The AC-EDU is a private, proprietary, degree-granting learning
community of faculty, students, staff, and graduates aligned in five member institutions
We offer a non-traditional, distance education system using the
most current technology to deliver personal, individualized instruction.
We serve members of the national security community and other
scholars in the public and private sectors who seek a rigorous program of higher education
that is responsive to their individual needs.
We focus on motivated first-time, continuing, and returning adult
learners and working professionals who seek self-directed professional growth and personal
development in a way that accommodates and enhances their other commitments to life and
Our purpose is to employ the most highly qualified educators and
professionals in order to produce graduates who are: technically and academically skilled,
intellectually evolved, ethically grounded, responsible, committed to serving others, and
dedicated to personal and professional growth.
OUR VALUES AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES
We are devoted to serving all people who share a commitment to the
ideals of service to others, personal accountability, and life long learning. We are committed
to the fair and just treatment of our students, employees, and all who interact and
communicate with us. We are dedicated to the guaranteed freedom of our students and
employees to seek information, practice freedom of expression without concern of reprisal,
and access information about the university system and any of its member institutions. We strive
to support each learner in a way that is both efficient and effective.
Through a unique blend of universally accessible distance-learning
technologies and student-centered teaching techniques, we are able to intellectually
challenge each individual while minimizing the distance between professor and student. We
continuously review, evaluate, and update our operational procedures and academic programs
in order to improve our administrative and teaching methods, as well as our student satisfaction and success. We seek and act upon student, faculty, and employee
feedback in order to revise our systems and practices so that we remain an engaged
partner-for-learning with business, industry, labor, government, and community in a
diverse and dynamic world.
We will continue to experiment with new approaches to higher education
delivered at a distance that are consistent with a world-class academic institution. We
will satisfy the needs of our students by extending their knowledge and enabling them to
accelerate their personal and professional development. We will contribute to the
continued growth and maturation of the academic and professional communities that we
serve. We will become a global leader in higher education by expanding access to
underserved geographic and demographic groups and by providing affordable, quality
education to military and military-related professionals. Each member institution of the
AC-EDU will focus on a specific set of learners and will establish challenging and useful
educational programs that address their unique professional and educational goals.