MaPSAC Professional Development

Invest in yourself! The following professional-development resources help you build skills, grow and learn.

Professional Development Resources

LinkedIn Learning
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Purdue University Global
Purdue University provides an education benefit through Purdue University Global to all Purdue University Campus employees.

Tuition Remission
Eligible faculty, staff, spouses and their dependent can receive tuition benefits in the Purdue system.

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Purdue Online Writing Lab
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Smiling Mind
Smiling Mind is a non-for-profit web and app-based meditation program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring mindfulness into your life.

MaPSAC Professional Development Grants are made available to management, professional or grandfathered Op Tech staff of .50 FTE or greater at the Purdue Northwest campuses. Grant applications open in the spring and are awarded on a competitive basis. Awards are subject to university funding.

2024 Recipients

Congratulations to Our 2024 Professional Development Award Recipients

  • Carrie Ailes
  • Dell D Bannister
  • Sean Sullivan


  • Management, Professional or grandfathered Op Tech staff of .50 FTE or greater may receive a MaPSAC grant once every three years
  • The recipient must be a Purdue Northwest employee at the time of the development activity and reimbursement
  • Applicant must work at one of the Purdue Northwest campuses, Gabis Arboretum, or the Portage Meeting Facility.
  • Costs incurred during the one-year grant period are eligible
  • Grant may fund a single even or supplemental course work over a one-year period
  • A maximum of two employees per department may receive funding for the same development activity.  The applications must be submitted separately
  • MaPSAC committee members are not eligible


Examples of professional development activities include but are not limited to:

  • Professional education or certification
  • Attendance at lectures, conferences and seminars
  • Tuition assistance for academic classes


The maximum award amount is $750

Each eligible application is reviewed by the PNW MaPSAC committee.