Thursday, July 15, 2010
UC to develop online undergraduate degree program
Published Thursday, Jul. 15, 2010, Sacramento Bee
SAN FRANCISCO -- University of California regents have agreed to develop an Internet-based undergraduate degree program that will save money and expand access to tuition-paying students.
Regent Sherry Lansing told regents at Wednesday's meeting in San Francisco that the leading-edge online program gives the university system an opportunity to show everyone else how to do it.
Regents Chairman Russell Gould says it's one of the ways UC might thrive in an era of shrinking financial support from the state.
An estimated $6 million in private donations is planned so faculty can begin designing dozens of online classes this fall in UC's most crowded courses, including calculus, chemistry, physics and freshman composition.
UC already has 1,250 courses online.
Note: A more complete version of this story can be found at: