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Title: The University of Illinois Global Campus Partnership

The University of IllinoisGlobal Campus
  • Overview
  • Office of the President 7 March 2007

U. of I. Strategic Planning
  • Develop UIUC into the nations preeminent public
    research university.
  • Develop UIC into the nations premier urban
    public research university.
  • Position the U of I Medical Center and health
    sciences colleges for the next quarter century.
  • Develop UIS into one of the nations top five
    small, public, liberal arts universities.

U. of I. Strategic Planning
  • Successfully launch the Global Campus to offer a
    high quality, highly affordable and accessible U.
    of I. education to tens of thousands of
    Illinoisans and others unable to spend an
    extended period of time on one of our campuses.

Higher Education Issues
  • Quality and Accountability
  • Access and Diversity
  • Affordability
  • Innovation
  • Competitiveness
  • Globalization

  • College tuition has increased 40 nationally
    since 2001 the average college student
    graduates with 17,500 debt
  • Spellings Commission (2006) there is ample
    evidence that qualified young people from
    families of modest means are far less likely to
    go to college than their affluent peers with
    similar qualifications.
  • 85 of U.S. citizens graduate from high school,
    fewer than 30 graduate from college (in
    Illinois, African-Americans 77 15, Latinos 76
  • Minority enrollments at residential campuses are
    unacceptably low - In Illinois, 35 of
    African-Americans and 43 of Latinos who begin
    college finish in 6 years

U.S. Online Education Market
  • Is now a major industry, growing 30/year
  • 3 million students and 5 billion in 2005
  • Typical student is working adult 20-55 years of
    age, balancing demands of career, family and
  • Dominant institutions are
  • University of Phoenix (130,000 students, 56
  • Walden University (23,000 students, 34 programs)
  • University of Maryland University College (48,000
    students, 40 programs)
  • UMassOnline (21,000 students, 40 programs)
  • U of I Online (founded in 1997) is small but
    respected (6,900 students)

Why Establish Global Campus? Mission, Mastery and
  • To further Universitys mission by greatly
    expanding educational opportunities for
    non-traditional learners, UI residential students
    and UI alumni
  • To help University become national leader in
    educational innovation, quality, service and
  • To generate new revenues for the benefit of
    University academic activities

Global Campus will complement existing UI
campuses in a manner entirely consistent with our
land-grant heritage and mission.
Major Goals
  • High quality programs
  • Flexible, convenient access
  • Affordable pricing
  • Financially sustainable
  • Educational innovation

Global Campus will
  • Be student-centered in its mission and goals
  • Offer high-quality, high-demand programs
  • Market them first in Illinois, then beyond
  • Provide excellent teaching
  • Provide exemplary student support services
  • Offer courses in accelerated formats (8 wks)
  • Aspire to admit all qualified students
  • Exploit technology solutions and flexible
    instructor models to scale programs

Academic Programs
  • Global Campus will offer
  • Fully accredited baccalaureate degree completion
    and masters degree programs
  • Online options in high-demand courses for
    residential students
  • Certificate and professional development programs
  • Training programs for corporations public
  • Advanced placement courses for high school
  • Partner with UI colleges and other institutions
    to develop and offer these programs

RecommendedOrganizational Structure
  • University-wide academic unit led by CEO who
    reports to President
  • Campus status for business/budgeting purposes
    provides enhanced accountability and flexibility
    to establish HR/business practices consistent
    with BoT policies and State/Federal law
  • Advisory Board of external business and education
    leaders helps ensure success

Academic Affairs
  • Program oversight by the Partnering Academic
    Units on the campuses
  • The recommended Global Campus teaching model
    involves a Master Teacher supervising other
  • An Academic Council will provide a strong
    consultative role for the campuses and campus

  • Jul 06 - Mar 07 - Pre-launch planning
  • Mar 07 - Dec 07 - IT/business infrastructure
    implemented, initial academic programs developed
  • Fall 07 -Production pilot term offered
  • Jan 08 - Full scale operation program delivery
  • FY 2010 - Achieves financial breakeven

Global Campus will be successful with
  • Sound academic planning
  • Support and cooperation of Universitys faculty
  • Comprehensive business/financial plan
  • United commitment by University leadership
  • Rigorous execution of academic and business plans

  • Prof. Burks Oakley II
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