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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Extended University Programs

Extended University Programs



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Dr. Dawn Gaymer
Associate Provost

Dr. Edwin Martini
Associate Dean

Mr. Andrew J. Holmes
Executive Director of Technology

Main Office: 3rd floor Ellsworth Hall
Telephone: (269) 387-4200
Fax: (269) 387-4204
URL: wmich.edu/extended

Extended University Programs (EUP) extends Western Michigan University’s educational resources throughout Michigan and beyond by partnering with academic departments to deliver undergraduate and graduate degrees, certificate programs and non-credit conferences and workshops. These programs are delivered in a time, place, and format that address the needs of the adult learner. EUP is comprised of regional locations in Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Lansing, MetroDetroit, Muskegon, Southwest, and Traverse City, Michigan and Tampa and Punta Gorda, Florida. EUP delivers Online Education, University Studies, Professional Development, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at WMU as well.

EUP Vision Statement

To inspire, enable, and encourage lifelong learning, through educational access, personal growth, and professional development opportunities - one individual, one class, and one preferred learning style at a time.

EUP Mission Statement

To extend the mission, brand, and reach of WMU beyond Kalamazoo, through innovation, access and outreach. Leading innovation through branding, community engagement, and the delivery of responsive contemporary programming, EUP seeks to identify, develop, and provide access to learner-centered pathways for diverse populations.

Regional Locations

Regional locations 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. In addition to academic programming, regional locations provide the connection to WMU offices including financial aid, advising, university libraries, and other university services.

Auburn Hills
WMU Cooley Law School
2630 Featherstone Road
Suite 115
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(248) 485-4500

WMU-Auburn Hills is located within Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills facility, surrounded by a blend of nature and commerce on all sides. Modern classrooms outfitted with current instructional technology provide students with a more robust experience and the building’s study rooms offer students access to secluded areas to study and collaborate. WMU’s office is open Monday to Friday from 8am until 5pm. Admissions or Human Resource office paperwork can also be verified and submitted at the front desk as an alternative to traveling to main campus. Parking in two large lots is always free and students can reach the campus by riding SMART Bus Routes 465 or 756. The security and safety of our guests is always a top concern. Parking lots and campus grounds are maintained daily and a facility guard is posted at the building entrance during all open hours, from 8am until 12pm Monday to Thursday and until 10pm Friday to Sunday.

Battle Creek, Michigan Campus
Kendall Center
50 W. Jackson St.
Battle Creek, MI 49017-3505
(269) 965-5380

This completely renovated 24,000 square foot facility houses twelve beautifully furnished classrooms, two computer labs, advising offices, an executive conference room and a state-of-the-art interactive compressed video conference room, as well as satellite downlink connections. The Kendall Center is completely wireless, allowing web access from anywhere in the building.  Free three-hour parking is available in a parking deck on the east side of the building. For day-long events, parking in the deck next to the Kellogg Arena, across the street to the south of the building is encouraged.

Clinton Township, Michigan Campus
Macomb Community College University Center
44575 Garfield Road
Building UC1, Room 225
Clinton Township, MI 48038
(586) 226-4838

WMU-Clinton Township is proud to be a part of the Macomb Community College University (MCC) Center located on the center campus of MCC. As a partner with the University Center WMU-Clinton Township not only builds a bridge for MCC students but also offers Macomb county and the surrounding area residents the convenience and flexibility to earn a WMU degree close to home. The MCC University Center offers students access to a computer lab with pay-by-page printing, quiet and large study lounge spaces as well as a convenient hours of operation -until 10pm most evenings and some weekends. Students also have access to the MCC library and other MCC resources if needed. Parking is free and plentiful at the MCC University Center and MCC has their own college police department to keep the campus safe.

Grand Rapids Beltline, Michigan Campus
2333 East Beltline, SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 771-9470

The Beltline location is a beautiful campus that offers a multitude of services for both the adult student and conference planner in a comfortable and professional conferencing environment. The facility features numerous classrooms and computer labs, satellite downlink connections, and a state-of-the-art interactive, compressed video conference room. We have more than 550 spaces available in our parking lot at the WMU-Grand Rapids, Beltline location.

Grand Rapids Downtown, Michigan Campus
200 Ionia Avenue, SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 771-4100

The Downtown location is situated in the historic Cherry Street Landing district, two blocks south of the Van Andel Arena. This exceptional facility features a cyber cafe, a multi-functional Grand Hall, classrooms, a computing lab for online research, a compressed video/distance education classroom, and offices for faculty, advisors, and administrative staff. The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services, a community based counseling clinic, is also housed at the Downtown location.

The Cherry/Commerce city parking ramp, located across from WMU on Cherry Street, is available for daytime or evening parking. This is a totally automated ramp so please follow directions carefully when handling your payment. When you enter the ramp you will receive a ticket and you can pay when you leave. The Area 5 Lot, one block south of Van Andel Arena, is a City-owned surface lot on Ionia Avenue between Oakes and Cherry Streets.  This lot is not available for daytime hourly parking but can be used for evening (set rate) parking after 6 p.m.

Benefits when using these City lots:  The City’s red Parking Services Security Service vehicles patrol these lots during the day and the evening.  The City provides an optional, but free, escort service to your car after class, and they will help with dead car batteries.  Lots are kept plowed and salted.  Please check at the WMU Security Desk Downtown for more information.

