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What Is The Electronic Campus?

About the Electronic Campus

About the Regional Mentor™ System

About Student Access Programs and Services (SAPS)

About Sloan Semester

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About the Electronic Campus

SREB's Electronic Campus was launched in January, 1998 as an "electronic marketplace" of online courses and programs from the South's colleges and universities. The Electronic Campus was designed to provide learning opportunities from accredited colleges and universities that offered courses and programs that exceed SREB's Principles of Good Practice. By doing this, learners could be assured of the quality and integrity of the courses and programs available in the Electronic Campus, that comparable information would be provided to help learners in making decisions that best met their needs, and that learners could quickly and easily search the large database of course and program offerings. Those qualities have been retained since 1998.

The expanded Electronic Campus is a student services web site representing the public and independent colleges and universities in the SREB states. The Electronic Campus is a comprehensive source for information about higher education opportunities in the South whether traditional campus study or e-learning. It is a gateway to e-learning opportunities and online services designed to meet the unique needs of adult learners wishing to start, continue, or complete their education. It provides a simpler, friendlier one-stop place for adults to learn about and understand educational opportunities, to select campuses and/or e-learning opportunities that best match their needs, and to apply online and enroll in courses or programs. In addition, the Electronic Campus is an online resource for traditional-aged students with links to planning for, exploring, and applying online to hundreds of colleges and universities.

About the Regional Mentor™ System

The Electronic Campus is the hub of a broader Regional Mentor™ System that extends to 11 of the 16 SREB states and to a larger national system of Mentor™ sites. Mentor™ sites are Internet-based, student-centered web sites that provide students and their families with a simpler and friendlier way to select a college, apply for admission, and finance their college education. The Regional Mentor™ System interconnects these state sites through the Electronic Campus, providing users of the system with seamless access to both state, regional and national services, campus tours, online applications, career development tools, financial assistance, and other services quickly and conveniently.

The Electronic Campus and all Mentor™ sites that are part of the Regional Mentor™ System are secured sites. Personal data entered by the user for acquiring an account and for use in any online application is not released to any third parties without the user's express consent and direction. As with other Mentor™ systems, the Electronic Campus and the services available through the system are provided free of charge. The student will only pay the standard admission application fee charged directly by the college or university if an admission application is submitted.

If you would like to know about your privacy rights on the Electronic Campus be sure to read the Electronic Campus privacy statement.

About Student Access Programs and Services (SAPS)

Student Access Programs and Services encompasses several programs that focus on increasing college access and graduation rates. The shared mission of these programs is simple: To help college students of all ages take courses and earn degrees — no matter where they live and work. It is your gateway to information about policy, programming and services supporting the South's "electronic marketplace" for online learning-SREB's Electronic Campus. The Academic Common Market enables college students from one SREB state to pursue uncommon degrees in another SREB state at in-state tuition rates. The Academic Common Market/Electronic Campus program combines the benefits of in-state tuition in the Academic Common Market with the convenience of online learning in the Electronic Campus. The Regional Contract Program gives students in SREB states the opportunity to earn a professional health degree from selected programs at public institutions — at in-state tuition rates — or pay reduced tuition at private institutions. The Nurse Educator Consortium (in cooperation with SREB's Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing) provides online courses to help graduate students in nursing prepare for a teaching career at colleges and universities. To support adult learning, SREB works with states to further outreach to adults who need to complete high school diplomas, GED credentials, and college degrees or career certificates. Current projects include the CALL initiative with the Louisiana Board of Regents, which has brought hundreds of adults students back to college to work toward completing their degrees. Through the Distance Learning Policy Laboratory, SREB assists states with distance learning projects and outreach to students. SREB also brings together states' education agencies to share ideas and marketing activities through the Go Alliance.

About Sloan Semester

The Sloan Consortium, an international association of colleges and universities committed to quality online education, offered students displaced by Hurricane Katrina an opportunity to continue their education at no cost. In collaboration with the Southern Regional Education Board and with a $1.1 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the special accelerated program provided a wide range of courses to serve the learning needs of students at the community college, university and graduate level, regardless of academic discipline. This was an innovative program designed as an academic bridge to allow students impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to continue their studies and return to their home institutions in January 2006. These courses were given by major universities and other Sloan Consortium members.

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