Even Before Pandemic - UNLV NewsCenter

Even Before Pandemic - UNLV NewsCenter Even Before Pandemic - UNLV NewsCenter Posted: 05 Oct 2020 12:00 AM PDT Even before the coronavirus pandemic propelled UNLV into remote learning in the spring, online courses at UNLV were prevalent.  "There's been a steady decrease in the number of students that have never taken an online course," said Elizabeth Barrie, the director of the Office of Online Education . She recently presented during The State of Online Education webinar event. It highlighted some of the initiatives and cross-campus partnerships that contribute to student achievement and shared how faculty prepared for online learning through the summer. She noted that 95% of students who graduated in spring 2020 with an undergraduate degree had taken at least one online course. And, compared to past years, there has been an increase in the number of students who have taken more than 30 credits, or two semesters, online. 

Value Colleges Releases Rankings of Project Management Programs - Watauga Democrat

Value Colleges Releases Rankings of Project Management Programs - Watauga Democrat

Value Colleges Releases Rankings of Project Management Programs - Watauga Democrat

Posted: 15 Dec 2020 06:01 AM PST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Dec. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Value Colleges (www.valuecolleges.com), an independent online guide to the best values in undergraduate and graduate education, is pleased to share two new rankings:

25 Best Value Online Project Management Graduate Programs for 2021

25 Best Value Project Management Certificate Programs

For all rankings, Value Colleges focused specifically on fully accredited colleges and universities with an established reputation for quality.

The top 3 online Project Management Graduate programs are: 1) Georgetown University, 2) Purdue University, and 3) Golden Gate University. The top 3 online Project Management Certificate programs are: 1) Georgia Institute of Technology; 2) CalTech; 3) Georgetown University.

Value Colleges congratulates the top 3 in each category, as well as all of the top project management graduate schools!

The full lists, in alphabetical order, can be found below.

Project management is an area of expertise that is valued in every sector, in every field, and in every industry. The ability to lead teams, plan complex projects, and see a project through to the end is useful whether in government, business, education, and any other field. And to make the most of their career potential, project managers are turning to online master's degrees and certificate programs. As the editors state, "Because of the growing demand, colleges and universities have begun ramping up their curriculum with project management concentrations in the MBA and Master of Science, or with specialized Master of Project Management degrees." According to the editors, "An online master's in project management also removes the need to attend a physical campus which opens up more educational opportunities. A student isn't limited to the schools in their geographic area, nor do they have to relocate to attend the school of their choice."

Other professionals find a graduate certificate program in project management to be a valuable way to break into this growing field.  A certificate is a quick start, and allows professionals to build on their current education and work experience. According to the editors, "you're a working professional already in a project management position, or looking for a promotion to more responsibility that may include project management, a certificate program can offer just what you need." There are many different avenues to explore. As the editors explain, "Colleges and universities offer certificates through a variety of departments: business schools, Extended Study, Continuing Education, School of Professional Studies, or others," meaning that students can find a certificate program better suited to their particular field.

Value Colleges has a mission to help future students - whether they are working professionals, new graduates, minority and first-generation students, or others - to find residential and online degree programs that will help them make their goals a reality. Value Colleges is independent and unbiased, ranking degree programs, providing guides for the complex financial and professional questions of college students, and offering honest facts about the potential and pitfalls of a college education.

Top 25 Best Online Project Management Graduate Programs for 2021

American University

Bellevue University

Boston University

CSU Global

Drexel University

Embry-Riddle Worldwide

George Washington University

Georgetown University

Golden Gate University

Lewis University

MIssouri State University

Northeastern University

Penn State World Campus

Purdue University

Regis University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Sam Houston State University

Stevens Institute

University of Denver

University of Kansas Edwards

University of Maryland Global Campus

University of Michigan Dearborn

University of Southern California

University of Wisconsin Platteville

Western Carolina University

Top 25 Project Management Certificates for 2021

Baruch College


DePaul University

Florida Atlantic University

Georgetown University

Georgia Institute of Technology

North Carolina State University

Oakland University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rutgers University

San Diego State University

San Francisco State University

Southern Methodist University

UMass Lowell

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Davis

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of Central Florida

University of Chicago

University of Miami

University of Minnesota

University of Virginia

University of Washington

Villanova University

Wake Forest University

Rhonda Corey
Media Manager, Value Colleges
(919) 864-2220

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Cannabis Certificate Programs Come To St Josephs University - Patch.com

Posted: 15 Dec 2020 07:10 AM PST

PHILADELPHIA — St. Joseph's University has launched certificate programs focused on marijuana, the school announced Tuesday.

St. Joe's has added four non-credit cannabis certificates to its offerings.

The certificates focus on business, law and policy, healthcare, and agriculture and horticulture.

Each certificate program includes three eight-week courses offered fully online.

The programs are taught by instructors who are at the forefront of their fields and who provide networking opportunities for their students.

Graduates will have access to an expansive employer network via Green Flower, a market leader in high-quality cannabis training to offer the certificates, according to the university.

The six-month curriculum for each certificate provides an on ramp to prepare professionals to fill the growing skills gap in the legalized cannabis industry, the university said in its announcement.

According to Leafly's annual cannabis jobs report, the industry has seen 100 percent growth since 2017, making it the fastest-growing job sector in the country.

"Our academic portfolio is ever expanding and evolving with society, student, and industry needs, interests and requirements while also remaining grounded in our liberal arts and Jesuit traditions. Our new cannabis offerings are a great example of where those goals converge," said Cheryl McConnell, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs at Saint Joseph's University. "While business, policy, healthcare and agriculture scramble to keep up with regulatory changes, we can educate professionals with the industry acumen and ethical framework needed to support each of these fields."


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