Synergis Education will deliver the following presentations at the OLC Accelerate 2017 conference, scheduled for November 15–17 in Orlando, Florida. Both highlight how Synergis Education partners with university administrators and faculty to co-design curriculum and grow market-demand online degree programs.

Partnering to Grow Online, Adult-Focused Degree Programs

Thursday, November 16, 2017 — 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM

Aaron Miller of Synergis Education and Susan Darlington of Gwynedd Mercy University

As online enrollment becomes increasingly necessary and valuable for institutional growth, universities and colleges are scrambling to secure the financial resources, time, and expertise needed for expansion. Our presentation highlights the rationale, benefits, challenges, strategies, and “lessons learned” from building online programs via collaboration with a third-party vendor—from each organization’s unique perspective.

We’ll discuss:

  • the unique collaborative partnership between Gwynedd Mercy University and Synergis Education, Inc.
  • how we utilize each organizations’ strengths to design curriculum and support students and faculty
  • how program directors, faculty, and administrators may partner with instructional design teams, whether in-house or third-party

Attendees who are considering expanding their online presence, especially those with questions regarding program scalability, limited internal resources, and migrating to an online, accelerated format, will benefit from our interactive presentation.

All aboard: The No Reservations Method to Collaboration Between Instructional Designers and Faculty

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM

Michael Burnett and CherRon Salemma of Synergis Education

Sometimes faculty have big reservations about working in the online environment. Building collaborative relationships with faculty allows instructional designers to make their vision come alive in the online classroom. In this session, participants will learn best practices for building relationships with faculty to eliminate reservations during the design process.

Questions or comments about these presentations? Please reply to myOLCquestions@synergiseducation.com.