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Special Learning Opportunities
Empire State College students have the opportunity to learn through experiential learning, studio workshops, residencies and travel learning that can be incorporated into their studies. Some of these offerings also are open to nonmatriculated students and the public.
To register for credit, view the term guide, which is available to students through the Register tab (student login required). In the term guide, residency studies are near the end of the list.
Upcoming Opportunities | Other Regularly Offered Opportunities
- Aging and Longevity: Learn more about the connections between vitality, aging and longevity. Offered for the January 2013 term, with a required two day residency in Saratoga Springs, Friday and Saturday, March 22-23, 2013.
For more information, contact Lori McCaffrey, residency coordinator (email@example.com; 518-783-6203, ext. 5944).
- Business and Management Weekend Residencies: These residencies provide a rich, high energy academic experience plus opportunities to participate in career development programs, to network with business & management students and faculty, and to fine-tune skills for lifelong learning and professional development. Students who enroll for Weekend Residencies can earn credit in general education and business and management blended studies, participate in non-credit workshops, career services, and meet with guest speakers. Students attend three scheduled sessions for Weekend Residencies in the fall and spring terms, and two in the summer term. Residencies are held at the Niagara Frontier Center (2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga, NY). There is a $150.00 Weekend Residencies fee. This fee is only charged once per term, regardless of how many Weekend Residencies studies a student takes. Financial aid will cover the residency fee.
For additional information, please contact Colleen Reedy at716-686-7856 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Business, Management and Economics (BME) Residency: The Northeast Center Business, Management and Economics (BME) Residency is designed for students to take undergraduate studies in a blended-model that combines three face-to-face group meetings with an online component. Our residency takes place in Saratoga Springs, NY and is open to students in all areas of study and from any Empire State College location. The studies offered in the BME residency focus on business, management and economic topics, and in some cases, fulfill general education requirements.
For additional information, please contact Lori McCaffrey (518-783-6203; email@example.com).
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Learning Communities bring together students, professors and expert speakers for a day of studies, workshops and luncheon presentations. Studies are 4 credits, unless otherwise noted. There is a $45 residency fee per term, no matter how many studies you take. Students may use financial aid to cover the residency fee.
- a unique opportunity to study face-to-face and network with other students and faculty
- a blend of online learning and residencies (three Saturdays during the January and September terms; once or twice during the May term), enabling busy students to manage the demands of college study, work and other responsibilities
- an energizing opportunity to learn about careers in the arts, business and human services, internships and other areas of interest
- an innovative environment created to facilitate and enhance the learning experience for adult learners with noncredit workshops and stimulating guest speakers
- study with faculty mentors who draw on academic expertise to provide the comprehensive learning that today’s students need.
For further information contact Deborah McEligot, Learning Community coordinator (Deborah.McEligot@esc.edu)
- Emergency Service Management Residency: The Metropolitan Center’s Staten Island unit is pleased to announce a 2012 Emergency Service Management Residency, “Understanding Emergency Service Management: A Social Contract”. Offered for the January 2013 term.
- Women's Studies Residency: A residency for students who wish to develop a vocabulary and critical understanding of feminist perspectives and what can be discovered examining the world through a "feminist lens." Offered for the January 2013 term.
Other Regularly Offered Opportunities
- Environmental/Adirondack Studies Residency: An annual three-day (with optional fourth day) interdisciplinary residency at a national historic landmark at Raquette Lake, with students and faculty from across New York state. Offered every fall.
- Keep-Mills Symposium and Residency: An annual three-day residency and an online discussion on a provocative and timely topic serve as the centerpiece for studies relating to the residency's annual theme. A grant from alumnus, Stephen Mills, funds the food and lodging for 20 students to attend the residency. The theme for 2012 is "Thinking About Love: An Interdisciplinary Exploration." The residency will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains, NY June 22 - 24, 2012. Offered for the May "A" term.
See the flyer for more information (PDF; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view this document)
- Student Academic Conference: The Student All College Conference brings together Empire State College students from all areas of the college to share and learn from each other. This conference serves as a public recognition and celebration of our students and their academic and intellectual achievements and pursuits. Students are encouraged to submit proposals to showcase their academic work. Presenting can give you a well-deserved sense of personal satisfaction. Ideas for presentations can come from research papers, study group projects, internships, credit by evaluation proposals, artwork and/or photography. This year's Conference will take place on October 12-13, 2012 in Buffalo, NY. Please visit www.esc.edu/studentacademicconference for further information.