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Virtual Campus Design Team

Purpose:  The purpose of the Virtual Campus Design Team is to explore ideas and make daring recommendations to create and implement a comprehensive web-based learning system to provide abundant learning and support opportunities for students in the virtual world.  

Charter Sponsor
VP for Learning & Academic Affairs

Charter Contact
Director of Educational Technologies

November 2009 – March 2010


  • Research and identify areas for advancement; recommend additions, deletions, and modifications to current practices, procedures and systems.
  • Research best practices for a virtual campus at Rio Salado, Anne Arundel CC, and Franklin University.
  • Research and identify areas for advancement with the use of technology for teaching and learning to create full on-line degrees and programs.
  • Conduct a needs assessment and survey the College community for their perceptions and needs regarding support services for the online community.
  • Review and implement new technologies and training to enhance the student experience. 
  • Establish a web-based framework for full spectrum student support services. 


  • Make decisions
  • Determine policy
  • Discuss contractual issues
  • Allow financial constraints to limit creativity and thinking


  • Keep the College mission front and center.
  • Consider all employee and affinity groups with regard to inclusivity.
  • Seek to understand and recognize there are multiple perspectives to each issue.
  • Consider the student experience when reviewing technological innovation and  addressing continuous improvement.