Transitions News from the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation (CCTA) Center For Curriculum And Transfer Articulation Satisfaction Survey April 2015 Northern Arizona University (NAU) Awards Over $450K Through 2NAU Scholarship NAU has awarded over $450,000 over the last three years to students through its 2NAU scholarship. In an effort to improve our services, we invite you to participate in this brief satisfaction survey and tell us how our department is meeting your expectations. Your participation is voluntary and your responses will be anonymous. The survey should take no more than five minutes to complete, and we would sincerely appreciate your responses and candid feedback so we can continue to serve all of you in the best way possible. The survey will close on Thursday, April 30. Survey 2NAU is a joint-admission program that allows students to be admitted to NAU while still finishing their Arizona community college courses. 2NAU students can access NAU student resources such as advising and library databases while pursuing an Associate's degree. The 2NAU program is available through partnerships with most Arizona community colleges. It is designed for first or second semester community college students to guide them through their Associate's degree and seamlessly into their Bachelor's degree program. Get Your University Of Arizona (UA) Degree Online! The University of Arizona is officially launching our UA Online campus in Fall 2015, and there is still time to apply to get your UA degree without leaving the Phoenix area or even your house! UA Online represents a new era in fulfilling our promise to provide education that is accessible to all. The UA will provide you with an online education that is equal to the best inclassroom experiences that we have to offer. You will join an elite group of students at the forefront of a new era in digital learning. As a UA Online student, you will receive the same world-class academics, faculty support, and financial commitment as students on campus. With UA Online, you will have the freedom to work towards your degree from anywhere, so that you can go anywhere. Discover the degree for you. Find out more about the University of Arizona’s online and on-campus programs by reaching out to your Transfer Enrollment Counselor here! Wilkes-Maricopa Community Colleges Partnership Offers Diverse Business Programs And Generous Scholarships With its new undergraduate degree offerings, Wilkes University and the Maricopa Community Colleges partnership paves the way for community college students to easily transfer and complete a Bachelor’s degree in business. Wilkes offers a hands-on business education that emphasizes leadership and management in a mentoring atmosphere. Your students can earn their Bachelor’s in: Accounting Entrepreneurship Finance Management Since Fall 2011, NAU has offered exclusive scholarships to 2NAU students in hopes to ease the financial burden of transitioning to a Bachelor's degree program. As of Fall 2014, NAU has awarded eligible 2NAU students a total of $481,529. Maricopa students who have not applied to 2NAU may do so before September 1st to be considered for fall admission into the program. "The 2NAU scholarship demonstrates how NAU values our transfer students," says Doug Small, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development. "We are working hard to provide students with a great education at the most affordable tuition rate in the state. Through this scholarship, NAU is taking another step to bring down the costs of earning a college degree." Learn more about the 2NAU program and scholarship at www.nau.edu/Why2NAU. A.T. Still University (ATSU) Hosts Open House For Pre-Health Majors Attention Future Healthcare Professionals: You are invited to attend our annual Open House on Saturday, May 2. Come tour our Arizona campus, meet faculty and current students, and learn how your Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) credits can help satisfy the prerequisite requirements of our seven healthcare programs. Please RSVP by April 29 to (480) 2196028 or [email protected], and include program of choice and guest count. Check-in for the Arizona School of Health Sciences' (ASHS) Athletic Training, Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant Studies is at 8:30-9:00 a.m. at 5850 E Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206. Open House begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. Check-in for the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH) is Marketing Sports and Events Management As a further sign of its commitment to serve the educational needs of MCCCD students, Wilkes University will award $5,000 scholarships, good for two years, to the first 30 qualified transfer students to enroll in its business Bachelor’s degree programs. This is on top of the $1,900 scholarship that is already offered to all students in the Maricopa Community College District. In addition, Wilkes also offers graduate programs in Business Administration (M.B.A.), Creative Writing (M.A./M.F.A.), and Education (M.S./Ed.D.). Classes for Wilkes University’s Doctor of Education degree begin this fall. Wilkes is located in the heart of downtown Mesa, Ariz., just minutes from the 202, 101 or 60. For more information about our programs in Arizona, please visit www.wilkes.edu/Mesa or contact us at [email protected] or (480) 878-4412. Study Shows Western Governors University (WGU) Grads More Engaged At Work And Report Better Overall Well-Being Than National Average Graduates from WGU are more likely than graduates from other U.S. universities to have the jobs they want, feel engaged at work, and have an emotional attachment to their alma maters, according to a study conducted by Gallup in 2014. The study, which included 4,000 WGU graduates, compared the WGU responses to the national data included in the Gallup-Purdue Index. Gallup and Purdue developed the index to examine the long-term success of graduates as they pursue a good job and a better life. The index provides insight into the relationship between the college experience and whether college graduates have great jobs and great lives. According to the study: The employment rate for WGU alumni who have graduated within the last five years—79 percent—easily outdistances the national