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Online Learning Council

The Online Learning Council (OLC) was envisioned in 2009 by our Provost, Mark Greenberg, others in Provost's Office, and Drexel academic leadership. Leveraging over four years of experience, collaboration, and engagement, the current OLC membership has grown to involve nearly 100 faculty, TAs, and professional staff from across the university. The Council's Purpose is to inform and enhance the academic experience Drexel faculty and students enjoy, particularly with respect to the ways in which the infusion of technology and advanced pedagogies can support that achievement. The outcomes could be enhanced teaching practice through an engaging and dynamic learning experience for students in face-to-face, hybrid, or online courses.


The Vision for the Online Learning Council is that an inclusive array of dedicated academic and administrative representatives from across the Drexel University community comes together on a regular basis to focus on enhancing the academic experience of its faculty and students in various ways. The OLC will develop, demonstrate, and share strategies that will have positive and lasting impact on the design, delivery, and outcomes of Drexel’s online, hybrid, and enhanced face-to-face courses.


The Mission of the Online Learning Council will enable the OLC Vision to become a reality through the work of its Committees focused on (but not limited to) course quality, student services, student retention, scalability, and accessibility through communication, discovery, training, information sharing, support, partnerships, and cross-discipline engagement.