Norwich Earns Second Project Management Accreditation

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

August 2, 2016

Norwich University Joins the Ranks of Select Institutions Offering a Project Management Degree Program Accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs

The online Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance (MSISA), Project Management concentration at Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies was recently accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).

Degree programs that achieve GAC accreditation must demonstrate and meet the GAC’s rigorous global standards of accreditation, which include an assessment of each program’s objectives and outcomes, faculty and student evaluations, onsite and online resources, annual self-evaluation, and proof of continuous improvements in the area of project management education. Over 105 project management degree programs in sixteen countries are accredited by GAC. Programs at more than ten other universities are in the process of accreditation. GAC accreditation ensures the quality of academic degree programs and their graduates in order to meet the standards of the rapidly growing field of project management.

This is Norwich’s second such accreditation. The Master of Business Administration, Project Management concentration was accredited in 2014.

Norwich’s MSISA Project Management concentration prepares students for this field and hones skills in key project management knowledge areas. Students can become proficient in project planning; scope, risk, and cost management; and project procurement. Students enter the concentration after completing a series of foundational courses in information assurance technology, risk management and information assurance management and analytics.

To date, nearly 980 students have graduated from Norwich’s online information security and assurance master’s program, with another 117 currently enrolled.

“It is a great achievement for Norwich University to earn the PMI accreditation for a second program concentration,” said William Clements, dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies. “The GAC accreditation provides our students an immediate applicability to further enhance their Norwich educational opportunities. This exemplifies our commitment to help students attain the skills necessary to become effective project managers and leaders in a variety of fields.”

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 197 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
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dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich welcomes 600 online students and their families to campus for residency and graduation

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

June 20, 2016

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) welcomed nearly 600 students representing nine online graduate and two online bachelor’s degree completion programs to campus for a week of culminating academic work and conferences during its annual Residency Conference June 20 – 24.

The students traveling to Norwich’s Northfield, Vt., campus represent all 50 states, as well as the nation’s capital, Puerto Rico, and seven international countries. Here, they will present papers and projects, engage in academic debate, participate in hands-on leadership activities, observe faculty presentations, and graduate.

This year’s Residency Conference theme is “Empowering Minds, Transforming Leaders,” and includes a keynote presentation by peacebuilder and humanitarian, President of the United States Institute of Peace Nancy Lindborg.

2016 Residency by the numbers:

  • 582 students will represent all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and seven international countries.
  • An additional 153 guests will gather on campus during residency week.
  • 62 faculty members will participate.
  • Nine master’s programs will be represented: diplomacy, history, military history, business administration, civil engineering, public administration, information security and assurance, leadership, and nursing.
  • Two bachelor’s degree programs will be represented: Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis, and Criminal Justice.
  • 100 students will join four professional honor societies.
  • 141 different academic sessions, panels and discussions will convene.
  • Four Norwich employees will graduate.

Highlights of the conference include: “Leaning into Leadership,” a daylong discussion of the toughest leadership challenges; “14th Star Brewing: A Case Study”; Honor Society Induction ceremonies; the 4th Annual Leadership Summit, in which groups of qualified students from across disciplines work with businesses on their organizational challenges; “How Small Wars Make Great Powers”; and many other offerings.

Throughout the week, students will be treated to three carillon concerts: Monday 4-5 p.m.; Thursday 5-6 p.m. and Friday 12-1 p.m.

Students participate in commencement exercises on Friday, June 24, at 10 a.m. in Shapiro Field House. This year’s commencement speaker is Retired Brigadier General Harold W. (Hal) Nelson, who served as the Army’s Chief of Military History at the United States Army Center of Military History from 1989 to 1994.

As Chief of Military History Nelson was responsible for ensuring the appropriate use of military history in the teaching of strategy, tactics, logistics, and administration. Under this mission, he was tasked with ensuring that military leaders at all levels were aware of the value of history in advancing military professionalism.

During his 32-year military career, Nelson served in Vietnam, Korea, Belgium, and Germany as well as at various posts in the United States. He earned military awards including the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He was the founding president of the Army Historical Foundation and has served as a member of the Department of the Interior’s Commission for the National Military Park at Gettysburg for nearly twenty years.

Nelson taught strategy and history at the U.S. Army Staff College, and served as chairman of the Faculty Council. He also taught National Security Policy and history at the U.S, Army War College, where he held the Elihu Root Chair of National Strategy and the Harold K. Johnson Chair of Military History. He has also served on the Norwich University Board of Fellows, as well as led staff rides to Civil War, World War I, and World War II battlefields for friends of Norwich University.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 197 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich’s online students gather for residency and graduation

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

May 25, 2016

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) will host its annual Residency Conference June 20 – 24. Nearly 600 students representing nine online graduate programs and two online bachelor’s degree completion programs will gather for a week of culminating academic work and conferences.

The students traveling to Norwich’s Northfield, Vt., campus represent all 50 states, as well as the nation’s capital, Puerto Rico, and seven international countries. Here, they will present papers and projects, engage in academic debate, participate in hands-on leadership activities, observe faculty presentations, and graduate.

This year’s Residency Conference theme is “Empowering Minds, Transforming Leaders,” and includes a keynote presentation by peacebuilder and humanitarian, President of the United States Institute of Peace Nancy Lindborg.

