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									Columbia College’s Online Campus: the                             Columbia College’s Online Campus provides:
new face of higher education                                       • Student interaction: Columbia College allows two-way
                                                                     communication between the professor and the students
                                                                                                                                                            Columbia College—                                                                July 2005

For many, the thought of attending class anytime, anywhere
sounds appealing. But with a multitude of online programs to
choose from, how can you be assured you’ll receive a quality
                                                                     and facilitates interaction among class members.
                                                                   • Course development: Online courses reflect, though not
                                                                                                                                                            Online Campus
                                                                     mirror, traditional classes in similar content and evaluation                                                                                                           A newsletter for students
online education?                                                                                                                     OF MISSOURI
                                                                     instruments. However, they take advantage of the unique                                                                                                                 and friends of the college
                                                                     strengths of online education, like independent student
Columbia College’s Online Campus offers 11 accredited
                                                                     thought and projects.
degree programs and more than 300 online classes. You can                                                                                                                A college education: reaping what you sow
have the flexibility you need with the academic quality you        • Robust technology: Columbia College is committed to             Online Campus
deserve. Just like its on-campus courses, Columbia College’s         offering current technology to ensure students are getting      1001 Rogers Street                  But is it really worth the sowing?                   We also know
online courses are accredited, and its instructors maintain the      the best online experience possible. We also take very          Columbia, MO 65216                                                                       that more
                                                                                                                                                                         Have you ever sat in class and watched               entry-level
same high standards as those teaching in an actual classroom.        seriously student privacy issues, as well as back-up systems
                                                                                                                                     Phone: (573) 875-7246               as the second hand ticked away? Is there             jobs, as well as
                                                                     should a system failure occur.
                                                                                                                                     Fax: (573) 875-7445                 anyone among us who hasn’t wondered                  advancement
“With five years of experience in online education, Columbia                                                                                                             what else they could be doing with their
College knows how to make the most of a quality online                                                                                                                                                                        opportunities,
                                                                                                                                                                         time other than going to class?                      are requiring
program, including allowing students to take on-campus and
online courses simultaneously,” said Dr. Gary Massey, director                                                                                                                                                                college
                                                                                                                                                                         With all the demands of work, family                 degrees. It
of the Online Campus. “That’s why nearly 10,000 students                                                                             Dates to remember                   and school, it’s easy to lose sight of what
take online classes at Columbia College each year.”                                                                                                                                                                           seems as if these days the first question a
                                                                                                                                                                         everyone always says: sowing the seeds of            prospective employer will ask is whether
                                                                                                                                     July 11, 2005                       education will reap a bountiful harvest. But         you have a college degree.
                                                                                                                                     Registration for August session     who hasn’t questioned whether the sowing
                                                                                                                                     begins                              is actually worth it?                                Your children could benefit from your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              education, as well. Studies show that
                                                                                                                                     July 15, 2005                       While the day-to-day obligation of attending         children of college-educated parents are
                                                                                                                                     Last day to withdraw from June      class may seem overwhelming at times, the            healthier, perform better academically and
                                                                                                                                     session classes                     pay off — in terms of personal satisfaction,         are more likely to attend college themselves
                                                                                                                                                                         growth and profitability — is definitely worth       than children with parents from a lower
                                                                                                                                     July 30, 2005                       the investment.                                      educational level. And who can argue with
                                                                                                                                     June session ends
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the sense of personal satisfaction that will
                                                                                                                                                                         According to the Postsecondary Education             come from earning a college degree?
                                                                                                                                     Aug. 15, 2005                       Opportunity Research Letter, the lifetime
                                                                                                                                     Online and on-campus                income of families headed by individuals             There’s no doubt that earning a college
                                                                                                                                     August session begins               with a bachelor’s degree will be about               degree is hard work, especially for adult
                                                                                                                                                                         $1.6 million more than the incomes of                learners with multiple responsibilities. There
                                                                                                                                     Aug. 22, 2005                       families headed by those with a high school          will be times when you question whether
                                                                                                                                     Last day to drop/add August         diploma, and women who earn a bachelor’s             it is all worth it. That’s when you need to
                                                                                                                                     session classes without financial   degree will earn 91 percent more than                remember that the sowing of your education
                                                                                                                                     liability                           women with just a high school diploma. With          is only temporary while the benefits you’ll
                                                                                                                                                                         those kinds of numbers, how can you afford           reap will last a lifetime.
