Academic Innovation adds director for online and hybrid programs

Sarah Dysart

(Academic Innovation)

In March 2018, U-M announced the intent to design three new online and hybrid programs: one in data science, a first in public health, and a first MasterTrack Certificate program. Sarah Dysart will be the new director for Online and Hybrid Programs at the Office of Academic Innovation.

Dysart plans to work with other faculty on their online teaching methods with the ultimate goal of student learning success. She also wants to explore if improving online teaching will also improve face-to-face classroom settings.

While Dysart will mainly be concentrating on these online and hybrid courses, she does have more long-term goals that include creating future research-to-practice education solutions and discovering a way to support low-income or minority students to have more access to or engagement with online education as well. 

Author: Samantha DeRosia, ITS Communications

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