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Release Date: Friday, April 4, 2014 4:52 PM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Rachel Mann
Communications Specialist
202.238.2631    
rachel.mann@howard.edu
     
http://www.howard.edu/newsroom/
     

Susan Aspey
susan.aspey@pearson.com
(800) 745-8489
Howard and Pearson Announce Revised Timeline
 

WASHINGTON (February 4, 2014) – Howard University and Pearson announce today that the University has decided to roll out its online course offerings in stages, rather than under the more aggressive timeline originally envisioned.  Because of this decision, the parties have agreed to set aside the current agreement in favor of a period in which the University will continue to build out its infrastructure for online course offerings.  Over the next year, Howard University will continue its significant commitment and mobilization of resources, through HU-LEARN and HU-TEACH, to invest in course development, faculty training, and administrative support capacity for online course offerings on a larger scale. 

Howard University currently has six (6) online certificate and degree courses in place.  The current online offerings consist of: a post-baccalaureate degree from the College of Pharmacy; a clinical laboratory science course toward a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health; a Bachelor of Science nursing degree; an executive Master of Business Administration degree; a paralegal studies certificate; and, an online course to support the Ready-to-Teach initiative.  The University is committed to bolstering these courses, increasing their visibility, and adding significantly to these offerings over the next few years. 

Howard University and Pearson will revisit a broader rollout, including international offerings and a large-scale marketing and branding campaign around Howard’s online courses, in the future.

Howard University is the nation’s oldest historically black college or university, founded in 1867.  Howard is a top research university, containing 13 schools and colleges in a great variety of disciplines at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, partners with K-20 institutions and educators to provide educational solutions and services that help to improve learning outcomes.  Pearson serves learners of all ages around the globe, employing 41,000 people in more than 70 countries. 


ABOUT HOWARD

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at www.howard.edu.


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