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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