2+2 via Distance Education
Indiana University is implementing "Degree Link," a new 2+2 transfer articulation program that provides community-based bachelor degree-completion opportunities to those who have completed associate degrees at two-year partner institutions. This paper addresses the challenges faced in developing and delivering support services from the "base" campus, such as advising, financial aid, bookstore, computing, library, faculty office hours, and others. A variety of options will be used to provide these services, including on-site staff in select locations, cooperative use of facilities of other institutions, and a range of media and technologies. The paper also presents planning and preliminary implementation information.