Published: Aug. 8, 2019

From our tuition assistance benefit to online learning libraries, CU Boulder employees have access to thousands of low-cost or free learning and development opportunities. Here are five awesome programs to help you curate a learning experience to meet your development needs. 

Employee Learning Programs

Human Resources offers a comprehensive learning catalog to CU Boulder employees through Organization and Employee Development and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program.

Click the title of upcoming courses to register early as space fills up quickly.

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Anderson Language and Technology Center (ALTEC) Language Classes

Join the Anderson Language and Technology Center (ALTEC) in our engaging language classes! Evening classes are perfect for busy adults with a desire to learn new languages and cultures. These classes are non-credit with no tests and our students are highly motivated to learn the language for use in their profession, social life and travels. CU employees receive a discount on tuition. Visit the ALTEC Language Classes website for more information.

Classes are once a week from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. beginning the week of September 9, 2019: 

  • French: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Italian: Beginning, Intermediate
  • Japanese: Beginning
  • Spanish: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Thai: Beginning

Find your next language class with ALTEC


CU on Coursera

CU on Coursera is a unique offering of 100+ Coursera courses taught by faculty across CU Boulder, CU Anschutz Medical Campus, CU Denver, and UCCS. These courses are available at no cost to all faculty, students, and staff currently at any of the four CU campuses or system office. 

Your colleagues are using CU on Coursera for personal enrichment, professional development, and lifelong learning. Explore this high quality content and find something new to learn! CU on Coursera is co-sponsored by the Provost’s Office for Academic Innovation at CU Boulder, and the Office of Digital Education and Engagement at CU System.

A sample of courses Include: 

  • Basics of Inclusive Design for Online Education
  • Business Analytics for Decision Making
  • Business Writing
  • Compassionate Leadership Through Service Learning with Jane Goodall
  • Graphic Design
  • Giving Helpful Feedback
  • Introduction to Data Analytics for Business
  • Predictive Modeling and Analytics
  • Teamwork Skills: Communicating Effectively in Groups

  • Control of Nonlinear Spacecraft Attitude Motion
  • Data Structures and Design Patterns for Game Developers
  • Enterprise System Management and Security
  • Excel/VBA For Creative Problem Solving, Part 1, 2, 3
  • Introduction to C# Programming and Unity
  • Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming for Unity Games
  • Kinetics: Studying Spacecraft Motion
  • Planning, Auditing, and Maintaining Enterprise Systems
  • The Teacher’s Social and Emotional Learning

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  • Communicating Business Analytics Results
  • Design and Analyze Secure Networked Systems
  • First Steps in Making the Business Case for Sustainability
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity for Business
  • Kinematics: Describing the Motions of Spacecraft
  • Medical Emergencies: Airway, Breathing, and Circulation
  • Requirements Gathering for Secure Software Development
  • Software Design as an Element of the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Software Design Methods and Tools

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University Libraries

Borrowing materials from University Libraries is simple with your Buff OneCard. CU Boulder faculty and staff  can borrow most items up to 6 months.

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Campus Writing Center 

The CU Boulder Writing Center offers writers from all academic disciplines and skill levels the opportunity to work one-on-one with professionally trained writing consultants. We help writers at all stages of the writing process from brainstorming through revision....Services are FREE to CU students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Learn more about the Campus Writing Center