Sharing Access to Courses

Big Ten Academic Alliance institutions have a long history of sharing faculty expertise by making specialized courses available to students from member universities. The Big Ten Academic Alliance Deans of Arts and Sciences took this concept to another level by launching CourseShare, an ambitious and visionary program that offers distance-learning courses to students at Big Ten Academic Alliance campuses.  

Three programs, listed below, facilitate inter-institutional sharing of courses.

  • CourseShare:  CourseShare allows students to take less commonly taught language courses offered at other Big Ten Academic Alliance institutions from a distance, eliminating the need to temporarily relocate. The CourseShare framework allows students to register for inter-institutionally shared courses at the same time and in the same way as regular courses. More about CourseShare
  • Traveling Scholar Program: This program allows doctoral students to spend up to a full academic year pursuing specialized courses of study, researching unique library collections, and working in advanced laboratories and facilities at other Big Ten Academic Alliance institutions —with no change in registration procedures from their home university or additional tuition. More about Traveling Scholar Program