3.17 DIVISION OF ACADEMIC OUTREACH
More than ever before, students are
choosing distance education to pursue their college degrees. The
Division of Academic Outreach strives to facilitate University
degree programs to adult learners who are limited by time,
geography, work schedules, or personal obligations. Students may
choose from formats that will fit their schedules and learning
styles such as online, interactive video conferencing, evening and
weekend classes, or online video-streamed classes. All degrees are
conferred by the appropriate academic college.
For more information on these
programs, write to The University of Alabama, College of Continuing
Studies, Division of Academic Outreach, Box 870388, Tuscaloosa, AL
35487-0388. You may also call 205-348-0089 or toll free
800-467-0227, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Bama by
Academic Outreach delivers courses over the Internet directly to the
student’s computer online. Students are instructed through a secured
Internet site, and where they interact with their professors and
other students online. complete lessons. Online courses accommodate
the educational needs of individuals who have access to and
experience with a computer and the Internet.
Academic Outreach delivers undergraduate and graduate courses via
online video streaming to students who cannot attend classes on
campus. Lectures are recorded as they occur and streamed via the
Internet the same day. Students who do not have high speed internet
access are given the option to receive DVD recordings of the
lectures. Students complete the same course requirements as
on-campus students and take proctored exams at convenient sites.
The Intercampus Interactive Telecommunication System (IITS) is a
network of conference rooms connected to a statewide
videoconferencing network. Approximately 30 sites throughout Alabama
are equipped with cameras, monitors, and other devices that allow
teachers and students to interact as if they were in the same room.
Presenters use traditional visuals, such as PowerPoint
presentations, overheads, and videotape/DVD as well as digital
options unique to IITS.
Designed to meet the needs of both part-time and full-time students,
Weekend College offers a number of courses in the fall, spring, and
summer on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings and afternoons.
Scheduling weekend classes is especially convenient for part-time
students who would like to pursue academic studies while working.
Gadsden Education and Research
Established in 1946, The University of Alabama’s Gadsden Education
and Research Center is an off-campus program serving residents of
northeast Alabama. The center offers graduate coursework for credit,
noncredit programs for professional development, and test services
as well as serves as a liaison to the University’s main campus.
Currently, the center offers more than 25 complete graduate degree
or certification programs in education, including master’s degrees,
educational specialist’s degrees, and class A and class AA
certification programs. Graduate-level courses in library studies
are also available in Gadsden. For more information please call
256-546-2886 or toll free 888-223-4131, or visit our Gadsden Center
The Evening Program offers classes at times convenient for working
adults. Students unable to continue their education in the
traditional format (day classes) may take courses offered after 5:00
pm Monday through Friday. Courses are offered at both the
undergraduate and graduate level in various subject areas.
Adult Student Services
The Division of Academic Outreach provides a University-wide point
of entry for adult students returning to campus or entering the
University for the first time. The division provides the services
listed below to meet the particular needs of adult students. Through
Academic Outreach students can:
• initiate the admission process
• receive assistance with applying for financial aid and adult
• be referred to appropriate offices at the University for
additional assistance with individual needs
• receive assistance with academic advising and schedule building
For more information call Academic Outreach Student Services toll
free at 800-467-0227 or 205-348-0089, or visit the Bama by Distance
Required Disclosure Statements
Distance education programs are exempt from authorization
requirements in the state of Alaska under AS 14.48
The University of Alabama is not under the purview of the California
Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education.
District of Columbia
Education Licensure Commission of the Office of the State
Superintendent of Education in Washington, D.C. granted The
University of Alabama required conditional exemption to offer its
programs to residents of the District.
The University of Alabama is authorized under the Nonpublic
Postsecondary Education Institutions Act of 1990
This institution is authorized by: The Indiana Board for Proprietary
Education, 101 W. Ohio St., Ste 670, Indianapolis, IN, 46204-1984
The University of Alabama is currently licensed by the Board of
Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licensed institutions have met
minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure
does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of
credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any
professional agency or organization.
The University of Alabama is registered as a private institution
with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections
136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the
institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to
all other institutions.
The University of Alabama is licensed to provide experiential
training in Nevada.
The University of Alabama is in compliance with OAR 583-030-0035(18)
for Oregon residents’ tuition refund policy. The refund policy for
Oregon students is as follows:
15 week term
Week 1 = 100% refund less $30 withdrawal fee
Weeks 2-4 = 75% refund
Weeks 5-8 = 50% refund
Weeks 9-15 = no refund
9 week term
Week 1 = 100% refund less $30 withdrawal fee
Weeks 2-5 = 50% refund
Weeks 6-9 = no refund
The University of Alabama is authorized by the Texas Higher
Education Coordinating Board and is not regulated in Texas under
Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code.
The University of Alabama is authorized by the Washington Student
Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum
educational standards established for degree granting institutions
under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is
subject to periodic review and authorizes The University of Alabama
to offer field placement components for specific degree programs.
The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized
programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an
endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any
person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the
applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact
the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.
For more information, students may contact