2016 Residency by the numbers: 

  • 582 students will represent all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and seven international countries.
  • An additional 153 guests will gather on campus during residency week.
  • 62 faculty members will participate.
  • Nine master’s programs will be represented: diplomacy, history, military history, business administration, civil engineering, public administration, information security and assurance, leadership, and nursing.
  • Two bachelor’s degree programs will be represented: Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis, and Criminal Justice.
  • 100 students will join four professional honor societies.
  • 141 different academic sessions, panels and discussions will convene.
  • Four Norwich employees will graduate.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 197 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Peacebuilder and Humanitarian Nancy Lindborg to give Norwich Todd Lecture

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

May 24, 2016

Norwich University continues its 2016 Todd Lecture Series with “Building Peace in a Fragile World,” a presentation by President of the United States Institute of Peace Nancy Lindborg, on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. in Plumley Armory.

This lecture is free and open to the public and will be streamed live at tls.norwich.edu.

Lindborg has served since February 2015 as President of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), an independent institution founded by Congress to provide practical solutions for preventing and resolving violent conflict around the world.

Lindborg has spent most of her career working in fragile and conflict-affected regions around the world. She currently co-chairs Senior Study Group on Fragility, an initiative convened by USIP with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Center for a New American Security. The group is preparing recommendations to the next U.S. presidential administration and Congress on strategic approaches to preventing and addressing the security, humanitarian and development threats posed by fragile states.

Prior to joining USIP, she served as the assistant administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) at US Agency for International Development (USAID). From 2010 to 2015, Lindborg led USAID teams focused on building resilience and democracy, managing and mitigating conflict and providing urgent humanitarian assistance. She led DCHA teams in response to the ongoing Syria crisis, the droughts in Sahel and Horn of Africa, the Arab Spring, the Ebola response and numerous other global crises.

Lindborg previously served as president of Mercy Corps, where she spent 14 years helping to grow the organization into a globally respected organization known for innovative programs in the most challenging environments. She started her international career working overseas in Kazakhstan and Nepal.

Lindborg has held a number of leadership and board positions including serving as co-president of the Board of Directors for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition; co-founder and board member of the National Committee on North Korea; and chair of the Sphere Management Committee. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Lindborg holds a B.A and M.A. in English Literature from Stanford University and an M.A. in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Lindborg’s lecture serves as the keynote presentation for this year’s annual residency conference of nearly 600 students representing 9 online graduate programs and 2 bachelor’s degree completion programs at Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies. Gathering from across the country and the globe under the theme of “Empowering Minds, Transforming Leaders” these Norwich students will gather for a week of capstone and culminating academic work and conferences.

Norwich University’s Todd Lecture Series is named in honor of retired U.S. Army Major General Russell Todd and his late wife, Carol, in gratitude for their dedicated service to the university. General Todd, a 1950 graduate of the university, also serves as president emeritus. With this series, Norwich brings national thought leaders from business, politics, the arts, science, the military and other fields and endeavors to its Northfield campus. Lectures are streamed live at tls.norwich.edu.

For more information please visit the Todd Lecture Series website (tls.norwich.edu) or call (802) 485-2633.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 196 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

 

Norwich Adds Two Programs to Online Bachelor’s Degree Completion offerings

Norwich University Office of Communications

September 14, 2015

Working adults looking to finish their undergraduate college degree now have two new programs to choose from through Norwich University’s online programs.

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) has launched two online degree completion programs, the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Bachelor of Science in Management Studies. Set to begin their first trimester in January, the programs spotlight both Norwich’s commitment to academic excellence and meeting the student demand by expanding its online degree program offerings.

CGCS now offers five online bachelor’s degree completion programs: criminal justice, cyber security, interdisciplinary studies, management studies, and strategic studies and defense analysis. The programs are tailored to serve working adults looking to advance or transition their career.

“One of the key things to me for having a Norwich education was the name that comes with it and there’s pride and tradition that comes with having a Norwich University diploma,” said Julie Scribner, who recently graduated from the online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. “You can get a criminal justice degree from any online school, but Norwich is the school that has the education and the faculty that can really make you stand out.”

The two new programs will add to the growing success of Norwich’s online bachelor’s portfolio. Nearly 600 students are currently enrolled in the online bachelor’s programs, including the first cohort of students in Norwich’s online cyber security program.

“The management studies and interdisciplinary studies programs open opportunities for Norwich University to reach a broader audience of working adults, who wish to complete a baccalaureate by providing the skills and knowledge foundation to become successful leaders in their fields,” William Clements, dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies said.

Norwich’s online interdisciplinary studies program focuses on developing essential skills for the workplace through enhancing research and analysis abilities, developing innovative solutions to problems and communicating effectively. The program is designed to benefit students of all backgrounds as the curriculum is structured to provide a framework for professional success.

The new online management studies program takes a similar approach in honing skills needed to be a good and effective manager. The curriculum will help prepare students in the work force – public, private or military – for mid- to high-level management positions.

As with all Norwich bachelor’s degree completion programs, the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies assesses each student’s prior learning and training to determine how it may be applied towards his or her degree. The goal is to help students get the most out of their Norwich education, while accelerating their bachelor’s degree completion timeline when possible.

In addition to the core curriculum and electives, students choose a concentration in a specialized area of study. The interdisciplinary program allows for customization with three concentration offerings: justice studies, leadership studies or strategic studies. The management studies curriculum map has focus areas in leadership studies or human resource management.

The online interdisciplinary studies and management studies programs start three times throughout the year – January, May and September. For more information, please visit the website.

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 196 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

Media Contact:

Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
(802) 485-2886; (m) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu
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