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Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Abstract

Updated October 2013

The University System of Georgia and one of its institutions, Columbus State University, are designing a new Bachelor of Arts degree program in Communication with a Civic Leadership concentration to begin Fall 2013. The program is delivered 90% online and punctuated at key risk points with in-person credit-bearing service-learning experiences. Students earn a certificate credential within the first year, an associate’s degree before the end of year two, and a bachelor’s degree upon completion.

The two-page grantee profiles from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) provide factual information about the secondary school and postsecondary degree program designs awarded grants under NGLC's third wave of funding, which focused on two areas, "Breakthrough Models for College Readiness" and "Breakthrough Models for College Completion." Each profile describes what makes each model "breakthrough" and offers important information about the instructional and financial models, student demographics, hardware and software choices, and contact info. These profiles serve to illustrate the innovations of these new blended and online models, with practical details of interest to those starting a new school or degree program.

NGLC accelerates educational innovation through applied technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States. To learn more about NGLC and the grantees it supports, visit nextgenlearning.org.

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