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Online Program Council

UWM’s Online Program Council is a network of faculty, staff, and administrators who are currently involved in the planning, implementation, and delivery of online degrees or certificates. Membership is composed of one or more representatives from every online degree or certificate program at UWM, as well as other faculty and staff interested in online programming. The Council is sponsored by the Provost’s Office, and is not a governance body. The Council co-chairs are currently Laura Pedrick and Diane Reddy.


The Council has three primary objectives:

  • Function as a community of practice to encourage adoption of best practices in online teaching and learning.
  • Facilitate sharing of information about online program development and delivery with respect to topics such as: student orientation and support, faculty development, technology, pricing, marketing and recruitment, etc.
  • Share expertise and provide peer support for faculty, staff, and administrators exploring new online programs


The Online Program Council typically meets monthly during the academic year. The schedule for 2018-19 follows. You can also download the 2018-19 Online Program Council Schedule here.

2018-19 Online Program Council Meeting Schedule

All sessions from 10:30 a.m.-noon in Lubar S250. (NOTE: Meeting on April 5 to be held at CETL, Engelmann B73)

Date Topic
September 14
  • Peer Review of Online Programs (Dylan Barth)
  • Enrollment Update (Laura—2017-18 & Dylan—summer online)
October 12
  • Bridging Credit & Noncredit Offerings
  • Prior Learning Assessment (Tania Habeck, Hope Longwell Grice)
November 9
  • Providing Support for Online Students (Dylan Barth, Laura Pedrick, & Diane Reddy)
  • Using Video in Online Courses & Programs (Amy Mangrich)
December 7
  • Burning Glass Update (Jeremy Page & Sue Stalewski)
  • Gen Z as Online Learners (Dylan Barth)
February 8
  • UWM Teaching & Learning Symposium: Implications for Online Courses & Programs (Diane Reddy & Sarah MacDonald)
  • Game-based Learning (Lane Sunwall & Dylan Barth)
March 1
  • Student Evaluations
  • Deep Dive: Canvas Feature
April 5
May 3
  • Cool Tools (CETL)
  • What’s on the Horizon (All)

2018-19 Online Program Council Video Recordings

Please note that login (with your ePantherID
& password) is required to view video content

How to Join

Contact Laura Pedrick if you would like to receive more information or join the Online Program Council listserv.