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How Can I Increase Faculty and Staff Buy-in For Online Programs?

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How Can I Increase Faculty and Staff Buy-in For Online Programs?

In this video, James Moore (DePaul University) explains the contributors to resistance to online programs and provides actionable solutions that will help you effectively lead change at your institution.

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Some faculty and staff are resistant to the idea of online programs. The first step in overcoming this resistance to teaching online is to understand the obstacles and objections. We then explore three key reasons that faculty and staff give for not wanting to make the move to online and learn about a framework that can help overcome the objections. Faculty and staff buy-in for online programs is possible. There are two core requirements: a supportive and trusting culture, and an acceptance that the benefits of change outweigh perceived risks and costs to the individual. The framework to effect meaningful change is communication, an effective reward structure, and a well-developed support program.


James Moore
Director of Online Learning
Driehaus College of Business
DePaul University


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