Two recent surveys, by the University of Rochester and by Quality Matters in partnership with Eduventures, have focused on the role of chief online officer, how that role is being defined at institutions across the U.S., and their perspectives on current institutional practices, priorities, and challenges. Among many responsibilities, these individuals are key to the response of their institutions to accreditation, regulation, and compliance issues. The lead investigators in these surveys will report and compare their results and raise questions for further study.
1: Increase awareness of this emerging role in online education administration
2: Understand the priority concerns of online education officers
3: Understand emerging institutional types serving the online education market