Celebrate an innovation award for distance learning at UIS

Online education

When you give to UIS online programs you give to almost all UIS students

In fact, 97% of the students who graduated from UIS in 2016 had taken at least one online class. UIS is a leader in online education because the online classes build on UIS expertise and strengths. Many faculty members who teach in the online program also teach on campus, and 99% of the campus services for on campus are also available and appreciated by online students. Please consider supporting this important UIS advantage by giving to this unrestricted fund.

And now for the news about the Strategic Innovation Award

The  University of Illinois Springfield was honored  as a national leader in online education in April 2016 when the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) presented its award for Strategic Innovation in Online Education during its annual conference in San Diego, CA.

The award recognizes an institution of higher education that has set and met innovative goals focused on online education and been strategic in the planning, development, implementation and sustainability in the line with the institutional mission.

“We are deeply honored by this prestigious national award that recognizes the vision and leadership of the university in applying technologies to enhance teaching and learning at UIS,” said Ray Schroeder, UIS associate vice chancellor for online learning.

In applying for the award, UIS submitted information about recent achievements in online learning showing how overall objectives were met.

“Being recognized for the online learning leadership and strategic planning that UIS is known for nationally is an exciting testament to the faculty who teach, the administrators who strategically plan for success, and for the students who have chosen UIS to achieve their educational goals,” said Vickie Cook, director of the UIS Center for Online Learning, Research and Service.

UIS offers twelve undergraduate degree programs and eleven graduate degree programs online. Over 300 UIS faculty provide high quality online education experiences for students across the nation and around the world each semester.

U.S. News & World Report recently ranked all UIS undergraduate degree programs among the top 30 best in the nation. The Management Information Systems graduate business program was ranked 18th best nationally.

UPCEA is the leading association for professional, continuing, and online education. Founded in 1915, UPCEA now serves more than 400 institutions, including most of the leading public and private colleges and universities in North America.

Posted with grateful appreciation of the UIS Center for Online Learning, Research and Service.