Compass Knowledge Group Announces Expansion of Successful Partnership with Ohio University

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Compass Knowledge Group is announcing a new online graduate degree in Engineering Management with Ohio University.

Compass brings an entrepreneurial spirit and proven performance management to support Ohio University's strategic initiatives and expansion of their high quality academic programs.

Compass Knowledge Group, a premier provider of distance learning services, announces they are expanding their partnership with Ohio University to launch the third online program together in less than a year. The upcoming program is an online graduate degree in Engineering Management with classes beginning in Winter (January) 2011.

"The Compass team is privileged to have the opportunity to expand our partnership with Ohio University. The university has recognized our skill set as an effective balance to their own strengths," said Dan Devine, CEO and Founder of Compass Knowledge Group. "Compass brings an entrepreneurial spirit and proven performance management to support Ohio University's strategic initiatives and expansion of their high quality academic programs."

Ohio University, a Tier 1 institution, was established more than 200 years ago. It is the oldest higher education institution in its region and has been engaging in lifelong and distance learning practices for over 100 years. The online Master of Engineering Management degree is designed for engineers, scientists and technical professionals of all disciplines who seek to strengthen their technical and managerial knowledge and skills, to become more effective leaders and managers of technical teams. Engineering management students will have access to all of the resources of a top-ranked research university with a nationally recognized engineering faculty to support their professional development and career enhancement efforts.

Dr. Dennis Irwin, Dean of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology, stated, "Compass Knowledge Group understands that we are student-centered and our goal is to offer this high quality degree to motivated students who want to transition into another stage in their career. Building on our successful partnership with Compass Knowledge and using their expertise in marketing, recruitment, course delivery design services and retention, we feel confident that delivering this program online will be successful."            

Ohio University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accrediting agency within the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA): http://www.ncahlc.org. The Russ College's engineering and computer science programs are accredited by ABET, a specialized accreditation organization that oversees university programs in the subject areas of engineering, applied science, technology, and computing: http://www.abet.org.

About the Russ College of Engineering and Technology http://www.ohio.edu/engineering/about
The Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, educates well-rounded professionals with both technical and team-project skills who become our business, government, and industry leaders. Enrolling approximately 1,300 undergraduate students and almost 300 graduate students, the Russ College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across the traditional engineering spectrum and in technology disciplines such as aviation, computer science, and industrial technology. Strategic research areas include transportation, and energy and the environment. Named for alumnus Fritz Russ and his wife Dolores, the Russ College is home of the Russ Prize, the top bioengineering prize in the world.

About Ohio University http://www.ohio.edu
Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Ohio University has been cited for academic quality and value by such publications as U.S. News and World Report, America's 100 Best College Buys, Princeton Review's Best Colleges, and Peterson's Guide to Competitive Colleges. The John Templeton Foundation has also recognized Ohio University as one of the top character-building institutions in the country. Ohio University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

About Compass Knowledge Group http://www.compassknowledge.com
Since 1993, Compass Knowledge Group has partnered with prominent, traditional universities to help them plan, implement and operate successful online academic programs. Compass provides the entire complement of online learning support services--including market research, program marketing, student recruitment, instructional design and technology, student retention support, faculty training and support, technical helpdesk, and online bookstore--enabling their partners to concentrate on delivering high-quality academics. Compass' success is based on a history of predictable performance that far exceeds industry standards.

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