Announcing the Big Ten Academic Alliance Online Course Sharing Program
August 11, 2020
Dear Rutgers–New Brunswick Students, Faculty, and Staff –
As part of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, the nation's preeminent academic and research collaborative, Rutgers–New Brunswick has access to a powerful network of resources and programs that all members of our community can take advantage of, from an extraordinary library network to leadership development.
Today, we are excited to announce that seven peer institutions from the Alliance have forged a new initiative that will expand course offerings for undergraduate students this fall and will connect students across the Big Ten, together, in a virtual classroom. We are especially confident that this program will enable students to venture beyond the confines of their own home institution and bring the unique offerings of other world-class academic programs within reach.
The Big Ten Course Sharing Program will allow Rutgers–New Brunswick undergraduate students to take one online course per semester from one of the participating schools, with tuition and course fees waived:
- Indiana University
- University of Maryland
- Michigan State University
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- The Ohio State University
- Pennsylvania State University
Throughout the spring semester, Rutgers and our partner universities in the Big Ten kept students on track for graduation and quickly moved thousands of courses online in response to the transition to a remote learning environment. This new online course sharing program is designed to enhance the educational opportunities for our students and encourage them to learn in new ways and remain connected as a community within New Brunswick and beyond.
Through the Big Ten Course Sharing Program, Rutgers–New Brunswick also has a unique opportunity to showcase the strength and breadth of the undergraduate curriculum among the top research institutions in the country.
We encourage you to visit the Big Ten Course Sharing Program website for more information on course offerings and eligibility and the Rutgers Course Sharing Program website for more about the Rutgers courses offered through this program.
Christopher J. Molloy, Ph.D.
Chancellor, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Prabhas V. Moghe, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Research and Academic Affairs