Due to COVID-19, college administrators and leaders have been forced to move residential and in-seat courses online with very little warning. University leaders and faculty responded and adapted, preserving the semester and in some cases maintaining those same online and distance course options over the next two semesters. Early feedback from students revealed key shortcomings with the abrupt change to online education. Institutions and their leadership must now evaluate the effectiveness of their courses in achieving learning objectives as well as student satisfaction. How can institutions learn from this experience and embrace the challenge presented during this time of a global pandemic?
In this session, RNL experts explore how to develop an online course development strategy focused on ensuring remote instruction is front and center even if the intention is to be taught face to face.
About the presenters
Holly Tapper, Vice President, Graduate and Online Solutions, RNL
Holly Tapper offers a strong background as a university administrator leading successful graduate programs, with extensive experience in online learning for nearly 15 years. Prior to coming to RNL, she was director of online operations at St. Mary's University of Minnesota, where she had a track record of success. Under her leadership more than 20 online programs brought in $15M/year. The university's MBA program had a 54 percent growth rate, with new students per year bringing in $3.9M in program tuition.
Bob Stewart, Vice President, RNL
Bob Stewart works directly with colleges and universities throughout the South to help them maximize their graduate enrollment at every stage of the funnel. He has more than 20 years of higher education enrollment experience at private and comprehensive campuses across the Southeast. His particular areas of expertise including the process of offboarding an OPM and scaling up on campus. In Bob's current role, he loves talking to campus partners seeing opportunities to help them improve their enrollment process.