Friday, November 22, 2013

Out-of-state tuition? Not any more.

globe drawingThis summer, the Global Campus stopped charging non-residents higher tuition. Now the in-state rate applies to all degrees except the online MBA and EMBA.

Undergraduate rates are posted here on our website. And graduate rates are here.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Network to run Global Campus video

pac-12 play button     A three-minute video featuring Global Campus students has been accepted by the Pac-12 TV Networks.
     “The Difference Between Winning and Losing” is the first from Washington State University to go into rotation this academic year, said Bob Keyser, Pac-12 vice president of partner services. It will run in the next few weeks, he said.
     The video is one of several that WSU is creating for the network’s Campus Content program, which gives universities free air time.
     “A big part of why this network exists is to provide exposure for our 12 universities,” Keyser said. “The goal is to have each university produce one feature a month.”
     All three of the featured students are connected to the sports world: One is a Seattle TV producer who works with the Seahawks, one is a WSU basketball player, and one is a Portland Trail Blazers employee.
     The video was created by Brian K. Mäki, Global Campus media production manager, and Richard H. Miller, senior marketing communications coordinator.
     “We were the entire production crew,” Maki said. “Along with five cameras and innumerable espresso shots.”

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Three new enviro courses for spring

IMG_0193-001Three new online environmental courses will be offered this spring.

Environmental Assessment (ENVR_SCI 444) examines the National Environmental Policy Act, preparation of environmental impact statements, and federal laws, such as the Clean Air Act and the Endangered Species Act. (Four credits)

The Science and Policy of Climate Change (ENVR_SCI 285) explores the science of climate change, policy options—such as cap and trade and carbon taxation—and alternative energy technologies and adaptation. (Three credits)

Topics in Natural Resource Sciences (NATRS 419) is a one-credit seminar on “Planning for Resilient, Sustainable Cities.” The seminar explores urban ecology and sustainable urban development. This course requires weekly readings, a two-hour face-to-face meeting in Tacoma, Wash., on March 8, and a subsequent term paper. Regular registration deadlines apply.

All the courses are taught by Dr. Kara Whitman, who did her doctoral work on sustainability assessment in watershed regions. “Sustainability in communities is a specific interest of mine,” she said. “Addressing climate change through mitigation and adaptation are a part of building sustainable and resilient communities.”

If you’re interested in a course, it’s always a good idea to discuss with your Global Campus academic consultant how it would fulfill your academic goals.