Trustees discuss Global Campus, new online degree program

September 25, 2006

“The time has come to write a next major chapter in the development of the University of Illinois,” President B. Joseph White told the UI Board of Trustees at its Sept. 7 meeting in Urbana. White proposed doing that by implementing an extensive online degree program, tentatively known as the Global Campus. White and Chester Gardner, special assistant to the president for the Global Campus, outlined the initiative, which would offer degree programs primarily over the Web to qualified students.

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