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IDUES Presentation NSULA

  1. 1. WE MAY NOT HAVE STARBUCKS…BUT WE HAVE LOTS OF CLASS!<br />Presented to the<br />Empowering Institutions 2010 Conference<br />Presenter<br />Ms. Hedy Pinkerton<br />April 2010<br />
  2. 2. Northwestern State University- A Snap Shot in 2005<br /><ul><li>4 Year, small public institution
  3. 3. Culturally diverse, 48% first generation college
  4. 4. Characterized by poverty, geographic isolation, and underserved/disadvantaged youth
  5. 5. State mandated admissions increase
  6. 6. Projected 35% enrollment decline</li></li></ul><li>Title III Grant Proposal<br />Offset the decline in enrollment by implementing a strategy to enhance online educational opportunities to attract more transfer and nontraditional students.<br />
  7. 7. Strategy to Increase Online Enrollment<br /><ul><li>Create an innovative Faculty Development Program
  8. 8. Add technology support elements
  9. 9. Increase online classes and degrees offered
  10. 10. Enhance online student services</li></li></ul><li>Faculty Development Program<br /><ul><li>Employed Instructional Designer & Media Specialist
  11. 11. Created a 9-month, 3-level Professional Development program for faculty
  12. 12. Gained institutional support for 20 faculty cohort members per year
  13. 13. Implemented Quality Matters review for each new online course added</li></li></ul><li>Northwestern State University<br />Blayne Henson<br />eLearning Support Specialist<br />hensonr@nsula.edu<br />Cole Gentry<br />Media Development Specialist<br />gentryc@nsula.edu<br />Jarrod Sanson<br />Passport Coordinator & Trainer<br />sansonj@nsula.edu<br />Terrie McCallister<br />Instructional Technology Specialist<br />mccallistert@nsula.edu<br />
  14. 14. Technology Support Elements<br />Began: <br /><ul><li>Equipped a training lab & production lab
  15. 15. Encouraged use of technology in online courses</li></ul>Evolved:<br /><ul><li>Webcams and portable devices
  16. 16. iTunes U and Smart Classrooms
  17. 17. Virtual Libraries </li></li></ul><li>Online Classes & Degrees<br /><ul><li>Developed new online classes every year
  18. 18. Provided faculty incentives
  19. 19. Added two new degrees per year
  20. 20. Gained Departmental buy-in</li></li></ul><li>Enhance Online Student Services<br /><ul><li>Surveyed online students annually for needs and desired services
  21. 21. Added a minimum of two basic new services per year
  22. 22. Student can literally visit the traditional campus the first time to participate in commencement exercises</li></li></ul><li>Where We Are - 2010<br /><ul><li>32 percent enrollment increase in 4 years
  23. 23. Students in 35 states and 5 countries
  24. 24. 27 online degrees and certifications plus 122 new or redesigned online courses
  25. 25. Faculty Professional Development participation far exceeded expectations</li></li></ul><li>Where We Are - 2010<br />
  26. 26. Unexpected Outcomes<br /><ul><li>8 new smart classrooms ($250K grant)
  27. 27. CALL adult learning program ($60K grant)
  28. 28. Virtual Reference Library ($400K grant)
  29. 29. Virtual Music Library ($20,000)
  30. 30. Most student services now online
  31. 31. Increased use of technology in traditional classrooms
  32. 32. ECE staff professional growth</li></li></ul><li>National Recognition<br /><ul><li>Council on Adult and Experiential Learning
  33. 33. Adult Learning Friendly Institute
  34. 34. Lumina Foundation Recognition of Adult Learning
  35. 35. GI Jobs – Military Friendly Designation for 2010
  36. 36. GetEducated.com – Top 10 Most Affordable Online Degrees
  37. 37. Named Head of Louisiana’s Electronic Planning Task Force </li></li></ul><li>Title III Grant Impact<br /><ul><li>Enrollment is stable due to 32% increase; 27% of students now online
  38. 38. Northwestern was just named the leader in distance learning for the State
  39. 39. Available online degrees have doubled in four years
  40. 40. Title III helped propel NSU ahead in technology! </li></li></ul><li>The Title III Grant Has<br />Exceeded Expectations!<br />While we still may not have Starbucks we do have lots and lots of class!<br />
  41. 41. Northwestern State University<br />Mrs. Hedy Pinkerton<br />Director of Electronic & Continuing Education<br />pinkertonh@nsula.edu<br />Dr. Darlene Williams<br />Vice President for Technology, Research, & Economic Development<br />darlene@nsula.edu<br />

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