UIS Sloan C Workshop 9Sep04

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Published on January 16, 2008

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Slide1:  Raymond E. Schroeder Burks Oakley II University of Illinois at Springfield Sloan-C Summer Research Workshop 8-10 September 2004 Babson College, Wellesley, MA Adding Clicks to Bricks: Increasing Access to Mainstream Higher Education Univ. of Illinois at Springfield:  Univ. of Illinois at Springfield Historically, Sangamon State University (SSU) was founded in 1969 as an upper-division institution to provide access - offering baccalaureate degree completion and master’s degrees SSU became UIS in 1995 In 2001, UIS added a lower-division Capital Scholars program (100 students/year) 2,822 FTE students, 4,346 head-count, 160 full-time faculty (Fall 2004) A vibrant campus at UIS:  A vibrant campus at UIS The pillars at UIS:  The pillars at UIS A wireless campus at UIS:  UIS was the first public university in Illinois to implement wireless networking throughout its campus – even in the soccer stadium A wireless campus at UIS University Hall Opened July 2004 $31 million 116,000 sq. ft. UIS students:  UIS students Large population of non-traditional students Large number of part-time and commuter students Small, but growing, residential population Online degree programs:  Online degree programs The online program at UIS was started in 1998 Master’s degrees Management Information Systems (’98), Master Teaching and Leadership (’00) Bachelor’s degrees Liberal Studies (’99), English (’02), History (’03), Computer Science (’03), Math (Fall ’04), Math Education (Fall ’04), Philosophy (Fall ’04) UIS online enrollments:  UIS online enrollments UIS online enrollments:  UIS online enrollments Annual enrollments (summer, fall, spring semesters) 1999-00 1,160 2000-01 1,603 up 38% 2001-02 2,404 up 50% 2002-03 3,312 up 38% 2003-04 4,554 up 38% 2004-05 5,700 (up 26%, projected) Largest enrollments in for-credit online courses of any public 4-year institution in Illinois Penetration of online learning:  In the Fall 2004 semester at UIS 1 in 3 students is taking at least one online course 1 in 6 students is taking online courses exclusively >19% of all course credits are generated by online courses The online course enrollments (numbering 2007) are 30% greater than they were during the Fall 2003 semester Penetration of online learning Penetration of online learning:  47% of the Spring 2003 graduates had taken at least one online class at UIS (5% of the graduates had taken online courses exclusively) About 50% of the UIS faculty have now taught an online course; online teaching is done “on-load” – it is integrated into the “regular” teaching on the campus Online degrees are offered by departments – not through a separate continuing education unit Penetration of online learning e-tuition:  e-tuition In the Fall 2003 term, UIS implemented an e-tuition policy All Illinois residents automatically qualify for the e-tuition rate Out-of-state students who are enrolled in an online degree program and are taking only online classes also qualify The e-tuition rate is: $124.25 per credit hour (undergrad) and $140.00 per credit hour (grad) e-tuition:  e-tuition Due to e-tuition, UIS is now attracting a national (and international) audience During the Fall 2004 semester, students are enrolled in online courses from 36 states and 8 foreign countries Florida to Massachusetts to Washington state to California (31 students from California) Bali, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Kuwait, Mali, Saudi Arabia, Turkey (Spring 2004 data) “From here to Timbuktu…” e-tuition:  e-tuition There were 99 new degree seeking undergraduates in online programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Spring 2004 semester: 49 students were Illinois residents 45 students were residents of 19 other states 2 students were Illinois residents, but are living in Africa and Europe (3 unknown residency) Integrating online teaching:  Integrating online teaching Online Teaching Integration Subcommittee (OTIS) Faculty chair, Director of OTEL, Dean of LAS, Dean of Library, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, CIO, chief advisor in LAS online office, several online faculty, several online students Committee deals with all issues related to online programming, in order to continually increase quality and student and faculty satisfaction Marketing efforts:  Marketing efforts Marketing efforts capitalize on the University of Illinois brand name Comprehensive marketing strategy emphasizes online approaches: search engine optimization** website traffic analysis software paid or “pay-per-lead” listings in various higher education portals, including GetEducated.com, Gradschools.com, and ClassesUSA.com. ** U of I Online website is currently in the sixth position for a search of “online degrees” on Google Community college partnerships:  A pipeline to UIS online degree completion Formal partnership agreements with community colleges throughout the nation, ranging from New York to Michigan to Colorado to California Community colleges promote UIS online degree completion programs to their AA and AS graduates (great marketing strategy) Community college partnerships Community college partnerships:  Community college partnerships FY04 federal earmark:  FY04 federal earmark The FY04 US omnibus budget bill (signed by 43 on 23 January 2004) included a $250,000 earmark for UIS to develop and deliver an online math teacher degree Holders of this credential would be “highly qualified” teachers under the “No Child Left Behind” legislation Rep. John Shimkus (R, IL-19) was a strong supporter of this funding Quality, scale, & breadth:  Quality, scale, & breadth Sloan-C quality framework and the five pillars Access Learning effectiveness Student satisfaction Faculty satisfaction Cost effectiveness Westminster College Fulton, MO OTEL support:  OTEL support Faculty are supported by the