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Tue
05
Apr

Sun, Sand And ‘RU At The Shore’ Once More

Photo of the beach

Rutgers offers 13 summer courses in Point Pleasant Beach and Wildwood

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Rutgers University-New Brunswick’s Summer Session will again reach out to Jersey Shore aficionados looking to advance their education with 13 courses for academic credit in its second “RU at the Shore” season. Fifty-nine students enrolled in inaugural RU at the Shore classes last summer.

Rutgers will offer courses in Point Pleasant Beach and Wildwood, a new location for 2016. All shore classes will be conducted in a hybrid format, combining in-class and online learning experiences, beginning June 27. Registration at summer.rutgers.edu/news continues through June 1. Late registration (with late fee) continues through June 24.

Tue
15
Mar

Husband & Wife, Both Municipal Leaders, Earn Executive MPA Degrees

Photo of Kathy Monzo and Joe Monzo in front of a Ride For A Cause backdrop

Then, One Returns to School to Become the Teacher

In 1999, Joe Monzo, then chief financial officer for Ewing Township, NJ, had more than 20 years experience in the public sector. Looking for an opportunity to advance his career, he considered pursuing a master’s degree — a suggestion made by the mayor of Ewing Township at that time.

“I chose the Rutgers Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) program because of the name and the convenient location in Mercer County,” says Monzo. He started the program a year later and graduated with his EMPA degree in 2001.

Mon
07
Mar

3 signs you’ll soon be attending a coding bootcamp at your college

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Rutgers Coding Bootcamp, launched in fall 2015, is among a select group of university-based coding bootcamp programs in the United States. This certificate program is specifically designed to teach adult learners and part-time students the skills they need for careers in web development, a high-demand area for the digital economy.

Read the full article at TechCrunch

Thu
03
Dec

The Language of Learning: International Law Scholar Taps Instructional Design, Part 1

Dilafruz Nazarova headshot

Part 1: Creating An Online Course from Scratch

Dilafruz Nazarova was an accomplished scholar and advocate in human rights law when she arrived at Rutgers in 2010 to pursue a doctorate in political science. Born in Tajikistan and fluent in four languages, Nazarova had earned her law degree and worked for her government and international organizations focusing on international law.

She wanted to dive into yet another field—teaching online—but lacked experience and expertise.

But she’s now an enthusiastic and attentive online learning instructor—crediting the Rutgers Online Learning Conference (#RUOnlineCon), the instructional design teams available at Rutgers, and her political science department for her takeoff into the world of online instruction.

Mon
05
Oct

Where Were You At 62? Court Reporter Finds Her Own Words Through Rutgers Degree Earned Off Campus

Patricia Florio of the Rutgers Class of 2005

Patricia Florio spent an entire career as a court reporter writing other people’s statements.

But all along, the writer inside of her wanted to put her own words down on paper.

And at age 62, when many contemporaries were calculating Social Security payouts, Florio earned her bachelor’s degree through Rutgers Off Campus Programs to help launch her second career as a writer.

When she worked in federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y., Florio had to painstakingly assure that every word was recorded correctly, for legal purposes. “On the job, and through someone who proofed my work, I learned how to become a perfectionist,” said Florio. “And that is very much required when you're a court reporter.”

Florio also had experience as a freelance newspaper reporter, giving her the background to launch her writing career. But she felt she needed the confidence that a college degree would provide.

Thu
20
Aug

Rutgers Innovators Lead "Maker Movement"

Makers in the lab

ON THE LIVINGSTON CAMPUS of Rutgers University, tucked away off an industrial road, is an unassuming yellow wood frame building. From the outside, it looks like a Shaker house, maybe home to some administrative offices.

But on the second floor is a lab, with a state-of-the-art laser cutter that fills the entire room. Down the hall are 3-D printers, machine shop equipment, a computer lab and a room just for robotics, all open to use by students and faculty. A staff of engineers helps them bring their ideas to life — from student art projects to diagnostic equipment designed by faculty.

Read more on NJ.com

Wed
05
Aug

With a Head Start at Age 9, Summer Scholar Georgette Burrell Taking the Fast Track to Rutgers

Image of Georgette Burrell, her mother, Michele Burrell, and her grandmother, Eunice Burrell

Georgette Burrell took her first college biochemistry course at age 9. Now 13, the Asbury Park youth is already eyeing her dream school: Rutgers University, where she wants to study oceanography with a minor in journalism.

When she hits campus for her summer courses, Georgette often arrives with an entourage: her mother, Michele Burrell, and her grandmother, Eunice Burrell.

“We usually come as a trio, and it’s funny because it’s three generations,” said Michele Burrell.“I was not going to just leave my 9-year-old!”

Read more at Rutgers Today

Sat
01
Aug

BTN LiveBIG: Rutgers brings classes to students 'at the Shore'

Rutgers brings classes to students 'at the Shore'

Far from being a surf-and-sun session with a little learning mixed in, it offered students intensive, intimate courses driven by practical considerations, said Liz Beasley, director of the summer session and special projects at Rutgers-New Brunswick.

“We’re always looking for new ways to get courses to the students,” she explained. “A lot of them work part-time or full-time. If they’re working, they have to cut back on the credits they take. The summer and winter courses are important to them for graduating in a timely manner.”

- See more at: http://btn.com/2015/07/31/btn-livebig-rutgers-brings-classes-to-students...

Mon
06
Jul

First Rutgers Off Campus Grad in Public Health Takes the Long Road

Rutgers Off Campus Programs at Atlantic Cape Community College

Mishi Resian’s life journey has taken her from a village in Kenya, to U.S. Army bases in Germany and New Jersey, to deployment in Iraq as an Army combat medic, and then to community college near her home in Galloway Township, N.J. near Atlantic City.

But no path has been more important to her than the walk for her Rutgers diploma.

In May 2015, Resian graduated as the first-ever student in the Center for Off Campus Programs in the Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies to earn a Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

Taking all those roads, her commute by contrast seems easy: While she is an Off Campus student, Resian chose for the past two years to drive the 100 miles from Galloway to New Brunswick to take all classes for her major in person. This semester, she also took three classes at the Rutgers Off Campus Programs location at Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing, close to her home.

Mon
29
Jun

Rutgers offers leadership coaching certification

Rutgers offers leadership coaching certification

“Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance,” a continuing education program that leads to executive coaching certification, will be offered by the Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies from Sept. 16 to Dec. 10, the university recently announced in a news release.

Read more at myCentralJersey.com

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