The eCampus Request for Proposal had two goals:
- To select and develop new online programs and
- To select and develop strategic, high impact online courses.
Goal: develop online programs leading to a degree, certificate, or minor
In response to the eCampus Request for Proposal, the Boise State eCampus Center received requests from seven programs. Out of these seven programs, four were selected for development.
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program is designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice and is an alternative to the research focused PhD. This program launched in the fall of 2013.
Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) Masters and Graduate Certificates
The Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner program is designed for several audiences including current RN’s who want to become a primary or acute care nurse practitioner, or a nurse practitioner seeking a primary or acute care certificate. This program launched in the spring of 2014.
Victim Services Graduate Certificate
The Victim Services Graduate Certificate is designed to provide a foundation in research and theory in substantive areas of victimization and victim services and focused scholarship on issues of importance to the field. This program is designed for students from a wide range of professions including health care, social work, criminal justice, and business. This program launched in the fall 2014.
Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies (MDS)
Founded in 2008, the Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies (MDS) degree is for adult students who have already completed 58 or more college credits. Housed in the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs, this program’s flexible curriculum allows adult students to maximize credits already earned and shorten the time needed to complete the degree. Since students work with an advisor to develop a program of study, for the purposes of this proposal, the core courses for the MDS program were developed with the first online course offered in summer 2014.
Goal: develop online courses that have the potential to a significant impact on how we teach, delivery curriculum, or reach students
Several high impact courses were identified through the request for proposal and seven were selected for online course development:
- ED-SPED 330 Diagnostic Assessment in Special Education
- ENGR 100 Energy for Society
- ENGR 320 Thermodynamics
- POLS 298 Intro to Political Inquiry
- POLS 398 Adv Political Science Methods
- POLS 440 American Political Thought
- POLS 446 Constitutional Law
These seven online courses resulted in 1,175 new online enrollments from 2013 fall through 2015 spring.