The Office of the Associate Provost for Teaching and Technology supports the University’s strategic direction of increasing academic access by providing administrative and financial oversight for on-line and distance learning programs.
Academic oversight such as curriculum, content and degree requirements are the responsibility of the academic unit offering the program.
Delivery of academic content can take many different forms including on campus-online which is commonly referred to as (E-Learning), off campus- on-line and off-campus remote which is commonly referred to as (Distance Learning). Online and E-learning delivery can also take several different forms including synchronous and a-synchronous leaning.
Funding of on-line and distance learning programs can take one of two forms, state-funded (commonly referred to as on-book) or self-funded (commonly referred to as off-book). State funded (on-book) courses may also assess a distance learning fee on a cost recovery basis to offset additional cost of offering a course on-line or by distance.
Faculty who teach on-line courses or in distance learning programs can be compensated in-load (traditional university assignment) or out of load (commonly referred to as overload) basis.