From the Executive Director of Continuing and Distance Education

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From the Executive Director of Continuing and Distance Education:
Autumn Greetings!

I pray this newsletter finds you in good health and well established in your online courses. Our team is here to assist you so please pick up the phone or e-mail your Student Services Assistant should you need anything. If you do not know who your Student Services Assistant is, please see page four of this newsletter for more information. The addition of this team to our office has been a true blessing to the University and to our online students.

We have now added a new online program, Graduate Teacher Certification—Secondary. If you have a family member, friend or colleague who is interested in this new program, or any of our other online programs, encourage them to visit to request an admissions consultation.
Please stay in touch, and tell us of your success stories!
Thanksgiving Blessings,
Sarah Pecor

Office of Continuing and Distance Education – Summer 2012

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Office of Continuing and Distance Education

From the Executive Director of Continuing and Distance Education:


Summer can be summed up in one word here in Wisconsin—HOT! In this area we are known for the saying “cooler near the lake” but that has not always been the case so far this summer!
Our offices are also “hot” with the buzz of new programs and continuing education opportunities. We are piloting a few new undergraduate online courses to high school students which they can then transfer to CUW for credit, should they wish to attend Concordia for their college career.
Also exciting is our merger with our sister school Concordia Ann Arbor in Michigan. This means that we will be expanding our course offerings with more opportunities for online learning. In addition we will welcome new faculty members that you may see teaching one of your online courses sometime soon.
It is truly a busy and exciting time here in the Office of Continuing and Distance Education, and there is always work to be done. Even when it’s difficult to step away from my desk, I remember to take some time out, breathe in the air (hot or cool) and look at the wonders around me, including my co-workers. They remind me of God’s many gifts in our lives.

Sarah Pecor
Executive Director of Continuing and Distance Education


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Karen Nowak - Off-Campus Resources Librarian

Coming soon to Rincker Memorial Library is Summon™— a one-box search experience.

Enter keyword(s) and Summon™ will produce relevancy-ranked results including:Books, E-Books, Audiovisual Items, Articles, Web Pages. You will have instant access to credible & authoritative content available to you through our library. Library search made easy! What can the library summon for you?

Click here to go to EBSCO’s E-Books home page. We are continually adding new books with current content value in a wide variety of subject areas.

  • If you have an existing EBSCOhost account, you take advantage of features such as saving book citation information, creating and saving notes, and downloading E-books to read offline.
  • If you do not already have an EBSCOhost account, follow these steps after you click on a book title: Click on Sign In on the right side of the blue bar across the top. Next, click on the “Create a New Account” image on the right side under the blue bar area. EBSCO EBooks can be checked out or downloaded for up to three days. Adobe Digital Editions software must be installed on your computer in order to check out or download books. Adobe Account Set Up.The books can be accessed and viewed on any computer without EBSCOhost and Adobe accounts.

For information, contact Karen Nowak at 262-243-4379 or

Rincker Memorial Library: 262-243-4379 | 800-665-6564

Meet the Instructional Design Team

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By Dr. Bernard Bull, Assistant Vice President of Academics—Continuing and Distance Education

Have you ever noticed that most of your online courses have a common look and feel? If you want to know how to get started with your coursework, you have probably discovered that there is almost always a folder in your course called, “Getting Started.” If you want to contact your instructor, contact information is right on the home page. If you want help using one of the features in ANGEL, there is a list of video tutorials on the home page of every course. And, when you get started with a new week or unit, you will notice that all of the instructions are typically included in a single document, usually called something like “Week 1 Instructions.” How does all of this get designed and in place?
While your instructors are certainly actively involved in designing their courses, what you may not know is that there is a talented team of “instructional design consultants” who work with each instructor to build a course. The consultants ensure that online courses have a common look and feel, and are designed in a way that will help you get the most out of the course material. Instructional design consultants are experts in both online teaching and how to design effective and engaging courses. They exist to help your instructors give you a great learning experience. With that in mind, allow me to give you a brief introduction to the CUW Instructional Design team.

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Recent Graduate Joins the OCDE Staff

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Tyler Shadick - Digital Media Specialist

Tyler Shadick, a May 2012 Concordia graduate, recently accepted the position of Digital Media Specialist within the Office of Continuing and Distance Education. The past few years have proven to be very busy for Tyler. Not only did he complete his four-year program in three years, but he has also acquired a long list of accomplishments along the way. From graduating Magna Cum Laude, to being named Visual Art Student of the Year, to enrolling into the Alpha Chi National Honors Society, he will surely prove to be an excellent addition to this staff. We welcome Tyler, and congratulate him on his many achievements.

Office of Distance and Continuing Education has Moved!

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Glen Oaks Offices

The Office of Continuing and Distance Education recently moved off-campus! Our new address is:

1009 W Glen Oaks Ln Suite 202 Mequon, WI 53092
262-243-4442 |

Directions: Our new office is located approximately 1.5 miles south of the CUW main campus. Follow Port Washington Rd going south. Turn Left on to Glen Oaks Lane. Turn right into Glen Oaks Office Park and follow the signs to building 1009 (located south of the gazebo).

CUW’s Online MBA Program Rankings Among the Nation’s Best

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MBA Online Top MBA Program

Recent national online MBA program rankings for online MBA programs by places Concordia University Wisconsin’s (CUW) program at #32 in the nation. Rankings are based on such things as affordability, design and efficiency of the program, flexibility, how long it takes to complete the program, graduation rates, academic excellence, and availability of university and alumni resources for students.

Dr. David Borst, dean of the School of Business Administration at CUW, is pleased with the top 100 ranking but admits there is still more to accomplish. “I am not resting on our laurels. We are already working to do even better.”

CUW’s online MBA program is designed for working professionals who want to work in an independent E-Learning environment. The program prepares students to meet today’s administrative and ethical challenges, developing the knowledge professionals require. While it’s designed for those in business professions, it can be rapidly adapted for engineering, health, non-profit, religious, and other fields.

To find out more about the MBA program at CUW click here.

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