Sep 20, 2019  
2011-2012 General Catalog 
    
2011-2012 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Regional Campuses and Distance Education (RCDE)


Vice Provost for Regional Campuses and Distance Education: Ronda R. Menlove
Location: ECC 102
Phone: (435) 797-9700
FAX: (435) 797-1399
E-mail: distance.info@usu.edu
WWW: distance.usu.edu

During the past two decades, University faculty and administration have strengthened service to residents through development and delivery of Distance Education academic programs in partnership with University departments. Distance Education provides opportunities for students to complete degrees and receive training via online courses, interactive broadcast, independent study, and face-to-face classes at Regional Campuses. Distance Education provides opportunities for professional and vocational learning in addition to providing lifelong enrichment through social and cultural programs. Persons in all situations and of all ages can access learning opportunities which will increase their knowledge and skills without disrupting their employment or lifestyles.

Degree and Credit Programs

A large number of people live in communities or areas remote from the Logan campus and desire to benefit from higher education but cannot come to Logan to attend courses on campus. Courses and degree programs are made available to approximately 50 different communities around the state through on-site faculty, visiting faculty, and via an interactive broadcast system using a variety of technologies. In addition, many courses are available on the Internet.

Courses delivered via distance education or at campuses and centers across the state, which are equivalent in content hours of class instruction and preparation, meet the same requirements as comparable classes offered on the University campus. Programs and classes may meet the requirements for an undergraduate degree, as determined by the individual departments and colleges.  They also may meet the requirements for a graduate degree with approval of the School of Graduate Studies. All instructors in credit courses are either members of the regular University teaching faculty officially assigned to the teaching project concerned or nonresident members approved by the head of the department and by the college administration.

The registration fees charged for classes conform to regulations of the Board of Regents. Fees may not be less than the on-campus tuition and may be more if warranted by the additional expense of conducting the class off campus.

Degrees and Programs Offered

Complete degree and certificate programs can be earned entirely through Regional Campuses and Distance Education (RCDE). Courses offered online are asynchronous, allowing students to coordinate assignments around their schedules, and do not require meeting at a specific place or time. Interactive Broadcast courses are synchronous, meaning that although the instructor and students may be in different locations, they all meet together on a regular schedule, each at a USU Regional Campus, center, or site. Face-to-face courses are taught at regional campuses and selected centers by either faculty members or adjunct faculty members. Note: The degrees and programs listed below are not offered at all sites and locations. For more information on where certain degrees are available, visit distance.usu.edu/htm/degrees/ and click on the degree that interests your or call the center you plan to attend.

Associate Degrees
Criminal Justice—AS
Deafblindness—AS (online)
General Technology—AAS
General Studies—AS
Office Systems Support—AAS
Ornamental Horticulture—AAS
Pre-Engineering—APE

Bachelor Degrees
Accounting—BS, BA
Agribusiness—BS (online)
Biology—BS, BA
Business—BS, BA
Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education—(first and second bachelor’s, online)—BS, BA
Early Childhood Education—BS (K-3)
Economics—BS (online)
Elementary Education—BS, BA (K-6)
English—BS, BA
Entrepreneurship—BS, BA
Family, Consumer, and Human Development—BS, BA
Family Life Studies—BS (offered online only)
History—BS, BA
Interdisciplinary Studies—BS, BA
Liberal Arts and Science—BS
Management Information Systems—BS, BA
Plant Science: Horticulture and Cropping Systems—BS
Psychology—BS, BA (online)
Recreation Resource Management—BS
Residential Landscape Design and Construction—BS
Special Education (Mild/Moderate)—BS, BA
Social Work—BS
Wildlife Science—BS

Master Degrees
Agricultural Systems Technology—MS
Applied Environmental Science—MS
Business Administration—MBA
Computer Science—MS, MCS
Elementary Education—MS, MA, MEd
Engineering—ME
English (Technical Writing)—MS, MA (online)
Health, Physical Education and Recreation—MEd
Human Resources—MS
Instructional Technology—MS, MEd (online)
Natural Resources—MNR (online)
Psychology (licensure in school counseling)—MS
Rehabilitation Counseling—MRC
Secondary Education—MS, MA, MEd
Social Work—MSW
Special Education—MS, MEd

Doctoral Degrees
Education (specialization in Curriculum and Instruction)—EdD

Minors
Anthropology
Sociology
Spanish (online)

Endorsements
Distance Learning Endorsement
Elementary Mathematics Endorsement
English as a Second Language Endorsement
Gifted and Talented Endorsement
Reading Endorsement
School Library Media Endorsement
Special Education (Early Childhood) Endorsement
Special Education (Mild/Moderate) Endorsement
Special Education (Severe) Endorsement
Utah Mathematics Endorsement Project

Certificates
Blindness Certificate
CEEM Certificate
Deafblindness Certificate
Dietetic Internship Certificate
Linguistics Certificate (online)
Museum Practice Certificate
NEPA Certificate
Ornamental Horticulture Certificate

Licensures
Administrative/Supervisory Licensure
Alternative Teacher Preparation Licensure (Special Education)
Alternative Route to Licensure (Secondary Education)
Secondary Teacher Education Program Licensure
 

Degree Requirements

All students majoring in RCDE-administered degrees and programs must satisfy the requirements, provided below. Academic advising regarding these requirements is available in the Office of University Advising, Taggart Student Center 304, and at local RCDE campuses.

