Designing and Developing Mature, Mission-Aligned Online Academic Programs at Jesuit Institutions

Journal Cover
Published November 9, 2021
By Royce Robertson, PhD
Planning Types: Academic Planning

This is a SCUP Fellow Research Project Final Report. The SCUP Fellows program is designed to strengthen higher education leaders who seek to carry out new research that contributes to SCUP’s knowledge base of integrated planning. Learn more.

Online academic programs can bring your institution's mission to life . . . but it won't happen by accident. You need processes that intentionally integrate your mission into course design and development. This research examines these processes at Jesuit institutions, using a maturity model to evaluate how the mission is considered and acted upon during instructional design. The insights and advice shared can help any institution, from community colleges to research universities. Learn how you can start bringing your mission to life in your online courses.


Royce Robertson, PhD

Director, Instructional Design and Academic Technology, Le Moyne College
2020–2021 SCUP Fellow