Friday, February 17, 2012

WGU 101: An invitation to Washington CTCs

Washington colleges are known for creating innovative partnerships to benefit students. I am delighted to be able to continue to work with the CTC system in my new capacity of chancellor of WGU Washington to fashion even more opportunities.

Over the past few months many colleges have requested information about WGU, such as how competency-based courses work and are assessed; how courses without “seat time” meet FA, veterans, and accreditation requirements; how you may adapt the WGU model for more cost-effective online delivery, etc. Others have initiated  wonderful partnership inquiries such as “reverse articulation” where students transferring shy of an associate degree can pick it up while continuing courses at WGU; 2+2 articulation programs, incorporating WGU’s competencies for seamless articulation and accelerated degree completion; guaranteed admission to WGU to alleviate transfer and affordability concerns; partnerships with hospitals for ADN to BSN or ADN to MSN articulation; addition of WGU’s programs to university centers; and articulations for unique programs, etc.

Seems like a great time to meet and share some information.

 WGU’s Associate Provost, Dr. Phil Schmidt, will join me in conducting a workshop on these topics for community and technical colleges on March 15 at Seattle Central Community College from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., followed by a hosted lunch. Individuals may also connect synchronously via Collaborate. You may click on the invitation below to RSVP (by March 8 please).

For more information, call 206.232.6666. Hoping to see you on March 15.
Jean Floten | Chancellor WGU Washington | |

WGU 101 for Washington CTCs

WGU 101: Survey of Western Governors University

An overview of the WGU competency-based learning model and partnership opportunities, such as reverse articulation, AAS-T transfer, competency-based 2+2, and more.


The Washington Community and Technical Colleges
are invited to join WGU in-person or by Collaborate

March 15, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
followed by a hosted lunch

Seattle Central Community College, Room 1139B or on your computer anywhere

Western Governors University (WGU) is the only entirely competency-based, online university in the US, offering programs in four colleges: teacher education, information technology, business, and health professions.

Dr. Phil Schmidt, WGU associate provost, will describe the academic programs and systems the university employs to deliver competency-based programs; various internships and clinical experiences offered in teacher education and health professions; laboratory experiences in science programs; and capstone experiences in graduate programs. He will also discuss program articulations and WGU’s transfer policies.

Participants may attend in person or virtually using Collaborate. You will receive further information, including instructions for connecting via Collaborate, as part of the RSVP process.

For further information, please contact:

Lucinda Taylor, Special Asst to the Chancellor, WGU Washington

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