Schoolcraft and Wayne State partnership celebrates success, adds new program
BY CAMYLE CRYDERMAN
This fall marks a full year of great prosperity for Schoolcraft College and their partnership with Wayne State University On Sept. 29, the duo celebrated their one year anniversary of teamwork through the Schoolcraft to U program that has provided nothing but success to both colleges.
The Schoolcraft to U partnership began in the fall of 2014 when Wayne State University and University of Toledo were the first schools to partner with Schoolcraft. Through this program, students can earn higher level degrees including Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Wayne State University right on Schoolcraft’s main campus. The Jeffress Center, located at the corner of Seven Mile Road and Haggerty Road is the home of this program and hosts an increasing number of Wayne State courses.
“This partnership has been great for me,” said Wayne State student Nathan Wilkerson, who is involved in the Schoolcraft to U partnership, “Being a full-time student and full-time employee makes it hard to commute to [Wayne State’s] main campus every day. This extension center is a lot closer to my workplace and cuts down on the stresses of my commute.”
Since the fall of 2014, enrollment in the Schoolcraft to U, Wayne State partnership has risen by 37 percent, proving that the program is a success. Variation of courses is also increasing to provide the best education possible to the students.
“With more and more students attending community colleges, it’s important that Wayne State creates partnerships like this to offer pathways to a bachelor’s degree,” said Wayne State Director of Extension Centers and Programs, Diane Wisnewski.
Every enrolled student’s opinion is taken into account, thus the program is adding new majors to its curriculum that students voice an interest in.
One of these new programs is a bachelor’s of Social Work.