Strategy 2 Stories: Securing Our Financial Future

2. Create and encourage non-traditional revenue streams.

The narratives below define and bring clarity to what each of the University Strategic Goals means to Academic Affairs. The narratives express our values and beliefs, and create a context to guide implementation efforts. To learn more about the specific strategies and tactics involved in securing our financial future, please view our Academic Affairs Strategic Plan.

KSU offers online programs

A sophomore in business studnent, takes a distance learning class at the Kent State East Liverpool Campus.

The campuses and colleges continually look for ways to reduce their costs, maintain academic quality, and be more accommodating to the changing needs of our students. Increasing the number of online courses saves the university money and provides scheduling flexibility for students. Online courses also frees up space to accommodate our increased enrollment. 

Everspring launched to develop distance learning programs

A student studies in a computer lab at the Ashtabula Campus.

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.

Degree Completion Office Launched

Students walk toward the science corridor in front of the new Student Green.

The University Degree Completion Office helps students who have stopped out, complete their bachelor’s degree in a convenient and flexible manner. Eligible students must have: