One of several recent developments benefiting online learning at Rutgers has been the "Realignment of Instructional Technology Resources," announced by Barbara Lee, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, in January 2017. Designed to increase efficiency both of IT functions and tactical support operations for online learning, the Realignment consolidates three staff units with a strong track record of assisting online and hybrid faculty university-wide: the Center for Online & Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies (COHLIT); the Office of Instructional & Research Technology (OIRT); and Instructional Technology and eLearning Solutions. This presentation takes a first look at the newly emerging structure and some of the promising opportunities it may offer.
Antonius Bittmann serves as Associate Vice President of Online Programs at Rutgers, where he oversees the Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies (COHLIT), and IT at Continuing Studies (IT@CS). Moreover, he is the principal Rutgers point person for the university's strategic partnership with Pearson to deliver fully online degree programs on a large scale. Previously, Dr. Bittmann, a tenured professor, served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Director of Mason Gross Onine (2010-2013), after completing two consecutive three-year terms as Chair of the Music Department of the Mason Gross School of the Arts (2005-2011), Rutgers University. He holds two doctorates from the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY)--a Doctor of Musical Arts in Organ Performance, and a Ph.D. in Musicology.