Most recent event is at the top of this page.
3 March 2012
An online commemoration is planned.
14 February 2012
The Governor has offered to issue a proclamation.
10 February 2012
An employee in the online program at UNC declined interest in supporting Distance Education Day.
7 February 2012
Aaron Nevins of Sen. Bogdanoff's office drafts a resolution.
1 February 2012
Bob Finch suggests that a resolution should be sought from the Florida Legislature.
12 January 2012
The facebook page was set up for DE Day
The article was accepted for publication by the editors of Distance Learning
15 November 2011
I submitted an article about the Thirtieth Anniversary to Distance Learning quarterly.
I found the decision online and saw the date. "Hmmm," I thought. "That will be 30 years in March 2012."
Dr. Fischler told me about the need to file a lawsuit in the state of North Carolina.
3 March 1982
The court issued its decisionin Nova v. Bd. of Governors of UNC
Wording in the draft of the proclamation in the Florida Senate
A resolution celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Supreme Court of North Carolina’s decision in Nova University v. The Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina and recognizing March 3, 2012, as “Distance Education Day” in Florida.
WHEREAS, in 1972, Nova University began offering nonresident curricula designed to lead to the conferral of degrees for professionals, and
WHEREAS, candidates for these degrees were not required to fulfill traditional residence requirements at the Nova University campus in Fort Lauderdale but, rather, met regularly in small groups in the state in which they resided for instruction by professors who were flown in for weekend sessions, and
WHEREAS, successful candidates received their degrees in Florida by virtue of Nova University’s charter under the laws of this state, and
WHEREAS, in 1973, Nova University offered its first nonresident curriculum leading to the Doctor of Education degree for community college faculty in North Carolina, and
WHEREAS, in November 1976, Nova University applied to the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina for licensure and that application was denied in October 1977, and
WHEREAS, Nova University launched a legal challenge of the decision of the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina, ultimately prevailing in the Supreme Court of that state, and
WHEREAS, the state high court’s March 3, 1982, ruling in Nova University v. The Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina laid the legal foundation for distance education nationwide, NOW, THEREFORE,
Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
That the members of the Senate celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Supreme Court of North Carolina’s decision in Nova University v. The Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina and recognize March 3, 2012, as “Distance Education Day” in Florida.
wording crafted by Aaron Nevins (thank you!)
Here are the "insights" from 10 Feb. 2012