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As Maryland's third-largest independent university, Stevenson serves more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and adult undergraduate degrees in the classroom and online. Founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College, the University is committed to providing a career-focused education and to offering programs that ensure our students' success in an increasingly dynamic job market.
The University imbues its emphasis on career throughout the educational experience, from coursework to experiential learning. In addition to providing students with a quality liberal arts education, the University also stays true to its tagline, "Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career." Stevenson graduates gain the knowledge and skills that they can apply to not just their first job or graduate course but also carry with them throughout their lives. This promise is made explicit through the Career ArchitectureSM model, which carefully mentors students through a process of learning who they are within a framework of theory, practice, and mentoring. Stevenson has historically high job and graduate school placement rates for its students, helping them find success by starting their careers or by entering graduate school for continuing their education. In 2013, the Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA) recognized the impact of the Career Architecture process by awarding Stevenson with its annual MCDA Organizational Career Planning Award. This award recognizes an institution that has developed an excellent program for career development within the organization.
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Our medical plan, provided by Cigna Healthcare, is an Open Access Plan (OAP) that helps you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Coverage includes preventive services; office visits, labs, and testing; emergency and urgent care; hospitalization; hospital alternatives; and prescription drugs.
Stevenson's dental plan, through MetLife, covers four main types of expenses:
- Preventive and diagnostic care (e.g. routine exams and cleanings)
- Basic treatment (e.g. simple fillings and extractions)
- Major treatment (e.g. crowns and dentures)
- Orthodontia benefit for children
This voluntary benefit covers an annual eye exam and corrective eyewear. Our vision plan provides savings on eyewear such as anti-reflective coatings, edge polishes, high-index lenses, photochromatic lenses, polarized lenses, progressive lenses, and UV protection.
Life & Financial Benefits
- Optional Life Insurance through The Hartford Life
- Flexible Spending Accounts through Flores & Associates
- 403(b) Retirement Plan through T. Rowe Price and TIAA-CREF
- Basic Life Insurance
- Basic Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
- University Medical Leave Program
- Long-Term Disability Insurance
Vacation, Sick, and Personal Time (for staff only)
We provide employees with paid time-off. Full-time staff members accrue vacation and sick leave each pay period and have two days of personal leave each year. Employees with longer service receive a greater accrual of vacation time.
Stevenson recognizes 14 paid holidays each year: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Holy Thursday (floating Holiday), Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Yom Kippur, Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve.
In 2013, SU offered faculty and staff 95 professional development programs on campus, some of which are cohort programs, but most are open enrollment. Programs fall into the general categories of leadership, supervisory, recommended, skill development, and personal enrichment
- Each year, both full-time and adjunct faculty are offered sabbaticals, internal grant awards, and the opportunity to attend professional development conferences and workshops with their expenses paid.
- Stevenson has a robust leadership development curriculum which includes the Executive Development Institute for the Cabinet and Deans, the Stevenson Senior Seminar for Chairs and Directors, The Leadership Seminar for up-and-coming faculty and staff, which is led by the President and Cabinet members, Management Fundamentals for managers new to Stevenson, and the Supervisors' Roundtable, a case-based program for all supervisors.
- Stevenson offers all faculty and staff free access to over 3,000 online programs offered by SkillSoft and Lynda.com
Blue U: A Commitment to Healthy Living
Stevenson prides itself on being one of the healthiest workplaces in our area. We've been twice selected for the Baltimore Business Journal's "Healthiest Employers" award and we're striving to not only maintain, but further this achievement. That's why we are offering our employees a great incentive to promote the healthy lifestyle choices we all value.
You have the opportunity to save money on your health insurance premiums by completing various objectives throughout the year:
- Complete a Health Risk Assessment
- Commit to participating in three wellness activities (examples include receiving a biometric screening, getting a flu shot, or pledging to be tobacco and smoke free)
- Offer up your own idea for a suitable wellness activity
As a Stevenson University employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at the University:
- Tuition Concession Program: Full-time employees and their eligible dependents may take undergraduate classes at Stevenson tuition-free
- House Keys for Employees Home Purchase: Employees who receive a Maryland Mortgage Program loan may be eligible to receive up to $5,000 toward their down payment and settlement expenses
- Direct deposit
- Credit Union
- University Store discount
- On-campus wellness activities such as yoga, aerobics, and sessions with a personal trainer
- Educational, cultural, athletic, and employee social events throughout the year
Our Mission, Vision, & Values
Pro Discendo, Pro Vivendo
For Learning, For Living
The University is an innovative, coeducational, independent institution offering undergraduate and graduate students a career-focused education marked by individualized attention, civility, and respect for difference. The University blends the liberal arts with career exploration and planning, complementing a traditional education with applied learning beyond the classroom. The University meets students where they are and supports and challenges them to become reflective and accomplished individuals committed to a lifetime of learning and contribution. Students graduate with the competence and confidence needed to address creatively the opportunities and problems facing their communities, the nation, and the world.
The University will become a national leader in collaborative career-focused liberal arts education and will equip its graduates to visualize and achieve excellence in a dynamic global community.
The core values of the University provide a foundation for faculty, staff, and students to fulfill the mission and achieve the vision of the institution. The values are focused on community, learning, integrity, and excellence.
Promoting a sense of community, the University embraces the common bonds and obligations within and beyond the campus while respecting individual and cultural differences.
Fostering learning, the University promotes the pursuit of theoretical and practical knowledge while encouraging a life well-lived--a lifelong philosophy of informed, critical thinking to meet evolving challenges and opportunities.
Instilling integrity, the University requires acting with dignity and honesty while adhering consistently to the University's ethical codes.
Achieving excellence, the University lauds superior performance while recognizing the importance of persistence toward goals.