About Doodle

Directors of Online/Distance Learning Environments (DOODLE)


DOODLE is an association of individuals with administrative responsibilities for online and distance learning (ODL) programs on SUNY campuses. Invited guests include representatives from SUNY System Administration, CUNY, and other relevant organizations.

The Mission of DOODLE is to:

  • provide its members with an independent, LMS neutral forum to identify and discuss concerns and interests across colleges;
  • collect and share information about college-based practices and policies;
  • conduct and disseminate cross-college research on distance learning issues;
  • promote equity in representation with regard to race, gender, and campus classification among other SUNY groups and offices dealing with online and distance learning.
  • represent and promote its members’ interests and concerns in other regional, state, and national venues.

Interest Areas:

  • Strategic partnerships (e.g. articulation agreements, shared degrees, intercampus exchange, shared resources – such as a digital repository)
  • Best practices for DL leadership
  • Budgets
  • Business plans and practices
  • Course/program assessment
  • Educating college stakeholders
  • Faculty development
  • Governance & DL (college structures)
  • Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Marketing and Public relations
  • Policies & procedures (e.g. staffing, faculty issues, personnel, enrollment policies, student services, Intellectual property)
  • Retention, persistence, and successful completion rates
  • Strategic planning
  • System-wide issues
  • Emerging technologies

Funding & Support:

We are funded through dues paid by our members.  The dues is used to support annual meetings, research, and professional development of members.

LMS Neutrality:

DOODLE will not advocate for any particular system or product or actively promote one system over another.