The Digital Campus as an Incubator and the Future of the University
Concurrent Session 3
This panel, featuring four members of the University of Arizona's Online leadership team, will showcase how innovations emanating from digital and online initiatives are shaping the future of the entire institution while re-envisioning the 21st Century "residential" university.
In Fall 2015, University of Arizona launched its fully online campus, providing students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor’s degree fully online. From the beginning, the initiatives of the fully online campus have pushed strategies that have contributed to the success of all students, rather than solely those attending fully online. The Online campus has become a creative hub, serving as idea generator and testing ground for high-impact initiatives and strategies. The panel will discuss a few of these, while focusing on greater themes, including
“Managing up” to expand impact beyond institutional silos
Embedding online initiatives into the institutional DNA
Building support across campus
This session will be a facilitated discussion, using sli-do to allow in-person and virtual attendees the opportunity to ask questions of all panel members. Attendees will also be encouraged to share their ideas on institutional change through online learning, and envision the future of the higher education institution in a rapidly shifting environment.