The distance education program offered in partnership by the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University received the 2015 Celebration of Excellence Award for Innovative Noncredit Program yesterday. The award, from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association’s Central Region, was presented at the association’s regional conference.
“This speaks to the hard work of our members,” said Doug Forst, GEAPS/K-State distance education committee chair.
“They have created educational programming that is focused, innovative and highly relevant to the grain industry professionals that we serve.”
In Madison to receive the award, Mr Forst also credited Kansas State University.
“Our partnership continually works to deliver the highest-quality content in the best possible format, and this award shows that we are on the cutting edge of online, professional education. It is truly an honour to receive this recognition.”
The GEAPS-K-State Distance Education Program offers more than 25 online courses for the grain handling and processing industries. More than 2,500 registrants from 30 countries have taken GEAPS/K-State courses since the program’s start in 2005.
The University Professional and Continuing Education Association considered several criteria for the award: cost-effectiveness, longevity, innovation, diversity, quality, and contribution to adult/continuing education. The organisation is separated into five regions, and each region has an individual awards program.
Visit the GEAPS site HERE.
And the Kansas State University site HERE.
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