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Leading Online Programs

Leading Online Programs is a comprehensive guide for best practices in establishing an online program, leading and developing online faculty, evaluating online programs, planning for future growth, and more.

Leading Online Programs

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Winter Enrichment Course

COURSE DATE:

December 11, 2022 – January 21, 2023

 

In your role as an academic leader, leading an online program is a big undertaking. It’s so much more than teacher performance and reviews. Your work in leading an online program effectively can directly impact student success, improve completion and retention rates, and the development of your faculty.

Leading Online Programs is your one-stop shop for best practices for establishing online programs from experienced leaders who have been there before. Receive proven strategies you can implement immediately on the most important aspects of leading an online program:

  • Establishing an online program
  • Leading and developing online faculty
  • Evaluating online programs
  • Planning for future growth

This 5-hour Magna Online Course examines the challenges unique to leading online programs and provides solutions to support program planning, improving retention and graduation rates, and growing online courses and programs. Additionally, Leading Online Programs identifies how leaders can work with faculty teaching online—from hiring and onboarding through evaluating and addressing performance concerns. Presenters are from a wide range of institutions and have years of online program leadership experience. Each unit features a variety of short programs that cover crucial questions and topics related to student engagement.

Better serve students and help them succeed by effectively leading higher-education online learning courses and programs! This collection will spark innovative ideas for you to implement right away in your own position. A wealth of practical strategies and advice from experienced leaders is waiting for you!

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Learning Goals

At the conclusion of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand three main reasons for internal resistance to online programs
  • Establish the framework needed to effect meaningful change within a program or organization
  • Analyze various factors that impact online course completion
  • Apply practical and equity-based strategies to increase online completion rates
  • Create an online learning environment that encourages higher completion rates at the program level
  • Articulate the differences between the skills and competencies needed for three distinct online faculty roles
  • Identify competencies for online teaching that can be developed on-the-job and those that candidates should already possess
  • Attract and vet qualified online faculty
  • Recognize common faculty capacity issues facing higher education institutions and the strategies used to address those issues when growing online programs
  • See how using adjunct faculty can deal with faculty capacity woes but also maintain quality online programming
  • Identify the research-driven incentives most likely to motivate adjuncts to teach online
  • Execute key components of the online instructor onboarding process
  • Use common methods for helping faculty achieve online teaching competencies
  • Understand the evaluation process for online teaching
  • Know where to look in an online course to find evidence of good teaching
  • Implement a progressive performance management process with online faculty who have serious performance concerns, focusing on individuals and context but maintaining consistent standards and expectations
  • Recognize quality reviews can help enhance the effectiveness of your institution’s online offerings
  • Provide effective feedback to instructors before the start of an online course
  • Define and use analytics to improve online course outcomes
  • Organize and aggregate online education data in a way that is easy to present and disseminate
  • List a variety of strategies that can help determine which online courses and programs should be targeted for expansion
  • Discuss how providing incentives for online course and program development can stimulate faculty interest and lead to growth

How It Works:

  • Prior to the start of the course, participants will receive an email with information on accessing the online course.
  • Participants can work through the course at their own pace. Participants can also review information in a previous unit as well as read supplemental materials and watch the accompanying videos as many times as they like within their selected session date.
  • Upon completion of a unit, participants will take an assessment to gauge learning.
  • At the end of the course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.

What’s Included:

  • Video programs
  • Assessments
  • Transcripts of all video programs
  • Program slides
  • Supplemental readings and activities
  • Certificate of Completion for the course

Group Enrollment:

Discount pricing is available for multiple seats purchased at the same time.
For 10 or more seats, please contact Magna Sales at sales@magnapubs.com or call 800-433-0499 ext. 183 to receive a customized quote.

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Product Code: OO22AD

Meet Your Presenters

Miebeth Bustillo-Booth
Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Applied Business, Pierce College

Bethanie Hansen, DMA
Faculty Director, American Public University Systems

Dan Keast, PhD
Rochester Professor of Music, The University of Texas Permian Basin

James Moore
Director of Online Learning, DePaul University

Ann Taylor
Assistant Dean for Distance Learning, The Pennsylvania State University

Brian Udermann, PhD
Professor, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Leading Online Programs

Purchase Options

Clear
Group Enrollment Pricing
1 person$199
2-9 people$139 per person
10-49 people$109 per person
50-99 people$89 per person
Group Enrollment discounts are applied in the cart.

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