The college’s continuously high rankings in online education are evidence of a dedicated, concerted approach toward implementing pedagogical best practices and constantly seeking opportunities for improvement. While online education saw a significant spike over the past two years, leaders at the college have been growing distance learning programs to meet projected demands ahead of the curve. Jason Arnold, director of E-learning, Technology and Communications, has built a high-performing team with a diverse skill set to connect students with faculty and course content in novel and meaningful ways.
“Our faculty and ETC team are engaged in current research in areas of online teaching and assessment practice, student engagement, and interactive media,” he said. “Partnering with other faculty across the university to create learning experiences for diverse audiences continues to provide opportunities to grow in our understanding of learning online.”
According to U.S. News, “a master’s degree in education can help further careers in teaching, instructional design and educational administration.” Programs are ranked based on five general categories: student engagement (30 percent), expert opinion (20 percent), faculty credentials and training (20 percent), student services and technology (20 percent), and student excellence (10 percent).
“Student Affairs’ role has always been to meet students where they are, to help connect them to the various curricular and extra-curricular opportunities that exist and to help them maximize their educational experience,” said Aaron Ganas, academic advisor. “The recognition our college continues to receive is a testament to the resilience, perseverance and optimism our community fosters for itself—students, staff, and faculty.”