August 19, 2020

USU Course Formats: Student-Centric, Simplified, Strategic and Statewide

Room: LSB 133


Abstract

This session will introduce a list of revised course formats (and descriptions) proposed for USU. With the upcoming transition from IVC to Zoom and the impact of COVID on teaching and learning, USU is seeking to revise the available course delivery formats. This work has been centered on four key goals (each starting with "S"): (1) Student-Centric - keeping the needs of students in the forefront, (2) Simplify - to reduce the number of options and confusion, (3) Strategic - to ensure that the formats align with our university mission and strategic goals, and (4) Statewide - course formats meet the needs in Logan and each of our state-wide Campuses and Centers. This session will be interactive, as we seek to collect additional input from faculty and staff on the proposed format options and their descriptions. Participants are encouraged to come with questions and reflect upon their past teaching experiences in various course formats.

*Participants will learn about the current and proposed course delivery formats at USU.
*Participants will be asked to reflect and share past teaching experiences in teaching various course formats.
*Participants will be given the opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions helping to shape the proposed course formats at USU today and in the future.


Lisa GabbertRyan Hobbs

Associate Vice President

Ryan has over 20 years of higher education and industry experience as an administrator, designer and educator. Prior to USU, he has worked at Dixie State University and Salt Lake Community College in similar capacities. Ryan has also had the privilege to lead and serve on various state-wide committees, councils, and working groups in the areas of educational technology, adult education, competency-based education, and online learning. He is currently coordinating the following initiatives at USU: review/revision of course delivery formats, transition from IVC to Zoom, and the advancement of data analytics to improve student success. Ryan is currently serving as an Associate Vice President in Academic & Instructional Services, where he supports Classroom Technology, Teaching and Learning Technologies, Media Production, CIDI, and the Center for Student Analytics (Acting Director). Ryan earned his undergraduate (Huntsman, Business Management) and graduate (ITLS) degrees from Utah State University.