The Division of Global Affairs
The Division of Global Affairs 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. The DGA supports and promotes KSU’s mission of global learning by collaborating with divisions, colleges, schools, departments, and other units to ensure the infusion of international dimensions into teaching, scholarship, and community service. The website address for the Division of Global Affairs is: http://www.kennesaw.edu/globalinstitute/.
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 has 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 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)
The Teacher Resource and Activity Center, located in Kennesaw Hall Room 2001-2009, is sponsored by the Bagwell College of Education and open to all KSU students, faculty, and staff. Educators in the local communityare 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, instructional materials, and a production workroom. It maintains a large library of professional books, K-12 textbooks for curriculum planning, theme-related activity guides, supplemental kits, children’s literature, and over 1,500 educational DVD programs. TRAC’s production workroom is equipped with a print/copy station, large-format poster printers, laminators, binding machines, paper cutters, button makers, and other assorted equipment and supplies to support the development of classroom materials. TRAC has an extensive die-cut collection of shapes, letters, and numbers for creating bulletin boards and learning manipulatives. Additional equipment such as computers, tape recorders, CD players, flip video cameras, headsets with microphones, and televisions with VHS/DVD players are available for use in the center. Friendly staff is ready to assist visitors.
To learn more about TRAC resources, operating hours, borrowing policies, and workroom services, call 770-423-6420 or visit the TRAC website at bagwell.kennesaw.edu/centers/trac.
The KSU Writing Center, located in English Building Room 242, is a welcoming space where all members of the KSU community may receive assistance on any assignment in any discipline. The Center’s staff is composed of dedicated undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members who are passionate about helping others with writing. Appointments are strongly encouraged and can be made on the Center’s website or in person. The Writing Center also offers weekly workshops on a variety of writing topics and includes a computer lab, writing resource library, and study areas for student use. Students enrolled in online classes are eligible for additional online services through the Center’s website.
To schedule an appointment, view hours of operation, and learn more about workshops, special events, and other services at the KSU Writing Center, visit: http://www.kennesaw.edu/writingcenter.
The College of Continuing and Professional Education
Cutting-edge coursework 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. 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 hundreds of classes annually including classes from Paralegal to Phlebotomy. Most classes are offered at KSU Center which offers students a learning experience inside fully equipped classrooms wired with the latest technology or online offering great flexibility for the full-time professional. The College serves more than 22,000 students annually.
Professional certificate programs include Pedorthist, Medical Assisting, Paralegal, Technical Writing, Meeting and Event Management, Administrative Professional, Culinary Apprenticeship, Certified Nursing Assistant, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy, Medical Office Assistant, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Professional Development in Gerontology, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Scholar, Web Design, Social Media Marketing, and Real Estate Property Management.
The College also offers specialized, age-appropriate programs through Summer University (rising first-graders through high school seniors) and OLLI (classes and events for adults 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 recertification. Transcripts of earned CEUs are available upon request.
Visit the College’s website at ccpe.kennesaw.edu or call 770-423-6765 for more information and to request a current course catalog.