A new video from The Distance Education Accrediting Commission offers an overview of the benefits of distance education.

The video describes how the quality and accessibility of distance education are quickly and significantly improving as both learners and educators become more adept at technology. The video also provides the perspectives of distance education students from DEAC-accredited institutions on how engaging in distance education supported their education goals while they worked to balance career and family responsibilities.

“Our collaborative aim was to emphasize the importance of accreditation when considering distance education and to provide informative and reliable resources to students,” said Dr. Leah Matthews, DEAC Executive Director. “Producing this video segment aligns with DEAC’s commitment to serving the greater social good through setting standards for distance education that ensure excellence in teaching, learning, and student outcomes.”

The video airs on the Fox Business Network May 14-15, 2015, and is also being distributed to Public Television affiliates nationwide the week of May 25, 2015 for multiple airings around the country.

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission, formerly the Distance Education and Training Council, is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1926 that operates as a national accreditor of distance education institutions. DEAC’s goal is to ensure a high standard of educational quality in the distance education institutions it accredits and a quality education for the more than two million students who annually study at its accredited institutions.

William Howard Taft University is accredited by The Distance Education Accrediting Commission. Click Here for more information.

Taft University Awards Doctor of Education Scholarship

William Howard Taft University is pleased to announce the 15th Annual Roger J. Duthoy Scholarship recipient is Robert Gray from Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Gray is currently an assistant academic director with the Center for Exploratory Studies at the University of Cincinnati. He impressed the scholarship review committee with his background in career development and academic advising in higher education.

In his current role, Robert advises undecided students in the selection of their best fit major and teaches and oversees curriculum for a class called “Discovering UC”.

Before joining the Center for Exploratory Studies, Robert was the program director for the Career Development Center where he taught Professional Development II and Career Decision Making. He received the Dean’s List of Teaching Excellence award multiple times based on his student evaluation scores. Before working at UC, Robert was the director of career services at Brown Mackie College where he was responsible for overseeing a department responsible for assisting graduates secure in-field employment within six months of graduation. At Brown Mackie College, Robert received the Outstanding Achievement Award and was a Top Achievers Group recipient. He also has experience in the staffing industry as a recruiter, senior account manager, and on-site manager working with multiple clients across various industries to fulfill their recruitment needs.

“I am incredibly excited to receive this scholarship. This opportunity will allow me to fulfill my dream of furthering my education at the doctoral level. I know that my passion for assisting students in the achievement of their academic and career goals will be enhanced by my studies.”

Robert is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction and South University, Savannah, Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in human resources management. In the past, Robert has served as the chair of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce College Connect Committee, a member of the Northern Kentucky Education Alliance, and as chair of the workforce readiness committee and as a board member of the Northern Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management.