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					    Marshall University
     Huntington, WV


     Request for
Institutional Change


  Electronically
 Delivered Degree
    Programs
                   Submitted to:

              Mary Breslin, B.M.V.
                Associate Director
  Program to Evaluate & Advance Quality (PEAQ)
         The Higher Learning Commission
        30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
           Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504


                    May 2005

                     Contacts:
                 Dr. Sarah Denman
 Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost
                Marshall University
                   304-696-3007
               denmans@marshal.edu

                   Dr. Vickie Riley
                       President
Marshall University Community and Technical College
                    304-696-3064
                rileyv@marshall.edu

                    Dr. Jan I Fox
   Vice President for Information Technology/CIO
                Marshall University
                    304-696-6706
                 fox@marshall.edu

                   David Johnson
     Executive Director of Distributed Education
                Marshall University
                   304-696-6696
              johnsond@marshall.edu




                Marshall University
              One John Marshall Drive
              Huntington, WV 25755
                                                 TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................................................ 4
    1. CHANGE BEING PROPOSED. ................................................................................................................... 6
        l.a. Specific Change Being Proposed. ................................................................................................... 6
        l.b. Expected outcomes of proposed change. ........................................................................................ 7
        l.c. Impact of proposed change on institution's current mission. .......................................................... 8
        1. d. Commission policy relevant to this change. .................................................................................. 8
    2. WHAT LED THE INSTITUTION TO UNDERTAKE THE PROPOSED CHANGE? .......................................... 8
        2.a. Relationship between proposed change and institutional planning. ............................................ 10
        2.b. Needs analysis related to proposed change. ................................................................................ 11
        2.c. Involvement of constituencies in developing proposed change. ................................................... 12
    3. NECESSARY APPROVALS OBTAINED TO IMPLEMENT PROPOSED CHANGE? ....................................... 14
        3.a. Internal approvals required and documentation. ........................................................................ 17
        3.b. External approvals required and documentation......................................................................... 17
    4. IMPACT OF PROPOSED CHANGE ON CHALLENGES IDENTIFIED BY THE COMMISSION. ..................... 17
        4. a and b: Challenges related to proposed changes .......................................................................... 17
    5. INSTITUTION'S PLANS TO IMPLEMENT AND SUSTAIN PROPOSED CHANGE?....................................... 22
        5.a. Involvement of faculty and staff to accomplish proposed change. ............................................... 22
        5.b. Administrative structure necessary to support proposed change................................................. 22
        5.c. How the institution will make services available to students. ...................................................... 23
        5.d. Financial data/information that documents capacity for proposed change................................. 24
        5. e. Timeline to implement proposed change. .................................................................................... 25
    6. INSTITUTION’S STRATEGIES TO EVALUATE PROPOSED CHANGE? ..................................................... 26
        6.a. Measures the institution will use to document achievement of outcomes. ................................... 26
        6. b. How assessment of student learning is integrated. ..................................................................... 27
APPENDIX I SURVEY QUESTIONS .................................................................................................... 29
APPENDIX II ONLINE COURSE/STUDENT GROWTH DATE ....................................................... 31
APPENDIX III MU STUDENT POPULATION MU ONLINE COURSES, FALL 2004 ................... 32
APPENDIX IV COURSE LISTING ......................................................................................................... 33
APPENDIX IV COURSE LISTING ......................................................................................................... 33
APPENDIX V TECHNICAL CONFIGURATION ................................................................................. 53
APPENDIX VI E-COURSE POLICY ...................................................................................................... 56
                                           Introduction

Named after John Marshall, the great Chief Justice of the United States, Marshall
Academy was established in 1837. More than 14,000 students currently attend Marshall
University, either on the main campus, medical center, regional centers or online. An
additional 2,400 students are served by the university administrative and academic
systems that are enrolled in our Community College. With an average class size of 21
students, Marshall's campus is small enough to provide focused attention, but large
enough to provide a wide variety of cultural and social activities. MU awarded more than
$65 million in financial aid to students last year.

The Marshall Plan for Quality Undergraduate Education has strengthened the general
education program and better equipped our students for the challenges of the 21st
Century. Marshall has risen to statewide and national prominence in the use of
technology with the creation of the John Deaver Drinko Library and Information Center,
a model for other institutions to emulate. Faculty members have won significant awards
for quality teaching and our students have been recognized through numerous
postgraduate awards.

Marshall University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and
Schools with a scheduled site visit in April of 2006. The Carnegie Foundation for the
Advancement of Teaching classifies Marshall University as a Master’s Colleges and
Universities I. Students attending Marshall can choose from 24 associate programs, 41
baccalaureate programs and 46 graduate programs. Complete demographic information
can be found in Appendix I.

        College of Business
        College of Education & Human Services
        College of Fine Arts
        College of Health Professions
        College of Info Tech & Engineering
        College of Liberal Arts
        College of Science
        Community & Technical College
        Graduate College
        School of Extended Education
        School of Journalism & Mass Comm
        School of Medicine
        University College

In 1997, Marshall University merged with the West Virginia Graduate College, which
had a statewide mission for the delivery of graduate education. In 2005, the West
Virginia legislature separated all the Community Colleges from their four year
institutions. Marshall University still continues to provide the vast majority of services to
the Marshall University Community and Technical College including the technical


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infrastructure, support and integration will all other university administrative and
academic delivery systems. Marshall University also supports several other state higher
education institutions via our enterprise online course infrastructure of WebCT Vista.


                                             eLearning

eLearning began at Marshall University with a few brave faculty members who decided
to try something new. They started small: making their course syllabi, lecture notes, or
class assignments available to students via the Web. Students responded positively—even
seeking out particular instructors or courses that featured online components. Today,
what began as a grassroots movement by students and faculty has evolved into an
institution-wide eLearning initiative that is closely aligned with the university's core
mission and goals.

How does the brick and mortar University make the transition to the online world
successfully without compromising the guiding principles of the institution?

Marshall University has spent the better part of seven years designing the Virtual Campus
and its policies. The Marshall online learning policy demonstrates it is possible to retain
the values of the University in both the policy development process and in the resulting
online course initiative, a virtual campus. The university currently offers approximately
77 totally online courses, with more than 2300 student registrations in a semester—and
expects a continued 25 percent yearly growth and expansion for the next several years.
(Appendix I & II)

Marshall University has developed the infrastructure, policy, training paradigm,
assessments, collaborative agreements and institutional vision to create a campus that has
no boundaries. This learning revolution presents challenges and incredible opportunities
to our university. Implementation of online courses was developed with special
consideration for educational decisions based on deepening understanding of the way in
which face-to-face communications, telecommunications, and independent work can fit
together for the best learning and teaching. Marshall University has developed a
curriculum of fully remotely accessible E-Courses and technology enhanced T-Courses.
An E-Course requires no seat time and no physical campus presence whereas a T-course
integrates 20% of the course with face-to-face interaction. Students can apply for
admission, register for classes, and retrieve financial aid data on their own schedules and
access full-text and multimedia library resources via a web browser. All support
components for the Online Learning environment, including the technical infrastructure,
helpdesk, faculty compensation, design support, WebCT Vista support and
administration, etc. for all colleges and centers is managed centrally by via the Chief
Information Office. MUOnline is the One-Stop-Shop for online education resources for
faculty, staff and students (www.marshall.edu/muonline).

MU is an engaged university. The engaged university is one that is fully connected with
its students, other constituents and the communities it serves. Universities such as


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Marshall University are strongly committed to the concept of engagement. They consider
the social and economic necessity of sustaining a broad-based learning society. We have
concluded that if we are not more supportive of the learning needs of people of all ages
and the expanding knowledge needs of society, other educational enterprises will
supersede us -- enterprises that won’t have the rich interplay of disciplines and mission to
promote economic, human and cultural progress.

This engagement is evident in the Marshall University eLearning initiative. Online
learning allows our educational institution to reach students where and when they are
available to learn. It facilitates a resource-rich, active learning environment and it helps
students gain experience in applying knowledge to problems. Through the integration of
teaching, research and service, Marshall University is able to achieve a level of
engagement with society that greatly strengthens our contributions. It is obvious that
distance learning initiatives are an important sign of educational engagement in this day
and age. But it is in fully marshaling the intellectual resources of our institutions to make
life better that the engaged university stands out in the growing landscape of online
educational providers.

The strength of the economy of the state of West Virginia is directly affected by the
percentage of the available work force possessing college degrees and/or an advanced
education from which an employer may draw. Because of the state's history of a low
college-going rate and a low percentage of state residents who hold college degrees,
meeting the current and future work force needs of West Virginia will require attention to
the needs of working-age adults and close integration with the K12 community for
preparing for new careers and other lifelong learning pursuits, in addition to attending to
the expanding educational needs of traditional college age students. As a result, the West
Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has established performance guidelines
for the development of online courses.


1. Change being proposed.


        l.a. Specific Change Being Proposed.

Marshall University is seeking authority from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to
offer ―degree programs through online course distance delivery methods‖. Marshall
University does not plan to move from a primarily residential campus, however we
anticipate that blanket accreditation for online programs will be required to make
available select programs in fully online and blended learning models that target specific
populations within the state. Online programs also represent windows of opportunity for
the university to leverage the added resources and enrollments to enhance programs that
have the potential to grow and develop.

Appendix IV briefly describes the courses for which Marshall currently has developed
sufficient courses in blended and fully online delivery methods to allow degree


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completion. The programs fall into several categories with a high emphasis on meeting
the needs of the region and state. Programs which could be made immediately available
or with in the year in a fully online delivered format are the MA in Elementary or
Secondary Education, the Regents Bachelor of Arts, Professional Development
/Licensure programs in School Library Media, Teaching ESL, Math Through Algebra I
and Middle Childhood Education, the Associate of Arts Degree in Transfer Studies
(CTC), and Certification in Public Library Technology (CTC). The Graduate School of
Education and Professional Development has made great strides in the course
development of hybrid delivered courses, which have face to face and online
components, with requisite courses in Leadership Studies and Elementary and Secondary
Education, which have the potential of evolving into degree programs.

When Marshall University made the decision to make online education an institutional
priority and provided the resources and effort to develop the policies, infrastructure, and
support structures to efficiently integrate online tools into the full campus community.
Thereby making it available to all academic units and encouraging college level
leadership in course/program development. In addition to the financial efficiencies, this
resulted in a broad sampling of courses with varying levels of distance delivery from the
simple online supplement for the traditional course to a blend of face to face and online
instruction and to courses that are 100% asynchronous. Today, 25% (over 500) of
Marshall University class sections per semester utilize online learning at some level or
another. This represents a broad section of faculties that are experienced in online
learning and has prompted the decision to automatically generate a set of online resources
for every course offered by Marshall University each course starting in the summer of
2005.

As will be developed further in this document, the effort to offer online programs is
consistent with goals established by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy
Commission (HEPC) to meet the needs of citizens of West Virginia and strengthen
higher education institutions in the state. In coordination with the HEPC and the other
state higher education institutions via the West Virginia Virtual Learning Network
(www.wvvln.org) and other state institutions via the legislatively mandated West
Virginia Distance Learning Coordination Council WV-DLCC), Marshall University has
made great strides to develop the technical systems and support structures to sustain the
growth of distance delivered programs (Appendix I).

        l.b. Expected outcomes of proposed change.

Marshall University anticipates increased enrollment of adult students in online degree
programs with specific emphasis in graduate students of education, professionals in
transition due to the changing economy, and working professionals seeking to update
skills. We expect to see increased numbers of students from the more rural areas of the
state and anticipate that these programs will contribute to the bolstering of the economic
strength of the region particularly in the areas of medicine, biotechnology, and mine
safety.



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In addition, we anticipate that the online enrollments will strengthen the overall health of
the institution by offsetting West Virginia’s predicted decline in college going population
described in section 2 of this document. This growth area will provide opportunity’s to a
strengthen enrollment figures as well as provide flexibility for departments to offer
students more customized scheduling options.


        l.c. Impact of proposed change on institution's current mission.

The creation of online programs is consistent with the university mission and vision
including ―addressing the changing needs of the state and region and will return to the
community and state an outstanding value for the resources invested in the university‖.
Online programs are viewed as an effective way to provide inroads of service to a
population that is geographically and sometimes culturally cut off from the rest of the
state. To this end, the mission of Marshall University specifically states that Marshall
University will ―make instruction available throughout Marshall’s service area using all
appropriate modes of delivery‖. Through faculty leadership’s efforts to ―regularly review
the curriculum, degree, and programs offered, and recommend necessary additions and
deletions to meet changing needs of the state and region‖ departments and faculty groups
have recognized online learning as an effective way to fulfill this part of the MU mission
statement.

        1. d. Commission policy relevant to this change.

The commissions Policy relevant to this change is 1.C.2.b.4, Changes in educational
Offerings, ―Degree programs offered through distance delivery methods.


2. What led the institution to undertake the proposed change?

The Marshall University strategic plan, Owning the Opportunity: MU 2010, was
published in the fall of 2001, shortly after the legislation was enacted and about the same
time the Compact was being released. Any plans for online learning would need to be
consistent with the institutional plan. The parts of the plan with the most impact on the
move toward online learning were goals and objectives within the Technology and
Faculty sections. The goals within technology are very supportive of the creation of the
virtual campus with a high emphasis on using distance learning technologies to
―maximize access to programs‖ and strong support of electronic media development, a
core competency for the creation of online courses. However, the plan also specifies that
technology initiatives must be designed to have a self supporting funding base and should
incorporate strategies to generate revenue to provide long term sustainability.

