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SPSU Online Learning

Southern Polytechnic State University's online program and course offerings are administered by the same governance and review processes as the on-campus programs and course offerings. The Strategic Initiatives and Online Learning Unit supports online programs via providing strategic planning, assessment, data analysis and tracking, research and design, as well as coordination with service providers to provide a quality learning environment for SPSU students.

Each academic department has identified a departmental contact for their online degree and certificate programs. A list of the online degrees and certificates offered, along with contact information, is available on the online degrees and certificate contacts page.

Planning and Assessment

Southern Polytechnic State University's academic departments include online programs and courses as part of their planning and assessment activities. The SPSU Distance Learning Task Force meets regularly during fall and spring semesters to discuss online learning initiatives and issues that impact academic programs and departments throughout the institution.

Online Learning Data and Surveys

The Strategic Initiatives and Online Learning Unit works with the Planning, Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness Office to provide data regarding online learning activities at SPSU.

SPSU Distance Learning Strategic Plan

In the fall of 2010 a strategic planning process was initiated with the purpose of planning the next 5 years of distance education at SPSU. The 2010-2015 SPSU Distance Learning Strategic Plan was endorsed by the Distance Learning Task Force and was endorsed by the Faculty Senate on April 14th, 2011.


Southern Polytechnic State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges of Schools (SACS). Individual programs may have additional accreditation. For more information visit the SPSU Planning and Assessment website for more information

Consumer Complaints

If you need help and are not sure who to contact, you may want to visit our Student Consumer Information page for more information regarding problem resolution.

Higher Education Reauthorization Act and State Authorization for Distance Education

We are currently reviewing the implications of new federal and state regulations regarding state authorization for Distance Education. Based on a review of these regulations, costs and program continuation might be affected in the future.

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