Office of Distance Education and Support

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Office of Distance Education and Support

The mission of the office of Distance Education and Support (ODES) is to provide the university community with opportunities and resources for their professional and personal enrichment. This office will acknowledge, recognize, and champion faculty in all their roles.

Specifically this office will:

  • Facilitate the development of outstanding faculty, staff, and administrators who are enabled in their efforts/commitment to providing superior instruction, conduct research, and service.
  • Facilitate the development of faculty and administrators who are proactive in managing/responding to changing external and internal circumstances, including university, state, national, and international priorities.
  • Provide professional development opportunities to faculty, staff, and administrators designed to enrich the educational experience of the students of Western Illinois University. This includes enhancements in areas such as technology, pedagogy, research, and teaching.
  • Strengthen community at the University and encourage productive collaborative relationships among all participants.


Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research (CITR)

Malpass Library 184
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-2434
CITR's Website

Office of the Provost and Academic Vice President

Sherman Hall 211
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-1066
Provost's Website