The Poorvu Center works hard to uphold the University’s mission: Yale educates aspiring leaders worldwide who serve all sectors of society. The Center works with faculty to teach Yale students, as well as global learners. The Center maintains an “Academic Continuity” website to help faculty teach under various circumstances, such as remote or hybrid teaching and learning semesters during times of crisis.
The University first supported online teaching via the Open Yale Courses initiative in 2007. Subsquently, Yale has devoted time and resources to ensuring that faculty and deans develop innovative and impactful online education programs. The Poorvu Center enacts a centralized digital education strategy for the University, one that includes: massive open online courses, blended degree programs, and online certificates. Faculty members interested in teaching online have access to a wealth of expertise at the Poorvu Center, including a Statement on Copyright Ownership of Online Teaching Materials.