Strategic Plan 2014-2019

UAB Online represented as a bridge

Our Values


Respect
We Value all Voices

Service
We Practice Servant Leadership

Team Spirit
We are Part of One University

Integrity
We are Honest and Transparent

Ownership
We Find Solutions & Make it Happen


Our Goals


Goal 1: Achieve recognition as a global leader in quality online education

Goal 2: Join the vanguard of online teaching and learning

Goal 3: Create a learning community of successful, online students who are engaged with the university, the faculty and each other

Goal 4: Foster a world-class faculty who are inspired and professionally fulfilled by teaching in an online environment

Goal 5: Provide cutting-edge campus technology and infrastructure that  ensures faculty and student success


Our Objectives


Quality Curriculum
  • Deliver clear, consistent, university-wide practice guidelines and policies that address online quality issues
  • Ensure online education content and delivery is aligned with SACS COC and Sloan, Quality Matters or other standards
  • Deliver effective and engaging faculty training to achieve high quality online education

University Success
  • Expand the research capacity of UAB in the field of online teaching and learning
  • Establish strategic partnerships to fuel growth in online education
  • Increase online enrollments
  • Diversify UAB student population with the online, adult learner market

Faculty Success
  • Develop faculty-driven incentives and recognition strategies for online, adjunct teaching faculty
  • Ensure faculty evaluation measures are aligned with online goals
  • Provide personalized instructional design and online pedagogy support
  • Create strong mentorship and communities of practice programs for faculty
  • Support professional development of online faculty

Student Success
  • Provide equivalent access to university support services for online and face-to-face students
  • Provide systems for authentication and verification of online student identity
  • Ensure all online course content is compliant with the American with Disabilities Act (as amended)
  • Provide online technology support and training for students
  • Establish a technology-enhanced, comprehensive approach to enhancing student retention & on-time degree completion

Enabling Technology
  • Provide a state-of-the-art portfolio of reliable, user-friendly, learning technology tools
  • Provide state-of-the-art, scalable IT infrastructure for the delivery of world-class, online education
  • Develop streamlined and efficient administrative operations
  • Deliver customer-centric, integrated technical support services for online faculty and students
  • Provide enhanced universal design and accessible instructional technology for online users