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Welcome to IU South Bend Center for Distance Education

March 9th, the submission deadline for our Call for Proposals for Course Development Funding, is just around the corner.  We hope you, our faculty, will submit proposals to develop online and hybrid/blended courses. For more information and the application form, visit our Call for Proposals page. 

Funded faculty for this Spring cohort will be added to our roster of esteemed faculty funded last Fall.  Our Fall cohort includes:

Haiyan Yin, Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics, International Business

Carmen Dielman, Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences, Dental Education
Sandy Peek, Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences, Dental Education
Kristyn Quimby, Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences, Dental Education

Edwin Joseph, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Sustainability Studies
Richard Seniff, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Criminal Justice
Qiang Xu, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Criminal Justice

Ni Chang, School of Education, Elementary Education
Julia Gressick, School of Education, Instructional Technology
Terry Shepherd, School of Education, Special Education

For a listing of the 144 courses that we have funded, Funded Courses

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: We are currently not yet scheduling proctored exams for the School of Education Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA).  We are hoping to be able to accommodate students’ requests by late February so please visit this site again for an update. 

Students interested in taking placement exams for Math, English and World Languages, please go to  For more information, please contact the Gateway Information Center at or call (574) 520-4135 or email  

Online Education Brings IU South Bend to You

Want to earn college credit toward a university degree but don’t have the time to attend classes on-campus? IU South Bend’s online education program was designed with you in mind. You can take courses online wherever you have a good Internet connection with your computer – at home, coffee shop, etc.  Many of the courses needed to complete your undergraduate or graduate degree are available.

Courses Taught by IU South Bend Professors

As a student taking either a fully online or hybrid/blended (combination of online and on-campus classes) course, you get the same high quality education with courses designed and taught by the same professors who teach in our classrooms. You study at your own pace and convenience while meeting submission deadlines for your course requirements (such as assignments, projects, and exams) each semester.  It’s an ideal situation for:

  • Students who want an online course in addition to their campus-based classes
  • Students with family and/or job responsibilities
  • Adults returning to college
  • High school students who want to take college courses
More Information
  • For a current listing of our online courses, visit our "Online Courses".
  • For our current online degree programs, visit our "Online Degrees".
  • If you are a current or prospective student, visit our "For Students".
  • If you are a faculty, staff, or administrator, visit our "For Faculty".

You can also find these hyperlinks on the left-side gray column above. 

Thank you for visiting the IU South Bend Center for Distance Education (CDE) website. For inquiries, suggestions and comments, please contact any of the CDE staff listed in the "Contact Us" or email

Dr. Marianne Castano Bishop
Center for Distance Education

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