Online learning is an integral part of the Mizzou experience. To ensure continued success with innovative, high-touch and interactive learning experiences, the MU Distance Education Strategy Team was formed. Two task teams were also formed this year that will focus on online course/program quality and the support services available to distance students.
The Online Course and Program Quality Team will work to enhance the quality of MU distance programs. The group will monitor requirements and guidelines related to distance education set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). The team will propose strategies for improvements that could be made to better meet certain requirements, such as substantive instructor-initiated interaction and instructor preparation to teach online. The Quality Team will also propose best practices for online courses and programs at MU.
The Distance Student Support Services Team will assess services available to distance students and identify gaps in service between campus and distance students. The group will make recommendations to the Distance Education Strategy Team for support services that need to be expanded upon or created to be more consistent with resources available for campus students. The group also will propose metrics by which services may be evaluated.
Distance Education Strategic Working Group Structure
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