The Professional Development Committee of the Staff Senate has been hard at work at your behalf and is excited to announce a new Tuition Remission Program for Full-time Staff of SMCM to attend Maryland Community Colleges!
As a public honors college, SMCM values education and encourages all to be lifelong learners. This value applies to staff as well as students. By providing financial assistance that enables staff members to pursue educational goals that encourage personal growth, as well as providing technical and professional skills that enhance job performance, SMCM demonstrates a real commitment to maintaining quality personnel to accomplish the College’s mission.
In encouraging others to pursue additional educational opportunities with both direct and indirect application to the employee’s position, the College emphasizes another of its stated goals—make education affordable and enhance our diversity.
Here’s how the program works:
- Full-time employees who occupy permanent positions are eligible to enroll in a maximum of six (6) credits per semester at a Maryland Community College.
- Employees may, with the approval of their supervisor(s), take one (1) course during working hours provided all lost work time is made up within the same work week.
- All fees and course-related expenses are then the responsibility of the employee.
Applications for the Maryland Community College program must be completed by the deadlines established by St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Information about deadlines can be obtained from the SMCM Office of Human Resources and the Maryland Community College of choice, such as the College of Southern Maryland.
Spaces for this program are limited. Please see http://www.smcm.edu/staffsenate/tuitionremissionforMDCC.html for more details about the pilot program starting in FY14 and to download the application.