5 Considerations for Developing and Growing Online Programs

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What are the key areas you need to take into account when establishing and expanding your online programs?

Many institutions look to online programs as a solution for improving student access and increasing degree completion rates. However, very few are strategic when planning and developing these programs.

This webcast will walk you through a process for making high-level decisions to ensure that your institution is ready to expand its online offerings. In doing so, we will concentrate on areas that are critical to ensuring your institutional success. In addition, our expert speaker Vickie S. Cook will discuss the most critical questions you need to consider and answer throughout your program development process. You will leave with a workbook to use with your own programs.

Supplemental Workbook and Resources

With your registration you will receive a workbook that will be a companion guide to the webcast. This workbook outlines considerations in all five areas that you must analyze with your team to systematically grow your online programs. You’ll also be provided with an 80+ page collection of resources, such as research papers, articles, online resources, best practices, guidelines, and more.

Who Should Attend

This online training is appropriate for mid- and senior-level academic administrators who are in the early stages of developing or growing online programs.

Agenda

Within each of the five main areas listed below, this webcast will walk you through the key components and questions that must be taken into consideration in order to develop or grow your online programs.

Those five areas are:

  • Strategic Plan and Operations
  • Faculty Professional Development
  • Accreditation and State Authorization (C-RAC guidelines)
  • Scalable and Reliable Technology
  • Marketing and Program Strategies

You will leave with foundational information to guide you forward and a workbook to aid in decision-making at your own institution.

Instructor

Vickie S. Cook

Executive Director, Center for Online Learning, Research and Service/Research Professor, University of Illinois Springfield

Dr. Cook has been actively engaged in providing consulting and faculty development with educational leaders across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. She has served on several regional and national boards and is a board member for UPCEA and serves as a Peer Reviewer for UPCEA Hallmarks of Excellence in Online Leadership. Read Vickie's full bio here.

 

Questions About the Event? Email this event's Program Manager, Christine Murphy.

 

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