The institutional goals regarding faculty play a vital role in the development of the
policies of the Virtual Campus as well as the policies themselves. Of primary importance
is the role of faculty in university governance. Marshall has historically embraced the
concept of shared governance and the 2010 document formally states that the role of

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faculty in the establishment of policy and the decision regarding curriculum and course
development will be reinforced and expanded. Any policies that guide the Virtual
Campus must therefore be drafted through cooperative efforts with the relevant faculty
committees and approved by the Faculty Senate and Graduate Council. 2010 goals also
strengthen the position of faculty by supporting the concept of academic freedom and
content ownership. The plan makes specific reference to the use of reassigned time,
flexible teaching loads, and development grants as major incentives for faculty so any
faculty recruitment plan for the Virtual Campus would need to include such drivers. The
plan also emphasizes the embracing of technology and the promise of state-of-the-art
technology.

The University and the HEPC have prioritized online delivery as a future trend to meet
the needs of the state. The university mission statement identifies key areas which will be
well served by online delivered programs. Key goals are to ―educate a citizenry capable
of living and working effectively in a global environment‖, to ―enhance the quality of
health care in the region‖ and to ―promote economic development through research,
collaboration, and technological innovations‖. Distance delivery through online
technology is seen as a critical method of accomplishing these goals by bringing these
opportunities directly to the remote/rural populations. The state demographic projections
for 18-24 year olds as well as the projected WV high school graduates require our
institution to seek new and undeserved markets.

                                                       Projection of High School Graduates
                                                                              (from 2002 to 2018)
                     18,500


                     18,000

                                 17,784
                     17,500


                     17,000


                     16,500
                                                                                                                                                            16,327
                     16,000


                     15,500


                     15,000
                                                                                                                                                            2017-18
                                                                                                                                                  2015-16
                                  2001-02



                                                   0220-04



                                                                    2005-06



                                                                                     2007-08



                                                                                                      2009-10



                                                                                                                       2011-12



                                                                                                                                        2013-14




                      Source:                                                    Graduates,
                                Knocking at the Door: Projections of High School Graduates, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education




West Virginia has consistently ranked near the bottom of national studies on adult
education and employment options. The state high school graduation rate is above the
national average at over 70%. The percentage of students entering college is on par with
the national average at 54%. Yet the percentage of students that actually complete college
is one of the lowest in the nation at 16%. The median household income is more than
$12,000 below the national average.




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The V-Course designator was used prior to the Spring 1998 term to refer to what are now
termed E-Courses. An E-course is defined as a course that is taught totally in electronic
format and does not require designated class time meetings or physical presence. A T-
Course is a technology-enhanced course that allows for 20% of the course to be available
on campus to promote classroom collaboration. The development of Executive Policy
13 (www.marshall.edu/www/policy) helped define many of the issues and focused many
key discussions on determining the needs assessment for electronic courses. Faculty
concerns such as intellectual property rights and copyrights were addressed as well as the
need for further planning of student academic services such as advising, library resources,
and developing technical standards for consistently high quality service delivery.



        2.a. Relationship between proposed change and institutional planning.

        For decades, Marshall University sent faculty into the rural communities to offer
classes at regional centers or community locations. The University has embraced several
technologies including satellite and compressed video to improve access for rural
populations. Though relatively successful at reducing the windshield time of faculty, the
technologies of the early 1990’s were place bound and required the student to travel to
some central location. The emergence of online learning platforms was immediately
recognized as a potentially powerful tool for reaching a large segment of the state’s
population. In 1997, Marshall and the State of West Virginia adopted WebCT as the
official learning platform. The first e-learning policy was put in place in that year in an
effort to promote the creation of courses and head off future conflicts. The University
Information Technology Council (ITC) performed an analysis of the current practices,
assessed needs, reviewed of the existing policy, and studied models implemented by

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other institutions. Based upon these investigations a set of policy criteria were developed
that would need to be met for online learning to be successful.

       The criteria would include
   Clear definition of ownership rights and intellectual property.
   Clear guidelines on the sharing of course content.
   Quality assurance that separated curriculum review from technology review.
   Decision making on course offerings and the hiring a faculty made at the
    departmental level.
   Appropriate incentives to attract qualified faculty.

The move toward online courses and eventually online programs grew out of planning
associated with former President Gilley’s strategic initiatives in 1997. It was continued
through the Administration of President Angel and is now a high priority of Interim
President Farrell. As stated previously, this has been joint priority of the MU
administration and the Higher Education Policy Committee under Chancellor Mullen.


        2.b. Needs analysis related to proposed change.

The Information Technology Council (ITC) was established in 1997 as a University wide
policy committee which deals with technology issues for Marshall University; over a
period of time a number of different committees have, out of necessity, evolved dealing
with different issues. The committee provides overall direction and charge to the
operations and policies and procedures to assist with a master plan for strategically
implementing campus technology project. Membership consists of key university faculty,
students and administrators who can best provide a broad spectrum of institutional input.
Specialized sub-committees work through the ITC; recommendations from this
committee will go through faculty senate, student council, graduate council, graduate
college, and classified staff council as appropriate and then to the president for approval..

An Instructional Technology Oversight Committee was formed by the ITC in 1997 to
assess the needs and make recommendation on policy relating to online courses. More
than 200 hours of faculty focus groups to assess the needs and faculty support levels for
online learning. These focus sessions also resulted in Executive Policy Bulletin 13,
(Appendix V) the online learning policy, that has undergone numerous revisions and
clarification over the years. Marshall University presented on of the first institution-wide
polices in a document entitled Overcoming Electronic Course Delivery's Greatest
Obstacle: Specific Policy Recommendations for Institutions of Higher Learning at
CAUSE in 1997 ( www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/CNC9762.pdf ).

In 2001 the chancellor of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
announced the Compact for the Future of West Virginia. The overall goal of the
Compact is ―to align the West Virginia higher education system to contribute to the long
term growth and diversification of West Virginia’s economy‖. The target goal is ―to
increase West Virginia’s per capita income to, or above, the national average by the year

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2020.‖ The Compact represented the HEPC response to two key pieces of state
legislation tying higher education into economic development that was itself a response
to data from the recent Census and a Department of Commerce Report linking per capita
income with educational attainment.

A crucial component of the compact is the implementation of successful distance
education programs. The chancellor’s target would be that more than 25% of total
enrollments shall be in distance and media enhanced classes and that West Virginia
would make available a ―minimum of 5 associates, 5 baccalaureate, and 5 masters
programs to all citizens by the fall of 2002 at convenient locations and time with no
requirements to relocate to a campus site‖. In addition to being available the education
must also be affordable to a population with significantly lower disposable income than
other states and poverty rates over 17%. The Compact therefore specifies that net tuition
and fees for the system will be below the national average as a percent of disposable
income.

The challenge laid for the state’s institutions of higher education was to develop
technology-based distributed programs in asynchronous or nearly asynchronous formats
that would provide a quality education but still keep costs to the bare minimum. Each
institution was charged with developing a strategy to contribute to the goal and data is
collected each year to track progress toward that goal. For Marshall University this would
require revision of the online course policy, a restructuring of the management and
support, and the development of business and funding models that will support the
Virtual Campus.


        2.c. Involvement of constituencies in developing proposed change.

As described previously, the online initiative is guided by campus wide representation
through the University Information Technology Council. The ITC committees gather
assessment data and make recommendations to the full ITC. The ITC then refers
recommendations to the Faculty Senate where they are reviewed in the appropriate
committees and then either referred to the full Faculty Senate or sent back to the ITC for
revision. After approval by the Faculty Senate the motion goes to the President and Board
of Governors.

The existing online course policy creates an environment which empowers academic
colleges and departments to take leadership in the development of online programs. The
policy has been fully approved by the process described above and provides control of
program development at the College level..

The Faculty Development Committee for Online and Multimedia Instruction (FDCOMI),
works closely with the technical staff to ensure that faculty course developers receive a
high level of training and support. Faculty developers have access to one-on-one
consultations, workshops on campus and online, a Faculty Resource Center Drop-In
Clinic every Friday afternoon, a ―Users Group‖ that meets once a month, as well as a


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wealth of online materials available to read, download, or print. MU is currently in the
hiring process for a fulltime Instructional Designer whose duties will be to provide direct
support to the creation of online classes and develop professional development
opportunities for faculty interested in teaching online.

Faculty course developers create and organize content as they see fit, as in any course.
However, since all online courses are offered in WebCT-Vista, and since many students
take multiple courses, course developers are encouraged to achieve a consistent look and
feel, and to streamline online navigation. We have an experienced group of Student
Instructional Designers who work very closely with faculty to achieve these goals.

When a faculty member is ready to propose development of an online course, they follow
a three step process:

First, they submit an online project proposal application.

Second, they secure administrative approval from chairs/division heads/deans. When this
step is completed, a Student Instructional Designer is assigned to work with the course
developer.

Third, course developers are provided with a very specialized checklist for course
development. The checklist, which is based on the SREB Principle of Good Practice in
online learning (http://www.ecinitiatives.org/publications/principles.asp), contains
specific information on components required in an online course, such as preparing the
syllabus, proper course design, accessibility, and copyright issues.

New online course offerings are reviewed by the department before the final evaluation.
This step can occur by whatever means the department establishes.

Course Evaluation

When a course is ready for review, a FDCOMI subcommittee evaluates the course using
the same checklist provided to the developer. The subcommittee consists of one
technical support staff member, the FDCOMI coordinator, three committee members, and
includes a faculty member in the developer's own college.

The purpose of the evaluation, in part, is to assure a consistent level of quality in
Marshall University online courses. The review process takes approximately two weeks.
Members of the review panel send the results of their course review to the coordinator of
FDCOMI who compiles the review reports. The course developer will receive a summary
recommendation from the coordinator based on these reports.




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3. Necessary approvals obtained to implement proposed change?

Standards
Attention to quality must be a priority for the electronic courses. There are many skeptics
regarding the quality of education that can be offered through nontraditional means, and
the rigor of related assessments and certifications. High standards are important not only
for the credibility of electronic courses at Marshall University, but as a statement of
expectation about higher education generally. The electronic courses must ensure the
highest level of quality, as determined through competency standards and assessments
developed with the extensive involvement of respective Deans, who are deemed
authorities on assessment methodology, and others drawn from the faculties of the
college.

   The Academic Dean in the College sponsoring the course must approve the E-course
    list for their college.
   The electronic course content will meet the same standards and course content as
    courses offered on-campus. Courses will go through the same academic review and
    approval process as traditional, on-campus courses.
   The maximum number of students that may enroll in a section of an electronic course
    will be determined by the faculty member's college / department in the appropriate
    academic unit.
   Information regarding prerequisites will be included in course descriptions, and
    completion of such will be required of students taking E-Courses in the same manner
    as required of on-campus students. Students who have not completed prerequisites for
    an electronic class will not be permitted to register for the E-Course. It will be the
    responsibility of the institution to provide prerequisites in the same electronic format.
    Students who enroll in E-Courses as transient students need only meet the
    requirements of their home university for E-Course enrollment. E-Courses taken by
    transient students may not apply the credit toward a Marshall degree without
    permission of the appropriate dean.
   Online E-course evaluation forms must be completed by each student. Standard
    national online distance education evaluation tools (Annenberg Flashlight Project).
    The information compiled will be geared to improve the E-course survey tools for
    student satisfaction, course improvement and technical problems.
   Central features of electronic courses are their creation of, and commitment to, a
    "market for competency." Behind this fundamental design principle is an assumption
    that appropriate competencies can, in fact, be assessed/measured in many important
    areas.
   The use of WebCT as a delivery vehicle for electronic courses. In this way, a student
    who wishes to take several electronic courses would recognize a similar look and feel
    with all of their classes, and not have to learn a completely different system for each
    course they wish to enroll.
   A general look and feel for the introductory page of the WebCT course should also be
    defined. This is to alleviate confusion on the part of the student, but not intended to
    disrupt the professor’s freedom of creation and that of their course content.


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Training and Support
 Training on how to use and implement courses with WebCT is available through the
   Center for Instructional Technology on both the Huntington and the South Charleston
   campus as well as a full WebCT Vista Course for faculty. By the fall of 2005, anyone
   using WebCT Vista for any portion of the teaching strategy will be required to
   complete a Vista training course.
 Technical consulting and training, development tools, and specialty hardware to
   support E-course and T-course development is also be provided by the Center for
   Instructional Technology, Division of Web Development, and college specific
   Instructional Technologists.

Intellectual Property and ownership
The University ―owns‖ multimedia content created by a faculty member only through
specific contract. The university has a proprietary interest in multimedia content created
by a faculty with significant university resources but the faculty retains copyright.
Sharing or marketing of content by either party requires the written consent of both
unless the faculty are guided by a departmental policy. Proceeds from commercialization
are dispersed according to the university patent policy. The faculty member has full
copyright and distribution rights of any work that was created without university
resources but must declare intent to distribute or market. In all disputes there is an appeal
process which parallels the patent dispute policy.

Faculty that create courses with assistance are generally creating a more marketable
product that may return a portion of the rewards from commercialization[2] but still
retaining control of how their work is distributed. The administration also retains
flexibility for rapid course creation by being able to negotiate a contract which will allow
the university to distribute the content at will.

Course Review Process
Only existing Marshall University courses may be converted to an online format.
Therefore all courses must go through the standard curriculum review process prior to
consideration for development into an online course. The review process ensures that the
course is reviewed by peers, departments, and faculty committees. Once approved, the
course can then be submitted to a separate committee[3] which will review for technical
clarity to ensure that what was approved by the curriculum process translates into an
online course.

