Leading in Online Learning: Scaling Programs and Transitioning to Self-Support

Wednesday, February 03 | 6:15PM–6:45PM
Session Type: Professional Development
Are you in the process of scaling online programs to enroll large numbers of students? Have you scaled your programs and are now being asked to financially support your operations? If you are facing one or both of these realities, this session is for you. In this session, the presenter will revisit lessons learned from scaling an online program from a small group of students to almost 1,000. He will explore the learning events from his current transition to a self-supporting unit at a regional public university. Following a brief presentation, the presenter will crowdsource those issues to produce collaborative solutions and strategies.

OUTCOMES: Acquire practical strategies for scaling and managing an online learning enterprise * Learn approaches to transitioning from a university-supported to a self-supporting unit * Gain insight on how to financially analyze the true costs of online programs


  • Luke Dowden

    Director of Distance Learning, University of Louisiana at Lafayette