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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 will meet once a semester during the 2020-21 academic year. The Fall 2020 meeting will be a Teams meeting held on Friday, October 23, 2020 from 10:30 a.m.– noon. Topics include research on minority students’ experience of online learning, a group discussion on COVID-19 and online programs, and a Fall 2020 UWM Online update. To attend, contact Laura Pedrick.

2019-20 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.