Building Your Institution's Blended Future
Join authors of the recent publication, The Blended Institution of Higher Education: A Model for a Sustainable Institution, as they discuss internal and external factors that drive a blended university, key elements of this transformative model, and concrete actions you can take today toward building your institution’s blended future.
Lead Presenter: Tanya Joosten, National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Informed by research and analyses, the Blended Institution of Higher Education moves beyond the proven blended course and program practices to an institutional level model that puts students and their success at the center--not just in courses or programs, but throughout the institution. In doing this, leaders across the institution work together to prioritize equity to ensure success for all students and combine an array of purposefully selected technologies and carefully cultivated processes to integrate instruction, learning, support, and services to meet students where they are. Published in December 2021, The Blended Institution of Higher Education: A Model for Sustainable Institution provides the vision for this model, as well as essential elements (i.e., centering student needs and success, ensuring equitable and inclusive experiences, and integrating modalities across the institution) and next steps that support collaboration across the institution to drive vision, strategy, and goal-setting. During this session you will engage with the authors of this publication, digging deeper into these vision, element, and next step pieces that will enable you to take concrete steps towards your institution’s blended future.