Faculty Union Opposes Undergraduate Degrees Earned Entirely Through Distance Learning

The American Federation of Teachers passed a resolution last week that opposes undergraduate degrees that are earned entirely online. The union also called for faculty members to maintain control of Web-based courses.

The resolution, passed during the group's biennial convention here, lists 14 standards for a quality distance-education program.

Passed without objection, the resolution states that an undergraduate degree earned entirely from a distance is not of the same quality