FY11 DCE Annual Report


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K-State Division of Continuing Education Annual Report for FY11

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annual report 1 1 dean s office academic and professional programs military ufm student and faculty services conferences and noncredit programs mailing address 20 division of continuing education sue c maes dean of continuing education 785-532-5644 scmaes@k-state.edu distance education evening college intersession credit courses distance degree programs courses for educators 2+2 programs with community colleges 785-532-5575 or 1-800-622-2ksu 2578 informationdce@k-state.edu fax 785-532-3779 k-state at fort riley office on post 785-532-5575 general questions or 785-784-5930 community learning center 785-539-8763 http tryufm.org course materials and testing 1-877-528-6105 or 785-532-5686 www.dce.k-state.edu/students/services 785-532-5569 or 1-800-432-8222 registration@k-state.edu fax 785-532-2422 www.dce.k-state.edu/conf division of continuing education kansas state university 1615 anderson avenue manhattan ks 66502 www.dce.k-state.edu 3


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t welcome from sue c maes dean of continuing education he division of continuing education continues its growth by contributing outstanding distance programs on-campus conferences and professional education this growth and positive impact on the state of kansas and the midwest region is possible because of the tremendous spirit of engagement by the k-state community to extend their reach worldwide more than 11,000 credit students were served in fy11 and 2,300 of these individuals were not part of the on-campus community and are uniquely served by distance learning these numbers generated 61,000 student credit hours with students coming from across the united states and 16 countries virtual classroom to provide a first-hand look at global health issues many programs grew in fy11 including k-state s first online ph.d in personal financial planning which continues to be in high demand the conference venue launched a new nursery production green conference called nurseryworks targeted to ornamental nursery crop producers retail garden centers and extension agents two excellent ongoing programs come from the college of architecture planning and design and the college of arts and sciences the former is facilitating sustainable prosperous community change through their offering of an online master s degree in community sue c maes let me share some of development while the latter has dean of continuing education the highlights of the year the offered for the past ten years a general business bachelor s degree completion hybrid master of science in psychology with an program successfully signed 2+2 agreements emphasis in industrial/organizational psychology with all 19 community colleges in kansas these this program has attained a 93 retention rate partnerships provide a clear degree pathway for outstanding for a distance delivery program students across the state i can t end without highlighting our while i can t begin to highlight all of the fine partnership with the university of kansas which contributions by our faculty i do want to feature brings the osher lifelong learning institute to several royce ann collins college of education manhattan targeting lifelong learners aged 50 and won the university professional and continuing older education association s research and scholarship what a message like this does is put the in continuing education award and terrie spotlight on so very few of the accomplishments mccants college of human ecology received the of kansas state university s division of continuing association s excellence in teaching award while education in a year s time i urge you to read on residing in france most of the year deborah and celebrate with me on a very successful year briggs college of veterinary medicine brought many international experiences to her first-ever 4


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d i vi s i on of c ontinu ing educat ion dce statistics 07 09 10 student stats credit hours conferences 06 college and campus stories 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 college of agriculture college of architecture planning and design college of arts and sciences college of business administration college of education college of engineering college of human ecology college of veterinary medicine k-state salina k-state olathe 12 people 36 38 40 faculty interview instructor feature dce alumni fellow 34 programs and services 44 46 48 50 student and faculty services conferences and noncredit programs programs osher/ku collaboration 42 dce grant proposals awards and honors 52 54 jane ridge academic advising master s program 5 5


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dce statistics dce students by gender male female total 4,797 6,333 11,130 dce students by ethnicity american indian asian black/african-american hawaii/pacific islander hispanic/mexican-american multi-racial not specified white/caucasian total 50 649 647 21 563 225 171 8,804 11,130 all statistical data is from academic year 2010-11 trevor acorn civil engineering master s program male 43 female 57 brittany richardson dietetics bachelor s program 7


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it is really nice teaching such a wide variety of students all who really want to learn distance classes are a really great teaching experience for me amanda murdie assistant professor department of political science college of arts and sciences dce students by age age 24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55 total evening college 2,610 342 40 26 6 3,024 intersession 1,365 202 33 22 4 1,626 distance education 3,082 1,913 845 471 169 6,480 totals 7,057 2,457 918 519 179 11,130 leslie gedminas and ashley owens dietetics bachelor s program 8


