In today’s edition of Inside Higher Ed, Carl Straumsheim writes about a new Council of Independent Colleges initiative that “will bring 20 of the organization’s members together in a Consortium for Online Humanities Instruction.”

Ithaka S+R is delighted to serve as an advisor for this initiative. In this capacity Ithaka S+R is undertaking three roles:
1. Advising the CIC in the program design, helping to select members of the consortium, and contributing to communications with members.

2. Supporting consortium members as they design and implement their projects, including providing background research on online learning technologies and implementation approaches, helping to conduct a series of workshops, and acting as a “concierge” to help members select appropriate technology partners and other resources.

3. Conducting evaluations of the projects, looking at both student learning outcomes and cost savings.
The project will take place over three years, allowing members an opportunity to refine their courses and explore opportunities for collaboration.