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Syracuse University Partners with 2U Inc. to Offer Short Courses
Syracuse University and 2U Inc. announced plans today to develop a series of non-credit bearing short courses that will be offered online to adult learners around the globe. Short courses will be developed in partnership with GetSmarter, a brand of 2U.
The short course initiative extends Syracuse University’s portfolio of online professional degrees, non-credit programs and executive education offered to post-traditional learners. Short courses will provide highly engaging content to non-degree seeking students presented over 6-8 weeks. At least 10 short courses will be launched in this latest partnership with 2U.
“We are delighted to announce this expansion of our partnership with 2U. The global reach of Syracuse University via our online degree programs, and now the short courses, offers affordable opportunities for professional development and continuing education,” says Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele Wheatly. “Our alumni, as well as staff, can benefit from the extension of the Syracuse experience, enhancing skills and furthering their careers through the short courses.”
Students will receive personalized support on an online platform in a primarily asynchronous format. Content will include high-quality videos, case studies, readings, practice quizzes and assignments.
“This is an exciting opportunity to expand the reach of Syracuse University faculty to individuals seeking to differentiate themselves in the job market,” says Associate Provost and Graduate School Dean Peter Vanable. “The short courses will focus on high-demand subject areas and feature our talented faculty who bring forth a wealth of expertise.”
Syracuse University faculty members, chosen on the basis of their teaching expertise and scholarly achievements, will develop the short courses in collaboration with course design experts. Adult learners will earn a certificate upon successful course completion. The first course is planned for launch this fall.
“Syracuse is an institution that does not shy away from innovation and change,” 2U President of University Partnerships and Services Andrew Hermalyn says. “Since our partnership first launched in 2014, more than 1,000 students have graduated from 2U-powered programs at Syracuse, and today’s agreement marks another important step forward in meeting the needs of lifelong learners.”
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience, as well as innovative online learning environments. The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths. At Syracuse University, we offer a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges and 18 online degree programs. We have more than 15,000 undergraduates and 7,500 graduate students, more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit http://syracuse.edu.