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The following institutions have redesigned large-enrollment, introductory courses using technology to achieve cost savings as well as quality enhancements.

Course Redesign Exemplars

NCAT recommends the following projects as models of best practice in course redesign. Each is characterized by having achieved improved student learning and reduced cost; each is committed to the ongoing implementation of the course redesign.

Successful Projects

The following projects have been successful. They have achieved either improved student learning or reduced cost, and, in some cases, both.

Pilot Projects

The following redesign projects were part of NCAT programs that only required them to complete a pilot redesign (a sub-section of the whole course.) Consequently learning and cost data are for the pilot period only and not for the whole course.

* This project description includes links to a full academic plan, a full cost savings plan, a completed Course Planning Tool (CPT), an interim progress report, a final project report and contact information. The final project report describes the impact of the redesign on student learning and student retention; final cost savings achieved; techniques that most contributed to improved learning and reduced costs; and, an assessment of future sustainability.

+ This project description includes an abstract of the full project plan, a final project report and contact information. The final project report describes the impact of the redesign on student learning and student retention; final cost savings achieved; techniques that most contributed to improved learning and reduced costs; and, an assessment of future sustainability.

^ This project description includes an abstract of the full project plan, a summary of the outcomes achieved and contact information.

> This project description includes an abstract of the full project plan, a summary of the outcomes achieved during a pilot implementation and contact information.

Other Projects

The following redesign projects were part of the NCAT programs listed below. These redesigns experienced a variety of implementation problems such as not redesigning the whole course, not sustaining the redesign in all sections of the course or experiencing significant implementation issues or were only partially successful.

Program in Course Redesign (PCR) 1999 – 2004
                                             
Brigham Young University: English Composition
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona: General Psychology          
Iowa State University: Discrete Mathematics                                                             
Northern Arizona University: College Algebra                                                           
Rio Salado College: Introductory Algebra                                                                  
Riverside Community College: Elementary Algebra                                                  
University of Dayton: Introductory Psychology                                                                        
                                                                       
Roadmap to Redesign (R2R) 2003 - 2006

Concordia University: Precalculus Mathematics
East Carolina University: Introductory Psychology
Georgia State University: College Algebra
Mohave Community College: Introductory Psychology
Montclair State University: Elementary Spanish I
Ocean County College: General Psychology
Seton Hall University: Beginning Algebra
Seton Hall University: Introduction to Psychology
Towson University: Spanish Elements I
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith: General Psychology

Colleagues Committed to Redesign (C2R) 2006 - 2010

Boise State University: Introduction to Financial Accounting and Introduction to Managerial Accounting                                                                 
Coppin State University: Technology Fluency           
Cosumnes River College: Elementary Algebra
Indiana University of Pennsylvania: Principles of Biology      
Lorain County Community College: General, Organic and Biochemistry      
Morehead State University: College Algebra                                                             
New York Institute of Technology: Introduction to Psychology
Regis University: Essentials of Writing          
Southeastern Louisiana University: Intermediate Algebra     
The University of North Carolina Charlotte: Elementary Spanish I  
Winston-Salem State University: General Biology 

Changing the Equation (CTE) 2009 – 2012

In-Progress Projects

Cecil College
College of Central Florida
Cumberland County College
Dakota College at Bottineau
Genesee Community College
Hazard Community & Technical College
Henderson Community College
Iowa Western Community College
Miami Dade College
Mid-State Technical College
Washington State Community College
West Kentucky Community & Technical College

Withdrawn Projects

Anne Arundel Community College
Delgado Community College
Mercer County Community College
Mesabi Range Community and Technical College
Northwest State Community College
Wilbur Wright College

State and System Programs 2004 - 2013   

Arizona Board of Regents (2006 – 2009)

Arizona State University: College Algebra     
Arizona State University: Uses of Accounting Information I   
Northern Arizona University: Introductory Biology     

The University of Hawaii System (2004 – 2008)

Windward Community College: Introductory Psychology
The University of Hawaii at Manoa, Kapiolani Community College, Leeward Community College, Maui Community College and Windward Community College: Ethnobotany

Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (2007 – 2010)

Delta State University: College Algebra         
Jackson State University: Intermediate Algebra and College Algebra           
Mississippi University for Women: Intermediate Algebra and College Algebra         
The University of Southern Mississippi: Intermediate Algebra           

Missouri Public Four-Year Universities (2010 - 2013)

Southeast Missouri State University: College Algebra
Southeast Missouri State University: Spanish
Missouri Western State University: Intro to Business
Northwest Missouri State University: Principles of Management
Truman State University: Health and Fitness

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (2005 – 2006)

St. Cloud State University: Introduction to Communication Studies
Southwest Minnesota State University: Biology in the Modern World           
           
Ohio Learning Network  (2004 – 2006)

Bowling Green State University: The Curriculum
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College: Information Technology Concepts
Cleveland State University: Introduction to Urban Affairs
Columbus State Community College: The History of Western Civilization
Lorain County Community College: Macroeconomics and Microeconomics
Miami University: Great Ideas in Western Music
Ohio University: Fundamentals of Human Communication
The University of Toledo: Orientation to Engineering Technology

State University of New York (2007– 2010)

Erie Community College: Preparation for College-Level Writing       
SUNY Canton: Basic Communication            

Tennessee Board of Regents (2006 – 2009)

Columbia State Community College: Basic and Developmental Reading and Basic and Developmental Writing

University System of Maryland (2006 – 2009)
Coppin State University: Beginning Algebra and Intermediate Algebra 
University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore: Context of Health Care Delivery 

 

 

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