Prior Learning Experience May Transition to College Credits

Vincente Cuevas photo“One rarely thinks of their professional experience translating into college credits unless you are challenged to do so,” says Vincente Cuevas. “Once you reflect and acknowledge the professional competencies you’ve garnered over the years, you can truly appreciate your previous experiences.”

Cuevas is a sophomore in the bachelor of professional studies program at University College. The three-credit Prior Learning Assessment course will also be taught in the Fall 2020 semester.

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Syracuse University Expands Online Offerings

Syracuse University has made a significant investment to expand online offerings. In accordance with the Chancellor’s 2019-20 University wide initiatives, the focus at University College is to expand post-traditional student programs and enrollment with the goal of becoming a recognized international leader in online and post-traditional education. The Center for Online and Digital Learning was launched within University College in 2017 and includes state-of-the-art video production capabilities, instructional design support and user experience designers to maximize learning in the online environment.

Since inception, the following new online programs have been added to the online portfolio at Syracuse University:

Graduate  Undergraduate  Executive Education

Graduate Offerings:

Engineering Management, M.S.
College of Engineering and Computer Science

This program is designed for working professionals who are looking to advance their careers with a master’s degree in Engineering Management.

  • 33 credit-hour program
  • Develop leadership and managerial skills through relevant courses in the areas of engineering economics, technology management, and more.
  • Strengthen technical skills in engineering with courses in statistics, product development, simulation, data analytics and more.

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Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A.
David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

Master’s level MFT professionals are in great demand to provide mental health services to a growing population in need.

  • 60 credit-hour program
  • Online program is accredited by COAMFTE (Accreditation and licensing)
  • Prepares you to change lives with a compassionate, family-centered approach to mental health services.

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Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation, M.S.
School of Education

This program prepares students to evaluate learning and performance problems and to design, develop, implement, evaluate and manage solutions.

  • 30 credit-hour program
  • Curriculum includes courses that blend skills such as models and theories, strategic planning, interpersonal communications and software.

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Conflict and Collaboration, C.A.S.
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Solving the most complex challenges of our day requires cross-disciplinary understanding, superior skills in collaboration and communication and the ability to navigate diversity, complexity and continuous change. Our new online conflict and collaboration certificate of advanced study is designed to provide students with a broad perspective and diverse insights on conflict management, analysis and resolution, so you can effectively manage conflicts in the workplace and community.

  • 12 credit-hour program
  • Learn conflict management skills you will use everyday

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Undergraduate Offerings:

Cybersecurity Administration, B.P.S.
University College

The digital world has created an urgent need for the protection of information systems in every sector – personal, professional, corporate, governmental, national and international. Preventing, detecting, and responding to attacks is essential to all organizations, and cybersecurity specialists are fighting on the front lines of this effort.

  • 120 credit-hour program
  • Provides essential skills for managing the people and technologies that protect information, information systems and infrastructures.

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Project Management, Minor
University College

The project management minor is interdisciplinary and designed to help students explore the foundations of organization, leadership, methodologies, and the communication techniques of Project Management.

  • 18 credit-hour program
  • Apply project management concepts to successfully launch and complete a project.

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Executive Education:

Data Science and Analytics, Non-credit Certificate
University College

In this accelerated, immersive course, students will use key technologies including advanced Excel, Python, R, Tableau, SQL Databases, and more.

  • 18-week program
  • Learn directly from data scientists, analysts and managers. Instructors will teach students the fundamentals as well as updates and tips they have learned.

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Coding and Web Development, Non-credit Certificate
University College

In this accelerated, immersive course, students will learn critical fundamental computer science concepts and build experience using technologies such as Git, JavaScript, Node.js, React.js, Python, Heroku, SQL, RESTful APIs and more.

  • 18-week program
  • Learn the fundamentals of computer science including algorithms, data architecture and QA techniques as well as the foundational knowledge that allows students to continue to learn as technology and tools change over time.

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UC Student, Chevon Janczuk, Savors Her Slice of the Orange

Student researcher. Believer in second chances. Mother of four. Chevon dropped out of high school as a sophomore and found most career pathways closed to her. Then she made the life-changing decision to enroll at Syracuse University as a part-time student. She’s now pursuing a dual degree in social work and psychology with a 3.9 GPA. Her ultimate goal? To be an advocate for incarcerated citizens and a role model for her children.

“My kids are my world,” she says, “and my hope is that one day all of them will go to college. I think I’m setting a good example for them. Whenever they see the Syracuse ‘S’ they say, ‘That’s mommy’s school!’” she says. That pride goes both ways. “To me, being Orange means every slice of the orange is different, but somehow we are all able to come together and be part of something bigger. It means taking people from all walks of life, with diverse perspectives and goals, and squeezing them into one giant community where everyone is welcomed and accepted.”

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Syracuse University Students Lobby in Albany for Continued HEOP Funding

HEOP Student in AlbanyThe Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) offers economically and educationally disadvantaged individuals a chance to transform their lives through education. The program provides access to a Syracuse University degree for students from New York State. University College is the only college in New York State that provides HEOP funding for part-time students.

In February, 25 Syracuse University students traveled to Albany to lobby legislators for continued funding to part-time and full-time students. Leondra Tyler is a part-time student working on an associate’s degree in the College of Arts and Sciences through University College. She heard about the HEOP program while attending a BOCES high-school equivalency program. Tyler said she chose to study part-time because as an adult student, she has other obligations and priorities in her life.

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University College Announces 2020 Commencement Speaker

Jeff Mangram PortraitThe University College Commencement Celebration for part-time students will take place on Thursday, May 7, at 6 p.m. at the new National Veterans Resource Center.

Jeffery Mangram, Ph.D., will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Mangram is an associate professor in The School of Education (SOE) specializing in Social Studies Education and Media Literacy. He is also the co-director of the Media and Education Master’s degree program, offered jointly by SOE and the Newhouse School of Public Communication.

Additionally, Mangram has taught his Media and Democracy course in the Syracuse University Summer College Program for a decade. The Charles Hayden Foundation has donated $1.2 million over 10 years to support this work. He and his team recruited rising high school seniors of color from New York City Public Schools and brought them to campus to take classes for six-weeks with the goal of preparing them for the rigors of academic and social life on a college campus.

In 2018, Mangram was appointed a Provost’s Faculty Fellow by Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele G. Wheatly. In this role, he engages the faculty around inclusive teaching, discussing such matters as equity, access and diversity.

Mangram holds a B.A. in Policy Studies/Political Science, an M.S. in Social Studies Education, and a Ph.D. in Teaching and Leadership, all from Syracuse University.