Fostering the pursuit of life long learning is part of the Western State College mission. This page provides information and links to resources for employee education.
Mutual respect and trust are the cornerstones to good working relationships. To that end, the college is committed to fostering a work environment free of harassment. Every employee plays an important role in this commitment. All new employees are required to complete our online preventing sexual harassment training course, in support of the Anti-Discrimination Policy (see section 2.2 of the Trustees Policy Manual). The online course takes about an hour. Employees must pass the quiz at the end of the course to register their course completion. http://training.newmedialearning.com/psh/westernstatecco/
WSC employees can take Extended Studies classes non-credit classes for free, or credit classes at a reduced rate (see below). Many Extended Studies classes fill up, so it is important that employees who sign up do attend! The college loves to have employees take classes from Extended Studies – we just ask you to attend or let the Extended Studies staff know early enough that they can fill the seat, if you decide not to attend. You can find the Extended Studies Course offerings online at www.western.edu/extendedstudies
Here's the scoop on employees reduced rates for Extended Studies:
Non Credit classes
Employees can take up to two non-credit class free each semester. This does not include non credit classes offered by outside agencies, i.e. NOLS, Crested Butte Mountain Guides, Silverton Mountain, etc. If an employee signs up for a course, and does not attend, and does not contact Extended Studies to drop the course according to the drop deadlines noted in our refund policy, the employee will be charged for the course.
Employees can take credit classes offered through Extended Studies for 50% off the advertised tuition. This only applies to the tuition portion of the course. No discount is available for course fees associated with the course, fees charged by outside agencies, materials fees or textbooks. These fees are the full responsibility of the employee.
Extended Studies reserves the right to limit the number of free employee registrations per class, particularly those classes which have very small enrollment limits
Sign up early to reserve your seat! You can register online, stop by Taylor 206, or call 943-2885!
Members of the college staff with permanent full-time positions may enroll in up to six credit hours per fiscal year at Western without payment of tuition, subject to supervisor approval, on a space available basis. Permanent employees on less than a full-time appointment may receive a waiver benefit proportional to the percentage of time employed, on a space available basis. The waiver policy applies only to employees, not their family members. Waivers cover in-state tuition and do not apply to books, supplies, approved fees, or any difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. The College will waive up to six hours of in-state tuition during the fiscal year. Employees are required to register for the class. If the employee is eligible for COF as a resident of Colorado, they must apply for reimbursement through the Financial Aid office.
Time taken to attend classes from Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00 pm shall be made up and be limited to a maximum of one course during any one term.
All requests must contain a written statement which specifically addresses the relationship between the content of the requested course and the potential for enhancement of the employee's performance; requests will be evaluated upon conformity with the state fiscal rules.
For Extended Studies courses, tuition must be covered through an Extended Studies scholarship or some alternate funding such as departmental budget transfer. Contact the Extended Studies department for scholarship information.
You can download a printable tuition waiver request form. Applications must be signed by the supervisor and appropriate vice president, then forwarded to the VP Finance & Administration for final approval. Approved copies will be forwarded to the employee, the Cashier's office, and the Registrar (or Extended Studies).
The Colorado State Department of Personnel and Administration offers employee education opportunities through their Professional Development Center. The Center offers training for employee and team development, for supervisory and leadership development and technical job training. Course prices vary and group discounts are available. Visit the website to view course descriptions and details.
Performance Management: Setting Performance Measures
March 8, 2013 in-house training for WSCU supervisors - audio recording