Vanderbilt University has long been recognized as a leader in higher education, research and health care. As technology has advanced, Vanderbilt has played a vital role as an innovator in its use across a wide variety of disciplines. The 2012-2013 academic year represents an exciting marker in our mission of advancing and integrating research, learning and dissemination into one seamless process. Through new partnerships, the university will offer online courses to engage students both on Vanderbilt’s campus and far beyond its borders to share more widely Vanderbilt’s unique learning environment and teaching from world-class faculty. I invite you to learn more about these exciting next steps in our digital learning initiative.