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  1. Online Degree Offerings in the State of Wisconsin: Trends & Strategic Directions Laura Pedrick Online Program Council March 14, 2008

  2. Existing Programs

  3. Consortial Degrees • The Internet Business MBA Consortium, made up of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and University of Wisconsin-Parkside

  4. Consortial Degrees • University of Wisconsin System School Library Education Consortium. Through the Consortium, students can take online coursework leading to initial and advanced certification in school library media administration.

  5. Consortial Degrees • The Collaborative Nursing Program is designed to meet the needs of registered nurse students who want to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing but have limited access to a campus offering that degree. The CNP is available through the joint efforts of the nursing programs at five University of Wisconsin campuses: UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay, UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, and UW-Oshkosh.

  6. UW-Eau Claire • Foundations of Business Program • Participates in the consortial degrees above, plus

  7. UW-Eau Claire • The University is one of six partners in an international graduate program "Interdisciplinary Family-Focused Health Care Across Cultures." It is designed to learn abroad or study at-home with web-based courses.

  8. UW-Eau Claire • The program links three European Community universities and three United States universities to provide healthcare learning opportunities leading to a concentration in international health in the area of family focused interdisciplinary health care. The courses are designed for graduate students in nursing.

  9. UW-Green Bay • The BSN-LINC/National Track is designed for RNs who reside outside the state of Wisconsin. Practicum is arranged in the student’s home state.

  10. UW-Madison • Master of Engineering in Professional Practice • Master of Engineering in Engine Systems • Master of Science for Professional Educators (Ed Psych blended format)

  11. UW-Oshkosh • Bachelor of Science in Human Services • Bachelor of Liberal Studies • Organizational Administration Online • Leadership Development • Bachelor of Applied Studies in Leadership and Organizational Studies. Courses are taught online or one evening per week in Appleton, Menasha, and Oshkosh to accommodate working adult students.

  12. UW-Oshkosh • Bachelor of Fire and Emergency Response Management (blended)

  13. UW-Platteville • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice • Articulation agreement with Center College, IA

  14. UW-Platteville • Master of Science in Criminal Justice • Master of Science in Engineering • Master of Science in Project Management • Master of Science in Education - Adult Education

  15. UW-Platteville • Undergraduate certificates in Leadership and Human Performance, Human Resource Management, International Business, and Marketing • Graduate certificates in Criminal Justice, Engineering, and Project Management

  16. UW-River Falls • Professional Development Courses UWRF College of Education and Professional Studies • Minnesota Licensure and/or Masters in Education Degree(Tri-College University) • Master of Arts in Education(Goddard College)

  17. BS in Management BS in Career, Technical Education and Training BS in Information and Communication Technologies BS in Golf Enterprise Management MS in Career and Technical Education M.S. in Information and Communication Technologies MS in Training and Development UW-Stout

  18. MS in Education, Professional Development Concentration MS in Manufacturing Engineering MS in Technology Management MS in Vocational Rehabilitation EdS in Career and Technical Education Reading Teacher Certification UW-Stout

  19. UW-Superior • Individualized major • Elementary education • Communications

  20. UW-Whitewater • Online MBA Program can be combined with traditional courses offered in Madison, Waukesha, & Whitewater.

  21. UW Stevens Point & LaCrosse • Courses, no programs

  22. UW-Milwaukee • 4 certificates • Taxation • Child Care Directors • Professional Writing & Communication • Therapeutic Recreation

  23. UW-Milwaukee • Online graduate degrees • PhD—Nursing • MLIS—Information Studies • MS—Adult Education • MS—Higher Ed Adminstration

  24. Blending Life & Learning Sloan Foundation Programs • Blended—online & on campus instruction • 3 undergraduate (L & S gen ed, Criminal Justice, Childcare Admin) • 3 master’s (Computer Science, Higher Ed Admin, Occupational Therapy)

  25. The Future

  26. National Scene: Sloan Consortium Research • 1,000 universities responded to survey • 56% see DE as a critical long-term strategy • 2.35 million online students in U.S. • Enrollment nationally growing at 18% (outpaces traditional enrollment growth by a factor of 10)

  27. National Scene: Large Initiatives • U of I Global Campus • Western Governors • UMass Online • SUNY Learning Network

  28. Motivators: Enrollment Growth (students who only took online courses)

  29. Motivators for Program Development • Appeal to students • Demographics • Decline in traditional pool of students • Aging boomers • Knowledge Economy • Need to increase BA holders in WI • Time to degree a concern

  30. Motivators for Program Development • Advantage Wisconsin “There is tremendous unmet demand by an increasingly large and diverse audience. Nearly every Advantage Wisconsin think tank identified the need and potential for increased online offerings. Broader dissemination of existing online offerings can leverage current resources.”

  31. Initiatives • Adult Student Initiative • The UW Colleges and UW-Extension will use funding in the 2007-09 biennium to lead a system-wide Adult Student Initiative. • $2.5M • UWM’s Early Childhood Ed program is participating • Relies on LI shared resource model

  32. Initiatives • UW Colleges-Extension CEOEL • Likely new degree offerings in • Green business • STEM for teachers • Healthcare • Global Competencies

  33. UW-Milwaukee New Programs • Possibilities • Masters in Public Health • Architecture minor with 7 UW partners • 7-9 majors within L & S • Others?

  34. Discussion • Other than Adult Student Initiative, no strategic plan/coordinated planning discussions in WI • Online/blended balance • Out-of-state partners • Private colleges—future presentation

  35. Discussion