Provide flexible learning options that expand access and opportunities for students in Oregon and beyond, empowering them to pursue academic goals and earn highly respected UO degrees.


  • Inclusive, engaged, research-led teaching
  • Rigorous, engaging course environment
  • Rich educational experience for students
  • Equitable access for diverse learners
  • Expanded opportunities for students to achieve timely, 4-year degree completion
  • Access to undergraduate and graduate education for students who are working, caring for family, or managing other responsibilities
  • Flexibility to choose time and location for learning
  • Support systems that bolster distributed teaching and learning


  • Infrastructure to support research-informed pedagogy
  • Cohesive, predictable services for faculty and students
  • Partnership with faculty governance through elected senate committees: UO Committee on Courses, Graduate and Undergraduate councils
  • Strategic prioritization in developing undergraduate courses for online delivery
  • Strategic selection of graduate programs for online development/delivery
  • High-quality faculty training and resources
  • Personalized student support
  • Continuous improvement through evaluation and revision