Distance Education

The development of online programming is considered a “substantive change” that must be approved by the NEASC Commission (see policy statement on Substantive Changes).Programs with 50% or more of the courses offered online require the University to develop a report for the Commission outlining its planning and capacity to deliver online programming (see the Commission’s Policy on the Review of Electronically Offered Degree and Certificate Programs). The report must clearly indicate how the program meets the Standards for Accreditation and relevant Commission policies.

The Commission has recently approved two online graduate certificate programs in the Department of Computer Science and Statistics: Digital Forensics and Cyber Security. The report submitted to the Commission is linked here, as well as the Commission’s positive response to our report verifying that these two certificate programs meet the Standards for Accreditation.

Report on the Establishment of Academic Programming Offered Through Distance Education

Response to the Report on the Establishment of Academic Programming Offered Through Distance Education