Employee ascending line chart icon: integration category 

Counseling and Psychological Services and HCOM have a shared, full-time employee.

Honors Tutorial College

Co-curricular Programming speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

Division programs and experiences are mapped to co-curricular activities approved by the Honors Tutorial College.

Scripps College of Communication

Residential Learning Communities cogs icon: partnership category 

Residential learning communities facilitate the opportunity for COMS students to live together on campus.

Music Industry Summit cogs icon: partnership category 

Ohio University Performing Arts and Concert Series, Scripps College of Communication, and the Center for Entrepreneurship partner annually to present a multi-day Music Industry Summit that includes keynotes, lectures, demonstrations and performances. Additional collaborators: Multicultural Center, CoLab, Office of the President, and TechGROWTH Ohio.

NPR Residency, Bob Boilen cogs icon: partnership category 

The Performing Arts and Concert Series, Scripps College of Communication, and Stuart’s Opera House partner to host NPR's Bob Boilen for a residency that includes lectures, artist demonstrations and public performances.

Mountain Stage cogs icon: partnership category 

The Performing Arts and Concert Series, WOUB and Scripps host and record the radio program Mountain Stage from the Ohio University Athens Campus, which includes live public performance, on-site experiences for communication students, and in the future, an international broadcast.

Handshake speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

The college supports the University’s annual subscription for Handshake, a job and internship platform managed by the Career and Leadership Development Center (CLDC). The college has representatives who participate in a University-wide steering committee focused on employer engagement. 

Lesson Planning speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

The CLDC facilitates lesson plans in select second-year classes. 

Visiting Artists speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

Visiting artists from the Performing Arts and Concert Series provide educational outreach opportunities to students in the college through lectures, master classes and demonstrations.

Virtual Music Event speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

The college, the Performing Arts and Concert Series, and Stuart’s Opera House collaborated on the region’s largest annual music event to offer the artist performances virtually. This project provided 10+ internship opportunities to recent graduates and students who lost their planned internships and jobs as a result of the pandemic. 

Women in the Music Industry speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

The Performing Arts and Concert Series provides mentoring, resource support and guidance for the student-run organization, Women in the Music Industry (WIMI), in planning a WIMI concert. Support includes guidance through the process of booking, promoting and executing the event.

Student Organizations speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

The Campus Involvement Center (CIC) provides training in Bobcat Connect and financial management for all student organizations based within Scripps. The CIC oversees all financial transactions for student programming within the college.

Patton College of Education

Graduate Assistant Recruitment ascending line chart icon: integration category 

The division manages the graduate assistant recruitment and selection process in collaboration with the College Student Personnel program. A memorandum of understanding is in place with the college. Approximately 70 graduate assistants go through this process and about 60 are recruited into departments within DOSA.

Shared Full-Time Employees ascending line chart icon: integration category 

The Career and Leadership Development Center and the college have a shared, full-time employee.

Graduate Assistantships ascending line chart icon: integration category 

The Campus Involvement Center supervises one graduate assistant from the college who advises University Programming Council, one of the “big three” programming boards on campus. 

Course Offerings cogs icon: partnership category 

Culinary Services offers fall and spring semester courses in food operations management, as well as credit- and non-credit-bearing internships in food services.

Campus Recreation Outdoor Pursuits collaborates with the college to offer a credit-bearing orientation program to incoming first-year students.

Student Recruitment cogs icon: partnership category 

Counseling and Psychological Services recruits six students from the college as Counselor Education Trainees.

Student Organizations cogs icon: partnership category 

The Campus Involvement Center (CIC) provides training in Bobcat Connect and financial management for all student organizations based within Patton. The CIC oversees all financial transactions for student programming within the college.

Course Offerings speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

The Career and Leadership Development Center (CLDC) teaches a course in the Retail and Fashion Merchandising Department. 

Bobcats of Tomorrow speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

Housing and Residence Life, CLDC and the college support the Residential Leadership Experience: Bobcats of Tomorrow.

Handshake speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

The college supports the University’s annual subscription for Handshake, a job and internship platform managed by the Career and Leadership Development Center. The college has representatives who participate in a University-wide steering committee focused on employer engagement. 

Visiting Artists speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

Visiting artists from the Performing Arts and Concert Series provide educational outreach opportunities to students in college through lectures, master classes, and demonstrations.

University College

Bobcat Student Orientation cogs icon: partnership category 

Division staff and leadership support the annual Bobcat Student Orientation by leading presentations, staffing resource tables, facilitating recreation activities, and leading programming. 

