Glasscock School Blog

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by mpaetow  |  Jul 17 , 2018

Five Tips for Presenting Professional Development to Your Boss

Today’s professional skills landscape is moving faster than ever before. Are you staying up-to-date on your skills?

A purchase order is not a payment; it is a document stating that tuition has been approved by district personnel and that payment (check) will follow. Payment, by check or credit card, must be received within 30 days of registration.

You may only attend class if you have paid the full fee amount.

 

Continuing Studies courses do not confer college credit with the exception of the Graduate Liberal Studies programs and Education programs. Some Continuing Studies programs confer professional continuing education credit, which is indicated in the course description. All courses grant participants Continuing Education Units (CEUs) – one unit for every ten hours of classroom time.

You may only attend class if you have paid the full fee amount.

Continuing Studies classes are open to adults, with the exception of a few courses for high school students. A few courses have prerequisites indicated in the course descriptions, and some programs require a bachelor's degree (which does not have to be from Rice but must be from an accredited institution). See individual program pages for specifics.

Continuing Studies classes are open to adults, with the exception of a few courses for high school students. A few courses have prerequisites indicated in the course descriptions, and some programs require a bachelor's degree (which does not have to be from Rice but must be from an accredited institution). See individual program pages for specifics.

We accept some late registrations depending on the course and space availability. If you would like to enroll in a course that has started, please call 713-348-4803 to inquire about late registration.

Financial assistance information can be found on Rice Financial Aid's Visiting and Continuing Education Students page.

Yes, we offer a variety of online courses. Please visit our Online Learning page for more information.

You can register online for most courses (with the exception of ESL, credit programs, and some professional development programs). Please visit the specific course pages to register online. Alternatively, you can call 713-348-4803 to register using a credit card. Please note some programs have an application process.

Refund requests must be submitted in writing. You may submit a refund request by e-mail to gscs@rice.edu or, if the course is a language course, to fl@rice.edu. Refund requests for Center for College Readiness courses should be addressed to collegeready@rice.edu. Include your first and last name on the subject line. Or you may send a fax to 713-348-5213. You also may mail in a refund request or deliver it to our office. Please note that refunds can take two to three weeks to process.

We do not accept reservations for courses or trainings. You must complete the full registration process including payment.

You may contact us directly through postal mail, e-mail, fax or phone.

Mailing Address: Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies
MS 550, Rice University,
P.O. Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251
E-mail: gscs@rice.edu
Fax number: 713-348-5213
Main telephone number: 713-348-4803

If you have a complaint about parking, please e-mail gscs@rice.edu.

You may submit a course proposal by e-mail to gscs@rice.edu. Please give specific topics relating to your course idea, as well as the specific audience you think would be likely to take the course. Indicate your teaching experience and credentials in the subject you would like to teach.

No, in most cases another section is not available, and we do not carry over registrations from one session to another. If handouts were distributed in the class you missed, you can request those handouts at the next class from the course attendant. Some individual programs, such as ESL, the Foreign Language Program and Center for College Readiness have specific policies on missed classes. Please call or consult the website.

An individual may be able to claim a tax deduction or a tax credit for the cost of attending this continuing education program. However, we do not issue 1098-Ts. Non-academic credit programs such as continuing education courses do not require a 1098-T per IRS guidelines. Please keep a copy of your receipt and consult with your tax advisor about whether your payment meets the regulations that apply to tax deductions and tax credits. The University’s Federal Tax ID Number is 74-1109620.

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are closed on holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized uniform unit of measurement of individual participation in non-credit continuing education. One Continuing Education Unit is defined as "ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience, under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction." CEUs provide the framework for individuals to document their efforts to update or broaden their knowledge or skills through a variety of non-credit educational options. CEUs are granted for classroom hours and are not granted for hours spent at such activities as performances, field trips or tours.

