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Services We Offer


Distance Education:

East Carolina University offers more online degree programs and enrolls more online students than any other institution in North Carolina. If you are interested in planning a program for online or distance delivery, we can help you with the paperwork necessary to get it approved at the UNC system level. We also have student services representatives that work with both potential and currently enrolled online students. For more information, contact Jennifer Baysden at baysdenj@ecu.edu

Continuing Studies can also help you market your distance education program. Each semester, we do a wide variety of general advertising meant to raise awareness of all distance education programs at ECU.


We maintain the "options" website – www.options.ecu.edu – which is the front door for many prospective online students. We can also help you design and distribute individualized marketing pieces for your particular program.


Summer School:

The Summer School at East Carolina University is an integral part of the academic year and is the equivalent of any one of the two semesters in respect to courses, their credit value, and the quality of instruction given. The university offers three schedules of summer classes: two five week terms and one eleven week session. The Office of Continuing Studies administers Summer School payroll and issues contracts to faculty teaching in the Summer. For more information, contact Bonnie Cowan at cowanb@ecu.edu.


Summer Study Abroad:

Each year, dozens of ECU faculty lead study programs to a wide variety of different destinations. Summer Study Abroad programs are administered through Continuing Studies. We help set up and then manage all of the Summer Study Abroad budgets. We also administer all of the "paperwork" on the programs in an effort to allow the faculty to focus fully on the academic facet of the programs. Continuing Studies can also help you market your Summer Study Abroad program. You can visit the Summer Study Abroad website at www.ecu.edu/summerabroad for more information.


Continuing & Professional Education:

The Continuing Professional Education section of the Office offers, among others, these major services: program design, development, and delivery; budget development; program website development and marketing; registration and fee collection; arrangements with speakers, hotels, and transportation agencies; multimedia and technology requirements; approval of continuing education units (CEUs) and issuing CEU certificates to interested participants; accounting, financial reporting, and recordkeeping; program evaluation; and program coordination. For more information, contact Jeffery Alejandro at alejandroj@ecu.edu.


Military Outreach:

East Carolina University has helped military men and women and their dependents earn an education for decades. Over the past several years, ECU has formed partnerships with many of the area military bases to expand outreach to the military community. ECU has offices at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, and also  holds office hours at a number of other bases around the region. For more information, you can visit our military outreach page at www.militaryoutreach.ecu.edu or contact Jeff Netznik at netznikj@ecu.edu.



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