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Academic Program Development and Innovation

Support for Those Teaching Remotely This Summer:

Keep Calm and Teach On

To access just-in-time resources designed to give you the “nuts and bolts” for teaching remotely, go to the self-enroll Canvas site, APDI Just the Facts: Planning Your Online Course. It provides information and templates for planning and designing your online course, activities, assessments, and rubrics. Within this site, you can request a 30-minute consultation during our Instructional Designers’ Virtual Office Hours.

Message from the Provost

The Office of Academic Program Development and Innovation (APDI) was launched in October 2016 to provide leadership for the development of innovative and strategic new academic programs, and in particular for the launch and ongoing support for hybrid and online programs. The APDI team works collaboratively with faculty and staff to research, develop and expedite implementation of new programs designed to meet market demand.

—Kate Morris, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Butler University

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's online learning initiatives. We are dedicated to:

  • Streamlining processes, creating new and supporting existing undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs.
  • Driving strategic leadership and support for Butler’s ongoing online learning initiative, providing consulting, research, strategies, training and promotion of best practices for design, teaching, and assessment.
  • Creating and nurturing partnerships within Butler and the broader community to promote creative engagement in sustainable innovation with faculty, staff, students