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Online Learning • 888-495-8932 • 270-745-5173 • learn.online@wku.edu • www.wku.edu/online Independent Learning • 800-535-5926 • 270-745-4159 • il@wku.edu • www.wku.edu/il WKU online programs earn national ranking from U.S. News & World Report In its first-ever ranking of the best online degree programs, U.S. News & World Report has named WKU among the Top 10 schools nationwide in the category of Student Services and Technology for online bachelor degrees. WKU was also named among the top 15 online graduate degree programs in the category of Student Services and Technology – Education, the top 25 online graduate degree programs in the area of Faculty Credentials and Training – Education and in the top 12 public universities – South Region. Other WKU programs were consistently ranked among the top 100 schools in the nation in the following areas: Online Business Graduate Degree ¬– Student Services & Technology, Online Business Graduate Degree – Faculty Credentials & Training and Online Education Graduate Degree – Faculty Credentials & Training. U.S. News defines online programs as those with 80 percent or more required coursework available online. The ranking was released on Jan. 10 and included online bachelor’s degree programs combining data from all undergraduate level disciplines. U.S. News also ranked five disciplines at the master’s degree level: business, computer information technology, education, engineering and nursing. Within each graduate degree program there are four indicator rankings: Student Engagement and Accreditation, Student Services & Technology, Faculty Credentials & Training and Admissions Selectivity. Within the undergraduate ranking, there are three indicator rankings: Student Engagement & Assessment, Student Services & Technology and Faculty Credentials & Training. For information about online degree programs at WKU, contact the Office of Academic Outreach at (270) 745-3067. The methodology used in these rankings can be found online.

New Virtual Student Resource Center Online Learning is proud to announce the latest addition to online student support services – the Virtual Student Resource Center (SRC). The Student Resource Center provides a centralized location where distance learners can access the support they need anywhere, anytime! Resources include library services and research assistance, an Online Writing Center, Online Tutoring, Career Services, organizational tools, time management tips, note taking strategies, social networking opportunities and much more – all easily accessible by visiting www.wku.edu/online/src. There is also an Online Community for Distance Learners, designed to help students stay connected to WKU and stay informed of changes and deadlines without being on campus. If you would like to become part of the community email us with your student ID at learn.online@wku.edu. We are here to help you succeed!

Inside This Issue U.S. News & World Report Rankings..................... Page 1 New Virtual Student Resource Center................... Page 1 Adventures of the Red Towel................................ Page 2 New Online Elementary Math Endorsement........ Page 3 Watch your Mailbox!............................................ Page 3 Health Services Info............................................. Page 3 New Year, New Priorities?..................................... Page 4 Other Points of Interest........................................ Page 4 Links to Distance Learning Social Media............... Page 4 Online Community for Distance Learners............. Page 5 Coming Soon........................................................ Page 5 Departments for Online Students......................... Page 6

Going the Distance - Winter 2012 Edition  
Going the Distance - Winter 2012 Edition  

The eNewsletter of WKU Distance Learning

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