Creating a University from       Whole Cloth            WCET            11-2-12          Fred Hurst      Senior Vice Presi...
The highest activity a human being      can attain is learning forunderstanding, because to understand            is to be...
Northern Arizona University – Personalized Learning  Northern Arizona University’s  Personalized Learning enablesmotivated...
Northern Arizona University – Personalized Learning           Student Experience•Self-paced online learning•Mentor faculty...
Northern Arizona University – Personalized Learning  Student Experience (Continued)•Predictive learning analytics•Credit f...
Northern Arizona University – Personalized Learning           Curriculum DesignLead faculty:•Deconstruct current NAU cours...
Northern Arizona University – Personalized LearningIntegrated Lesson from Liberal ArtsDemonstrate understanding of rhetori...
Northern Arizona University – Personalized Learning          Business Processes•Innovative and personalized•Student may st...
Northern Arizona University – Personalized Learning Business Processes (Continued)Two transcripts:     • Traditional trans...
Northern Arizona University – Personalized Learning         Aggressive Timetable•Spring 2013 start date, 500 studentgoal i...
Northern Arizona University – Personalized Learning           Politics of ChangeThere is nothing more difficult to take in...
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  1. 1. Creating a University from Whole Cloth WCET 11-2-12 Fred Hurst Senior Vice President for Extended Campuses Alison Brown Associate Vice President
  2. 2. The highest activity a human being can attain is learning forunderstanding, because to understand is to be free.All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare. -Baruch Spinoza
  3. 3. Northern Arizona University – Personalized Learning Northern Arizona University’s Personalized Learning enablesmotivated students to earn a highquality degree more efficiently and at a lower cost by customizing coursework to fit individual learning styles and previously acquired knowledge.
  4. 4. Northern Arizona University – Personalized Learning Student Experience•Self-paced online learning•Mentor faculty•Readiness Assessment•Free developmental modules•Curriculum is interdisciplinary andprescribed - there are no electives•Multiple modalities for every concept
  5. 5. Northern Arizona University – Personalized Learning Student Experience (Continued)•Predictive learning analytics•Credit for prior learning•Pre-assessment•Interim assessments•Post-assessment•Internships and service learning
  6. 6. Northern Arizona University – Personalized Learning Curriculum DesignLead faculty:•Deconstruct current NAU courseslearning outcomes and concepts•Rebuild as interdisciplinary courses•OER, Cline Library digital materials,custom developed•Ongoing Total Quality Management
  7. 7. Northern Arizona University – Personalized LearningIntegrated Lesson from Liberal ArtsDemonstrate understanding of rhetorical strategies usinganalysis, interpretation, and evaluation.Topic 1: Apply theories of social conflict in mainstreammedia messages, and explain their implications for the targetaudience.Topic 2: Watch a news program of your choice, analyzingand interpreting the usage of rhetorical strategies.Topic 3: Analyze and evaluate the rhetorical strategies usedin a published argument about culture, recommending wherestrategies could be strengthened.Mastery: Construct an argument analyzing and evaluatingthe media messages contained within a publication of yourchoice. Present your findings in a public presentation.
  8. 8. Northern Arizona University – Personalized Learning Business Processes•Innovative and personalized•Student may start the program anyday of the year•$2,500 per six months – all inclusive(fees, materials, texts)•Financial aid will be available (afterHLC and DOE approve)•Subscription model
  9. 9. Northern Arizona University – Personalized Learning Business Processes (Continued)Two transcripts: • Traditional transcript • Enhanced transcriptInitial programs:•Small Business Administration•Computer Information Technology•Liberal Arts
  10. 10. Northern Arizona University – Personalized Learning Aggressive Timetable•Spring 2013 start date, 500 studentgoal in first year•Three new programs second year•Masters degrees in third year•8000 students in five years
  11. 11. Northern Arizona University – Personalized Learning Politics of ChangeThere is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its success than to take thelead in the introduction of a new order of things...because the innovation has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions and lukewarmdefenders in those who do well under the new. -Machiavelli, The Prince

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