Certificate program under revision

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Jan 282013
 

Author: Lena Howland

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Students who are taking classes to complete a certificate program of a specific study are having to rethink what that actually means.

On Monday, the department of education issued a statement saying, “The Colorado Department of Higher Education is not aware of any Colorado public institution of higher education offering certificates in violation of state statute.  Two-year institutions have statutory authority to offer certificates and associate’s degrees.  CSU has statutory authority to offer bachelor’s and graduate degrees.”

This means that instructors and advisors can no longer use the term certificate.

“What we were trying to do was to identify when it was appropriate to use the word ‘certificate’ in a communication to students that might look formal as opposed to actually being formal… and in those areas where it literally was a formal credential,” said Vice Provost of Undergraduate Affairs at CSU, Alan Lamborn.

These certificates have never officially been on transcripts and have been labeled as resume builders to some schools.  Departments are now in the process of renaming these so-called certificate so that they can be placed on transcripts.  “Emphasis” is one word they’re considering using to modify this.

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BREAKING: State law prohibits undergraduate certificates

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Jan 282013
 

Author: Dillon Thomas

UPDATE: January 28, 2013 3:30pm

Colorado State University is not currently violating State Law.  The University does not print or acknowledge the term ‘certificate’ on undergraduate transcripts. The CSU College of Business does, however, offer the following information on their website about their ‘Undergraduate Certificate Program”:

“While not an official academic program, certificates provide an additional knowledge based and enhance your resume.”

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Colorado State University Provost Rick Miranda received a statement from Ian K. Macgillivray on January 22, discussing the University’s stance on undergraduate certificates.  The University currently recognizes undergraduate certificates for students looking to maintain a ‘specialty’ in a desired field.  However, according to Colorado State Law, a ‘certificate’ is only obtainable by those in the post-graduate department.

In the letter to Miranda, Macgillivray acknowledges that CSU should recognize focuses within colleges as an ’emphasis’, rather than recognizing it as a certificate.

“…CSU faculty should not take it upon themselves to print up and essentially ‘offer’ certificates on their own. If CSU wants to indicate on transcripts or other documents that students completed an emphasis area within a baccalaureate degree, CSU should use the word ’emphasis’ or some other designation, but may not use the word ‘certificate.’”

CSU will still offer certificate programs for graduate students.  According to Miranda, those earned certificates will only be awarded through University approved course compilations.

“While CSU may not offer certificates at the undergraduate level, CSU’s statutory role and mission permits it to offer “Graduate Certificates” for a series of graduate courses taken by post- baccalaureate students (whether or not those students are concurrently matriculated in a graduate degree program). Such graduate certificates may be offered for a designated series of graduate- level courses that have been reviewed and approved through CSU’s normal curricular review processes.”

Click “Certificate” to read the full release.

Stay tuned to the networks of CTV11 and the Rocky Mountain Collegian for more updates as they are made available.

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UPDATE: Chanting at Denver Democratic watch party

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Nov 062012
 

Author: Kirsten Swanson

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Collegian reporter Kate Winkle got this cell phone video of chants after the crowd found out that President Obama would be re-elected.

Decision 2012: CTV’s Dillon Thomas interviews Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

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Nov 052012
 

Author: Dillon Thomas

It is no secret. Colorado is a swing state, and is attracting attention from across the country.  Recently, Vice President Joe Biden was in Greeley, Colorado. CTV’s Dillon Thomas had the opportunity to speak to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nlpuvJtxrQ[/youtube]

CTV11 News: Thursday October 18, 2012

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Oct 182012
 

Author: Kari Pills

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Top Story: A Fort Collins gas station is robbed and three people are in local hospitals tonight.  Sophie Vukovich visits India Night for some cultural learning.  Wayne Stafford speaks with New York Times Entertainment Correspondent and Staff Editor, Michael Cieply.  Kelsey McCallister brings you the area weather.  Along with Candidate Contrast, an interview with The Echo Chamber and more…

 

Three injured in armed robbery at Fort Collins gas station

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Oct 182012
 

Author: Kari Pills

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An armed robbery South of campus leaves three injured, according to an article first posted by the Coloradoan.

The robbery occurred at the One Stop Gas Station at 2025 S. College Avenue. Police are currently in pursuit of the suspect.

CSUPD sent out a safety alert of this incident at 1:17 p.m. this Thursday afternoon. According to the notice, the suspect is described as a white male, 5-foot-10 inches, having curly, brown hair and weighing less than 200 pounds. The suspect is dressed in a black dickie jacket and black pants. It is unknown of whether the suspect is traveling foot or in a vehicle.

Check back with CTV as we continue to follow this story.

 

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BREAKING: Fort Collins Public Safety

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Oct 182012
 

Author: Kaitie Huss

An armed robbery South of campus leaves three injured, according to an article first posted by the Coloradoan.

The robbery occurred at the One Stop Gas Station at 2025 S. College Avenue. Police are currently in pursuit of the suspect.

CSUPD sent out a safety alert of this incident at 1:17 p.m. this Thursday afternoon. According to the notice, the suspect is described as a white male, 5-foot-10 inches, having curly, brown hair and weighing less than 200 pounds. The suspect is dressed in a black dickie jacket and black pants. It is unknown of whether the suspect is traveling foot or in a vehicle.

Check back with CTV as we continue to follow this story.

 

Campaign 2012: Vice President Joe Biden visits Greeley, Colorado

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Oct 172012
 

Author: Dillon Thomas

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Vice President Joe Biden was in Colorado Wednesday afternoon.  This was his first appearance after the second presidential debate of this election season.  CTV Reporter Dillon Thomas was there to cover the visit.

UPDATE: Jessica Ridgeway: Still no confirmation on body found in Arvada

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Oct 112012
 

Author: Kari Pills

UPDATE:  The body found Wednesday night in Arvada during the search for Jessica Ridgeway was found not intact delaying the official identification.  Police are hoping to have the body identified by noon on Friday and to make an announcement later in the afternoon.

 

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Westminster police held a news conference Thursday morning, but there is still no new information regarding the disappearance of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway.

The girl disappeared last Friday morning for school and never arrived.

Wednesday night Westminster police discovered a body in Arvada open space, Pattridge Park.  However, investigators are still not saying if the body is Jessica.

 

 

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