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Physical Address:
Office of Learning and Professional Development
5615 Kirby Dr, Suite 360
Houston, Texas 77005

Mailing Address:
Human Resources
Office of Learning and Professional Development
P.O. Box 1892, MS 98
Houston, Texas 77251-1892

Telephone: 713-348-6130
Fax: 713-348-5428
Email: learn@rice.edu  

Learning and Professional Development Staff    

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Other Campus Learning Opportunities

Rice is a learning community. As such, in addition to the workshops, development tracks, and ACT, RiceLeaders, and Teams Programs offered through the Office of Learning and Professional Development, valuable learning opportunities also are available to the Rice family through a number of other campus departments. 

Tuition Benefits for benefits-eligible Rice faculty and staff  

Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies 

  • improve your communication skills (including networking, grammar, writing, public speaking)
  • broaden your professional scope and learn new business skills and strategies to enhance your career
  • pursue professional certification
  • earn your Master's in Liberal Studies 
  • learn a new language 
  • take classes just for the fun of it  
  • get discounted tuition for Rice students, faculty, retirees, staff (plus spouses and partners, for most courses)
    •  50 percent discount on non-limited enrollment courses, including most courses in the categories of Arts, Humanities and Sciences and Personal Finance
    • 10 percent discount on limited enrollment courses (no discounts for Language Programs, wine-tasting classes or cooking classes)
    • 10 percent discount on MLS and MAT tuition for benefits-eligible staff and faculty once admitted into the program (no discount for family members, partners or spouses of staff or faculty)

Center for College Readiness 

Executive Education  

Environmental Health and Safety 

  • attend mandatory general and specialized training prior to working in labs at Rice
  • learn about
    • general laboratory safety
    • biosafety and blood-borne pathogens
    • radiation safety
    • laser safety 

Emergency Medical Services 

Rice University Police Department 

  • attend Citizen's Police Academy  
    • develop working knowledge of the University Police Department's officers, civilian personnel, and policies
    • receive training in crime prevention, police procedures, communications, criminal investigations, alcohol and drugs and much more 

Digital Media Commons (part of Fondren Library) 

  • check out equipment (digital camcorders; pocket video cameras; still cameras and lenses; computers and adapters; and more) 
  • use their equipment to edit your audio/video media 
  • take a short course (research citation skills; audio/video editing; web and graphics; photography) 
  • scan/print on their equipment 

Kelley Center for Government Information, Data and Geospatial Services (part of Fondren Library)  

GIS/Data Center (GDC GIS) Short Courses (part of Fondren Library) 

  • work with maps and geographic information using ArcGIS, a geographic information system (GIS)
  • take short courses to learn about getting started with ArcGIS

Fondren Library Fast Classes  (free classes on various topics; no pre-registration necessary)