Welcome from the Dean
On April 12, 2001, the new School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Extended Programs and Regional Development (ISEE) was established at Tennessee Technological. University. On July 1, 2006, it was reorganized and renamed Extended Programs & Regional Development (EPRD) and The School of Interdisciplinary Studies (IS). EPRD & IS are both a beginning of numerous new programs as well as the continuance of a very successful past as the Division of Extended Education. On behalf of the many campus and community partners who make our programs possible, we are pleased to present the information provided on this web site.
EPRD & IS functions as a connecting point between many diverse elements. In the past, as the Division of Extended Education, we were able to break through the spatial barriers of a physical campus and provide access to education throughout the Upper Cumberland and surrounding regions. Now as we move boldly into the new millennium, our means of electronically delivering courses allow us to make education available anytime, anyplace.
We are building on that successful past performance in our quest for future performance excellence. As we support the campus T-E-C-H vision - of Technological Leadership, Enrollment Growth, Caring Campus, and High Quality - our efforts are focused on providing a more flexible environment, interdisciplinary opportunities, innovative degrees/programs, and rapid response to student needs. But, none of this would be possible without our countless partners who form the backbone of a network committed to serving students. We are truly grateful of these many efforts.
We look forward to working with our many partners for a successful future, as well as strive to serve students.
Dr. Melissa J. Geist, Interim Dean
College of Interdisciplinary Studies