Our efforts to raise awareness of online and hybrid offerings, grow enrollments and provide an infrastructure for online program administration and quality assurance are well underway. In March the online.gsu.edu website launched. This month, digital advertising began for our online portfolio.
Programs that have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Office of the Associate Provost for Online Strategies and are approved for online delivery are represented on the website. The site continues to evolve as programs are added and online student and alumni testimonials are added over time.
The Georgia State Online staff, led by Associate Provost Kim Siegenthaler, has expanded to include two educational program coordinators, Nakita Afaha and Phil Clopton, whose roles are to liaise with the offering departments in the schools and colleges. The team also includes a recruitment coordinator, Moisés Aguayo, who coaches prospective students, coordinates the online web bot knowledgebase and collaborates with Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions on Slate related projects. Together the team is already making an impact in coordinating information about online programs as well as assisting program leaders in planning for growth.
A first round of program investments has been awarded for the purposes of program development and enrollment growth. Funding opportunities for online and hybrid programs include new program development seed money, enrollment growth incentives and enrollment capacity advance funds.
As an endeavor housed in the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Online Education (CETLOE), online program growth also is fueled by increased resources for instructional design. More than 30 professionals were added to the CETLOE team in the last year, and the teams are poised to help faculty develop high quality courses in all types of classroom settings – in-person and online.
To help the campus community stay involved in our online growth strategies, the Online Education Advisory Council was established in 2020. With representatives from each college, the group’s role is to identify and help shape resources needed to support the expansion and improvement of online courses and programs. Contact Kim Siegenthaler with your ideas.
Georgia State’s online and hybrid portfolio will soon grow to more than 90 offerings. Among the new online offerings this fall will be:
- Bachelor of Social Work
- Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
- Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Psychology
- Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
- Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
- Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership
- Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language
- Professional Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
- Master of Public Health in Health Promotion and Behavior
- Master of Actuarial Science
To experience what prospective students will see when they peruse online offerings, visit online.gsu.edu.