It's in the Collaboration: Growing an Online Doctoral Program from Scratch

Thursday, February 04 | 11:15AM–12:00PM | Texas Ballroom Foyer, Fourth Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
Two universities and one School of Social Work worked together to go online for the first time. This session will look at how the universities of St. Thomas and St. Catherine collaborated to produce one of the first online doctoral programs in the field. We will discuss challenges from both pedagogical and technology perspectives, and how by working together the two institutions were able to transform a local Minnesota-based program into one that is successfully reaching across the country.

OUTCOMES: Learn about effective collaboration strategies and the importance of program leadership and pedagogical framework (Quality Matters and the community of inquiry) * Gain effective online presentation strategies and tools used in program creation and delivery


  • Eric Larson

    Instructional Technologist, University of St. Thomas

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