Free Parking - On-street parking meters after 5 p.m. are available within one block of the WMU-Grand Rapids, Downtown location. Ionia Avenue and Cherry Street offer several spaces with parking meters.  After 5 p.m. these metered spaces are free, but they fill up fast. Use common sense when storing valuable personal property in your vehicle.

Lansing, Michigan Campus
Lansing Community College University Center
MC 8200W
210 W. Shiawassee St.
Lansing, MI 48901-7210
(517) 483-9728

Located in the University Center at Lansing Community College, WMU-Lansing features a welcoming environment as well as a dedicated staff that is committed to making your experience a positive one. Computer labs, which offer high speed internet access, are available in multiple locations with multiple hours open for use.

Muskegon, Michigan Campus
Stevenson Center for Higher Education
221 S. Quarterline Road
Muskegon, MI 49442
(231) 777-0500

WMU-Muskegon is located at the Stevenson Center for Higher Education on the MCC campus. The facility provides numerous amenities to make your life easier, including computer access for self-registration, payment, record access, email, research, and online library services.  Students also have access to additional computer labs located in the Hendrik Meijer Library / Information Technology Center, and the library is open Monday through Thursday until 10 p.m. The campus bistro is open until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Parking is free and plentiful at MCC.  For your safety, lots are also well lit.

Southwest, Michigan Campus
On the campus of Lake Michigan College
2785 E. Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
(269) 934-1500

The WMU-Southwest regional location marks the first time a Michigan university has chosen to build a facility on a community college campus. The promise of WMU-Southwest is to provide the benefits of Western Michigan University’s main campus in Southwest Michigan, in conjunction with our valued partnership with Lake Michigan College. The facility includes multiple classrooms, science and computer labs, conference rooms and study areas, and a reading clinic. Faculty, advising, and administrative offices are also housed within the facility.

Students have access to WMU computer services, including Internet, email, and online library services. Being in close proximity to LMC gives our students the opportunity to use the LMC library and other key resources. Students can also participate in the child care services offered at Lake Michigan College on a fee-for-services basis.

The Mendel Center for Arts and Technology at LMC offers a complete catering service so groups meeting at Southwest can order anything from snacks and meals to specially designed menus.

Traverse City, Michigan Campus
Northwestern Michigan College University Center
2200 Dendrinos Dr., Suite 201
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 995-1846

The NMC University Center is a leading-edge facility with interactive classrooms and computer labs, and open wireless access is available throughout the center. Student lounges, snack areas, and a student café provide an environment conducive to studying, research, and collaboration. The University Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For additional information about the University Center, visit http://www.nmc.edu/ucenter.

Punta Gorda, Florida Campus
Florida Southwestern State College Campus
26300 Airport Road
Punta Gorda, FL
(269) 387-44200

The Punta Gorda facility operates on the campus of Florida Southwestern State College located in Charlotte County. The campus sits on a 204-acre site that consists of 12 buildings and 151,823 square feet of space. WMU operates primarily in “Building E” on campus, which consists of two classrooms, a flight simulation system, and three offices. Additionally, WMU has access to all library resources, computer labs, student collaboration space, a science classroom (including a wet lab) and auditorium space.

Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 323099-0400, toll-free telephone number (888) 224-6684.

Tampa, Florida Campus
WMU Cooley Law School
9445 Camden Field Parkway
Riverview, FL 33578
(269) 387-4200

The Tampa Bay facility is a newly renovated 130,000 square foot facility in Riverview, Florida. It has 24 classrooms with 1,374 seats that include four distance education classrooms with 204 seats, and a computer laboratory with 28 seats. All classrooms are equipped with contemporary instructional technology and the entire building is wireless.

The Riverview area is conveniently located for commuters who travel on Interstate 75, Interstate 4, or the Florida 618 Toll Expressway. The location has ample onsite parking.

Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 323099-0400, toll-free telephone number (888) 224-6684.


Online Education

Online Education offers a variety of courses, degrees, and certificate programs entirely online. Online Education also offers hybrid courses and hybrid degree programs, offered through WMU regional locations, that utilize contemporary online learning technologies and methodologies. Additional services include instructional design and course development support for instructors, technical support for students, and on-campus proctored testing.

University Studies Degree

The University Studies bachelor’s degree completion program integrates prior coursework into a personalized degree, providing students with an opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree from WMU in a manageable and straightforward fashion without the constraints of s specialized curriculum. Either a B.S. or a B.A. degree can be awarded based on the topical areas applied.

Professional Development (PD)

Professional Development is dedicated to providing an increased selection and availability of non-credit learning experiences designed with a client centric approach for personal enrichment and career elevation. This unit offers training, preparatory programs and certificates for professionals seeking continuing education credentialing. Additionally, it provides and coordinates the approval of Western Michigan University Continuing Education Units (CEU) and State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) for the State of Michigan.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at WMU offers educational opportunities for mature adults who have a passion for learning. This volunteer organization works with WMU emeriti, faculty and staff to offer courses and trips year-round. The purpose of the Institute is to:

  • Provide intellectual and cultural stimulation, personal growth, and social engagement for participants in an informal, lively, learning atmosphere.
  • Enrich and extend the quality of life for participants.
  • Create an academy of learners who can share what they have learned and experienced during their lives.

 

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