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Tuition Waiver for employee (and dependents if full-time employee)

The college authorizes a tuition benefit of one hundred percent of the tuition for all credit and credit-free courses offered by the college to the following covered individuals:

  • Eligible full-time and part-time employees
  • Spouses, domestic partners, and dependents of eligible full-time employees
  • Part-time temporary credit and credit-free faculty who are teaching a minimum of three credits (or forty-five contact hours) during the semester

Payment of all associated fees is the responsibility of the individual except for specific required job related technology coursework.

Tuition Reimbursement

All eligible employees may apply for tuition reimbursement for the successful completion of pre-approved credit courses not available at the College of Southern Maryland. Employees who leave the college within 12 months of receiving a tuition reimbursement will be required to repay the funds.

Volunteer Service

Employees may participate in volunteer service with pay when it is a specific CSM approved or sanctioned volunteer effort (e.g. the tornado clean-up).  Employees who want to volunteer to support other charity events they support may request leave to participate during working hours.

Faculty Mentoring Program

Our mentoring program fosters employee partnerships that promote employee development, achievement, and success in the workplace. The objectives are:

  • To assist those employees who have worked at the college less than one year in making successful transitions to the college workplace.
  • To provide new employees the opportunity to have mentor partnerships with more experienced college employees during the initial period of their employment.
  • To enable experienced college employees the opportunity to mentor new employees by providing guidance, support, friendship, and insight into the culture of the college.

The Mentoring Committee has recently begun hosting a New Employee Welcome (NEW) reception before monthly Board of Trustees meetings so that new employees can mingle and meet members of the Board and other college employees before being formally introduced to the Board.

The goal of the faculty mentoring program is to provide sharing partnerships to foster success in the classroom and to encourage creativity in teaching. The program is voluntary and includes departmental mentoring for new full-time faculty, departmental mentoring for new part-time faculty, and cross-departmental mentoring for new faculty as necessary.

Employee Recognition and Awards Program

This peer-recognition program is celebrated annually at the All-College Convocation with employees being recognized for significant college or job-related contributions in five areas. These contributions are guided by the college's five guiding principles: creativity, integrity, knowledge, partnership, and respect. The categories include the College/Community Service Award, the Customer Service Award, the Extra Mile Award, the Innovator Award, the Leadership Award, the Innovative Teaching Award, the President's Award and the Professional Goal Attainment Award.

Employee Service Awards

Eligible employees who have completed 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 or 40 years of service, receive service awards at the yearly Service Recognition Dinner.