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POLICIES Distance Education Programs and Courses Auburn University

  • I.

    PURPOSE, MISSION, AND INSTITUTIONAL ACCOMMODATION

    • A.

      Purpose

      • 1.

        Access to Auburn Educational Services: Distance education programs

and courses at Auburn University are intended to provide convenient access to the educational resources of the university to the citizens of the state of Alabama and to others around the globe who have a need for Auburn expertise.

    • 2.

      Enhancement of Campus Resources: Distance education can also provide a mechanism for traditional, campus-based students to access additional educational opportunities as an adjunct to their regular residential studies.

  • B.

    Mission

    • 1.

      Statewide Responsibility: Auburn University's Land Grant mission sets the context for the use of distance education methodologies in addressing institutional goals for Outreach. The application of these methodologies is appropriate to create an enlightened and liberally educated citizenship, to provide professional development opportunities, to enhance the global competitiveness of business and industry, to inform public policy development and enhance the effectiveness of public institutions, to foster economic development, to provide convenient access to educational programs, and to accommodate regional disparities in educational services.

  • C.

    Institutional Accommodation

  • 1.

    Policy Context: Unless otherwise provided, all Board and university policies, standards, and guidelines for on- and off-campus instruction apply to distance education

  • 2.

    Campus-Wide Involvement: All academic units of the University shall have an opportunity to participate in providing distance education programs and shall be encouraged to provide distance education wherever there is a need.

3.

Institutional Adjustment for Non-Traditional Students: Programmatic and administrative procedures should be developed to accommodate populations that cannot easily access traditional campus-based study at Auburn due to constraints of time, distance, disability, and personal and professional issues.

To be in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, all programs, services, and activities offered by Auburn University must be accessible to and usable by persons with documented disabilities who have met the technical and academic standards for admission. (Consult the Distance Education Program Rehabilitation Act/ADA Guidelines document available in the Program for Students with Disabilities Office or the Distance Learning Office.)

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