Professional Development Award

Colorado State University offers financial support to assist Administrative Professional and State Classified employees seeking professional development. Awards may be made to applicants based on merit as demonstrated by their application. Funding requests may be made in any dollar amount, limited to a total of $2,000 per individual per application. Requests may also be partially funded, dependent upon other requests received and/or available funds. Award budget for 2018-19 is provided by the Vice President for University Operations. Awards will paid to the awardee’s department for purposes of funding the cost of the professional development experience.

AWARD BACKGROUND AND SELECTION CONSIDERATION:

Colorado State University offers financial support to assist Administrative Professional and State Classified employees seeking professional development. Awards may be made to applicants based upon merit as demonstrated by their application. Funding requests may be made in any dollar amount, limited to a total of $2,000 per application. Requests may also be partially funded, dependent upon other requests received and/or available funds.

Applicants may use this award to help meet professional development needs that cannot be met by their department. The proposed professional development must be related to the applicant’s current job function and duties. The fund is intended to enhance the individual’s ability to be successful and grow in their current position. Funds cannot be used to pursue different positions, lines of work or general education of personal interest. Appropriate examples include, but are not limited to: conference registration, training, books, certification and/or licensure expenses, lodging, and transportation expenses such as mileage and airfare.

Applications will be reviewed by a volunteer panel comprised of Administrative Professional Council and Classified Personnel Council representatives.  The committee will evaluate applications by considering (1) the relationship between the professional development activity and the applicant’s current work at CSU; (2) the overall benefit to the employee and the institution from the planned experience; (3) the cost of the activity; (4) the availability of funding from the applicant’s department for the activity, including whether the department will fund a portion of the cost if an award is not made for the full amount; and (5) the overall quality of the application. Award funds are transferred to the recipient’s department as cost reimbursement after the professional development activity costs have been paid. If the amount of the award is less than the amount needed, it is expected that the applicant’s department will fund the remaining portion. Applicants are required to discuss this with their supervisors before accepting an award to assure that the activity will be approved and funded. After notification of the award amount, the awardee must coordinate with their supervisor and/or their department fiscal officer to either begin the registration or other process, or arrange for reimbursement of an already-completed professional development activity.

AWARD ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

Applicants must meet the following criteria for consideration of funding:

  • Be a current CSU Administrative Professional or State Classified employee in good standing; employed at part-time (50%) or greater; and employed as a CSU AP and/or SC employee for a minimum of one year as of the award application deadline.
  • To the best of the applicant’s knowledge, their immediate supervisor would support their request. Specifically, if the activity occurred during a typical work schedule, missed work time would need to be pre-approved by the supervisor and addressed by options/privileges/benefits available under CSU policy.
  • Award recipients agree to provide a written/typed statement (one-page maximum) to the Award Panel within 30 days of the completion of the professional development activity summarizing how the award contributed to their ability to meet their professional development goals. These statements, along with your name and any photos provided, may be used to promote the award program and may appear in SOURCE, CSU Life, or other CSU announcements and publications.
  • If the award recipient does not submit this summary statement, they will be ineligible to submit any future requests until this requirement is met.

Only one award per person in a two-year period.

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Applications now closed.  Please check back for updates on the next application dates.

Employee Study Privilege

CSU faculty and staff are eligible to take nine free credits per year using their employee study privilege.

These credits can be used for taking classes:

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Employee Study Privilege Information

Phone: (970)491-6947

Tuition Scholarships

Tuition Scholarship for Eligible Family Members

Eligible family members of CSU faculty and staff may qualify for a 50 percent tuition discount. For information, visit http://sfs.colostate.edu/tuition-scholarship-for-eligible-family-members-of-csu-employees.

CSU employees’ eligible family members may apply their tuition scholarship benefits at CSU-Pueblo or CSU-Global Campus as well as at CSU. For more information, contact Human Resources at (970) 491-MyHR (6947).

Joan Gaynor Kuder Scholarship

In 1989, the Joan Gaynor Kuder Scholarship was established in memory of Joan who served in several capacities during her 17 years of association with the university.  She believed strongly in and encouraged life-long learning, and the important role it plays in employees’ job satisfaction.  The first scholarship was awarded in 1992.

There are two scholarships available for this academic year, each for $2,500.  The Scholarship Committee accepts applications for these scholarships from full-time, 9- or 12-month CSU employees (administrative professional, state classified, faculty) who have an active record of academic achievement and advancement, are working toward an identified educational goal, and have contributed to their particular units and/or to the University community by serving in additional capacities.

Employees do not have to be formally admitted to a degree program to be considered for this scholarship; past recipients are not eligible for the scholarship.

The recipient(s) must be enrolled at that time to receive the funds.

Janet and Allan Eddy Scholarship

The Janet and Allan Eddy Scholarship was established to annually provide a $1,000 scholarship to eligible Colorado State University employees who have made sustained progress toward attaining an undergraduate degree from CSU.

Janet and Allan Eddy worked at Colorado State University over 30 years, in a number of offices including Enrollment Services, Human Resources, the Music Department, Hartshorn Health Center and the Alumni Office.

