Provosts, Pedagogy, and Digital Learning

Concurrent Session 4
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Brief Abstract

ACAO’s fall 2017 national survey of provosts and chief academic focuses on key institutional planning, policy, and performance issues related to the instructional integration of information technology and campus efforts to leverage digital learning resources to enhance student engagement and improve retention and degree completion.  The presentation will include the survey data on institutional policies to support digital learning, CAO assessments of the effectiveness campus investments in digital learning and IT resources intended to support the student completion efforts,  and support for faculty and academic programs engaged in digital learning initiatives.


Kenneth C. Green is the founding director of The Campus Computing Project (, the largest continuing study of the role of eLearning and information technology in American colleges and universities. Campus Computing is widely cited by both campus officials and corporate executives as the definitive source for data, information, and insight about eLearning and information technology issues affecting American higher education. Green also serves as director of the of ACAO Digital Fellows Project ( and is the co-producer and moderator for TO A DEGREE, the postsecondary success podcast of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ( An invited speaker at some two dozen academic conferences and professional meetings each year, Green is the author/co-author or editor of a some 20 books and published research reports and more than 100 articles and commentaries that have appeared in academic journals and professional publications. His Digital Tweed blog is published in INSIDE HGHER ED. Green’s corporate clients and project sponsors include some 30 firms in the IT and college publishing industries. In October 2002 Green received the first EDUCAUSE Award for Leadership in Public Policy and Practice. The award cites his work in creating The Campus Computing Project and recognizes his 'prominence in the arena of national and international technology agendas, and the linking of higher education to those agendas.' A graduate of New College in Sarasota, Florida, Green completed his master's degree at the Ohio State University and earned his Ph.D. in higher education and public policy at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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