In general, we accept registrations up until the first class session, as long as there is space available in the class. Many classes fill quickly; we recommend that you register as early as possible. Some Community Programs and Professional Development courses have an early registration discount. See course pages for details. If you have waited until the day a class starts to register, please call us at 713-348-4803; if you register online at the last minute you risk not getting course location or parking information. 

We are located in the Anderson-Clarke Center, the three-story building on the left as you come in Entrance 8 at the intersection of University Boulevard and Stockton Drive. It is building #74 on the campus map. Visitor parking spaces are available on the backside of the building.

You will receive important information about parking in your enrollment acknowledgment; please read and retain all parking information. Visit our Parking & Directions for more information.

Continuing Studies classes are open to adults, with the exception of a few courses for high school students. A few courses have prerequisites indicated in the course descriptions, and some programs require a bachelor's degree (which does not have to be from Rice but must be from an accredited institution). See individual program pages for specifics.

Some courses have required and/or recommended texts. For information on books for your course see individual program pages on our website or call 713-348-4803. 

Refund policies differ, depending on the type of course. For non-limited enrollment courses, you can receive a refund if your written request is received 10 working days before class starts. Limited enrollment courses have other refund requirements. For more information, see our Policies page and specific refund policies that apply to ESL, Foreign Language Program and Center for College Readiness. For refunds on books purchased at the Rice Bookstore, please refer to the store’s refund policy.

You will receive an enrollment acknowledgment in the mail approximately one week after registration (although this varies by program). This will include classroom location, campus map, parking information, book requirements and other information relating to your particular class.

People greeting each other at interview
by admin  |  Nov 15 , 2016

Secrets to Successful Interviewing

How many times have you been on the losing side of an interview? In today’s tough business climate and economic slowdown, finding the right job is more critical than ever.

The Thinker by Rodin
by admin  |  Oct 31 , 2016

How to Design an Authentic Life

In our social media-saturated world, the concept of authenticity is a popular one. What does an authentic life look like and how do we get there?

Professional speaking and communications coaches, Mike Fain and Christopher Hunter
by admin  |  Oct 17 , 2016

Taking Public Speaking to the Next Level

For the past 12 years, Michael Fain, J.D. and Christopher Hunter have been a "dynamic duo" that takes public speaking to the next level at Rice.

People talking on sidewalk at contemporary art event
by admin  |  Sep 12 , 2016

Contemporary Art for Your Heart and Mind

Contemporary art has a unique way of weaving together powerful visual experiences with intellectual and emotional stimulation.

Group practicing mindful communication
by admin  |  Sep 06 , 2016

Make Mindful Communication Your Goal This Fall

As companies evolve and become increasingly more diverse, the need for meaningful communication is essential for a successful workplace with employees who have differing backgrounds and

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by admin  |  Mar 03 , 2016

Kim McGaw to Present at Upcoming SXSWedu

Improv and Zombies will take center stage as Kim McGaw, director of professional programs, presents at the South by Southwest Education Conference (SXSWedu® ) in Austin.

Azaleas on the Rice campus with Lovett Hall in background
by admin  |  Mar 02 , 2016

Rice Alum Returns to Advance Religious Tolerance

Last summer, Zahra Jamal, Ph.D., who earned two undergraduate degrees from Rice University, was named the associate director for community engagement at Rice’s Boniuk Institute for the Study and

Anderson Clarke Center
by admin  |  Feb 24 , 2016

'Scribal Culture' and the Internet

In an era of Internet communication, what can we learn from turning points in “scribal culture”?

Participants active at a brain changer event
by admin  |  Feb 22 , 2016

Moving Your Body Can Be a Brain Changer

Personal expression is not only the words you choose or the manner in which you convey those words. The way you use your body communicates more than you might think.

Academic Quad with Flowers
by admin  |  Feb 12 , 2016

Our Valentine’s Gift to You: Love + Empathy

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Glasscock School is offering a fresh look at the complex subjects of love and empathy. Dr. Michael Winters will teach two courses that explore these

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