• KU-UPE, Research Project Dissemination Seminar at KUCC

  • Visit by Missouri University Extension, USA by Faculty memebers Shatomi Luster and Lydia Kaume for possible collaboration and partnership

  • Student Academic Trip- Nyumbani Children's home at Kitui County

  • Student Academic trip to KARI-Makindu, Machakos County

Community Resource Management & Extension


Introduction

The department offers a distinct and versatile program of study in Community Resource Management and Extension. We are committed to being the Department of choice, providing you with world-class training and research opportunities that are market driven. This we will do by equipping you with a thorough understanding of community dynamics, which are applicable to enhancement of the quality of life at the community level and beyond. CRM&E focuses on the delivery of social services to the basic units of the society. Emphasis is on the improvement of the welfare of people through community based outreach programmes. By choosing our program you will be sure of attaining a marketable degree that will enable you to compete effectively in employment and job creation as well as engaging professionally in community practice related jobs. 

The Community Resource Management program offers a great scope of careers in private and development sector, industries and NGOs. On graduating from this program there are ready opportunities for you in the areas of health, project management, community intervention programs, water and sanitation and education and extension among others. You are also equipped with entrepreneurial skills to create employment for yourself and other Kenyans

Location and population

The department of Community Resource Management and Extension (CRM&E) is housed in the school of Applied Human Sciences. The department which was established in 2006 has grown over the years and is currently a home to over 400 students.

Focus and programmes
The department of Community Resource Management focuses on the delivery of social services to the basic units of the society. Emphasis is on the improvement of the welfare of people through community based outreach programmes. The need to train community outreach practitioners with a thorough understanding of community dynamics is critical so as to enhance the quality of life at the community level and improve career opportunities for the graduates.
 The department also houses a Childcare Unit (a Kindergarten) and the Kenyatta University Baby Day Care Centre  which serve the Kenyatta University fraternity and its environs. They cater for children aged between 3 to 6 years and 3 months to 3 years respectively.

Why Chose the department of Community Resource Management ?
The programmes offered in the department address the academic and professional needs of individuals who are interested in children, youth, and family welfare programmes, and community extension related work. The high quality instruction, research and community outreach programmes provided  will also enable graduates to become competent, versatile, entrepreneurial, diverse, and market oriented in community resource management and related professions.

Students in the department take units from other disciplines that add value to their training in community resource management. These include: Public Health, Sociology and Gender Studies. In addition in their third and fourth years of study, students also go on field trips to various places in the country to learn and apply the knowledge learnt in class. The students are normally attached to organizations working with communities all over the country for a mandatory practicum course of 12 weeks as part of experiential learning and to expose them to the practical experience of the job market. The feedback we have received from practicum organizations as well as the employers of our graduates is remarkable-they are impressed with their exceptional and professional performance. Moreover our programmes are intended to encourage entrepreneurship so that its graduates can contribute to the development of the economy through creation of employment for instance through setting up of CBOs, NGOs etc. 

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & EXTENSION

SCHEDULE FOR IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS:

2015/2016 ACADEMIC YEAR

Schedule of meetings

DAY

DATE

TIME

ACTIVITY

VENUE

Thursday

06 - 08 - 2015

9am – 12 noon

1st semester

(2015/2016) planning session.

