Making e-Learning Indispensable<br />Russ Adkins<br />VP Academic Affairs<br />Broward College<br />Fort Lauderdale, FL<br />
Broward is a state college located in S. FL.<br />AA, AS, AAS, BS, BAS degrees<br />25,000 FTE<br />3 campuses, 4 centers,...
e-Learning was initially a faculty development initiative (“21st century professors”).<br />Compensated course development...
BC’s first Educational Master Plan developed in 2005<br />e-Learning emerged at one of seven strategic goals<br />First e-...
Results: the Framework for an Indispensable e-Learning Program<br />
e-Learning = 10% of College’s FTE<br />
e-Learning Growth (FTE)<br />
Increasingly, Students are Taking Both Online and On-Campus Courses <br />
Students Enrolled in Both Online and On-Campus Courses Take More Credits<br />
Summer Spikes in Online-Only Enrollments<br />
College leadership sees e-Learning as a strategy to:<br />maintain market share as the private institutions compete with u...
Academic department administrators see e-Learning as:<br />their enrollment growth tool.<br />a means of providing flexibi...
Faculty see e-Learning as a means of providing:<br />marketable teaching skills<br />flexibility in their on-campus schedu...
e-Learning is providing critically needed FTE.<br />Students taking both online and on-campus courses are enrolling in mor...
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Making your unit indispensable in a bare-bones economy -- Russ Adkins

  1. 1. Making e-Learning Indispensable<br />Russ Adkins<br />VP Academic Affairs<br />Broward College<br />Fort Lauderdale, FL<br />
  2. 2. Broward is a state college located in S. FL.<br />AA, AS, AAS, BS, BAS degrees<br />25,000 FTE<br />3 campuses, 4 centers, 2 Int’l. centers<br />
  3. 3. e-Learning was initially a faculty development initiative (“21st century professors”).<br />Compensated course development—AA and ASN degrees<br />Collectively-bargained institutional policies and practices<br />Policies that encouraged faculty participation<br />Course standards and development protocols<br />From Dispensable to Indispensable<br />
  4. 4. BC’s first Educational Master Plan developed in 2005<br />e-Learning emerged at one of seven strategic goals<br />First e-Learning strategic plan developed (2005-2009)<br />SACS substantive change/e-Learning degrees<br />Data driven/evidence-based (BI)<br />Second e-Learning strategic plan developed (2009-2013)<br />Scale-10% to 20% of FTE in 5 years (online and blended)<br />Quality Matters<br />Ubiquitous Blackboard<br />Planning: the Foundation for Becoming Indispensable<br />
  5. 5. Results: the Framework for an Indispensable e-Learning Program<br />
  6. 6. e-Learning = 10% of College’s FTE<br />
  7. 7. e-Learning Growth (FTE)<br />
  8. 8. Increasingly, Students are Taking Both Online and On-Campus Courses <br />
  9. 9. Students Enrolled in Both Online and On-Campus Courses Take More Credits<br />
  10. 10. Summer Spikes in Online-Only Enrollments<br />
  11. 11. College leadership sees e-Learning as a strategy to:<br />maintain market share as the private institutions compete with us.<br />provide flexibility for an increasingly adult student population.<br />develop enrollment, given the lack of construction funding and already limited classroom space.<br />e-Learning fees fund development.<br />Enrollment = revenues<br />Towards being indispensable:College Leadership<br />
  12. 12. Academic department administrators see e-Learning as:<br />their enrollment growth tool.<br />a means of providing flexibility in scheduling.<br />e-Learning section enrollment capacity is not the product of the number of seats in a room.<br />e-Learning adjuncts can be recruited from beyond the geographic area.<br />a strategy to boost summer term enrollments.<br />Towards being indispensable: Administrators<br />
  13. 13. Faculty see e-Learning as a means of providing:<br />marketable teaching skills<br />flexibility in their on-campus schedule<br />opportunities to maintain currency through continuous professional development<br />QM<br />Accountability<br />Learning outcomes<br />Technology<br />Towards being indispensable: Faculty<br />
  14. 14. e-Learning is providing critically needed FTE.<br />Students taking both online and on-campus courses are enrolling in more credits per term.<br />e-Learning sections are generally larger than campus sections. <br />e-Learning provides flexibility in scheduling the use of limited classroom facilities.<br />e-Learning will provide “instructional continuity” during an emergency.<br />e-Learning is Indispensable<br />

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