Staff Orientation, Compliance, and Professional Development

Welcome to Missouri State university!

Full-time and part-time staff

Human Resources Employee Development and Performance (EDP) is your connection to learning opportunities throughout the University. The My Learning Connection is your access to online compliance training and other learning opportunities offered by EDP and other University units.

Below is orientation information about My Learning Connection and required compliance training for all full-time and part-time employees.

My Learning Connection

My Learning Connection is the University's web-based learning management system that serves as a centralized library for personal and professional development activities and compliance training. When you log-in to your My Learning Connection, you can search for classes and register online 24/7. Instructional guides and tutorials are available online or call us at 836-4592/5779 for assistance.

Accessing My Learning Connection requires your BearPass LogIn and Password. If needed, setup your BearPass Account.

Compliance Training (full-time and part-time employees)

Within the first 30 days of employment, all new employees are required to complete the web-based Institutional Equity and Compliance training. You are required to complete the sessions listed below.

Register for and complete the following Compliance - Equity and Diversity programs through My Learning Connection:

  • Preventing Discrimination and Harassment
  • Preventing Sexual Misconduct (Title IX)

HIPAA and FERPA compliance training (fulltime and part-time)

Other compliance trainings are available (such as HIPAA and FERPA) and are optional and/or department specific. Please ask your Supervisor if you need to complete the optional HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Training) and/or FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) online training.

Search under Compliance - Privacy and Security in My Learning Connection to locate classes.

  • HIPAA Online Training: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Training should be completed by employees who are assigned to a department that has been designated as a Health Care Component. Please refer to the Health Information Privacy website for the list of the University's Health Care Components.
  • FERPA Online Training: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) training provides specific guidelines for protecting the information in student education records. Supervisors will make the determination whether this information is needed for the employee to conduct their job responsibilities.

Emergency and safety information

Please visit the University's Safety and Transportation website for additional information and resources.

Clery Act

Missouri State University’s annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University; and on public property that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and other drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Office of the Dean of Students, Plaster Student Union 405, 417-836-5527; Human Resources, Carrington Hall 118, 417-836-6616; or Safety and Transportation, 636 E. Elm, 417-836-8870 or by accessing the following website:

Violence Against Women Act - frequently asked questions

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) addresses domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Contact the Title IX office for assistance.

Missouri State Alert

Missouri State Alert is the University's mass notification system, which uses a variety of methods to contact students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency or school closing. Please visit this site to subscribe.

Safety training and videos

Missouri State University Safety website has information and training videos for faculty, staff, and employees that provide guidance on surviving an active shooter situation and information on personal protection.