average of 66 percent. WGU graduates are more likely to be engaged employees—15 percent higher than the national average. WGU alumni are at least twice as likely as graduates of other institutions to be thriving in all five elements of wellbeing—purpose, social, financial, community, and physical. WGU alumni are almost twice as likely to be emotionally attached to their university than alumni from other types of universities—proof that personal connections are possible in distance learning. “WGU grads are more than twice as likely than other college graduates to say they had a faculty member who encouraged their goals and dreams,” said Brandon Busteed, Executive Director, Gallup Education. “Given that Gallup has found this to be the single strongest element linked to long-term success in at 10:00-10:30 a.m. at 5835 E Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206. Open House begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. Check-in for the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA) is at 10:00-10:30 a.m. at 5850 E Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206. Open House begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. See additional details at http://www.atsu.edu/events/ ATSU is the original founding institution of osteopathic healthcare, established in 1892 by Andrew Taylor Still. As a leading health sciences university, ATSU is comprised of two campuses (Kirksville, Mo., and Mesa, Ariz.) on more than 200 acres with six prestigious schools. Learning environments include residential and online medical degrees, as well as community-based partnerships worldwide. ATSU has more than 700 employees dedicated to its not-for-profit mission and an average annual enrollment of over 3,100 students from 35 countries. ATSU is renowned for its preeminence as a multidisciplinary healthcare educator. The University is focused on integrating the founding tenets of osteopathic medicine and the advancing knowledge of today's science. ATSU continually earns distinctions as the graduate health sciences university with best-in-class curriculum and a community outreach mission to serve the underserved. The University has a rich history of leadership in both healthcare education and correlated research. ATSU instills within students the compassion, experience and knowledge required to address the whole person and shape healthcare in communities where needs are greatest. Inspired to influence whole person healthcare, ATSU graduates contribute to the future of integrated care, while also leading with a selfless passion in the communities they serve. If you have any general Admissions questions, please contact A.T. Still University at (480) 219- 6000 or [email protected] https://www.facebook.com/atsuadmissions https://twitter.com/atsuadmissions Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) Freezes Tuition For Fourth Consecutive Year SNHU is committed to making higher education accessible and affordable to all. We are excited to announce that, for the fourth consecutive year, we have frozen our tuition rates for all College of Online and Continuing Education (COCE) programs. As one of the largest online, non-profit universities in the country with over 46,000 students and 200-plus graduate, undergraduate and certificate programs, you can find the program right for you and achieve your educational goals while saving money. Through our partnership with the Maricopa Community College system, we offer graduates, staff and staff’s immediate family members a 10 percent discount on these frozen tuition rates, the ability to transfer in up to 90 credits, and a free application process. If you would like to speak to an admissions rep and start the application process, visit: www.snhu.edu/maricopa. If you are interested in learning more about SNHU, visit: www.snhu.edu. If you have questions about the benefits we offer to Maricopa County Community College District students and staff, email [email protected] career and life, it's a hugely positive outcome. It's not about simply having an advisor who provides course selection tips...WGU grads are being inspired and encouraged around their life goals and dreams." See the complete report here. For information about transferring to WGU, visit wgu.edu. Saint Xavier University � Now Open For You! Beginning this fall, Chicago’s oldest Catholic university will begin offering degree programs at its new, 87,000-square-foot satellite location in the downtown Heritage District of Gilbert, Ariz. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier’s mission is to educate men and women to search for truth, to think critically, to communicate effectively, and to serve wisely and compassionately in support of human dignity and the common good. Saint Xavier University’s brand new, four-story building will provide students premier access to state-of-the-art technology, smart classrooms, nursing labs and student lounges, as well as gathering and study spaces. Next time you are in downtown Gilbert, come take a look at the building site on West Vaughn Avenue – which is now also called “Saint Xavier Way.” While our new university building will open its doors in early August, our Recruitment Center is already open. Conveniently located on 119 N. Gilbert Rd., Suite 102 (the Annex, right next to the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce), you can come by or set up an appointment to meet with one of our senior enrollment specialists and discuss your particular situation and interests. We also hold Open House meetings about bachelor completion programs on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. Through our agreement with the Maricopa County Community Colleges, we will accept up to 70 transfer credits from students with completed A.A., A.S., or ABUS degrees. Starting with summer courses, you can pursue the following Bachelor’s degrees with Saint Xavier University: Bachelor of Bachelor of Bachelor of Bachelor of program) Arts in Professional Studies - Business Administration Arts in Professional Studies - Organizational Behavior Arts in Professional Studies - Public Administration Business Administration Fast-Track (AACSB-accredited Students can get started on their degrees now by enrolling in Saint Xavier’s online summer courses. If you have questions about online courses or the