Penn State has a long history of multi-campus collaboration. From the first shared degree program in Nursing in 1973 to the new Digital Learning Cooperative, the core of the collaboration has been faculty disciplinary communities. By working closely with faculty in degree programs there has been progress in strengthening student learning opportunities, improving collaboration and program operation, supporting the development of campus specialization and leverage regional opportunities, enabling the development of faculty and student communities across campuses, and leveraging common resources, operations, and technologies to provide a consistently high quality Penn State learning environment.
Support for this effort has involved the development of several new shared degree programs, improved course sharing between campuses and colleges, as well as strengthened disciplinary communities among degree programs. Faculty teaching in these programs have been provided faculty development and support in the development and delivery of online and hybrid courses, as well as support for innovative approaches to teaching students who are based at a residential campus, but taking part of their coursework in a technology mediated environment.
If you have questions about shared programs, or course sharing at Penn State, please contact Dr. David E. Stone, Director of Collaborative Programs via email at email@example.com