Development
 Courses will go through the same administrative process as traditional, on-campus
   courses. A/B sheets for these courses must be completed in the same manner.
   Academic units must submit suggested courses seeking E&T-course development
   funds to their Academic Deans, prior to the deadline for schedule submission sheets.
   Date restrictions for submissions follow the traditional calendar dates.




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   Deans then submit this list to the Office of Information Technology by the current
    schedule submission deadline for each fall and spring. Courses serving the maximum
    number of students, support existing strategic plan, and have the greatest potential for
    the university will be given priority. Those courses developed without compensation
    or from external funds must follow procedure for E&T-course posting.
   Deans are notified on Sept 1, January 1 and May 1 of compensated courses for
    development.
   Courses must be delivered with an approved electronic course delivery tool (i.e.
    WebCT). This is geared to reduce administrative procedures and standardize support,
    evaluation and training functions, as well as provide a similar look and feel to
    students taking multiple courses.
   The university will provide technical consulting and training (Instructional
    Technologists and Web Developers), development tools, and specialty hardware in
    support of E-course development.
   Syllabus for the course must be submitted to the Center for Instructional Technology
    to be included on the MUOnline web site for advertisement of the course. This
    syllabus must contain reference to any additional computer hardware or software
    requirements that a person must possess other than those specifically mentioned on
    the MUOnline site to complete the course. The e-mail address of the professor
    teaching the course also must be clearly contained within the syllabus.
   Faculty must provide the attached list of information about the course being
    developed prior to the posting of the course on MUOnline. See attached

Delivery
 A listing of all E-courses offered by the University and all information related to the
   delivery of the courses, student FAQ, etc. will be posted online at
   http://www.marshall.edu/muonline .
 The faculty of record for the E & T -courses is responsible for response to the
   students enrolled in a E & T-courses for all questions relating to course content
 Students registering for an E-course are automatically given an MU Email address.
   These will be posted as part of the MU Banner class listing. It is the responsibility of
   the faculty member to collect and post email addresses for their class list. Other
 A general look and feel for the introductory page of E & T -courses is defined for all
   Vista courses. This is to alleviate confusion on the part of the student that may be
   taking multiple courses, but not intended to disrupt the faculty of record’s freedom of
   creation and that of the content of their course.

Course Criteria
 Priority will be given to those courses that wish to become E-courses in which the
   number of students enrolled in the course on campus would warrant an express need
   (high demand course) for an alternative delivery style for the course.
 Faculty and students must have knowledge of Internet concepts and applications.
   Students are given the opportunity to take a pre-test to make sure they have the
   appropriate knowledge and equipment to participate in an Online course
   (http://www.marshall.edu/muonline/ecoursesrightforyou.asp)


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   For a course to be funded as an E-course, it must be designed so that face-to-face
    contact or any other types of physical presence requirements do not exist for the
    course.
   For a course to be funded as an E-course, it must be one in which there are no pre-
    requisites for the course, unless the pre-requisites already exist as E-courses from
    Marshall or through the SREB Electronic Campus
   Priority will be given to those courses that are a pre-requisite for other courses on
    campus that will become E-courses, or are high demand courses on campus.
   A course that wishes to be developed as an E-course cannot require access to
    resources in which a person will not have direct access to, or could not be recreated
    virtually (i.e., Chemistry lab experiments involving chemicals, animal dissections,
    etc.).


        3.a. Internal approvals required and documentation.

No further internal; approvals are required to make the proposed change. The existing
policy related to online learning clears the way for the offering of online programs.


        3.b. External approvals required and documentation.

We have notified the West Virginia Higher Learning Commission and the West Virginia
Virtual Learning Network of our plans to seek accreditation for our online distance
learning programs via MUOnline. We are aware of no other external approvals required.


4. Impact of proposed change on challenges identified by the Commission.


        4. a and b: Challenges related to proposed changes

Library and Campus Technology

The NCA site visit of 1996, the NCA evaluation team cited a concern about the library.

        ―The book collection is outdated, has few recent editions, and lacks many
        titles related to MU’s undergraduate and graduate programs. Periodicals
        are difficult to locate, many remain unbound, filed alphabetically, and in
        confusing stacks. Issues are often missing and/or mutilated.‖

Dramatic changes in the collection and the library facilities have accrued since the 1996
visit.

Between 1995 and 2005, the library periodical collection grew from a little over 2,000
titles in print only, to over 12,000 full text titles in both print and electronic formats.

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Several other noteworthy events have occurred to enhance the breadth of periodical
coverage and provide more library services and access:

In 1996 the library began to add online database services. EBSCO Host’s Academic
Search was the first multidisciplinary online database to be available to students and
faculty while on campus. Project MUSE and several Silver Platter databases were
purchased on CD-ROM and networked for campus access.

By 1998, more database suppliers were offering online resources. The library expanded
its holdings to include business resources, psychology and social sciences. Additionally,
Silver Platter CD databases were being produced in a more user-friendly online format.
An automated table of contents service was implemented to allow faculty to scan relevant
titles for new materials in the journals they selected.

When the Drinko Library opened in 1998, over 50 databases were provided so students
and faculty could take full advantage of the high-tech services offered by the library
system. Most had off-campus password access. We began offering email reference
services using a crude web form on our library webpage. We also began integrating
online resources into the library user education classes. During the new building
transition, we also migrated to the web-based version of our online library automation
system which provided a more user-friendly web search service for students and faculty
to search/view/retrieve books.

In 1999, the interlibrary loan department completely phased-out paper transactions. All
loan services were moved to the web to provide 24/7 access. With the purchase of Illiad,
the interlibrary loan department evolved to include other resources such as document
delivery, pay-per-view, and Ariel journal services. The Digital Resources Librarian also
began working on a database to tie-in MU holdings with the holdings listed on our
proprietary resources such as EBSCO Host and ProQuest.

In 2003, the library also made a one-time purchase of over 5,000 titles in Net Library, an
E-book collection that covers title primarily in leadership, business, technology,
computer, and information science. Several other disciplines are also listed in this
collection. It is expanded annually. This full text online book collection is searchable
and available 24/7 via the Internet.

Over the next five years, several more databases were added along with full text journal
collections such as Ingenta, Emerald, Wiley Inter Science, and JSTOR. An EZProxy
server was installed to provide off-campus access to library resources for all currently
enrolled students and current faculty. The MU Periodicals list was expanded and has
become an integral part of our full text services via the webpage.

The library webpage was completely overhauled using data obtained from a lengthy
survey. Services were expanded in 2003 to include chemistry full text materials (pay-
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services including videos and chat reference services were also rolled-out via the library
WebPages.

User education classes incorporate all aspects of the services provided to students to be
sure they are aware of what is provided and how to locate resources.

Also between 2003 and 2005, the Special Collections department unveiled several unique
digital collections such as the 1937 Huntington, WV flood, the 1972 Buffalo Creek
Flood, and Camp Washington Carver. Two new books were authored by Jack Dickinson,
Confederate Bibliographer, using primary sources from the Blake Library he manages.

In 2005, the library purchased a new automation system (Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Millennium) and will be migrating to a more user-friendly information library system
during FY 2005-06. Several of the above-mentioned services will be integrated into the
new library system to provide a more seamless one-stop shopping model for students and
faculty on and off campus.

In 1994-95, a student fee was initiated to provide revenue to upgrade library holdings. A
portion ($22,000 annually) from the E-Course fund is used to enhance Electronic
Document Delivery. The library materials and operations budgets benefit greatly from
the library computing fee that is assessed each semester. This is a summary of line items
areas they support:

$ 300,000        books, online databases, and online full text journal collections
$ 100,000        salaries/benefits for a full time librarian and library technical assistant
$ 68,000         graduate assistants, student assistants, and extra help employees
$ 60,000         equipment and software (varies based on need)
$ 22,000         document delivery/interlibrary loan
$ 5,000          faculty travel/development and staff training/development
------------
$ 555,000

Another library concern from the 1996 visit was that it was ―important that book and
periodical collection be given appropriate priority during IT merger and new building
project‖. Major collection additions have been possible due to the technology provided
in conjunction with the library-information technology merger and opening of the new
library. At the same time, the libraries continue to add books and print resources. The
reference collection continues to thrive along with several unique collections such as
Appalachian Fiction, West Virginia Books, the Rosanna Blake Library of the
Confederacy, and more.

Another library concern was that ―the current library personnel do not seem to have a
clear vision of what a ―state-of-the-art high tech library information center can be.‖ More
than half of the existing librarians have been hired within the last ten years. All but two
of our faculty members possess one or more Master’s degrees in other subject areas in
addition to their terminal MLS degrees in library science. Two members of the faculty


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possess post-Master’s certificates in Education and another two have doctorates. Their
subject concentrations and experiences in other higher education institutions and/or other
library types have allowed us to expand services in areas we would not have imagined
more than a decade ago.

While the service mission is our primary function, both Associate Deans coordinate
library science programs and several members of the library faculty serve as adjuncts in
the Marshall Community and Technical College Public Library Technology Certificate
Program and the MU College of Education and Human Services School Library Media
Graduate Certificate Program. Librarians with other subject expertise such as Political
Science and Religious Studies also teach in the College of Liberal Arts.

With turnovers in almost all areas of the library organization, positions have been
revamped to address changes in technology and modes of providing information services
to faculty and students. The following positions were created specifically to address
technology needs and modifications in how we do business in libraries today:

    Collection Access Librarian
    Collection Development Librarian
    Digital Resources and Automation Librarian
    Electronic Services Librarian
    Extension Services/Reference Librarian
    Head of Administrative Services & Technology – later changed to Associate Dean
    Information Delivery Services/Reference Librarian
    User Education Librarian
    Web Development Librarian

Likewise, among the classified staff, several library positions have been upgraded or
changed to reflect the complex and highly technical nature of the work they perform
using a variety of computer platforms and systems:

    Information Technology Consultant
    Library Technical Assistant I and II
    Library Associate

Technical Infrastructure

MU has developed a robust technical infrastructure that is nationally recognized. Online
and distance delivered classes rely on an installation of WebCT Vista, a market leading
Course Management System (Appendix V) WebCT has recognized Marshall University
as a model implementation of Vista, a standard by which other institutions are judged. In
May of 2005, University Business Magazine recognized Marshall University as the ―Best
Practice for Enterprise Online Course Infrastructure‖ via our WebCT Vista
implementation (http://www.universitybusiness.com/page.cfm?p=785 )




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The Vista installation at Marshall is designed with sufficient redundancy and backup
systems to support extremely large numbers of simultaneous users and is scaleable to
increase access to meet needs without major changes in infrastructure. In addition, the
system is incrementally backed up each night with a full backup performed each
weekend. In the fall of 2005 Marshall University will be installing a complete backup
system at the South Charleston campus to provide continued service in the event of a
catastrophic failure in the Drinko Library location. The MU course management system
is fully integrated with the Banner student information system to ensure that all students
registered for the course have immediate access to their courses.

The system is also seamlessly interconnected to the University online library resources
providing full searchable access to a collection of 16,337 online journals and
publications. Student fees from online courses help to fund a document delivery
programs that ensures that students off campus have access to library materials.

Adult and Extended Educations

The 1996 report also addressed a concern with Adult and Extend Education growth.
      “As the institution expands its use of distance learning technologies and
      off-campus education, it should develop a set of campus-wide operating
      guidelines, standards, and expectations to ensure program consistency
      and quality in all educational ventures. Questions regarding the
      percentage of full time faculty used to support the offerings, faculty
      compensation, delivery of support materials and student services need to
      be addressed in such a document.”

MU has developed an extensive online course policy that is the guiding document for the
creation and delivery of online classes. The document addresses faculty compensation,
student support course quality, departmental decision making and shared governance. It
places responsibility for the hiring and authorization of faculty teaching online into the
same structure as the traditional courses; creating personnel policies that are parallel to
the policies for the traditional delivery methods.

Curricular Review and Quality Control

No online programs or courses can be created without first being approved as for offering
in the traditional on campus format. This means that all courses must go through the same
rigorous process of review as any traditional class before they can be even considered for
offering through distance delivery. Courses that are approved for traditional delivery may
then be approved for conversion to an online course.

All faculty creating online courses have available to them a variety of resources to assist
them in the development of the online version of their course. These resources include
support materials, training in small group environments, online workshops that model the
use of the technology, one on one training, and direct assistance from professional or
student content developers. Each course developed is under the guidance of the Director


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of Faculty Development for online Instruction. In the Summer of 2005 Marshall
university will be adding a full time Instructional designer position specifically to consult
with faculty and coordinate faculty support services to ensure that faculty receive
adequate support to create quality classes.

Before any course is offered to students in a 100% asynchronous format it must go
through an additional review by the Faculty Development Committee for Online and
Multimedia Instruction (FDCOMI). The FDCOMI is made up members of the faculty
and staff with experience in instructional design, best practices in online instruction, and
content creation. The committee uses an established rubric to evaluate the effectiveness
of the delivery of the content and student interaction. Marshall University has formally
adopted the SREB Principles of Good Practice. Courses that do not meet the standards of
the FDCOMI are not placed on the schedule.

All online courses include an anonymous online student evaluation which is made
available to the academic department and the faculty member to improve the course
based on student feedback or allows the department to address any instructional issues. In
addition, all courses are reviewed every two years by the FDCOMI to ensure that they
continue to meet the high standards set out by the institution.


5. Institution's plans to implement and sustain proposed change?


        5.a. Involvement of faculty and staff to accomplish proposed change.

