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PDP:  Continuing Education Unit Plan

 

CONCEPT

 

The Continuing Education Unit Plan is to gain financial support for educational efforts not funded by the college.  It differs from the Reimbursement Plan in that a C.E.U. can be earned for attending accredited CEU seminars and workshops not funded by the college.  The goals of the program are to help keep the energies, educational levels, and skills of the college community at a high level through the financial support by the college.

 

WHAT IS A C.E.U.?

 

A  C.E.U. is a unit of credit for completed studies.  According to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Non-Credit Activities System, a C.E.U. is defined as “ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction.”

 

To earn one continuing education unit, the employee would be required to attend ten (10) clock hours of workshops, seminars, etc.  As an example, a four-clock hour seminar would earn 0.4. C.E.U.s.

 

POLICY

 

Any full-time employee will be eligible to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) completed through participation in an identifiable specific topic, non-academic-credit workshop or seminar which is approved by the appropriate supervisor, vice president, and the president, as being a learning experience which would enhance job performance or capabilities to serve SSC.  (See Professional Development Form #2)  Forms are available from the office of the VPAA.  Fees for workshops or seminars must be paid by the employee to qualify for CEU salary considerations.

 

REPORTING C.E.U. HOURS COMPLETED

 

College employees must submit CEU certificates, from seminars and workshops which qualify for salary considerations, to the president’s secretary by June 1 to receive salary adjustments on the upcoming annual contract.

 

C.E.U. WORTH

 

C.E.U.s will be applied to the employee’s salary annually, will be cumulative throughout the time of employment at Seminole State College, and will become a permanent part of the employee’s salary.  The individual Continuing Educational Unit (C.E.U.) value is $20.00.  The value of the C.E.U. is figured at the rate of sixty-three (63) percent of a credit hour value (currently $33.33 per unit) allowed on the existing salary schedule.  When the value for a credit hour on the salary schedule rises, the value of a C.E.U. will rise accordingly.  While payments for partial units are not made, they will be carried over and added to the next year.

 

C.E.U. EXAMPLES

 

A.  Jane Smith, an art instructor, takes a graduate course from the University of Oklahoma.  How does the course apply to the C.E.U. scale? Since the course can be applied to the salary schedule, the course does not qualify for C.E.U.’s.  However, the class does qualify for the Tuition Reimbursement Program.