From surpassing a milestone enrollment of over 4,000 students to offering two new master degree programs, Academic-All American student-athletes and conference championships, and ranking as one of the nation’s most connected universities, Indiana University East has had a memorable 2012. Here’s a look back at some of the top stories for IU East.
Indiana University East’s School of Education will offer a credit-based credential in Online Instruction and Assessment (SCOIA) beginning this spring. The specialized credential has been developed for K-12 grade teachers, post-secondary teachers, private and governmental organizational operations, non-profit organizations, and training for businesses. This credit-based credential complements IU East’s non-credit-based certificate in online teaching that is designed for college and university instructors.
Indiana University East welcomes new professional staff to campus this fall. The continuous increase in enrollment for IU East requires additional staff members in order to further enhance the campus’ mission as a comprehensive bachelor’s and master’s degree institution. This fall, IU East reached a historic enrollment of 4,186 students.
Trudi Weyermann, dean of Distance Education and associate vice chancellor for Teaching and Learning, said the certificate is the next logical step for IU East because the university currently offers nine online degree completion programs with over 400 online courses, about 150 taught every semester.
Indiana University East hosted its Annual High School Speech Tournament on December 1. Warren Central High School was the team sweepstakes champion, the second year in a row for the team to win the overall competition at IU East. Warren Central was followed by Cathedral in second; Noblesville in third; Southport in fourth; and Connersville in fifth. There were 249 students from 14 Indiana regional high schools that competed in 14 speech events and one Congress debate event.
A recent report released by U.S. News & World Report ranks Indiana University East as the 56th most connected four-year campus in the United States, the highest among all Indiana institutions based on internet speed, internet access, applications, and resources. The U.S. News Most Connected Colleges report measures schools’ effectiveness in providing online services, including online courses, student technology and social networking.