Online education is an integral part of the University of Missouri’s educational mission. Several advisory groups have been developed in recent years to discuss the administrative and operational aspects of integrating distance education throughout Mizzou. As a service unit, Mizzou Online could not do what we do to serve distance learners without the assistance of the faculty and staff who comprise these advisory groups.

MU Distance Education Advisory Board

Purpose: To study and inform policy-making bodies (e.g. Graduate Faculty Senate, Faculty Council, Deans Council and Provost’s Staff) on distance education issues. The Board complements the efforts of two other teams focused on strengthening distance education programs and more fully integrating distance education into the mainstream of Mizzou.

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Mizzou Online Distance Education Advisory Council

Purpose: To advise Mizzou Online about infrastructure and support needs of distance programs. Partners with Mizzou Online to advocate for needed resources from campus. Shares program challenges and successes with other members and other interested parties on campus. Develops strategies for improvement.

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Distance Education Operational Team

Purpose: To develop and implement operational procedures used to support distance students and programs in a manner consistent with MU policies. Enhances and maintains coordination among offices (Mizzou Online, Registrar's, Cashiers, ET@MO, DoIT, Library, SIS, Graduate School, Admissions, Institutional Research, and Financial Aid) to more fully integrate support and services for distance students. Informs MU Distance Education Advisory Board about potential consequences of recommendations under consideration, and about the feasibility of and timeframe for implementing said recommendations.

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