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PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PUBLIC SITE.

In an effort to ensure access to UMassOnline's community of users as well as others who might provide insight as we undertake the LPR, all content, comments and attachments are accessible by the public.

Introduction

In order to provide continual assessment, improvement and advancement in the LPR process, in addition to the LPR Committee itself, we have reached out to other stakeholders across the University, the hosted campuses, the Commonwealth and a variety of individuals and groups representing: peers in higher education; colleagues working within similar environments; professional organizations; communities of practice; and commercial support providers.

While the LPR has, from its inception, been developed and managed transparently and openly through a public enterprise wiki, a formal will Request for Public Comment will be published in order to specifically invite review of both the approach undertaken to design and manage the LPR as well as the thoroughness and quality of the information collected through that approach. Requests for public comment are common within the various communities UMassOnline works with, and is inspired by, throughout the government of Massachusetts, higher education and technology.

UMassOnline shares the engagement strategy of the Commonwealth to ensure IT investments are designed to promote engagement and increase transparency and access, specifically: "Include public comments as part of IT planning," "Promote engagement in design of applications (usability testing, focus groups)," "Elicit continuous input into effectiveness and ease of use of applications," "Identify best practices, tools to promote... engagement."

Like EDUCAUSE, UMassOnline "values sharing, collaboration, and open access to knowledge and resources, and thus supports the development and adoption of technologies, applications, and approaches that foster openness.”

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PUBLIC SITE.

In an effort to ensure access to UMassOnline's community of users as well as others who might provide insight as we undertake the LPR, all content, comments and attachments are accessible by the public.