and Distributed Learning Action Plan
the past 20 months there have been a variety of conversations about how
to advance the University of Hawaii in the area of distance learning.
These have played out in a number of committee discussions,
workshops, and most notably, in the preparation of the new Strategic Plans
for the University of Hawaii and its major units.
As part of the UH system-wide strategic planning process a number of
Strategic Issue Teams (SITs) were formed to provide input to the
planning process. At the direction of Interim Vice President for
Academic Affairs, Deane Neubauer, the SIT for
Information Technology and Distance Learning was charged to follow up
on the strategic planning with an Action Plan that would lay out the
specific actions UH should take to move forward.
A draft action plan was prepared and
shared with the entire UH community for comment by email, memo or in an
online discussion forum. Based on the many thoughtful insights,
concerns and ideas shared from throughout the University, the SIT
finalized the University of Hawaii Distance and Distributed Learning
Action Plan and submitted it to Interim VP Neubauer in early May 2003.