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College Profile: Boise State University - Online School

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Boise State is Idaho's metropolitan research university, located in the state's population center and capital city, a hub of government, business, the arts, health care, industry and technology. The campus is home to 11 Idaho Professor of the Year honorees since 1990 and the 2005 national champion student debate and speech team. Boise State is the largest university in Idaho with an all-time state enrollment record of 19,667 students.

Boise State University is on the map and on the move. We stand uniquely positioned in Idaho as a metropolitan university empowered by a dynamic, high-tech economy and one of the most attractive regions in the nation.

From its earliest days, Boise State has been a place where students come first, with award-winning faculty dedicated to excellent teaching. As Boise has grown into a dynamic marketplace of ideas and products, the university has kept pace, transforming itself into a metropolitan university dedicated not only to an outstanding undergraduate experience, but also to advanced graduate studies and the pursuit of groundbreaking research and technology.

The Online Course and Faculty Development Program (OCFDP) is a collaborative program between Academic Technologies (AT) in the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Distance Education (DE) Department in the Division of Extended Studies, and the University’s academic departments. This comprehensive program supports the development of online courses and programs as well as the faculty members who develop and teach them. The elements of the program recognize that the development of an online course can take 4-8 months.

Boise State University is committed to the delivery of academic programs through the use of technologically mediated distance education methods, in order to respond effectively to student needs for greater flexibility of time and/or place and to increase access to higher education. Successful development and implementation of distance education courses and programs require efficient collaboration among academic, administrative, technology, and student service units.

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