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Affordable Degrees-at-Scale Symposium

Join Georgia Tech Professional Education for an intensive virtual conversation on the current- and future-state of at-scale programs based on successful implementations in the U.S. and around the globe.

Topics explored:

  • Performance-based admissions in at-scale programs
  • Marketing and demand analysis
  • Student engagement
  • Growth in at-scale programs
  • Artificial intelligence and at-scale learning
  • New dimensions of at-scale learning
  • Quality, access, and ratings




12:00-12:05 p.m. EST | 17:00-17:05 UTC
Opening Remarks

  • Ángel Cabrera, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

12:15-12:40 p.m. EST | 17:15-17:40 UTC
Seven Years of Growth: State of Georgia Tech's at-Scale Programs

  • Nelson Baker, Ph.D., Georgia Tech Professional Education

12:40-1:40 p.m. EST | 17:40-18:40 UTC
Panel: Marketing & Demand Analysis for At-Scale Programs

  • Stefany Sanders, Georgia Tech Professional Education (Moderator)
  • Karen Haberfeld, University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education
  • Milena Kodde, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • J.P. Matychak, Ed.D., Boston University
  • Matthew L. Wagner, Purdue Online

1:40-2:00 p.m. EST | 18:40-19:00 UTC

2:00-2:30 p.m. EST | 19:00-19:30 UTC
Performance-Based Admissions and Electrical Engineering at-Scale

  • Quentin McAndrew, Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder

2:30-3:00 p.m. EST | 19:30-20:00 UTC
Student Services and Engagement at-Scale

  • Jennifer Wooley, Georgia Tech Professional Education

12:05-12:45 p.m. EST | 17:05-17:45 UTC
Applied Marketing Research

  • Mont Rogers, Georgia Tech Professional Education

12:45-1:45 p.m. EST | 17:45-18:45 UTC
Panel: The New Dimensions of at-Scale Learning

  • Karen Sibley, Ed.D., Brown University (Moderator)
  • MJ Bishop, Ed.D., University System of Maryland
  • Jonna Lee, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Arun Surendran. Ph.D., Trinity College of Engineering
  • Ulrike Wild, Wageningen University & Research

1:45-2:00 p.m. EST | 18:45-19:00 UTC

2:00-2:30 p.m. EST | 19:00-19:30 UTC
Panel: Affordability, Access, and Rankings for at-Scale Learning: A Conversation Starter

  • Yakut Gazi, Ph.D., Georgia Tech Professional Education (Moderator)
  • Chris Dellarocas, Ph.D., Boston University
  • Nasir Memon. Ph.D., New York University Tandon School of Engineering

2:30-3:00 p.m. EST | 19:30-20:00 UTC
Closing Session: From Cognitive Engagement to Teacher Presence and Social Belonging in Scalable Online Education

  • Ashok Goel, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology


Nelson Baker, dean of professional education
Nelson Baker, Ph.D.
Dean of Professional Education
Georgia Institute of Technology
MJ Bishop
MJ Bishop, Ed.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor and Director
University System of Maryland
Angel Cabrera
Ángel Cabrera, Ph.D.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Chris Dellarocas, Ph.D.
Chris Dellarocas, Ph.D.
Associate Provost, Digital Learning & Innovation
Boston University
Yakut Gazi, associate dean of learning systems
Yakut Gazi, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Learning Systems
Georgia Institute of Technology
Ashok Goel
Ashok Goel, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist
Center for 21st Centuries Universities
Milena Kodde
Milena Kodde
Marketing Lead, Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity
Georgia Institute of Technology

Jonna Lee, Ph.D.
Jonna Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Research and Innovation
Center for 21st Century Universities
J.P. Matychak, Ed.D.
J.P. Matychak, Ed.D.
Associate Dean, Strategic Initiatives
Boston University
Quentin McAndrew
Quentin McAndrew, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice Provost & Executive Director, Academic and Learning Innovation
University of Colorado Boulder
Nasir Memon. Ph.D.
Nasir Memon. Ph.D.
Vice Dean, Academics and Student Affairs
New York University Tandon
School of Engineering
Mont Rogers
Mont Rogers
Senior Marketing Research Analyst
Georgia Tech Professional Education

Karen Sibley
Karen Sibley, Ed.D.
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Brown University
Stefany Sanders
Stefany Sanders
Director, Marketing & Digital Strategy
Georgia Tech Professional Education

Arun Surendran. Ph.D.
Arun Surendran. Ph.D.
Trinity College of Engineering
Ulrike Wild
Ulrike Wild
Director Educational Innovation
Wageningen University & Research

Matthew Wagner
Matthew L. Wagner
Director, Program Administration
Purdue Online

Jennifer Wooley
Jennifer Wooley
Director, Professional Master’s Programs
Georgia Tech Professional Education

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