April 26 Forum on Online Education

To: UCSC Community

From: Joe Konopelski, Chair, UCSC Academic Senate

The Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching, in collaboration with its Committee on Educational Policy, will host the third in a series of forums on online education on Friday, April 26.

The forum — open to all faculty, staff, and students — will take place from 3:15 to 5 p.m. in the Stevenson Event Center. "Online Education & UCSC: What's next?" will focus on the big questions surrounding online education:

• How will online education change the role of the professor?
• What are the risks to faculty in respect to intellectual property in offering online courses?
• How will online courses be assessed, and who will determine the measures for success? The panelists, below, will discuss these and many more questions.

Panelists include the following:
• Daphne Koller, co-founder of Coursera, professor of computer science, Stanford University
• Robert Meister, professor of history of consciousness, UCSC
• Rodney Ogawa, professor of education, UCSC
• Alison Galloway, campus provost/executive vice chancellor, UCSC
• Representative from the UCSC student organization "New School"

The discussion will be moderated by Lois Kazakoff, deputy editorial page editor for the San Francisco Chronicle, and a UCSC alumna (Cowell, 1976).

For updated information, please go to the Academic Senate site for this forum.