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  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Continuing Studies and Academic Outreach


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P.O. Box: 70733
Phone: (423) 439-8300

The School of Continuing Studies and Academic Outreach is the academic unit responsible for the special needs of adult and nontraditional students. In addition to the Office of the Associate Vice President for Public Service and Dean of Continuing Studies and Academic Outreach there are several centers with special programs or services.

Division of Cross-Disciplinary Studies

The Division of Cross-Disciplinary Studies administers the Bachelor of General Studies, Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, and the Master of Professional Studies degrees. The Division facilitates credit classes at sites other than Johnson City and Kingsport through cohort programs. Arrangements for off-campus courses can be made by calling Cross-Disciplinary Studies at (423) 439-6807. In order to service the needs of organizations such as business/industry and school systems, courses are taught on-site at organizations when appropriate faculty are available. The courses can be existing classes, or course content can be tailored to the organization’s needs within approved limits established by ETSU academic departments and faculty.

The Division offers service-learning courses. Service-learning is a form of experiential education that ties academic coursework to meaningful service. While gaining core and oral- and writing-intensive credit in the introductory course, students work with populations or environments through placements with community agencies. Students commit to thirty(30) out-of-class hours while gaining hands-on involvement, resume building experience, time management awareness, communication skills, and critical thinking practice.

Office of Professional Development

The goal of the Office of Professional Development is to provide quality non-credit continuing education and professional development programs; conferencing, seminars, workshop services; and life-long learning opportunities designed to meet the specific needs of learners of all ages that include, but are not limited to, industry, health care, academic and professional organizations, and P-16 education. Professional Development seeks to enhance ETSU credit and academic programs whenever possible. This office also offers CEU, TNA, and APA certification to qualifying programs. Internet programs are also available.

ETSU at Kingsport

Day, evening, and weekend classes including lower division, upper division, and graduate courses are offered each term at the ETSU at Kingsport campus in Kingsport, TN. Undergraduate offerings meet most of the freshman and sophomore degree requirements of most ETSU programs. Graduate evening courses are available in selected academic areas. Scholarships for full- and part-time students are available. Courses are taught by full-time ETSU faculty based at the center, faculty from the main campus in Johnson City, and adjunct instructors from the community. Career counseling, academic advising, and financial aid assistance are available. A variety of intramural and other student activities are also available.

Facilities on the 100-acre site include computer registration via GoldLink Online, bookstore, library, biology and chemistry labs, computer labs, and a gymnasium/weight room.

Office hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Telephone: (423) 392-8000 Fax: (423) 392-8014

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