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Digital Learning Working Group

The Digital Learning Working Group has two goals around the usage of technology that supports teaching and learning.


Members of this subcommittee develop resources and programming to support faculty teaching in multiple course delivery modalities and incentivize teaching and curricular innovation.

Activities include:

  1. Conduct an environmental scan to identify faculty development resources that exist across higher education and Northwestern’s schools in supporting faculty design and teach fully online, hybrid, and in-person courses
  2. Produce a report that summarizes existing developmental resources, while identifying any gaps and recommending future improvements
  3. Identify whether existing or new material should be included in the Provost’s Faculty Development and Leadership Programs, as it relates to effective course design for teaching in multiple course-delivery modalities
  4. Develop short- and long-term objectives to incentivize teaching and curricular innovation through faculty-led projects that align with University initiatives, e.g., inclusivity, accessibility, Universal Design for Learning, open educational resources, etc.
  5. Explore potential sources of funding to support faculty-led projects. Once funding is secured, solicit proposals for review and prioritization
  6. Compare Northwestern programs against peer institutions



Last Updated: 7 May 2020

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