Regents Online Degree Program (RODP)

The Regents Online Degree Program (RODP) provides students the opportunity to continue or complete their education in a manner that is more convenient to their individual schedules.  RODP courses and programs have the same content, rigor and outcomes as on-campus courses and programs and are accredited by The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).  Programs and services are also monitored and evaluated to ensure quality and continuous program improvements.  All RODP instructors must be certified by the regional accreditation commission and verified before being considered for online teaching assignments. Additionally, all instructors are trained on the online delivery platform, have an understanding of online teaching principles and learning methods, and adhere to high quality teaching standards.

RODP Associate Degrees/Technical Certificate:

* University Parallel associate degree programs are designed for students ultimately seeking bachelor degrees.

RODP Course Schedule

The most up-to-date information about RODP courses offered is available on the Course Listings page at the Regents Online website.  Clicking on a course title will display its syllabus.

Textbooks and Supplies

Textbooks for RODP courses should be ordered directly from the Regents Online Virtual Bookstore, not the Vol State campus bookstore.  Many textbooks are customized specifically for the RODP program and have a special access code or other software that is bundled with the textbook.  Students are responsible for purchasing textbooks and supplies in a timely manner in order to be prepared and ready to participate the first day of classes. For specific questions about RODP textbooks and supplies, please call (888) 251-2665 (not the Vol State bookstore).

How to Login/Access RODP Classes 

Please note:  RODP students do not have access to login to their classes until after 3:00 pm Central Standard Time (CST) on the the published date that RODP classes begin.    

RODP Attendance Reporting

Students will only be counted as engaged if they actively participate in the course. Simply logging in to the system will not constitute participation. 
 
RODP instructors do not report attendance.  Instead, RODP will place a news item at the top of every course homepage in the D2L system with instructions for completing a 3-question, non-graded Student Survey.  After completing the survey, an attendance report will be generated and submitted to the student's home school.  Please note that this report is not submitted every day, and there may be a 2- or 3-day delay between when the survey is completed and when attendance is recorded.

Midterm & Final Exam Proctoring

RODP students should check the syllabus for each RODP class to determine if the midterm and/or final exam must be proctored. If so:

For more information related to Proctored Exam Requirements for RODP courses, click on the following link:  http://www.rodp.org/current-students/test-proctoring.

**Important RODP Fall 2014 Dates**

15-week session (August 25 - December 3, 2014)

End of Registration/Last Day to Add - August 24, 2014
Last Day for 100% Refund - August 24, 2014
First Day of Classes (after 3:00 pm CST) - August 25, 2014
Last Day for 75% Refund - September 7, 2014
Last Day for 25% Refund - September 20, 2014
Mid-Term Proctoring Dates - October 6-11, 2014
Fall Break - October 13-14, 2014
RODP Student Services Survey – October 23-31, 2014
Last Day to Drop with No Grade** - October 31, 2014
RODP Course Evaluations - November 17-21, 2014
Thanksgiving Holiday - November 26-30, 2014
End of Semester (Last Day of Classes) - December 3, 2014
Final Proctored Exams - December 5-10, 2014
Instructors’ Grades Due - December 11, 2014 (12:00 PM CST)
Grades Distributed to Campuses - December 12, 2014 (4:30 PM CST)

1st-7-week session (August 25 - October 8, 2014):

End of Registration/Last Day to Add - August 24, 2014
Last Day for 100% Refund - August 24, 2014
First Day of Classes (after 3:00 pm CST) - August 25, 2014
Last Day for 75% Refund - August 30, 2014
Last Day for 25% Refund - September 5, 2014
RODP Student Services Survey - September 8-12, 2014
Mid-Term Proctored Exams - September 15-19, 2014
Last Day to Drop with No Grade** – September 26, 2014
RODP Course Evaluations – September 29 – October 3, 2014
End of Semester (Last Day of Classes) - October 8, 2014
Final Proctored Exams - October 9-10, 2014
Instructors’ Grades Due - October 15, 2014 (12:00 PM CST)
Grades Distributed to Campuses - October 16, 2014 (2:00 PM CST)

 2nd- 7-week session (October 20 - December 3, 2014)

End of Registration/Last Day to Add - August 24, 2014
Last Day for 100% Refund – October 19, 2014
First Day of Classes (after 3:00 pm CST) – October 20, 2014
Last Day for 75% Refund – October 26, 2014
RODP Student Services Survey – November 6-11, 2014
Last Day for 25% Refund – November 1, 2014
Mid-Term Proctored Exams - November 10-14, 2014
Last Day to Drop with No Grade ** – November 20, 2014
RODP Course Evaluations - November 20-25, 2014
Thanksgiving Holiday - November 26-30, 2014
End of Semester (Last Day of Classes) - December 3, 2014
Final Proctored Exams - December 5-10, 2014
Instructors’ Grades Due - December 11, 2014 (12:00 PM CST)
Grades Distributed to Campuses - December 12, 2014 (4:30 PM CST)

** If Vol State is not your home institution, please check with your home institution for the last day to drop a class with a "W" grade.

FREE Online Tutoring Services

Tutoring and writing assistance is available 24 hours a day at smarthinking.com. The Tennessee Board of Regents also provides an online tutorial for using this service.

RODP Technical Support

Tips & Resources

Vol State RODP Campus Contact:

Mrs. Lisa M. Borre
(615) 230-3382
Toll free: (888) 335 - 8722
Lisa.Borre@VolState.edu
Warf Building, Room 126

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about RODP or Volunteer State Community College. I truly look forward to helping you as you pursue your academic endeavors!