Affordable Degrees-at-Scale Symposium

The Affordable Degrees-at-Scale (ADSS) Symposium is the preeminent event for higher education leaders to engage in intensive conversations on the strategies, trends, and challenges associated with scaled degree programs. First held in 2017, the Symposium has since grown into a dynamic convergence around Higher Education’s most pressing topics where leaders collaborate and innovate.  

One of the core benefits of this symposium is its ability to facilitate candid, meaningful conversations among participants. Attendees (both virtual and in-person) will explore best practices that enable institutions to create, grow, and sustain at-scale, affordable degree programs. For that reason, our theme this year is an exciting one - A Decade of Scaled Degrees. In honor of the 10-year anniversary of OMSCS – the degree that broke the mold – we'll be developing a compelling agenda that explores what we have learned, where we are now, and the future of where we are going. 

Save The Date with logo and event title, A Decade of Scaled Degrees, with the event date of Oct 14-16, 2024

Call For Session and Presentation Proposals

Share your expertise with the at-scale community.

Proposals are currently open for a variety of session and presentation options such as program updates, long and short presentations, workshops, panels, and more. Proposals will be accepted until Tuesday, July 9, 2024, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Acceptance notifications will be completed by late July. 

Themes to Consider: 

  • The Intersection of Teaching and Learning 

  • The Impact of AI 

  • Managing Faculty Engagement  

  • Navigating Regulatory Challenges 

  • Tackling Affordability  

  • Maintaining Innovation in Education 

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State of Scale Survey

We are collecting input from the community on the current state of scale. In this short survey, you can provide your feedback on the growth and challenges scaled programs have seen over the last 10 years.

Symposium Location

The in-person portions of the symposium will be held at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Midtown Atlanta in the heart of Tech Square - Atlanta's thriving innovation community. Easily accessible from Interstates 75/85 and just 15 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Attached to the Center is The Tech Square parking deck that offers convenient hourly and daily rates.

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