                                                                                                                                     Sept. 5, 2005                       not to attend college?                                                                – Dr. Gary Massey
                                                                                                       Columbia, MO 65216            Offices closed                                                                                    Associate Dean of Adult Higher Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and Director of the Online Campus
                                                                                                       1001 Rogers Street
                                                                                                       Online Campus
                                                                                                                                                                         Did you know?                                    •   Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.        1999
                                                                                                       OF MISSOURI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •   Whidbey Island, Wash.               2001
                                                                                                                                                                         Since Dr. Gerald Brouder’s arrival as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •   Lemoore, Calif.                     2001
                                                                                                                                                                         Columbia College president 10 years ago,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •   San Luis Obispo, Calif.             2002
                                                                                                                                                                         12 extended campuses have been added
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •   Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.           2002
                                                                                                                                                                         to Columbia College. They include:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •   Fort Stewart, Ga.                   2002
                                                                                                                                                                         • Freeport, Ill.                    1996
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •   Guantanamo Bay                      2004
                                                                                                                                                                         • Moberly, Mo.                      1996
                                                                                                                                                                         • Los Alamitos, Calif.              1997
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Columbia College now has 30 extended
                                                                                                                                                                         • Christian County, Mo.             1997
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          campuses, including one in Guantanamo
                                                                                                                                                                         • Elgin, Ill.                       1997
                                                                                                                                        www.ccis.edu/online                                                               Bay, Cuba.
                                Virtual bookstore makes ordering textbooks a breeze
                                                                                                                                                                 Columbia College to offer human resource major
August session 2005             A virtual bookstore is at your fingertips!
Aug. 15 - Oct. 8, 2005                                                                                                              Business administration students now have the option of              MGMT 364 Workforce Planning and Employment
                                Most Columbia College campuses, as well as the Online Campus, use                                   choosing an additional major: human resource management.             MGMT 365 Compensation and Benefit Systems
For a complete list of online   the services of MBS Direct as the official textbook vendor to provide
classes, please see the Web     students a convenient way to order textbooks and other course                                       Columbia College will begin offering the new major in August,        Elective Courses: 6 hours (all are 3-hour courses)
site at www.ccis.edu/online/    material via the Internet, mail, fax or phone.                                                      though some campuses may not have the major available until          COMM 303 Intercultural Communications
schedule.
                                                                                                                                    later sessions. The new major also will be available online in the   MGMT 339 Cross-Cultural Management
                                Before ordering, please have handy your school name, site location                                  2005-2006 academic year.                                             MGMT 360 Organizational Theory
Online Campus                   and complete course information, including course title. Please                                                                                                          MGMT 367 Business Law II
                                identify which courses you are taking online as books for these classes                             “We are proud to offer this new major as part of our business        MGMT 375 Labor Relations
awards scholarships
                                may differ from on-campus classes. MBS Direct will ship your order                                  administration program,” said Terry Smith, executive vice            MGMT 430 Management Science
Keith G. Allen of Baltimore,    within 24 hours Monday through Friday, and payment is accepted via                                  president and dean for Academic Affairs. “This has been              MGMT 461 Human Resource Development
Md., and Geraldine Elmer        credit card, personal check or money order.                                                         requested often from students, and we are pleased we are able        POSC 326 International Law and Organizations
of North Kingstown, R.I.,                                                                                                           to accommodate them.”                                                PSYC 336 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
are the recipients of a $500    MBS Direct guarantees that you’ll receive the correct book and will replace any defective or                                                                             PSYC 360 Social Psychology
scholarship in honor of Frank   incorrect item. Columbia College is not responsible for any incorrect or late textbooks not         Interested students must complete 12 hours of required
S. Westling. Westling was a     purchased from MBS.                                                                                 courses and six hours of elective courses from the list below:       MGMT 364, MGMT 365 and MGMT 461 are new courses to
former dean of the college’s                                                                                                                                                                             ensure students are competitive in the field of human resource
Extended Studies Division.      Two weeks before the end of the term, MBS Direct will e-mail you a buyback quote listing the        Required Courses: 12 hours (all are 3-hour courses)                  management.
                                value of your books. If you’re interested in selling them, follow the instructions and use the      MGMT 361 Human Resource Management
Allen is a senior business      prepaid shipping label.                                                                             MGMT 362 Organizational Behavior                                     For more information on the degree, contact the campus office.
administration major and
pastor of the Rehoboth          Contact MBS Direct at www.mbsDirect.net or (800) 325-3252, or by fax at (800) 499-0143.
