The Hub is working with the College of Engineering to put two graduate programs online: Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. The Hub is partnering with the Digital Content and Accessibility Team to help faculty design and develop their courses online, including recording lecture videos for online students. The Hub is also providing Program Coordinator support to help manage program details outside of the courses and coordinate with All Campus, the marketing vendor. 


  • College of Engineering
  • Digital Content and Accessibility Team, IT Services
  • All Campus (3rd party marketing company)

Our Process:

We’re consulting with faculty and checking in regularly with the Chairs and All Campus to discuss some of the bigger project needs. With the faculty, we have rooted our consulting work in both Backward Design and the ADDIE instructional design model to help faculty think through their learning experiences and map out their planned video lectures before they begin building in D2L. We’re also incorporating some User Experience practices by gathering feedback from students, and we’re excited to now have a Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student working with us to consult with faculty.

Our Partners:

  • Breana Yaklin, Hub
  • Alicia Jenner, Hub
  • Alyssa Bradley, DCAT
  • Emily Brozovic (She left MSU last month but worked on it for most of the first year)
  • Summer Issawi, Hub
  • Liz Pollack, ME Grad Student
  • James Klausner, ME Chair
  • John Papapolymerou, ECE Chair
  • ME Faculty: Patrick Kwon, Tom Pence, Ron Averill, Junlin Yuan, Neil Wright, Joerge Petrasch
  • ECE Faculty: Tim Hogan, Ed Rothwell, Tim Grotjohn, Hassan Khalil, Prem Chahal, Nihar Mahapatra, Kalyanmoy Deb, Fathi Salem


We piloted two of the courses online in Fall 2018 and two more Spring 2019 and we are working on the official launch of both online programs for Fall 2019. We’ve gathered feedback from the faculty and students in the Fall 2018 courses, and we’re using the lessons learned there to help guide our work moving forward. We’ve also recently been gathering faculty for monthly faculty workshops to open up communication between faculty working on their online courses together.