In response to the changing demands of students and an influx of adult learners, UT is changing some of its ways of delivering education.
The Kingsport Center for Higher Education is one example where the internet and off-campus educational centers are helping meet the needs of today’s students. In the Kingsport Center, UT has partnered with the city of Kingsport and four other East Tennessee colleges and universities to extend its reach through web-delivered degree and certificate programs.
The Kingsport Center provides computers, study areas, and a UT staff liaison to support students enrolled in UT programs. Since the center opened in August 2009, more than 70 students from northeast Tennessee have enrolled in UT’s online programs. Each of the university’s five campuses offers online degrees and professional certificates in such disciplines as engineering, nursing, education, dental hygiene, and agriculture.
Residence halls and lecture halls are still part of many students’ college experiences, but for others, a nontraditional option is more practical.
To hear about their experiences, visit www.tennessee.edu/system/ut_online. The site also features a list of UT’s more than 40 online offerings and off-campus centers.