The Center for Online and Digital Learning at Syracuse University celebrated a new chapter of innovative online education at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 9.
Founded in 2017 as a signature “One University” initiative within the College of Professional Studies, the Center for Online and Digital Learning is the unit that develops Syracuse University’s world-class online programs and meets “the needs of students seeking a Syracuse University education from anywhere in the world.”
The Center for Online and Digital Learning recently moved up the hill to 100 Sims Drive from its previous location at the College of Professional Studies at 700 University Ave. The newly renovated and expanded space positions the center for success as Syracuse University’s portfolio of online programs rapidly grows.
“Quality, scalability and innovation have always been at the core of our mission,” says Judy Teng, executive director of the Center for Online and Digital Learning. “Our new facility allows us to reimagine the online learning experience, while our cutting-edge technology and methodologies allow us to enhance teaching and learning.”
The University will offer more engaging online learning possibilities for graduate and undergraduate students as the center grows substantially, says Jim Gaffey, executive director of administration and strategy at the College of Professional Studies.
“This new facility signifies the University’s investment in the Center for Online and Digital Learning and also recognizes the growth of online programs,” Gaffey says. “We want students to have the most up-to-date information available, and these new resources will allow us to refresh courses at a faster rate to better serve our students.”
Ranked 21st among national universities and fifth for private schools in the U.S. News & World Report 2023 Best Online Programs rankings, Syracuse University has proven its commitment to online education.
“The Center for Online and Digital Learning is in the vanguard of Syracuse University’s efforts to face head-on the many disruptions to higher education—to produce and align differentiated academic offerings for a rapidly changing marketplace. Through the talent, creativity, innovation, experimentation, and excellence located at the Center, Syracuse University will achieve its online and digital innovation goals over the next 20 years,” says Michael Frasciello, dean of the College of Professional Studies.