Strategy 6 Stories: Enhancing Academic Excellence and Innovation
6. Promote the development of strategic and effective distance learning options.
The narratives below define and bring clarity to what each of the University Strategic Goals means to Academic Affairs. The narratives express our values and beliefs, and create a context to guide implementation efforts. To learn more about the specific strategies and tactics involved in achieving the enhancement of academic excellence and innovation, please view our Academic Affairs Strategic Plan.
The Office of Continuing and Distance Education and Everspring, Inc. entered into a partnership in November 2013 to develop online programs. Beginning in fall 2014 three new fully online masters degrees will be launched including the online MPA, User Experience Design, and Criminology and Criminal Justice. These fully online master’s degree programs will be marketed nationwide. The strategic plan for online learning projects nine more fully online master’s degree programs over the next three years. Everspring will provide support for online marketing and enrollment management as well as student retention services. They will also partner with OCDE to develop fully online faculty training programs and an online student orientation. The partnership will feature a new mobile app for online learners enrolled in the new online master’s degree programs.