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COLRS & OPEL Strategic Compass 2019

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World-Class Teaching

GOAL 1 - Faculty trained in teaching & assessment

TACTICS

  1. New faculty professional development (Teaching & Learning Academy) - work with Provost's Office to provide in person training to new faculty in August (Executive Director)
  2. Ongoing faculty workshops and trainings - work with the Faculty Development Resource Office to provide workshops to encourage high quality teaching for faculty through the year (COLRS Team, FDRO Team)
  3. Building Digital Community self-paced class for faculty and staff - continue to revise, facilitate, and evaluate the course throughout the year (COLRS Team)
  4. Illinois Online Network - internally market ION courses to UIS faculty and staff (Director of ION)
  5. Support COLRS Faculty Fellows, OER Fellows program, and Teaching & Learning Fellows to coordinate developing strong faculty skills in teaching and research skills (Executive Director & Associate Director, COLRS Team, FDRO Team)

TIMELINE

Ongoing and expanding incrementally with potential implementation of Online, Professional and Continuing Education unit

RESOURCE ALLOCATION

Online course assessment revenue and university sponsored teaching events

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (BASELINE)

  • Number of faculty members served (Annual Impact Report AY2017-18 - 75% of all full-time and part-time faculty) (tactics 1,2,3,4,5)
  • Number of faculty completing the Building Digitial Community course (Blackboard Data - AY2018-19 had 90 completers) (tactic 3)
  • PSOL Q20 "The quality of online instruction is excellent" Satisfaction (2017 - 5.55 on 7.00 scale) (indirect measure of tactics 1-5)

GOAL 2 - Faculty trained & supported in digital accessibility (Digital Materials required to be compliant for screen readers and assistive technologies to meet 504 and 508 Federal Laws)

TACTICS

  1. Review existing online classes as they come up for revisions (Campus Accessibility Specialist)
  2. Provide support for faculty using digital materials (online and on-campus) (Campus Accessibility Specialist & COLRS Team)
  3. Provide digital accessibility workshops and training (Campus Accessibility Specialist & COLRS Team)

TIMELINE

Ongoing and expanding as changing needs are assessed.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION

Online course assessment (fees) revenue

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (BASELINE)

  • Number of files remediated (AY2017-18 1175 files) (tactic 1)
  • Number of classes remediated (AY2017-18 - 42 classes) (tactic 1)
  • Number of faculty completing the Building Digital Community course's Accessibility Module (Blackboard Data - AY2017-18 had approximately 8 completers) (tactics 2 & 3)
  • Number of accessibility workshops and trainings offered on-campus and through ION (tactic 3)

GOAL 3 - Identify learning needs / niches worldwide & respond

TACTICS

  1. Provide strong instructional design in multiple modalities of learning
  2. Promote the use of the UIS adapted QM rubric and the ION QOCI rubric with UIS faculty (COLRS Team)
  3. Provide peer assessments of online course design using established rubrics (COLRS Team)
  4. Support faculty through course improvement processes using course quality assessment rubrics (COLRS Team)

TIMELINE

Ongoing and expanding

RESOURCE ALLOCATION

Online course assessment revenue

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (BASELINE)

  • Instances of peer course review/ consultation using a course quality assurance rubric (AY2017-18: five reviews) (tactics 2-3)
  • Transition from the use of Quality Matters as the preferred course quality rubric to the ION QOCI rubric (tactic 1)
  • Track faculty using instructional design processes and work with departments to assist with building appropriate course design in all modalities (tactics 1-4)

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PERSONAL ATTENTION

GOAL 1 - Raising awareness of tech tools and techniques for digital engagement and Learning

TACTICS

  1. COLRS and FDRO staff to participate in professional development in emerging technologies to enhance engagement and learning (COLRS Team, FDRO Team, ITS)
  2. COLRS and FDRO staff to collaborate faculty development in new and emerging technologies for teaching and learning (COLRS Team, FDRO Team, ITS)
  3. Assess online classes for best technologies, modalities, and techniques as they are updated (COLRS Team)
  4. Improve instructional design of courses through consultation with faculty (COLRS Team)

TIMELINE

Ongoing and expanding as changing technologies emerge and needs are revealed

RESOURCE ALLOCATION

Online course assessment revenue

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (BASELINE)

