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
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).
Macedonia’s Minister of Information Society
Master of Science in Computer Science graduate
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FRANKLIN SUCCESS STORIES
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
“Thanks to SSCC and Franklin for creating this alliance that allowed me to
succeed,” she said.
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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
• 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 www.franklin.edu/go/finaid 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
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
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 my.franklin.edu 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
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
(alliance.franklin.edu) 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
Last day for Summer 2009 graduation More Information
applicants to pay all balances by check
Last day for Summer 2009 graduation
applicants to pay all balances by
Summer 2009 Commencement
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