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UOnline Course Offerings

Creating Online Offerings:

For the development of online offerings, the Univeristy of Utah selects programs or courses in a strategic manner. After a variety of investment investigations, departments may receive significant university resources to develop programs of study that clearly support more flexible options for sustainable course offerings and for enrolled students. These investment investigations typically encompass:
  • market research
    Exams regional and national program demand and target enrollments. Utilizes employment data and examines competing programs. Articulates differentiating factors offered by University of Utah programs.
  • curriculum alignment
    Demonstrates parity between on-campus and online offerings. Establishes alignments with established program learning outcomes.
  • financial sustainability planning
    Identifies enrollment targets and required revenue to sustain and maintain the online offerings.
  • faculty online readiness
    Examines the online teaching attitudes and experience among the designated online faculty authors and instructors. 

Review the RFP Guidelines from the UOnline OfficeOverview of the Development Process for Creating Online Offerings


Strategies and Priorites for Online Offerings:

In a flexible model for university level education, programs can be fully online or a blend of online and on-campus that captures the best of both contexts. Students have the flexibility to move between learning experiences in the model;  greater access is provided for students. 
Online courses are defined as a class where 80% or more of class activities occur asynchronously,
thus freeing students from specific time and location requirements. 
The investment decisions for creating and delivering online offerings are guided by the following strategic priorities:

  • Priority 1: Provide greater schedule flexibility for University of Utah undergraduates through online courses that reduce bottleneck high-enrollment general education or gateway courses. Target areas include...
      • courses where demand regularly exceeds capacity of available seats
      • courses that are often repeated
      • prerequisites or foundational courses for entering or progressing in a degree program
  • Priority 2: Baccalaureate degree completion programs (typically 60-hour programs) offered fully online in areas of very high demand and/or where significant numbers of interested students could not attend on-campus classes. Target areas include...
      • high enrollment majors
      • areas where the demand for prepared professionals exceeds the available pool

  • Priority 3: Professional masters programs & certificates, typically one-year in length, offered fully online (possibly with a limited campus intensive experience).  Offerings address areas of high market demand, or specific industry partnerships where on-campus attendance is difficult to accommodate. Target areas include...
      • fields where the demand for prepared professionals exceeds available pool



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Contact Information:

Office of Undergraduate Studies
  • Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies
    Director for UOnline
    Cory Stokes
Teaching & Learning Technologies (TLT)