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					    Franklin University
    Community College Alliance (CCA)
    Connections                                                                                     Summer ’09 Trimester

    WHAT’S NEW                                                                    CCA Adds New Members
                                                                                  Franklin University’s Community College Alliance
Franklin MBA Offered Internationally                                              (CCA) keeps growing stronger. With the addition
Franklin University is proud to announce it will offer its MBA program to         of San Jacinto Community College District in
students in Poland and Macedonia in Fall 2009.                                    Pasadena, Texas, and Rockland Community College
Through Franklin’s first international articulation agreement, the Franklin MBA   in Suffern, N.Y., the CCA roster now includes 252
Program will be made available to Polish students through the Wroclaw School      schools in 32 states.
of Banking, which is also collaborating with Franklin on the development of a
Polish-language MBA degree.                                                       AMGT Major to Offer
The Macedonian agreement is with the University St. Kliment Ohridski-Bitola       Concentrations
(UKLO). Franklin was approached by Macedonia’s Minister of Information            Franklin’s Applied Management (AMGT) major is
Society, Ivo Ivanovski, a graduate of Franklin’s Master of Science in Computer    designed for students who want to either progress
Science program. It will be the first American MBA offered in his country.        within their industry or start their own business.
                                                                                  Beginning in Fall 2009 Trimester, AMGT students
                                                                                  will be able to choose from two concentration
                                                                                  areas: Performance Management or Small Business
                                                                                  Management. Current AMGT students will have the
                                                                                  option to remain in their original program without
                                                                                  selecting a concentration.
                                                                                  The Performance Management concentration is
                                                                                  designed for students currently working or studying
                                                                                  in a specialty area who want to progress within their
                                                                                  current industry. Using a systems perspective, the
                                                                                  performance management concentration exposes
                                                                                  students to concepts related to change management;
                                                                                  organization development; organization analysis; and
                                                                                  individual, team, and organizational performance.
                                                                                  The Small Business Management concentration
                                                                                  is designed for students currently working or
                                                                                  studying in a specialty area who want to start and/
                                                                                  or manage their own business. Grounded in the
                                                                                  principles of entrepreneurship, this concentration
                                                                                  prepares students to create a sustainable
                                                                                  competitive advantage in starting and managing a
                                                                                  small business.
                                                                                  Each of these concentrations is also available as a
                                                                                  minor to other undergraduate business students.
                                                                                  If you have any questions about this change, please
                                                                                  contact your Student Services Associate (SSA).

Ivo Ivanovski
Macedonia’s Minister of Information Society
Master of Science in Computer Science graduate

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         CCA Connections

    Orban Speaks to PTK Students
                             On March 21, Samantha Orban, Director of
                             Community College Relations, spoke to Phi Theta
                             Kappa (PTK) students at a college fair held during
                             the PTK Ohio Region Awards Conference, hosted by
                             Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio.
                             PTK students from all over Ohio attended the event.
                             Orban’s presentation highlighted the CCA program and
                             its partnership with Ohio schools and also discussed
                             the PTK scholarship available to CCA students.
    Additionally, Franklin’s Strategic Relationships Coordinator David Kerr was
    elected “Member at Large” for Alpha of Ohio, the alumni association for the
    Ohio Region of Phi Theta Kappa.

    Upham Presents at Rhodes State
    On Feb. 9, Joyce Upham, Director of Community College Relations, spoke to
    faculty and staff members at Rhodes State Community College in Lima, Ohio.
    The presentation explained how the CCA partnership helps Rhodes State
    students and included an outline of Franklin history, financial aid information,
    and a question-and-answer session.

    A CCA Student Story
    Like many CCA students, Sarah Clark wanted to continue her education, but
    also wanted to stay close to home.
                             After earning her associate’s degree at Southern
                             State Community College in Hillsboro, Ohio, Sarah
                             enrolled at Franklin through the CCA and was able
                             to accomplish her goals without having to travel or
                             “Franklin opened the door for me to complete my
                             bachelor’s degree while working full time,” she said. “I
                             enrolled in the online degree program and took bridge
    courses at Southern State while simultaneously taking online courses.”
    And Sarah enjoyed her online education experience.
    “I enjoyed the learning experiences of online classes and the freedom to work
    independently,” she said.
    In two years, Sarah completed her coursework while maintaining a full-time
    job and her family responsibilities. She graduated cum laude with a B.S. in
    Business Administration in 2001. Sarah has come full circle, helping students
    move ahead at Southern State, teaching computer lab courses as an adjunct
    faculty member.
    “Thanks to SSCC and Franklin for creating this alliance that allowed me to
    succeed,” she said.

