INSTITUTION NEWS

UNI offering Bachelor of Arts in Technology Management

University of Northern Iowa

The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for the Technology Management Bachelor of Arts degree program, for a new cohort beginning this fall. This program is designed for graduates of career and technical programs from Iowa’s community colleges and focuses on industry while incorporating an applied approach to critical thinking, communication and problem solving skills.“The Technology Management program is a great program for students at a distance that would like to add on to their AAS degree and get into higher management or technical positions,” said Ali Kashef, program coordinator.Courses are offered entirely online using eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. The program also uses a cohort model in which students move together through the coursework, with the degree to be awarded in the spring of 2020. To learn more about this program and how to apply, visit distance.uni.edu/tech-management.

UNI Educator Workshop in Siouxland

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A one-hour UNI credit workshop, Helping Students Protect the Environment and Live Well, is being held as a two-part workshop. Part one is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17. Part two will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12. Both will be held at the Center for Outdoor Learning in Hinton, which is 12 miles from Sioux City.  See more information at: http://www.uni.edu/ceee/education/way-we-live/workshops 

Community and Regional Planning Agreement

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New agreements between Iowa State University and two Iowa community colleges will make it easier for students attending those colleges to complete bachelor's degrees at Iowa State.

Through the agreements, students who receive an Associate of Arts degree from Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC), Sheldon, and those who receive AA degrees with an emphasis in political science, psychology or sociology from Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC), Sioux City, will be able to transfer to Iowa State to complete a Bachelor of Science in community and regional planning—and to do so in as few as two years.

NCC and WITCC students who participate in the new program will have a clearly defined plan that guides all four years of their undergraduate study. They will know exactly which courses to take at their community college and the recommended sequence to follow to graduate in two years after they transfer to Iowa State. And they will have access to advising at all three institutions to ensure a smooth transition to the bachelor's program.

Art Education master’s degree program

University of Northern Iowa

New cohort program to begin Fall 2015 Intended for educational professionals, this program provides a comprehensive and contemporary orientation to the study and practice of art education. Designed for PK-12 art educators, this program is delivered on a cohort basis and completed in five consecutive semesters, six hours of credit each semester.  All courses are offered entirely at a distance using a combination of Adobe Connect, and online via eLearning.  Courses meeting in the fall and spring semesters are taught in eight-week modules on Wednesday evenings. For more information visit https://www.uni.edu/continuinged/distance/art-education

UI Partners Grand Opening

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The University of Iowa conducted their grand opening of their Sioux City location for the UI Partners program on the Sioux City campus of Western Iowa Tech Community College.  UI Partners will work with area small businesses to conduct free IT assessments and use WITCC student interns to implement the IT needs for those businesses.  For more information, go to:  http://uipartners.uiowa.edu/ 

UI Partners

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University of Iowa Partners Senior IT Consultants Craig Engelke and Hayley Yearian met with Monona County Economic Development director Teresa Miller today in Onawa to discuss opportunities to assist area businesses address their IT needs.  UI Partners is working with Western Iowa Tech to match IT student interns with area businesses to do free assessments of business information technology systems and processes.

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