Required Training


CWU has a zero-tolerance position on all forms of discrimination, harassment, and other inappropriate workplace behavior. In order to highlight the importance of this, the University's stance is that all university employees partake in mandatory trainings, which includes student employees.

The training courses below are required (CWU Policy 2-30-260).

Required for Faculty and Permanent Staff


  • Understanding FERPA (1 hour)

    Description: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) outlines the rights of students and their families with respect to the confidentiality of and access to education records kept by institutions. This course will provide employees of postsecondary educational institutions awareness-level training on their responsibilities and obligations under FERPA.

    When to Take

    Annually

    Where to Find

    Currently two options for participating:

    • Search for Understanding Ferpa under the |Learning| tab in MyCWU. Register for the Classroom session (also available through WebEx) (1 hour).
    • Search for Understanding Ferpa under the |Learning| tab in MyCWU. Launch the Web-based Training session (30-45 minutes).
  • Emergency Preparedness (30 minutes to 1 1/2 hours, depending on mode of instruction)

    Description: In this course, you'll learn about ways to prepare and respond to emergencies and disasters. You'll also be introduced to the best ways to respond to specific natural and manmade emergencies and disasters.

    When to Take

    Once every two years.

    Where to Find

    Search for and launch Emergency Preparedness under the |Learning| tab in MyCWU (30 minutes).

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace (1 hour)

    Description: Each of us deserves to be respected, valued, and included. In this course, you'll learn to define diversity, equity, and inclusion; identify categories of difference; and explore the impact of microaggressions and uncnscious bias in the workplace.

    When to Take

    Once every two years.

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion...
  • Treating People with Dignity and Respect (1 hour, 20 minutes to 1 hour, 40 minutes)

    Description: This course will take a deeper look at prevention strategies and provide information about building a more positive and respectful workplace.

    When to Take

    Once every three years.

    Where to Find

    Search for and launch Treating People under the |Learning| tab in MyCWU (1 hour, 20 minutes for non-supervising employees; 1 hour, 40 minutes for supervisors).

  • Ethics in Public Service (1 hour, 15 minutes)

    Description: This course provides a basic understanding of the ethical standards in place for state employees and officials. It covers what is required as a state employee under Ethics in Public Service law (RCW 42.52) and corresponding rules (WAC 292).

    When to Take

    Once every three years.

    Where to Find

    Search for and launch Ethics in Public Service under the |Learning| tab in MyCWU (1 hour, 15 minutes).

Additional for Faculty


  • New Faculty Information
    When to View

    First day of employment.

    Where to Find

    See Resources for Faculty

  • Faculty Onboarding Online Course (45 minutes)

    Description: This onboarding course is to welcome new faculty, help them acclimate to the work environment at CWU, and provide them with the necessary resources and information they need to start contributing to the mission of CWU.

    When to Take

    First day of employment.

    Where to Find

    Locate and launch Faculty Onboarding under the |Learning| tab > My Current Learning in MyCWU (45 minutes).

  • Additional for Academic Department Chairs

    Description: This online course provides information you need to know regarding your role as an academic department chair. You will learn about your responsibilities as a supervisor, mandatory reporting, performance management, dealing with conflict, progressive discipline, understanding the landscape at CWU, and supervisor resources.

    When to Take

    Within your first 30 days of becoming a Chair who supervises employees.

    Where to Find

    Search for and launch CWU Supervisor Quick Start Course under the |Learning| tab in MyCWU and complete (30 minutes).

Additional for Supervisors

Employees, including faculty members, appointed to supervisor or management positions must successfully complete supervisor onboarding as soon as possible within six (6) months of the date of appointment to a supervisor or manager position. CWU Policy 2-30-260

Supervisor Onboarding

  1. CWU Supervisor Quick Start (30 minutes)
    • Sign into MyCWU > |Learning| tab > Search for Supervisor Quick Start > Launch Course
  2. Emotional Intelligence for Supervisors (4 hours weekly for 4 weeks; total of 16 hours)
    • Sign into MyCWU > |Learning| tab > Search for Emotional Intelligence > Enroll in an upcoming session
  3. CWU Leadership Journey

Student Employees


  • Student Employment Onboarding Course (1 hour)

    Description: The Student Onboarding Course will prepare you for your new role by covering the following:

    • Important information related to your position
    • Safety and Emergency Preparedness at CWU
    • Important policies such as Equal Opportunity and Alcohol and Other Drugs
    • Ethics
    • Discrimination and Harassment
    • Where to go for help
    • ...and more
    When to Take

    First day of employment.

