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Graduate Catalog 2010-11 
Graduate Catalog 2010-11 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Extended University Programs


Dr. Dawn Gaymer
Associate Provost

Andrew J. Holmes
Executive Director of Technology

Dr. Betty Dennis
Associate Dean and Director of General Studies

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

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, part-time learner. EUP is comprised of regional sites located in Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Lansing, MetroDetroit, Muskegon, Southwest, and Traverse City, as well as Online Education, General Studies, and the Office of Lifelong Learning and Education.

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. This provides a connection with WMU academic departments to:

  • 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

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

Please visit www.wmich.edu/offcampus for a complete list of offerings. Regional site locations:

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


32820 Woodward Avenue
Royal Oak, MI 48073
(248) 485-4500

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


Stevenson Center for Higher Education
221 S. Quarterline Road
Muskegon, MI 49442-1783
(231) 777-0500 or (269) 387-6292

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


2785 E. Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
(269) 934-1500

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

Traverse City
Northwestern Michigan College University Center
2200 Dendrinos Dr., Suite 200-H
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 995-1846 or (231) 995-1788

Online Education

Online Education offers a broad spectrum of courses and programs via multiple e-learning technology. Additional services include instructional design assistance to faculty, technical support for students, on-campus testing, and coordination of test proctoring.

Office of Lifelong Learning and Education (OLLE)

The Office of Lifelong Learning and Education is dedicated to providing an increased selection and availability of educational opportunities to individuals pursuing personal and professional goals. It offers certification 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. Additionally, it provides conference services, such as conference development, planning, and management.