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Presenters from the university of toledo

Establishing Online Degree Programs in Engineering TechnologyThe Ninth Sloan-C International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Network (ALN)November 15, 2003


Presenters from the university of toledo

Presenters From the University of Toledo:

Karen Rhoda, Ph.D.Director, Distance LearningDan Solarek, M.S.E.E. Chair/ProfessorEngineering TechnologyElla Fridman, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorEngineering Technology


Presenters from the university of toledo

Karen Rhoda, Ph.D.Director, Distance Learning


Presenters from the university of toledo

The Mainstreaming of Distance Learning at UT: The evolution

Centralized structure

  • Cost effectiveness

  • Comprehensive faculty support and technical services

  • Comprehensive Student Services

  • Adherence to NCA Best Practices

  • Network Infrastructure

  • Marketing Strategic plan

  • DL Advisory Committee

  • Change of reporting line


The importance of collaborations with ut colleges and other institutions

The Importance of Collaborations with UT Colleges and other Institutions

  • Faculty – control of curricula, quality control

  • Fellowships: $129,000 since 1999

  • Fellows: 8 since 1995

  • Ohio Learning Network (OLN)

  • USDLA

  • Conferences

  • WebCT

  • UT Offices - support


Presenters from the university of toledo

DL Grant Funding Collaborated with UT's Colleges and Other Colleges:$3.03 million


The dl team

The DL Team


Presenters from the university of toledo

Undergraduate & Graduate Programs

Online Programs and Degrees

  • Associate degrees in Business Management Technology, Marketing & Sales Technology, and Technical Studies

  • B.A. in Adult Liberal Studies

  • CSET Program (Computer Science and Engineering Technology degree completion)

  • Masters in Liberal Studies

  • M.S. in Engineering

  • M. Ed., Curriculum & Instruction

  • B.S. in Pharmacy and Pharm D Programs

  • B.S. in Health Information Management

  • Certificate Programs


Presenters from the university of toledo

UT Distance Learning – Course Enrollment by Year

*Enrollment as of 10/10/2003


Presenters from the university of toledo

UT Distance & eLearning – Course Enrollment by Year

*Enrollment as of 10/10/2003


Presenters from the university of toledo

UT Distance Learning – Number of Courses by Year

*Number of courses as of 10/10/2003


Distance learning at ut serving the goals of students in an urban metropolitan university

Distance Learning at UT: serving the goals of students in an urban, metropolitan university

DL meets the needs of all students

  • 50% of DL students work full-time

  • 36% have children

  • 69% are female

    As is typical of urban universities serving students of all ages and those who cannot engage in a traditional academic program or whose schedules must be flexible in order to pursue higher education


Presenters from the university of toledo

Dan Solarek, M.S.E.E. Chair/ProfessorEngineering Technology


Engineering technology at ut

One-third of the College undergraduate enrollment

CSET program started in January of 1999.

Engineering Technology at UT

  • 1,100 Undergraduates Fall 2002


Collaboration

Collaboration

  • University, community college, state agency collaboration.


Degree completion partners

Degree Completion Partners

  • Central Ohio

  • Cincinnati State

  • Columbus State

  • Cuyahoga

  • Jefferson

  • Lakeland

  • Rhodes

  • Lorain County

  • Northwest State

  • Sinclair

  • Stark State


Program structure

Program Structure

On-Site

BS Degree Requires

128 Semester Hours

20

2/3rds of the coursework for the BS degree is taken at community college tuition rates.

20

Web

62

26

Associate Degree

Core


Current enrollment

Current Enrollment

  • The distribution of these students between upper division and lower division is shown below.


Some realities

Some Realities

  • Dual admission helps to connect students with both UT and the partner community college.

    • Students can confused about which institution to ask for advice about a particular problem.

    • Students need advising on a continuing basis

    • Advising should begin at the partner CC but be coordinated between the institutions

  • Clearly identified points of contact for both institutions need to be available to students.


Some realities1

Some Realities

  • Despite careful articulation agreements, students may find that they need to take additional “bridge” courses because of the differences between programs.

  • Programs at both institutions change constantly, forcing frequent review and revision of articulation agreements.


Some realities2

Some Realities

  • Financial aid needs to be coordinated with a consortium agreement between the institutions.

  • Scholarships should be available for students in this program at both institutions.

  • All partners need to invest in the program …


Some realities3

Some Realities

  • From a faculty perspective, the immediacy and limitations of email can be a problem.

    • Students come to expect instant responses to messages that they send at all hours of the day or night. Students complain about lack of responsiveness.

    • Students/faculty can easily read a message in a negative light when nothing negative was intended.

  • Need for Teaching Assistants, especially in larger classes


Marketing

Marketing

  • Obviously, to be successful the program must be marketed.

    • Partner institutions must take the lead in their own service areas

    • Direct mailings need to come from a familiar institution

    • Program should be advertised in the local media

    • Information sessions with UT and CC participants for parents and high school students have proven effective


Building partnerships

Building Partnerships

  • To state the obvious …

    • There is a correlation between effort extended in nurturing the partnership and the enrollment in the program.

  • Our desire is to maintain ‘real” partnerships.

    • Appointed a faculty member to pay attention to partner relationships.

    • Sponsor an annual meeting.

    • Need to see each partner at their location 1-2 times per academic year as a minimum.