Move-In cogs icon: partnership category 

Housing and Residence Life oversees student move-in and collaborates with team members across the division to plan and execute Welcome Week programming for incoming students.

Lesson Planning cogs icon: partnership category 

The CLDC offers lesson plans and leads career and leadership themed workshops during UC1000s. 
Creating a partnership between The Office of First-Year and Student Transitions, Division of Student Affairs offices (Health Promotion and Survivor Advocacy Program), and the Division of Diversity and Inclusion (Women's Center) enhanced not only conversations about sexual misconduct, but also resulted in the development of additional curriculum that faculty could utilize to lead conversations in their own FYE courses. This partnership also provided a calendar of red zone programming to encourage experiential learning and enhanced conversations.

Course Offerings speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

The Career and Leadership Development Center (CLDC) teaches a senior seminar to students earning a Bachelor of Specialized Studies. 

Visiting Artists speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

Visiting artists from the Ohio University Performing Arts & Concert Series provide educational outreach opportunities to students in the college through lectures, masterclasses and demonstrations.

Russ College of Engineering

Handshake cogs icon: partnership category 

The college contributes financially to the University’s annual subscription for Handshake, a job and internship platform managed by the Career and Leadership Development Center. The college has representatives who participate in a University-wide steering committee focused on employer engagement. 

Student Organizations cogs icon: partnership category 

The Campus Involvement Center (CIC) provides training in Bobcat Connect and financial management for all student organizations based within Russ College. The CIC oversees all financial transactions for student programming within the college.

OHIO Online

Handshake cogs icon: partnership category 

The college contributes financially to the University’s annual subscription for Handshake, a job and internship platform managed by the Career and Leadership Development Center. 

Career Coach Training cogs icon: partnership category 

The Career and Leadership Development Center trains eCampus staff on providing career coaching to eCampus students.

Veterans and Military Student Services Center

Memorial Installations cogs icon: partnership category 

Campus Involvement Center and the Veterans and Military Student Services Center (a branch of the Ohio University Registrar) regularly partner to bring memorial installations to campus, providing student and community education and honoring of those who have served in the United States military.

Athletics 

Shared Full-Time Employee ascending line chart icon: integration category 

Counseling and Psychological Services and Athletics have a shared, full-time employee.

Homecoming ascending line chart icon: integration category 

CIC works closely with Athletics in planning Homecoming programming, including the crowning of the Homecoming Court during the football game, as well as use of the Rufus mascot at several events. 

Athlete Survivor Groups speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

Survivor Advocacy Program and Counseling and Psychological Services provide confidential, survivors groups for student athletes. Note: A few of the spring 2020 groups were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Student Tailgate speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

The Campus Involvement Center (CIC) and University Programming Council partner with Athletics to host a student tailgate for the first home football game.

Rufus Mascot speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

The CIC worked closely with Athletics and Student Affairs Communication and Marketing to design a new version of the Rufus mascot that would be appropriate for use in CIC promotions.

Ohio University Alumni Association

Shared Full-Time Employee ascending line chart icon: integration category 

CLDC and OUAA have a shared, full-time employee.

Alumni-Homecoming Collaboration ascending line chart icon: integration category 

While the CIC is exclusively in charge of organizing the Homecoming Parade, they work closely with OUAA to place Alumni Award Recipients in the lineup and to ensure alumni representation on the Court Selection Committee. 

Bobcat Mentorship Network cogs icon: partnership category 

The Career and Leadership Development Center (CLDC) and OUAA have shared ownership of the Bobcat Mentorship Network, a University-wide alumni mentoring platform.

Senior Toast speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

Campus Involvement Center (CIC) partners with Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) (with support from the Dean of Students and Culinary Services) to execute the annual Senior Toast event. 

Homecoming Decorating speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

CIC, OUAA, and Student Affairs Communication and Marketing collaborate on the project of decorating Baker University Center for Homecoming.

Homecoming Student Programming speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

CIC and OUAA partner on a series of programs during Homecoming week, targeted on current student engagement.

Diversity and Inclusion

Arts-Based Survivor Programming ascending line chart icon: integration category 

Every fall semester, the Women’s Center, the College of Fine Arts and the Division of Student Affairs collaborate on arts-based survivor programming, designed to communicate the diverse experiences of survivors of interpersonal violence. 

Take Back the Night ascending line chart icon: integration category 

Division staff hold positions on the annual planning committee for Take Back the Night, led by the Women's Center. Survivor Advocacy Program advocates are always available at the event to provide confidential support, as needed, to attendees.

