The UTEP Division of Student Affairs is committed to the growth and advancement of our professional staff and student employees. The listing below represents just a few of the many online options our employees have for continued professional development. We hope these resources help build skills in important areas that will continue to serve our students, staff, and Division well. Check this site periodically for updated resources and opportunities. Please contact Louie Rodriguez, Associate Vice President for Divisional Operations and Strategic Initiatives at email@example.com with any questions.
CampusLabs Student Affairs Assessment Credential
The Foundational-level Student Affairs Assessment credential is designed for new professionals with limited assessment experience or experienced student affairs professionals with limited assessment knowledge and experience. This credential is exclusively available to the Campus Labs student affairs assessment member campus community. To request access, please contact Louie Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACPA – College Student Educators International Professional development webinars
This national student affairs organization many opportunities to gain the skills, knowledge and tools so you are more effective in your job and your work with students.ACPA Professional Development
University Career Center - Virtual Career Center for Students
The University Career Center offers many free, online opportunities for students to continue their professional growth and development, including resume review, setting up a LinkedIn profile, interview preparation and more.Virtual Career Center
Skillport Online Learning Zone
UTEP's Office of Human Resources has launched Skillport, an online tool through the University of Texas System. Skillport provides employees with a wide range of flexible learning opportunities so that you can continually gain new skills and knowledge.
- Interactive Courses
- Online Books
- Hands-On Simulations
- Instructional Videos
- Certification Preparation
Please note Skillport is available for faculty and staff by clicking the link below:
Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program
Deer Oaks Employee Assistance program offers a variety of online articles and trainings on topics such as:
- Parenting Information
- Professional Development
- Supervisor Training
- Health & Wellness
You can access Deer Oaks by following the link below. Username & Password: UTEP
Coursera courses include everything from free courses to full master’s programs, offered through some of the top universities in the country.
- Courses from four to ten weeks long
- One to two hour video lectures a week
- Learn at your own pace
To participate in these courses, visit the link below to create a free account and search for free courses and content to see their wide array of offerings.
edX is a global nonprofit, with hundreds of classes and courses from over 120 major Universities and Colleges around the world. Most of the individual course can be audited free of charge.
- Topics ranging from computer science to leadership
- Classes are designed to support learners at every stage of their career
The link below takes you directly to the course list. Learners will need to set up an account – free of charge.
Alison is a free online training and education platform that focuses on workplace skills. It offers over 1,000 courses with free access. While there is a charge to obtain a certification, all courses are free to enroll in and complete. Topics include areas such as:
To utilize Alison’s training options, visit the site link below to create a free account.
LinkedIn Learning Course Club
For those with a LinkedIn account, the professional-oriented social media and networking platform offers free online professional development courses each quarter. Topics include emotional intelligence, persuading others, embracing unexpected change, and more.