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BUSINESS UNITS Center for Continuing Professional Development (CCPD) / 4

Office of Strategic Business Development / 8 Office of Visiting Students / 8

Center for Government Services (CGS) / 4

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI-RU) / 8

New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1281

Center for Innovation Education / 5

docs.rutgers.edu info@docs.rutgers.edu

Center for Mathematics, Science and Computer Education / 5

Professional Science Master’s (PSM) / 9

732.932.6998

Center for Off-Campus Initiatives / 5

Office of the Vice President 85 Somerset Street, Room 300

Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies (COHLIT) / 6 Office of Instructional Design (OID) / 6 Game Research and Immersive Design (GRID) / 6 Center for Teaching Advancement and Assessment Research (CTAAR) / 7 Information Technology at Continuing Studies (ITaCS) / 7 Makerspace / 7

Rutgers iTV Studio / 9 Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center / 9 Office of Summer and Winter Sessions / 10 Special Projects / 10 Summer Program at Rutgers for Kids (SPARK) / 10

PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT UNITS Business Office / 11 Human Resources / 11 Event Planning and Coordination Services / 11


Welcome to the Division of Continuing Studies!

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT 85 Somerset Street, Room 300 | New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1281 The Division of Continuing Studies (DoCS) is a diverse, dedicated unit of 140 staff members who serve Rutgers faculty, students, and staff by opening and widening educational opportunities to learners of all ages. DoCS staff operate in 20 locations around New Jersey to serve students in credit and non-credit programs delivered on campus, off campus, and online. DoCS programs and support services help generate more than $180 million in revenue for the university. DoCS provides and promotes innovative tools and research-driven instructional support to help Rutgers better serve students of all ages and learning styles. DoCS operates the university’s only on-campus hotel and conference center, its award-winning fully digital broadcast television studio, and the university’s Higher Education Centers that open Rutgers degrees to students at five community colleges across New Jersey. DoCS proudly leads the university in supporting the rapidly growing population of non-traditional students, ranging from preschoolers discovering their first love of reading to retirees who never lost their love of learning. DoCS provides those services through 20 allied business units.

DoCS staff operate in 20 locations around New Jersey to serve students in credit and noncredit programs delivered on campus, off campus, and online.

We support and salute all lifelong learners and the mission of Rutgers, The State University. — Dr. Richard J. Novak, Vice President for Continuing Studies and Distance Education

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Business Units CENTER FOR CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CCPD)

CENTER FOR GOVERNMENT SERVICES (CGS)

The Center for Continuing Professional

revenues of $5 million, has more than 14,000

Development helps l​earners o ​ f all ages i​mprove

annual enrollments and over 800 courses in

skills, opportunities, and productive capacity

more than 70 locations across the state, touching

through high-impact ​ p rograms, ​​ events, and​

all of the state’s 565 municipalities. The Center

support​ services. CCPD offers more than

organizes and conducts training and continuing

120​ ​n on-credit courses to help professionals

education programs that are designed to increase

sharpen​and retool skills and career prospects.

the technical competence of state and local

The Center also offers a full suite of services

government personnel in New Jersey, while

to plan and present events for ​​organizations​,

fostering an attitude of professionalism among

professional associations​and Rutgers faculty and

public sector officials and employees.

staff​. For younger learners, CCPD offers an open-

State and local government professionals

enrollment reading enrichment and skills-building program that a​ nnually s​ erves more than 5,000​ students​, from pre-school through high school at over 40 locations around NJ. The same program is offered to Rutgers students at a discount each fall. To transform career prospects, CCPD offers programs in high-demand skill areas and delivers them online, in person, and in hybrid formats. Through its career support services, CCPD has helped thousands of displaced workers and veterans and their families find new career opportunities, paths, and horizons. ccpd.rutgers.edu ccpd@docs.rutgers.edu

CCPD offers more than 120 open-enrollment, noncredit courses for professionals interested in developing, sharpening, or retooling skills and career prospects.

