Academics

The University of Iowa has charged a committee of 17 faculty and staff to review and implement the relevant recommendations from the Pappas E-Learning Report.  This committee – the Online Education and Distance Education Task Force – has formed six working groups.  These working groups are currently (February 2016) involved with the following:

  • Development of a “How to Learn Online" course (one to two credit hours; likely an eight-week online course).
  • Identification of “exemplar” UI online courses.
  • Completion of survey aimed at faculty and DEOs about the challenges/opportunities associated with expanding the number of online UI courses.
  • Discussion about incentives to support academic departments that develop “completely online” degree programs.
  • Continued discussion about implementation schedule for Quality Matters program.