No longer international students (but 4 have expressed plans to enter in the Fall)
Are you working at the same time you are completing this degree? 13 teachers or substitute teachers 2 trainers, 1 graphic designer, 1 college teacher, 1 university staff Several work more than full time or more than one job
What are your career aspirations? 80% are K12 teachers but only 56% ID teaching as goal
How did you initially hear about the MSEd InfoTech program at WOU?
Why did the MSEd Information Technology program appeal to you?
82% said very important or essential
How important was it to you that the program can be taken online?
Convenience and flexibility
Important content for any career
Outstanding faculty and advisors
Engaging and relevant content
Clearly the website is #1 marketing tool
Increase our social marketing
Ensure good advising
Increase name familiarity
Showcase our main selling points
How can we reach out to more potential students?
What are we doing already to improve marketing? Redoing the brochures and adding key terms from survey.
Added key terms and new quotes
Banner – exhibitions, name familiarity
Social Marketing Webpage
Adding items of interest Webpage
In terms of marketability, growth potential is immense.
In terms of capacity, not so much.
Grad Office enrollment numbers
These are Week 2 enrollment numbers
Not all students are full-time, every term
Still smoothing out this process
Total Program Numbers
MSEd InfoTech students . . . . . . . 47
Lib/Ed Media students . . . . . . . . . 10
(2 are also included in InfoTech #s)
09-10 Graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Students are not necessarily enrolled in classes every term
Growth since Fall 08
InfoTech Graduate Courses Offered
Additional Course Coverage
Ed Program Ed 421: 4 sections Fall and Spring
New Ed Program Ed 270: 2-3 sections every term
Two 1-credit courses for 100 MAT students each year
Speed of Change
Mix of courses will have to change
Course content will have to change
Instructor skills will be constantly challenged
1 tenured faculty (Mary Bucy, coordinator)
1 dedicated part-time adjunct (Denvy Saxowsky)
1 grad advisor (Bill Hamlin)
DEP support (Susan Griffin; JoNan LeRoy)
A variety of adjunct specialists
Significant Graduate Office support
The university wants to grow grad programs; this program is poised to grow.