Millersville University, in partnership with West Chester and Shippensburg
Universities, is the recipient of an $800,000, three year Special
Appropriations Grant entitled, "Development of a Virtual University: A
Model for State System Universities." During the Fall semester, the
project plans include offering nine distance education courses, three from
each campus. the proposed Millersville University courses include:
Introduction to Programming I
Dr. Muhammad Chaudhary
Information Literacy: Creating Active Learners
Drs. Joseph McCade and Marjorie Warmkessel
Richard Wagner and Society
Dr. Seymour Brandon
These courses have already been approved through the regular course
approval process. In order to expedite the approval process for distance
education delivery of these courses, we are requesting the following
actions by Faculty Senate:
That the three pilot courses listed above receive approval for
delivery by distance education as experimental courses for the life of the
grant (December 2000).
That the home departments be permitted to offer traditional
experimental courses even though these courses are approved as
experimental courses for the life of the grant.
That the Faculty Senate develop a course approval process for the
distance education component of courses as soon as possible.