A Radical Model for Post-Secondary Education<br />Over a Decade of Progress at Western Governors University<br />Janet Sch...
A Radical Model For Post-secondary Education<br />Vision for a new way of learning – <br />Online<br />Address changes in ...
The Mission<br />The principal mission of Western Governors University is to improve quality and expand access to post-sec...
The Students<br />
The Structure<br />Governance<br />Board of Trustees<br />National Advisory Board<br />Program Councils<br />Organization ...
The “Curriculum”<br /><ul><li>Domains</li></ul>Courses of Study<br />Learning Resources & Opportunities<br />Assessments<b...
Domains<br />
Assessments<br />
The Faculty<br />Disaggregated model<br />Council Members<br />Program Coordinators<br />Program Managers<br />Course Ment...
The Process<br />Mentor Assignment<br />Enroll in Course of Study<br />Accelerate past/through learning opportunities<br /...
What’s Next?<br />Continue to evolve the model<br />More experimentation<br />Move to integrate new technologies<br />
Questions?<br />For more information, visit our website at:  http://www.wgu.edu<br />Feel free to ask other questions via ...
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Sloan-C ALN 2009 A Radical Model Presentation (Final)

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A Radical Model for Post-Secondary Education

Thomas Zane, Ph.D.
Director of Assessment Quality and Validity

Janet Schnitz, Ed.D., Associate Provost
Assessment

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Sloan-C ALN 2009 A Radical Model Presentation (Final)

  1. 1. A Radical Model for Post-Secondary Education<br />Over a Decade of Progress at Western Governors University<br />Janet Schnitz, Ed.D.<br />Associate Provost<br />Assessment<br />Thomas Zane, Ph.D.<br />Director of Assessment Quality and Validity<br />
  2. 2. A Radical Model For Post-secondary Education<br />Vision for a new way of learning – <br />Online<br />Address changes in student population<br />Non-profit <br />Affordable<br />
  3. 3. The Mission<br />The principal mission of Western Governors University is to improve quality and expand access to post-secondary educational opportunities by providing a means for individuals to learn independent of time or place and to earn competency-based degrees and other credentials that are credible to both academic institutions and employers.<br />
  4. 4. The Students<br />
  5. 5. The Structure<br />Governance<br />Board of Trustees<br />National Advisory Board<br />Program Councils<br />Organization by function<br />Business, not academic structure<br />Competency not “seat time” basis for graduation<br />6 month terms <br />No courses <br />No grades<br />
  6. 6. The “Curriculum”<br /><ul><li>Domains</li></ul>Courses of Study<br />Learning Resources & Opportunities<br />Assessments<br />
  7. 7. Domains<br />
  8. 8. Assessments<br />
  9. 9. The Faculty<br />Disaggregated model<br />Council Members<br />Program Coordinators<br />Program Managers<br />Course Mentors<br />Student Mentors<br />Adjunct Contractors<br />
  10. 10. The Process<br />Mentor Assignment<br />Enroll in Course of Study<br />Accelerate past/through learning opportunities<br />Assessments<br />Diagnostic Pretests<br />Objective Assessments<br />Performance Assessments<br />Other Culminating Assessments<br />
  11. 11. What’s Next?<br />Continue to evolve the model<br />More experimentation<br />Move to integrate new technologies<br />
  12. 12. Questions?<br />For more information, visit our website at: http://www.wgu.edu<br />Feel free to ask other questions via e-mail at:<br />Dr. Schnitz – jazbell@wgu.edu<br />Dr. Zane – tzane@wgu.edu<br />For enrollment information call: 866.225.5948<br />
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