They have encouraged family and fellow workers to continue their education as a way to prepare themselves for both work and home. Both Janet and Allan hope this scholarship will provide both the incentive to continue pursuing a degree as well as some meaningful monetary assistance to the person chosen. 

Recipient must be enrolled at that time to receive the funds.

Selection criteria are described on the application form, online at https://studentaffairs.colostate.edu/resources/resources-faculty-staff/benefits/janet-allan-eddy-scholarship/.

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Human Resources Website

Phone: (970)491-6947

Exchange Programs

Colorado State University, in cooperation with the Colorado School of Mines, the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Colorado, provides tuition-free instruction for graduate students through reciprocal agreements. Additionally, through a cooperative program with Aims Community College (Greeley), full-time Colorado State students may register for one course (maximum of five credits) per term at ACC without additional tuition assessment.

Lifelong Learners

Lifelong learners (age 55 & older) may visit CSU resident instruction classes on a space available basis at no cost.

You can find all of the procedures and regulations on the Senior Citizen Class Visitation Request Form.

For information about accessing the virtual class resources on Canvas, please see the Senior Citizen Visitation & Canvas instruction sheet.

Professional Development

The Office of Training and Organizational Development designs and coordinates training and development opportunities for personal and professional growth for Colorado State University employees — academic faculty, administrative professional staff, and state classified personnel. Customized training and organizational development consulting services are also available. Trainings and services are free of charge.

Supervisor Training

What does it take to be successful as a supervisor at CSU? Experience teaches us that focusing on self discovery, interpersonal skills (relationship building), systems thinking, and coaching helps us to be successful leaders and creates successful teams.

The Supervisor Development Program is designed to help supervisors become effective and inspired in their role at CSU for the betterment of themselves and their team members.

Career Counseling and Assessment Clinic

The Career Counseling and Assessment Clinic at CSU’s Psychological Services Center offers a comprehensive career assessment program for CSU employees  and their immediate family members at 60% off the already-discounted faculty and staff rate, thanks to C2C.  The program includes formal assessments of interests, values, personality, abilities, and workplace culture preferences; 5 one-on-one interpretation and career counseling sessions; and a comprehensive summary letter.  The service is designed to assist adults who are seeking a stronger sense of direction and purpose in their career.  To take advantage of the program, simply call (970) 491-5212 and mention the C2C offer when scheduling your first appointment.

Confucius Institute at Colorado State University

The Confucius Institute at Colorado State University is part of the worldwide Confucius Institute network of organizations promoting Chinese language and culture. The Confucius Institute at Colorado State University offers classes on Chinese language and culture, and specializes in supporting research on water and environmental sustainability.

The Confucius Institute is offering classes for those interested in learning more about Chinese culture.

Chinese Corner provides Chinese-speakers of all levels – learners, native, and anything in between – an opportunity to practice their Mandarin and learn about China in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. It is held weekly on Thursday from 4 – 8 p.m at the Confucius Institute (1413 S. College Ave.), and there is no cost to attend. The topic of discussion changes weekly.

Poudre River Library District Access

Use your CSU RamCard to access Poudre River Library District materials, including:

  • Access to all the tutorials at Lynda.com! Take courses in business, photography, computers, and more.
  • Get homework help from an online tutor using Help Now from Brainfuse.
  • Learn a new language with Pronunciator.
  • Write and publish your own eBook using the Pressbooks and SELF-e tools in our Writers’ Café.
  • Popular fiction & nonfiction e-books, electronic magazines, and audio books.

To set up your library login, follow the instructions here.

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Poudre River Library District

Loan & Reserve Desk
(970)491-1842

University Center for the Arts

Through C2C, employees receive one free pair of tickets per school year.

Event tickets are available to University employees for most* music, theatre and dance department performances on a first-come, first-served basis.

Claim your complimentary pair of tickets with your CSU ID through the UCA Ticket Office, either online, or in person at the University Center for the Arts (1400 Remington St.).

For online reservations, go to www.csuartstickets.com and use the Colorado State Community log in and not the General Public log in. The UCA Ticket Office is open 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event and remains open through intermission (Please note: Intermission times vary). If you need additional assistance, please leave a message at (970) 491-2787.

Youth tickets (younger than 18) for music events are just $1 each, which means a family of four can attend a music event for just $2.

*A limited number of tickets are available for each event date and are subject to availability. For dance concerts, only matinee times are eligible. C2C tickets are not available for the Classical Convergence Series or the Annual Holiday Spectacular.

For a complete list of performances, go to uca.colostate.edu.

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UCA Website

Online Reservations – www.csuartstickets.com and use the Colorado State Community log in.

Phone:  (970)491-2787

Free Newspapers

The USA Today Collegiate Readership Program provides free daily newspapers to the campus community, thanks to a partnership between C2C and ASCSU. We offer USA Today, Denver Post, and NY Times print editions Monday through Friday. Papers are available in many locations on main, South and Foothills campuses.