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The Center for Government Services, with annual

and other experts — who receive instructor training through the Center — generally teach these comprehensive training programs. Most classes are run throughout the state on an open-enrollment basis. On-site programs are developed for individual local governments upon request. Through its Center for Excellence in Local Government unit, the Center offers an Executive Master’s of Public Administration (MPA) and Mini-MPA program in partnership with the Rutgers Camden Department of Public Administration. cgs.rutgers.edu cgs@docs.rutgers.edu


CENTER FOR INNOVATION EDUCATION Rutgers Center for Innovation Education (RIE) specializes in programs focused on emerging information technology, product design, green science, and the expanding field of design thinking. RIE works closely with the Professional Science Master’s program to enable non-credit RIE courses to count toward credit requirements for many PSM master’s degrees. RIE also partners with national organizations to pioneer innovative workforce programs for people with barriers to employment, and the Center has secured State Energy Sector Partnership and Workforce Investment Board grants to provide green energy training.

CENTER FOR OFF-CAMPUS INITIATIVES

rie.rutgers.edu cie@docs.rutgers.edu

The Center for Off-Campus Initiatives opens

CENTER FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE AND COMPUTER EDUCATION

doors at Rutgers to non-traditional students by

Through collaborative research and customized

College, Brookdale Community College, County

instruction, the Center for Mathematics, Science

College of Morris, Mercer County Community

and Computer Education (CMSCE) provides

College, and Raritan Valley Community College

professional development for K-12 educators

enable students with associate’s degrees to earn

to enhance science, technology, engineering,

a Rutgers bachelor’s degree. HECs deliver more

and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning.

than 200 Rutgers classes at community college

Content and pedagogy experts offer research-

campuses, serving more than 850 full-time and

based workshops, mentoring, and coaching in

part-time students and generating $4.4 million in

STEM-related disciplines. The center fosters

tuition for participating departments and $1.25

collaborations among university and K-12

million in fees to support operations and IT

educators, business leaders, policymakers,

infrastructure at HECs.

practitioners, and researchers to help ignite the passions of teachers and students alike.

forging strong relationships with New Jersey community colleges. Regional Higher Education Centers (HECs) at Atlantic Cape Community

MORRIS RARITAN VALLEY

offcampus.rutgers.edu ocprograms@docs.rutgers.edu

BROOKDALE MERCER

cmsce.rutgers.edu workshop@rci.rutgers.edu

HECs provide more than 200 face-to-face classes serving 850 full-time and part-time students.

ATLANTIC CAPE

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Business Units CENTER FOR ONLINE AND HYBRID LEARNING AND INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES (COHLIT) The Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies was founded in July 2011 to support the rapidly expanding areas of fully online and hybrid learning at Rutgers. The center provides instructional design support and guidance, and serves faculty and students on all major learning management systems used at Rutgers. COHLIT supports Rutgers academic units university-wide in creating and delivering fully online courses, as well as hybrid courses that combine face-to-face and online instruction, and supports both credit and non-credit students and instructors. The Center is responsible for the “Managed Program” — a strategic, all-inclusive partnership between Rutgers and Pearson Online Learning Services for the largescale delivery of fully online degree programs. Additionally, COHLIT supports a broad range of external clients in the production of professional training and certificate programs. COHLIT also maintains a growing number of educational partnerships between various national organizations and the Division of Continuing Studies. COHLIT areas of service include faculty training, instructional technology, Help Desk, IT services, Office of Instructional Design (OID), Game Research and Immersive Design (GRID), and state authorization services. onlinelearning.rutgers.edu/

COHLIT-Info@docs.rutgers.edu

OFFICE OF INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN (OID)

GAME RESEARCH AND IMMERSIVE DESIGN

The Office of Instructional Design is a department

(GRID)

of COHLIT. Instructional design as a discipline

A department of COHLIT, Game Research and

seeks to organize and manage the process of

Immersive Design (GRID) offers cutting-edge

building curricula and learning activities as well

technology solutions that allow students to

as measuring their outcomes. OID assists faculty

learn in three-dimensional digital environments.

members and instructors through: Instructional

These new technologies find a broad range

design services/consultation on every learning

of educational uses. Among them, they meet

management system (LMS), including Canvas,

a growing need for teaching and studying

eCollege, Sakai, Moodle, Blackboard, Coursera,

problem-solving through gamified processes.