Admission Requirements
When students apply, they need to indicate which campus they would like to attend. When students indicate they would like to attend an RCDE campus or center, they will be identified as RCDE applicants and evaluated for admission. Students who are not seeking degrees, as well as those students who have not been admitted, may enroll in selected courses if they have met the prerequisites for those courses. Students who are admitted through the RCDE matriculation will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  1. Students who apply directly through an RCDE site and meet the current USU/college-specific admission criteria will be admitted and matriculated into their specified college according to current policy and procedure.
  2. First-time/freshman students who apply directly through an RCDE site/center and do not meet the University’s criteria will be admitted into the RCDE matriculation if they (a) have an index score of 85 or above or an ACT score of 16 or above, or (b) have been out of school for 5 or more years.
  3. Students applying to a USU RCDE campus who have previous college experience (readmits/transfer students) and do not meet the University’s criteria for admission into their requested major will be evaluated through the RCDE matriculation criteria. The criteria for re-admits and transfer students are as follows: (a) have been out of school for at least three years, or (b) have a minimum college cumulative GPA of at least 2.0, or (c) have previous college experience, including concurrent enrollment credit GPA of 2.0 or above.

Students who have been admitted through RCDE and later determine they want to attend courses on the main campus will be required to either complete at least 24 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or meet college-specific requirements. When a student meets the major/college-specific criteria, a change of major form must be submitted.

Online Education

Online education allows students to accelerate their academic progress through high-quality interactive courses that fit their busy schedules. Students earn the same college credits working from their home computers as they would if they attended classes on campus. Most online courses are offered on a semester schedule and must be completed during regular USU semesters. For more information and to register for online courses, visit: http://distance.usu.edu/

Interactive Broadcast Classes

Interactive Broadcast classes are available at all campuses and sites across Utah and allow students the opportunity to have a classroom experience with faculty from various USU campuses. Students are able to interact with their instructors and classmates in real time. To accommodate the schedules of students who work full time, many of the courses are available during the evenings.

Concurrent Enrollment

Location: Eccles Conference Center 102D
Phone: (435) 797-7149
WWW: http://concurrent.usu.edu/

Concurrent Enrollment is a cooperative program between public and higher education in Utah which allows high school students to enroll in college courses as though on scholarship, at little or no cost to the student.  Concurrent Enrollment is a “dual-enrollment” program that allows a student to earn both high school credit and college credit for completing a college course while still attending high school.  The credits earned through Concurrent Enrollment are readily transferable among Utah’s colleges and universities as well as to out-of-state colleges and universities.  Students enrolled in Concurrent Enrollment courses begin their college transcripts, which are permanent records tracking their progress toward college degrees.   

Concurrent Enrollment courses are the same courses taught on the campus at Utah State University.  For the most part, USU Concurrent Enrollment courses are 1000-level courses designed to help the student complete USU General Education requirements.  Texts, tests, course rigor and requirements are identical to those of the same courses when taught on campus at USU. 

USU Concurrent Enrollment courses are delivered through two methods: (1)  Face-to-face instruction using a USU faculty member or an adjunct high school instructor.  An adjunct high school instructor is a high school teacher with an advanced degree in the content area who has the approval of the university department to instruct a Concurrent Enrollment college course. (2) Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC) is a broadcast-delivered Concurrent Enrollment course.   In an IVC course, the instructor broadcasts the course from a USU campus location, and high school students receive that course while at their high school.  Students are able to view the instructor, ask questions, and receive answers through the interactive technology used.

Students wishing to enroll in Concurrent Enrollment courses should be juniors or seniors and must have a 3.0 high school GPA, have the permission of their parent/guardian, and the approval of their high school counselor.

USU Regional Campuses and Education Centers

USU Brigham City Regional Campus

Dean and Executive Director: Thomas R. Lee
265 West 1100 South
Brigham City UT 84302
Phone: (435) 734-2277

Kaysville Education Center
Phone: (801) 499-5120

Tremonton Education Center
Phone:
(435) 797-3943

USU Tooele Regional Campus

Dean and Executive Director: Gary S. Straquadine
1021 West Vine Street
Tooele UT 84074
Phone: (435) 882-6611

Salt Lake City Education Center
Associate Dean: Martha Archultea
Phone:
(385) 646-5570

Beaver Education Center
Phone:
(435) 438-2301 ext 7850

Delta Education Center
Phone:
(435) 864-5708

Ephraim Education Center
Phone:
(435) 283-7590

Heber Education Center
Phone:
(435) 863-6630

Milford Education Center
Phone:
(435) 387-2749

Nephi Education Center
Phone:
(435) 623-0537

Orem Education Center
Phone:
(801) 226-9045

Piute Education Center
Phone:
(435) 577-2901

Richfield Education Center
Phone:
(435) 893-2266

Wayne Education Center
Phone:
(435) 425-3659

Wendover Education Center
Phone:
(435) 665-2343 

USU Uintah Basin Regional Campus

Dean and Executive Director: Boyd Edwards


Roosevelt Campus

987 East Lagoon
Roosevelt UT 84066
Phone: (435) 722-1702

Vernal Campus

320 N 2000 W
Vernal UT 84078
Phone: (435) 789-6100 

Castle Dale Education Center
Phone:
(435) 381-2233

Moab Education Center
Associate Dean and Executive Director:
Steve Hawks
Phone:
(435) 259-7432 

USU Distance Education—Logan and Out-of-State

Executive Director: Robert Wagner
Eccles Conference Center 102
5055 Old Main Hill
Logan UT 84322
Phone: (435) 797-9700
Toll-free: (800) 233-2137

For a complete listing of locations, visit distance.usu.edu/htm/campuses/