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K-State Today

February 25, 2015



Speaker from the Higher Learning Commission coming to campus

By Brian Niehoff

The Office of the Provost announces Jeff Rosen, vice president for accreditation relations at the Higher Learning Commission, will speak at an open session from 2:30-4 p.m. March 5 in the Hemisphere Room at Hale Library.

Rosen's talk, "National Trends in Higher Education Accreditation," will touch on topics such as credit for prior learning, international baccalaureate, competency based credit and others. The session is open to all university faculty and staff, as well as students.

Institutions across the country are implementing many new models for admitting students and developing new structures for their program credit. As K-State moves toward becoming a Top 50 public research university, such new models could be considered for student recruitment or academic programs.

Rosen has served as a vice president for accreditation relations at the Higher Learning Commission since 2012, and was named director of the Open Pathway in 2013. From 2005-2011, he was dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies and associate professor of art history at Loyola University Chicago. There he created programs in allied healthcare, while also overseeing the university's summer session, its pre-collegiate program, and its noncredit programs for adults. From 2002-2005, he was associate dean for the humanities, arts and sciences and the summer session at The University of Chicago, and from 2000-2002, associate dean for graduate programs at Northwestern University's School of Continuing Studies, where he created programs in public policy and sport administration. From 2003-2009, he served as a trustee at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Illinois. From 1986-2000, he was a professor of art history at Columbia College Chicago. He is a past chair of the Leadership and Strategy Network of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association.

Rosen received his doctorate in art history from Northwestern University, Master of Science in Education from Southern Connecticut State University and bachelor's degree, cum laude, in sociology from New York University.