Building on its 30 years of providing academic programs for adults in South Carolina, Southern Wesleyan University has opened a new division, SWU Online, to expand its reach into new markets. SWU Online is just a few months old but doing very well.
Vice Provost for Online Learning Dr. Lynn Brown-Bulloch leads the division. Brown-Bulloch has served as associate dean and director of graduate studies for the SWU School of Business.
“We’ve had an online presence, but we decided to close our satellite office and pull back from hybrid model and do a full, online program,” said Brown-Bulloch. SWU is currently assessing the user-friendliness of its program, how student-focused it is and looking to create a “more organic, high-touch feel by focusing on developing the SWU online student experience. Bulloch said SWU is “rebuilding online programs from the ground up,” with goals to increase student satisfaction, program completion, job placement and more interest in the program.
Because of the online program, Amy Hand is able to pursue a graduate degree. A married, full-time working mom to both a college student and a toddler, Hand is juggling many responsibilities.
“The online setup allows me to select times that are ideal for me, my family and my job,” said Hand. “There are many reasons that I am thankful for this opportunity, but more than anything I am grateful that I am able to continue my education now, instead of having to put it off until life is less demanding—or possibly altogether.”
Hand is just one of 620 students enrolled in SWU Online. Click here for more information.