The Colorado State University Board of Governors has approved a new online university within the CSU System. Aside from their Division of Continuing Education where they have 40 years of record in giving quality online education for adult learners, they now have CSU-Colorado that will help the underserved people to engage in an online learning program that is driven by market and job demands.
The chancellor of the Colorado State University System, Larry Edward Penley was the one who spearheaded the new online university. He said that Colorado needs flexible and local access to advanced education if we want an educated citizenry.
The CSU-Colorado is intended for working adults with a family who wanted to study and obtain a degree in a convenient way that will also allow them to work and raise a family at the same while they are studying to career improvement. CSU-Colorado is also for single parents, self-supporting, and/or geographically isolated individuals who are qualified and capable of completing a degree but can not afford to send themselves in traditional university.
The new online university is set to open its doors for enrollment by the second quarter of 2008 and classes will begin in the third quarter. Courses will normally run for eight weeks; high-enrollment programs eventually will begin every four weeks and baccalaureate, master’s degree and professional development programs are scheduled to be launched continuously.