Online Learning Update

February 23, 2014

Online degrees the next frontier for UMES

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:01 am

By Univerity of Maryland Eastern Shore

Dr. Kristine Anderson has joined UMES’ Division of Academic Affairs to spearhead an aggressive expansion of online instruction for students looking for distance-education options. Having an online academic presence is a top priority for UMES President Juliette Bell, who wants the university to employ creative, proven strategies aimed at growing enrollment. “UMES Online,” said Dr. Ronald Nykiel, UMES chief academic policymaker, “is now approaching offering 100 courses in an online format.” Anderson’s first priority is establishing an online foundation of academic programs targeting students at community and junior colleges – commonly referred to as the “2+2” path to a baccalaureate degree. Long-term, the university’s goal is to offer the option of earning select bachelor degrees, master’s degrees, doctorates and certificates online, Nykiel said.

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