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Proposal Summary: AS-07-086

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TitleCreating web-based versions of courses for existing certificate program
Submitting DeanDr. Ronald F. Levant
Submitting CollegeArts & Sciences -- Annabelle Foos x7937
Departments Generating the ProposalPAUS
Objection DeadlineMay 25, 2009
Proposal StatusFinal Approval Granted
Proposal Last UpdatedOctober 05, 2009 by PR Karen Greene
Effective DateFall 2007
Brief Summary of ProposalIn 2003 the certificate program for the Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies was revised. The change in the certificate program was premised on the use of a combination of web-based and secondarily weekend courses as a way to reach a wider audience of public and non-profit sector managers. Without approval to offer course as web-based courses we cannot offer the certificate, or at least not offer it in the way it was intended. Rather than request a change for every course in the certificate program, the department at this time is seeking only approval for selected courses in four certificates--- Public Management, Non-profit Management, Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation. Those courses would be as follows: 3980:600, 3980:601, 3980:611, 3980:615, 3980:617, 3980:662, 3980:663, and 3980:671. These courses were selected because they have been taught by faculty with prior web-based course experience and/or Springboard instruction. It is the intention of the department to offer both "classroom" based and web-based versions of these courses in the future. Based upon the experience with web-enhanced courses we anticipate few changes in the format and structure of the courses. In those courses that have already been offered in the web-enhanced medium little more than a shift of the delivery of assignments and an expansion of the number of electronic interactions (chat rooms, etc.) will be required to convert the course from web-enhanced to web-based. For the courses which have not yet been offered in even the web-enhanced format then the change to the instructional approach is more extensive. The changes to be made will focus on two elements: first, a more aggressive stance on issues concerning plagiarism, with the University web information being linked to each syllabus; and, second, a restructuring of the delivery of lectures and assignments. To reflect the expectation of the Buchtel College Council each course will require a minimum of weekly interaction with the instructor either in a chat room or in assignments submitted via e-mail. With the obvious exception of in-class presentations, the web-based classes will be quite similar in content, structure and assessment methods as the web-enhanced and land-based courses. The syllabi for the web-based courses proposed here are modified versions of the current classroom based courses. For reasons of accreditation and good pedagogy the web-based courses proposed herein will have the same learning outcomes and readings as the parallel traditional formatted courses.
Type of ProposalCourse changes only
Graduate School Endorsement StatusApproved
Graduate School Endorsement UpdatedApril 23, 2007 by GS Heather Blake
Institutional Research StatusApproved
IR Status UpdatedApril 18, 2007 by IR Dolores Bezilla
Library StatusApproved
Library Status UpdatedApril 12, 2007 by UL Del Williams
Distance Learning Review Committee StatusApproved
DLRC Commentneed to address online vs. web-based, and equivalency issues, and provide new version to DLRC with changes highlighted
DLRC Status UpdatedApril 15, 2009 by PR Karen Greene
General Education Advisory Committee StatusNot required
GEAC Status UpdatedMay 04, 2007 by PR Rex Ramsier
Resource RequirementsNo additional resources
Resource Requirements UpdatedDecember 22, 2006 by AS dean's ofc Flo Fiehn


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