Graduate Certificate - Graduate Certificate

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Course Information
Family Relationships and Aging

Course Description
Examination of research and theories on family dynamics and transitions in mid-to-late life, how they impact adults and their family relationships, and the practices and professional ethics of working with diverse older adults and their families.
Contacts
Instructor

Tim Killian
Office: 479-575-7214
tkillian@uark.edu

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

Family Ties and Aging
Connidis, Ingrid A. & Barnett, Amanda E.
Edition: 3rd
ISBN: 9781412992862
Publisher: Sage


Course Access
 
About 3 - 4 weeks before the semester starts, they will receive an email inviting them to the University of Arkansas organization. If students do not have a Microsoft account, they will have to create one. Students taking a course taught by the University of Arkansas will be granted access to the University of Arkansas course management system, Blackboard. An email will be sent to the email address provided by the student's home university with detailed instructions about procedures for logging into Blackboard and the online course. If students have not received the invite they can contact the University of Arkansas campus coordinator, Madison Fielding. If they are having trouble with logging into Blackboard, they can contact our IT Help Desk at 479-575-4357.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

Shannon Spencer is a graduate student in the agricultural education program.The Great Plains IDEA program has allowed me the flexibility to continue my education while also being a full-time extension agent and mother to twin boys. The program has given me the opportunity to interact with students and teaching professionals from various universities that I may have never met. This program has allowed me to focus not only on my education but also on my profession and family and for that, I will be forever grateful.

– – Shannon Spencer, Agricultural Education Master's Degree Student,
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