application process, contact the Office of Admission at (844) GOTO-SXU or [email protected] For a complete list of available programs at Saint Xavier’s Gilbert, Ariz. location, visit www.sxu.edu/gilbert. Saint Xavier University Recruitment Center 119 N. Gilbert Rd., Suite #102 Gilbert, AZ 85234 Open 2:30-4:30 p.m., M-Th, and by appointment Open House every Monday from 6-8 p.m. Lisa Aguilar 480-620-6241 [email protected] Barb Dwyer 480-286-7922 [email protected] Prepare To Serve With An Ottawa University (OU) �Transfer Advantage� Degree We are all caretakers of society, but some are called to devote their entire lives to the service of their fellowman. Ottawa University’s undergraduate degrees in Psychology, Human Services and Addiction Counseling equip future social agents to address the needs of highly diverse populations confronting issues of poverty, substance abuse, mental health, aging, and relational crisis. Bobbe McGinley grew up with alcoholic parents, had two failed marriages with addicts, was an alcoholic herself, and has a daughter who suffers from compulsive gambling. But when her third husband checked her into treatment after 11 years of marriage, the couple faced the enemy together. Bobbe’s personal struggle with alcoholism and recovery provided her with a respectful foundation for dealing with others’ addictions. She was struck with regret, however, at not going to college to obtain her degree. Through the encouragement of a friend, Bobbe overcame her concerns of being “too old and too dumb” and earned her BA in Psychology from OU-Arizona, followed immediately by an MA in Professional Counseling. Bobbe now serves as Clinical Director, Counselor and Consultant at ACT Counseling and Education in Phoenix. Whatever your goals for serving the disparaged of society, Ottawa University can help you reach them by utilizing the Maricopa Community College Transfer Advantage to earn your Bachelor’s degree in Human Services (HS), Psychology (Psy), or Addiction Counseling fully online, or at one of our campuses (HS & Psy). With your degree, you can pursue a career in counseling, social work, rehabilitation, elder care, community outreach, addiction counseling, and many related fields. In addition, OU’s Psychology program is listed in the Top 30 Online Psychology Degree Programs in the U.S. by The Best Schools (TBS), and its Addiction Counseling program is headed by Dr. Kirk Bowden, President of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals. For more information about these programs and the Transfer Advantage, call 602-749-5190 or visit http://www.transferadvantage.com/Maricopa/Home. Benedictine University (BenU) At Mesa�S Success Center Promotes Interpersonal And Leadership Skills Successful students have the ability to excel not only in the classroom and their chosen profession, but in the community as well. They must build interpersonal skills that will allow them to successfully lead others, work in teams, communicate efficiently and effectively, and be productive members of their organization. Successful Benedictine graduates do all of these things while also giving back to the community. They do this in order to live a balanced life while maintaining a high level of excellence. American Public University System (APUS) Announces Partnership With Maricopa Community Colleges American Public University System (APUS) has recently signed an agreement to partner with Maricopa Community Colleges (Maricopa) to offer its graduates a path towards earning a Bachelor’s degree online. APUS was founded in 1991 by a retired Marine Corps officer who envisioned an innovative way to offer quality and affordable education to our U.S. armed force. APUS has grown to serve a diverse population of more than 100,000 military, public service, and corporate professionals through American Military University (AMU) and American Public University (APU). Our program and service standards are designed for the working adult student. We consistently strive to keep our tuition and fees affordable so that a quality education is always within your reach. APUS embraces and supports lifelong learning for its students, staff, and faculty. It is our belief that partnerships and affiliations with organizations in our community help to ensure that: Our curriculum is relevant and current. We maximize the use of new technologies. Our students, faculty, and staff are given the opportunity to learn about and apply the latest developments in their fields. Faculty, staff, and students are afforded networking opportunities within their field. Through this agreement, APUS and Maricopa will work together, across institutions, to assist Maricopa students to achieve their aspirations and potential beyond the Associate’s degree. Historically, there has been a transfer gap between Bachelor's and Associate's degree granting institutions. This partnership with APUS is based upon a practical approach to working together to improve the transfer process between Maricopa and APUS. The agreement will allow academic departments the ability to work collaboratively to align programs and create individual academic discipline articulation agreements. Our student-focused transfer credit policy helps you to maximize previously earned credits in order to save both time and money on your way to a Bachelor's degree and beyond. Continuing your education at APUS comes with: open enrollment with no fee to apply; an undergraduate book grant offering ebooks and course materials at no charge; a team of admission, financial aid and academic advisors ready to answer your questions. In addition, full-time community college faculty and staff can benefit from our wide selection of graduate level courses, certificates, and Master’s degrees. Additionally, this partnership will allow representatives from APUS to regularly attend transfer fairs and other events hosted by Maricopa. If you have questions about how you can transfer your credits towards an online Bachelor’s degree from APUS, you can look for a representative at your next transfer event or you can go online to www.apus.edu/affiliations/cc Transfer Scholarships Abound At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Transfer students will receive a roadmap to success upon entering BenU through guidance by the school’s John O. Whiteman Success Center. The