Distance Education

Campus distance education program development guidelines must follow the framework provided by the UNC System office and the Board of Governors. The Policies for Distance Education Programs and supporting appendices can be found at the UNC System Office (UNC-SO) Academic Planning web site.

Before proposals are submitted to UNC-SO, the campus must thoroughly engage in discussion and feedback sessions surrounding the degree changes. The Graduate School helps facilitate the program development process for distance education graduate degrees.

The documents above apply when proposals are created for offering existing graduate degree programs off-campus. In cases where a new academic degree program is being proposed, the regular Academic Program Development Procedures will also be followed.

Prior to beginning any formal planning, academic programs should consult with The Graduate School to discuss the proper procedures and documentation necessary for a successful academic planning process. Please contact the Associate Dean for Academics for further information.