    Where to Find

    Locate and launch Student Employment Onboarding under the |Learning| tab > My Current Learning in MyCWU (1 hour).

  • FERPA (30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on mode of instruction)

    Description: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) outlines the rights of students and their families with respect to the confidentiality of and access to education records kept by institutions. This course will provide employees of postsecondary educational institutions awareness-level training on their responsibilities and obligations under FERPA.

    When to Take

    Take every year.

    Where to find

    Search for Understanding Ferpa under the |Learning| tab in MyCWU.

    Two Options:

    1. Enroll in the instructor-led session and attend at scheduled date and time (also available through WebEx) (1 hour).
    2. Launch the online session (30 minutes).

Temporary/Hourly or Nonpermanent Employees Working 2 Weeks or Less:

Overviews for Short-Term Temporary/Hourly or Short-Term Nonpermanent Employees

If you are a short-term temporary/hourly or short-term nonpermanent employee, please ensure you have read through and understand the following overviews:

Temporary/Hourly or Nonpermanent Employees Working More Than 2 Weeks:

Onboarding Course for Temporary/Hourly Employees

If you are a temporary/hourly employee working more than 2 weeks, please take the TEMP Onboarding Course.

Description:

The TEMP Onboarding Course will prepare you for your new role by covering the following:

  • The Wildcat Way
  • Important policies such as Sexual Harassment, Equal Opportunity, and Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • University safety
  • Resources and opportunities that are available to temporary employees
  • Ethics
  • Benefits eligibility
  • Where to go for help…and more
When to Take

First day of employment

Where to Find

Locate and launch Temp Onboarding Course under the |Learning| tab > My Current Learning in MyCWU (45-60 minutes).

This course replaces the need to read Promoting Equal Opportunity and Equitable Treatment and University Safety Overview listed above.

For Questions contact cla@cwu.edu.

Onboarding Course for Nonpermanent Employees

If you are a nonpermanent employee working more than 2 weeks, please take the Nonperm Onboarding Course.

Description:

The Nonperm Onboarding Course will prepare you for your new role by covering the following:

  • The Wildcat Way
  • Important policies such as Sexual Harassment, Equal Opportunity, and Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • University safety
  • Resources and opportunities that are available to temporary employees
  • Ethics
  • Benefits eligibility
  • Where to go for help…and more
When to Take

First day of employment.

Where to Find

Locate and launch Nonperm Onboarding Course under the |Learning| tab > My Current Learning in MyCWU (45-60 min).

  • This course replaces the need to read Promoting Equal Opportunity and Equitable Treatment and University Safety Overview listed above.

For Questions contact cla@cwu.edu.

FERPA (1 hour)

Description: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) outlines the rights of students and their families with respect to the confidentiality of and access to education records kept by institutions. This course will provide employees of postsecondary educational institutions awareness-level training on their responsibilities and obligations under FERPA.

When to Take

Take every year.

Where to Find

Currently two options for participating:

  • Search for Understanding Ferpa under the |Learning| tab in MyCWU. Register for the Classroom session (also available through WebEx) (1 hour).
  • Search for Understanding Ferpa under the |Learning| tab in MyCWU. Launch the Web-based Training session (1 hour).

New Employee Ambassadors

Requesting Training & Accessing Checklist

CWU employees who wish to serve as an ambassador for new employees in their area need to attend a New Employee Ambassador training session. To request this, please email cla@cwu.edu.

To access the most updated version of the New Employee Ambassador checklist, visit the New Employee Ambassador Program web page.

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