Strategic Initiative – Initial Phase
Augusta University Online
As Augusta’s new online college, we will create connected classrooms fostering active, experiential learning. We will make education more accessible for the working learner and create access to excellence for Georgians and beyond.Learn More
When will AU online be launched?
We are in the planning phase now. We hope to launch a handful of programs in Fall 2023 while we build the critical online student support structures.
Contact AU Online
Summerville campus, Allgood Hall, Suite E323
2500 Walton Way, Augusta GA 30904
As the chief online officer, he will guide and drive Augusta University’s evolving online education and learning strategy, leveraging existing institutional strengths and identifying new opportunities to position Augusta University Online for long-term success.
Austin has spent the past two decades launching new, innovative approaches to online, executive and adult learning programs. Austin has a doctorate in international political economy from Columbia University.
“We have a great opportunity to build on Augusta’s strengths as a research university while expanding offerings in education, applied health and STEM fields and focusing on new corporate, public and university partnerships.”
Dr. Marc Austin
Associate Provost and Dean of Augusta University Online
“In order to grow our enrollment and serve the ever-changing needs of our students, we must significantly invest in our online education offerings”
Brooks A Keel, PhD
President, Augusta University
“Marc’s expertise in online education will ensure Augusta University Online has a clear vision and path forward to differentiate ourselves and deliver world-class student experiences.”
Dr. Neil MacKinnon
EVP, Academic Affairs and Provost
AU Online will continue to use D2L as our Learning Management System (LMS). As programs are created/placed in AU Online, the principle will be that the on-ground and online experiences mirror each other, even if some minor differences exist. The point is that regardless of modality, the degree experience is the same.
I began attending Augusta College in 1995, but then life happened, and here I am, 25+ years later, trying to finish what I started. In my quest to receive my first bachelor’s degree, I am finding it very difficult to continue my education at Augusta University due to lack of online class availability for non-traditional students. Will there be more online options for non-traditional students like me?
Yes. As AU Online evolves, it will provide degree completion pathways. To create the best support for students with busy lives, AU online will provide programs and the support structure for non-traditional students. In the meantime, the Center for Instructional Innovation, is helping faculty enhance their virtual instruction modalities with new courses coming online every month.
The Hull College of Business is currently participating in an online consortium 6 other AACSB-accredited MBA programs in the University System of Georgia. Eventually, moving to an online DBA would be a natural progression for the program, but there is none currently under consideration here at Augusta University or as part of the consortium (as this decision would need to be made in collaboration with our consortium partners). We agree that it would be great to offer at some point in the future.
Once AU Online is fully up and running, the process of moving from registration as an on-ground student to an online student should be fairly seamless, provided you are prepared for the demands of the new modality and a shorter semester length. We will be putting in place an administrative process that will allow you to move from one modality to another, pending a discussion with your advisor about whether online is right for you! The full details of this process will not be available until fall 2023 when we aim to have our first AU online programs available.