e-Learning Consortium: Montana University System

Montana University System
Quick Glance
Formed March 6, 2006
Located Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
2500 Broadway St., PO Box 203201, Helena, MT.
Employees 1.0 FTE in-house plus campus members
Agency Contact Neil Moisey
Deputy Commissioner, Academic Research & Student Affairs
406-444-0312
Sponsor Office of the Commissioner
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Mission

The mission of the eLearning Advisory Committee is to advise the Academic, Research, and Student Affairs (ARSA) Committee of the Board of Regents on matters related to present and future delivery of online education and other matters related to the use and types of educational technologies associated with quality online education.

Description

The Commissioner of Higher Education appoints a member of the staff to serve as the Director of eLearning and to chair the eLearning Advisory Committee. The Committee is comprised of the Montana University System e-learning leaders who collaborate to benefit learners and to align campus e-learning efforts. The Committee is composed of one primary representative from each stand-alone campus of the System, and from each of the community colleges. The campus representatives are appointed by the respective campus Chief Academic Officer.

Services

The Director of eLearning is responsible for coordinating actions with the campuses that allow the online website to remain active and current with respect to campus course and program offerings, information on e-learning opportunities, and contact points. The Director shall also serve the campuses by securing and assembling the data required for the annual report on online learning to the Board of Regents.

The eLearning Advisory Committee serves as a formal conduit for campuses and the Office of the Commissioner to share technology interests, adaptations, uses, experiences for the purpose of judging and evaluating compatibility and possible multi-campus purchasing or licensing efficiencies where feasible, and to offer periodic recommendations to the Board ARSA Committee when requested.

Initiatives & Interests

A primary activity is the annual Extended Learning Conference (Xli) organized to allow the sharing of technology and teaching/learning practices with faculty and online support staff of the System campuses. Interest tracks include emerging technologies and ":faculty teaching faculty" to demonstrate and highlight online 'best practices' that have been successfully developed.

Organizational Documents

Montana Board of Regents Policy 303.7

Last Updated: July 2013

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