  • Number of classes, trainings, and workshops attended by faculty (tactic 1)
  • Number of internal workshops for assessments of use of technologies and techniques presented by COLRS and FDRO staff (2018 - 15 presentations) (tactic 2)
  • PSOL Campus Q33 "My instructors effectively use technology in their courses" Satisfaction (2017 - 5.62 on a 7.00 scale) (indirect measure of tactics 2-3)

GOAL 2 - teaching strategies

TACTICS

  • Professional development for staff in emerging best teaching strategies and high-impact classroom strategies (COLRS Team, FDRO Team)
  • Internally promote ION classes to UIS faculty (Director of ION, eLearning Specialists)
  • Provide customized professional development for departments and colleges (COLRS Team, FDRO Team)
  • Provide strong instructional design support to faculty (COLRS Team)
  • New faculty professional development and instructional design support (Executive Director, COLRS Team, FDRO Team)
  • Building Digital Community self-paced class (Assistant Director & COLRS Team)
  • Update COLRS Blog regularly with latest teaching techniques and resources (COLRS Team, FDRO Team)

TIMELINE

Ongoing and expanding

RESOURCE ALLOCATION

Online course assessment revenue

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (BASELINE)

  • Number of faculty members served (Annual Impact Report AY2017-18 - 75% of all full-time and part-time faculty) (tactics 1-5)
  • Number of faculty development workshops offered at UIS (AY17-18 - 16 workshops) (tactics 2,3,4)
  • PSOL Q4 "Faculty provide timely feedback about student progress" Satisfaction (2017 - 5.63 on a 7.00 scale) (indirect measure of tactics 1-6)
  • PSOL Q13 "The frequency of student and instructor interactions is adequate" Satisfaction (2017 - 5.70 on a 7.00 scale) (indirect measure of tactics 1-6)
  • PSOL Q25 "Faculty are responsive to student needs" Satisfaction (2017 - 5.91 on a 7.00 scale) (indirect measure of tactics 1-6)
  • Data analytics from COLRS blog (AY17-18 17,902 blog hits) (tactic 7)

GOAL 3 - LMS faculty development and student engagement

TACTICS

  1. Collaborate workshops and individualized faculty support for designing and implementing online classes (COLRS Team, FDRO Team, ITS)
  2. Create a comprehensive self-service resource online - searchable by LMS topic (COLRS Team, ITS)

TIMELINE

Ongoing and expanding

RESOURCE ALLOCATION

Online course assessment revenue

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (BASELINE)

  • Data analytics from COLRS blog (AY17-18 17,902 blog hits) (tactic 2)
  • Number of faculty members served (Annual Impact Report AY2017-18 - 75% of all full-time and part-time faculty) (tactic 1)
  • Number of faculty development workshops offered at UIS (AY17-18 - 16 workshops) (tactic 1)

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EXPERIENCE ENGAGED

GOAL 1 - Professional Development in digital pedagogies

TACTICS

  1. ION courses provided for UIS faculty (Director of ION)
  2. Building Digital Community class (COLRS Team)
  3. Workshops to support high engagement offered through FDRO Office (COLRS Team, FDRO Team)
  4. Departmental and customized professional development to enhance learning engagement (COLRS Team, FDRO Team)
  5. Strong instructional design in digital pedagogies (COLRS Team)

TIMELINE

Ongoing and expanding

RESOURCE ALLOCATION

Online Course Assessment revenue

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (BASELINE)

  • Number of faculty members served (Annual Impact Report AY2017-18 - 75% of all full-time and part-time faculty) (tactics 2, 3, 4, 5)
  • Number of faculty development workshops offered at UIS (AY17-18 - 16 workshops) (tactics 4, 5)

GOAL 2 - Faculty Professional Development in andragogy and heutagogy

TACTICS

  1. COLRS staff professional development in emerging practices (COLRS Team)
  2. ION courses (Director of ION)
  3. Building Digital Community class (COLRS Team)
  4. COLRS staff offering workshops through FDRO Office (COLRS Team, FDRO Team)
  5. Departmental and customized trainings on teaching adult students (COLRS Team, FDRO Team)
  6. Instructional Design related to andragogical and heutagogical practices (COLRS Team, FDRO Team)

TIMELINE

Ongoing and expanding

RESOURCE ALLOCATION

Online Course Assessment revenue

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (BASELINE)

  • Seat count for UIS faculty and staff in ION courses (2018 - Need ##) (tactic 2)
  • Number of faculty and staff (external and internal) reached by ION courses. (2018 - 605 students completed courses) (tactics 3, 4)
  • Number of faculty members served (Annual Impact Report AY2017-18 - 75% of all full-time and part-time faculty) (tactics 2, 3, 4, 5)
  • Number of faculty development workshops offered at UIS (AY17-18 - 16 workshops) (tactics 4, 5)

