Lifelong Learning

Fri
28
Jun

Happy Endings for NJ's Unemployed: Grant-Funded Training Courses Provide Practical Skills & New Opportunities

Photo shows students in the Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School's Three-Week Preparatory Short Course learn about good golf course design in the field from legendary architect, Stephen Kay, at the Rutgers University Golf Course.

The first part of Sergio Sosa’s story is far too familiar: the Union City resident was inches away from earning his Master’s degree in Biology from Rutgers, and was transitioning from full-time student to full-time assistant-in-training at a golf course. Just when he thought everything was falling into place, Sosa was laid off from his job in late 2012.

Yet by March 2013, Sosa (with degree in hand) was gainfully employed as Assistant Superintendent at two popular New York City-owned golf courses.

Sosa credits the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) and a grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOL) for helping him get there.

Tue
23
Apr

Join Us for Rutgers Day, Saturday, April 27

Join Us for Rutgers Day

Play a prize wheel, experience 3-D printing, enter to win a $500 scholarship. These opportunities and more await visitors to the Division of Continuing Studies’ (DoCS) programs at Rutgers Day, this Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Rutgers’ New Brunswick Campuses.

Virtual Rutgers: Past Present, Future, and Making Reality in the Busch Campus Center will give visitors the opportunity to experience 3-D printing and game technology for a virtual experience. Meet Rutgers students who are engaged in exciting makerspace projects.

In the Bishop House area on the College Avenue Campus, visit the Summer Session booth to enter a raffle to win a $500 scholarship toward a Summer Session course.

On Voorhees Mall on the College Avenue Campus:

Tue
19
Mar

10th Annual Rutgers Online Learning Conference Brings Record Crowd

Rutgers Online Learning Conference session

New Brunswick, N.J. - On March 18, 2019, the nation’s top experts in online education and hybrid learning gathered at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick for the 10th Annual Rutgers Online Learning Conference (RUOnlineCon) to learn about advances in learning technology and share best practices for effective use of that technology. Attendees discussed new instructional paradigms, ancillary software and sites, and faculty training and resources among other topics.

 

During his opening remarks, Richard J. Novak, Vice President for continuing studies and distance education, emphasized Rutgers’ reputation as pioneers in online learning. Twenty years ago, Rutgers was one of the first universities to use a learning management system (LMS) for online classes. Ten years ago, Novak and his colleagues founded RUOnlineCon. He said, “When we started, RUOnlineCon was a dream. We didn’t know if we could get 50 people to come. At the first conference, we had 100 people.”

 

Tue
19
Feb

Dr. Richard Novak Receives UPCEA Award for Extraordinary Leadership

Dr. Richard Novak

Dr. Richard Novak, Vice President for Continuing Studies and Distance Education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey recently received the 2019 UPCEA Julius M. Nolte Award for Extraordinary Leadership. The award is given to an individual in recognition of unusual and extraordinary contributions to the cause of continuing education on the regional, national, and/or international level.

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Thu
19
Jul

12-Year-Old Rutgers Summer Scholar Pursues Cancer Research

Atharva Kulkarni, a Rutgers Summer Scholar, poses in a lab

Middle schooler uses computational analysis to identify gene mutation patterns in primary tumors that can predict recurrence and metastasis

Mon
07
May

Q&A with Alice Hoffman, Bestselling Author and Rutgers–New Brunswick Writers’ Conference Opening Keynote Speaker

Alice Hoffman, Bestselling Author and Rutgers–New Brunswick Writers’ Conference Opening Keynote Speaker

SOMERSET, NJ— Alice Hoffman has been called “America’s literary heir to the Brothers Grimm,” and her remarkable “fables of the everyday” have enchanted readers since the publication of her first novel, Property Of, in 1977.

Mon
30
Apr

Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies and the Mason Gross Extension Division Collaborate on Exciting Programs and Events

Rutgers Mason Gross Summer Series performance

Partnerships make everything better. At Rutgers, two dynamic divisions are working together to promote the arts and nurture creative talent. Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies (DoCS) and the Mason Gross Extension Division are collaborating on several exciting programs.

 

“The Mason Gross Extension Division builds community through the arts, and we are pleased to be their partner in several exciting endeavors. These enriching class and events further Rutgers place as a flagship for the creative arts,” says Richard Novak, Vice President of Continuing Studies.

 

Stephen Sondheim Event

Thu
12
Oct
Thu
12
Oct

Video: Introducing Rutgers Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT)

Announcing Rutgers Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT). Uniting the strengths of three units to provide a broader, more holistic focus on learning.

Learn more at tlt.rutgers.edu

Tue
10
Oct

Video: The Joy of Automata | Rutgers University CMSCE

Teachers building engineering projects in an automata workshop

At Rutgers, K-12 teachers learn the joy of automata, combining engineering, art and storytelling. Automata are creative, handmade machines students build with everyday objects. Discover your inner engineer at an automata workshop at Rutgers University Center for Mathematics, Science, and Computer Education (CMSCE).

Learn more at cmsce.rutgers.edu

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