Ferris Online
E-Learning Management Advisory Team

The E-Learning Management Advisory Team (EMAT) was created in 2008, as a cross-functional team focused on improving the overall quality of online learning at Ferris.  The EMAT group has been involved in providing leadership in a number of key areas, including development of appropriate policies for online learning as well as research into best practices and faculty/student perceptions of online learning.

In 2010, the EMAT team was charged by the Vice President of Academic Affairs with the development of a comprehensive plan for online learning at Ferris.  In 2011, that plan, including 11 major recommendations, was approved by the faculty senate and the Dean's Council for adoption at Ferris.

A copy of the plan can be found here:  A Plan for E-Learning at Ferris

Since adoption of the 11 recommendations in 2011, the EMAT team has continued to meet monthly to pursue these initiatives, including continuous improvement plans to further drive some of the initiatives.

An update to the Faculty Senate was provided in 2013:  April 2013 Update

The current EMAT membership and terms of service list:  EMAT membership

EMAT Meeting Minutes

2013 - November 14   Handout-Course reviews    Handout-Distance Ed Rpt

2013 - October 10

2013 - September 12   Handout

2013 - August 22   Handout-Ron

2013 - July 25

2013 - June 27

2013 - May 23

2013 - April 11

2013 - March 28  Handout

2013 - February 14  Handout-Deb   Handout-John   Handout-Recommendations

2013 - January 17  Handout1  Handout2  Handout3

EMAT Surveys and Reports

SLOAN-C Presentation on Online Readiness Orientation (based on Summer 2013 Survey of Online Faculty on usefulness of Online Readiness Orientation/Tutorial)

March 2011 Faculty Survey

Spring 2010 Faculty Survey