UW Colleges Online - University of Wisconsin System
UW Colleges Online Presentation Presented to: The Board of Regents University of Wisconsin by William Messner, Chancellor, and Barbara Stinson, Director of Distance Education, UW Colleges February 5, 2004 Fall 1998
History: UW Colleges Online Program Begins with Three Primary Goals First Goal Offer Program Access to Off-Campus Populations Whose Needs Were Not Being Met
Second Goal Establish an Online UW General Education Foundation on Which Other UWs Could Develop Online Baccalaureate Degrees Third Goal Generate additional enrollments and revenue.
UWC Online Program Overall, development of UW Colleges Online Program is part of the institutions strategy for increasing enrollment and visibility, and thereby solidifying its niche as The Best Start. II. Program Description
One niche Our population What we offer How we offer it Online Population: Age 100% 90%
80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Traditional Age (<22)
Non-Traditional Age (22+) Fall 2001 Fall 2002 Fall 2003 Online Population:
Gender Online Population 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% Male 50%
Female 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Fall 2001
Fall 2002 Fall 2003 Online Population Online Population: Residence 100% 90% 80% 70%
Fall 2001 Fall 2002 Fall 2003 Online Student Course Completion Ratio 100% 90% 80%
70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% <25% 25-75%
75-100% Fall 2001 Fall 2002 Fall 2003 UWC Online Enrollment Growth Fall Semester
Enrollment # of Courses 1998 60 3 1999
239 9 2000 2001 2002 467 500
770 16 22 32 2003 685 34
UWC Online Degree-Seeking Fall # of degreeseeking students % change in degreeseeking students
1999 2000 2001 37 2002 140 2003
152* *13 graduates, six this fall +378% +9% What Do We Offer?
Identical to on-campus UWC Freshman/Sophomore Curriculum Approved by UWC faculty Senate, UW Board of Regents, Higher Learning Commission (NCA) What Do We Offer? Entire AAS degree program, not just an online cluster of courses Students transfer from AAS degree program to online UW baccalaureate program
Who Benefits from Online Classes? Returning adults: Currently employed & at-home parents Place-bound adults, disabled persons, etc. Others: High school students (AP, home-schooled) Students presently enrolled at colleges or universities, including UWC How Do We Offer it?
UWC campus faculty Full Online registration and payment Full Online advising Online Library services Faculty development
UWLI (UW Learning Innovations): Course development, tech support, faculty training Where Do We Want to Go? Continue to offer as general education foundation for UW baccalaureate degrees Expand course choices for on-campus population
Where do We Want to Go? Reach out to specialized populations: - military personnel - high school students - disabled persons Where Do We Want to Go? Offer in site-specific manner, particularly relative to the Center for Adult Access Collaborate with UW campuses, WTCS and others to expand associate and
baccalaureate programming options Challenges Price Sensitivity for Online Programs Challenges Development of Baccalaureate Options Current UW Online Undergrad
Degree Programs* AAS degree UW Colleges BBA degree - UW Platteville (business admin.) BS degree - Information Resources UW-Milwaukee BSN - LINC degree completion program for out-ofstate students through UWGB BSN degree completion program - Collaborative
Nursing Program (UWEC, UWGB, UWM, UWMSN, UWO) BS degree completion program - Industrial Management - UW Stout * UW Graduate Online Programs Offered: 13 Challenges Inducements for UW Undergraduate Program Development
Challenges One Stop Shop for all UW System Online Programming Challenges Policy Issues Regarding Collaborative Programming Challenges
Reaffirm EGOLL Vision for UW Online Learning Challenges UW System will develop a coordinated and collaborative approach to online learning with the goals of extending its educational reach, enhancing program quality, enriching on-campus education, and preparing all students, faculty and staff for learning in the
future.* *EGOLL Vision Approved by Board of Regents, 7/12/01 The Wisconsin Idea, a statement of progressive principles and an article of civic faith articulated during Wisconsin's great
Progressive Era a century ago, states that, "the borders of the university are the borders of the state."
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