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About Distance Education

Purpose

The purpose of distance education at USC Upstate is to offer 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.

Goals

  • 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

About the Director

David McCurry HeadshotDr. David S. McCurry has worked internationally and in the U.S. for over 35 years in the fields of information and communications technology in education, distance learning, media in education, textbook design and production, extension communications, curriculum and materials development, teacher education and faculty development. He has published in the areas of technology and society, technology in teacher education and African educational research. His professional experience includes 18 years working in African educational development as a Peace Corps Volunteer Leader, U.S. Information Agency/Fulbright Lecturer and Senior Consultant and Interim Chief of Party for USAID and the Institute for International Research (now AIR). He spent eight years as a professor of education in the U.S., achieving tenure and associate professor rank while directing Master of Education programs and electronic portfolio assessment in addition to regular teaching, research and advising duties before moving to South Carolina and launching Jacaranda Educational Development with his wife, Dr. Bonnie B. Mullinix. Dr. McCurry has worked previously for Converse College as the director of distance education and is now the director of distance education at USC Upstate.

Contact Us

Director

Dr. David S. McCurry

864-503-5509

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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