Office of Continuing and Distance Education
120 North Lincoln Street
Kent State University
PO Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001
Credit and Non-credit Workshop Opportunities
The Office of Continuing and Distance Education offers credit and noncredit workshops and conferences designed to help you stay ahead of the curve in your career development. Professionals in all types of fields attend our programs to learn the latest trends, maintain credentials and get the hands-on training necessary for furthering their careers. Continuing and Distance Education Workshops are credit or noncredit activities that focus on professional tasks. They are characterized by cutting-edge topics, innovative formats and unconventional scheduling. They are also characterized by flexible schedules, including weekends, evenings and over university breaks. In addition to Kent State campuses, the Office of Continuing and Distance Education offers workshops on-site at businesses, schools, hospitals, libraries or other settings.
Participants who successfully complete credit-bearing workshops earn graduate-level university credits (usually one, two or three, depending on the workshop). Grading is on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Although noncredit workshops do not offer university credit, they may provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) that are required in some professions.
FEATURED - UPCOMING WORKSHOP ATTRACTIONS
Sponsored by Kent State University's School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) in conjunction with the Office of Continuing and Distance Education.
SPRING 2014 LIS Workshops
White Gloves and Red Paint: Handling and Labeling Museum Collections
This workshop is a good way for future museum professionals to gain a firm understanding of museum standards for handling and physically numbering objects. This workshop will identify different numbering techniques for assorted collection media and offer hands-on experiencein applying the techniques. In addition, it will teach students museum standards in handling different collection medio and offer hands-on experience in applying these with replica objects or non-accessioned objects. The goals will be met by observing and practicing hand-on techniques with museum professionals (guest lecturers and instructors).
KSU Museum M204
Fri - Sat April 11-12, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $475
Special fee $26
LIS 50693 CRN#22320
Instructor: Joanne Fenn
Developing Memorable Museum Tours
This workshop will examine the important role that museum tours play in fulfilling museums’ educational and programmatic goals. Students will examine the various types and styles of personally and technologically-mediated tours and look at their successful development as well as weighing their relative strengths and limitations. Students will learn to use museum tours as a tool for communicating with specialized museum audiences including children, families and special interest groups
Library Room TBA
Fri - Sat April 18-19, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $475
LIS 50693 CRN#22234
Instructor: Edith Serkownek