UAF eCampus Reports | 2014-2015 Annual Report
The University of Alaska Fairbanks eCampus annual report is produced each year to chronicle UAF eCampus activities.
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2014-2015 Annual Report

4843

STUDENTS

Up 7% from FY14

285

COURSES OFFERED

There were a total of 586 sections.

31395

CREDIT HOURS

Up 13% from FY14

STUDENT SUPPORT

61%2009-10
66%2010-11
68%2011-12
72%2012-13
73%2013-14
74%2014-15

STUDENT SUCCESS RATE

Absolute success requires a grade of C- or higher. Increased emphasis on student support has led to significant improvements in the success rate of eLearners, which is now comparable to UAF courses in general. Hands-on initiatives, such as contacting students who have stalled in their course, an online Success Lab and tech support are just some of our efforts to help each student reach their educational goals.

2562

STUDENTS ADVISED

7886

UAF TESTS PROCTORED

STUDENT-STAFF ART SHOW

Monsters & Legends

Students and staff teamed up for a one-of-a-kind art show in October in UAF’s brand new coffee shop, Arctic Java. “Monsters & Legends’ featured student-artists from around the state and numerous staff members. In addition to traditional art forms like photography and painting, there were participatory exhibits including the giving art station, a unique take on living art where patrons were encouraged to knit and crochet winter wear for a local youth shelter.

DEPARTMENT SUPPORT

60

ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS WORKING WITH eLEARNING

We  also partner with all of UAF’s  support units.

54

NEW COURSES ADDED

More than 50 more new courses have
been developed for fall 2015.

18

FULLY ONLINE PROGRAMS

Offerings range from occupational
endorsements to graduate degrees.

School of Management adds Business Administration

UAF’s School of Management launched both  a Bachelor of Business Administration (with a major in business administration) and a Master of Business Administration this year, allowing more students to complete their degree in a timely fashion. Online classes offer SOM students flexibility, additional course options, and access to a wider range of adjunct professors. “Most students are balancing busy lives with family, work, and social commitments in addition to their education. Part of the UAF student population is military or rural based,” says Kevin Berry, School of Management associate dean. “UAF eCampus offers excellent student support and helps SOM reach its academic goal of providing a high-quality education to prepare students for professional success.’

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT

644

HOURS OF CONSULTATION

23,929

UNIQUE VISITORS TO iTeachU

FACULTY RESOURCE GUIDE

Faculty are one of UAF’s most valuable resources and this guide, updated annually, aims to provide them with the resources they need to teach an outstanding course. Click here for access to the guide.

iTeach FACULTY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
4

WORKSHOPS

In addition to the three regularly scheduled workshops, a special iTeach was developed for the Psychology department as faculty prepare to develop a fully online program.

55

PARTICIPANTS

Nearly 90 staff and faculty applied for the three
traditional iTeach workshops hosted in 2014-15.

9

SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

Attendees represented all schools and colleges, including the Community and Technical College and the College of
Rural and Community Development.

“[iTeach is] truly an empowering course. This will keep UAF on the cutting-edge of education.” –March ’15 attendee

 
Training & Tips
49

TEACHING TIPS

Every week more than 500 staff and faculty get a quick tip to make their lives easier.

THIRD THURSDAYS

A collaboration with OIT

Every third Thursday faculty join eCampus and OIT experts for hands-on activities exploring best practices in technology and education. These hour-long lunch sessions present new ideas for the classroom whether faculty are teaching face-to-face, fully online or some combination of both. The in-person sessions are capped at 15 faculty (RSVPing is encouraged) but all sessions are also broadcast live. Click to see the 2015-16 schedule.

CITE Fellows THE CHANCELLORS INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGY AND ELEARNING PROGRAM
WELCOME WEE AND MILO

Joanne Healy, assistant professor of special education, began working with Wee and Milo, humanoid robots, to facilitate educational research for those who work closely with students experiencing challenges such as autism. “This cutting-edge technology informs my students about possibilities in the classroom, with research, and in the community,” Healy says.

COLLABORATIVE CHEMISTRY

Sarah Hayes, assistant professor of chemistry, is increasing science literacy through an innovative new course: Introduction to Environmental Chemistry of the Arctic. “We are building collaborative student research teams with on-campus and distance students to generate new surface water quality data across Alaska that will be visualized on maps,” she says.

17

DISTINGUISHED FACULTY

Nine new CITE Fellows were inducted into the program, each working closely with an instructional designer and faculty from the previous cohort.

This year’s innovators represent these departments:
Business Administration / Chemistry & Biochemistry
English / Homeland Security & Emergency Management
Linguistics / Secondary Education / Special Education

WE MOVED!

eCampus

In the summer of 2015 eCampus, including the Exam Center, moved to 131 Bunnell Building on campus.
UAF Chancellor Brian Rogers, Provost Susan Henrichs and Kari Burrell joined staff for a ribbon cutting ceremony.