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IU Online Newsletter - June 25, 2014
 
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IU ONLINE NEWSLETTER
June 25, 2014
Vol. 2, 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. Fall 2014 call for proposals: gateway courses
  2. Two joint undergraduate degree programs selected for year 2 funding under the IU Online initiative
  3. Proctoring task force to review data from faculty survey
  4. ADA task force to examine accessibility issues for online students
  5. New certificates added to IU Online website
1. Fall 2014 call for proposals: gateway courses
The Office of Online Education announces a second call for proposals for fall 2014 focused on the development of large-scale, online gateway courses.
A primary purpose of this initiative is to engage faculty across all Indiana University campuses (BL, EA, IN, KO, NW, SB, SE) to foster innovation in teaching and learning by collaboratively developing high-quality, interactive online versions of gateway courses designed to meet the diverse learning needs of IU’s students.
Successful gateway course development proposals will demonstrate the ability to achieve capacity-building, effective use of resources, and sustainability over time. 
Read about proposal guidelines, and learn how to submit a proposal:
online.iu.edu/faculty/gateway/index.php
2. Two joint undergraduate degree programs selected for year 2 funding under the IU Online initiative
IU Online, President Michael McRobbie’s initiative to increase Indiana University’s capacity to deliver online courses and academic programs, is funding the development of two joint online undergraduate degree programs at the regional campuses each year for three years.
In year 1 of the IU Online initiative (2012–13), regional campus vice chancellors for academic affairs selected two programs for development as joint online degrees: the Bachelor of Applied Science and the Bachelor of Science in Informatics. The BAS is under review by the Higher Learning Commission, and, if approved, will likely be implemented in spring 2015. Regional campus and IUPUI faculty are currently developing a shared curriculum for the BS in Informatics.
Regional campus faculty proposed seven new joint undergraduate degree programs for funding under year 2 of the initiative (2013–14). This spring, the regional campus vice chancellors for academic affairs reviewed the proposals and selected the Bachelor of Science in Accounting and the Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science to receive IU Online funding for development as joint online degrees. Development work is expected to begin within the next couple of months.
Learn more about the joint undergraduate degree programs funded under the IU Online initiative:
online.iu.edu/faculty/joint-undergrad/index.php
3. Proctoring task force to review data from faculty survey
Earlier this year, the Office of Online Education convened a faculty task force to evaluate pedagogical and administrative issues related to proctoring for online courses, and to make recommendations regarding proctoring processes, procedures, and resources that can be used to best support IU faculty in their online courses.
Composed of faculty and staff representatives from all campuses, the group met this spring and deployed a faculty survey that received more than 1,100 responses. Members of the task force will be analyzing the survey results this summer, and, at their next meeting in early fall, will review the survey findings and draft a report for dissemination.
Members of the proctoring task force are Tim Diemer, IUPUI; ​Matt Gunkel, University Information Technology Services; ​Ilona Marie Hajdu, Office of Online Education; Judy Halstead, Office of Online Education; Dan Hickey, IUB; Anna Lynch, University Information Technology Services; ​Robin Morgan, FACET; ​Howard Mzumara, IUPUI; Yusuf Ahmed Nur, IUK; Judy Ouimet, IUB; ​Angela Solic, IUN; ​Emily Springston, General Counsel; Laura Talcott, IUSB; Greg Weber, IUE; and Alan Wong, IUSE.
4. ADA task force to examine accessibility for online students
The 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) raised national awareness of the need to ensure equal access to opportunities and benefits for qualified individuals with disabilities.
The Office of Online Education has formed a task force that will examine and reaffirm IU's current efforts to serve students with disabilities who are enrolled in online courses and programs. 
The task force will bring together representatives from the many university units that are already working on ADA compliance. Members of the ADA compliance task force are Jennifer Adams, General Counsel; Barbara Manz Friesth, IUPUI; Marcia Gonzales, General Counsel; Ilona Marie Hajdu, Office of Online Education; Joseph Humbert, University Information Technology Services; Pamela King, IUPUI; Sandra Miles, IUPUC; Brian Richwine, University Information Technology Services; Kathy Ross, IUK; Shirley Stumpner, IUB; and Robert Vernon, IUPUI.
The task force will hold its first meeting this month.
5. Two new certificates added to IU Online website
Two graduate certificates have been approved for distance education delivery and are now listed on the IU Online website:
Find other online programs:
online.iu.edu/programs/index.php
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.
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