- Training Support
- Wait List
- Dropping a class
- Use of SDC Room
- Gateway Class Retakes
- Software Versions Supported
- Special Software Requirements
CSM strongly encourages departments to pay their employees' class fees and provide employees with release time to attend classes.
Enrollment is first come, first served.
Wait list is valid for current class date only. Wait-listed applicants are not automatically enrolled next time a class is offered. You must re-enroll for the next class.
Dropping a Class
If you cannot attend a class you are enrolled in, you can (a) send a substitute in your place, or (b) drop the class. If you drop a class 3 or more days ahead of the scheduled class date, you will not be charged.
The SDC can cancel any class at any time. You will be notified by e-mail. If the SDC cancels a class, you will not be charged.
Use of SDC Room
First priority is CSM staff training. Other uses will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Gateway Class Retakes
Free retakes of any Gateway offered class within one year are available at the SDC on a space-available basis or at a Gateway facility.
Software Versions Supported
The Staff Development Center has 11 new Gateway Computers (10 stations for students and 1 for the instructor) which will be replaced each year. (Computers will be sold to CSM departments at a discount in June.) In order to simplify offerings, the SDC will support only the most recent versions of software, and offer courses which teach those versions.
Special Software Requirements
The computers in the Staff Development Center are configured with a set of software required by the courses currently planned and as used in a "typical" administrative office. Other software required for a special class will be installed by Information Services. While the SDC is not a Computing Center facility, Information Services will generally follow the Software Installation Policy for Computing Center Labs in this activity. In reading this policy, change CSMCC to Information Services, change "a minimum of ten working days" to five (5) working days, and note that the PC's in the SDC all have soundcards, speakers, and can have microphones.
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