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Montclair State Launches Online Certificate in K-12 Computer Science Teaching - Montclaire News

Montclair State Launches Online Certificate in K-12 Computer Science Teaching - Montclaire News Montclair State Launches Online Certificate in K-12 Computer Science Teaching - Montclaire News Teaching History Graduate Certificate - Northwestern College Live Updates: Latest News on Coronavirus and Higher Education - Inside Higher Ed Montclair State Launches Online Certificate in K-12 Computer Science Teaching - Montclaire News Posted: 17 Nov 2020 12:00 AM PST November 17, 2020 Program joins certificate in Virtual Learning for Students with Disabilities as offerings empowering teachers Posted in: Education Montclair State's graduate certificate in K-12 Computer Science Teaching will launch during the spring 2021 semester. The College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University will launch an online graduate certificate program in K-12 Computer Science Teaching for the upcoming spring 2021

WGU Broadens Healthcare Education Focus, Appoints Dr. Jan Jones-Schenk Executive Dean of College of Health Professions - Odessa American

WGU Broadens Healthcare Education Focus, Appoints Dr. Jan Jones-Schenk Executive Dean of College of Health Professions - Odessa American

WGU Broadens Healthcare Education Focus, Appoints Dr. Jan Jones-Schenk Executive Dean of College of Health Professions - Odessa American

Posted: 30 Jun 2020 09:49 AM PDT


Western Governors University (WGU) has appointed Dr. Jan Jones-Schenk Senior Vice President and Executive Dean of its College of Health Professions. In this role, Dr. Jones-Schenk will lead all strategic, operational, and academic initiatives and processes for the college, which has nearly 30,000 enrolled students and 70,000 graduates.

Dr. Jones-Schenk's appointment is key to the college's strategy to expand its scope to include professional development and credentialing programs as well as collaborative ventures aimed at advancing healthcare practice and administration. To help meet the demand for skilled healthcare workers, the College of Health Professions formed the Center for Professional Learning (CPL), and earlier this year, the CPL was selected as the first education partner to Futuro Health, a nonprofit collaboration between Kaiser Permanente and Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW). In addition, the college now houses the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative (ACLC), a group established in 2015 to lead the transition to value-based care and address workforce competencies for that transformation.

"COVID-19 has highlighted the need for expansion and innovation in nearly all aspects of healthcare education," said Dr. Jones-Schenk. "We know we need more nurses, nurse educators, and nursing informatists, but we also need credentialed workers in areas such as medical coding, care coordination, and health leadership. While so many other institutions must focus now on adjusting programs and curricula to a virtual environment, WGU is fortunate that we can look at the issues created by COVID in a broader, more strategic way."

"Expanding the scope of our College of Health Professions and consolidating its leadership enables us to move our work in this area forward strategically and efficiently," said WGU Provost and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Marni Baker Stein. "Dr. Jones-Schenk is the right leader to catalyze the innovation and transformation needed to meet healthcare needs, both now and in the future."

Dr. Jones-Schenk joined WGU in 2008, leading the university's development and launch of the nation's first competency-based prelicensure nursing program. Under her leadership, the College of Health Professions has grown to be the nation's largest provider of bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing. Dr. Jones-Schenk is a past president of the American Nurses Credentialing Center Board of Directors. She served eight years on the American Nurses Association Board of Directors and nine years as a Trustee for Park City Medical Center, an Intermountain Health Care facility in Park City, Utah. She serves on the board of directors of Aquifer, a medical education technology company, and was recently inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She earned a Doctor of Global Health from A.T. Still University.

About WGU

Established in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, online, nonprofit WGU now serves more than 121,000 students nationwide and has more than 186,000 graduates in all 50 states. Driving innovation as the nation's leading competency-based university, WGU has been recognized by the White House, state leaders, employers, and students as a model that works in postsecondary education. In just 23 years, the university has become a leading influence in the development of innovative workforce-focused approaches to education. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, has been named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies, and has been featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in The New York Times. Learn more at

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Why Cornell Will Reopen in the Fall - Wall Street Journal

Posted: 30 Jun 2020 09:45 AM PDT

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Colleges and universities in the U.S. face a difficult choice in the coming weeks. Some have decided that closing their campuses and offering online classes is the safest option. For others, the safer and more responsible alternative may be to allow students to return while putting in place a comprehensive virus-screening program that minimizes the risk of transmission. Contingent on New York state's approval, we will be opening Cornell for residential instruction this fall.


