Senate Working Group on Online Education. Interim Report to Faculty Senate November 14, 2012. Working Group Members. David Alexander (Chair) Margaret Beier John Greiner Don Johnson Kirsten Ostherr Fred Oswald Matt Taylor (Implementation WG liaison). Working Group Charge.
Interim Report to Faculty Senate
November 14, 2012
Working Group Charge
To evaluate the costs and benefits related to developing a strong online instructional presence at Rice, to issue recommendations on its implementation, and to address general policy issues related to online communication.
SWG is working on processing vast quantities of info in a rapidly changing environment. Ideally we would do so at a slower pace, but we also need to be responsive to the fact that if we wait, there are some advantages to be lost.
Rice should develop a multifaceted high-quality online presence that meets the needs of the students on campus and that, where appropriate, can be scaled for use by a broader population off-campus.
This can be realized by the combination of an investment in and enhancement of existing resources and selective partnership with outside entities.
Prof. Masters degree program
Sync. & Async content
Small class sizes
Exclusive partnership for specific program
Growth in # of sections
10 consortium members