Kentucky Virtual Campus

Criteria for Offering Programs and Courses via the KYVC

Diploma, Certificate, Degree Program Criteria

The institution must be approved by the KYVC CEO to participate in the KYVC. The provider will then submit the "Degree Program Information" required for participation, including the program contact office, individual contact, and contact information. At least 75 percent of the didactic portion of the program must be offered at a distance.

Providers will review the programs based on the four- to six-year academic review cycles of the provider. Provider courses offered through the KYVC must count toward the residency requirement of the provider. The KYVC Provider must ensure reasonable access for the distance student to:

  • financial aid,
  • library services,
  • computer services,
  • student services, and
  • ADA services

Course Criteria

The institution must be approved by the KYVC CEO to participate in the KYVC. The provider will then submit the "Course Information" required for participation. A course is approved for a calendar year (in which it may be offered multiple times).

Courses will be evaluated using the evaluation processes of the Provider Institution. The faculty will adhere to the KYVC Course Development Guidelines under the advisement of the KYVC Coordinator of that Provider Institution. The KYVC Coordinator oversees how their school or agency is portrayed on the KYVC, including the management of the course catalog display, as well as whether the course adheres to the KYVC Principles of Good Practice. In addition, they coordinate KYVC-related activies within their respective institutions, such as:

  • disseminating KYVC information,
  • soliciting new courses and programs,
  • overseeing the processing of student applications and registrations,
  • seeking funds to develop new courses and programs, and
  • providing overall support of training and technical assistance to faculty and staff.

If you have further questions about the KYVC experience, contact the coordinator for the school offering your course or degree.


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