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Update from Online Strategy and Programs

June 15, 2021

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As we have turned the page to June, I wanted to make sure to make you each aware of a few organizational changes made on the Online Strategy and Programs.

Program for Advanced College Credit (PACC) and Catholic Virtual Alignment (CVA)

With the great progress made in our high school engagement initiatives, including the expansion of high school partnerships and preparations to launch the new Catholic Virtual Academy, we will continue to build on this progress by formally realigning the PACC responsibilities and CVA responsibilities under one position. This creates clarity of responsibility and structural alignment within the global online organization. With this change, Denise Sharrock-Mueller is assuming a new title as the assistant director of Online Operations and she will formally expand her responsibilities to include the leadership of the PACC and CVA. Additionally, her reporting structure will shift reporting to Sarah Dampier as the director of Online Operations. This move will streamline the Global Online team, create clarity in roles and responsibilities, and account for continued strong oversight of the high school engagement initiatives for both the PACC and CVA.

Instructional Technology

In the past year, the Instructional Technology team moved under the umbrella of the Global Online office. The efforts and contributions of the team most notably included providing the leadership and support necessary to navigate COVID, and the continued implementation of the new single LMS Canvas. Additionally, the team worked to streamline the instructional technology help desk functions with an eye toward providing service and support to the entire university. Looking forward, we are further streamlining the organizational structure of the Instructional Technology team. This includes expanding Abram Hedtke’s role as director of Instructional Technology to oversee our institutionwide Instructional Technology teams. We are also broadening the support lent by the Instructional Technology team through the addition of three Instructional Technologist positions.This will allow us to both advance a more centralized model while addressing Instructional Technology matters universitywide.

Please join me in congratulating Denise, Sarah, and Abe on their new responsibilities and for their continued leadership in advancing our Global Online efforts!