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Professional & Continuing Studies

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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.

This event is sponsored by the Division of Professional and Continuing Studies, Human Resources, the Library, and the Office of Equity and Inclusion.


Hear about a fellow UD employee’s experience

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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.

 Noncredit courses

  • 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.

University of Delaware • Division of Professional and Continuing Studies
Newark, DE 19716 • USA
Phone: 302-831-7600  •  E-mail: continuing-ed@udel.edu  •  Follow us: