As of September 1, 2018, NUTN (the National University Technology Network) will be incorporated into WCET (the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies) and will become one. This move was announced on June 15.
WCET members and staff are excited to welcome our new NUTN friends, but we imagine you have some questions…
What happens to my NUTN membership?
Your NUTN membership continues until the end of the NUTN fiscal year, which is August 30, 2018.
How do we become WCET members?
NUTN institutions that are not already WCET members may join WCET at a one-year introductory rate of:
- $825 for institutions with an FTE less than 5,000 students, or
- $1,800 for institutions with an FTE equal to or greater than 5,000 students.
This rate is half of the current WCET membership dues schedule. Sorry, there is no individual membership option with WCET.
This offer covers membership for the period of September 1, 2018 to August 30, 2019. If a NUTN member decides to join WCET before September 1, 2018, they immediately become WCET members and their membership will still extend until August 30, 2019.
After the introductory year is complete, former NUTN members will be charged regular WCET membership dues for continued membership.
How can I maintain contact with other NUTN alums?
There will be a few opportunities for you to stay in touch through this transition:
- Email list. WCET will host a NUTN alumni email list that will expire in November 2019. Contact us if you are currently a NUTN member who would like to participate in that list.
- Meet-ups. Join us at the WCET Annual Meetings (Portland, October 23-25, 2018; Denver, November 5-7, 2019) for an opportunity to catch-up with other NUTN members. Watch for announcements with more details on when and where you will meet.
What about NUTN’s Award programs?
WCET will host on its website the history of NUTN Awards. We are also in discussion about continuing one of the service awards.
Who do I contact if I have more questions?
For general questions about this transition or WCET, you can email us or call Sherri Artz Gilbert at 303-541-0305.
For WCET membership questions, you can email or call Mollie McGill at 303-541-0306.
A Brief History of NUTN
NUTN was started as the National University Teleconferencing Network at Oklahoma State University in 1983 following a conference in Kansas City to promote the use of satellite technology for teaching across wide distances. Over time, several hundred colleges and universities using satellite technology helped pioneer the teaching of students in multiple locations and states simultaneously. In 1993, NUTN moved its headquarters to Old Dominion University, and in the early 2000s changed its name from a teleconferencing network to a technology network to keep pace with the rapid expansion of the internet. From 2007 to the present, NUTN has been hosted by the Dallas County Community College District.