Church of God in Christ
Jesus Apostolic. He has                                                                                                          Degree Audit coming soon
demonstrated leadership
                                                                                                                                 Ever wonder what courses you’d need to take if you changed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Online Campus tuition
and service to his community                                                                                                                                                                                                          rates rising
by coaching softball and        newsletters now available online                                                                 majors? You’ll be able to find the answers to these questions
                                                                                                                                 on Degree Audit, an automated checklist soon available on
organizing community                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tuition rates for Online Campus
                                Columbia College’s newsletters are now available online.                                         eServices.
events. Allen also helped                                                                                                                                                                                                             courses will increase from $185
develop the New Rehoboth                                                                                                                                                                                                              per credit hour to $195 per
                                You can find important upcoming dates, course schedules and other useful campus-specific         Degree Audit will replace the degree checklists that were
Child Development Center                                                                                                                                                                                                              credit hour beginning with the
                                and collegewide information in the newsletter, which is available under the About Us, Current    previously sent to students. In addition to providing instant
and Vision Christian                                                                                                                                                                                                                  August session.
                                Students or Newsroom tab on the Columbia College Web site at www.ccis.edu.                       access to their declared degree program, the new system
Academy.
                                                                                                                                 will allow students to input scenarios of different majors and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The rate increase is necessary to
                                                                                                                                 see how their course of study would change.
Elmer is a junior psychology                                                                                                                                                                                                          cover rising costs of technology
major and family support                                                                                                                                                                                                              enhancements and increased
                                                                                                                                 “Degree Audit allows students to play the ‘what if’ game,” said Allyson Presley, director of
coordinator at Rhode                Regional vs. national accreditation — What’s the difference?                                                                                                                                      facilities costs. The increase,
                                                                                                                                 Evaluations and Transcripts. “Instead of having to wait for the Evaluations Department to
Island Parent Information                                                                                                                                                                                                             however, is still well below the
                                    Regional accreditation is the widest and most respected form of college accreditation        process a Change of Major form, students will be able to access Degree Audit themselves
Network. She is active in                                                                                                                                                                                                             national average.
                                    in the United States. Regional accreditation assures that the quality of an education        – any time, anywhere – and view how their credits apply to any or all degree programs.
her community and has
                                    offered at one college is equivalent to the quality at another college so students earning   If students decide to pursue a different degree program, then they still will need to file a
volunteered for the Red                                                                                                                                                                                                               “Columbia College’s Online
                                    credits at a regionally accredited school will have their degrees and transfer credits       Declaration of Major form to officially change programs.”
Cross and led a support                                                                                                                                                                                                               Campus continues to be an
group for parents of children       recognized by other schools.                                                                                                                                                                      exceptional value,” said Mike
                                                                                                                                 Presley cautions that Degree Audit’s calculations may appear different than on the previous
with emotional disorders.                                                                                                                                                                                                             Randerson, vice president for
                                    Students earning credits or degrees from nationally accredited schools may have              degree checklist because Degree Audit will reflect the longest route to degree completion. It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the Division of Adult Higher
                                    trouble transferring their credits to regional institutions.                                 will add up the separate degree requirements and will not calculate when one course might
The Westling Scholarship is                                                                                                                                                                                                           Education. “We offer an
                                                                                                                                 satisfy two or more requirements as was the case with the degree checklists. Students still
a nonrenewable scholarship                                                                                                                                                                                                            exceptional education at an
                                    Columbia College is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges       will need to work closely with their advisors to create the most efficient and appropriate
and will be awarded to a                                                                                                                                                                                                              affordable price.”
                                    and Schools. The college underwent a reaccredidation review in 2002 and was granted          degree plan for their individual situation.
new student each year. For
more information about the          the maximum 10-year reaccredidation by the North Central Association.                                                                                                                             The Online Campus was
                                                                                                                                 Audits are being sent out to students admitted for Fall 2005. Audits that will replace the
scholarship, contact the                                                                                                                                                                                                              launched in 2000 and serves
                                    For more information on accreditation, contact the Online Campus office.                     previous checklists for students admitted in 2004 will soon follow. Presley expects Degree
campus office.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        nearly 10,000 students each
                                                                                                                                 Audit to be available to students on eServices by the end of 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      year.
                                                                                                                                 For questions on Degree Audit, please contact your campus advisor or the Transcripts and
                                                                                                                                 Evaluations Department at (573) 875-7505.

								
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