By Sharon Chavez
April 27, 2010
Online courses for professional development and training have been offered at NYU for a number of years—by the Office of Talent, Learning, and Organizational Development, the Controller’s Division, the Office of Sponsored Programs, as well as many other departments and units. Until recently, however, there was no centralized place where NYU faculty, administrators, and staff could learn about these courses or enroll and participate in them. Instead, you would have to visit the website of the department offering the particular course in which you were interested.
All that has changed with NYUiLearn. Now, thanks to NYUiLearn, administrators, staff, and faculty have easier and broader access to professional development opportunities at NYU. Launched in the fall of 2009 by the Office of Talent, Learning, and Organizational Development, this web-based portal provides anytime, anywhere self-registration for classroom-based and online courses and resources, as well as the ability to review your current training records and individualized learning plan.
Using the NYUiLearn online catalog, you can easily browse through all the available courses, and review and register for the ones in which you are interested. NYUiLearn provides one-click access to additional course resources and course evaluations. It is also easy to cancel or switch classroom sessions through your learning plan. With NYUiLearn, each NYU administrator, staff, and faculty member has an individualized learning plan, which can include job-specific courses that may have been assigned to you, as well as any course for which you have registered through NYUiLearn’s online catalog.
NYUiLearn also gives you easy access to your current training records and certificates. With just a click of a button, you can review and print a transcript of all the courses you’ve participated in since the NYUiLearn launch last fall.
NYUiLearn not only offers employees easier access to development opportunities, it also provides more options for professional development. For example, the Controller’s Division is now offering several online courses and within a few months, the Office of Talent, Learning, and Organizational Development will add online courses as well as some “blended” options that combine online and in-class learning.
In January 2010, ITS added a series of training sessions for faculty who are using the learning management system NYU Blackboard for their courses. The Office of Environmental Health and Safety has also added courses to the NYUiLearn catalog. Additional departments across NYU have also voiced interest in offering their professional development workshops and resources through NYUiLearn.
There are many courses offered through NYUiLearn in Finance and Human Resource Systems, Leadership and Management, LiveSmart, Professional Effectiveness, Research and Grants Administration, Safety and Compliance, Environmental Health and Safety, and Technology. And the list of NYUiLearn courses continues to expand. New development opportunities will be added at the start of every month, and we encourage you to look at NYUiLearn periodically to see these new offerings. You can access NYUiLearn by following these simple steps:
For additional information about NYUiLearn, visit www.nyu.edu/employees/career-development/professional-development/nyuilearn.html.
Learning and Development Manager Sharon Chavez works within the Office of Talent, Learning, and Organizational Development of NYU's Human Resources Division.