UIU Senior Vice President for Academic Extension
Dr. William Duffy, at right, meets with Dr. Michael
Rivera, dean of instruction and student learning,
at Black Hawk College.
FAYETTE, Iowa (December 12, 2011) – Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa, and Black Hawk College, Bettendorf, Iowa, have signed an articulation agreement that will make it easier for Black Hawk students to transfer to Upper Iowa University to complete a bachelor's degree. The agreement specifically lays out courses that students can take during their two years at Black Hawk that will seamlessly transfer to meet degree requirements at UIU, which eliminates retaking courses and can reduce time spent to earn a degree.
Dr. William Duffy, senior vice president for Academic Extension at Upper Iowa University, and Dr. Michael Rivera, dean of instruction and student learning at Black Hawk College, signed the articulation agreement between the two schools.
"Black Hawk College is pleased to collaborate with Upper Iowa in the development of this additional path for our students," said Rivera.
"Upper Iowa University believes in successful partnerships with community colleges in order to ensure a smooth transition into UIU to complete a four-year degree," added Duffy.
UIU, which is based at its principal campus in Fayette, recently opened a new educational center at 1401 Kimberly Road in Bettendorf, Iowa. At the center, UIU offers courses leading to 13 undergraduate majors: accounting, business administration, criminal justice, emergency and disaster management, financial management, health service administration, human resources management, human services, interdisciplinary studies, management, marketing, psychology and public administration. UIU offers six eight-week terms year-round for in-class and online courses. The next term begins January 9.
UIU also offers an extensive online degree program.
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to over 6,800 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study.
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