Student Organizations ascending line chart icon: integration category 

As a funding source for a majority of programming hosted by students, Student Senate is actively involved in the evaluation and funding of many programs hosted by student organizations that are advised out of the Multicultural Center, including one of the “big three,” the Black Student Cultural Programming Board.

Sense of Belonging cogs icon: partnership category 

The CIC works closely with both the Office of Multicultural Student Access and Retention and the Multicultural Center to present programs during Welcome Week that help create a sense of belonging for students from marginalized backgrounds.

Shared Full-Time Employees cogs icon: partnership category 

Both Counseling and Psychological Services and the Career and Leadership Development Center have shared, FTEs with the Division of Diversity and Inclusion.

Music Industry Summit speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

Ohio University Performing Arts and Concert Series, the Center for Entrepreneurship, and Scripps College of Communication partner annually to present the multi-day Music Industry Summit that includes keynotes, lectures, demonstrations and performances. Additional collaborators: Multicultural Center, CoLab, Office of the President, and TechGROWTH Ohio.

Event Planning speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

The Campus Involvement Center (CIC) collaborates with student cultural organizations to ensure access to adequate spaces for programming. Much of the programming over Family Weekends serves as a fundraiser for these organizations and builds their budgets. 

Events held by student organizations, including those advised out of the Office of Multicultural Student Access and Retention, register their events with the CIC. Once an event is registered, it is reviewed by necessary campus partners and approved via an online system. 

The CIC collaborates regularly with the Multicultural Center on reoccurring programs, as well as special events hosted by each department.

The Performing Arts and Concert Series collaborates regularly with the Multicultural Center and its student organizations on programs meeting their mission.

International Student and Faculty Services

Career Programming cogs icon: partnership category 

The Career and Leadership Development Center and ISFS have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to partner on programming, events and cross-unit training.

Late-Night Arrivals cogs icon: partnership category 

Housing and Residence Life partners in accommodating all students to campus with late-night arrivals.

Survivor Resources speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

In response to a gap in education, staff from the Survivor Advocacy Program with expertise in international student needs and social capital with this student population, collaborated with International Student and Faculty Services to create education and programming related to sexual assault, dating violence and stalking, as well as dating culture and safe dating in the United States with the hope of integrating it into Bobcat Student Orientation and Welcome Week programs and/or throughout the semester.

Student Organizations speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

The International Student Union (ISU), one of the “big three” programming boards, is a Student Senate funded organization, that provides funds for all organizations that fall under the ISU umbrella. The Campus Involvement Center provides support for all financial transactions.

Center for International Studies

International Arts Groups and Residencies speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

The Performing Arts and Concert Series collaborates regularly with the Center for International Studies and Stuart’s Opera House to bring international arts groups to perform and provide residencies at Stuart’s Opera House.

Finance

Designated Employee ascending line chart icon: integration category 

The Chief Financial and Administrative Officer within the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs is the designated person within the division to work with the Budget Office, Procurement and Finance. This integration is critical to managing all finance policies including purchasing, travel, contracts and purchasing cards. This role is responsible for communicating updates from the Budget Partner Group and RC-Strategy, which involves members from every academic and administrative unit on campus, as well as the Vice President for Finance and Administration.

Student Organizations ascending line chart icon: integration category 

The Campus Involvement Center (CIC) hosts Treasurer Training twice a year and as needed on a one-to-one basis. This is an opportunity to train students on all policies related to finance and how they apply to their status as a registered student organization. CIC also does a yearly update, in partnership to the treasurer’s manual, to ensure that all policies are correct. 

The CIC processes all financial transactions for approximately 700 student organizations, equivalent to over $2 million in transactions. CIC handles all credit card purchases, check requests and reimbursements in accordance with Finance policy. 

The Office of Sustainability

Sustainability Programming speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

The Campus Involvement Center (CIC) partnered with The Office of Sustainability to present a monthly, How-To Series program dedicated to sustainability.

Sustainability Education speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

The Associate Director from the Office of Sustainability sits on the Green Events Commission and educates 
students on green practices for events, such as a composting. 

Sustainability Guidelines speech bubbles icon: collaboration category 

Student Senate, advised out of the CIC, has included green practices in the criteria for funding events, and declines requests to fund disposable utensils and paper products.

Human Resources

Designated Employee ascending line chart icon: integration category 

The Chief Human Resources Officer is the designated person within the division to work with an HR liaison within University Human Resources. This integration is critical to managing all employment actions including gaining hiring approval, ensuring position alignment with division priorities (e.g., Equity and Social Justice) and then ongoing management of personnel (e.g., performance management, training requirements, and termination processing).