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SUNY Canton Numbers on the Rise

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Online Winterterm Exceeds Expectations and Applications on the Rise for 2009

The SUNY Canton Winterterm session saw more than 500 students start courses on Monday, making it the College’s largest online Winterterm session to date.

Winterterm enrollment increased more than 40 percent from last year and has nearly tripled since 160 students were enrolled in the first Winterterm session in 2005-2006.

Applications with the admissions office for next year are similarly on the rise. Director of Admissions Jonathan Kent reports applications are up more than 60 percent for the Fall 2009.

“We’re excited to follow up our record setting enrollment this Fall with such a huge jump in applications for next year,” Kent said. “Prospective students and community members are continuing to recognize the excellent academic programs we offer, the affordable cost of tuition, and the flexibility of our class scheduling and online courses.”

Winterterm offers several economic, academic and time-saving benefits for students and faculty members. The entirely online courses can be accessed via computer from anywhere, reducing travel expenses and winter commuting difficulties.

“Winterterm is a great way for students to catch up or get ahead. It’s also an effective way to utilize time between semesters and on the weekends during the holiday break,” said Dean of Academic Services and Retention Molly A. Mott. “It’s also interesting to note that 64 percent of Winterterm students are coming to us from other colleges. It’s nice that we are able to accommodate them with our expanded offerings.”

SUNY Canton hit an all-time enrollment high this Fall with more than 3,000 students. Last year at this time, according to Kent, the admissions office had received just below 1,000 applications. That number has increased more than 60 percent with over 1,600 applications already received this year.

“We’re the fastest growing college in the North Country,” Kent pointed out. “We continue to offer majors reflecting in-demand careers and students are responding to that. There are a number of our programs that are recession-proof, meaning that regardless of the economy, graduates will continue to be sought after to fill those jobs.”

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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SUNY Canton Releases New OL Web Pages

Friday, December 19th, 2008

SUNY Canton has revamped the look and feel of the SUNY Canton OnLine  (SUNY Canton OL) web pages.

Online Learning“For many future SUNY Canton students, the OL page is the first point of contact with the college,” noted Molly Mott, Dean of Academic Services and Retention. “It is important that we maintain a site that is both user-friendly and attractive.”

During the Fall 2008 Semester more than 1150 students were taking at least one of the College’s 104 online courses through SUNY Canton OL, and approximately 285 students were taking courses online only. The pages were updated just shortly after the international pages, located at www.canton.edu/international. Both sections of the website are high-traffic areas for SUNY Canton’s off campus and international students. 

The College also uses SUNY Canton OL for its highly successful Winterterm semester, which enrolled twice as many students as it did in the 2007-2009 semester. Nearly 50 courses will be offered through SUNY Canton OnLine beginning on Dec. 22 and concluding on January 14. 

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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SUNY Canton Winterterm Continues to Grow

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

CANTON– SUNY Canton’s online Winterterm semester will be offering more courses than ever in its four-year history.

Nearly 50 courses will be offered through SUNY Canton OnLine. The courses begin on Dec. 22 and conclude on January 14. Registration is easy and has already begun online at www.canton.edu.

Winterterm 2008“Each year, we’ve grown to meet the educational demands of our students,” said SUNY Canton Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs William R. Trumble. “This year, we had a record number of enrollments during our Fall Semester. Following that trend, we are expecting the largest Winterterm semester to date.”

The college began offering a completely online Winterterm in 2005-06 with 18 classes and 160 enrollments. Annually, the program has grown with more courses and more students. During the 2007-08 session there were more than 350 enrollments in 34 courses, which is almost a 120 percent increase since the college began offering the online semester-between-semesters.

“Many students have utilized Winterterm as a way to catch up or get ahead on their college work without having to sacrifice time with their families,” said SUNY Canton Associate Provost Pauline A. Graveline. “Students appreciate the convenience and flexibility of online courses, especially during the holidays and January.”

Already, more than 150 students have signed up for Winterterm courses this year with several weeks remaining before the session begins. The rise mirrors the overall popularity of online courses offered during the college’s Fall, Spring, and Summerterm semesters.

Students enroll from all over the country and sometimes internationally for SUNY Canton Winterterm. The college has had members of the armed forces enroll from Afghanistan and Iraq. Students vacationing abroad join students from other colleges, and those at home in upstate New York for online discussions and learning activities. “One of the key components of online courses is the lack of geographic boundaries, yet we maintain the flow of ideas and concepts through individual and group interactions,” Graveline said.?
To view a complete list of online Winterterm courses or to register for a class, visit www.canton.edu/winterterm.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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SUNY Canton Winterterm Expands and Evolves

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Online courses are expanding to offer topics of study including sports management and the films of an underground icon during SUNY Canton’s 2007 Winterterm semester.

Winterterm begins on Dec. 20 and students can register now. The complete listing of courses and online registration are both available at www.canton.edu/winterterm.

Specialty courses are among the 34 courses offered this Winterterm, allowing students to catch up or get ahead in their academic studies.

This is the third Winterterm that the college has held completely online through SUNY Canton OnLine. The college has seen a dramatic rise in enrollment through its online classes. Last year, the college saw 313 students enroll during Winterterm, which was a 96 percent increase from the 160 students enrolled in 2005-06. According to Pauline Graveline, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, this year’s Winterterm will follow the trend of record-breaking enrollments.

Charles Fenner, Assistant Professor of Business and Public Administration said the upcoming Winterterm semester will be the first time that the three credit course Foundations of Sports Management will be offered online.

“The course includes a historical perspective of American sports,”Fenner said. “Students will be studying sports branding and sports marketing in the realms of collegiate and professional athletic teams.”

Students will learn about dealing with other aspects of sports management including tourism, public relations, as well as fiscal management. “Essentially, this course is developed for students who have an interest in sports and want to learn the business behind running or managing the business side of a sports organization.”

This course was developed with assistance from Diane Para, the college’s Director of Athletics and Assistant Dean of Students.

Christopher Sweeney, Assistant Professor of Humanities, is offering a film course on auteur David Lynch. Lynch is most known as the filmmaker who brought The Elephant Man to the big screen.

“An auteur is a filmmaker whose individual style and complete control over all elements of production give a film its personal and unique stamp,”noted Sweeney, whose passion for film has previously spurred a special topics film course on the horror genre.

Lynch also filmed Dune 1984, made episodes of the breakout hit television show Twin Peaks in 1990, in addition to films Lost Highway in 1997, and Mulholland Dr. in 2001.

Film classes succeed the best within the college’s online format. “Students use online resources to chronicle and track the filmmaker’s entire catalog of work and can engage in intelligent dialogue about the films they are viewing on discussion boards,”he said.

For more information, contact the SUNY Canton Student Service Center at 315-386-7616 or email finaid@canton.edu.

 

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