SBAA Fall Meeting Savannah, Georgia November 9, 2009 Bob Niebuhr, Dean Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, Florida
Florida Tech Facts <ul><li>NASA initiated as private engineering and science university 50 years ago </li></ul><ul><li>Div...
College of Business Business Degree Programs <ul><li>Campus Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BS – Accounting </li></ul></ul>...
Online Business Programs  Enrollment Trends
Traditional Faculty Model AQ/PQ Faculty Status Course Development Course Delivery Student Assessment
Course Developer Course Deliverer Student Assessment AQ AQ/PQ AQ/PQ + Staff Academic Oversight Model (AOM) Online Programs
Course Development: Example of Weekly Assignment
Online Program Coordination Associate Dean Manager of Online  Business Programs Academic Chairs Program Coordinator Acct a...
Online Program Quality Control Faculty Measures <ul><li>Terminal degree evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>AQ/PQ status </li></u...
Example of Faculty Activity Report Total Unread Emails > 48 Hrs # Emails Sent Assignments Not Graded Weekly News Updated T...
Online Program Quality Control Student Measures <ul><li>Admissions </li></ul><ul><li>Course involvement </li></ul><ul><li>...
Example of Student Report 4 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 3 Days since Login 1 4 5 12 62 7 7 31 6 1 # of DB Logins 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 7 1 0 #...
Online Program Quality Control Program Measures <ul><li>Academic Oversight Model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Chair inpu...
Comparison of Undergraduate Online Programs  with MBA Online Programs <ul><li>Top-down university commitment </li></ul><ul...
Example of Lecture Materials: Quantitative Analysis
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SBAA Fall Meeting: Savannah, Georgia, by Bob Niebuhr

  1. 1. SBAA Fall Meeting Savannah, Georgia November 9, 2009 Bob Niebuhr, Dean Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, Florida
  2. 2. Florida Tech Facts <ul><li>NASA initiated as private engineering and science university 50 years ago </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse campus student body </li></ul><ul><ul><li>25% international, 65% non-Floridian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>104 countries, 50 states </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Focus on small classes; all < 30 students </li></ul><ul><li>First 100% distance courses – 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>8200 total students currently (4000-business) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3700 on campus (260-business) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1000 at extended sites on-ground (940-business) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3500 online (2800-business) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. College of Business Business Degree Programs <ul><li>Campus Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BS – Accounting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BS – Business Administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BS – International Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BS – Information Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BS – Business and Environmental Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BS – Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MBA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AA – Associate Degrees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BA – Business Administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BA – Accounting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BS – Computer Information Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MBA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MSIT </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Extended Studies Division </li></ul><ul><li>Off Site Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MBA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MS – Acquisition and Contract Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MS – Human Resources Mgt. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MS – Information Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MS – Logistics Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MS – Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MS – Materiel Acquisition Mgt. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MS – Systems Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MS – Project Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MS – Quality Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MS – Space Systems Mgt. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Online Business Programs Enrollment Trends
  5. 5. Traditional Faculty Model AQ/PQ Faculty Status Course Development Course Delivery Student Assessment
  6. 6. Course Developer Course Deliverer Student Assessment AQ AQ/PQ AQ/PQ + Staff Academic Oversight Model (AOM) Online Programs
  7. 7. Course Development: Example of Weekly Assignment
  8. 8. Online Program Coordination Associate Dean Manager of Online Business Programs Academic Chairs Program Coordinator Acct and Finance Program Coordinator CIS and ITM Program Coordinator Management Program Coordinator Hlthc, Mktg, and Proj. Mgm Acct and Finance CIS/ITM Management Marketing Healthcare Mgmt Project Mgmt
  9. 9. Online Program Quality Control Faculty Measures <ul><li>Terminal degree evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>AQ/PQ status </li></ul><ul><li>Online program training </li></ul><ul><li>Responsiveness to students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grading </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Final grade distributions </li></ul><ul><li>Student evaluations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>During the term </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>End of course </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Example of Faculty Activity Report Total Unread Emails > 48 Hrs # Emails Sent Assignments Not Graded Weekly News Updated Total Unread Post >36 Hrs # of DB Replies # of DB Postings Instructor
  11. 11. Online Program Quality Control Student Measures <ul><li>Admissions </li></ul><ul><li>Course involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Grades </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Progress towards graduation </li></ul><ul><li>Assurance of Learning </li></ul>
  12. 12. Example of Student Report 4 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 3 Days since Login 1 4 5 12 62 7 7 31 6 1 # of DB Logins 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 7 1 0 # of Emails Rec’d 3 3 7 7 5 5 15 11 62 34 12 11 7 5 42 22 8 8 1 3 # of DB Posts # of Class Logins Student
  13. 13. Online Program Quality Control Program Measures <ul><li>Academic Oversight Model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Chair input </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Program Coordinator input </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conference call meetings with instructors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>End-of-Term faculty survey </li></ul><ul><li>Student retention data </li></ul><ul><li>Grades in courses </li></ul>
  14. 14. Comparison of Undergraduate Online Programs with MBA Online Programs <ul><li>Top-down university commitment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Admissions infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial aid processes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General education requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online support infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student support mechanisms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Number of transfer students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transcript evaluations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Program size </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students, course sections, adjuncts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SACS requirements for adjuncts </li></ul>
  15. 15. Example of Lecture Materials: Quantitative Analysis
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