Free and Discounted Opportunities from Our L&D Partners

Center for Professional Education

Benefits-eligible faculty and staff of The University of Texas at Austin, along with currently-enrolled students, are eligible for a discount on classes through the Center for Professional Education (CPE).

Competencies Database

Database of competencies and university job profiles. See what competencies are linked to your job profile. Find learning resources, development opportunities, coaching tips, and interview questions for a given competency.

  • Competencies Assessment Survey – this survey is designed to help you identify competencies for positions, organizations, teams, or individuals by helping you to filter through 105 competencies to find the top ten that are most meaningful. 

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an on-demand library of high-quality instructional videos covering a vast range of software, business and creative skills. With more than 5,000 courses taught by industry experts—and more added every week—LinkedIn Learning is designed for all levels of learners, is available in seven languages, and is accessible whenever you are ready to learn.

Staff Tuition Assistance Program

The Staff Tuition Assistance Program (STAP), formerly known as the Staff Educational Benefit (SEB), covers the cost of tuition for courses found in the University of Texas at Austin official course schedule and is available for use in the fall, spring and summer. 

UTSC Professional Development Grant Program

There are a lot of learning opportunities out there for UT working professionals, but sometimes they carry a cost. To help cover that cost the University of Texas Staff Council in partnership with The President’s Office has created a grant program. This grant program may not be used for skills training. Instead, it is specifically designed for strategic learning and development opportunities. Find out more on the UTSC website.