StraighterLine Announces Advisory Board

StraighterLine Announces Advisory Board

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WASHINGTON D.C. - StraighterLine (, a company that provides highly-affordable, better-supported and flexible online college credits for students needing general education college courses, has announced its Advisory Board. Advisory Board members include former higher education accreditors, online learning experts, individuals focused on higher education innovation, and higher education administrators. StraighterLine's Advisory Board members are:

  • Steve Crow - CEO, S.D.Crow & Co., LLC, and former President of The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
  • Myk Garn - Director of Educational Technology at the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB).
  • Larry Gould - Provost, Fort Hays State University, Kansas.
  • Sally Johnstone - Provost, Winona State University, Minnesota. Former Executive Director of the Western Conference on Education and Technology (WCET).
  • Elise Scanlon - Counsel, Drinker Biddle. Former Executive Director of the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT).
  • Carol Twigg -- President and CEO of the National Center for Academic Transformation.

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Says Steve Crow, "StraighterLine draws on technology-enabled pedagogical innovations to provide an alternative, highly cost-effective educational pathway for students and colleges." Says Myk Garn, "StraighterLine's online courses use course components, such as online content, tutoring and learning management software, that are already used by hundreds of colleges." Says Larry Gould, "As a StraighterLine partner college, we reviewed StraighterLine's courses and found them to be equal or better than many of the other sources for which we award credit." Says Sally Johnstone, "StraighterLine is crossing an important boundary in students' costs for higher education, shifting from price per semester of time to time based on an individual student's ability and motivation to learn." Says Elise Scanlon, "StraighterLine's courses have been reviewed by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). StraighterLine provides a viable solution for career colleges seeking to offer general education courses." Says Carol Twigg, "The National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) has proven that redesigned general education courses can be delivered at lower cost with increased student learning outcomes. StraighterLine shares our goal of enabling students to receive a high-quality education at a cost they can afford." Says Burck Smith, CEO and Founder of StraighterLine, "Having this august group of individuals as an Advisory Board provides further support of StraighterLine's mission - to make higher education more affordable while maintaining quality."

About Straighterline:

StraighterLine provides students with a new online option for obtaining required college credits from accredited colleges and universities. StraighterLine students may choose to receive credit from StraighterLine's regionally accredited partner colleges or use the ACE Credit process. Student-earned credits may also be transferable to non-partner colleges. There are no set due dates for StraighterLine courses. Students may move at their own pace. Students may start courses almost immediately after enrolling. StraighterLine offers two remarkable pricing programs; individual courses cost only $399, include 10 hours of one-on-one instructional support, and allow up to six months of access; and the StraighterLine for $99 program: a $99 per month subscription plus $39 per new course started includes 10 total hours of one-on-one instructional support. For more information, visit or call 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).


StraighterLine, Steve Crow, Myk Garn, Larry Gould, Sally Johnstone, Elise Scanlon, Carol Twigg, North Central Regional Accrediting Agency, Southern Regional Education Board, Fort Hays State University, Winona State University, Western Conference on Education and Technology, WCET, Drinker Biddle, Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology, ACCSCT, Course Redesign, National Center for Academic Transformation, Online Education, Online Learning, College Accreditation, Low Cost College Courses, Online College Credits Jenifer DeHart 1900 L St., Suite 301 Washington, DC 20036 [email protected]

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