The Executive Policy Bulletin 13 places the power to develop online programs into the
Academic Colleges. The policy was created with faculty input to ensure that they have
representation in the development of programs with their academic department.


        5.b. Administrative structure necessary to support proposed change.

Each academic department is empowered to create and manage online programs. Each
department has a review process which guides the development of programs. Colleges
are supported by the Faculty Development Committee for Online and Multimedia
Instruction. Information Technology provides the administrative and technical support to
both faculty and students for all aspects of Online Course Delivery via the Office of
Distributed Education. Information Technology is also the support agent for the
technical infrastructure (Appendix V).

In 1997, funds were provided to finalize network access to every faculty member.
Providing high-speed, ubiquitous, convenient network access via both wired and wireless
to the entire University community is rapidly being realized. Each faculty workstation is
on a replacement cycle and is equipped with a standard image of productivity and
educational software. The faculty staff image is updated yearly to include the

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configuration which is most suitable for course online creation. The growth of
networking interest on campus has been nowhere more evident than in the explosion of
activity in the World Wide Web arena. Marshall was one of the first academic test sites
for the SunGsrd SCT Banner Student Information system.                 All administrative
applications (i.e. Alumni, Student Information, Finance and Human Resources) are
integrated with the SunGard SCT Banner system and with most being web-enabled.
SunGard SCT Banner information systems in such areas as admissions, registration,
student grades, financial aid, and advising all provided via the web. An interactive voice
response system (IVR) is also available for telephone registration. The MUOnline web
page provides one stop shopping for all electronic course information. Marshall
University is a member of the Southern Regional Electronic Campus.

University libraries are increasingly active in the collection and dissemination of
information by electronic means. Our libraries, which have worked closely with the
university community to provide a wide array of electronic resources, will play a
significant leadership role in new initiatives to provide computer-based information at
MU. The new organization expands the library's marriage of traditional and new
information technologies to include an even wider array of information services to the
University. The Marshall University Libraries support remote access of resource
materials via numerous full-text electronic subscriptions, Electronic Document Delivery
directly to students and the use of Virtua multimedia web-based electronic library system.
To better serve our online and traditional students, the university will be converting to
Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (III) library system in summer of 2005.


        5.c. How the institution will make services available to students.

The University currently makes almost all services available to students. The
undergraduate admissions process is available online, as well as course registration, bill
payment,       and    recently      a    student   staffed      online    writing    center
(www.marshall.edu/muonline/writingcenter/default.asp) and a tutoring center
(www.marshall.edu/muonline/tutoringcenter/default.asp). Students have full access to an
extensive online library collection and document delivery services for library materials
that are not available in electronic format. Students can apply for admission, register for
classes, retrieve financial aid data on their own schedules, pay for tuition, obtain an
online transcript and access full-text and multimedia library resources via a web browser.

Documentation and Instruction
All electronic course documentation for students interested or participating in electronic
courses is located on the MUOnline web page. Admissions forms, online registration,
course descriptions, procedures, frequently asked questions, library resources, etc. are
located at http://www.marshall.edu/muonline/. Information for faculty participating or
simply interested in the electronic course project (i.e. policy, compensation, procedures,
assessment, training, etc) may be found at http://www.marshall.edu/muonline/faculty.asp.

SREB Southern Regional Electronic Campus

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The Southern Regional Electronic Campus (SREC) of the Southern Region Educational
Board (SREB) offers electronic courses to colleges and universities in 14 states
(http://www.electroniccampus.org/). SREB provides marketing for courses and degree
programs for the national and international market. All courses must have been taught at
least once in the electronic format prior to being posted on the SREC site. As part of the
Online Course Policy, all prerequisite courses for any online course must also be
available in an online format. Marshall University accepts SREB courses as the
prerequisites. Marshall University currently offers 32 SREB courses.



        5.d. Financial data/information that documents capacity for proposed
        change.

The Online Learning initiative at Marshall was designed to be self sustaining. An initial
startup fund of 200,000 was provided by the institution to start the program and staff
salary support was provided until it reached a critical mass of courses and enrollments to
sustain it. Courses that are offered online in a 100% asynchronous format are charged a
fee rather than tuition. The fee is roughly equivalent to the tuition and fees of traditional
in-state classes. The fee covers staff, equipment, course development, bandwidth usage,
helpdesk support, library document delivery, instruction, software licenses, server
hardware replacement, and disaster recovery. Marshall’s continued growth in online
courses has given it a great deal of flexibility to grow the program and put in place strong
support systems.

In the past year MU reached a critical mass both in scalability and revenue. The
university had enough enrollments to justify movement to the enterprise version of
WebCT and the revenue to guarantee sustainability.

Faculties are compensated for developing electronic courses and for teaching an
electronic course as an adjunct or in an overload situation from the course fee applied to
online courses. A flat rate of $4,000 for a 3 credit hour course has been established for
the development process. Electronic courses developed with external or special project
funds are not eligible for a second compensation from the E-Course development fund.
The E-Course Development Committee formally recommended paying one-half the total
development rate up-front with the remainder of the compensation being provided after
the committee review of the finished course. Currently, the course development stipend
is paid when the course is completed and has been approved. A rate structure of $150 per
credit hour for undergraduate and $215 for graduate courses for both in and out of state
students provides the financial support to the development and instruction accounts..

Teaching compensation rates $140 per student. Faculty receive one-half compensation
for teaching in the beginning of the semester based upon enrollments at the end of the
drop-add period and the remainder when the course is completed based upon the number
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Vista Project Annual Budget FY 2004/2005:

Primary Staffing (loaded, including, salary, expenses, travel, training, staff equipment
lifecycle, etc.):
        2 FTE LMS Administrators
        1/2 FTE CIT Director
        1 FTE Lead Instructional Designer/Trainer
        1 FTE Instructional Designer/Trainer                                 $216,000
        Faculty Liaison, GAs, Student Designers, & Extra Help                 $80,000

Equipment:
     Hardware (Servers, Network, & SAN – 3-5 Year Lifecycle)                           $185,000

Services Purchased with SLA from other IT Units:
       Data Center Services (Class 6 SAN Indirect Costs Rate Schedule)                 $120,000
       Help Desk Services ( 2 FTE)                                                      $54,000
       Orientation CD Design & Production                                                $5,000
       800 number services                                                              $10,000
       DBA Services (1/3 FTE)                                                           $25,000
       Internet Bandwidth                                                               $50,000
       Oracle Group License                                                             $10,000

WebCT Services and other Software:
    WebCT Premium Support Services                                $35,000
    WebCT Professional Services Budget (VPAM, tuning, etc.)       $30,000
    Vista License Fee 25,000 FTE                            Paid by HEPC
    Primary PowerLinks & Other Supporting Software               $100,000

Faculty Incentives:
       Faculty Development Materials and Printing                                      $25,000
       E-Course Development Stipends                                                   $50,000

Total Annual Budget Year One:                                                          $995,000


        5. e. Timeline to implement proposed change.

   Time Period                                 Description of Topic
Fall 1997                First V-Courses using WebCT

Summer 1998              Statewide WebCT Contract

Fall 1998                All Student Services Online

Summer 2002              West Virginia deploys WebCT Vista for Higher Education

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                         announcement. Marshall is the lead institution with WVU and
                         Fairmont State
Fall 2002                Faculty Vista Planning Meetings

Summer 2003              Vista Pilot Version 2.0 , integration of interfaces, begin migrating
                         WebCT Campus 3.6 courses, Pilot Faculty Training

Spring 2004              Live Implementation

Fall 2004                Reagents Board Degree is reviewed for full online degree program
                         status

Spring 2005              Education Leadership Masters is reviewed for full online degree
                         program status.

Summer 2005              Formal Request for Change to NCA for a blanket approval for
                         online degree programs

Winter 2006              Anticipate having the professional development /licensure
                         programs in School Library Media, Teaching ESL, Math through
                         Algebra I and Middle Childhood Education online.


6. Institution’s strategies to evaluate proposed change?


        6.a. Measures the institution will use to document achievement of outcomes.

The Office of Distributed Education Technology monitors course creation, course
offerings, and course enrollments and reports the data to the administration and the
HEPC. Each semester Marshall University must report to the HEPC its progress on the
Institutional Compact. Student retention rates and student satisfaction as measured
through course assessment instruments that are available online. Marshall University is a
member of the Flashlight online project and evaluates all online courses with a
standardized survey instrument that measures faculty performance and student
satisfaction with the technology.

Dissertations have focused on what factors influence online course satisfaction and the
differences in demographics between traditional student populations and those students
attracted to online courses. Research questions were defined for investigating relationship
between student satisfaction in the online course with the of the amount of learner
interaction and feedback, the reason students enrolled in the course, faculty expertise in
online technologies, the course pace, the combination of instructional strategies used in
the course, and the students prior experience with the online course product.
Additionally, course retention data was calculated as a secondary satisfaction indicator.
To achieve this purpose, the Flashlight Current Student Inventory and Flashlight Gap
Analysis surveys were utilized in the study. Standard research methodology was used to

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collect, analyze, and report on the data. Additionally, faculty and staff routinely present
and publish in international, national and local venues on our Online Delivery Teaching,
Learning and Infrastructure plans and outcomes.

Annenberg/CPB Flashlight Project, created by Stephen Ehrmann, developed a suite of
evaluation tools that any campus can use to monitor the usefulness of technology in
implementing the Seven Principles defined by Arthur Chickering and the impacts of such
changes on learning outcomes. Flashlight's focus is on issues such as support of
collaborative learning, work on complex projects, use of data from the Internet, shifts
toward more learner responsibility for work. Flashlight also helps institutions study
educational outcomes (e.g., shifts in the types of learners being served; increases in time
on task; increased ability of graduates to apply what they've learned; changes in total
patterns of educational costs). Flashlight is designed to help institution(s) learn whether
technology is helping them improve practices and outcomes over time and, if not, why
not. Data from this project will be compared to the national repository of Flashlight data.
Success indicators include how many courses use technology on a daily basis to deliver
services, how many individuals from the public are trained and make use of technology
and how many online connections are made. In addition to gathering quantitative
information, we will also seek qualitative data to determine how effective the process was
in increasing use and acceptance of technology. A combination of focus groups, on-line
feedback and phone surveys will be deployed to assess the project.
The evaluation addresses the following questions:
      Are faculty willing and able to use new technology?
      Are faculty and students able to use technology effectively and independently?
      Do faculty know how to assess the new skills of the students?
      Are participating faculties attaining the necessary competencies to instruct online?
      Do students have the necessary skills to participate in an online course?
      What are the perceptions of administrators towards technology?
      Is our university expanding technology support and training appropriately to our
       faculty and students?
      What is an effective membership for a learning community (size, faculty/GA ratio
       and diversity of people)?
      What collaborative tools are useful and why - what additional tools are needed?
      When are face to face meetings and electronic meetings most effective?
      What is the appropriate compensation rate and support structure to expand a course
       to the global community?


        6. b. How assessment of student learning is integrated.

Marshall University has an institutional assessment program with emphasis on actual
evidence of student learning. The Office of Program Review and Assessment was
established in 1996 and maintains oversight of the assessment effort at Marshall
University. Faculty participation is widespread. The University Assessment Committee



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(UAC) reviews every single course syllabus each year, particularly reviewing learning
outcomes.

The Marshall University Faculty Senate requires all courses be evaluated/assessed every
semester. These evaluations are distributed to the appropriate persons for review and
improvement. Student evaluation of faculty (full-time and part-time), along with all other
measures in a departmental and college assessment plan are reviewed for continual
improvement of student learning. Annual reports of assessment by department are
submitted each year to the Office of Program Review and Assessment with a description
of how the information has been used for improvement of student learning.

At Marshall University, the evaluations of online courses are a part of this structural
process of assessment involving faculty, chairs and deans.




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                                             APPENDIX I
                                           Survey Questions

                            Reporting Semester Fall 2004
                            Official Fall Submission Information


General College
Information:


Name:                Marshall University                  Number of Degrees Offered by Level:
Address:             One John Marshall Drive                 Certificate                         11
                     Huntington, WV 25755                    Associate                           24
                                                             Bachelors                           44
Phone:               (304) 696-3170                          Masters                             41
                     (800) 642-3499                          Ed. S.                               2
                                                             Doctoral (PhD, PsyD, Ed.D.)          3
FICE:                003815                                  First Professional                   1
                                                             Total                              126
                                                          Note: the following programs are included.
Control,Type:        Public, Co-ed                        once each in these counts
Date Founded:        1837                                  Chemistry BS/BS Chem
Academic Calender: Semester                                Biological Science, MA/MS
                                                           Geography BA/BS; MA/MS
President (Interim): Michael J. Farrell                    Geology BA/BS
                                                           Source: WV Higher Ed Policy Commission,
Dir. Admissions:     Craig S. Grooms                       December 2004
Dir. Inst. Research: Michael McGuffey

Carnegie             Master's Colleges and Universities
Classification:      I


Enrollment Information:

Headcount (HC), Full Time Equivalent (FTE), Student Credit Hour (SCH)
Production by Level

                                                       SCH
                                 HC            FTE      (s)
                                                       178,7
All Levels                        16,326        12,492    61
                                                       23,85
   MCTC                              2,401       1,590      3
   Undergraduate                                       132,3
(excludes MCTC)                      9,861       8,821    19


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                                                          22,58
   Graduate                        3,865         1,882        9
   First Professional                 199           199    N/A




Headcount (HC) and Full Time Equivalent (FTE) by
Campus


                                 HC           FTE
All Students                      16,326        12,492
   Huntington                     11,797        10,061
   MCTC                            2,401         1,590
   South Charleston                2,128            841

Headcount (HC) and Full Time Equivalent (FTE) by
Classification


                                 HC           FTE
All Students                      16,326        12,492
    Freshman                       3,335         3,045
    Sophomore                      2,701         2,492
    Junior                         2,371         2,075
   Senior                          3,030         2,490
   Unclassified
(Undergraduate)                       825           309
    Graduate                       3,865         1,882
    First Professional                199           199
-------------------

Other demographics found at Marshall University Institution Research
http://www.marshall.edu/irp/stansurv04.htm




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                                                           APPENDIX II
                                                 Online Course/Student Growth Date



                                           Marshall University Distributed Education Data
                                                 Yearly # Online by E&T Courses
                                                             1997-2005


                               350

                               300

                               250
                   # Courses




                               200

                               150

                               100

                                50

                                 0
                                         97-98   98-99    99-00   00-01     01-02     02-03   03-04   04-05


                                                           E-Courses      T-Courses



                          10,000

                               8,000
      # Students




                               6,000

                               4,000

                               2,000

                                     0
                                           97-98 98-99 99-00 00-01 01-02 02-03 03-04 04-05

                                                         E-Courses        T-Courses




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                                   APPENDIX III
                  MU Student Population MU Online Courses, Fall 2004




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                                          APPENDIX IV
                                          Course Listing

                                                                              Delivery
Course / Institution                                     Level / Credits                  Term Offered
                                          Syllabus                            Method
[Sort By]                                                [Sort By]                        [Sort By]
                                                                              [Sort By]

Medical Terminology
AH 151                                                   Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:1077                                                 (100-200)                        Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 111                                             3 hr
Instructor: Jane Barker

Medical Terminology
AH 151                                                   Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:1076                                                 (100-200)                        Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 110                                             3 hr
Instructor: Janet Smith

Principles of Disease
AH 205                                                   Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:1078                                                 (100-200)                        Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Jane Barker

Basic Pharmacology
AH 216                                                   Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:1080                                                 (100-200)                        Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Jane Barker

Introduction to Visual Art
ART 112                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:1110                                                 (100-200)                        Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 111                                             3 hr
Instructor: Susan Jackson

Tribal Arts
ART 407                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:1145                                                 (300-400)                        Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Susan Power

Tribal Arts
ART 507                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Online
CRN:1168                                                 (500-899)                        Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Susan Power

Literature and Applied Research in
Adult/Technical Education
                                                         Graduate Level
ATE 675                                                                       Online
                                                         (500-899)                        Fall 2005
CRN:1220                                                                      Course
                                                         3 hr
Section: 102
Instructor: Laura Wiant

General Chemistry I
CHM 203E                                                 Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:1428                                                 (100-200)                        Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 107                                             3 hr
Instructor: Gary Anderson

General Chemistry II
CHM 204E                                                 Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:1430                                                 (100-200)                        Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Gary Anderson



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Math for Elementary Teachers I
CI 101                                                   Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:1512                                                 (100-200)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 103                                             2 hr
Instructor: Carl Johnson

Middle Childhood Curriculum
CI 501                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:1581                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Calvin Meyer

Writing in an Integrated Literacy
Framework.
                                                         Graduate Level
CI 550                                                                        Technology
                                                         (500-899)                         Fall 2005
CRN:1583                                                                      Enhanced
                                                         3 hr
Section: 101
Instructor: Barbara O'Byrne

Writing to Learn in Content Areas
CI 551                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Online
CRN:1584                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Frances Simone

Curriculum in the Modern Elementary
School
                                                         Graduate Level
CI 609                                                                        Technology
                                                         (500-899)                         Fall 2005
CRN:1590                                                                      Enhanced
                                                         3 hr
Section: 101
Instructor: Lois Watts

Instructional Models and Assessment
CI 623                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Online
CRN:1592                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: S. Bailey

Current Influences on Early Childhood
Education
                                                         Graduate Level
CI 631                                                                        Technology
                                                         (500-899)                         Fall 2005
CRN:11596                                                                     Enhanced
                                                         3 hr
Section: 101
Instructor: Dr. Bizunesh Wubie

Auditory Habilitation
CIDH 504                                                 Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:1605                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor:

Curriculum and Methods for DHH
Students
                                                         Graduate Level
CIDH 506                                                                      Technology
                                                         (500-899)                         Fall 2005
CRN:1606                                                                      Enhanced
                                                         3 hr
Section: 101
Instructor: Molly Stedman

Teaching Internship and Practicum
(Deaf/Hard of Hearing) I
                                                         Graduate Level
CIDH 601                                                                      Technology
                                                         (500-899)                         Fall 2005
CRN:1607                                                                      Enhanced
                                                         3 hr
Section: 101
Instructor: Molly Stedman




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Applications Software in the Classroom
Curriculum Area
                                                         Graduate Level
CIEC 534                                                                      Online
                                                         (500-899)                         Fall 2005
CRN:1609                                                                      Course
                                                         3 hr
Section: 102
Instructor: Nega Debela

Applications Software in the Classroom
Curriculum Area
                                                         Graduate Level
CIEC 534                                                                      Online
                                                         (500-899)                         Fall 2005
CRN:1608                                                                      Course
                                                         3 hr
Section: 101
Instructor: Sherri Ritter

Computing and Instructional Design
CIEC 600                                                 Graduate Level
                                                                              Online
CRN:1611                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: L. Heaton

Computing and Instructional Design
CIEC 600                                                 Graduate Level
                                                                              Online
CRN:1610                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Leonard Walker

Using Computers to Improve
Instruction in the Classroom
                                                         Graduate Level
CIEC 660                                                                      Online
                                                         (500-899)                         Fall 2005
CRN:1613                                                                      Course
                                                         3 hr
Section: 102
Instructor: L. Heaton

                                                                              Delivery
Course / Institution                                     Level / Credits                   Term Offered
                                          Syllabus                            Method
[Sort By]                                                [Sort By]                         [Sort By]
                                                                              [Sort By]

Children's Literature
CIRG 613                                                 Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:1615                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: B. Obyrne

Adolescent Literature
CIRG 614                                                 Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:1616                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Barbara O'Byrne

Issues and Problems in Literacy
CIRG 621                                                 Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:1617                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Patrick Iannone

The Use of Technology for Literacy
Instruction
                                                         Graduate Level
CIRG 622                                                                      Technology
                                                         (500-899)                         Fall 2005
CRN:1618                                                                      Enhanced
                                                         3 hr
Section: 101
Instructor: Patrick Iannone

Modern Developmental Reading Programs
CIRG 636                                                 Graduate Level
                                                                              Online
CRN:1621                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Connie Cadle

Intercultural Communication                              Graduate Level       Online
                                                                                           Fall 2005
CISL 552                                                 (500-899)            Course


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CRN:1627                                                 3 hr
Section: 101
Instructor: Nega Debela

Introduction to Autism
CISP 427
                                                         Upper Division
CRN:1634                                                                      Online
                                                         (300-400)                         Fall 2005
Section: 101                                                                  Course
                                                         3 hr
Instructor: Jennifer McFarland Whisman,
Barbara Becker Cottrill

Instructional Practices/Exceptional Child
CISP 510                                                 Graduate Level
                                                                              Online
CRN:1641                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Dr. Ron Wolf

Introduction to Autism
CISP 527
                                                         Graduate Level
CRN:1650                                                                      Online
                                                         (500-899)                         Fall 2005
Section: 101                                                                  Course
                                                         3 hr
Instructor: Jennifer McFarland Whisman,
Barbara Becker-Cottrill

Special Education General Program Planning
CISP 535                                                 Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:1654                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Katherine Porter

Advanced Special Education Research I
CISP 611                                                 Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:1661                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Ron Wolf

Building English Vocabulary Through Latin
and Greek
                                                         Lower Division
CL 200                                                                        Online
                                                         (100-200)                         Fall 2005
CRN:1727                                                                      Course
                                                         3 hr
Section: 102
Instructor: Charles Lloyd

Greek and Roman Poetry
CL 234                                                   Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:1729                                                 (100-200)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Caroline Perkins

Superior-Subordinate Communication
CMM 319                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:1801                                                 (300-400)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Ed Woods

Written Communications I
COM 111                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:1849                                                 (100-200)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 112                                             3 hr
Instructor: Marcia Booth

Written Communications I
COM 111                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:1850                                                 (100-200)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 113                                             3 hr
Instructor: Marcia Booth

Oral Communications II                                   Lower Division
                                                                              Online
COM 112                                                  (100-200)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
CRN:1857                                                 3 hr


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Section: 107
Instructor: Johnna Asbury

Technical Report Writing
COM 231                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:1862                                                 (100-200)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Marcia Booth

Crisis Intervention and Conflict Resolution
COUN 555                                                 Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:1884                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Mike Burton

Human Development and Psychopathology
COUN 602                                                 Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:1901                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 602                                             3 hr
Instructor: Carol Mitchell Smith

Counseling Theories
COUN 603                                                 Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:1903                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 603                                             3 hr
Instructor: Heather Hagerman

Career and Lifestyle Development
                                                         Graduate Level
COUN 606                                                                      Technology
                                                         (500-899)                         Fall 2005
CRN:1909                                                                      Enhanced
                                                         3 hr
Instructor: Michael Burton

Legal and Ethical Issues for School
Counselors
                                                         Graduate Level
COUN 620                                                                      Technology
                                                         (500-899)                         Fall 2005
CRN:1919                                                                      Enhanced
                                                         3 hr
Section: 102
Instructor: B. Rubenstein

Legal and Ethical Issues for School
Counselors
                                                         Graduate Level
COUN 620                                                                      Technology
                                                         (500-899)                         Fall 2005
CRN:1918                                                                      Enhanced
                                                         3 hr
Section: 101
Instructor: b. Rubenstein

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
COUN 631                                                 Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:1925                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Carolyn Suppa

                                                                              Delivery
Course / Institution                                     Level / Credits                   Term Offered
                                              Syllabus                        Method
[Sort By]                                                [Sort By]                         [Sort By]
                                                                              [Sort By]

Interventions for Current Issues in School
Counseling
                                                         Graduate Level
COUN 670                                                                      Technology
                                                         (500-899)                         Fall 2005
CRN:1929                                                                      Enhanced
                                                         3 hr
Section: 102
Instructor: B. Rubenstein

Organization and Administration of School
Counseling Program
                                                         Graduate Level
COUN 672                                                                      Technology
                                                         (500-899)                         Fall 2005
CRN:1930                                                                      Enhanced
                                                         3 hr
Section: 101
Instructor: L. Burton




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Internship in School Counseling
COUN 698                                                 Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:1937                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Chris Schimmel

Internship in School Counseling
COUN 698                                                 Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:1938                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Chris Schimmel

Nutrition and Diet Therapy
DTS 314                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:1972                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 104                                             3 hr
Instructor: Mary K. Gould

Nutrition and Diet Therapy
DTS 314                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:1969                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Mary K. Gould

Basic Economics
EC 102                                                   Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:1984                                                 (100-200)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Chuck Heck

Statistical Methods
EDF 417                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:2029                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Steve Banks

Tests and Measurements
EDF 435E                                                 Upper Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:2032                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Steve Banks

Tests and Measurements
EDF 435E                                                 Upper Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:2033                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 104                                             3 hr
Instructor: Steve Banks

Tests and Measurements
EDF 535                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Online
CRN:2042                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Steve Banks

Trends and Issues in Education
EDF 610                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Online
CRN:2047                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Rudy Pauley

Seminar III Educational Evaluation
EDF 612                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Online
CRN:2048                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Staff

Advanced Human Growth and Development
                                                         Graduate Level
EDF 616                                                                       Online
                                                         (500-899)                          Fall 2005
CRN:2050                                                                      Course
                                                         3 hr
Section: 102


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Instructor: Kathryn Burgess

Advanced Studies in Human Development
EDF 616                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Online
CRN:2051                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: E. Hundley

Advanced Studies in Human Development
EDF 616                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:2052                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 104                                             3 hr
Instructor: Bizunesh Wubie

Educational Psychology
EDF 619                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Online
CRN:2055                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Lori Tate

Educational Psychology
EDF 619                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Online
CRN:2054                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Steve Banks

Educational Psychology
EDF 619                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Online
CRN:2056                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Staff

Educational Psychology
EDF 619                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:2057                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 104                                             3 hr
Instructor: F. Pauley

Educational Research and Writing
EDF 621                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:2063                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 106                                             3 hr
Instructor: E. Meisel

Educational Research and Writing
EDF 621                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Online
CRN:2060                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Nancy Wilson

Educational Research and Writing
EDF 621                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Online
CRN:2062                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 105                                             3 hr
Instructor: Charles Bethel

Educational Research and Writing
EDF 621                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Online
CRN:2061                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 104                                             3 hr
Instructor: Fred Pauley

Sociology of American Schools
EDF 665                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Online
CRN:2075                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Staff

Course / Institution                                     Level / Credits      Delivery     Term Offered
                                          Syllabus
[Sort By]                                                [Sort By]            Method       [Sort By]


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                                                                              [Sort By]

Sociology of American Schools
EDF 665                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Online
CRN:2076                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Fred Pauley

Engineering Law
EM 694                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:2090                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Staff

Engineering Law
EM 694                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:2091                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Staff

English Composition I
ENG 101                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:2156                                                 (100-200)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 156                                             3 hr
Instructor: John Young

English Composition I
ENG 101                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:2157                                                 (100-200)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 1572                                            3 hr
Instructor: John Young

English Composition
ENG 101                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:2155                                                 (100-200)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 155                                             3 hr
Instructor: Dolores Johnson

American Literature, 1860 to the Present
ENG 323                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:2193                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Janet Badia

Applied Statistics
ENGR 610                                                 Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:2265                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: William Pierson

Applied Statistics
ENGR 610                                                 Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:2266                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: William Pierson

Environmental Remediation Technologies
ENVE 682                                                 Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:2268                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Staff

Environmental Remediation Technologies
ENVE 682                                                 Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:2269                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Staff

Environmental Management Systems                         Graduate Level       Interactive
                                                                                            Fall 2005
ES 620                                                   (500-899)            Video


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CRN:2270                                                 3 hr
Section: 101
Instructor: Staff

Environmental Management Systems
ES 620                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:2271                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Staff

Special Topics: Water Resource
Management                                               Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
ES 650                                                   (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
CRN:2272                                                 3 hr
Instructor: David Simonton

Special Topics: Water Resoiurce
Management
                                                         Graduate Level
ES 650                                                                        Interactive
                                                         (500-899)                          Fall 2005
CRN:2273                                                                      Video
                                                         3 hr
Section: 102
Instructor: David Simonton

Environmental Microbiology
ES 651                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:2274                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: David Simonton

Environmental Microbiology
ES 651                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:2274                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: David Simonton

Environmental Law I
ES 660                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:2276                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Staff

Environmental Law I
ES 660                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:2277                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Staff

Principles of Business Finance
FIN 323                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:2303                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 106                                             3 hr
Instructor: Lawrence Shao

Intro to Cultural Geography
GEO 100                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:2354                                                 (100-200)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 108                                             3 hr
Instructor: Joshua Hagen

World Geography Problems
GEO 317                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:2369                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 104                                             3 hr
Instructor: James Leonard

World & West 1300-1850
HST 102                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:2515                                                 (100-200)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: David Kenley


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The World Since 1850
HST 103                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:2526                                                 (100-200)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Carolyn Karr

American History to 1877
HST 230                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:2542                                                 (100-200)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 109                                             3 hr
Instructor: Robert Sawrey

                                                                              Delivery
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American History Since 1877
                                                         Lower Division
HST 231                                                                       Online
                                                         (100-200)                          Fall 2005
CRN:4566                                                                      Course
                                                         3 hr
Instructor: Dan Holbrook

American Colonial History
HST 333                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:2552                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Donna Spindel

West Virginia History
HST 440                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:2562                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 104                                             3 hr
Instructor: Frank Riddel

Web Services and Semantic Web
IS 650                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:2627                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Venkat Gudivada

Web Services and Semantic Web
IS 650                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:2627                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Venkat Gudivada

Programming Practicum with C++
IST 163                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:2658                                                 (100-200)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Daniel Dementiev

Fundamentals of Computer Technology
IT 101                                                   Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:2754                                                 (100-200)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 147                                             3 hr
Instructor: Brian Morgan

Fundamentals of the Internet
IT 107                                                   Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:2761                                                 (100-200)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 107                                             3 hr
Instructor: Kim Preece

History of Libraries and Informational
Retrieval Systems
                                                         Graduate Level
ITL 501                                                                       Online
                                                         (500-899)                          Fall 2005
CRN:2791                                                                      Course
                                                         3 hr
Section: 101
Instructor: Celene Seymour




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Library Organization and Administration
ITL 525                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Online
CRN:2792                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Christina Hagerty

General Law II
LAS 102                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:2859                                                 (100-200)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Donna Donathan

Government and Business Relationships
LE 691                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:2889                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Kent

Government and Business Relationships
LE 691                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:2890                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Kent

Intro to School Leadership
LS 500                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:2892                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Bobbi Nicholson

Planning, Research, and Evaluation for
School Leaders                                           Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
LS 506                                                   (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
CRN:2888                                                 3 hr
Instructor: Rebecca Goodwin

Curriculum Leadership
LS 512                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:2895                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: R. Goodwin

Curriculum Leadership.
LS 512                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:2894                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: T. Eagle

Curriculum Leadership
LS 512                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:2896                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Harris-John

Human Relations
LS 530                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:2898                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Dr. Jerry Jones

Human Relations Skills for Leaders
LS 530                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:2897                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Dr. Jerry Jones

Human Relations in the Public Sector
                                                         Graduate Level
LS 532                                                                        Technology
                                                         (500-899)                          Fall 2005
CRN:2899                                                                      Enhanced
                                                         3 hr
Section: 101


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Instructor: Michael Galbraith

School personnel Administration
LS 600                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:2901                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Staff

School Personnel Administration
LS 600                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:2900                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Michael Cunningham

Public Sector Leadership
LS 615                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:2902                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Dr. Powell Toth

Governance of Higher Education
LS 616                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:2903                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: D. Prisk

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The School and Community
LS 630                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:2904                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Harris-John

Internship: School Principal II
LS 660                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:2906                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: J. Jones

Internship: School Principal II
LS 660                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:2907                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Harris-John

Internship: Portfolio Assessment
LS 685                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:2908                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Bobbi Nicholson

Attendance Director
LS 691                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:2909                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Frances Pack

Principles of Leadership
LS 710                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:2912                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Dr. Powell Toth

Principles of Leadership
                                                         Graduate Level
LS 710                                                                        Technology
                                                         (500-899)                         Fall 2005
CRN:2913                                                                      Enhanced
                                                         3 hr
Section: 102


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Instructor: Powell Toth

Higher Education Finance
LS 725                                                   Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:2915                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: D. Prisk

Elementary Algebra
MAT 085
                                                         Basic Skills         Online
CRN:2941                                                                                    Fall 2005
                                                         4 hr                 Course
Section: 113
Instructor: Michael McComas

Developmental Algebra
MAT 097
                                                         Basic Skills         Online
CRN:2975                                                                                    Fall 2005
                                                         4 hr                 Course
Section: 118
Instructor: Saleem Salameh

Developmental Algebra
MAT 097
                                                         Basic Skills         Online
CRN:2974                                                                                    Fall 2005
                                                         4 hr                 Course
Section: 117
Instructor: Michael McComas

Business Mathematics I
MAT 115                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:2979                                                 (100-200)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Mildred Battle

Business Mathematics I
MAT 115
                                                         Basic Skills         Online
CRN:2980                                                                                    Fall 2005
                                                         3 hr                 Course
Section: 104
Instructor: Mildred Battle

Principles of Management
MGT 320                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:3024                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 106                                             3 hr
Instructor: Charles Braun

Business Policy and Strategy
MGT 699                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3057                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Christopher Cassidy

Business Policy and Strategy
MGT 699                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3055                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Christopher Cassidy

Principles of Management Information
Systems
                                                         Lower Division
MIS 290                                                                       Online
                                                         (100-200)                          Fall 2005
CRN:3063                                                                      Course
                                                         3 hr
Section: 104
Instructor: Ricky Weible

Management Information Systems
MIS 678                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3075                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Dale Shao

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MIS 678                                                  (500-899)            Video
CRN:3076                                                 3 hr
Section: 102
Instructor: Dale Shao

Principles of Marketing
MKT 340                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:3088                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 106                                             3 hr
Instructor: Deanna Mader

International Marketing
MKT 371                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:3094                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Uday Tate

Selected Topics in College Algebra
MTH 123                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:3158                                                 (100-200)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 109                                             3 hr
Instructor: Laura Stapleton

College Algebra
MTH 130                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:3172                                                 (100-200)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 109                                             3 hr
Instructor: Frances Martin

Nursing Assessment of Individuals
NUR 219                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3588                                                 (100-200)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Lynne Welch

Nursing Assessment of Individuals
NUR 219                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3587                                                 (100-200)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Lynne Welch

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Nursing Assessment of Individuals
NUR 219                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3586                                                 (100-200)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Lynne Welch

Foundations of Professional Nursing I
NUR 221                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3597                                                 (100-200)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 109                                             3 hr
Instructor: Lynda Turner

Foundations of Professional Nursing I
NUR 221                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3596                                                 (100-200)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 108                                             3 hr
Instructor: Lynda Turner

Foundations of Professional Nursing I
NUR 221                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3593                                                 (100-200)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 105                                             3 hr
Instructor: Lynda Turner

Foundations of Professional Nursing I                    Lower Division       Interactive   Fall 2005


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NUR 221                                                  (100-200)            Video
CRN:3589                                                 3 hr
Section: 101
Instructor: Lynda Turner

Foundations of Professional Nursing I
NUR 221                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3595                                                 (100-200)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 107                                             3 hr
Instructor: Lynda Turner

Foundations of Professional Nursing I
NUR 221                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3591                                                 (100-200)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Lynda Turner

Foundations of Professional Nursing I
NUR 221                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3590                                                 (100-200)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Lynda Turner

Foundations of Professional Nursing I
NUR 221                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3598                                                 (100-200)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 110                                             3 hr
Instructor: Lynda Turner

Foundations of Professional Nursing I
NUR 221                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3592                                                 (100-200)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 104                                             3 hr
Instructor: Lynda Turner

Foundations of Professional Nursing I
NUR 221                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3594                                                 (100-200)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 106                                             3 hr
Instructor: Lynda Turner

Family Nursing and Chronic Illness
NUR 318                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3602                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Madonna Combs

Family Nursing and Chronic Illness
NUR 318                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3603                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Madonna Combs

Family Nursing and Chronic Illness
NUR 318                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3604                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Madonna Combs

Nursing and Human Responses I
NUR 321                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3607                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Madonna Combs

Nursing and Human Responses I
NUR 321                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3606                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Madonna Combs


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Nursing and Human Responses I
NUR 321                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3605                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Madonna Combs

Nursing and Human Responses II
NUR 322                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3608                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Peggy Baden

Nursing and Human Responses II
NUR 322                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3609                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Peggy Baden

Nursing and Human Responses II
NUR 322                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3610                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Peggy Baden

Nursing and Human Responses III
NUR 323                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3613                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Karen Bailey

Nursing and Human Responses III
NUR 323                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3611                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Karen Bailey

Nursing and Human Responses III
NUR 323                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3612                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Karen Bailey

Nursing and Human Responses V
NUR 325                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3615                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Denise Landry

Nursing and Human Responses V
NUR 325                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3614                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Denise Landry

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Nursing and Human Responses V
NUR 325                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3616                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Denise Landry

Transcutural Health Care
NUR 400                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3619                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Susan Imes




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Transcutural Health Care
NUR 400                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3618                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Susan Imes

Transcutural Health Care
NUR 400                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3617                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Susan Imes

Nursing Management
NUR 403                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3620                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Rebecca Appleton

Nursing Management
NUR 403                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3621                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Rebecca Appleton

Nursing Management
NUR 403                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3622                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Rebecca Appleton

Nursing Research
NUR 409                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3624                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Karen Stanley

Nursing Research
NUR 409                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3623                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Karen Stanley

Nursing and Human Responses VI
NUR 421                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3625                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Susan Hager

Nursing and Human Responses VI
NUR 421                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3626                                                 (300-400)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 402                                             3 hr
Instructor: Susan Hager

Theoretical Foundations in Nursing
NUR 602                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3628                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Sandra Marra

Theoretical Foundations in Nursing
NUR 602                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3629                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Sandra Marra

Theoretical Foundations in Nursing
                                                         Graduate Level
NUR 602                                                                       Interactive
                                                         (500-899)                          Fall 2005
CRN:3630                                                                      Video
                                                         3 hr
Section: 103


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Instructor: Sandra Marra

Theoretical Foundations in Nursing
NUR 602                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3636                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 104                                             3 hr
Instructor: Sandra Marra

Advanced Nursing Research
NUR 606                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3635                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Karen Stanley

Advanced Nursing Research
NUR 606                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3634                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Karen Stanley

Advanced Nursing Research
NUR 606                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3636                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 104                                             3 hr
Instructor: Karen Stanley

Advanced Nursing Research
NUR 606                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3633                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Karen Stanley

Teaching in Nursing
NUR 618                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3640                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Madonna Combs

Teaching in Nursing
NUR 618                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3643                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 106                                             3 hr
Instructor: Madonna Combs

Teaching in Nursing
NUR 618                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Online
CRN:3642                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 105                                             3 hr
Instructor: Madonna Combs

Teaching in Nursing
NUR 618                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3638                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Madonna Combs

Teaching in Nursing
NUR 618                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3639                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Madonna Combs

Teaching in Nursing
NUR 618                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Interactive
CRN:3641                                                 (500-899)                          Fall 2005
                                                                              Video
Section: 104                                             3 hr
Instructor: Madonna Combs

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Sport Marketing
PE 380                                                   Upper Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:3811                                                 (300-400)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Jennifer Mak

Introduction to Philosophy: Modern Period
PHL 201                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:3841                                                 (100-200)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Jeremy Barris

Assessment and Evaluation in Recreation
and Leisure Services
                                                         Upper Division
PLS 402                                                                       Online
                                                         (300-400)                         Fall 2005
CRN:3891                                                                      Course
                                                         3 hr
Section: 101
Instructor: Sandra Parker

Planning and Design of OHV Trail Systems
PLS 451                                                  Upper Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:3894                                                 (300-400)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Raymond Busbee

Assessment and Evaluation in Recreation
and Leisure Services
                                                         Graduate Level
PLS 502                                                                       Online
                                                         (500-899)                         Fall 2005
CRN:3896                                                                      Course
                                                         3 hr
Section: 101
Instructor: Sandra Parker

Planning and Design of OHV Trail Systems
PLS 551                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Online
CRN:3899                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Raymond Busbee

Public Library Cataloging and Technical
Services
                                                         Lower Division
PLT 210                                                                       Online
                                                         (100-200)                         Fall 2005
CRN:3900                                                                      Course
                                                         3 hr
Section: 101
Instructor: Heather Campbell

Public Library Technology
PLT 250                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:3901                                                 (100-200)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Floyd Csir

American National Government and Politics
PSC 104                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:3932                                                 (100-200)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 109                                             3 hr
Instructor: Marybeth Beller

General Psychology
PSY 201                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:3998                                                 (100-200)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 126                                             3 hr
Instructor: James Moore

Psychometrics
PSY 506                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:4049                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: rwilson@marshall.edu


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Cognitive Psychology
PSY 672                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:4084                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: Dr. R. Wilson

Biological Bases of Behavior
PSY 674                                                  Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:4085                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: R. Wilson

Academic Skills Review
REA 138                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:4126                                                 (100-200)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 112                                             3 hr
Instructor: LeAnne Olson

Unified Principles of Biology
SCI 101                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:4150                                                 (100-200)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 102                                             3 hr
Instructor: Harold Elmore

Introductory Sociology
SOC 200                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:4197                                                 (100-200)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 117                                             3 hr
Instructor: Richard Garnett

Intermediate Spanish IV
SPN 204                                                  Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:4264                                                 (100-200)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 106                                             3 hr
Instructor: Margaret VanZandt

Biological Bases of School Psychology
SPSY 674                                                 Graduate Level
                                                                              Technology
CRN:4277                                                 (500-899)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Enhanced
Section: 101                                             3 hr
Instructor: P. Prewett

Human Relations
SS 201                                                   Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:4285                                                 (100-200)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 103                                             3 hr
Instructor: Staff

AAS Portfolio Management
TS 101                                                   Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:4350                                                 (100-200)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 101                                             1 hr
Instructor: Steve Brown

AAS Portfolio Management
TS 101                                                   Lower Division
                                                                              Online
CRN:4351                                                 (100-200)                         Fall 2005
                                                                              Course
Section: 102                                             1 hr
Instructor: Steve Brown




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                                        APPENDIX V
                                    Technical Configuration

Marshall as a WebCT Institute:
http://www.webct.com/institutes/viewpage?name=institutes_new_marshall

Vista 3.0.2 Production Load Profile Spring 2005:
        Users: 14,942
        Sections: 563 (58 Totally On-line, 208 sections >80% asynchronous, 297 course
        supplement)
        Faculty Teaching with Vista: 483

WebCT Vista Integration and Forecast:
Marshal University was an early adopter of WebCT products with the first production in
1996. The university recently migrated from WebCT CE 3.8 with integration to
SunGurd/SCT Banner & Campus Pipeline to WebCT Vista 3.0.2 and SunGurd/SCT
Banner 6.1 & Luminis Platform III integration.

Our migration to an Enterprise Course and Learning Management System was a major
component of our Information Technology Strategic Action Plan that was adopted as the
Technology component of the University’s Strategic Plan revised in 2001. WebCT Vista
was chosen as the campus standard.

We expect to have a WebCT Vista presence for over 4,000 sections and several hosted
schools by fall 2005. Our Vista environment is anticipated to be able to support up to
2,500 concurrent users on a nearly 24/7/365 basis.

Support for a State-wide Vista Initiative:
Marshall University, West Virginia University and Fairmont State College have entered
into an agreement with the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, HEPC,
to provide Vista hosting for other state colleges and universities, private schools, K12,
and state agencies. Under this agreement the HEPC is funding much of the software
license costs for schools to migrate from WebCT CE to Vista for five years and seventy-
five percent of initial hardware investments. We are currently developing hosting
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   SunGard SCT Banner and WebCT Integration

             ADMINISTRATIVE                 Single Sign-On                 ACADEMIC
                                            Luminis Portal




         NEEDS
                                                                                         NEEDS
                                                    To WebCT from SIS
                                                    • Basic Course Data
                                                    • Class List/Roster
                                                    • Enrollment Changes                Academic
                            LDIS/WebCTA
                               daptors                                                   Courses
                                                                                         Content
         Student                                                                       Communities
         Systems                                From WebCT to Student System           & Resources
                                                • Grades



                                     Services Providers =SCT & WebCT



       Marshall University was an early adopter of WebCT products with the first
        production in 1996. The university recently migrated from WebCT CE 3.8 with
        integration to SunGard/SCT Banner & Campus Pipeline to WebCT Vista 3.0.3
        and SunGard/SCT Banner 6.1 & Luminis Platform III integration.
       We were also an early adopter of the SCT Banner SIS with our first production as
        early as 1988.
       Our migration to an Enterprise Course and Learning Management System was a
        major component of our Information Technology Strategic Action Plan that was
        adopted as the Technology component of the University’s Strategic Plan revised
        in 2001. WebCT Vista was chosen as the campus standard.
       We expect to have a WebCT Vista presence for over 4,000 sections and several
        hosted schools by fall 2005. Our Vista environment is anticipated to be able to
        support up to 25,000 users (2,500 concurrent) on a nearly 24/7/365 basis.
       Beginning with a pilot in the summer of 2003 we migrated 800+ existing WebCT
        Campus Edition Courses to WebCT Vista in a phased approach by Fall 2004.
       We plan to create a presence for all courses/sections in WebCT Vista by Fall 2005
        (4,000+ sections per semester).
       We are positioning Vista as the primary Web interface to course information and
        management for both students and faculty including class lists, midterm & final
        grades, syllabi, and course content.



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      Integrate Vista to the myMU Portal (Luminis Platform III) and Banner allowing
       myMU to become a secondary (backup) communication system for course/section
       communication and to provide Single Sign-On to Vista from the myMU portal.
    Improve the sharing of content modules between courses and with other
       institutions.
    Vista 3.0.3 Current Production Load Profile:
            Users: 14,942
            Sections: 563 (58 Totally On-line, 208 sections >80% asynchronous, 297
                course supplements/blended)
            Faculty Teaching with WebCT Vista: 483
    Current Vista Hosting for Other State Funded Colleges:
            Glenville State College (299 Users in 8 Sections)
            Southern WV Community College (270 Users in 21 Sections)
    Vista Online Configuration Adjustment Log – VOCAL:
            This site contains the Vista Environment configuration and change
                management documentation.
                http://www.marshall.edu/it/cit/cit.asp?hname=webct&pname=vocal
Realized Benefits of Real Time Integration and Synchronization
    Single Account and PIN for access to Banner Web Products, myMU Luminis
       Web Portal/email, and Vista Course/Learning Management System.
    Immediate access to course content as students register for a course/section.
    Vista grade book direct transmission to Banner for faculty submission of grades.
    Thirty percent reduction in Help Desk calls for Account and PIN reset problems.
    Ability for Faculty to turn Luminis Course Tools on and off at any time.




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                                           APPENDIX VI
                                           E-Course Policy


                EXECUTIVE POLICY BULLETIN #13
                              Revision Date: January 2004
                             proposed revision October 2004
     Revised and approved by the Budget and Academic Policy Committee, March 3, 2005
                                      Amendments:
email account
computer software requirements
course approval
course content
course content format
updating courses
fees
     Scope of the Policy
This policy addresses a variety of issues related directly to the development and
teaching of for credit E-courses and T-courses and to multimedia created
supplements for use in credit or non-credit courses or in support of university-funded
research. Ownership and copyright issues are discussed here as well as what
resources the university will provide to course developers and instructors. This policy
also addresses the guidelines that should be followed when a course has
commercial potential, who should take the lead in marketing and licensing the
course, and how the profits should be shared.

    1. An “E-Course” is a course in which the content is delivered 100 percent by
       remote electronic means; there is no requirement that students attend
       mandatory on site or synchronous class sessions.

    2. A “T-Course” is a course in which the content is delivered at least 80 percent
       by remote electronic means; instructors may require students to attend on site
       or synchronous class sessions. (This allows for laboratories, discussions, oral
       presentations, etc.)

    3. A “Course Supplement” is a part of a course (not to exceed 79 percent of the
       course content), which consists of electronic media to supplement/enhance
       traditional classroom instruction.

Online courses are defined as either E or T Courses.

Electronic media consist of software, electronic courses, web pages, video and audio productions,
CD-ROMs, DVD’s, digital imagery, and other creations stored or published in electronic formats.

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Students wishing to register for online courses must first be admitted to the University. They can
apply online and can obtain information online or via telephone.

Advising
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Off campus and on campus students will receive comparable advising services as established by
their colleges/departments. Advising can be provided by telephone, email, postings to the Web, and
through printed materials. Students will be responsible for long distance telephone or internet access
costs.

Audits
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Students may choose to audit the course and not receive a letter grade. These students will be
covered by the same university regulations governing audit enrollment that pertain to traditional
university courses.

Computer Accounts
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Students taking online courses will receive a MUNet computer account at no extra cost. University
and course-related email may be sent to this account unless students choose to forward their email to
an alternate e-mail account.

The MUNet email account must be used for all Help Desk services.

Computer/Software Requirements
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Students who enroll in online courses must have basic computer skills as described in the course
syllabus and on MUOnline. They must have access to a computer on the Internet, a web browser
(variety, version, and configuration as specified in MUOnline), and other software necessary to
complete course requirements. Technical support for course navigation will be available on MUOnline
and through the Computing Services Help Desk. Instructors will not provide course technical support.

Course Approval
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Only existing Marshall University courses may be considered for conversion to an online course.
Online courses created from already existing courses must meet the same content standards as
courses offered on-campus. MU courses converted to online courses must be approved by the dean
and comply with the Southern Regional Education Board’s Principles of Best Practices. In addition, all
E-Courses and any T-Courses for which the faculty receive a development stipend must be approved
by the Faculty Development Committee for Online and Multimedia Instruction in accordance with their
guidelines posted to MUOnline.

Course Completion Timetable
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Online courses may parallel the semester schedule for regular courses or they may differ from regular

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semester courses in the start and end dates. The course syllabus for each individual class and the
Official Schedule of Courses will indicate the beginning and ending date. If the instructor specifies a
deadline that goes beyond the end of the regular semester, that deadline will not exceed one year
from the start of the course. Students enrolled in courses with end dates that go beyond the regular
semester will receive an “I” (Incomplete) at the end of the regular semester. When the end date of the
course is reached the “I” will be replaced by the grade the student earned for the course. Hours of
enrollment are reflected in the actual term in which the student is registered. For all verification
purposes, hours of enrollment are counted only in the term in which the student is registered.

Course Content
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The only difference in the curriculum of an electronic course as compared to the equivalent on-
campus course will be the delivery mode. The electronic course content will meet the same standards
as courses offered on-campus.

It is the student's responsibility to ensure that their computer meets course requirements. If a course
requires any special software or equipment, those requirements must be clearly stated in the
syllabus.

Course Enrollment Limits
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The division/department of the instructor will determine the enrollment limit for an e-course that is
taught in load. No minimum number of registered students is required for an e-course taught as an
overload. Online courses designated "writing intensive" are limited to 24 students.

Course Schedule
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A separate section for e-courses will be published each term in the Official MU Schedule of Courses.
E-courses will also appear within the department listing offering the class.

Credit Hours
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Courses offered electronically will carry the same number of credit hours as sections of the same
course / equivalent courses delivered traditionally.

Distribution of T-Courses and E-Courses
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Departments may not assign instructors to teach a course with content created by another faculty
member without the express written consent of the faculty creator of the content. A departmental
policy guiding distribution, published prior to the initial approval of the course, shall supersede this
restriction. Any remuneration for distribution will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis or shall be
guided by departmental policy. A signed contract shall take precedence over departmental policy.

In instances where the faculty member retains exclusive ownership rights, the university may NOT
distribute the online course without express written consent of the faculty creator. Any remuneration
for distribution will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

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member can develop a different version of an existing online course and teach that course. Different
versions of the same online course can be offered simultaneously at the discretion of the academic
unit.

In the interest of currently enrolled students, the university may continue use of electronically
delivered courses developed by a member of the Marshall University community throughout the
duration of the current grading period and for up to one year beyond the current grading period to
ensure completion of the course by all students enrolled at the start of the semester regardless of
ownership.

E-Course Agreement
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Instructors who wish to offer an e-course as an overload will be required to sign an Electronic Course
Agreement, which obligates them to perform their duties as instructor of the course throughout the
period specified in the syllabus.

E-Course/T-Course Format
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Student access to online courses must be through the official course management system.
Exceptions must be approved in writing by the appropriate Dean and the Provost.

Evaluations
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Student evaluation of instructors will be consistent with University policies. The technology
component of online courses will also be evaluated with the "Flashlight" tool.

Expiration of Electronic Course Agreements
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If the faculty member is unable to complete the course, the department will address the matter in its
normal and customary way.

Faculty Compensation for Developing an E-Course or T-Course
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E-course and T-course development are both eligible for compensation. Faculty who may choose to
develop these courses without compensation may still be compensated for teaching an e-course as
an overload and Departments may still be compensated for faculty who teach these courses inload.

Development will be compensated at a fixed rate published by the Faculty Development Committee
for Online and Multimedia Instruction. The faculty member who develops the course has first right of
refusal, but does not have to be the faculty member who teaches the course. The committee will
make its decisions on course proposals on the basis of the institution’s curricular needs and available
funds. Different versions of the same course may qualify for development funds depending on
curricula needs and available funds. Contract agreements between departments and faculty
supersede this policy.

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Faculty who teach E-courses as an overload (an overload course is one taught in addition to a faculty
member’s regular teaching load) are compensated on a per student basis in two payments. The
amount per student who completes the course is a published fixed rate established through a
recommendation from University Information Technology Committee to the Provost. The Faculty
Senate shall review the rate recommendation. Any changes proposed by the Senate are subject to
approval by the Provost. The first payment is based on enrollment at the close of schedule
adjustment. The second payment is based on the number of students who receive a grade for the
course. If students are carried over from one instructor (see Expiration of E-course Agreements) to
another, the instructor picking up the carry over students will be appropriately compensated. When
faculty teach E-courses in load, the faculty member’s department will be compensated on a per
student basis as described above.

Faculty Incentives
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Consistent with state law, the institution will establish faculty incentives and rewards to encourage
instructional development and participation in distance education. This includes (but is not limited to)
the acknowledgement of e-course development as a category in the Instruction/Advising area of
faculty annual performance.

Faculty Load Time
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E-courses may be offered either as part of regular load, overload or by part-time faculty. Extra
compensation will not be paid for e-courses taught within load.

Faculty Technical Support
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The Center for Instructional Technology will provide support and training to faculty developing online
courses. This support includes formal workshops and one on one support.

Financial Aid
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Students registering for online courses are eligible to apply for financial aid in the same way as all
other students. They can obtain information online or via telephone.

Hiring Policies
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Possession of skills in the delivery of course content using distance technologies will be considered a
criterion in the hiring of faculty for online courses.

Intellectual Property/Ownership of Course Content
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Definitions
Ownership and Qualifying Conditions
Ownership/Disclosure
Dispute Resolution of Ownership Rights
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Allocation of Intellectual Property Revenues

       Definitions

            1. Intellectual Property includes inventions, discoveries, processes,
               unique materials, copyrightable works, original data, electronic media,
               and other creative or artistic works which have value. It is protectable
               by statute or legislation, such as patents, copyrights, and trademarks.
               It also includes the physical embodiments of intellectual effort such as
               software.

            2. Traditional Academic Copyrightable Works are a subset of
               copyrightable works created for traditional academic purposes.
               Examples include class notes, books, theses and dissertations,
               educational software, articles, non-fiction, fiction, poems, musical
               works, dramatic works, pictorial, graphic and sculptural works, or other
               creative works.

            3. Developers are those who contribute to the creation of the intellectual
               property.

            4. Creators are individuals or a group of individuals who make, conceive,
               reduce to practice, author, or otherwise make a substantive intellectual
               contribution to the creation of intellectual property.

            5. University Resources Usually and Customarily Provided include such
               support as office space, library facilities, ordinary access to computers
               and networks, or salary. In general, it does not include use of students
               or employees as support staff to develop the work, or substantial use
               of specialized or unique facilities and equipment, or other special
               resources provided by the University unless approved as an exception.
               Individual exceptions may be approved on a case by case basis.

Today the growing use of the Internet as a means of course delivery to a wider body of students has
led to a review of traditional intellectual property/course content ownership practices and to a call for
a redefinition, in certain cases, of the relationship between a course developer and the institution.
This redefinition is driven to some extent by the commercial potential of new course technologies.
Faculty currently enjoy royalties on their traditional scholarly copyrightable works such as texts,
books, articles, creative works, instructor’s manuals, study guides, etc. This scholarly and creative
work exception should not change. The University does not claim ownership of books, articles,
dissertations, papers, study guides, syllabi, lecture materials, tests or similar items, novels, poems,
musical compositions, or other creative works. The university recognizes that faculty should benefit
from the results of their work. With this thought in mind, and in keeping with its mission, the university
seeks to support faculty efforts to develop new teaching technologies and methods of course delivery.
The university will make every effort to ensure faculty retain intellectual property rights, credits, and
associated benefits and to support faculty interests in the distribution of digital materials for the
enrichment of the faculty, the institution, and the students.

       Ownership and Qualifying Conditions

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      While the faculty member owns the course materials he or she has created,
      there are specific qualifying conditions noted below. (If the content is created
      by a research center or other recognized entity of the University, the entity
      may adopt a stated and consistently applied policy of vesting all rights to the
      software in the entity, preempting the more general rights of the
      University.) The University maintains the right to make backup copies of
      electronic instructional content in order to protect against accidental or other
      deletion / corruption. All E-Course and T-Course content shall reside on
      Marshall University servers within the Marshall course content management
      system except in instances where content is leased or use by the university is
      otherwise authorized from an outside vendor. (Physical presence of
      instructional content on university servers does not automatically assign
      ownership to the university.) The University shall have the absolute,
      unrestricted right (except as otherwise limited in this document), to use
      without charge, for any purpose, any electronic instructional content created
      by or through the efforts of its professional staff (non-faculty employees) All
      work created by university staff is a work for hire and belongs to the university
      except when the university waives claims to the material.

          1. Exclusive ownership by the creator: Electronic courses or electronic
             media are considered to be the exclusive property of the creator if the
             university’s contribution to the development of the media has not
             exceeded those resources usually and customarily provided (see
             definition above). In all cases, the university retains exclusive right to
             course number and description as listed in university catalogs. All
             contributing developers of the electronic media work including junior
             faculty or students shall have a limited claim to joint ownership of the
             work unless agreed upon beforehand in writing. The creator retains
             copyright and rights to distribute the work and is not obligated to share
             any part of the revenue from the sale or licensing of the content with
             the University or, except as provided otherwise in this policy or state or
             federal law, with any office or organization within the University. The
             creator has sole responsibility for the registration of copyrightable
             material for which the University has no proprietary interest.

          2. Proprietary interest of the University: Electronic courses or electronic
             media created for academic use are considered to be a proprietary
             interest of Marshall University if the creator made significant use of
             university resources. In these cases, the creator must share (see
             Executive PB #9), with the university any royalties or other benefits
             from commercialization of the work. Significant use of university
             resources includes a development stipend, release time, specialized
             technical support, specialized hardware/software (purchased by
             university for specific project), copyright clearances, student employee
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               creator of the electronic media shall retain the rights to intellectual
               property (copyright) contained there-in but distribution or
               commercialization of the work requires consent of the creator and the
               university. As the intellectual property owner the creator of an
               electronic course has the exclusive right of revision and/or creation of
               derivative works. Revisions of course content would be required solely
               at the discretion of the academic unit that offers the course or in
               response to changes in the technology used to offer the course. The
               University has responsibility for the registration of copyrightable works
               for which it has a proprietary interest.

          3. Exclusive ownership by the University: Electronic courses or electronic
             media developed by faculty as a “work for hire” and commissioned by
             the university and specified as such in a written contract or developed
             by a non-faculty employee within the scope of his or her employment
             and/or specially ordered or commissioned for use by the university
             shall be owned solely by the university both in copyright and
             distribution. The University has responsibility for the registration of
             copyrightable works for which it has exclusive ownership.

     Ownership Disclosure

      Marshall University desires to assure that all ideas, discoveries, and
      electronic media are properly disclosed and utilized for the greatest possible
      public benefit. All members of the Marshall community with intent to market or
      distribute E or T courses in part or in whole for commercial or non-commercial
      reasons shall disclose the nature and detail of their electronic media to the
      Vice President for Research, or his/her designee at the earliest possible date.

      Within 120 days after such disclosure, the Vice President for Research or
      his/her designee shall notify the creator in writing whether it is the university’s
      intention to retain its interest and to acquire assignment of all ownership rights
      of the electronic media. If such notification cannot be made during that time
      period, the creator shall be notified as to the reason for the delay and the
      additional time necessary to make such determination.

      If the university decides not to request assignment or ownership rights, and
      there are no restrictions by the sponsor of the electronic media, the university
      will release its proprietary interest to the creator.

     Dispute Resolution of Ownership Rights

      In cases where there is a disagreement between the creator and the
      university as to ownership rights or the retention of such rights by the
      university, the appropriate University committee dealing with copyright issues
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      take.

      The creator of any electronic instructional content may petition the University
      to waive its non-exclusive marketing rights. The determining official for this
      action is the President of the university. Such a petition should include a
      description of the content sufficient to enable the president to make a
      tentative judgment as to whether commercial potential exists.
     Development, Promotion and Licensing of Electronic Media

      Upon assignment of ownership and with consent of the intellectual property
      owner, the Vice President for Research or his or her designee shall act to
      bring to the public all electronic media in which the university has distribution
      rights. In doing this he or she shall use whatever means appropriate for
      development, promotion and licensing of each creation, consistent with the
      expressed goals of the Intellectual Property Policy.

      In promoting the distribution of electronic media, the university is free to enter
      into agreements with any outside agent, which it deems will successfully aid
      the university in promoting the product. If a particular media creation is to
      become subject to such an agreement, this shall be made known to the
      creator, who will also be consulted about any rules governing the relationship
      among the outside agent, the university and the creator due to such
      agreement. The creator or his/her representative shall be a member of the
      committee selecting the licensing agent and shall participate in the
      development of the licensing agreement if the creator so chooses.

      The university is free to enter into any licensing agreements that it deems
      beneficial to the university, the creator and the public in general, provided
      such agreements are not prohibited by a sponsoring agency's rules or
      regulations. Any terms governing the relationship among the licensee, the
      university or the creator due to such licensing agreements shall be disclosed
      to the creator, the dean of the division/school, the Provost, the Vice President
      for Business and Finance and the President

     Allocation of Intellectual Property Revenues

      All income received by the University for the commercialization of university-
      owned intellectual property will be appropriately used for the research and
      educational functions of the university. In the absence of any contract to the
      contrary and where the creator made substantial use of University resources
      as defined by this policy, and where the intellectual property does not fall
      under the “scholarly and creative work exception,” net annual income from
      copyright will be shared as follows:

      Net proceeds of each individual media project shall be distributed in
      accordance with the formula established in the university policy guiding patent


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        development. Net proceeds shall be calculated on gross royalties minus
        documented administrative, licensing, legal and other related expenses. This
        royalty revenue sharing is not to be construed as wages or salary
        compensation to the employee from the university, but rather as separate
        income derived from commercialization of intellectual property. In addition, an
        employee’s rights which have accrued to this royalty revenue sharing shall
        continue beyond such individual’s employment with the university. Upon
        decease of the creator, the creator’s share of future income resulting from
        his/her work shall be paid to the creator’s estate or designated beneficiaries.
        Contract agreements shall supersede this policy.

        If the electronic media creation is the result of sponsored research, and the
        sponsoring agency regulates the distribution of royalty income, such
        regulations shall apply rather than those in the above paragraph. Also, if such
        regulations apply because of development, promotion or licensing
        agreements with an outside agent, they shall take precedence over those
        cited here.

Library
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Online course students have access to all library resources, including online databases. Access to
these databases from off campus requires an MU login. Books and articles not available online can
be requested through Information Delivery Services.

Prerequisites
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All students (transient students excepted), must meet all course prerequisites before they can register
for an online course. For e-courses, all prerequisites must be available in e-course format either
through Marshall University or through the Southern Regional Electronic Campus.

Proctoring
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Students in e-courses may be required by the instructor to designate an approved proctor who will
administer their examinations. The student will also be responsible for paying any fees required by
the proctor. Unless the instructor specifies otherwise in the syllabus, the following steps are required
once a proctor has been selected:

* Before the first exam for which a proctor is required, the student is responsible for ensuring that the
proctor states in writing to the instructor that he or she is NOT related to the student whose exams he
or she will proctor.

* Proctors will send the completed exam directly to the instructor along with a signed statement noted
below. Individual instructors and proctors will determine the method of delivery of the exams (web-
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    1. The student taking the exam presented them with a photo ID at the time of
       the exam;

    2. the student finished the exam in the amount of time specified by the
       instructor;

    3. the proctor was physically present during the entire time the student had the
       exam in his or her possession;

    4. to the best of the proctor's knowledge the student finished the exam and
       followed all exam regulations as specified by the instructor.

Registration
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During the official registration periods each term, students eligible to register can register for online
courses using the online MILO Web system, telephone registration, in person at the Office of the
Registrar, or by mail.

Repeats
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Students may use online courses to meet "D" and "F" repeat requirements even if the course was
originally delivered using traditional methods.

Review and Update of E-Course Content
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The instructor of an online course is responsible for reviewing and updating the course content
according to policies established by the instructor’s department/division.

All e-courses will undergo a review by the FDCOMI every two years or upon request by the Office of
Academic Affairs or Computing Services. The purpose of the review is to ensure that the courses
meet the needs of changing technology and comply with all FDCOMI requirements posted on the
MUOnline website. The committee review will deal with the technical presentation of course content
and clarity of course instructions.

Student Load Time
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Hours of enrollment are reflected in the actual term in which a student is registered. For all verification
purposes, hours of enrollment are counted only in the term in which a student is registered. University
policies regarding overloads for students wishing to take over 12 hours graduate or 18 hours
undergraduate apply to students registering for online courses.

Syllabi and Course Documentation
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Syllabi are required for online courses and must meet the content requirements which apply to syllabi
for all on campus courses. In addition, syllabi for online courses must specify minimum hardware and
software requirements, minimum computer skills requirements, and a course start and completion


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date. Course syllabi must be made available for posting to the web as soon as possible before the
course begins.

Tuition and Fees
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Students who register for electronic courses will pay tuition and or fees as established by the
institution. Students registering for electronic courses only will be exempt from the Student Activities
fee. E-Course students who wish to pay the Student Activities Fee and receive the appropriate
benefits have the option of doing so. Special fees imposed by divisions/departments may apply to
students registering for online courses.

Withdrawal Timetable
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The withdrawal period for online courses parallels that of regular courses. Students can withdraw
from an individual online course through 2/3 of the official course length. After that time only a
complete withdrawal from the university is allowed. The refund policy for online courses also parallels
that of regular courses.




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