and LearnerCommunity; online and hybrid

Additionally, when simulating real-world

course development; technology integration and

scenarios, virtual environments are particularly

solutions based on instructor needs; developing

well-suited for posing questions of identity and

new approaches to teaching and learning; training

self-representation. As such, virtual, synchronous

sessions/workshops; producing learning/training

simulation can become a powerful tool for

resources for faculty and staff; assignment,

students to hone their negotiation skills, social

assessment, and rubric creation; applying

skills, or practice interactions with others in

collaborative technologies; and promoting active

medical or otherwise sensitive contexts. In

learning through technology.

addition to virtual technologies, GRID also offers

o  nlinelearning.rutgers.edu COHLIT-Info@docs.rutgers.edu

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3D Printing Services. onlinelearning.rutgers.edu/grid grid@docs.rutgers.edu


CENTER FOR TEACHING ADVANCEMENT AND ASSESSMENT RESEARCH (CTA AR) The Center for Teaching Advancement and Assessment Research (C TA AR) suppor ts teaching and learning at Rutgers through workshops and ser vices in many areas: pedagogy and faculty development, assessment programs, instructional technologies, classroom technologies, and faculty and staff information technologies. CTAAR manages the Student Instructional Ratings Survey (SIRS) and supports the development and implementation of assessment plans for the university’s schools and departments. CTAAR also provides handson computer instruction tailored to the unique needs of the university community.

MAKERSPACE Part of a growing movement in higher education and the entrepreneurial community, Rutgers Makerspace provides manufacturing equipment and training to help individuals develop, prototype, and market new products. Located on Livingston Campus, Rutgers Makerspace democratizes specialized fabrication and prototyping by providing faculty, staff, and students with free access to tools, machines, and support. DoCS also created the first statewide makerspace association in the nation to attract funding to this growing entrepreneurial movement, to help K-16 schools establish spaces, and to build an active network of

DoCS ITaCS manages more than

1250

computers

1000

users

170

servers

85

terabytes of data

100

websites

independent makerspaces. makerspace.rutgers.edu makerspace@docs.rutgers.edu

ctaar.rutgers.edu info@ctaar.rutgers.edu

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AT CONTINUING STUDIES (ITaCS) Information Technology at Continuing Studies is a full-range technology solutions provider that ensures technical needs are met with an unwavering commitment to customer service. The ITaCS team provides desktop support, server and infrastructure support, web and application development, project management, and database development. ITaCS supports several Rutgers continuing education units while also collaborating on shared services through partnerships with university schools and departments. ITaCS teams manage more than 1,250 computers, 1,000 users, 170 physical and virtual servers, 85 terabytes of data, and over 100 websites with varied user and data needs. itacs.rutgers.edu IT@docs.rutgers.edu

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Business Units OFFICE OF STRATEGIC BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

and has grown to approximately 200 students

The Office of Strategic Business Development

motivations, and include working professionals,

builds alliances with strategic partners inside and outside the university. Internal partnerships include working with the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Business School, and Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion. Externally, the unit is working with American Association of Community Colleges, Goodwill Industries of New York/New Jersey, Cisco Networking Academy, National Caucus & Center on Black Aging, AARP, and the National Hispanic Council on Aging. Joint grant proposals have been

per semester. Rutgers Visiting Students have a wide variety of backgrounds, interests and college graduates and non-graduates, and current students at other institutions. Visiting students may enroll in undergraduate and graduate-level college courses on all three campuses and at satellite facilities across the state. They have the opportunity to take classes in multiple disciplines, studying alongside Rutgers undergraduate and graduate students. visiting.rutgers.edu visiting@docs.rutgers.edu

submitted or proposed to Blackstone Foundation, Kessler Foundation, Bank of America, and the The unit has built highly productive relationships

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE (OLLI-RU)

with strategic partners and innovators in the areas

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a major

of supplier diversity, supplier development, and

provider of non-credit, personal enrichment

entrepreneurship and has expanded its long-time

programming for older adults in New Jersey, serving

relationship with the National Minority Supplier

more than 2,000 individuals throughout Middlesex,

Development Council. It is launching an innovative

Monmouth, Mercer, Somerset, Ocean, Hunterdon,

online program with the Houston Minority Supplier

Burlington, Atlantic, and Union counties. With

Development Council in capacity building, and is

locations in Highland Park, New Brunswick, and

in the development stage of a partnership with the

Freehold, OLLI-RU offered 278 classes in 2015, led

Nielsen Corporation to promote entrepreneurial

by 71 instructors from the community and from all

skills among a diverse range of suppliers.

