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  • Creating Opportunities in a Challenging Economy: Strategic Approaches of Three e-Learning Institutions
    Panel:
    Alexandra M. Pickett, Associate Director, SUNY Learning Network, State University of New York
    Shari Smith, Associate Director, Center for Online Learning, Research and Service, University of Illinois at Springfield
    Pete Rubba, Director of Academic Affairs for Graduate Programs, Penn State World Campus
    1
  • Moderator
    Scott Woods
    RegionalDirector of Academic Affairs
    University of Phoenix
    2
  • Overview
    The continuing financial recession, the deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression, has impacted all segments of the U.S. economy, including higher education and University-based e-Learning enterprises.
    We will discuss economic challenges three long-standing and highly successful university-based e-learning enterprises have faced and share strategic approaches that have been implemented to mediate those challenges:
    SUNY Learning Network
    University of Illinois at Springfield
    Penn State World Campus
    These profiles will be about 15 minutes each followed by an opportunity for a few quick clarifying questions.
    Following the profiles, there will be time for questions of the panel and sharing by audience members.
    3
  • SUNY Learning Network
    Alexandra M. Pickett
    Associate Director
    SUNY Learning Network
    State University of New York
    4
  • UNDER CONSTRUCTION
    5
  • Quick Questions For
    Alexandra M. Pickett
    6
  • University of Illinois at Springfield Online
    Shari McCurdy Smith
    AssociateDirector, Center for Online Learning Research and Service, Director, New Century Learning Consortium, University of Illinois at Springfield
    7
  • Background
    University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) is the smallest campus of the U of I System.
    17 Fully Online Degree Programs
    Over 50% of our students take at least one online class.
    Mainstreamed within the academic structure
    More than 200 UIS faculty members teach online each year
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  • Pre-Recession
    State of Illinois decreases financial support year after year. In 2008, funding had dropped by 17.9%
    In 2004 University of Illinois System established guaranteed tuition.
    Illinois’ Structural Deficit Between Expenditure and Revenue
    20 yr underfunding of retirement systems
    9
  • U of I System
    Administrative Review and Restructuring
    Regularity Relief Communications Human Resources
    IT
    Procurement
    Shared Services
    Board Cuts Committees
    10
  • U of I 2009
    Admission
    Global Campus
    Administration
    11
  • Initiatives
    Continuing Education
    Inverted Classroom
    NCLC
    Community Colleges
    Blended Reduced Seat Time
    Faculty Fellows
    Research Center
    12
  • University of Illinois at Springfield Online
    Quick Questions For
    Shari Smith
    13
  • World Campus
    Pete Rubba
    Director of Academic Affairs for Graduate Programs, Penn State World Campus
    http://worldcampus.psu.edu
    14
  • Penn State Background
    Penn State is a multi-campus public research university
    Main campus, administrative, & research hub at University Park
    23 other campuses including the World Campus (online/distance)
    Penn State is one of four “state-related” universities (along with the University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, and Lincoln University), institutions that are not state-owned and -operated but that have the character of public universities and receive state appropriations.
    Penn State receives approximately 8% of its overall $4B operating budget from the state; therefore it is increasingly become dependent upon tuition
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  • Penn State Outreach is administrative unit within Penn State system that provides centralized focuses on non-traditional learners (adult, youth, military, etc.)
    World Campus is a unit within Penn State Outreach that works with Penn State academic units to deliver undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs online and at a distance.
    World Campus evolved out of a long distance education history (110 years), opening online in Spring 1998
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    World Campus Background
  • Economic Constraints
    University predicts flat or reduced State Support for extended period in face economic downturn and lagging revenue collections
    Penn State facing other significant cost increases, including:
    Energy costs -- impending deregulation
    State pension funding obligations
    Increasing health care costs
    Limits to tuition increases
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  • Penn State Response
    Freeze faculty and staff salaries for one year (2009-10)
    Continue annual permanent funds recycling program that has recycled and re-allocated $173M since its inception in 1992-93
    University examines ALL academic and support services; Core Council chaired by Provost with 3 major subcommittees
    University Park Coordinating Committee
    Campus Coordinating Committee
    Administrative Services Coordinating Committee
    Penn State Strategic Plan emphasizes strategic importance of World Campus as source of new revenue
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  • World Campus Response
    Enrollment goals doubled
    World Campus Academic Revenue Sharing Policy is examined for possible enhancements by University Committee
    Impact of Summer enrollment shift to World Campus examined by University
    World Campus joins Continuing Education forming Academic Outreach to facilitate collaboration on credit blended adult learner oriented programs
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  • Continuing World Campus Challenges
    • Technical infrastructure enhancement implementation
    • Coordination with University central services
    • Traditional academic unit priorities
    Carrying capacity
    Internal focus
    • Scalability Growth
    20
  • Quick Questions For
    Pete Rubba
    http://worldcampus.psu.edu
    21
  • Questions for panel?
    Sharing by audience.
    22
  • Please complete and submit the
    session evaluation form
    Thank You and
    Enjoy the rest of WCET
    Alex Pickett
    Shari McCurdy
    Pete Rubba
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