The mission of Distance Education at Austin Peay State University is to empower faculty and students to effectively employ emerging technologies and research based teaching practices to facilitate greater access to high quality and flexible higher education pathways.
Cultivate and Inspire Innovative Teaching and Learning in Distance Education Through Effective Implementation of Emerging Technologies and Research Based Teaching Practices.
Family obligations, work commitments, gas prices – there are countless reasons why online learning could be a smart option for you. Whether you start your journey at Austin Peay State University online initially, take an assortment of online and on ground courses, or move to fully online over time, the department of Distance Education will be here to support you.
Austin Peay State University’s online courses offer an interactive approach to education combined with a user-friendly online platform. Even if you've never taken an online class before, you will find our online format easy to learn, navigate, and manage! Online students access D2L (https://elearn.apsu.edu/) and engage with instructors and classmates online in an interactive format. It is important to know that online courses are not self-paced; courses begin and end on specific dates and class work has assigned deadlines. Advising, library services, student support, and other forms of student assistance are available to online students.
APSU participates in the TN eCampus consortium which provides comprehensive educational programs and courses through a coordinated network of Tennessee Board of Regents colleges, universities, and colleges of applied technology. Courses taken through the TN eCampus consortium are online and completely transferable among the participating institutions which are all fully accredited. In order to graduate from APSU when participating in the TN eCampus consortium, graduate students must complete one-third (1/3) of their graduate program in residency where the required number of residency hours are earned in courses taught by APSU faculty. Undergraduate students must complete one-fourth (1/4) of their undergraduate program in residency where required number of residency hours are earned in courses taught by APSU faculty.
Students must satisfy the residency requirement for Austin Peay State University prior to enrolling in a TN eCampus course. Students requesting enrollment in a TN eCampus course must meet with an academic advisor and their department chair to discuss course options. The department chair will initiate the TN eCampus Course Request Form if the Austin Peay State University residency requirement has been met. The TN eCampus Course Request form must be approved by the Distance Education director and the Registrar before registration authorization can be granted.