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Kennesaw State University    
 
    
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Resources


 

The Institute for Global Initiatives

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The Institute for Global Initiatives promotes and collaboratively leads global learning and regional studies among KSU’s faculty, students, staff and the community through academic services and programs, research and scholarship, and partnerships. It supports and promotes KSU’s mission of international education by initiating programs, responding to external funding opportunities, and providing leadership for the institution’s regional centers. The centers are Center for African and African Diaspora Studies (CAADS) and the Center for Hispanic Studies (CHS). It collaborates with divisions, colleges, departments, and other units to ensure the infusion of international dimensions into teaching, scholarship, and community service. At the core of the IGI is the Office of International Services and Programs (OISP). The OISP coordinates a wide range of international programs and events, including international student recruitment and admission, study abroad programs to various destinations, the annual country-study program, and international student and faculty exchange program.

Confucius Institute

The nonprofit Confucius Institute at KSU promotes the study of Chinese language, culture, ethics, and philosophy, and furthers the understanding of China today.

With the establishment of this prestigious institute at KSU, the university will become a key resource in developing networks with China, the world’s fastest-growing economy, while serving the growing educational and business communities in the Atlanta area, as well as the Southeastern United States.

KSU, Georgia’s third largest university, is partnering with Yangzhou University (YZU) in the establishment of this Confucius Institute. YZU is a key comprehensive university in Jiangsu Province. It emerged in 1992 through the merging of several higher educational institutions; the history of some of these institutions dates as far back as 1902.

For more information, visit the Confucius Institute Website.

Teacher Resource and Activity Center (TRAC)

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 The Teacher Resource and Activity Center, located in Kennesaw Hall Room 2005, is sponsored by the Bagwell College of Education and open to all KSU students, faculty, and staff. Educators in the geographical area served by the University are also invited to use the center.

 Designed specifically to meet the needs of professional teachers and education majors in the teacher preparation program, the center offers a curriculum library, media services, and instructional materials. It maintains a large library of professional books and periodicals, K-12 textbooks for curriculum planning at all grade levels, theme-related activity guides, supplemental kits, and over 1,000 educational DVDs and videos. TRAC also houses a production workroom equipped with a print/copy station, laminators, spiral and heat binders, poster printers, paper cutters, badge makers, and other assorted machines that support the development of classroom materials. TRAC has an extensive die-cut collection of over 800 shapes, letters, and numbers for creating bulletin boards and learning center manipulatives. Additional equipment such as computers, opaque projector, tape recorder, CD player, and televisions with VCR/DVD players are available for use in the center. Friendly staff is available to assist visitors.

Writing Center

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The Writing Center, located in English Building Rm. 242, is a free service available to all members of the university community. Student and faculty tutors assist writers in any subject and at any stage of the writing process on issues such as topic development, organization, drafting, revision, grammar, punctuation, source documentation, and essay test preparation, including the essay portion of the Regents’ Test. Appointments are strongly encouraged and can be made via the Center’s website. The Writing Center also includes a computer lab, writing resource library, and study space for student use.

Hours of operation for the academic year: 

Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

To schedule an appointment and to learn more about special events and services at the Writing Center, visit: http://www.kennesaw.edu/english/WritingCenter/.

The College of Continuing and Professional Education

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Cutting-edge course work for individuals planning to re-enter the workforce, change careers, or add to their portfolio of skills is the specialty of The College of Continuing and Professional Education. Formerly Continuing Education, the College offers more than 40 professional certificate programs and a small collection of life and leisure courses sure to spark fun and creativity.

The College offers more than 2,500 classes annually including classes from Web design to Phlebotomy. Most classes are offered at the KSU Center which offers students a learning experience inside fully equipped classrooms wired with the latest technology or online which allows great flexibility for the full-time professional. The College serves more than 22,000 students annually.

Professional certificate programs include Paralegal, Kennesaw Internet Professional, Technical Writing, Meeting and Event Planning, Administrative Professional, Culinary Fast Track Apprenticeship, Certified Nursing Assistant, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy, Medical Office Assistant, Teaching English as a Second Language, Professional Development in Gerontology, and the Osher Scholar.

The College also offers specialized, age-appropriate programs through Summer University (K-12), the KSU Futures program for high school graduates who are not college bound, and The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (Ages 50 and older).

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are assigned to all professional development programs with one CEU awarded for 10 contact hours of participation. Several selected courses carry PLUs for teacher re-certification. Transcripts of earned CEUs are available upon request.

Visit the College’s website at http://www.kennesaw.edu/ConEd or call 770-423-6765 for more information and to request a current Course catalog.