Academic Outreach, Continuing and Distance Education supports the mission of the university by providing an overall suite of services that allow academic units to concentrate on the core mission of teaching, research and service. This integrated support structure has allowed tradition academic departments to extend their reach beyond the campus boundaries and partner with other universities, the community colleges in the region, PK-12 schools, military, business, industry and international partners.
The structure aligns itself with ECU’s strategic directions and operational objectives. This design allows for a targeted focused initiative in each of these critical University programs while maintaining a cost effective centralized and integrated set of administrative and support services. The Office has developed the experience and expertise to provide consulting and support with a full spectrum of services that encompass marketing, program development, student services, academic, administrative, and fiscal management.