Q: Why the investment in online now when we are in a budget shortfall?
Q: Why does CU need to change from the current online model?
Q: What is the relationship between the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Online Marketing Campaign and the OAC?
The Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Online Marketing Campaign is a one-time effort to support the campuses with additional resources to facilitate enrollments in existing online programs and to gauge, in part, market demand.
The Online Accelerator Committee is working to design the long-term processes to facilitate sustainable high-quality online programs for Fall 2021 and beyond.
Q: Is every online program at CU under the CU Online umbrella?
Q: How did CU determine the direction of CU Online?
Q: What is the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Online Marketing Campaign?
The campaign will include marketing and recruitment (enrollment navigation) support provided by the Office of Digital Education (ODE).
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- MS in Aerospace (ProMS)
- MS in Business Analytics
- MS in Supply Chain Management
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- General Track
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Q: What process was used to determine participation in the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Online Marketing Campaign?
The programs identified by the campuses have been invited to participate in the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Online Marketing Campaign pending a discovery process. During the discovery process, program representatives will work with the Office of Digital Education to explore the steps necessary to benefit from participation in the effort.
Q: What will happen to these programs after participation in the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Online Marketing Campaign?
Q: Are programs in the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Online Marketing Campaign prioritized over others to receive ongoing support from ODE?
Q: Who is implementing the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Online Marketing Campaign?
Q: What is the Online Acceleration Committee and how will it affect the long-term plan for online education and incorporating CU Online into the overall CU brand?
The OAC will affect the long-term plan for online education by designing a plan that maximizes quality and the unique offerings at CU while simultaneously considering how to leverage efficiencies to eliminate redundancy.
It is critical to note that the plan put forth by the OAC will be reviewed and approved by the President and the Chancellors from each of the four campuses. While the plan will implement the recommendations approved by this group, the OAC is further charged to create a plan that will allow for a governance process to recommend adjustments and alterations to the infrastructure as needed as the new structure is being rolled out. This process should rely on a model of continuous quality improvement to facilitate appropriate changes to optimize supports for online programs to achieve shared goals for high-quality programs that support student success.
Q: Who is serving on the Online Acceleration Committee?
Q: How were members of the OAC selected?
Q: How do I provide feedback or input to the OAC?
Q: How is the OAC approaching its work?
Q: Will the Office of Digital Education continue the same level of support on CU Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus?
ONE Awardees will continue to engage with ODE to ensure faculty access to instructional design and academic technology services. All of these activities and services are ongoing and will remain in place.
ODE also supports faculty who are not engaged in the ONE awards, in particular through training and development activities, as well as 1:1 consultations with instructional designers to support the design and development of online courses. Additionally, ODE has been highly engaged in facilitating a rapid transition to remote teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring, and will continue to support faculty teaching virtual live courses and online courses this summer.
Q: Will online programs services and operations now be supported centrally at the system level?
Q: How will duplicate online programs be handled?
Q: Will instructional designers help me develop my individual class or who should I go to for help?
Faculty Council Questions
Q: How will tuition work for system-level ODE programs. For example, CU Denver currently has a separate online rate that is lower than what an on-campus out-of-state student would pay. Will these kinds of tuition arrangements remain? Might system ODE share in the cost of things like agent commissions for fully online international students?
Q: It seems that APS 1014 is clear that faculty retain ownership of educational material and that departments and campuses can’t take ownership of that material (though they may own the course). The exception to this is the “substantial use of university resources” rule although things like computers are not included as a substantial resource per APS 1014.
ODE is fully on board with this plan. We would reiterate that we do not believe ODE has jurisdiction in questions of IP and therefore will be obligated to ensure that any agreements we have with departments do not incorporate consideration of IP.
Q: What is the ongoing status of any contracts that faculty might have signed that are not in compliance with APS 1014? Are they unenforceable? Do they need to be rewritten?
Q: Please clarify the relationship between faculty and ODE.
Q: What do programs and their faculty that want to be part of the system online initiative have to agree to in order to participate? Is there a contract that must be signed to this effect?
- A financial forecast of the costs and income anticipated over a 10 year time frame based on unit determined goals for student enrollments and blend of faculty
- Support in the design of the online program to optimize the realization of academic outcome objectives and competencies across all courses, aligned to program specific accreditation requirement
- Support and partnership in instructional design for each course that optimizes integration of evidence-based practices for online student success
- Training for faculty in the use of relevant academic technology tools
- Program marketing
- Enrollment navigation for prospective students
- Student success navigators to supplement campus-based advising
- Program evaluation to facilitate continuous quality improvement
We currently ask departments or schools to co-sign memoranda of understanding with ODE that specifies each of these deliverables as a method of accountability for the activities that are implemented and the resources utilized through our partnership. As noted above, recommendations on how to accomplish this moving forward are forthcoming from the Online Accelerator Committee.