Feb 06, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Extended University Programs

Extended University Programs

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Dr. Edwin Martini
Associate Provost

Mr. Andrew J. Holmes
Executive Director of Technology

Main Office: Third 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 educational opportunities and workshops. EUP delivers these programs are delivered in a time, place, and format that address the needs of the contemporary learner. EUP is comprised of regional locations in Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Metro-Detroit, Southwest (Benton Harbor), and Traverse City, Michigan. Additionally, EUP delivers Online Education, the university studies bachelor’s degree, High school dual enrollment through WMU’s Collegiate Pathways, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at WMU and Professional Development.

EUP Mission Statement

EUP’s mission is to extend the reach of Western Michigan University beyond Kalamazoo through innovation, access and outreach. Leading innovation through 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

Each WMU regional location provides students and communities with educational opportunities in a location and format that provides flexibility and convenience. On-site staff members serve as a resource to assist students as they work toward their professional and educational goals. Regional locations are equipped with comfortable seating, computer labs, wireless internet access, and courses scheduled weekdays, evenings and weekends. In addition to academic programming, regional locations provide connections to WMU offices including financial aid, advising, University libraries, and other University services.

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

The 24,000 square foot facility houses 12 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 a wireless facility, 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.

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

WMU-Metro Detroit is proud to be a part of the Macomb Community College (MCC) University Center located on the center campus of MCC. As a partner with the University Center, WMU-Metro Detroit 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, quiet and large study lounge spaces as well as convenient hours of operation (until 10 p.m. 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
2333 E Beltline, SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 771-9470

The WMU-Grand Rapids, Beltline location is a beautiful regional location that offers a multitude of services for both the contemporary 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. There are more than 550 spaces available in the free parking lot at the WMU-Grand Rapids, Beltline location.

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

The WMU-Grand Rapids, Downtown location is in the Heartside district, two blocks south of the Van Andel Arena. This exceptional facility features a cybercafé, classrooms, a computer lab, 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, and the AMP Lab @WMU, an Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Laboratory, are also at the Downtown location. Paid parking is available in the Cherry/Commerce parking ramp, located across from WMU-Grand Rapids, Downtown on Cherry Street in addition to on-street metered parking. A City-owned surface lot on Ionia Avenue between Oakes and Cherry Streets Area 5 Lot is available for parking after 6 p.m.

Lansing, Michigan
WMU Cooley Law School
300 S Capitol Ave
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 913-5587

Located in the WMU Cooley Law School, Lansing facility, WMU-Lansing features a welcoming environment. The library and Center for Research and Study are available for student use during regular WMU Cooley hours (as late as midnight Monday through Thursday and 10 p.m. on weekends). Students and visitors can park in the public parking ramp (South Ramp) or on the streets surrounding the building for a fee. All city street parking is free after 6 p.m.

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

WMU-Southwest is located on the campus of Lake Michigan College’s Benton Harbor campus. Students have access to computer services, and online University library services in addition to use of the LMC library and other key resources. Students can also utilize the child care services offered at Lake Michigan College on a fee-for-services basis.

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

WMU-Traverse City is located in the Northwestern Michigan College University Center, 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.

Online Education

Online Education offers a variety of courses, degrees, and certificate programs entirely online that utilize contemporary, online learning technologies and methodologies. In addition to providing students with the latest learning technologies, EUP offers services including 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 integrates a student’s 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 specialized curriculum. Either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree is awarded based on the topical areas applied.

Collegiate Pathways

The Collegiate Pathways program is a dual enrollment opportunity providing eligible high school students with access to university courses and academic support services. The program delivers customizable educational opportunities in cooperation with high school and early middle college partners. Dual enrollment allows students to earn college credits that may be applied toward high school graduation requirements as well as a college or university curriculum.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at WMU offers educational opportunities for mature adults age fifty plus, who have a passion for learning. This volunteer driven 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.

Professional Development

Professional Development is dedicated to providing increased selection and availability of noncredit 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 and State Continuing Education Clock Hours for the State of Michigan.


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