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Does the University plan to offer degrees online?

The University currently offers courses online; however, we do not presently offer an online degree. To that end, we have dedicated a full time staff position to coordinate our online platform and work directly with faculty offering online courses. One of the recommendations emerging from the Comprehensive Academic Review which was conducted in 2011-2012 was the establishment of a completely online degree in Criminal Justice. This online degree offering would require the development of a prospectus to be submitted for approval to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the accrediting body for the University. Discussions are currently underway in the Council of Deans to determine the associated costs, technology infrastructure requirements, training requirements for faculty and support staff and student interest.

This answer was posted on: 6/10/2013 10:14 pm