FIU Online Celebrates 100+ Degree Programs

FIU Online outings are always a treat. A spring team meeting at Topgolf was no exception. Now that FIU Online boasts 100 fully online degree programs, the team was especially green with excitement.

Keepin’ it 100

View from Topgolf bay dockThe changing landscape of higher education means more students pursue degrees while working full time, 100 online degrees can spread opportunity far and wide. FIU Online added 15 programs to their offerings in the past year alone.

However, growth doesn’t mean compromised quality. FIU Online is at the forefront of a statewide initiative to ensure each offering meets a quality standard similar to Quality Matters, a renowned rubric for optimal online learning. Currently, FIU is leader in the state of Florida and second in the nation for Quality Matter certified courses. FIU Online collaborates with instructors to develop high-quality courses, refining each course for perfection.

For this and many other reasons, FIU Online programs have earned high rankings from the 2019 U.S. News & World Report. This includes top national rankings for Best Online Programs in Grad Education, Bachelor’s and Veterans Bachelor’s. Additionally, FIU Online was ranked #3 Best Colleges & Universities for 2019 by BestColleges.

Fore! Teambuilding

woman with a golf clubTopgolf, a cross between a traditional driving range and a family-friendly sports hangout, was an ideal place for deeper team building. After leadership extolled FIU Online’s successes from the past year, the team was led to the dock overlooking a vast and hilly field.

FIU Online staff were teamed up to tee off from driving stations fully equipped with clubs, motion-sensor ball dispensers, and scoreboards. FIU Online’s takeover of Topgolf was in full swing.

As expert caddies, the Topgolf staff offered tips and goaded competition. Later, they surprised team members with festive costumes and dancing. The hospitality exhibited at Topgolf was exceptional.

As the games drew to a close, team members began to wind down from an afternoon of birdies and bogeys. More importantly, they celebrated 100 hole-in-one achievements at FIU Online.



Michael A. Martin is an instructional designer and writer for the Continuing and Professional Education team at FIU Online. He is also an adjunct lecturer in Writing and Rhetoric at FIU.

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