Office of Technology-Enhanced Learning (OTEL): instructional designers, web developers, graduate assistants, hands-on training, brown-bag seminars, etc. OTEL emphasizes student-centered learning and constructivist pedagogy – fully embracing the “Sloan-C type of ALN” Faculty development:  Faculty development Illinois Online Network (ION) Online professional development courses – “Making the Virtual Classroom a Reality” (MVCR) 10 different MVCR classes available online Recipient of 2002 Sloan-C Award for the “Outstanding Online Faculty Development Program” Faculty development:  Faculty development UIS faculty being honored at a luncheon for earning the Master Online Teacher certificate, November 2002 ION offers the “Master Online Teacher” certificate based on the MVCR online courses 4 core courses, 1 elective course, plus a supervised practicum Retention in online courses:  Retention in online courses Retention in online classes at UIS Fall 2001  93.0% Spring 2002  96.2% Summer 2002  94.5% Fall 2002  94.1% Spring 2003  94.3% Summer 2003  94.8% Fall 2003 93.1% Spring 2004 94.2% Summer 2004 95.6% On-campus retention averages 96% More than just online courses:  Student services are now available online: Admissions Advising and counseling Financial aid Help desk Library resources Center for Teaching and Learning – writing assistance Tutoring More than just online courses Looking into the future:  Looking into the future http://www.uis.edu/chancellor/commission/FutureReport.html UIS Chancellor Ringeisen convened a “National Commission on the Future of UIS” in March 2003 The commission was asked: Where will we be in 10 years? What do we aspire to be in 10 years? The commission released its final report, A Vision for All Seasons: Looking Ahead 10 Years, in October 2003. A Vision for All Seasons:  A Vision for All Seasons The top four goals for the future of UIS are: to become a regional and national leader in higher education to expand diversity in all aspects of the campus to be on the leading edge in the application of technology in higher education to expand online teaching and learning leadership through innovation UIS Virtual Campus:  UIS Virtual Campus UIS is now undertaking an ambitious project of developing a virtual campus The virtual campus will provide the full range of degree programs and support services that are available to on-campus students to a new population of previously under-served learners New online degree programs will be developed in all four colleges (LAS, Business, Education & Human Services, Public Affairs & Administration) Faculty-driven process:  Faculty-driven process Online degree programs at UIS are faculty-driven; departmental faculty first must vote to put their degrees online College must then approve, then the Undergraduate or Graduate Council Special Assistant to the Provost Bill Bloemer, Dean Emeritus of the UIS College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Appointed in August 2004 to work with units from all across the campus to put their degrees online New online degrees:  New online degrees New degree programs in Business and Management – Economics (BA), Business Administration (BA, MBA) Education and Social Work – School Administrator (MA), Social Work (BA) Liberal Arts and Sciences – Communications (BA), Psychology (BA), English (MA) Public Affairs and Administration – Environmental Studies (BA), Political Studies (BA), Public Affairs (MA) Model for hiring new faculty:  Model for hiring new faculty The full-time teaching load at UIS is 3 courses per semester (typically 4 semester hours each) As a department is able to offer (and fill) 6 new online classes in an academic year (using overload payments and adjunct faculty), they are given an additional full-time faculty line The increased tuition and fees from the six classes covers the salary for the new full-time faculty member hired Balancing online & on-campus:  Balancing online & on-campus There must be a balance between online and on-campus enrollments Each department will have to determine the balance point – most will not be 50-50: Philosophy, MTL, Liberal Studies – online only English – greater online demand, higher entrance requirements for online program MIS – equal numbers online and on-campus Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Visual Arts – may never have a fully-online degree Important campus issues:  Important campus issues What issues are magnified in importance as online enrollments grow? Hiring full-time faculty Developing a campus culture that emphasizes the importance of scaling online education (entrepreneurial deans) Providing student support services (online students are not “our” students) Convincing state legislators and university trustees that online is as good as (or better than) on-campus Important campus issues:  Important campus issues Creating a business plan to support expansion and assure sustainability Dealing with high-demand programs that need to scale in size to meet demand Faculty governance Extended review by multiple layers of committees, assuring faculty support each step of the way, but resulting in delays in developing new online degree programs Important campus issues:  Important campus issues These are many critical issues that institutions simply have never confronted before If allowed to be obstacles, online education will never fulfill its promise What is the future for UIS?:  What is the future for UIS? UIS is poised to become the prototypical 21st century institution, in which online and on-campus teaching have equal presence UIS will use online education to address high-priority institutional goals UIS will serve as a model of how ALN can transform an institution Slide37:  Raymond E. Schroeder University of Illinois at Springfield Schroeder.Ray@uis.edu Burks Oakley II University of Illinois oakley@uillinois.edu Adding Clicks to Bricks: Increasing Access to Mainstream Higher Education

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