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SCUP Fellow Presentation | Designing and Developing Mature, Mission-aligned Online Academic Courses

Published July 13, 2021
Presented by Pamme Boutselis, Southern New Hampshire University | Antoinette Farmer-Thompson, Arizona State University | Kathe Lehman-Meyer, St Mary's University | Royce Robertson, Le Moyne College
Planning Types: Academic Planning

Your institutional mission is an important element of what makes your institution distinctive. The rapid expansion of online course and program development may compromise that distinctiveness if there are not mature, intentional, mission-aligned practices put in place to ensure that the mission comes to life in the online classroom. We’ll: 1) explain how process maturity and instructional design interact, 2) review basic elements of institutional missions, and 3) consider ways that mission statements get translated into instructional strategies. There are implications for institutional planning when you attempt to design and develop mission-aligned online courses and programs.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe maturity models and their relationship to instructional design and mission-aligned instruction.
  2. Apply analysis methods to determine essential mission components.
  3. Discuss how mission comes to life in the online classroom.
  4. Plan next steps for improving maturity of instructional design at your home institution.

Presenters:

Pamme Boutselis, Senior Content Director, Marketing & Communications, Southern New Hampshire University
Antoinette Farmer-Thompson, Deputy Vice President, Educational Outreach & Student Services, Arizona State University
Kathe Lehman-Meyer, Academic Media Center Director & Interim Director, St Mary's University
Royce Robertson, Director, Instructional Design and Academic Technology, Le Moyne College

Recorded 7/13/21.