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September 25, 2013 | Vol. 1, Ed. 4

Welcome to IU Online, an e-newsletter containing the latest news and information from the Indiana University Office of Online Education.

IN THIS ISSUE
1. Judith A. Halstead named director of the Office of Online Education 
2. Eleven undergraduate programs proposed for potential Year 2 funding under IU Online initiative 
3. New plan coding procedures support reliable counts of online programs and students 
4. Materials from June Deloitte/Chmura market analysis workshops now available 
5. Wyoming authorizes IU to offer distance education programs
 
1. Judith A. Halstead named director of the Office of Online Education
In August, Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs John Applegate announced that Judith Halstead has been named director of the Indiana University Office of Online Education.
 
Halstead, who served as associate director of the Office of Online Education since last November, is a professor in the community and health systems department at the IU School of Nursing. She has more than 30 years of experience in higher education, with expertise in online education and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
 

Read more about Halstead's appointment:

http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/24499.html

Learn more about the Office of Online Education staff:

http://iuonline.iu.edu/about/staff/index.shtml

2. Eleven undergraduate programs proposed for potential Year 2 funding under IU Online initiative
Faculty at the regional campuses have proposed one certificate and 10 bachelor's degree programs for potential Year 2 funding under the IU Online initiative. Included is a certificate in computer and information technology and degrees in American studies, accounting, applied health science, healthcare management, public administration (with a minor in health administration), forensic science and cyber security, game and app development, geographic information science, instructional design, and new technologies in education.
 
Sharon Calhoon, associate vice president for university academic and regional campus affairs and liaison to the Office of Online Education, is working with the regional campuses' academic affairs offices and faculty governance leaders to solicit names of faculty members who are interested in partnering with faculty from other campuses to further develop these degree proposals.  
 
IU Online, President Michael McRobbie’s three-year initiative to increase Indiana University’s capacity to deliver online courses and academic programs, will fund the development of two joint online undergraduate degree programs at the regional campuses per year for three years. A Bachelor of Applied Science and a B.S. in Informatics are being funded under Year 1 of the initiative.
 
If you are a regional campus faculty member and are interested in partnering with faculty from other campuses to contribute to the development of an online degree program, please notify the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at your campus, your faculty senate president, or Sharon Calhoon (scalhoon@iuk.edu). 
 

For more information about the process and timeline for selecting the two joint degrees to be funded in Year 2 of the IU Online initiative:

 
3. New plan coding procedures support reliable counts of online programs and students
New procedures implemented in July 2013 allow IU campuses to identify approved online programs and the students in them. As of the fall 2013 official census, the university identified the following online programs, which enroll 3,009 students:
 
  • 20 graduate certificates (172 students)
  • 27 graduate degrees (1,635 students)
  • 28 undergraduate certificates (103 students)
  • 27 undergraduate degrees (996 students)
  • 25 nondegree/prep programs (103 students)
The new procedures help us report and understand our online student population as never before. For example, 99 percent of students in online graduate programs were admitted to IU as beginning students, whereas 64 percent of students in online undergraduate programs were admitted as transfers. In addition, 57 percent of the graduate online students and 62 percent of the undergraduate online students are enrolled part time this fall.
 
Many thanks to our campus registrars and their staff for their hard work in helping us to identify and code approved online programs and the students in them throughout the university.
 
If you have any questions about the coding process, contact Sharon Wavle in the Office of Online Education at swavle@ius.edu.
 

See the latest updates to Definitions of Distance Education [Courses, Programs and Students] for SIS Coding and Compliance Review and Reporting Credit Hour Allocations:

 
4. Materials from June Deloitte/Chmura market analysis workshops now available
As reported in the August 8 edition of the IU Online Newsletter, the Office of Online Education collaborated with Deloitte Consulting and Chmura Economics and Analytics to present a June workshop designed to acquaint participants with a method for conducting market analyses. The materials used in the workshop, along with the workshop video, are now available on the IU Online website.
 

View the workshop video and obtain the materials used in the workshop:

 
5. Wyoming authorizes IU to offer distance education programs
The Wyoming Department of Education has approved Indiana University as a provider of distance education programs to students in the Equality State. Indiana University continues to move forward to obtain distance education authorization in all states.
 
The Office of Online Education is responsible for obtaining state authorization for all online programs offered by Indiana University. It prepares and files registration materials, and pays the corresponding fees. For questions about this process, please contact Ilona Marie Hajdu, compliance officer for the Office of Online Education, at 812.855.1017 or ihajdu@iu.edu
 

View IU's authorization status as a distance education provider in all 50 states: 


The Office of Online Education Mission

As a steward of the tradition of excellence at Indiana University and in partnership with the campuses, the Office of Online Education provides leadership, coordination, and resources to the IU community to serve students and promote learning through quality online education.