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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]



Division of Continuing Education

Sue Maes, Interim Dean of Continuing Education
Elizabeth Stevens, Associate Vice Provost for IT Partnerships and Associate Dean of Continuing Education
A. David Stewart, Assistant Dean for Program Development and Marketing
Lynda Spire, Assistant Dean, Continuing Learning
Douglas W. King, Director, Administration and Finance
John Allard, Director, Kansas Regents Network (TELENET 2)
Linda Teener, Director, UFM Community Learning Center

College Court Building
785-532-5575 or 1-800-662-2KSU
E-mail: informationdce@k-state.edu

The Division of Continuing Education brings together K-State’s teaching resources with learners throughout Kansas, the nation, and the world. Courses, conferences, professional updates, and other learning experiences extend university facilities and resources to individuals and organizations. The university makes use of the Internet, TELENET 2 (a partnership of Regents institutions), and other media for instruction. Location restrictions for those seeking degrees, continuing education units, professional development, or personal enrichment are solved through effective use of technology and services to distance students.

The Division of Continuing Education has a trained staff to assist those seeking academic credit or a degree in a non-traditional way. Students are guided to K-State faculty, who advise them in their individual programs of study. The division offers credit and non-credit courses year round, including distance education, Intersession, and on-campus Evening College courses.

Degrees through distance education

Bachelor’s degrees

Master’s degrees

Degree programs offered in Kansas communities

Master’s degrees

  • Adult and continuing education-Kansas City, Wichita, and Leavenworth

Certificates, endorsements, specialty programs, and teacher certification



Intersession is conducted during three major breaks in the academic calendar: early January, late May and early June, and August. Annually, many regular and new or experimental credit and noncredit courses are offered in Intersession, providing students with an opportunity to examine academic areas not scheduled in their current curricula and faculty members with a means to experiment with new ideas and formats for teaching. Students are encouraged to consult with their advisors to determine if a particular Intersession course will fulfill specific degree requirements. Intersession course information can be found online.

Evening College

K-State Evening College courses are offered on the K-State campus in Manhattan in both 8- and 16-week schedules between 5:30 and 10:30 p.m. Two degree programs are offered through Evening College; bachelor’s degrees in criminology and interdisciplinary social sciences. For complete Evening College information visit the website


TELENET 2 is a video conference system with worldwide compatibility and a network of Kansas class/meeting rooms that can be linked together. An audio conferencing system, TELEbridge, is also available. Both teleconferencing systems are used for credit and noncredit courses and programs, in-service training, meetings, or conferences. For complete information visit the website.

UFM Community Learning Center

UFM is a nonprofit campus and community education program serving Kansas State University, the Manhattan area and communities across Kansas. UFM offers more than 250 classes each semester, covering a wide range of activities and interests to K-State students, faculty/staff, and community members. Many recreational classes are also offered for K-State credit. UFM also sponsors the Lou Douglas Lecture Series on Public Issues, hosts the Manhattan Community Garden, coordinates a teen mentoring program, and assists other Kansas towns in starting their own community education programs. For additional information about UFM and its programs and activities visit the website or e-mail: ufm@k-state.edu.


International Agricultural Programs

Don Boggs, Assistant to the Dean
143 Waters Hall
E-mail: dboggs@k-state.edu

The Office of International Agricultural Programs provides administrative services to globalize teaching, research, and technical outreach in the College of Agriculture. It offers opportunities for international travel through agricultural study tours, semester abroad programs, and summer internships in other countries. Through its promotion of K-State degree and short-course training opportunties, it attracts international students, scholars, and visitors to Manhattan.

Since 1956 the office has mobilized K-State technical expertise for agricultural development projects by facilitating faculty consultancies, sabbatical leaves, and international collaborative research and training. The office provides supervision for sponsored international students, travel information and funding to College of Agriculture faculty for international travel, and logistical support for international visitors.


Educational Communications Center

Doug VonFeldt, Interim Director
E-mail: ecc@k-state.edu

The Educational Communications Center (ECC) in Dole Hall was established in 1986, the facilities and equipment were made possible through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The mission and purpose of the ECC is to develop and enrich human resources within the state by providing access for residents of Kansas, the nation and the world to educational opportunity at all levels through the appropriate utilization of technology.

Dole Hall, is a 32,000 square foot production and distribution facility with three production studios, control rooms and satellite uplink, educational development laboratory, editing suites, multimedia lab, graphic design studio, offices, conference rooms and a Channel 49 ABC News Bureau. A large garage houses a mobile satellite uplink unit and a video production truck to provide services from any location. Other tenants in Dole Hall include offices and student facilities for the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism, Kansas Regents Network (Telenet), Kansas audio and videoconferencing network, and the Department of Communications Extension Television.

Information about the ECC’s services and staff along with pictures of the facilities can be seen on the ECC website