Online Learning Initiatives at Northwestern
Northwestern University provides innovative and rigorous learning experiences for online and on-the-ground courses. Our renowned faculty develop and teach a variety of online courses for certificates and degree programs. Northwestern is emphasizing its commitment to online learning through two new partnerships that will help it lead the way in transforming the landscape of online higher education.
Northwestern University is proud to partner with Coursera, a California-based education company founded in 2011 by two Stanford computer science professors. A variety of free online courses will be offered. Additional courses will be featured as faculty members develop new online strategies for delivering their course content to a global audience.
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FACULTY DISTANCE LEARNING WORKGROUP
The Faculty Distance Learning Workgroup advises the Provost on issues related to the development and implementation of distance learning opportunities at the University. Through active engagement with the schools, faculty colleagues and other groups across campus, this workgroup will help ensure that the core teaching, research, and service mission is at the center of all distance learning initiatives undertaken by the University.
Mary Finn, Chair, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs – WCAS
Gad Allon, Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences – KSM
Tom Bauman, Music Studies – BSM
Tom Collinger, Integrated Marketing Communications; Senior Director of Medill Distance Learning – Medill
Debra DaRosa, Surgery – FSM
Hannah Feldman, Art History – WCAS
Scott Garton, Department Head, Library, Branch and Off-Campus Services Department
Jeanne Herrick, Writing Program – WCAS; Educational Affairs Committee, Faculty Senate
Justin Martin, NUQ Journalism Program
David Meyer, Physics and Astronomy – WCAS
Rick Morris, Associate Dean for Finance and Administration – SoC
Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, Director of Center for Talent Development – SESP
Chris Riesbeck, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science – MEAS
Cynthia Robin, Anthropology – WCAS
Joel Shapiro, Associate Dean of Academic Programs – SCS
Katrin Voelkner, German; Director of the MMLC, Member of Council on Language Instruction – WCAS
Marianna Kepka, Facilitator, Assistant Provost for Academic Administration