Distance Learning

The Office of Distance Learning (ODL) helps to further the mission of the College of Professional Advancement by helping busy and working adults access programs in support of their higher education goals. The ODL is a unit of the Dean’s Office, and was established based on the following objectives:

  • Expansion of the College’s online presence
  • Increased student success in online and blended classes and programs as measured by DFW rates (grades of D, F, or Withdrawal) and student retention
  • Increased faculty capacity for exemplary and innovative distance learning education
  • Scholarship (publications) related to exemplary distance teaching and learning

The ODL sponsors four Faculty Fellows each year for the Distance Learning Fellowship program. Faculty benefit from professional development workshops, technology training, and instructional design workshops focused on online and mobile course design. The ODL also provides support, training, and professional development for full-time and adjunct instructors who teach online and distance learning courses in the College of Professional Advancement.

ODL Program Coordinator

Dr. Jacqueline Stephen
Assistant Professor of Instructional Design; Instructional Designer