Antioch University McGregor


Antioch University McGregor

Infobox Education in the United States
name= Antioch University McGregor

motto= "Be the Difference"
streetaddress= 900 Dayton Street
city= Yellow Springs
state= Ohio
zipcode= 45387
phone= 937.769.1818
website= [http://www.mcgregor.edu]
president= Dr. Barbara Gellman-Danley
type=
degrees= B.A., M.A., M.Ed.; also certificate, endorsement, and licensure programs
language= English
area= Rural, Small-town
founded= 1988
enrollment= 912
enrollment_as_of= 2007

Antioch University McGregor (AUM) is a private institution of higher education serving adult students in Yellow Springs, Ohio. AUM was named after the management professor and theorist Douglas McGregor, who served as the President of Antioch College from 1948 to 1954 [ [http://antiochiana.antioch.edu/PresidentsList.htm Presidents of Antioch ] ] .
AUM is part of the Antioch University system that includes campuses in Keene, New Hampshire; Seattle, Washington; Los Angeles, California; Santa Barbara, California and Antioch College, also located in Yellow Springs. Antioch University McGregor offers bachelor's degrees, a number of masters degrees, certificates, and educational endorsements.

Background

Antioch College was founded in 1852 as a progressive non-sectarian and co-educational institution of higher learning. Antioch's first president was Horace Mann, the revolutionary educational philosopher whose famous words, "Be Ashamed To Die Until You Have Won Some Victory For Mankind," is still spoken annually at all Antioch University commencement ceremonies.

Under Mann's leadership, Antioch College took the Harvard academic model of Latin, Greek, mathematics, history, philosophy and science to a new level, with an emphasis on educating the "whole individual" with a commitment to social and moral character. The first graduating class consisted of 28 students, with an annual tuition of $24.

Antioch College was also the first to offer courses in the methods of teaching, by College professor Rebecca Pennell- one of the College's ten original faculty members, and the first female college professor in the United States to have the same rank and pay as her male colleagues.

Arthur Morgan was president of Antioch College from 1920 to 1936, developing a curriculum in which students alternate on-campus study with off-campus work experience, furthering the Antioch tradition of developing the whole person through education and experiential learning.

Douglas McGregor, a renowned social scientist and management theorist, served as president of Antioch College from 1948 to 1954. McGregor authored a highly influential book, "The Human Side of Enterprise," which revolutionized labor relations by conceiving of employees as inherently creative and self motivated individuals who had something to offer an organization ("Theory Y"). This notion rippled through the world of managerial practice, challenging the belief that employees must be commanded and controlled because of an inherent desire to avoid work whenever possible ("Theory X").

This socially progressive outlook inspires the role of Antioch University McGregor today.

History

During the 1970's and most of the 1980's, Antioch College offered distance learning to adult students, through the Center for Adult Learning (CAL) and the Individualized Master of Arts (IMA) program. In 1988, these two programs became the School of Adult and Experiential Learning (SAEL), separating from the College and becoming an independent part of Antioch University.

In 1994, SAEL became the McGregor School of Antioch University. Dr. Barbara Gellman-Danley assumed the role of President on May 1, 1999. [McGregor News, Alumni Magazine, 1999] The McGregor School and Antioch College shared the original campus in Yellow Springs, the College providing residential education to traditionally aged students seeking bachelor's degrees, and The McGregor School providing a bachelor degree completion program to non-traditional students, and masters degrees.

In 2000, The McGregor School was renamed Antioch University McGregor, and in the fall of 2007 AUM moved onto a new campus in Yellow Springs, citing access to technologies and modern facilities as central to its continued growth.

AUM Enrollment Statistics

AUM currently enrolls more than 900 students, with 76% in the graduate programs and 24% in the undergraduate programs. The average student age is 39, with approximately 75% of enrollees being female. [ [http://www.mcgregor.edu/about/data/enrollment.html Antioch University McGregor | About ] ] In 2007, AUM received a Diversity Award from Minority Access, Inc. for their commitment to "inclusion of diverse perspectives" throughout the curriculum, and a 30% minority representation in the student body. [ [http://www.mcgregor.edu/about/news/award.html Antioch University McGregor - News! - Antioch Campuses Offer Relief to Displaced Students ] ]

AUM Programs

AUM offers Bachelor degrees in Liberal Arts, Humanities (The World Classics Program), Management, Human Development, Health and Wellness, and Human Service Administration through an academically intensive cohort model of on-campus classes offered in the evenings and on Saturdays.

At the graduate level, AUM offers the M.A. in Conflict Analysis and Management, Management, Community Change and Civic Leadership, as well as a number of Masters of Education (M.Ed.) programs and endorsements certified by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Many of the graduate programs are available with limited residency in an on-line format, or are offered in the evenings.

The Individualized Master of Arts provides a self-designed major where students work with Antioch University faculty and an external mentor whose academic specialization will enable challenge and critique throughout the student's studies. Standard tracts include Integral Knowledge Systems (IKS), Psychology, Creative Writing, and Visual and Performing Arts.

References

External links

* [http://www.mcgregor.edu/ Antioch Mcgregor]
* [http://www.antioch.edu Antioch University]

Other Antioch campuses

* [http://www.antioch.edu Antioch University overview]
* [http://www.antioch-college.edu/ Antioch College, Ohio]
* [http://www.http://www.antiochne.edu/ Antioch University New England]
* [http://www.antiochsea.edu/ Antioch University Seattle]
* [http://www.antiochla.edu Antioch University Los Angeles]
* [http://www.antiochsb.edu Antioch University Santa Barbara]


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