Learning Opportunity Resources

Please Note: During the remote working time period, many learning vendors are not able to grade self-study learning examinations that are mailed to them until they physically return to their workplace. If available, they will grade electronically submitted tests. All learning opportunities will be appropriately entered into MyCard based on your completion date when test grades are received.

 

The following learning opportunity resources can be used to expand the knowledge, skills, and abilities of Classified staff members at Miami University.  Selecting the appropriate learning should be a collaboration between staff members and supervisors to plan and manage professional learning and job growth.

Academic Course

Academic courses offered by Miami University as well as other educational institutions may be eligible for Job Enrichment credit. 

Access: Follow the application/registration process specific to the institution offering the course.

Testing: Obtain a passing grade if taken for credit.

Submission Requirements:

  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form with appropriate documentation to supervisor:
    • copy of final grade including date/semester completed, and
    • course syllabus

Cost: All costs associated with academic courses are the responsibility of the employee (tuition fee waiver benefit may apply for Miami University courses).

American Culinary Federation (ACF)

Chefcertification.com is an online learning portal providing access to online training courses specific to nutrition, cooking, and the culinary fields. Chefcertification.com provides user-friendly online courses that help aspiring chefs reach their ACF Chef Certification goals. By taking courses using our self-paced online service, staff earns the required credit hours for initial certification or certification renewal, all from the comforts of home or the confines of work. There are no term schedules; students may register online at any time.

Access: Contact your JEP Administrator

Testing:

  • All quizzes/tests are automatically graded online. After each quiz, a list of missed questions (and your answers) is generated by the database. This gives you a better opportunity to brush up on your knowledge, and (if needed) take the quiz again.
  • Once you complete the course, you are greeted with a confirmation of completion. You will receive an authentic certificate of completion via email within a week.

Submission Requirements:

  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form with appropriate documentation to supervisor:
    • certificate of completion

Cost: Campus Services centrally covers the cost for courses listed on a Professional Development Plan for a Food and Beverage Team Member and approved by the area Director. Average cost for a preliminary course is $150.  Average Cost range for a refresher course is $25 - $65.

American Management Association (AMA)

American Management Association (AMA) courses are self-study books designed to enhance your professional development skills.

Access: Contact your JEP Administrator

Testing:

  • Follow the “How to take this course” instructions in the front of the AMA course book.
  • Submit pre-test answer form to AMA for grading (optional).
  • Submit post-test answer form to AMA for grading.
  • Obtain a letter indicating grade of 70% or greater on the post-test.
  • Re-testing:
    • If a post-test score is below 70%, the test can be retaken one time. See Job Enrichment Administrator for details.

Submission Requirements:

  • Return AMA course book to a JEP Administrator
  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form with appropriate documentation to supervisor:
    • letter of completion, or
    • certificate of completion, or
    • screen shot of post test with your name, score and date completed

Cost: Currently all costs associated with AMA books are paid centrally through Campus Services, Human Resources Staff Development and Physical Facilities budgets. The current retail price averages $159; Miami University receives a 50% discount off retail prices.

CE Direct

CE Direct provides online learning opportunities for allied health professionals and nutrition professionals. ContinuingEducation.com/cedirect is an online learning portal providing access to online training courses specific to nutrition, dietetics and the restaurant field.

Access: Contact your JEP Administrator

Testing: Obtain a grade of 75% or greater on the overall assessment.

Submission Requirements:

  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form to supervisor.

Cost: Campus Services centrally covers the cost for courses listed on a Professional Development Plan for a Food and Beverage Team Member. Average cost for one person to have unlimited access is $12.25 per year.

Cleaning Management Institute (CMI)

Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) is a Custodial Technician self-study book that is split into two levels, Basic and Advanced. The Basic Level includes six modules, and the Advanced Level contains three modules. Each module covers a different cleaning subject and each has a corresponding proctored, certification exam.

