Dean’s Message

2016-2017 Issue 1

Dean Judith Potter

At the School of Continuing Studies we’re not only learner-focused, but results-focused; making a difference in people’s lives is what drives us. Using the School’s strategic plan as a guide, we’re working to anticipate and respond to the educational needs of our learners. In this issue, we’ll show you how.

A priority among our many goals is providing our students with innovative programs, market-responsive services, and flexible modes of delivery.

One vibrant example is Career Advising and Transition Services. This service area was established specifically because our learners identified the need for opportunities to gain insights and skills related to establishing and charging careers. Since its founding, Career Advising and Transition Services has helped support thousands of students in their learning journey. The team has already achieved several major milestones, and they have only just begun.

This Fall marked a significant growth in our online and hybrid offerings; our non-credit professional development certificates now offer a range of courses with the option of studying in class or online. With these new delivery modes we hope to increase accessibility and improve flexibility to address the realities of learners.

For it is our aim that you, our learners, reap the benefits of these initiatives. We’ve profiled several of the School’s new students who are attending workshops offered by our Career Advising staff, enrolled in hybrid courses, and realizing their personal and professional goals as a result. Seeing the positive impact brings joy to our work and continues to inspire us in our mission to transform lives.

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