Faculty Success Means Student Success: Supporting Online Faculty

Hands on KeyboardThe push for “student success” is all around us. Today, new campus IT implementations, software development efforts, and academic program redesigns all seem conceived in the popular context of student success, or they are in some significant way connected to it. But what about the notion of “faculty success”?

Michael E. Cottam is Webster University’s Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director of its Online Learning Center. He has moved innovative support programs for online faculty forward there and in his previous posts with very large online programs at higher education institutions including Rio Salado College and Mount St. Mary’s University Online. CT talked recently with Cottam, who believes that supporting his institution’s online faculty is the most important element of creating student success. Continue on to Campus Technology to read the entire Q&A with Michael Cottam