|Motto||"If you have the courage, we have the college" (TM)|
|Type||Public, online university|
|Location||Greenwood Village, CO, USA|
|Affiliations||Colorado State University, Colorado State University-Pueblo, accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, Colorado State University–Pueblo.|
CSU–Global Campus (CSU-Global or Colorado State University-Global Campus) is an online, public university offering bachelor's completion and master's degrees. Founded in 2007, CSU–Global Campus is part of the Colorado State University System and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. The university specializes in non-traditional, adult professional students and students who can't take part in a traditional campus setting.
While it is part of the Colorado State University System, CSU–Global Campus' roots do not date back to the original Colorado State University founded in 1870 as the Colorado Agricultural College. CSU–Global Campus was established using a $12 million loan from the CSU Board of Governors, (which it has already paid back), on August 24, 2007, with a central goal of meeting the educational needs of adult learners in the State of Colorado and beyond by providing high quality online programs. It was originally named CSU-Colorado, but that name was replaced early on with its current title.
On May 7, 2008, the CSUS Board of Governors delegated authority to CSU–Global Campus to oversee academic, personnel, and financial matters consistent with powers granted to CSU and CSU-Pueblo. CSU-Global first opened in September 2008. CSU–Global Campus was legally sanctioned as a third, independent University on March 18, 2009, when Colorado’s Governor Ritter signed into law the State of Colorado Senate Bill 09-086 declaring the establishment of the CSU–Global Campus as an online university that is part of the Colorado State University System.
CSU-Global is the first statutorily-defined 100% online public university in the United States.[dubious ] From its first class of nearly 200 students in 2008, CSU-Global has now grown to have a student body of over 6,500 students with more than 1,300 graduates. The university specializes in non-traditional, adult professional students and students who can't take part in a traditional campus setting.
CSU-Global's mascot is the Golden Eagle, and attends mostly commencement ceremonies and recruitment events since the university has no athletic program.
Degree completion programs
All CSU-Global bachelor degrees are degree completion programs that are designed to provide learners the ability to combine college credit acquired from previously attended universities, life and work experience, CLEP and military credits to earn the rest of the credits needed to complete a college degree. These programs include 10 bachelor's degree programs and 23 bachelor's degree specializations.
Students are placed on one of two degree tracks, called the burgundy track and the gold track, dictating when classes start and are available. All courses, with a few exceptions, are eight weeks long and require the completion of a Portfolio Project, an eight to ten page original research paper worth typically 35% of the course grade. In 2015, CSU-Global transitioned from utilizatoin of Blackboard Inc. to Schoology as the primary learning management system.
CSU–Global Campus offers five master's degree programs and 19 specializations for its master's programs.
On June 30, 2011, Colorado State University-Global Campus was officially granted independent regional accreditation status by the Higher Learning Commission, the regional accrediting body for the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. CSU-Global is the first public university in Colorado to receive initial HLC accreditation since 1971,.
The Board of Governors presides over the Colorado State University System, which comprises Colorado State University, Colorado State University–Pueblo, and Colorado State University-Global Campus. The Board of Governors consists of nine voting members appointed by the Governor of Colorado and confirmed by the Colorado State Senate, and four elected non-voting members. Voting members come from many fields, including agriculture, business, and public service. A student and faculty representative from each university act as non-voting Board members. The board also appoints a Chancellor to oversee all university Presidents. Michael V. Martin, is the current Chancellor for the CSU System. The Current Chairman of the Board is Dorothy Horrell.
Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System
The current Board of Governors of the CSU System are:
- Dorothy Horrell, Chair
- William E. Mosher, Vice-Chair
- Dennis E. Flores, Treasurer
- Scott C. Johnson, Secretary
- Ed J. Haselden
- Mark A. Gustafson
- Mary Lou Makepeace
- Demetri E. "Rico" Munn
- Joseph C. Zimlich
- (CSU-Global Faculty Representative, Non- Voting)
- (CSU-Global Student Representative, Non-Voting)
- (CSU-Pueblo Faculty Representative, Non-Voting)
- (CSU-Pueblo Student Representative, Non-Voting)
- (CSU Faculty Representative, Non- Voting)
- (CSU Student Representative, Non-Voting)
On July 1, 2010, the CSU System formally appointed Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker as CSU-Global’s first official president.
CSU–Global Campus has affiliate relationships with a number of government agencies and private organizations. These relationships offer incentives to employees wishing to continue their education. For example, employees receive the affiliate tuition rate, which is a 10% discount. Relationships include:
- State of Colorado
- State of Utah
- State of Nevada
- Farmers Insurance Group
- Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)
- United States Postal Service
- Broadway National Bank
- Regional Transportation District (RTD)
- Great West Life
- Vestas Wind Blades
- 9News: "Economy Leads to Increased Demand for Online Learning"
- Colorado State University about page
- The first repayment of the loan was made in July 2011, and was $4 million dollars. Rocky Mountain News: "CSU Launching Campus for Online Learners"
- Colorado State University System: "The CSU Campuses"
- Accreditation - CSU Global Campus
- PR Web: "Colorado State University-Global Campus Achieving Success"
- CSUSystem: "About the Board of Governors"
- Members of Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System
- "The Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System". csusystem.edu. Retrieved 2013-01-24.
- CSU-Global Campus (2012). "Learning Solutions Affiliate Program". Retrieved February 5, 2013.