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Online and Blended Learning

  • Create common labels and definitions of terms for modes of instruction.
  • Identify challenges related to online and blended instruction.
  • Create a decision-making guide for choosing modalities for individual courses.
  • Make recommendations for training and faculty support related to the various modes of instruction. Offer resources for faculty presenting courses in the fully online and blended modes.

Online and Blended Learning Report

Working group


Robert Jones – Associate Provost of Undergraduate Education and Faculty Affairs


Chan Du – Interim Associate Dean, Charlton College of Business
Kathryn Carter – Interim Dean, Charlton College of Business
Shaun Spencer – Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UMass Law

Staff Members

Ben Baumann – Associate Registrar
Christina Bowen – Capital Projects Manager
Daniel Pirbudagov – Executive Director of International Education
Jillian George – Assistant Controller
Sokratis Koumas – Director, Academic Resource Center
Tracey Russo – Director of Instructional Technology

Faculty Members

Frank Scarano – Professor / Chairperson, Medical Laboratory Science
Heather Turcotte – Associate Professor, Crime & Justice Studies
Jay Zysk – Assistant Professor, English & Communication
Mark Silby – Associate Professor, Biology
Sarah Cosgrove – Professor / Chairperson, Economics
Shannon Jenkins – Professor / Chairperson, Political Science
Steven White – Professor, Management & Marketing


Harshil Patel


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