Exploring the possible futures for online programs across Dartmouth in order to develop a set of recommendations for institutional priorities, investment, and strategic focus for online learning at Dartmouth. Historically, Dartmouth's online programs have been initiated, supported, and funded from within the Schools where they are situated. With the growth of central instructional design capacities created during the pandemic, and with the success of a handful of Masters' programs currently on offer, we are at an opportune moment to assess where we want to go next in this online effort.
The Provost's Ad Hoc Committee for Online Learning Strategy (COLS) shall proceed with the assumption that online learning is meant to supplement and enhance--not replace--our curricular offerings at the College. The goal is to explore the possible futures for online programs across the College, culminating in a set of recommendations for institutional priorities, investment, and strategic focus for online learning at Dartmouth.