End of May semester progress evaluation

Departmental Boardroom

Thursday

11 - 09 - 2 015

9am – 12 noon

Exams Moderation

Departmental Boardroom

Thursday

10 - 10 - 2015

9am – 12 noon

Mid Semester progress

Evaluation

Departmental Boardroom

Thursday

12 - 11 - 2015

9am – 12 noon

End of semester progress evaluation

December, 2015 session planning                                                                                              

Departmental Boardroom

Thursday

10-12 - 2015

9am – 12 noon

2nd semester

2015/2016) planning

Departmental Boardroom

Thursday

07 - 01 - 2016

9am – 12 noon

Exams moderation

Departmental Boardroom

Thursday

04 - 02 - 2016

9am – 12 noon

Mid semester progress evaluation

Departmental Boardroom

Thursday

03 - 03 - 2016

9am – 12 noon

End of semester progress evaluation

May – August 2015 semester planning

Departmental Boardroom

Thursday

07 - 04 - 2015

9am – 12 noon

Exams moderation

Departmental

Boardroom

Schedule of Special Events: Seminars, public lectures and trainings

DAY

DATE

TIME

ACTIVITY

VENUE

Wednesday

15 - 04- 2015

9am – 12 noon

Departmental Seminar

BSSC

Wednesday

12 - 08 –2015

9am – 12 noon

Post Graduate Seminar

BSSC

Wednesday

14 - 09 - 2015

9am – 12 noon

Professional Development Seminar for Staff

BSSC

Wednesday

07 - 10 - 2015

9am – 12 noon

Post Graduate Seminar

BSSC

Wednesday

07 - 10 - 2015

2pm – 4.00pm

Guidance and counseling for students

BSSC

Wednesday

09 - 12 - 2015

9am – 12 noon

Post Graduate Seminar

BSSC

Wednesday

10 - 02 - 2016

9am – 12 noon

Post Graduate Seminar

BSSC

Wednesday

09 - 03 - 2016

9am – 12 noon

Departmental Seminar

BSSC

Wednesday

13 – 04 - 2016

9am – 12 noon

Post Graduate Seminar

BSSC

Wednesday

08 - 06 - 2016

9am – 12 noon

Post Graduate Seminar

BSSC

 

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Linkages and Community Extension
The department has been involved in various linkages with Universities like Nevada state University and Portland State. Currently the department has an active linkage  with the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI)  ) and other local organizations.

Potential employers
The department provides a greater scope in careers that are suitable for its graduates. It is evident that qualified manpower is also needed in private and development sectors including industries and NGOs. Employment can be in the areas of:-

  • Local and international Non-Governmental organizations
  • Programme/Project management
  • Education
  • Women empowerment programmes
  • Community extension programmes
  • Government ministries e.g. Ministry of gender, Public Health, Special Programmes
  • Water and sanitation programmes
  • Health
  • Resource mobilization and Management
  • Community intervention programmes

COMMUNITY RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND EXTENSION

Staffing
The department has fully qualified staff. The department currently has one Full professor, one Senior Lecturer, five Lecturers and three Tutorial Fellows. The competent department staff remains committed to ensuring that the department produces the best qualified graduates. In addition, from August 2015 to August 2016 the department will host a visiting Professor from the Northern Illinois University, USA.

Worth noting is that, the existing programmes and curriculum are currently under review to focus on the current  developments in the national and international communities, meet the demands of the job market and to meet the needs of our students.
Mode of Study
The programmes in the department are currently been offered through Fulltime (Regular) and School based modes of Study.

Research
Currently the staff and students in the department are involved in conducting research on various community issues e.g  family and child studies, youth development &  empowerment, drug and substance abuse, HIV and AIDS, women and entrepreneurship, Gender based violence, community water and sanitation, reproductive health, Micro-finance ,Community Empowerment and Community outreach among others

Research Impact articles
The department is involved in a collaborative research with the department of Applied Human Science, University of Prince Edward Island in Canada. The research project entitled “An Evidence-based Approach to Enhancing Kenyan University Student Training and Preparation for Professional Practice" has been useful in informing the:- departmental curriculum review as well as contributed to the enhancement of the professional and research capacity of staff and graduate students in the department.

Recent Research, Innovation & Outreach Report
Journal Articles

  • Kieru, J.N., Ngige, L.W. & Ondigi, A.N. (2015). Factors associated with reproductive behavior of low income mothers in Kiandutu Slum, Thika Municipality, Kenya. Asian Social Science, Vol. 11, No. 24, pp 350-366. ISSN 1911-2017 (Print), ISSN 1911-2015 (Online). Full Text: PDF DOI:10.5539/ass.v11n24p350
  • Ndayala, P., Ondigi, A. & Ngige, L.W. (2015). Nature and extent of HIV self-disclosure by sero-positive adults in HIV support groups in Nairobi County, Kenya. Research on Humanities and social sciences, Vol 5, No. 16, pp 87-96, 2015. ISSN 2224-5766 (Paper), ISSN 2225-0484 (Online).
  • Wangombe, L.K. & Ngige, L.W. (2015). Assessing the relationship between pre-service training, work experience and job performance among hotel employees in four-and five-star hotels in Nairobi, Kenya. International Journal of Novel research in Marketing management and Economics, Vol. 2, Issue 3, pp. 68-80, 2015.  ISSN 2394-7322.

