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CLASEP Newsletter

Spring 2016

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming (CLASEP) provides expert programming that connects learners of all backgrounds to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) non-credit and off-campus credit opportunities. We develop educational programming to engage diverse audiences such as pre-collegiate, collegiate, regional educators, professionals, and lifelong learners, whether they are seeking formal education, continuing education, or career advancement.

CLASEP aligns with the university's mission by:

  • Encouraging pre-collegiate students to display creativity and artistry through summer academic camps;
  • Engaging pre-collegiate students in research and scholarship via History Fair and Science Fair;
  • Providing teaching and learning via our test preparation courses for pre-collegiate and collegiate students;
  • Connecting CLAS faculty and regional educators in teaching and learning through our New Ideas series;
  • Advancing the exchange of knowledge through conferences for graduate students and professionals;
  • Reaching out to those seeking continuing education through programs such as our Travel with a Professor series and Lifelong Learning Institute; and
  • Engaging CLAS faculty and students in research and scholarship via off-campus and online credit courses.

CLASEP functions as a service to the university, community, region, state, and the world. Our non-credit programming serves a diverse audience ranging from students in grade five through senior citizens. Our program participants come from DeKalb to states across the U.S. to cities around the world for our conferences. Our credit function serves to meet the demands of off-campus and online students seeking CLAS credit hours as well as districts seeking contract courses/programs.

Upcoming Programs

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Beginning Burmese [Distance Learning Course]
Module 1 - September 1-November 3, 2016
Module 2 - December 1, 2016
Module 3 - February 9, 2017

Lifelong Learning Institute
September 13-November 3, 2016

ACT Fall Test Prep
September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 2016

GRE Fall Test Prep, Session I
September 24, October 1 & 8, 2016

New Ideas in English:
Writing and Creativity in the Classroom
September 26, 2016



New Ideas in Science:
Inquiry in the Classroom
October 24, 2016

Bullying: How Schools Can Respond
October 26, 2016



A Novel Idea
Free Community Book Club Session
November 1, 2016

GRE Fall Test Prep, Session II
November 5, 12 & 19, 2016

Travel with the Professor: Hamilton
November 10, 2016



Travel with the Professor: Hamilton
December 14, 2016



Midwestern Conference on Literature,
Language, and Media
April 7-8, 2017