Building and Managing a Distance Education Program

Distance Learning Administration and Policy: Strategies for Achieving Excellence

When building an online program, there is a seemingly endless list of big questions that need to be answered. Among them are: What kind of program you want it to be – high tech or low tech? Professor intensive or adjunct driven? Blended learning or fully online? What kind of technology will be used to deliver course content? What about opportunities for collaboration?

If you’re looking for proven strategies from distance education leaders who know what works, and what doesn’t, when it comes to distance education, you’ll want to download this FREE special report: Distance Learning Administration and Policy: Strategies for Achieving Excellence.


Although distance learning is no longer in its infancy, there are still a lot of unknowns. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the questions and the possibilities of what you want your online program to look like today … not to mention five years from now. Here’s your chance to take some of the best practices learned by those who blazed the trail before you.

We created this special report to provide some solutions to the big questions about distance education: About pedagogy, technology, philosophy and administration of distance learning programs. In this report, you will find concise, informative articles on distance education administration and policy that have appeared in Distance Education Report.

Here are just some of the articles you will find in Distance Learning Administration and Policy: Strategies for Achieving Excellence:

  • Seeing Where the Distance Education Opportunities Lie
  • Dumb is Smart: Learning from Our Worst Practices
  • Building a Distance Education Program: Key Questions to Answer
  • Eight Steps to On-Campus/Online Parity
  • Creating a Business Continuity Plan for Your Distance Education Program
  • Integrating Distance Education Programs into the Institution
  • Solving the Problems of Faculty Ownership with Online Courses


The mass of program and policy issues confronting distance education administrators grows every day. This special report will help you conceptualize, manage, and grow the distance education program at your school.

Best of all, Distance Learning Administration and Policy: Strategies for Achieving Excellence is free when you subscribe to Faculty Focus, our new online information resource for faculty in the higher education industry.

Faculty Focus contains a wealth of valuable material — not just about distance education administration and policy— but all of the higher education issues that are important to faculty and administrators. It’s packed with tips, best practices and other actionable information you can use on the topics that impact your students, your school and your work, including:

  • Instructional Design
  • Faculty Development
  • Teaching Strategies
  • Distance Learning
  • Classroom Management
  • Educational Assessment
  • Faculty Evaluation
  • Learning Styles
  • Curriculum Development
  • Academic Leadership
  • Community Colleges
  • Trends in Higher Education
  • And much, much more.

From creating a business continuity plan to achieving parity with on-campus courses, Distance Learning Administration and Policy: Strategies for Achieving Excellence is packed with real-world insights for strengthening your distance education program.



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