As a part of its mission as an academic institution, SMU naturally views learning as a key to your success, both professionally and personally. A variety of schools and departments provide you with the opportunity for continued learning.
The following departments offer non-credit courses on a variety of topics.
Click each department to review the learning opportunities each one provides:
- Cox Executive Education
- Department of Human Resources
- IT Training
- Meadows Community Education
- Office of Risk Management
- SMU Continuing Studies
Information Technology (IT) Training provides non-credit classroom instruction, online tutorial, and one on one assistance to faculty and staff. IT Training works in conjunction with the Office of Information Technology (OIT) to provide you with support in meeting your computing needs. You can consult with OIT for classroom support, digital and online media assistance, statistical and research consulting and assistance with web publishing and other instructional technology via the STARs Program.
You can consult OIT for help with:
- Classroom Support
- Digital& Online Media Assistance
- Database Consulting
- Statistical and Research Consulting
- Assistance for Faculty and Staff with web publishing, multimedia, and other instructional technology via the STARs Program.
Visit the Helpful Links section for links to OIT and IT Training.
Cox Executive Education
Cox Executive Education offers non-credit custom training courses and open enrollment programs. Programs last from as little as a few hours to several weeks or months.
Contact Cox Executive Education for information about:
- Advanced Leadership and Business training
- Courses in Management, Leadership, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, and Energy
- Workshops on Personal and Professional Effectiveness
Find a link to the Cox Executive Education program in the Helpful Links section.
Department of Human Resources
The Department of Human Resources offers professional development workshops to help you make the most of your career at SMU.
Visit the Department of Human Resources online to learn more about:
- Workshops on topics such as priority management, creative problem solving, management skills, business writing, and presentation skills
- Customizable training experiences for your department
You will find a link to the Department of Human Resources in the Helpful Links section.
Meadows Community Education
Meadows Community Education offers a broad spectrum of non-credit arts courses for adults and children. Topics include advertising, art, art history, arts administration, cinema-television, dance, journalism, music, and theatre. SMU staff and faculty receive a discount on registration fees.
Visit Meadows Community Education online.
You will find a link in the Helpful Links section.
Office of Risk Management
The Office of Risk Management, (ORM) provides a number of non-credit courses in electronic format. They also offer training several times a year at their Risk Assist Fairs, as well as scheduled group training.
Visit the Risk Management site to:
- Schedule an individual training session via e-Train, their online training workstation
- Learn about the next Risk Assist Fair
- View group training topics such as CPR/First Aid/ and Defensive Driving
You will find a link to the Office of Risk Management in the Helpful Links section.
SMU Continuing Studies
As part of the Simmons School of Education and Human Development, SMU Continuing Studies offers non-credit professional and personal enrichment courses. SMU staff and faculty receive a discount on registration fees.
Check out SMU Continuing Studies for information on:
- An array of informal courses designed to appeal to your broader interests such as: calligraphy, photography, writing, presentation skills, personal finance, and foreign languages.
- The current schedule of classes.
You will find a link to SMU Continuing Studies in the Helpful Links section.
The SMU-in-Taos campus offers undergraduate summer semesters and an archaeological field school. The program also offers both credit and non-credit courses in such disciplines as anthropology, biology, art history, music and music history, painting, literature and history.
The campus features a Cultural Institute that offers the general public adult weekend classes in an inspirational setting. SMU faculty lead classes that reflect the diverse physical and cultural landscape of Northern New Mexico and students can participate in recreational opportunities provided by the local environment.
You will find a link to SMU-in-Taos in the Helpful Links section.