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.
Museum Collection Information Management
This workshop will start with the definition of a museum and the code of ethics for museums. In this context, students will discuss the various institutional processes that aid the physical and intellectual organization and care of a collection. Topics will include accessioning/deaccessioning, cataloging, condition reporting, storage methods, loans, insurance, packing/crating/shipping, art handling, climate control and collection management systems. On-site tours of storage at the Kent State University Museum will facilitate in-depth discussion of some of the workshop material.
Murphy Auditorium, Rockwell Hall
Fri-Sat June 21-22, 2013
1 graduate credit hour $468
LIS 50693 CRN#15293
Instructor: Joanne Fenn
How Are We Doing?: An Introduction to Surveys
This workshop teaches the process of administering surveys from planning questions to using results. Participants will learn how to develop survey questions and identify managerial and ethical concerns. The hands-on exercises prepare participants to implement surveys in their current and future jobs. Students will learn how to plan a survey, how to write questions, what can be surveyed, how to recruit respondents, how to critique surveys, and what possible complications may arise.
July 14 - August 2, 2013
1 graduate credit hour $468
LIS 50693 CRN#15291
Instructor: Sharon Holderman