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Professional Development

Computer Training:

The Barnard College Information Technology ("BCIT") department Educational Technologies ("EdTech") provide training on various software packages used throughout the College. This training can be arranged for individuals or departments based on a supervisor's request. EdTech publishes schedules of training programs on a rotating basis. Web-based tutorials are also available for employees. For further information, go to http://barnard.edu/bcit

Tuition Benefits for:

Administrators

After completion of one year of continuous employment, eligible employees and their dependent children may receive tuition assistance.  Residence Hall Area Directors receive the same benefits but without the one year waiting period.  

Employees - Full-time employees may take the number of approved courses per year equal in cost to six Barnard credits.  Job related, credit bearing courses or courses applied toward a degree may qualify if taken from an accredited educational institution.

As required currently by law, tuition benefits for graduate school in excess of $5,250 per calendar year are considered taxable income to the employee, and taxes will be withheld from the employee's paycheck when appropriate.

Confidential Staff

Full-time employees hired on/after January 1, 1984 who have completed a 90 day probationary period receive an allowance for a maximum of fifteen credits per year for courses which are a part of a program of study leading to a degree or certificate, individual academic courses for which credit is given, and individual courses that are job related.  Such courses must be taken at accredited institutions of higher education or recognized business or trade schools.

Full-time nine and ten month employees receive 12 credits per year. 

Part-time employees receive pro-rata benefits.  

Effective January 1, 2003, there will be a cap of $1,000 per calendar year per employee for non-job related certificate programs.  For non-job related individual academic courses, the College will pay an individual an amount per semester not to exceed the total cost of three (3) Columbia School of General Studies undergraduate credits then in effect.

As required currently by law, tuition benefits for graduate school in excess of $5,250 per calendar year are considered taxable income to the employee, and taxes will be withheld from the employee's paycheck when appropriate.

TWU

All regular employees hired on or after October 1, 2010, and after two years of employment, are eligible to receive up to $7,000 per annum from an accredited educational or vocational institution.  Tuition payments are made in accordance with the contract between the College and TWU.

Local 2110

Full-time employees hired on/after January 1, 1984 who have completed a 90 day probationary period receive an allowance for a maximum of fifteen credits per year for courses which are a part of a program of study leading to a degree or certificate, individual academic courses for which credit is given, and individual courses that are job related.  Such courses must be taken at accredited institutions of higher education or recognized business or trade schools.

Full-time nine and ten month employees receive 12 credits per year. 

Part-time employees receive pro-rata benefits.  

Effective January 1, 2003, there will be a cap of $1,000 per calendar year per employee for non-job related certificate programs.  For non-job related individual academic courses, the College will pay an individual an amount per semester not to exceed the total cost of three (3) Columbia School of General Studies undergraduate credits then in effect.

As required currently by law, tuition benefits for graduate school in excess of $5,250 per calendar year are considered taxable income to the employee, and taxes will be withheld from the employee's paycheck when appropriate.