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Welcome to the Office of Distance Education

About Us

Whether you are a prospective online student, a current online student, or an online faculty member, welcome home; we are here to serve you!

Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Distance Education (ODE) is twofold:

  • Support students in making the most of their AUM Online learning experience, as they prepare for their career of choice;
  • Support faculty as they provide AUM Online students with the highest quality learning experience, in alignment with our institution’s strategic plan.

Our Charge

The ODE operates inside of the Office of Collaborative Partnerships and Distance Education, under Dr. Shanta Goswami Varma’s leadership, and has three charges:

  1. Faculty development
  2. Instructional technology, and
  3. Instructional design for online and hybrid courses and programs.
Remote Learning

Is Online Learning Right for You?


Current Online

Looking for information about your classes? Find everything you need in one place.


Prospective Online Students

Looking for classes to take remotely? Take a look at our online & hybrid degree options.

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NC-SARA, Professional Licensure, Licensure Contacts, and Student Complaints

Faculty Development Institute

Faculty Development Institute info coupled with Instructional Tech & Design.

Office of Distance Education

Meet Our Team

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Shanta Varma

Special Advisor to the Chancellor for Distance Ed & Collaborative Partnerships; Associate Professor
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Cynthia Baker

Instructional Designer
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Swati Dey

Blackboard System Administrator
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Rachel Jones

Instructional Designer
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LaKayla Moore

Instructional Designer
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Xinyue Ren

Instructional Designer
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David M. Walker

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Office Hours

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday

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