Research, Innovation & Outreach Publications Report In Peer Reviewed Journals

  • Kieru, J.N., Ngige, L.W. & Ondigi, A.N. (2015). Factors associated with reproductive behavior of low income mothers in Kiandutu Slum, Thika Municipality, Kenya. Asian Social Science, Vol. 11, No. 24, pp 350-366. ISSN 1911-2017 (Print), ISSN 1911-2015 (Online). Full Text: PDF DOI:10.5539/ass.v11n24p350
  • Ndayala, P., Ondigi, A. & Ngige, L.W. (2015). Nature and extent of HIV self-disclosure by sero-positive adults in HIV support groups in Nairobi County, Kenya. Research on Humanities and social sciences, Vol 5, No. 16, pp 87-96, 2015. ISSN 2224-5766 (Paper), ISSN 2225-0484 (Online).
  • Wangombe, L.K. & Ngige, L.W. (2015). Assessing the relationship between pre-service training, work experience and job performance among hotel employees in four-and five-star hotels in Nairobi, Kenya. International Journal of Novel research in Marketing management and Economics, Vol. 2, Issue 3, pp. 68-80, 2015.  ISSN 2394-7322.
  • Kathuri-Ogola, L., VanLeeuwen, C., Kabaria-Muriithi, J., & Weeks, L. E. Kieru, J., Ndayala, P. (2015). Supervision challenges encountered during Kenyan university students’ practicum attachment. Journal of Education and Practice, 6(17), 111-117.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND EXTENSION SERVICE DELIVERY CHARTER

We are committed to Courtesy and Excellence in Service Delivery

SERVICES RENDERED

REQUIREMENTS

CHARGES

TIME-LINE

Unit Registration

Duly Filled Units registration form

Financial Clearance

Free

Immediate

Teaching

Course outline

Free

First day of teaching as per class timetable

Examinations Result Queries

Duly filled missing marks form

Students profile

Student ID Card

Free

7 days

Processing post graduate proposal for departmental presentation

4 copies of proposal Signed by the student and the supervisors

Nil fee balance statement signed by student finance officer

Free

14 days

Processing post graduate proposal and thesis to the Dean of school

4 copies of proposal/thesis Signed by the student and the supervisors

Nil fee balance statement signed by student finance officer

A copy of the minutes of Departmental presentation

Free

2 days

Recommendation/Introductory letters

Request letter

Students ID

Free

2 days

Processing CAT/Assignment Marks

Duly completed missing marks form

CAT or required paper/task

Free

2 weeks from date of submission

Childcare

(3 to 6 years)

Admission fee

Fee Payment

Progress Report

Ksh. 500

Ksh. 8,000

Free

Day 1 of admission

Within the first 6 weeks of opening

Per Term

Baby Day Care

(3-36 months)

Fee for half day baby care

Fee for full day baby care

Daily Report

Kshs.250

Kshs.400

Free

For a period less than 5 hours

For a period more than 5 hours

At pick up

In case of complaints or compliments regarding the services offered please contact:

The Chairman, Department of Community Resource Management

Tel. +254 (020) 8710901 – 19/8712722 ext- 4128/4129

Kenyatta University, P.O. Box 43844, Nairobi

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What the student/graduates say…..

 









Belinda Muya BSc. CRM graduate – Class of 2011
“The BSC. Community Resource Management program presented me with a unique platform to nature my passion for socio-economic development, explore my ideas, and equipped me with the aggregate knowledge essential to a career as a competent development professional. Flexibility and diversity are what make this programme Unparalleled.  While I attained a high level of specialization in my fields of choice, the unique course options also allowed me to explore other diverse subjects such as public health and sociology that expanded my knowledgebase, opened new opportunities and added value to my career”
testimony
Laurence Mugo,Assistant team Leader, Kenya Red Cross
 “Community Resource Management & Extension department offers a rare uniqueness. The course has diversity in units offered thus producing graduates who are well oriented to match the Human Resource needs of present day job market. I say this since as a CRM graduate, one is well equipped with knowledge and skills to empower communities to utilize the available resources well thus ensuring the sustainability.
In my view, a CRM graduate can comfortably work in any field be it private, NGO or Government institution since the goal is common- Community resource management.
The department has well qualified staff and their practical approach to the course helps to equip us enabling us to start our `internship' while still in class through the term papers and projects. I would recommend CRM to any graduate wishing to join university with a passion of working with communities’’.




 
 


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