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A Radical Model for Post-Secondary Education

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

    • A Radical Model for Post-Secondary Education
      Over a Decade of Progress at Western Governors University
      Janet Schnitz, Ed.D.
      Associate Provost
      Assessment
      Thomas Zane, Ph.D.
      Director of Assessment Quality and Validity
    • A Radical Model For Post-secondary Education
      Vision for a new way of learning –
      Online
      Address changes in student population
      Non-profit
      Affordable
    • The Mission
      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.
    • The Students
    • The Structure
      Governance
      Board of Trustees
      National Advisory Board
      Program Councils
      Organization by function
      Business, not academic structure
      Competency not “seat time” basis for graduation
      6 month terms
      No courses
      No grades
    • The “Curriculum”
      • Domains
      Courses of Study
      Learning Resources & Opportunities
      Assessments
    • Domains
    • Assessments
    • The Faculty
      Disaggregated model
      Council Members
      Program Coordinators
      Program Managers
      Course Mentors
      Student Mentors
      Adjunct Contractors
    • The Process
      Mentor Assignment
      Enroll in Course of Study
      Accelerate past/through learning opportunities
      Assessments
      Diagnostic Pretests
      Objective Assessments
      Performance Assessments
      Other Culminating Assessments
    • What’s Next?
      Continue to evolve the model
      More experimentation
      Move to integrate new technologies
    • Questions?
      For more information, visit our website at: http://www.wgu.edu
      Feel free to ask other questions via e-mail at:
      Dr. Schnitz – jazbell@wgu.edu
      Dr. Zane – tzane@wgu.edu
      For enrollment information call: 866.225.5948