Division of Continuing Education
Sue Maes, Dean of Continuing Education
A. David Stewart, Associate Dean of Continuing Education
Lynda Spire, Assistant Dean, Academic and Professional Programs
Harry E. Williamson, Director, Administration and Finance
Sharon Brookshire, Conferences and Non-credit Programs
Susan Barton, Director, Kansas Regents Network (TELENET 2)
Linda Teener, Director, UFM Community Learning Center
College Court Building, 1615 Anderson Avenue
785-532-5575 or 1-800-662-2578
The Division of Continuing Education works with K-State’s faculty to deliver the university’s quality learning resources to learners throughout Kansas, the nation, and the world through courses, conferences, professional development, and other learning experiences. The university makes use of the Internet, TELENET 2, a videoconferencing system, and face-to-face instruction. Location, once a major obstacle for those seeking educational opportunities, is being overcome through effective use of technology and services to distance students.
The Division of Continuing Education has a trained staff to help students who have encountered obstacles to traditional college attendance, such as barriers created by distance, employment, physical handicap, or family responsibilities. Students are advised in their individual programs of study to select options such as online classes, conferences, short courses, or workshops, that best suits their needs.
Degrees through distance education
Certificates, endorsements, specialty programs, and teacher licensure
Information about certificate programs and other CEU non-credit activities is available on the website.
Intersession is conducted during the following three-week breaks in the academic calendar: late December to mid January, late May to mid June, and late July to mid August. Annually, many existing and new or experimental credit 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. On-campus, study away, and online or distance classes are offered during Intersession. Students are encouraged to consult with their advisors to determine if a particular Intersession class will fulfill specific degree requirements. Intersession course information can be found online at www.dce.k-state.edu/courses/intersession.
K-State Evening College courses are offered on the K-State campus in Manhattan in 8-week, 12-week, and 16-week schedules between 5:30 and 10:30 p.m. Two degree programs are offered through Evening College: bachelor’s degrees in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminology and Interdisciplinary Social Science. For complete Evening College information visit www.dce.k-state.edu/eveningcollege.
TELENET 2 (T2) is an educational video conference network with live, real-time classes. There are multiple Kansas T2 classrooms equipped with Polycom systems and large monitors. Other sites anywhere in the world are possible. Up to 20 sites can be linked simulataneously. A local TELENTET 2 assistant is responsible for operating the equipment and assisting students.
UFM Community Learning Center
UFM Community Learning Center provides credit and noncredit educational opportunities for Kansas State University, the Manhattan area and communities across Kansas. More than 800 classes are available each year, with topics ranging from recreation, test preparation, health and wellness, living green, cooking and more. Many recreational classes are 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 provides other Kansas communities with the resources to start their own community education programs. For additional information about UFM and its programs and activities visit www.tryufm.org or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Agricultural Programs
143 Waters Hall
Information for current or future Ag undergraduate students:
Contact Don Boggs, Associate Dean
Information for faculty:
Contact Nina Lilja, Director of International Agricultural Programs
Steven Graham, Assistant to the Dean
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 opportunities, 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.