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Mission

The Outreach Office works with academic units to plan, develop, and offer educational programs, opportunities, and resources for a diverse and worldwide community of learners that includes online students, youth, professionals, community members, and resident students. We partner with faculty to provide exceptional learning experiences through innovative approaches while applying best practices in learning design and pedagogy.

Critical Functions

  • Oversight and management of HHD online programs and courses offered through World Campus.
  • Learning design support and consultation.
  • Program planning and management for credit courses with short-term travel experiences, non-credit programs, conferences, and youth camps.
  • Facilitate opportunities for faculty to develop their skills and approaches to teaching.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Outreach? icon-olus-circle

Outreach is about extending educational opportunities, programs, and resources to those who would not otherwise have access to them. It comes in many forms, including online programs, conferences/workshops, youth camps, special collaborations with non-Penn State partners, non-credit programs for community members, etc. 

What resources does the Outreach Office offer faculty? icon-olus-circle
  • Program planning and management for:
    • HHD online programs and courses
    • Credit courses that include short term travel experiences (US only)
    • Youth camps
    • Conferences/workshops
  • Liaison unit between HHD and Penn State Outreach units, such as World Campus and Conferences & Institutes
  • Instructional design for World Campus courses and programs
  • Consultation for all HHD faculty as it relates to best practices in pedagogical approaches, course design, and use of Canvas, as well as making connections with University resources for teaching with technology.
  • Canvas support to help meet accommodation needs of students with disabilities 
  • Assistance with establishing cooperative arrangements with non-Penn State organizations for educational purposes
     
What should I do if I’m interested in teaching an online course through the World Campus? icon-olus-circle

Talk with your department head first, and assuming that you have his/her support, consult with the person in your department who has oversight responsibility for courses offered through the World Campus or contact Susan LeWay in the Outreach Office. Anyone who is interested in teaching a course through the World Campus is encouraged to take the online orientation training called OL2000 offered by the World Campus Faculty Development Office. If you are assigned to teach, you will be expected to complete OL2000.

I’m interested in taking students on a trip as part of my course. What do I need to know? icon-olus-circle

Safety, liability, and logistics are critical considerations when planning programs and courses that involve students travelling from campus – both internationally and domestic. For trips in the US, first talk with your department head, and then assuming that you have his/her support, contact Lisa Clapper in the Outreach Office to discuss your idea. Lisa will walk you through all you need to know to plan a course with a short-term trip. For international trips, contact Abby Diehl, Assistant Dean for Career Development and Engaged Learning (agc105).

Personnel List

Appointment Type
Accepting Graduate Students?
Outreach Program Coordinator
Department
  • Outreach
Instructional Production Specialist
Department
  • Outreach
Multimedia Specialist
Department
  • Outreach
Instructional Designer
Department
  • Outreach
Administrative Support Assistant
Department
  • Outreach
Instructional Production Specialist
Department
  • Outreach
Financial Coordinator
Department
  • Outreach
Multimedia Specialist
Department
  • Outreach
Director of Outreach
Department
  • Outreach
Assistant Director of Learning Design
Department
  • Outreach
Instructional Designer
Department
  • Outreach
Professor of Health Policy and Administration
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Outreach

Department
  • Health and Human Development