World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

University of Pittsburgh College of General Studies

Article Id: WHEBN0016932747
Reproduction Date:

Title: University of Pittsburgh College of General Studies  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of University of Pittsburgh alumni, University of Pittsburgh, Ford Institute for Human Security, University of Pittsburgh Epidemiology Data Center, Pittsburgh Tax Review
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

University of Pittsburgh College of General Studies

University of Pittsburgh College of General Studies
Established 1932
Type State-related[1]
Dean N. John Cooper
Academic staff
38
Undergraduates 1,338
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Campus Oakland (Main)

The College of General Studies (CGS) is one of the 17 schools within the University of Pittsburgh located in Pittsburgh, PA. The College of General Studies offers programs of special interest to adults and non-traditional students, including baccalaureate degrees (BA/BS) and post-baccalaureate certificates. The fourth largest undergraduate unit at the University of Pittsburgh, the administration of the College of General Studies is overseen by the School of Arts and Sciences.[2][3]

History

Home of the College of General Studies on the first floor of Posvar Hall

The College of General Studies evolved from the 1908 Downtown Division of the Pittsburgh Academy.[4] It became the Department of Afternoon, Saturday and Evening Studies in 1911 when it moved from [4] The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, for those 50 years old and older, and CGSOnline was established in 2005.[2]

Deans

  • 1958-1971 Viers WIlson Adams
  • 1971-1983 J. Steele Gow Jr.
  • 1983-1994 John Bolvin
  • 1994-1996 Robert Comfort (interim dean)
  • 1996-1997 Robert Carter
  • 1997-1999 Jack Daniel (interim dean)
  • 1999-2006 Susan R. Kinsey
  • 2006–present N. John Cooper[2]

McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success in Posvar Hall

Originally located on the fourth floor of the Cathedral of Learning, the 2,500-square-foot (230 m2) $537,000 McCarl Center was opened in 2002[6] and occupies space that once housed two levels of the main stacks of the University's library.[7] Made possible by a gift from F. James and Foster J.J. McCarl, it serves as resource center for non-traditional students and hosts seminars and events.[8] The space was designed by Alan J. Cueri and his architectural firm Strada, LLC, and includes wood finishes, double-height spaces with high ceilings and windows, a main corridor conceived as an interior street, and many elements that refer to the Cathedral of Learning's Gothic architecture including decorative painted metal columns with contemporary buttress-style arches.[9] The center included a resource library, meeting rooms, and a student lounge, and is staffed with academic advisors and has contains a reception area for the College of General Studies.[10] Three unsigned and undated 7 feet (2.1 m) by 3 feet (0.91 m) glass-encased murals that depict Renaissance painting styles and which have long belonged to the University but are of unknown origin hang in a hallway outside the Center.[11]

The College of General Studies, including the McCarl Center, the Office of Veterans Services, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, relocated from the Cathedral of Learning to the first floor of Posvar Hall in May, 2014.[12]

Degrees programs

Majors offered through the College of General Studies

The College of General Studies also offers a self designed major, either a BA or BS, for students who want to design a major more suited for their intended career.

In addition to these bachelor's degree programs, the College of General Studies also offers post-baccalaureate certificates with a number of other units including the College of Business Administration, the University Center for Social and Urban Research, and the Center for National Preparedness.

The College of General Studies offers about 65 courses across its disciplines through PittOnline web based instruction and also has satellite campuses in Butler County, Mt. Lebanon, and Monroeville.[5]

References

  1. ^
  2. ^ a b c d Highlights from CGS history, University Times, 2008-10-23, accessdate=2008-10-23
  3. ^ University of Pittsburgh Fact Book 2008, pg. 5
  4. ^ a b
  5. ^ a b
  6. ^ Pennsylvania Young Professionals: 2007 ImPAct Conference, 2007, pg. 19, accessdate=2008-08-11
  7. ^ STRADA, LLC - McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success, Stradallc.com, accessdate=2008-08-11
  8. ^ Continuing Education - McCarl Center Events, University of Pittsburgh College of General Studies, accessdate=2008-08-11
  9. ^ College Planning & Management, 2006-01, accessdate=2008-08-11
  10. ^ Continuing Education - McCarl Center, University of Pittsburgh College of General Studies, accessdate=2008-08-11
  11. ^ Secrets of the Cathedral: From 38 on down, University Times, 2003-09-11, accessdate=2008-08-11
  12. ^

External links

  • College of General Studies homepage
  • Historical Renovations: McCarl Center for Nontradional Student Success
  • College of General Studies on Facebook
  • College of General Studies on LinkedIn
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.