During Spring 2021, Executive Dean Van Kooten empaneled the Strategic Online Course Committee to examine the current state of online education in the College of Arts and Sciences—particularly at the undergraduate level—and recommend a path forward. Among the recommendations of the committee were that:
- Each Core College unit submit a plan for all undergraduate online courses they wish to offer and place that plan in context within the unit's long-term curricular goals and vision.
- Each Core College online course be vetted by a committee of College faculty and administrators to ensure its quality and potential for long-term viability.
The Executive Dean has accepted these recommendations. Guidance and timelines for each are provided below.