Digital Strategy Task Force

About the Task Force

The Digital Strategy Task Force was charged in October 2021 with creating a vision for our campus-level digital strategy, maximizing CU Denver's deep and decades-long expertise in online learning and capitalizing on the 2030 strategic plan that positions us to be a university for life for learners of all backgrounds, careers, and ages.

Chaired by Katie Linder, Associate Vice Chancellor for Digital Strategy and Learning, the task force will engage with the campus community, internal and external data sources, and relevant scholarly and market research to develop a set of recommendations for next steps that address areas of both opportunity and priority. The task force will deliver recommendations to Chancellor Marks and Provost Nakuma by March 31, 2022. 

Read the Task Force's Charge

Input to the Task Force

The Task Force sought input from students, faculty, staff, and alumni through a series of input sessions. Each session addressed a particular set of questions, which have been included below.

Faculty and Staff | Session 1 

  • What are our learners' most pressing needs?
  • Which audiences will we serve? What environments do they need?

Session held Thursday, November 11


Faculty and Staff | Session 2

  • What traits does CU Denver need for success?
  • How do we create an equity-based digital education model?

Session held Monday, November 15



Faculty and Staff | Session 3

  • What program support do faculty and staff need?
  • What technological infrastructure do we need?

Session held Tuesday, November 16



Faculty and Staff | Session 4

  • What program support do faculty and staff need?
  • What technological infrastructure do we need?

Session held Tuesday, November 16



Faculty and Staff | Session 5

  • What traits does CU Denver need for success?
  • How do we create an equity-based digital education model?

Session held Wednesday, November 17



Student | Session 6

  • What are our learners' most pressing needs?
  • Which audiences will we serve? What environments do they need?

Session held Wednesday, November 17



Alumni | Session 7

  • What are our learners' most pressing needs?
  • Which audiences will we serve? What environments do they need?

Session held Thursday, November 18



Faculty and Staff | Session 8

  • What are our learners' most pressing needs?

Session held Thursday, November 18


Members of the Digital Strategy Task Force

 
Katie Linder, PhD, Chair | Associate Vice Chancellor | Digital Strategy and Learning
Tobin Bliss | Associate Vice Chancellor | Fiscal Planning 
Gabriel Castano | Associate Vice Chancellor | Strategic Enrollment and Student Success
Leo Darnell | Assistant Dean | College of Architecture and Planning
Dennis DeBay, PhD | Clinical Assistant Professor | School of Education and Human Development
Paula Dickson | Executive Director | Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness 
Joni Dunlap, PhD | Professor | School of Education and Human Development
Lucy Dwight, PhD | Associate Professor, Clinical Teaching Track | School of Public Affairs
Josue Estrada | Undergraduate Student | Psychology 
Crystal Gasell, EdD | IT Program Manager | Office of Information Technology 
Mark Golkowski, PhD | Associate Dean and Professor | College of Engineering, Design and Computing
Brad Hinson | Assistant Dean and Senior Instructor | School of Education and Human Development
Carrie John | Associate Vice Chancellor | Strategic Enrollment and Student Success
Karen Klimczak | Assistant Vice Chancellor | University Communications
Jeff Merkel | Instructor | College of Arts and Media
James Prairie | Graduate Student | Business School
Ronald Ramirez, PhD | Associate Dean | Business School
John Tinnell | Associate Professor | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Angie Vandijk | Director | Strategic Enrollment and Student Success
Emilie Waggoner | First Year Experience Associate Director | Strategic Enrollment and Student Success

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