walks of life — retired Rutgers faculty, retired faculty

development@docs.rutgers.edu

from neighboring institutions, retired government

U.S. Department of Labor Apprenticeship Grant.

officials, experts in their field, Ph.D. candidates, and artists. OLLI-RU also brings programming to

OFFICE OF VISITING STUDENTS The Office of Visiting Students offers nonmatriculated students an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and skills, to “try on” the college academic experience on a non-degree basis at Rutgers University during the academic year. The program began its first semester in 2009 with five students

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assisted living facilities, serving those older adults who cannot travel, including the Parker Memorial Home in Highland Park and Applewood in Freehold. The OLLI-RU is recognized nationally for its size and excellent programming. The Bernard Osher Foundation awarded the program two $1 million endowments to further the mission and impact of OLLI-RU on the region. olliru.rutgers.edu olliru@docs.rutgers.edu


PROFESSIONAL SCIENCE MASTER’S (PSM) The Professional Science Master’s program offers the Master of Business & Science (MBS) degree. The degree is part of a national movement to combine graduate-level study in science, engineering, and math with study in business and policy. Students choose an applied science concentration, paired with a business curriculum. The goal of this degree is to train the next generation of individuals to assume key integrator and leadership roles in science-intensive industries and to help translate research into commercialization to fuel innovation and economic growth. mbs.rutgers.edu /

psminfo@dceo.rutgers.edu

RUTGERS IT V STUDIO The Rutgers iTV Studio combines the latest in digital and high-definition technology with an Emmy award-winning team to provide a distinctive set of multi-media production services. Based on Livingston Campus, this fully equipped facility has both an on-site production studio and remote location capabilities. The Studio’s professional staff offers consultation, professional development, undergraduate instruction, media training and support, online instruction, and faculty support. A new iTV Project Studio self-service workstation provides ready, affordable access to tools for video, audio, and multimedia creation. rutgers.tv /

iTV@docs.rutgers.edu

RUTGERS UNIVERSIT Y INN AND CONFERENCE CENTER For 50 years, the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center has hosted conferences, events, and overnight travelers to the university. As the only on-campus hotel and conference center at Rutgers, it serves as an inviting retreat for more than 14,335 meeting visitors and 5,017 overnight travelers annually. Combining the natural comfort and charm of a country retreat with the amenities and technology of a full-service conference center, it features 33 guest rooms, six meeting rooms, high-capacity WIFI, multimedia AV technology, free parking, and flavorful meals and refreshments to provide convenient, one-stop shopping for meetings, conferences, trainings, and social gatherings. ruicc.rutgers.edu /

rutgersinn@docs.rutgers.edu

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Business Units OFFICE OF SUMMER AND WINTER SESSIONS

to provide the TUP Program, a year-long initiative

The Office of Summer and Winter Sessions

expectations of higher education in the U.S. Special

oversees a large Summer Session program of undergraduate and graduate courses (more than 2,000 course sections serving more than 15,000 students) and a growing Winter Session (more than 100 course sections serving over 1,700 students) in New Brunswick. While helping students progress toward degree completion, the Office helps

to help conditionally admitted Asian students build English language skills and adjust to the culture and Projects also coordinates with undergraduate admissions and the Program in American Language Study to deliver the yearlong Pathway Program. n  ewbrunswick.rutgers.edu/admissions/ summer-winter-sessions wsru@docs.rutgers.edu

academic units generate more than $30 million annually to support their academic missions. Through the New Brunswick Summer Scholars Program, more than 120 pre-college students enroll in introductor y universit y courses for academic credit. Summer Session also administers

the

College-Board- endorsed

Summer Advanced Placement (AP) Institute for high school AP teachers, and develops

