Demoulin, Donald F.
September 2005
Education;Fall2005, Vol. 126 Issue 1, p55
Academic Journal
Tennessee Board of Regents' colleges, universities, and technology centers joined together in the fall of 2001 to offer the Regents Online Degree Programs (RODP) whereby students may access their courses online 24 x 7. All twenty-seven technology centers in Tennessee (TTCs) deliver and award the following technical certificates: Computer Operator Certificate; Information Processing Technician Certificate; Computer Operation Diploma; Detail Drafter Certificate; Drafting and CAD Technician Certificate; CAD Technician Certificate] and all thirteen two-year community colleges deliver and award the noted associate degrees: Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Science (A.S.); Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Professional Studies - Information Technology and Early Childhood Education, and all six TBR universities deliver and award the baccalaureate degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies and Professional Studies with concentrations in Information Technology and Organizational Leadership and master degrees in Education (M.Ed.) and Nursing (MSN). This article focuses on a discussion with Dr. Robbie Melton, Associate Vice Chancellor, who discusses the success story of the Regents On-line Degree Program in Tennessee from implementation to its current status as one of the fastest growing and profitable on-line education programs in the country and rated in the top three in the nation.


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