Funding model

Funding Model

  • Distance learning courses offered in cooperation with UT’s centralized Division of Distance Learning

  • DL Division began as a self-supporting unit

    • Tuition monies to Division as income source

    • After expenses, “profit” is split between the Division and the College/Department offering the course

    • University retains all subsidy

  • Model is currently under revision


Faculty participation

Faculty Participation

  • Faculty are encouraged to develop “web assisted” courses

    • Putting syllabus on web

    • Putting handouts on web

  • Transition to web-based courses is easier

  • Proceeds from departmental share go to support participating faculty


Faculty participation1

Faculty Participation

  • Faculty normally teach distance learning courses for extra compensation

    • Courses can be taught as part of normal workload

  • Compensation is based on enrollment

  • ET department and College of Engineering view faculty efforts in distance learning as meritorious


Presenters from the university of toledo

Ella Fridman, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorEngineering Technology


Professional master s degree in engineering and engineering technology

Professional Master’s Degree in Engineering and Engineering Technology


Rationale for the program

Rationale for the Program

  • Responds to the needs of corporations for a practical MS degree that better prepares students for the modern and future workforce

  • New work environment requires to form cross-disciplinary programs that complement traditional engineering education with

    • Business Management

    • Leadership Education

    • Entrepreneurship Education

  • Alternative to traditional MBA or research-oriented technical MS degree


Rationale for the program1

Rationale for the Program

  • The program fills a critical niche for intellectual growth for working professionals who seek advanced training

  • Unlimited potential growth for the program given the pace of technological change and a trend in the higher education to make the first professional degree at Master’s level


Program background

Program Background

  • Created in 1999 within the scope of the existing Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) degree

  • The Project option of MSE degree is used as the template for the program

  • Part time (PT MSE) program: students normally take 2 courses per semester

  • Can be started in Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters and follows the academic calendar

  • Courses are taught by faculty


Who are our students

Who are our students?

  • 65% are UT graduates

    • 12 other universities are represented

  • 57% are from Engineering programs

  • 36% are from Engineering Technology programs

  • 7% from related programs

  • BS degrees awarded from as far back as 1967

  • 98% of current students are domestic

  • Employed by:

    • Cooper Tire, Whirlpool, Eaton, GM, Ford, Daimler Chrysler, Sunoco, and many more…


Program structure1

Program Structure

  • 30 semester hours required:

    • 6 semester hours Core Courses

    • 9 semester hours Management of Technology Sequence

    • 9 semester hours Engineering Electives Sequence

    • 6 semester hours work-related project


Curriculum

Curriculum

  • Core Courses

    • Applications of Engineering Analysis

    • Applied Probability and Statistics in Engineering and Management Science

  • Management of Technology Sequence

    • Management of Projects and Technological Innovation

    • Introduction to Financial and Managerial Accounting

    • Business, Government and Society


Engineering electives sequence in the area of concentration

Engineering Electives Sequencein the Area of Concentration

  • The Engineering Elective Sequence designed to include 3 courses in a specific area of engineering (area of student’s concentration) such as Mechanical Engineering , Information Technology/Computer Science, Civil/Construction Engineering, Chemical/Environmental Engineering, etc.

  • Currently graduate offerings in all departments of the College of Engineering are eligible for selection as engineering elective courses, not necessarily in a sequence


Project requirement

Project Requirement

  • The six-credit work-related project is accomplished under the College of Engineering faculty supervision and in coordination with the student's employer

  • Recent projects completed by our graduates:

    • Reducing Variation in a Structural Support Assembly” , M. Faught, Whirlpool Corp, Advisor Dr. Olson, Summer 2002

    • “Laundry Technologies and Innovations” , S. Ahmed, Whirlpool Corp, Advisor Dr. Abraham, Summer 2002

    • “The Problems Customers Face with New Technology” , A.Campbell, Monarch Labs, Advisor Dr. Dismukes, Spring 2002


Challenges

Challenges

  • The program “owned” by the College of Engineering and only administered by the Engineering Technology department

  • Currently the Engineering Technology department does not have it’s own Graduate program

  • The PT MSE is only the Part time program

  • There are not enough elective courses offered on line that can satisfy the Engineering Electives Sequence requirements


Proposed changes

Proposed Changes

  • Expand the existing PT MSE program to create a full time online Professional Master’s degree in Engineering Technology

    • This program will not be just administered but also owned by the Department of Engineering Technology

    • There is no similar program in the state of Ohio that awards Master’s level degree in Engineering Technology and there are very few in the nation

    • The program will have several options (areas of concentration)


Met option

MET option

  • Practical FEA

  • Engineering Material Science

  • Advanced CAD/CAM Systems

  • Computerized Heat Transfer Analysis

  • Computerized Machine Design

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)


Eet it option

EET/IT option

  • Unified Modeling Language

  • Advanced Visual Basic. Net

  • Wireless and Cellular Communication Systems

  • Computer Vision/Digital Imaging

  • Neural Network/Artificial Intelligence

  • Advanced Programmable Logic Devices

  • Testing Digital Circuits


Civil cet option

Civil/CET option

  • Indoor Air Quality

  • Outdoor Air Quality

  • Green Engineering

  • Dispersion and Risk Modeling

  • Practical Structure Analysis

  • Practical Traffic Analysis and Design

  • Building Industry Regulation & Mitigation

  • Advanced Engineering Cost Decision Analysis


Benefiting groups

Benefiting Groups

  • Four population groups will benefit from the Professional Master’s degree in Engineering Technology

    • Professionals in the engineering workforce

    • Recent graduates from engineering and technological degree-granting institutions

    • Students from the Degree Completion program

    • Faculty members in two-year institutions and technology education teachers


Questions and discussion

Questions and Discussion

Q?

Your questions and comments are welcome.

A!


Presenters from the university of toledo

The University of Toledo Contact Information

Karen Rhoda, Ph.D.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 419.321.5130

Dan Solarek, M.S.E.E.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 419.530.3377

Ella Fridman, Ph.D.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 419.530.3273


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