Higher Education Goes Virtual

Title: Higher Education Goes Virtual: Assessing Oversight, Academic Continuity, and Integrity as Institutions Move to Online Course Delivery
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm Eastern
Presenter:  ACUA and Baker Tilly
Speakers: Christopher Garrity, Director of Internal Audit, Saint Joseph’s University
                     John Park, Director, Baker Tilly
                     Jeff Krull, Partner, Baker Tilly
                     Adrienne Larmett, Senior Manager, Baker Tilly

Field of Study: Auditing
Location: Virtual
Type of Delivery Method: Group-internet-based
Prerequisite:  None
Advanced Preparation: None
CPE Credit: 1 Credit
Cost: None
Higher education’s sudden and somewhat unplanned shift to virtual learning platforms, as a result of the ongoing public health crisis, has emphasized the importance of a sound online learning framework to ensure academic continuity. However, colleges and universities have been equally compelled to address the risks “going virtual” have created to their online learning platforms, the potential long term financial risks because of extra unexpected expenses, and the brand risk if students are dissatisfied with how they have responded. 
As institutions evaluate their processes related to delivering curriculum online, there are several challenges and recommendations for leadership to consider. Internal Audit can play a key role in helping process owners across campus assess their operations and make recommendations to address control and compliance gaps and enhance efficiency, effectiveness, and constituent (faculty and student) satisfaction. 

Join us for this timely panel discussion where presenters will:

-        Identify common challenges and compliance concerns, across topics such as course development and delivery, institutional resources, academic integrity, and information technology
-        Provide considerations for addressing common challenges and compliance and regulatory requirements
-        Share best practices and lessons learned 

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