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Professional Development and Job-related Trainings for Employees


PDF Version: BOT Professional Development Policy


  1. Introduction
  2. Roles and Responsibilities
  3. Policy Statement
  4. Policy History

I. Introduction

  1. Authority: C.R.S. § 23-54-102, et seq. (2019) authorizes the Trustees of Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) to establish rules and regulations to govern and operate the University and its programs. The Trustees retain authority to approve, interpret, and administer policies pertaining to University governance. The Trustees authorize the President of MSU Denver to approve, administer, and interpret policies pertaining to University operations.

  2. Purpose: This policy allows MSU Denver employees to enroll in job related and career enhancement courses at no or a reduced cost consistent with University Fiscal Rules.

  3. Scope: This policy applies to MSU Denver employees seeking funding for professional development and job-related training opportunities.

II. Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Responsible Executive: Chief Operations Officer

  2. Responsible Administrator: Chief Human Resources Officer

  3. Responsible Office: Human Resources Office

  4. Policy Contact: Chief Human Resources Officer, 303-615-0999

III. Policy Statement

The University may authorize its employees to enroll in job-related and career enhancement courses at no cost or at a reduced cost. Only enrollment in courses that will benefit the State and enhance employees’ performance is authorized by this policy.

The Chief Human Resources Officer shall adopt procedures for review and approval of employee requests to enroll in instructional courses and job-related training. Approval of any such request shall be in writing and must be received before the employee enrolls in the course or training. No request shall be approved unless the Chief Human Resources Officer or delegate concludes that enrollment in the course or training will benefit the State and enhance the employee’s performance.

IV. Policy History

  1. Approved by: Board of Trustees

  2. Effective: April 1, 2019

  3. Revised: This policy supersedes section 4.3 of the MSCD Trustees Manual, 2007.

  4. Review: This policy will be reviewed every five years or as deemed necessary by University leadership.

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