Everspring launched to develop distance learning programs
The Office of Continuing and Distance Education and Everspring, Inc. entered into a partnership in November 2013 to develop online programs. Beginning in fall 2014 three new fully online masters degrees will be launched including the online MPA, User Experience Design, and Criminology and Criminal Justice. These fully online master’s degree programs will be marketed nationwide. The strategic plan for online learning projects nine more fully online master’s degree programs over the next three years. Everspring will provide support for online marketing and enrollment management as well as student retention services. They will also partner with OCDE to develop fully online faculty training programs and an online student orientation. The partnership will feature a new mobile app for online learners enrolled in the new online master’s degree programs.
For the 10th time, Kent State University is being recognized as a “Great College to Work For,” according to the latest survey by the Great Colleges to Work For program. The program recognizes the colleges that get top ratings from their employees regarding workplace practices and policies.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Kent State University a nearly $1.2 million, five-year TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers program grant. The program is designed to provide support services to qualified adults, including veterans, who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education.
Kent State University Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley, Ph.D., announced the selection of Manfred van Dulmen, Ph.D., to serve as the university’s associate provost for academic affairs and dean of the Division of Graduate Studies, effective April 16.