Without Borders: Managing Multi-Institution Collaborative Online Programs WCET 19 th Annual Conference November 9, 2007
Overview of consortia groups Four examples (Great Plains Idea, Big 12 Engineering Consortium, WICHE Internet Course Exchange and The University of Texas TeleCampus) Questions and comments Presenters: Marta Hubbard, The University of Texas TeleCampus Dana Reinert, Institute for Academic Alliances Chuck Wight, University of Utah Maggi Murdock,, University of Wyoming
Characteristics of Distance Education Consortia Groups
Mission driven with a variety of outcomes/ goals/ benefits
The mission of the UT TeleCampus is to extend the reach of the UT System through the application of high-quality, student-centered Internet delivery to degree programs, academic courses, training, professional development, and college preparation.
The UT TeleCampus adds value by assisting UT System institutions in expanding existing capacity, building new capacities, and preparing faculties to best teach in a technology-mediated environment.
The UT TeleCampus identifies, develops and disseminates innovative and solution-based models and best practices for effective distance teaching and learning.
I nstitute for A cademic A lliances | http://www.k-state.edu/iaa Facilitating the Advancement of Inter-Institutional Academic Programs… WORLDWIDE Institute for Academic Alliances Great Plains I nteractive D istance E ducation A lliance Canadian Studies Institute for Academic Alliances
I nstitute for A cademic A lliances | http://www.k-state.edu/iaa Project Showcase
Great Plains IDEA (Interactive Distance Education Alliance)
13-year partnership, and counting
Big 12 Engineering Consortium
(Nuclear) Engineering – 11 institutions
Still planning …
I nstitute for A cademic A lliances | http://www.k-state.edu/iaa Leadership – Great Plains IDEA Canadian Studies Deans established – 1994 – cooperate to compete Board of Directors Lead Institution Functional Leads Faculty Chairs Campus Coordinators Advisory Boards Department Chairs
Leadership – Big 12 Engineering Impetus from Deans (2005) – meet industry/societal needs Dean leadership group Faculty coordinators Campus coordinators Project coordinators I nstitute for A cademic A lliances | http://www.k-state.edu/iaa
I nstitute for A cademic A lliances | http://www.k-state.edu/iaa Management – Great Plains IDEA Alliance Agreements Alliance MOA Program MOA Policy and Procedure Manual Graduate Deans: 1. Behave as Equals 2. Respect Institutional Differences 3. Simplify Student Navigation
I nstitute for A cademic A lliances | http://www.k-state.edu/iaa Firewall – Great Plains IDEA Master’s Degrees and Graduate Certificates Family Financial Planning Premiered Fall 2000 Youth Development Gerontology Premiered Fall 2003 Merchandising Community Development Premiered Fall 2005 Dietetics FCS Education Premier Fall 2007
Anytime - 6 Credit Practicum/Project Family Financial Planning Master’s Curriculum - 42 Credits Insurance Planning Funda-mentals of Financial Planning Summer Spring Fall Family Econ Housing & Real Estate Retirement Planning Financial Planning Case Studies Housing & Real Estate Financial Counseling Estate Planning Profes-sional Practices in FFP Family Systems Family Systems Personal Income Taxation Financial Planning Case Studies Investing in the Family’s Future
I nstitute for A cademic A lliances | http://www.k-state.edu/iaa Firewall – Great Plains IDEA Finance Distribution Common Price = Tuition + Fees Fall 2007: $415/graduate credit hour $295/undergraduate credit hour Internal Distribution
I nstitute for A cademic A lliances | http://www.k-state.edu/iaa Firewall – Great Plains IDEA Institutional Policies and Procedures Tech support Faculty workload Intellectual property Admissions requirements Enrollment procedures
I nstitute for A cademic A lliances | http://www.k-state.edu/iaa Firewall – Big 12 Engineering Institutions currently make all decisions .
I nstitute for A cademic A lliances | http://www.k-state.edu/iaa Info Exchange – Great Plains IDEA Streamlined Processes Campus Coordinators Student Acknowledgement Form ExpanSIS Multi-Institutional Student Information System
I nstitute for A cademic A lliances | http://www.k-state.edu/iaa Info Exchange – Great Plains IDEA ExpanSIS Multi-Institutional Student Information System
Course Mapping Each Alliance course that is offered at your university will need to be mapped to your own course department, number and title. Only courses that you participate in need to be mapped. Mapping allows individual Universities to translate an Alliance Course Title into your University’s Course Title.
System Search Feature A quick and robust search feature allows program coordinators to quickly find staff and students in the ExpanSIS system.
Input Personnel Important demographic information is entered on alliance faculty and staff. After entries are created, instructors can be assigned to the courses they teach and coordinators and academic administrators can be assigned to a university.
Schedule Courses When scheduling a course, the coordinator from the teaching institution selects the instructor, start and end dates, the number of credit hours, textbook information, and comments about the offering. Once a course is scheduled, coordinators from any institution can view and enroll students.
Create Students Coordinators from the student’s admitting university are responsible for entering all the demographic information about the student. In addition to the information below there are pages for contact information, admitted program, and course history. The history page contains a listing of courses the student has taken, the semester and the grade received.
Enroll Students At a glance you are able to see all the courses being offered for a particular semester. Clicking on Enroll to the right will show you all the enrollment activity for that course as well as allow you to add, drop, and apply refunds.
Assign Grades Here you will be able to see a list of courses being offered for a particular semester. A coordinator can enter grades for courses that their institution teaches. Coordinators can also view the grades students receive, but only for those students that were admitted by their institution.
I nstitute for A cademic A lliances | http://www.k-state.edu/iaa Info Exchange – Big 12 Engg Mixed Model for 2007 Student Acknowledgement Form Manual information-sharing Depending on the institution: Credit transfer - OR - Enrollment at home institution
I nstitute for A cademic A lliances | http://www.k-state.edu/iaa Institute for Academic Alliances Dana Reinert 785-532-5493 [email_address] Contact for more information:
WICHE Internet Course Exchange (WICHE ICE) Chuck Wight, Associate Vice President, University of Utah Maggi Murdock, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs and Dean, Outreach School, University of Wyoming INTERNET COURSE EXCHANGE