Jan 22, 2019  
Graduate Catalog 2009-10 
Graduate Catalog 2009-10 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Extended University Programs

Craig Kaml
Interim Associate Provost

Betty Dennis
Associate Dean

Main Office: 1260 Ellsworth Hall
Telephone:  (269) 387-4200
Fax:  (269) 387-4204
URL:  eup.wmich.edu

Extended University Programs extends the University’s educational resources throughout Michigan and beyond by partnering with academic departments to deliver undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs and non-credit conferences and workshops. These programs are delivered through regional sites, and e-learning in a time, place, and format oriented toward the needs of the adult, part-time learner. Six regional sites (Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Muskegon, Southwest, and Traverse City), e-learning through Online Education and the Office of Lifelong Learning and Education comprise the University’s extension organization.

The mission of Extended University Programs (EUP) is to provide access to higher education for a greater constituency than could otherwise attend a central campus. In doing so we:

  • facilitate student learning in multiple settings
  • provide a strong link between regional sites and students
  • deliver high quality graduate, undergraduate and noncredit programs
  • develop and maintain community partnerships, serving as an effective entrepreneur on behalf of the University
  • collaborate with and support faculty in course development, program delivery, outreach and scholarship

Regional Sites

Extended University Programs offers undergraduate and graduate programs and certificates, delivering the same high-quality education available on the Kalamazoo campus, only closer to where you work and live. In addition, regional sites have environments that are tailored to the busy, working adult, including comfortable seating, computer labs, wireless internet access, and courses scheduled on evenings and weekends. Regional site program offerings fall into the following disciplines:

  • Educational
  • Management
  • Wellness
  • Engineering

Please visit eup.wmich.edu/programs for a complete list of offerings.

In addition to academic programming, regional sites also offer financial aid information, advising, library access, and other University services.

Extended University Programs’ administrative offices are located in 1260 Ellsworth Hall on Western’s main campus in Kalamazoo. Telephone: (269) 387-4200. Regional sites follow:

Battle Creek
Ms. Sharon Russell, Director
Kendall Center
50 W. Jackson
Battle Creek, MI 49017-3505
(269) 965-5380 or (269) 387-6293

Grand Rapids
Dr. James Schultz, Director
The Graduate Center - Beltline
2333 East Beltline, S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-5936
(616) 771-9470


The Graduate Center - Downtown
200 Ionia Avenue, S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 771-4100

Ms. Sharon Russell, Director
Lansing Community College University Center
MC 8200W
210 West Shiawassee St.
Lansing, MI 48901-7210
(517) 483-9728

Ms. Deborah N. Newson, Director
Stevenson Center for Higher Education
221 S. Quarterline Road
Muskegon, MI 49442-1742
(231) 777-0500 or (269) 387-6292

Mr. Jeorge Fierro, Director
2785 E. Napier Drive
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
(616) 934-1500

Traverse City
Ms. Mary Swartz, Director
Northwestern Michigan College University Center
2200 Dendrinos Dr., Suite 200-B
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 995-1846

Online Education

In order to meet the varying needs of today’s learners, Online Education (formerly known as Academic technology and Instructional Services or ATIS) offers a broad spectrum of courses and programs via multiple e-learning technologies. Through Online Education, Western Michigan University provides access to high-quality education for those unable to travel to campus, yet who want to pursue and/or continue their academic goals. ATIS and WMU academic units partner to offer expanded access to educational opportunities.Courses are offered through Online Education in the following modalities:

  • Compressed video-interactive television (CVIT)
  • Online (which includes open learning)
  • “Mixed mode” or “hybrid” solution in which some class meetings are face-to-face or CVIT and some class work is completed online.

Along with acting as a first line of student and faculty support for e-learning courses. Online Education provides additional services such as instructional design assistance to faculty, technical support for students, on-campus testing, and coordination of test proctoring arrangements.

Dr. Craig Kaml
Associate Dean, Online Education
1260 Ellsworth Hall
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 387-2847

Office of Lifelong Learning and Education (OLLE)

A division of WMU-Extended University Programs, the Office of Lifelong Learning and Education (OLLE) is dedicated to providing an increased selection and availability of educational opportunities to individuals pursuing personal and professional goals. OLLE is committed to providing a level of service that reflects WMU’s high standard of educational quality and excellence. OLLE offers high-quality certificate programs, credit and non-credit workshops, professional seminars, and Continuing Education Units approved by the State of Michigan (SB CEUs) and is WMU’s official CEU provider. In addition, OLLE provides conference services, such as conference development, planning, and management.

Ms. Cheryl Lay, Director
1276 Ellsworth Hall
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 387-4174