Meeting Objectives: 1) Uncover as many details about the program as possible to determine action plan for program development; 2) Meet the OOL team and department team; 3) Set expectations for partnership.
Another meeting? Yes! There is a lot to think about when putting a program online. The Office of Online Learning provides support in answering prospective student inquiries, promotes the program on our website and other directories, and manages paid advertising campaigns (if a dedicated marketing budget exists). To successfully do this, the team in OOL needs to know the nitty-gritty of the program.
Prepping for the Workshop:
The Office of Online Learning prepares for the meeting by sending a questionnaire to the department point person that captures everything we need to know to help launch the program. Example information captured includes target audience, benefits of the program, admission, practicum and graduation requirements, application and admissions processes, industry partnerships and organizations, and international student options. This is just to name a few.
Once the department returns the questionnaire, OOL populates the New Online Program Checklist, which is used as the guide for discussion during the workshop.