Growing our graduate program enrollment is an important aspect of UNG’s enrollment management plan, and we are taking positive steps in that direction.
- Melinda Maxwell has been named director of graduate admissions and is working closely with graduate program coordinators and others to market these programs.
- We are proactively promoting and advertising graduate programs via a variety of media outlets.
- We have introduced new opportunities and expanded others, and we will continue to do so. A few that should be highlighted include:
- Our graduate-level diversity certificate program that is designed to provide education and training for professionals in K-12, higher education, healthcare settings, as well as business and industry. This program includes 10 hours of graduate-level coursework and is delivered in an online format.
- The College of Education recently became the first university in Georgia to offer the International Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning. This is available as a stand-alone certificate or as a component of the College’s new Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.
- The Mike Cottrell College of Business expanded its program last year to Gainesville and now has added Technology Leadership as a graduate-level certificate program to provide essential managerial skills for technology-sector professionals.
These are just a few of the opportunities UNG is offering. I hope you will share this information with colleagues and friends near and far who would be interested. Some programs may be started in the spring and have early December application deadlines. Keep in mind, too, that the USG’s Tuition Assistance Program covers the cost of many graduate programs for eligible employees; Ron Graves is UNG’s TAP coordinator.
Bonita C. Jacobs, Ph.D.