July 11, 2011
Contact: Tom Tozer, 615-898-2919
MTSU’s Adult Degree Completion Program receives ‘distinguished program’ award
MTSU’s Adult Degree Completion Program received the Distinguished Program Award: Credit at the recent Association for Continuing Higher Education South Regional Conference held in San Antonio, Texas.
Lance Ikard, director of the University College’s Prior Learning Assessment Program, Academic Outreach, accepted the award for MTSU. The award was one of four presented during the event, including the Distinguished Program Award: Non-Credit to the University of West Florida, the Mini-Grant Award to the University of Kentucky and the Continuing Education Leadership Award, which was shared by the University of Georgia and the Florida Institute of Technology.
MTSU’s Adult Degree Completion Program minimizes the time needed for an adult to finish college by making use of College Level Examination Program credits, challenge exams and a portfolio process. MTSU ADCP students may take classes online, in the classroom or a combination of methods.
In the first four years of ADCP, 411 students have graduated and more than 200 students have participated in the Prior Learning Assessment component. Eighty percent have graduated or are currently enrolled, officials said.
Founded in 1911, Middle Tennessee State University is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution located in Murfreesboro and is the state’s largest public undergraduate institution. In September 2011, MTSU will celebrate its 100th year anniversary with special events and activities throughout the year—kicked off by a Blue-Tie Centennial Gala on Friday, Sept. 9.