Faculty support for teaching online at PLU
Online learning opportunities at PLU extend the university’s mission beyond campus borders, providing high-quality options that meet a variety of student needs while fostering strong student-faculty relationships and learning communities.
Why Online and Blended Learning?
PLU 2020 challenges the University to explore new instructional strategies and support the use of technology in the academic environment. Specifically:
“The University should strengthen means and methods for supporting faculty as they work to improve current academic programs, and should encourage faculty to explore the development of new curricular and pedagogical ideas and innovations” (p. 34).
“The University should broaden its ongoing efforts to support the evolving use of technology in our academic, co-curricular, and living, learning and work environments” (p. 35).
PLU has officially offered blended courses since fall 2014 and online courses since summer 2015. Online courses are offered to traditional students during summer and Jterm, while blended courses can be offered during any term.