Go back

APSU participates in accelerated online ‘Sloan Semester' for displaced students

APSU is part of a consortium of leading universities offering online courses for students displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

The consortium will provide about 10,000 students with a free semester of higher education, funded by $1.1 million from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The Sloan Consortium is an international association of colleges and universities committed to quality online education.
APSU is part of a consortium of leading universities offering online courses for students displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

The consortium will provide about 10,000 students with a free semester of higher education, funded by $1.1 million from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The Sloan Consortium is an international association of colleges and universities committed to quality online education.

Dr. Stan Groppel, APSU dean of extended and distance education, received an e-mail Friday, Sept. 16, 2005, from Burks Oakley, Sloan Semester Steering Committee co-chair, announcing that the Sloan Semestera special, eight-week accelerated program“went live last night” with 1,000 courses in the database.

Now listed in the e-catalog for the Sloan Semester, APSU is offering 10 of those coursesmore than any other public university in Tennessee, as of Sept. 16with plans to add five more as soon as permitted.

The Sloan Semesterwhich begins Oct. 11will provide a wide range of courses to serve the learning needs of students at the community college, university and graduate level, regardless of academic discipline.

Students interested in finding out more about the program and the free courses can contact Groppel by telephone at (931) 221-6128 or by e-mail at groppels@apsu.edu, or they can go to www.sloansemester.org on the Internet. —Dennie B. Burke