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The University of Texas at Dallas

Professional Development

In addition to training classes, UT Dallas supports employees' professional development pursuits through a variety of means.


UT Dallas has partnered with Skillsoft to bring our staff a diverse library of online courses, videos, books, simulations, and job aids. All you need is your UTD NetID and password to begin your training.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning, is now available to all current UT Dallas faculty, staff and students. This service is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. With over 12,000 courses and an average of 60 courses added per month, there is something for everyone. Learn more on the Eugene McDermott Library website.

Career Development and Continued Education

UT Dallas supports employees pursuing additional career development such as:

  • Earning a degree or taking job-related classes
  • Attending accredited vocational schools
  • Completing a professional certification
  • Attending conferences or other professional learning events

Each department has professional development funding allotted for employee use at the supervisor's discretion. Talk with your supervisor about your goals and professional development activities that can help you achieve them.

In addition, UT Dallas offers Employee Tuition Assistance for eligible employees to enroll in up to six hours of regular academic credit per semester at a reduced rate.

Staff members should also visit the Staff Council website to review scholarship opportunities for professional development.