Professional Development

Professional Development

Staff are encouraged to pursue professional development opportunities for both individual growth and success of the division. Advantages of professional development include improving skills, fostering adaptability, increased employee satisfaction and engagement, exposure to diverse ideas and approaches leading to more innovative and creative ideas and solutions, networking opportunities, and career advancement.

To support this effort, below we share some of the vast professional development resources available to our community.

Humanities Professional Development Fund

Benefits-eligible staff members within the Humanities Division may request up to $300 in job-related professional development funds per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).

· Complete the HUM | Professional Development Fund Request Form to request use of the funds.

Emails Announcing Webinars and Workshops

Please watch for email communication from the Humanities HR and People Operation Team sharing upcoming university webinars and workshops. We do our best to promote opportunities as soon as they become available to us.

Continuing Education

As one of the first universities in the United States to offer continuing education, UChicago provides degree and non-degree programs spanning business, public policy, and a wide range of professional fields and liberal arts.

· Visit Continuing Education for more information.

Professional Education

To succeed in a fast-moving, interconnected world, it’s not just about what you know, but how quickly you learn. That’s why the Professional Education program pioneered a unique brand of education for people who see continuous learning as their competitive advantage.

· Visit Professional Education for more information.

Tuition Benefit | Educational Assistance Plan

The University of Chicago Educational Assistance Plan (the “Educational Assistance Plan”) gives you and your Dependent Children several educational assistance options, depending on your position and, in some instances, your years of consecutive employment in an eligible position at the

Please refer to the EAP, found on the benefits intranet page under Benefit Plan Documents/Educational Assistance, for eligibility details of each type of tuition benefit. The Educational Assistance Plan (EAP) denotes application deadlines for the various tuition benefits. To be eligible to receive a tuition remission or reimbursement under the policy, you must submit your application by the deadline.

If you have questions about your tuition benefits, please call the Benefits Office at 773-702-9634 or send an e-mail to

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Thank you!

Humanities Division HR and People Operations Team

Molly Heiler, Director, HR and People Operations
Walker 201B |

Eleanor Timmermann, HR Administrator 
Walker 201C |