UD employees—Reach your educational goals
Education Opportunities Open House for UD Employees
Find out more about UD education resources available to you!
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
11 a.m. -2 p.m.
Perkins Student Center, Rodney Room
Staff from Professional and Continuing Studies, Human Resources and the Library will be on hand at the open house from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to answer your questions and help you find the resources you need.
Attend one or more of these presentations (tentative schedule):
- Noon—What can Professional and Continuing Studies do for UD employees?
- 12:05 p.m.—UD credit courses and degrees: Introduction to ACCESS
- 12:20 p.m.—Using your Course Fee Waiver for noncredit professional development
- 12:30 p.m.—HR-sponsored employee education and development programs
- 12:40 p.m.—Employee education benefits
- 12:50 p.m.—Library workshops and more
Find out about the great resources available to you! Refreshments will be served.
Hear about a fellow UD employee’s experience
Cathy Kinney, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
“I started classes at UD right after high school, but then I decided that I wanted to go to work instead and dropped out of college. As I grew older I began to regret that decision. So, when I started working at UD, I took advantage of the free tuition for employees, and I began taking classes one at a time. Although there were some challenging times, I remained steadfast and graduated with my Associate in Arts degree in May 2012.”[Read the rest of Cathy Kinney’s story on UDaily.]
Take advantage of your UD fee waiver benefit
Benefits-eligible employees may use their course fee waiver benefit to enroll in credit courses and many noncredit courses at the University of Delaware. Consult UD’s Human Resources/Benefits website for specifics on the Course Fee Waiver Program for eligible full-time and part-time employees.
Credit courses and degree completion
- Credit courses are available during the day, in the evening and online.
- You may take credit courses for a standard letter grade or pass/fail, or take courses as a listener (audit) if you would like to attend a course for personal or professional development without completing the assigned work or getting a grade. (Consult with an ACCESS adviser for rules regarding using pass/fail toward a degree.)
- Courses taken for credit (standard letter grade or, in some instances, pass/fail) may be used toward completion of a degree. There are many undergraduate and graduate degree options depending on your goals and prior educational experience.
- For some employees, the Associate in Arts Online degree is a great option! It allows the flexibility of viewing course lectures and material online without attending on-campus classes. If you are interested in completing a bachelor’s degree, it starts you on your way—you will earn credits toward a bachelor’s degree while completing the Associate in Arts Online degree.
- Benefits-eligible employees may use their course fee waiver benefit on most of the career-enhancing noncredit certificates and courses offered by UD’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies, on a space-available basis.
- A modest fee is charged for materials and incremental expenses.
- Click here to see Professional and Continuing Studies’ noncredit professional development opportunities.