Enzo Biochem to Provide COVID-19 Testing to Farmingdale State College Staff and Students as They Return to Campus - GlobeNewswire

Posted: 30 Jun 2020 10:34 AM PDT

First Collaboration under Enzo's School and Institution Testing ("SIT") ProgramNEW YORK, NY, June 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enzo Biochem, Inc. (NYSE:ENZ), a leading biosciences and diagnostic company, and Farmingdale State College today announced they are partnering to provide molecular and antibody testing for COVID-19 to the campus community as the college reopens this summer and begins classes in the fall. "This program fits perfectly into this fall's campus plans designed by our COVID-19 Task Force, and testing our students with no required financial outlay is important," said Farmingdale State College President John S. Nader. "Nothing is more critical than ensuring the safety and welfare of our campus community."Testing by Enzo is a component of Farmingdale's comprehensive fall campus plan, which also includes mandatory face coverings, social distancing, and delivery of classes through a combination of face-to-face, remote learning, and online instruction. Executing under Enzo's School and Institution Testing ("SIT") Program, the collaboration will provide the necessary level of safety for students, staff, and faculty at the college this fall.FSC's Health and Wellness Director Kevin Murphy said, "Students and employees will be given a test prescription through the Health and Wellness Center. There will be several pre-scheduled testing clinics onsite each month at the College. Any campus member who needs to be tested immediately will be prioritized at Enzo's clinical laboratory located near the campus in Farmingdale."Kara Cannon, Chief Commercial Officer of Enzo said, "Enzo is launching its School and Institution Testing ("SIT") Program to ensure well-being, security, and compliance at educational and religious institutions. Farmingdale State College is the first to leverage Enzo's expertise and enable this academic institution to safely forge a course forward this summer into the fall."To deliver on the program objectives, Enzo is drawing on its Long Island-based Center of Excellence to provide the high-level products and services for which the company has become known. Enzo tests are developed and manufactured at its Farmingdale GMP facility relying on over 40 years of research and manufacturing expertise.Enzo's Long Island-based operations, which include a clinical diagnostic CLIA (high complexity) lab, enable COVID-19 molecular testing regardless of a student's insurance status. Testing will be conducted both on campus as well as at Enzo's facilities using its highly sensitive molecular AMPIPROBE® SARS-CoV-2 swab test.As staff return to campus in phases, Enzo will add serological antibody blood testing (IgG) as well. Furthermore, Enzo will be available to provide additional testing including expanded antibody (IgM, IgA) testing.To promote physical distancing, the College has converted multiple areas for instructional use and built a schedule that limits the number of students on campus at any given time. Only one-third of residential rooms will be occupied in the fall and by only one student. A residential hall has been reserved for students who test positive for COVID-19 and require a 14-day quarantine.Enzo President Barry Weiner commented: "It is my hope that Farmingdale State College will serve as a model for other SUNYs and higher education institutions seeking COVID-19 testing solutions for their students, faculty, and administration. We believe that large-scale testing may help curtail the spread of the disease. Our SIT program has been launched to address concerns from many constituents regarding the opening of schools and religious institutions in the coming weeks and months."Leveraging decades of molecular and serological expertise, Enzo has been at the forefront of COVID-19 testing since the pandemic arrived in the United States. Experts agree that COVID-19 molecular testing is the most effective way to contain the spread of the virus. Enzo is unique in its full vertically integrated structure with reagent manufacturing capabilities, proprietary diagnostic instruments, and lab services. Enzo Clinical Labs is a New York State Department of Health regulated full-service clinical reference laboratory.Enzo previously published a white paper detailing its Comprehensive COVID-19 Program and recently published a more specific white paper detailing its COVID-19 Antibody Screening Program.Both white papers are available on Enzo's website at: Enzo Biochem

Enzo Biochem is a pioneer in molecular diagnostics, leading the convergence of clinical laboratories, life sciences and intellectual property through the development of unique diagnostic platform technologies that provide numerous advantages over previous standards. A global company, Enzo Biochem utilizes cross-functional teams to develop and deploy products, systems and services that meet the ever-changing and rapidly growing needs of health care today and into the future. Underpinning Enzo Biochem's products and technologies is a broad and deep intellectual property portfolio, with patent coverage across a number of key enabling technologies.
About Farmingdale State CollegeAs the largest of SUNY's colleges of technology (10,000 students), Farmingdale State College equips students with the resources and knowledge sought by today's emerging industries. Offering both bachelor and associate degrees, FSC introduced its first Master's degree – Technology Management - in 2017.  At FSC, students learn in small, personalized classes and have abundant opportunities for applied learning—internships, clinical training, and guided research—that provide practical instruction and personal growth. For more information, go to Farmingdale.eduForward-Looking StatementsExcept for historical information, the matters discussed in this release may be considered "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements include declarations regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of the Company and its management, including those related to cash flow, gross margins, revenues, and expenses which are dependent on a number of factors outside of the control of the Company including, inter alia, the markets for the Company's products and services, costs of goods and services, other expenses, government regulations, litigation, and general business conditions. See Risk Factors in the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2019. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could materially affect actual results. The Company disclaims any obligations to update any forward-looking statement as a result of developments occurring after the date of this release.###Contact:For Enzo Biochem, Inc.David Bench, CFO
For Farmingdale State College.Kathryn Coley, Senior Director of Communications
Investors/Media:Melanie Solomon
The Blueshirt Group
Steve Anreder
Anreder & Company


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