''The one UGA experience I will always remember will be my experience in Ethiopia. My yearlong adventures lent me a new perspective on life and on the world in general. My experience abroad also helped solidify my professional and personal goals. I now know that I want to dedicate my life to public service as an agent for change. I will forever be indebted to UGA, the Honors program, and the National Security Education Program for facilitating and supporting this experience.''
The MIS major at the University of Georgia is designed to educate future information systems professionals and managers; it is not designed to train students for professional careers as computer scientists or technicians. It currently ranks as the 8th best MIS undergraduate program in the nation per U.S. News & World Report.
An education in communication studies offers powerful skill sets that go far beyond polishing one's presentation style. These include negotiating conflict, crafting effective arguments and persuasive messages, working constructively within groups, navigating cultural divides, creating effective publicity campaigns, building satisfying personal relationships, and recognizing the channels of communication available to resolve problems. Majors acquire an understanding of both theory and application in these areas, and become familiar with the methods of inquiry and research used by scholars in communication and rhetorical studies. Majors are required to take one introductory class in public speaking and another in interpersonal communication, followed by Empirical Research Methods (COMM 3700) and Rhetorical Criticism (COMM 3300), completing their programs of study with courses in such topics as Interracial Communication, Health Communication, Persuasion, Environmental Communication, Communication and Religion, and Women and U.S. Public Discourse.
Students desiring to practice in the areas of speech-language pathology, audiology, or education of the hearing impaired must obtain full professional credentials and certification from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission through an accredited master’s or doctorate degree. A master's degree is the entry-level degree for the practice of Speech-Language Pathology and a doctoral degree is the entry-level degree of the practice of Audiology in hospitals, rehabilitation settings, public schools, etc.
Applied and theoretic knowledge of communication processes are the most valuable foundations for any career. Graduates in Communication Studies pursue a wide variety of career options including personnel management, organizational administration, sales, corporate education and training, and public relations in private or public sector organizations. A major in Communication Studies is also excellent preparation for law school, business school, or other professional and graduate training.
However, many believe the Irish had the most influence over the development of the church in Australia. As Hogan writes, in all this it can be seen how large a part Irishmen had in laying a foundation for the Church in Australia. Due to the Irish there was a massive number of Catholics in 19th century Australia. These Irish set up churches and educational institutions spreading Catholicism in the country. For example, an Anglo-Irish liberal Sir Richard Bourke passed the New South Wales Church Act in 1836 this disestablished the Church of England and laid the foundations for a pluralistic religious and educational system.
Therefore, in conclusion, the Irish had a negative impact on Australia in some aspects of society such as criminality and cause of some troubles however much of this was not their responsibility and has been largely over-exaggerated by general discussions on the Irish. On the other hand, Irish contribution to Australian society in such aspects as education, politics, literature and the development of settlements largely outweighs these negatives. OFarrell demonstrates in his studies that the Irish contributed in a multitude of ways to the development of the Australian economy, political systems and national character. It is difficult for Australians to imagine their history and development of their young country without the Irish element.
Widening participation is defined by the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) as improving under-representation at a national level; it covers not only young people from low income backgrounds but all those from groups under-represented in higher education, taking into account issues facing disabled students, ethnic minorities and part-time and mature students.
Fair access is defined by OFFA as equality of opportunity for all those who have the potential to benefit from higher education, irrespective of their background, schooling or income.
For a more detailed consideration of the variety of interpretations and models that exist across the sector, see the December 2011 report by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), What is a Course … or Programme or Route or Pathway or Learning Opportunity…
Although many institutions offer courses across the full range of subject areas, some specialise in certain fields, such as music, art or business.
The HEA provides academic staff with professional recognition, networking and development opportunities, and advice and support, including by working directly with Higher Education Institutions to understand their individual circumstances and priorities.
The Quality Assurance Agency provides guidance in its UK Quality Code for Higher Education, Chapter B6: Assessment of students and accreditation of prior learning.
The National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB), formerly the Council for Industry and Higher Education, aims to facilitate collaboration between higher education and business by harnessing the talent and research and development strength of both for economic benefit.