Whiteman Success Center provides our students a clearing house for professional development opportunities. From workshops preparing students to bring energy to a room to networking opportunities with local government, business and community leaders, the Whiteman Success Center is dedicated to preparing students for a job, a career and life. Through student-specific plans, we help students develop their resumes, experience, leadership, community service and more. For more information about the Whiteman Success Center, please visit ben.edu/mesa, email [email protected] or call (602) 888-5533. Connect With The Power Of Kaplan University Career Services Are you nearing the completion of your degree at your Maricopa County Community College and wondering what your next step will be in your career journey? If you choose to complete your Bachelor’s degree at Kaplan University, you will have access to our Career Services’ powerful resources and technology that can help you turn your academic achievement into real career accomplishment. Kaplan University Career Services provides comprehensive career planning to alumni and students at all levels of study. Our Career Services team has the experience, knowledge and connections to help you define your choice of career opportunities and create effective strategies…all at no cost to you. The Career Services team works closely with you during every phase of your job search, whether you’re choosing a new career or seeking to advance in your current field. As a student or graduate of Kaplan University, you have access to an innovative, engaged Career Services team. Our Career Specialists are ready to provide you with the support, tools, and services you need to broaden your career options and target the best positions for your experience level. Why go it alone? Career Services offers: 24/7 online access to job openings and career development tools via the Career Network Career assessment and exploration Occupational direction Résumé and cover letter reviews Interview preparation Mock interviews Networking tips Reviews of social media profiles to assist in job search success Virtual career fairs and events Job search support and leads To learn more about the benefits at Kaplan University, including a 25 percent tuition grant for transfer students, alumni, faculty and staff of Maricopa County Community College District, please call 866.397.9456 (toll free). For comprehensive consumer information, visit www.kaplanuniversity.edu/studentconsumer-information.aspx. Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. You might think that transferring to EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University can be a daunting task. It doesn’t have to be! We have developed a simple and quick process. Flexibility Featured At Northcentral University (NCU) With One-To-One Teaching Model And Weekly Class Starts If you’re considering Embry-Riddle for Fall 2015, now is the time to apply! We need your application for admission, transcript, and recommendation letters. Once we receive your information, we’ll review your application. It’s that simple! At the same time that you apply for admission, please fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2015-16 academic year. If you have already filled out the FAFSA for this school year, simply log back in and add our school code 001479 and submit. After you’ve been accepted to Embry-Riddle, the Financial Aid Office will process your financial information. Being accepted to Embry-Riddle is great, but the best news is scholarships. Our transfer scholarships range from $6,500 – $7,500 per year. If you are a member of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), you will receive an additional $3,500 per year with proof of membership. Simply send us a copy of your PTK certificate with your admission application and we willl add the grant to your financial aid package. If you are interested in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Software Engineering, you could receive an additional $10,000 per year! I encourage you to also look for scholarships from other sources. If you need assistance, please contact me, Kai N. Lee, at 928-777-3797 or [email protected] Northcentral University is proud to partner with the Maricopa Community College District (MCCCD) to provide quality online education experiences through Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree programs as well as graduate certificates in business and technology management, education, psychology and marriage, and family therapy designed to help you become an influential contributor to your profession. Plus, as a graduate or staff member of the MCCCD, you will receive a preferred tuition rate that is 10 percent less than our currently published rates. At NCU, our One-to-One teaching model features one student and one faculty member in each course. In this model, you have the opportunity to build relationships with faculty members who can help facilitate your personal and professional growth. Plus, NCU's class size of one allows us to offer weekly course starts. This means every course can be started any week of the year. Unlike semester or quarterly enrollment schedules, you do not have to worry about wait lists, cancelled courses due to under enrollment, or delays in your schedule because the course you need is not available. Take the first step toward preparing yourself for success by choosing NCU. Have questions? For more information, visit http://ncu.edu/mcccd , call 855-562-2011 to speak with an NCU Enrollment Advisor today or email us at [email protected] About Us The Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation (CCTA) is a department within the Academic and Student Affairs Division. CCTA offers a wide array of services related to curriculum, articulation, and university transfer in support of the Maricopa Community Colleges. To access past editions of Transitions, click here. DISCLAIMER All information published online by MCCCD is subject to change without notice. MCCCD is not responsible for the content or functionality of any technology resource not owned by Curriculum and Transfer Articulation. You have received this newsletter because you work for Maricopa Colleges or you have requested this communication.
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