University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Rule 8 Continuing Education and Required Courses

8.1 Continuing Education

Employees shall be allowed the opportunity, within the limits of these Rules, to improve their performance, continue their education, and expand their promotional possibilities by taking courses (see Rule 11.9). The University encourages employees to participate in professional development activities (refer to Rule 3.4, Regents’ Code of Conduct).

8.2 Required Courses

If an employee is required to take coursework as a condition of continuing employment, the course shall be treated as paid work time with travel time computed in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. Supervisors shall allow employees to attend at least 8 hours per year of continuing education in the form of seminars, workshops, and professional development activities during scheduled work hours as paid work time.