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dce statistics dce students by location geographical location kansas united states international total evening college 2,499 520 5 3,024 intersession 1,392 229 5 1,626 distance education 4,161 2,288 31 6,480 totals 8,052 3,037 41 11,130 dce student credit hours by program annual programs distance education esl evening college intersession ufm totals undergraduate 0 24,270 0 10,776 4,806 2,258 42,110 graduate 1,561 15,143 2,000 74 521 4 19,303 the best part of the online format is that i get to know all of my students relatively well gayle doll director center on aging assistant professor college of human ecology annual programs consist of master of agribusiness master of science in psychology with an emphasis in industrial and organizational psychology and graduate certificate in personal financial planning 9


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conferences and noncredit programs statistics new programs supported in fy11 · merck animal health online ce · north central american association for agricultural education regional conference · brownfields and urban gardening seminar · controlling laboratory biorisks · sw states rc&d conference · great plains network conference · afghanistan cultural seminar · online animal health course for high school students ­ k-state olathe · industrial radiation and radioisotope measurement applications irrma-8 · teaching political ideas ­ online modules for k-12 teachers · military culture and curriculum · k-state olathe campus grand opening · teaching and learning technology showcase · reciprocal meat conference conferences · gardens of england and wales · better process control school face-to-face programs · nurseryworks conference mediated programs totals 117 229 346 state audiences regional audiences local audiences national audiences international audiences total 43 27 8 41 227 346 mediated programs refer to programs containing components delivered through communication technologies such as video internet live feed etc these programs extend k-state s reach and offer greater opportunities to those who are location-bound 10


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dce statistics programs face-to-face engineering veterinar y medicine external and youth higher education ag and extension ar ts and sciences education human ecology architecture total 35 2 33 17 15 5 6 2 2 117 mediated 47 142 21 0 17 0 2 0 0 229 total programs 82 144 54 17 32 5 8 2 2 346 11


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agriculture architecture planning and design arts and sciences business administration education engineering human ecology veterinary medicine k-state salina k-state olathe it is always a pleasure to have students complete their programs both on campus and online we have had students come to campus for the first time to participate in commencement to receive their degree kenneth hughey professor and chair special education counseling and student affairs college of education 12


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college and campus stories ag 2010-11 student credit hours 5,270 ug 1,887 gr 20.7%ug 4.7%gr michele heveron animal sciences and i ndustry percent change from previous academic year bachelor s program share of dce sch program development the master of agribusiness program continues exploring the development of a new cohort of the program in southeast asia 11.7 advisor recognition deanna retzlaff assistant professor food science institute was recognized by the united states army warrant officer corps for outstanding advising and mentoring of warrant officers and other military students in distance degree programs 14 14


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college of agriculture master multi-tasker balancing school work family and more leads student to extraordinary things w hen michele heveron spicer minn began taking animal sciences classes through kansas state university she had no idea she d be named an extraordinary student by the time she graduated all without setting foot on campus heveron completed her bachelor s degree in animal sciences and industry with minors in both business and food science via k-state distance education in spring 2011 because she was working toward her degree heveron had the opportunity to apply and be accepted into her current fulltime position in the quality assurance department at jennie-o turkey store in minnesota heveron who had been balancing education with a full-time job family and farm life including caring for animals for several years received the 2011 k-state division of continuing education extraordinary student award the honor is given to one distance education student each year who has demonstrated academic excellence focus and career ambition throughout their studies it s easy to become overwhelmed by family job responsibilities and classes but michele stayed focused and was always eager to learn said deanna retzlaff assistant professor in k-state s food science institute and heveron s advisor she combined her real-world experience with information she learned from her classes to help excel in her career although she has never been to campus heveron hopes to visit manhattan someday and is grateful for the education she completed through k-state we have the responsibility to help our food industry remain the most competitive in the world by providing distance education courses certificates and degrees for on-the-job professionals that makes them a more valuable employee and a better team member who is able to further contribute to critical thinking/strategy that makes their company excel curtis kastner professor and director food science institute college of agriculture distance education was the only way all of this was possible for me with everything else going on in my life she said keeping myself motivated was the hardest part and now i am glad to be done 15



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