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         CCA Connections

    STUDENT RESOURCES                                                   Library Provides for Research Needs
                                                                        Connect with these research tools and more through the Franklin
                                                                        University Nationwide Library:
    Financial Aid Focus
                                                                        OhioLINK – This consortium of 80 colleges and universities
    Financial Aid Deadline Approaching                                  provides access to a wealth of locally provided and OhioLINK services
    Be sure to file your 2009-10 Free Application for Federal Student   and resources.
    Aid (FAFSA). Don’t delay – file early!
                                                                        Ask a Librarian – Librarians are available to help you locate the
                     Financial Aid Information                          resource or service you need. Contact them online, via email, in
                                                                        person, by phone, or through Chat Reference.
    Financial Aid Loan Program Changes
    Franklin University recently researched and compared the            Chat Reference – Ask a librarian a question in real time when you’re
    Federal Family Educational Loan Program and the Federal Direct      online completing research, no matter where you are: on campus, off
    Student Loan Program. During the research process, it became        campus, or even in the library.
    evident that the Federal Direct Student Loan Program was a
                                                                        Writing Guides – Learn how to correctly cite in APA style, evaluate
    better fit for Franklin students, providing advantages such as:
                                                                        information for your research, avoid plagiarism, and properly
     •	 Guaranteed	availability	of	loan	capital	from	a	single	lender
                                                                        paraphrase information.
     •	 Overall	simplicity	of	Direct	Lending
     •	 Loans	are	never	sold	in	the	Direct	Loan	program                 Online Instructional Tutorials – Online library tutorials pertaining
     •	 Students	will	only	have	to	track	their	loans	with	one	lender	   to library services and resources such as databases and useful
        instead of multiple lenders                                     documents relating to library instructional sessions.
    Processing of loans will begin through the Federal Direct Student
    Loan Program in Summer 2009 Trimester. All students who plan                 Connect With These Resources and More!
    to borrow Federal Stafford or PLUS loans will be required to sign             Connect With These Resources and More!
    a new Master Promissory Note for the 2009-10 award year.
                                                                        Explore the Opportunities of the
    For additional information, visit the Franklin Financial Aid
    Web page at and click on the “Loan       Student Learning Center
    Process” link.                                                      Franklin’s Student Learning Center (SLC) offers support to students
                                                                        through workshops, placement, proficiency testing, and free tutoring.
    Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship                                         Every Franklin student, whether taking classes on campus or online,
    Franklin University’s competitive Phi Theta Kappa scholarship       is encouraged to explore the opportunities provided by the SLC.
    rewards new transfer students for their commitment and
    outstanding academic achievements. Scholarship recipients           Tutoring – The SLC provides tutoring support for Franklin students
    are awarded up to 15% of the tuition for required Franklin          enrolled in core, introductory-level classes in a variety of formats.
    University courses.                                                 All tutoring services focus on strengthening students’ understanding
                                                                        of key course principles. Tutoring is available by appointment via
                      Scholarship Information                           FranklinLive! or on a drop-in basis at the SLC. The SLC has expanded
                                                                        its online appointment hours beyond its normal business hours. For
    SSAs Available on Saturdays                                         exact days and times, please refer to the tutoring schedule on the SLC
                                                                        Web page.
    In addition to being available to answer questions Monday through
    Thursday from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. EST and Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m.       Workshops – Academic Success Series workshops, offered both
    EST, Student Services Associates (SSAs) are now also available      online and on the Franklin campus, provide exceptional tips and
    from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. EST each Saturday. Contact 614.797.4700 or       tools for success. Workshops scheduled for the Summer ’09 Trimester
    1.888.341.6237 to schedule an appointment with your SSA.            include: APA, Grammar, Writing and Researching Effectively, and
                                                                        Microsoft Office.
    myFranklin Makes a Difference                                       To find out more about SLC offerings or to sign up for a workshop,
    MyFranklin is a secure portal for Franklin University students –    contact the SLC at 614.947.6800, toll free 1.866.341.6206, or through
    an entrance point on the Web designed to give students access to    the SLC Web page.
    online resources and information. Through myFranklin, students
    can view course schedules, financial information, course grades,                        Visit the SLC Web Page
    unofficial transcripts, and much more. Prospective students can
    view a demo at by logging in as a guest.

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    STUDENT RESOURCES                                                         FACULTY/STAFF RESOURCES
    Leverage Your Associate of Applied                                        CCA Faculty and Staff Tuition
    Science Degree                                                            Reduction Program
    In addition to accepting your Associate of Science & Associate of Arts    The CCA Faculty/Staff Tuition Reduction Program is designed to
    degree, Franklin also accepts your Associate of Applied Science degrees   express Franklin’s commitment to our community college partners,
    into several of our undergraduate majors, including:                      demonstrate our dedication to lifelong learning, and provide better
     •	 Applied Management                                                    exposure to and knowledge of the Franklin education experience for
     •	 Healthcare Management                                                 various community college faculty and staff members. The program
     •	 Public Safety Management                                              provides the following tuition reduction/discount structure for CCA
                                                                              faculty and staff members who are enrolled at Franklin University:
    Military Discount                                                            Tuition Discount
    Are you the spouse or dependent child of a member of the U.S.                Undergraduate Programs........................15%
    Armed Forces? Your family member sacrifices a lot for our country            Graduate Programs..................................10%
    – and so do you.                                                          Students must be full- or part-time permanent employees of the
    That’s why Franklin offers a Military Family Member Discount that         college and must complete the Tuition Reduction Request Form
    entitles you to a 15% discount on undergraduate courses and a 10%         each term – including employment verification – and return it to
    discount on graduate courses. Even with the unique challenges of          Franklin. Once the form is received, the tuition reduction will
    a military family, Franklin makes continuing your education both          be applied to courses in the current or next academic term. The
    accessible and affordable.                                                tuition reduction benefit is for Franklin University tuition only, and
                                                                              does not extend to books, other supplemental materials, or other
                                                                              educational organizations.
                                                                              For further information on this program, visit
             Dates to Remember
                                                                              Advisor Resources Available
         June 29                                                              Through CCA Web Site
         Fall 2009 registration begins                                        Franklin University’s Community College Alliance Web site
                                                                              ( has become even more useful. The “Community
         July 3                                                               College Resources” section provides information for prospective and
         Independence Day holiday observed,                                   existing alliance schools. Transfer guides, a counselor book for advising
         University closed                                                    students interested in CCA, a course demo, and contact information
                                                                              are included.
         July 8
         Last day for Summer 2009 graduation                                                            More Information
         applicants to pay all balances by check
         July 22
         Last day for Summer 2009 graduation
         applicants to pay all balances by
         credit card
         August 16
         Summer 2009 Commencement

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