Student Handbook

Welcome to Great Plains IDEA

We’re glad you’re here! As a student admitted to a Great Plains IDEA program, it is your responsibility to become familiar with the information in this handbook, as well as the applicable policies and procedures of your home university. Your campus coordinator can direct you to information for your home university.

Student Responsibilities & Expectations

  • Read and bookmark this student handbook.
  • Become familiar with the policies and procedures of your home university.
  • Follow scholarly codes of ethics in course work, research, and professional activities.

About Great Plains IDEA

The mission of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA) is to serve learners by offering online, flexible, affordable instruction for a virtual community of individuals from diverse backgrounds.  Our alliance offers high quality, academic programs that are greater in reach and significance than any single university could offer alone by sharing resources in efficient ways.

Student Success Center

The Great Plains IDEA Student Success Center is the online hub of resources to support your academic and student experience. The Student Success Center integrates articles and tools regarding time management, writing and research information, and financial and career resources.  We encourage you to visit and bookmark the Student Success Center page so you can easily return to this information throughout your program.