Established in 2006, the Summer Program at Rutgers for Kids is the only American Camp Association (ACA)-accredited academic camp program in New Jersey. It offers a one-week program to the Rutgers Future Scholars.

customized credit and non-credit programs for

SPARK serves many students from low-income

international students and professionals.

families in school districts in Rutgers home

SPECIAL PROJECTS The Office of Summer and Winter Sessions also operates the Special Projects unit, which offers the Gifted Education Certificate Program, a 15-credit, graduate-level program to help K-12 educators, administrators, and parents better meet the needs of gifted learners. This program is offered online and in partnership with the Graduate School of Education (GSE) to the public. In addition, an annual Gifted Education Conference draws more than 200 participants. The unit collaborates with the Top Universities Preparatory Academy

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communities of New Brunswick and Piscataway, and attracts academically promising middle school students seeking to expand their horizons. Students learn in an academically and socially enriching environment with emphasis on handson experiments and fun. Offerings include courses in art, dance, English, public speaking, history, math, engineering, and science. SPARK has served more than 1,300 students to date, and combines the talents and expertise of 35 staff members each summer. spark@docs.rutgers.edu


Professional Support Units BUSINESS OFFICE The Division of Continuing Studies coordinates the finances and accounting for the division’s 20 unique business initiatives. The Business Office within DoCS serves to properly account for and process all transactions for these endeavors. This office works closely with Purchasing and Accounts Payable to ensure all business transactions are in compliance with Rutgers policies and procedures. The team is led by our Chief Financial Officer, who manages the detail process to ensure accuracy and to utilize data to forecast DoCS’ financial position. As a member of the Executive Team, the Chief Financial Officer provides strategic budget analysis and reporting to evaluate program development opportunities and to gauge financial sustainability of both current and prospective programs and services.

HUMAN RESOURCES DoCS HR centralized services offer assistance to all DoCS units and staff. It provides “on-boarding” of new staff, generates new classifications or reclassifications, addresses inquiries regarding job definitions and classifications, and processes salary adjustment requests, re-appointments for temporary employees, family leave questions, I-9 issues, terminations, and absence recording. The department runs an HR help desk providing continuous feedback to supervisors on status and requests, expediting critical requests with access to online status updates on a 24/7 basis. DoCS HR is in the process of broadening its services to provide mission-critical central HR services to continuing education units across the university.

EVENT PLANNING AND COORDINATION SERVICES DoCS offers a full suite of event planning, registration, marketing, and coordination services for clients inside and outside Rutgers. As the host of ANCOR, the university’s online registration platform for non-credit programs, and as the operator of the university’s only campus hotel and conference center, DoCS offers the capacity to plan, promote, coordinate, and host events as large as an international conference and as small as a departmental retreat. With AV support from Information Technology at Continuing Studies (ITaCS) and video production service from the iTV Studio, cutting-edge multi-media support is a natural aspect of the service. ce@docs.rutgers.edu

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The current Division of Continuing Studies began as an idea of the late Rutgers President Fran Lawrence in 1996, under the label Continuous Education and Outreach. Since then, it has grown from an initial staff of two to a vibrant, robust, university-wide organization that has served an integral role in Rutgers teaching and service missions. Commitment to customer service is a hallmark of DoCS and is evident daily as staff regularly exceed expectations to meet faculty and student needs. That standard of service does not magically develop; DoCS is committed to recruiting skilled, caring staff and supporting them with an unwavering commitment to professional development. As a result, service and continuous learning have become part of the division’s DNA and help define DoCS as a learning organization. Embracing both entrepreneurial thinking and creative problem solving, DoCS staff members take great delight in extending the impact of Rutgers across various sectors and in all different modalities, while generating revenue that supports the traditional academic enterprise. Finally, DoCS dedication to lifelong learning for all ages includes a special commitment to, and expertise in, serving non-traditional adult learners in both credit and noncredit courses and programs.

“We are committed to the support of lifelong learning in all its formats for audiences of all ages because of the many benefits that accrue to the individual and our communities. Lifelong learners are happier, healthier and live longer.” ­— DR. RICHARD NOVAK

Office of the Vice President 85 Somerset Street, Room 300 New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1281 info@docs.rutgers.edu 732.932.6998

docs.rutgers.edu

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