The Human Resources' Job Enrichment Program (JEP) at Miami is an opportunity for classified staff to earn credit for participating in professional development opportunities. Opportunities may be online, at Miami, or off campus and are meant to develop your skills for your current role, to help you prepare for more advanced roles, and to benefit the Miami University Libraries in our mission to provide outstanding services to students, faculty, and staff.
This guide is meant as a tool to help classified staff and supervisors to navigate the program. The Professional Development Committee is here to serve as a resource and intermediary to Human Resources when needed. This information is provided as a courtesy and in no way supercedes the information provided by HR on their website or a supervisor.
The Supervisor's role in the Job Enrichment Program is valuable in many ways:
Supervisors must work closely with classified staff members at all stages of the process.
If you are planning a professional development workshop, consider requesting pre-approval for the workshop to earn job enrichment points. Submit the Job Enrichment Course Approval/Point Request Form with an outline of the content that will be provided to Brenda Curry (firstname.lastname@example.org). Miami Libraries' workshops typically will earn 1 point per hour as an "other tested learning opportunity" even if there is no test involved.
Do you have questions about the Job Enrichment Program? Ask one of the Libraries Job Enrichment Ambassadors!
Maintain an open line of communication with your supervisor about:
It is the staff member's responsibility to track their involvement in the JEP. Go to the MYCard website to:
In general, a 1-hour learning opportunity will equal 1 Job Enrichment point.
After completing a pre-approved professional development opportunity, you will need to submit the Course Approval Point Request Form and have it signed by your supervisor. Submit your form with any required documentation to Rachael Rude (email@example.com). Keep a copy for your own records.
You must meet certain criteria to participate in the JEP. See Eligibility and Prerequisites for complete details. Here are the basics:
HR has created curriculums or pre-approved learning opportunities based on particular job titles at Miami. Go to Job Enrichment Curriculums to learn more and then find your job title on the Forms and Curriculums page.
Every job at Miami is unique and your role may benefit from a learning opportunity that is not on your pre-approved course list. If after discussion with your supervisor, you would like to earn credits for an unlisted opportunity, submit a Course Approval/Point Request Form to Rachael Rude (firstname.lastname@example.org). Submit your request PRIOR to the opportunity so you will know if you will earn enrichment points.
In general, unless a learning opportunity is specifically listed as pre-approved on your curriculum, request pre-approval from your supervisor and HR.
Academic Courses - see your curriculum for those that are pre-approved or work with your supervisor and the Professional Development Committee to gain pre-approval.
American Management Association - see pre-approved courses in your curriculum and contact the JEP Administrator at HR to access.
Ed2Go/ Gale Courses - offers instructor facilitated online courses lasting six weeks. Free through the State Library of Ohio.
Skillport - online training courses focused on business and technical skills. Login with your unique id and password.
HR Staff Development Workshops - Click on "View Learning Opportunities", then click on "Topics", then choose "Human Resources Staff Development Workshops" for a list of opportunities currently being offered. The workshop must be listed on your curriculum or seek pre-approval.
Toastmasters - A program to help you build leadership skills and speaking abilities.
Universal Class - An online course offering that you can access for free if you belong to the Lane Public Library. Request Pre-approval.
Hoonuit (previously called Atomic Learning) - Online learning modules. Preference is for tested opportunities so be sure to request pre-approval.
Coursera - Free online classes from universities. Request Pre-approval.
Mango - Language learning software that is offered for free through Lane Public Library. Request Pre-approval.