Vision & Mission

The Office of Distance & Digital Learning or DDL was created in January 2017 with its founding and current director (Ryan Hobbs) in association with the University’s 2020 Strategic Plan: Status to Stature. As part of this plan, our office was charged to advance online and digital offerings, specifically online courses and programs.

DDL works closely with a number of partners across the university, including the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) is organizationally structured within the division of Academic Affairs, directed by the Provost & VP of Academic Affairs.

Our Vision

To be recognized by our students, partners and peers as a leader in digital learning.

Our Mission

We work closely with faculty, students and staff to advance, educate, promote and direct digital learning offerings and services on campus, and beyond.

Our Values

The following values guide our work, interactions and priorities. If you find evidence for and against these values, we would love to collect your feedback.

Integrity: We do what we say we will do.
Service: We put the needs of students and colleagues at the heart of everything we do.
People: We value our people and promote diversity in our teams and thinking.
Civility: We foster an environment where people interact in a professional, competent, polite, and caring manner.
Collaboration: We believe that the best results are achieved through teamwork, sharing, and open communication.
Innovation: We promote and implement creative and responsive ideas and solutions.
Excellence: We are committed to a high standard of work and performance.
Simplicity: We devote our efforts toward the things that matter most.
Results: We strategically focus on outcomes and foster continuous improvement.