Online, Graduate School offices move; distance learning celebrated
November 22, 2016
UW-Stout Online is
celebrating national Distance Learning Week in part by having covered some
The Stout Online
offices have moved three blocks north from the Vocational Rehabilitation
Building to the First Bank and Trust Building, 200 E. Main St. The bank building
is next to UW-Stout’s Clock Tower Plaza.
Also moving to the bank
building complex is the Graduate School, which was in the Robert S. Swanson
Library and Learning Center.
The bank building
previously housed UW-Stout’s Office of International Education, which relocated
to Harvey Hall after it reopened in the fall following renovation.
exciting to see the Graduate School and Stout Online working together to
provide services for our students, faculty, and staff,” said Renee Chandler,
interim director of Stout Online and the Graduate School. “We definitely see
ourselves as a service unit that promotes student success. Distance Learning
Week provides an opportunity for us to share some highlights of the work we are
doing and to encourage the rest of campus to visit us in our new location.”
Week is Monday, Nov. 28, through Friday, Dec. 2.
UW-Stout has 1,975
students enrolled in online programs this fall, about 52 percent undergraduates
and 48 percent graduate students. They are from 49 states and 20 countries.The university is a
leader in the UW System in offering online and distance learning options, with
15 undergraduate degrees, 16 graduate programs, 21 certificates and six
A total of 4,496
students are taking online and/or distance education courses.
New this fall are four
online offerings: the undergraduate program in hotel, restaurant and tourism
management; the graduate program in marriage and family therapy; a
certificate in social work; and a certificate in enterprise technology.
A popular online certificate
program is instructional design, which had 41 graduates in May 2016.
One graduate of
the certificate program, Keith Thompson, of Taunton, Mass., said it gave his
career a boost. "I feel like a
sweepstakes winner after completing this certificate. I received not
only a promotion, a bump in pay, and I've been tasked to change our computer education
group into an instructional design group that creates training sessions for
staff, faculty and graduate students. I would not have been able to achieve this
without the four courses in this certificate program."
from UW-Stout’s Graduate School and Stout Online gather outside their new
office space, the First Bank and Trust Building, 200 E. Main St.