Burns Telecommunications Center  

 

128 EPS Building

P.O. Box 173860

Montana State University

Bozeman, Montana 59717-3860

Telephone:†† (406) 994-6550

FAX:†††††††††††† (406) 994-7856

Email:†††††††††† btc@montana.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 19, 2001

 

 

To:††††††††††††††††† Dr. Joyce Scott

 

From: ††††††††††† Pamela Hill

††††††††††††††††††††††† Kim Obbink

 

Re:†††††††††††††††† Distance Learning Development Funds 

 

 

In June 2000, OCHE provided $100,000 to MSU to support the development of online programs.†† The OCHE funds were spent to support the purchase, training, faculty development and technical support for a common courseware tool that is now available to all MSU campuses.We feel the implementation and support of this tool will facilitate the development of online courses and programs beyond the initial seed funds.To date, the BTC has conducted 20 faculty development sessions in Bozeman and one in Gt. Falls.There are currently 113 WebCT courses under development and 134 faculty from 7 Bozeman colleges, Extension Service, General Studies, and College of Technology-Gt. Falls have participated in the training sessions.† 

 

Program development funds (identified in the itemized budget) were prioritized for the development of online programs, as opposed to individual courses, and to support efforts at all MSU campuses.This has been a successful effort and we feel that the OCHE funds have provided an excellent opportunity to advance the existence of quality online programs available through the MUS system.

 

The funds will be expended by June 30, 2001 as follows:

 

ITC Subcontract:

††††††††††† Hardware†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $10,006

††††††††††† Tech support & help desk††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $11,096

Other Tech Support Costs:

††††††††††† Depreciation††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $4,000

††††††††††† WebCT License††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $2,000

††††††††††† BTC Faculty Development†††††††††††††††††††††††††† $25,000

Travel

††††††††††† Faculty development†††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† $6,000

Course Development

††††††††††† College of Nursing (Bzn, Gt. Falls, Billings)

††††††††††† (migration from video to online)†††††††††††††††††† $7,500

††††††††††† MS in Counseling (Bozeman)

††††††††††† (migration from traditional to online)†††††††††† $7,500

††††††††††† POLS 551 (Bozeman/MPA program)††††††† $5,000

††††††††††† Medical Transcription Program

††††††††††† (Gt. Falls)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $5,200

††††††††††† Health Information Coding

††††††††††† Specialist Program (Gt. Falls)†††††††††††††††††††† $4,000

††††††††††† 2 yrs Chemistry Online (Northern)†††††††††††††† $5,000

 

MSU Recharges @ 4%††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $4,000

 

Contingency†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $3,698

 

Total†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $100,000

 

We appreciate the support of the Commissionerís office for this opportunity to enhance online program development.Please contact us if you need additional information.

 

Cc:††††† Dr. David Dooley, Provost