A University Moves to Require Distance Courses

Fairleigh Dickinson University has taken the unusual step of requiring that all undergraduates complete at least one distance-learning course annually.

While thousands of students take online courses each year, Fairleigh Dickinson, which has two campuses in New Jersey, may be the first university to require that all resident undergraduates do so. The requirement goes into effect next year.

Fairleigh Dickinson's president, J. Michael Adams, said the