In fall 2020, the Office of Global, Online and Continuing Education was created to oversee and advance SMU’s online and continuing education portfolio, reporting to the Office of Curricular Innovation and Policy. It is comprised of two distinct areas – a refocused SMU Global and Online (GO), and a reestablished SMU Continuing and Professional [...]
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SMU Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE) programs provide accessible and meaningful learning experiences in a broad range of professional topics and academic subjects. Pivoting quickly in response to the global pandemic, CAPE served more than 1200 noncredit students this school year through remote classes. Before COVID-19became a household name, the CAPE team already planned to [...]
Designed to help active-duty military successfully transition into civilian workforce, The Catalyst Program at SMU will begin taking applicants this summer. Participants in the eight-week intensive program will complete graduate level course work in computer science and earn a professional certificate in Project Management. Through in-class case studies and guest speakers, participants will also [...]
SMU GO Is excited to announce a partnership to bring the Online MS In Data Science (MSDS) to India. While online education is, by definition, available anywhere, international enrollment in online degree programs remains low for a variety of reasons. SMU GO is bringing the MSDS degree to the Indian market through our international [...]
COVID-19 forced us all to explore every facet of our communications, workforce development, logistics and much more. We were all made to adapt and pivot, and pivot some more. Ultimately the pandemic laid bare our strengths and weaknesses. SMU is rethinking how we partner with the local community and industry. To that point, we are [...]
March 12, 2020, the day many of us first learned that our on-campus classes would need to be transitioned to online for the two weeks following Spring Break (which would eventually become the rest of the semester). Having taught online for the last 6 years in our Master’s of Science in Data Science (MSDS) [...]
The COVID-19 pandemic has delivered an extraordinary array of cybersecurity challenges. As the outbreak threatens to overload the healthcare system and the global economy, it's also having a powerful impact on the security of businesses and individuals. SMU Global and Online (SMU GO) recognizes the need to support corporate decision-makers with the kind of [...]
Emergency Remote Instruction forced us all to think about how we work, teach, and learn. Working from home, while providing some flexibility, comes with its own challenges. Limited devices and limited bandwidth for multiple people can tax the patience and frustration of all involved, all while trying to present as professional in more video [...]
The MS in Data Science Spring Immersion and Symposium is coming up again this March with a new venue and great opportunities for students and Data Science professionals alike! Although the program’s classroom format is online learning, dozens of students get to visit the campus and meet their professors and peers in person each [...]
SMU Global and Online (GO) is especially busy going into 2020. Our pace of work has increased significantly over the past 4 months. Today GO is on its way to launching two new online graduate degrees in fall 2021, plus four new non-credit certificates in 2020. The Lyle School of Engineering’s online MS in [...]
Since its opening, SMU has offered continuing education to adult learners in the community. In September 1915 the Department of English offered the first two "extension" courses – one on Shakespeare and the other on the Essay and the Novel. Almost 100 years later, in July 2009, SMU Lifelong Learning grew into SMU Continuing [...]