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Academic Program Development and Innovation

Mission Statement

The office of Academic Program Development and Innovation’s mission is to provide leadership for innovative program development through exceptional support services, detailed research, collaborative partnerships, and utilization of best practices.

Strategic Initiatives

The Office of Academic Program Development and Innovation (APDI) works collaboratively with administration, faculty and staff to optimize new program development processes, promote innovative initiatives and provide leadership for Butler online learning initiatives.

  • We are dedicated to streamlining processes and eliminating organizational and administrative barriers to create new and support existing undergraduate, graduate and non-degree for credit certificate programs.
  • We provide strategic leadership and support for Butler’s growing online learning initiative, providing consulting, research, strategies, training and promotion of best practices for online infrastructure, design, teaching, and assessment.
  • We create and nurture partnerships within Butler and the broader community to promote creative engagement in sustainable innovation with faculty, staff, students.

Sign Up for Online Course Design & Delivery Training

Sign up via our online form to join an upcoming training cohort. See more details about the peer training at

Contact your APDI liaison to discuss your project:

Erin Vincent ( or 317-940-4663)

Mary Hinds ( or 317-940-6313)​