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USC Upstate currently offers a growing number of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels through distance learning. The Office of Distance Education at USC Upstate provides academic and administrative support for all forms of distance education including regulatory oversight, accreditation and accessibility compliance, faculty improvement and course quality review. USC Upstate is committed to providing quality instruction and course content to students regardless of geographical location or course content delivery format.

    The diverse student population includes increasing numbers of adult, professional "non-traditional" learners seeking to further their education through convenient programs that match busy work schedules and family time commitments. Our faculty are trained in advanced methods of online instruction and prepare courses and programs to make the best possible use of these convenient modes of course delivery.

    The purpose of distance education at USC Upstate is to achieve academic excellence by offering existing programs and courses using online and distance delivery methods. It seeks to provide a high quality student experience by expanding the times and places of program offerings and embracing technological innovation. Through partnerships with other educational institutions, businesses, industries and both community and public agencies, USC Upstate will create learning opportunities as they are needed. The institution will show operational stewardship by providing these essential services efficiently.

    • To maintain the high quality of existing academic programs delivered through distance education as defined by appropriate accrediting agencies
    • To comply with the SREB Principles of Good Practice for distance education
    • To ensure the technology used is appropriate to the nature and objectives of the programs

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      Dr. David S. McCurry


      USC Upstate

      223 Stockwell Administration Building
      800 University Way
      Spartanburg, SC 29303

      Greenville Campus
      615 University Center Greenville
      Greenville, SC 29607

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