Access: Contact your JEP Administrator

Testing:

  • Contact your JEP Administrator to schedule a test
  • Test is an open book, proctored exam
  • Exam answer sheets are sent to company for grading
  • Grades are sent for each module directly to you
  • Obtain a grade of 80% or greater on each module test.
  • Re-testing:
    • If the test score is below 80%, the test can be retaken after 3 weeks from the original test date.
    • Each module is graded independently; therefore, you only need to retake the modules in which a score below 80% was received.

Submission Requirements:

  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form with appropriate documentation to supervisor:
    • certificate of completion

Cost: Campus Services and Physical Facilities centrally cover the cost for courses listed on a Professional Development Plan for staff within their respective department and approved by the area Director. Cost for a Basic or Advanced CMI test is $54.99. Cost for a Basic or Advanced retest is $24.99 per module. Cost for a study guide is $54.99 for Basic, and $99.99 for Advanced. 

Education Institute (EI)

The American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) offers more than 30 hospitality management courses, available through traditional home study (correspondence courses called “Distance Learning” Opportunities) or online through our “CourseLine®” program. Take individual courses or work toward earning Areas of Specialization certificates, a Hospitality Fundamentals certificate, a Hospitality Operations certificate, a Hospitality Management Diploma or a Food and Beverage Management Diploma.

Access: Contact your JEP Administrator

Testing:

  • Proctored exam
  • Must obtain 70% or higher

Submission Requirements:

  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form with appropriate documentation to supervisor:
    • certificate of completion
Cost: Campus Services centrally covers the cost for certifications listed on a Professional Development Plan for a Campus Services Team Member and approved by the area Director.  Average cost range for a certification is $125 - $180.

Hoonuit

Hoonuit is an online learning tool offering professional development courses including Microsoft Office, customer service and personal growth.

Access: Hoonuit (Miami unique ID and password required)

Testing:

  • Course is taken online
  • Courses may include assignments
  • Course test is completed and a certificate of completion is awarded
  • Briefs, simulations and videos are not eligible for Job Enrichment credit.

Submission Requirements:

  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form with appropriate documentation to supervisor:
    • certificate of completion
Cost: Miami's license allows all faculty, staff, and students to access nearly 50,000 step-by-step tutorials.

Human Resources Staff Development - Individual Development Workshops

HR Staff Development offers individual development workshops and technical skills training. These workshops are designed for faculty and staff at all levels within the University who are interested in developing skills for professional growth. A calendar of courses is available, listing courses offered by month.

Access: Train

Testing: Courses may include prework, in-class participation, postwork and course evaluation.

Submission Requirements:

  • Course attendance is automatically captured in MyCard upon tapping your Miami ID.
  • JE Credit may be issued pending your status in the Job Enrichment Program.

Cost: All costs associated with HR Staff Development workshops are paid centrally through Staff Development.

NCCER

The training programs offered by NCCER meet national industry standards. Individual modules may be completed at home and at the participant’s pace. Course completion timeframe may vary for each module. Points do not expire for participants in the Apprenticeship Program.

Access: Contact your JEP Administrator

Testing:

  • Obtain a 70% or higher
  • Re-testing:
    • If the test score is below 70%, the test can be retaken after 3 weeks from the original test date.

Submission Requirements:

  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form with appropriate documentation to supervisor:
    • certificate of completion

Cost: Physical Facilities centrally covers the cost for courses listed on a Professional Development Plan for staff within their department and approved by the area Director.  Average cost range for a course is $79 - $122.

Penn Foster

Develop your skills with accredited, trade-specific training from Penn Foster. This program provides hands-on training and practical exercises that will allow you to receive a career diploma. The coursework may be completed at home, and at a pace that’s right for you. The completion timeframe varies for each program. Points do not expire for participants in the Apprenticeship Program.

Access: Contact your JEP Administrator

Testing: Obtain a passing grade for the course.

Submission Requirements:

  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form with appropriate documentation to supervisor:
    • transcript

Cost: Physical Facilities centrally covers the cost for courses listed on a Professional Development Plan for staff within their department and approved by the area Director.  Average cost to complete coursework for a career diploma varies by trade.

