MarylandOnline Leadership Institute
Annapolis, MD | June 25-28, 2018


MOLLI and MarylandOnline

The MOL Leadership Institute (MOLLI) is a project of MarylandOnline (MOL). MOL is a consortium of colleges and universities in Maryland focused on promoting and supporting online learning through ongoing training and collaboration. The goals of the Institute are to:

Transformative Leadership by Design

Online courses and programs have dramatically changed higher education, and the need for well-prepared leaders has never been more urgent. Successful student learning requires a cross-divisional approach to course design and curriculum, with ongoing analysis of results and planning for continuous improvement. Effective collaboration—among faculty, instructional designers and technologists, assessment staff, librarians, and student support professionals—does not happen without effective leadership.

The Institute will address 3 significant challenges for online programs:

MOLLI 2018 will provide attendees with valuable professional connections and mentoring in support of transformative leadership.

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Keynote speaker: Dr. Lawrence Ragan
Dr. Lawrence C. Ragan is the Principal Community Aggregator for the Penn State EdTech Network. In this role, Dr. Ragan helps to foster relationships between members of the Penn State community who share a dedication to advancing innovation in education. From 2009 to 2017, Dr. Ragan served as Co-Director of the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) in partnership with the Online Learning Consortium. In 2017 he received the Ron Legon Leadership Award for Quality Assurance in Online Education.



MOLLI is a four-day, immersive experience. Attendees will work on group projects and will continue their project-based learning through the year, with projects culminating in May 2019.

Applicants must be nominated by their supervisors, and the nomination must be supported by the institution's president. The institute will be limited to 25 attendees. We are seeking early career practitioners and recent graduates. Participants will be selected by the MOL Leadership Institute Advisory Committee. Both best consideration, applications must be received by: March 15, 2018. Selected participants will be notified by April 15, 2018.


The institute is subsidized by MarylandOnline but individual participants or their institutions are responsible for a registration fee. MOLLI prices are all-inclusive and cover registration, lodging, meals, and valet parking.

  By March 30, 2018 After March 30, 2018
MOL or QM institutions $900 $1,000
Non-MOL or QM institutions $1,000 $1,100

Special team pricing: Pay full price for the first registrant from an institution and receive 50% off for the next three registrations.

Location: Annapolis, MD
Contact: Doug Gray
Email: dgray@marylandonline.org

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