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Goal 3: Promoting Innovation, Creativity and Agility

Initiatives in support of Goal 3

  1. Establish a new centralized entrepreneurially-focused unit to develop a "virtual" University of Hartford that responds to market demand for fully online programs that will complement, not compete with, existing university programs.
    Action Step Timeline Progress

    Implement University of Hartford Online graduate and certificate programs agreement.

    2014-2017 COMPLETE

    Develop an integrated presence for an online community on

    2014-2015 COMPLETE

    Develop consistent policies and incorporate best practices for online learning (for example)

    a.) Establish rotating course review process

    b.) Identify process for chair/peer review of online courses.

    2014-2017 in progress
  2. Create innovative options for curricular organization and course delivery such as hybrid programs, accelerated pathways to degrees, and competency-based assessment in response to changing needs of students, industry and professional communities.
    Action Step Timeline Progress

    Creation of an Academic Entrepreneurial Fund

    a.) Competitive process for seed-funding for new programs and certificates

    b.) Develop a process for revenue sharing

    in progress

    Focus on teaching in new modalities and pedagogies

    a.) Add tenured faculty member on full-time 3-year rotating appointment to FCLD

    b.) Examine best practices for teaching in hybrid, accelerated

    in progress
  3. Establish a structure for developing, reviewing, and approving new academic programs and, where appropriate, discontinuing existing academic programs with increasing speed and agility.

    Action Step Timeline Progress

    Charge Exec. Director for Institutional Effectiveness to work with faculty & administrators to assess market viability of programs.

    a.) Focus on online/hybrid/low residency programs and select face-to-face programs.

    2014 -  on going in progress

    Review program approval process and make recommendations for streamlining.

    2014-2015 COMPLETE

    Reward successful innovation.

    2014-ongoing ongoing

    Deans/Chairs/Faculty charged with continually scanning the market to identify programs in demand.

    2015-ongoing ongoing

    Updated: 11/15/2016