Skillport

Skillport is an online learning portal providing access to elearning courses designed to enhance business and technical skills.

Access: Skillport (Miami unique ID and password required)
Mobile Access: Skillport - you will be required to login and send a push to access courses

Testing:

  • All course content must be viewed.
  • Must spend a minimum of 35% of the vendor’s expected duration in the course.
    • To calculate 35%: course minutes x .35 = minimum time required for JE Credit
  • Obtain a grade of 70% or greater on the overall assessment.
  • Skillport books, briefs, simulations and videos are not eligible for Job Enrichment credit.

Submission Requirements:

  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form to supervisor.

Cost: All costs associated with Skillport are paid centrally through Staff Development.

TPC Training

TPC Training consists of self-study books designed to enhance industrial, maintenance, and business skills for service and maintenance professionals. Each course consists of multiple lessons, programmed exercises, and self-check quizzes for optimal learning. All courses include a final exam proctored by the appropriate Job Enrichment Administrator.

Access: Contact your JEP Administrator

Testing:

  • Contact your JEP Administrator to schedule a test.
  • Test is a onsite, closed book, proctored exam within 72 hours
  • Obtain a grade of 70% or greater on the final exam.
  • Re-testing:
    • If the test score is below 70%, the test can be retaken after 3 weeks from the original test date.

Submission Requirements:

  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form with appropriate documentation to supervisor:
    • certificate of completion

Cost: Campus Services and Physical Facilities centrally cover the cost for courses listed on a Professional Development Plan for staff within their respective department and approved by the area Director.  Average cost range for a course is $57 - $85.

Universal Class

Universal Class is an online learning program offered through local public libraries that provides a diverse offering of intellectually stimulating courses for people interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.

Access: Universal Class (new users must register to create an account)

Testing:

  • Course is taken online
  • Courses may include assignments
  • Course test is completed and a certificate of completion is awarded

Submission Requirements:

  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form with appropriate documentation to supervisor:
    • certificate of completion

Cost: Universal Class is offered through Lane Library at no cost to users.

Other Learning Opportunities

Other learning opportunities may be eligible for Job Enrichment credit. These could include online courses, conferences, facilitated training, etc.

Access: Responsibility of employee and/or supervisor

Testing: Varies per learning opportunity

Submission Requirements:

  • Submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form with appropriate documentation to supervisor. Examples:
    • Event description with learning objectives
    • Detailed agenda, including time frames, indicating sessions attended
    • Learning event provider information (organization, instructor name, phone, website, email address, etc.)
    • Documentation from learning vendor indicating test results, passing score requirement, and/or certification hours
    • Proof of successful completion or attendance:
      • letter or certificate of completion

Costs: Costs associated for Other Learning Opportunities are the responsibility of the employee and/or department.

University Sponsored Non-Academic Learning Opportunities

University Sponsored Non-Academic Learning Opportunities can change from year to year. As a result, the points you can earn from completing them may vary. Please contact your Job Enrichment Administrator for eligible points.

Access: Responsibility of employee and/or supervisor

Testing: Varies per learning opportunity

Submission Requirements:

  • Course attendance may be automatically captured in MyCard upon tapping your Miami ID.
  • JE Credit may be issued pending your status in the Job Enrichment Program.
  • If attendance is not automatically captured in MyCard, submit JEP Learning Opportunity Form with appropriate documentation to supervisor.  Examples:
    • Event description with learning objectives
    • Detailed agenda, including time frames, indicating sessions attended
    • Proof of successful completion or attendance:
      • letter or certificate of completion

Costs: Costs associated for these events are the responsibility of the employee and/or department.

Job Specific Learning Opportunities

Job Specific Learning Opportunities are only to be used as a guide to determine appropriate and relevant learning opportunities for your role. All courses should be discussed with your supervisor and added to a professional development plan. Any reference below to "approved" now must be approved by your supervisor.