GOAL 3 - PROFESSIONAL Development for faculty in online mentoring best practices

TACTICS

  1. Support faculty in the creation of online student mentoring programs (COLRS Team)
  2. Workshops provided for mentoring best practices to engage students (COLRS Team, FDRO Team)
  3. Create a Building Digital Community module for online student mentoring (COLRS Team)

TIMELINE

New initiative to begin in AY 19 and expand

RESOURCE ALLOCATION

Online Course Assessment revenue

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (BASELINE)

  • Number of faculty members served (Annual Impact Report AY2017-18 - 75% of all full-time and part-time faculty) (tactics 1, 2)
  • Number of faculty development workshops (tactics 2)
  • Number of faculty completing BDC (tactics 3)

GOAL 4 - Build non-credit programs For a wide variety of professions

TACTICS

  1. Create administrative structure (Continuing, Online and Professional Education unit) through which to offer non-credit alternatives (Executive Director, multiple internal and external teams, multiple faculty and staff advisory partners, Director of Economic Development, Director Peoria Center)
  2. Begin discussions with employers (Executive Director, multiple internal and external teams, multiple faculty and staff advisory partners, Director of Economic Development, Director Peoria Center)
  3. Begin market research (CAPEd Team)

TIMELINE

New initiative to begin in AY 19 and expand

RESOURCE ALLOCATION

  1. Start-up funding
  2. Course revenue share

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (BASELINE)

  • Approval of unit of continuing professional education proposal (tactic 1)
  • Hiring newly funded unit staff (tactic 1)
  • Launching newly funded programs (tactic 1)
  • Work with faculty and deans to develop viable Continuing and Professional Education programs (tactic 3)
  • Develop external and internal teams to address Continuing and Professional Development needs in area (tactics 2 & 3)
  • Offer digital badges and micro credentials as appropriate (tactic 1)

GOAL 5 - BUILD Office OF Engaged Learning

TACTICS

  1. Create administrative structure (Office of Engaged Learning) to house FDRO and other engaged learning high-impact practices
  2. Begin internal marketing
  3. Develop appropriate advisory structure with faculty and staff partners

Timeline

New initiative to begin in AY 19 and expand

RESOURCE ALLOCATION

  1. Start-up funding
  2. On-going budget

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (BASELINE)

  • Work with HIPsters to develop inventory of engaged learning practices in use (tactics 2 & 3)
  • Consult literature regarding best practices and assess current inventory (tactics 2 & 3)
  • Develop a gap analysis and work with faculty to utilize faculty who are strong users of engaged learning to lead workshops for faculty across campus (tactics 2 & 3)

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LIBERAL-ARTS SKILLED

GOAL 1 - Support the development of online content

TACTICS

  1. Identify and support faculty in the development of high-quality instructional content using varied modalities. (COLRS Team, FDRO Team, ITS)
  2. Identify and support business and industry through continuing and professional education (CAPE Team)

TIMELINE

Initiate in AY 20; first modules in Spring '20; assessment and adjustments in summer; expansion in fall '20

RESOURCE ALLOCATION

Online course assessment revenues; CAPE start up and revenues

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (BASELINE)

  • QOCI rubric (tactic 1)
  • Values rubric from AACU (tactic 1)
  • Instructional Design assessments (tactic 1)

GOAL 2 - Experiential learning opportunities

TACTICS

  1. Provide workshops on methods and best practices to expand online/distance-supported experiential learning opportunities (COLRS Team)
  2. Provide continuing education for the development of practical hands on skills needed within the workforce. (CAPE Team, COLRS Team)
  3. Expand portfolio options across campus to document experiential learning (CAPE Team, COLRS Team)

TIMELINE

Initiate in AY 20; first modules in Spring '20; assessment and adjustments in summer; expansion in fall '20

RESOURCE ALLOCATION

Online course assessment revenues and self-supporting

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (BASELINE)

  • Number of workshops provided to UIS faculty and staff. (tactic 1)
  • Follow-up survey for workshop participants. Why or why didn't they implement something. (tactic 1)
  • Number of continuing education offerings (tactic 2)
  • Number of continuing education attendees (tactic 2)
  • Usage of portfolio for learning documentation (tactic 3)

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