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The Future of Online Education According to Provosts


A recent survey conducted by Inside Higher Ed shows that 81% of provosts believe there will be an increased emphasis in online learning through 2023. It’s clear that academic leaders understand the opportunities and challenges associated with this growing area of education. Given the financial situation of many institutions, along with changing demands of students and faculty, the stakes are high for getting online learning right.

Join Scott Jaschick, co-founder of Inside Higher Ed and chief editor of this 2023 Provost Survey, and Brian Marchman, Director and Superintendent at the University of Florida’s P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, and former UF Assistant Provost for Distance Learning, for an insightful webinar that delves into the latest survey data from over 400 provosts. Gain an in-depth analysis of the results and discover how academic leaders are approaching online learning to meet the evolving needs of students and faculty while navigating institutional financial pressures.

Webinar takeaways:

  • Insight on the topics of institutional financial health, online program growth, online assessment potential and concerns, student perspectives on online learning, and using data from the survey
  • Specific ways online learning can increase revenue and save costs for institutions and tips for maximizing these benefits
  • The significant impact of online assessments on both faculty and students and how online proctoring can help

Come away from this live webinar with the tools to maximize your online learning programs in 2023! Register today and also gain access to the Inside Higher Ed 2023 Survey of College & University Chief Academic Officers.


Brian Marchman
Director and Superintendent at P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School and former Assistant Provost for Distance Learning, University of Florida

Dr. Marchman’s most recently served as the Assistant Provost and Director of UF’s Office of Distance Learning where he provided strategic leadership and oversight for UF’s distance learning unit, the Distance Education Service Center (DESC), UF Flexible Learning, UF Dual Enrollment, and enterprise-wide online proctoring services.Dr. Marchman is currently the Director and Superintendent at UF’s P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School where he has been named Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year. The author of numerous professional publications, Dr. Marchman also frequently presents at state, national, and international conferences.

Scott Jaschik
Chief Editor, Inside Higher Ed

Scott is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed, where he helps to lead editorial operations, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. He is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. Scott also has served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association.