Dr. Bill Angrove, SHSU Associate Vice President for Distance Learning and TSUS Chief Online Education Officer, presented the second edition of the TSUS Online Education Annual Report at the fall meeting of the Texas State University System (TSUS) Board of Regents, on November 16, 2018. This meeting was held on the campus of Sam Houston State University. Presentation of the report was preceded by a short introductory video.
The annual report provided updated data and information regarding the number of online degree programs, semester credit hours, and graduation rates at each institution in the System and included an assessment of progress toward TSUS 2020 online education goals. This edition of the report differed from the previous year's edition in that it was produced solely in electronic (online) form, with no paper copies printed. Production of the report took place over several months prior to the meeting of the Board of Regents, during which time relevant data for inclusion was gathered from each TSUS institution and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Utilizing Microsoft Teams collaborative software, Dr. Angrove and three members of his staff produced the all-electronic report. Dr. Angrove has been working to implement a unified strategic plan for integrating online education at the level of the Texas State University System, and the report reflects that strategy. Jonathan Kinsey, associate director for creative services, assisted by organizing the data and coordinating production of the report, while John Holder, multimedia editorial coordinator, helped write and edit the report's content. Dane Classen, graphics designer, contributed with creation of the graphic elements and management of the report's layout and design.
Here are a few samples of content included in the report. (The entire report can be viewed online on the TSUS website).
A comparison of percentages of fully online student headcounts:
Progress toward TSUS 2020 Online Goals:
Total number of online degree programs at TSUS component institutions from 2016 going forward: