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Academic Achievements 2010-2011

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New Degrees

Masters of Nursing (MSN) this degree will prepare registered nurses with
advanced practice nursing knowledge in the areas of nursing education and
administration. Nurses with this advanced knowledge will enhance health care for
the community, and beneficially impact the health care delivery system in the
state.
Bachelors of Science in Chemical Biology this degree will interface chemistry
and biology in developing highly skilled graduates in both areas. Graduates will be
chemists who work on biologically-related molecules. These graduates can work
in areas such as pharmaceutical research, or environmental consulting firms, or
other such fields. All of these types of jobs are ones that the State of Indiana is
emphasizing as part of their development plans.
Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry this degree studies chemical processes
in living systems (e.g., metabolic reactions in cells). Graduates will be well
prepared for careers in medicine or other health related fields, again emphasizing
areas that the state believes are important to our economic future.
Bachelors of Science in Health Science this degree will enable students to
obtain a broad understanding of the science of human health and its application to
their chosen career. It also serves as a pathway for students who do not gain
entry into our very competitive Nursing and Radiography programs but still desire
to work in a health related field. As the population continues to age and demand
more medical services, this degree will prepare students for this burgeoning job
market.
Bachelor of Fine Arts this degree will give students skills in the fine arts and
new media. The unique focus of this program is found in the interdisciplinary
nature of the degree, thus allowing the students to create a broad variety of

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cutting-edge works. This degree will serve the state by graduating highly qualified,
creative individuals who can work in multiple creative and media related industries.
Special Education Degrees
Data from the Indiana Department of Education show the need for special
education teachers (as shown by the number of emergency permits issued - The
emergency permits are issued to those who are not licensed or who are underlicensed for the specific teaching position and emergency licenses are temporary).
Within the counties served by IU Kokomo, over the past two years more than 100
emergency permits have been issued to schools. These emergency licenses point
to a clear need for these licensure programs in the region as well as statewide.
Bachelor of Science in Education, Special Education Licensure, and
Elementary Education level These degrees will be an initial licensure program
with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education. Graduates
will be eligible to teach students within the general education classroom as well as
students in classrooms for exceptional learners.
Bachelor of Science in Education, Special Education Licensure, and
Secondary Education level - This degree allows the candidates to obtain a
degree in secondary education in special education for initial licensure and to meet
requirements to be highly qualified in Science, Mathematics, Fine Arts, English,
and/or Social Studies. This program will fulfill the license requirements for
Exceptional Needs (Mild Intervention) for the content area within the Secondary
Education licensure requirements.
Adding Bachelor of Sciences to existing Bachelor of Arts degrees
Compared to other campuses, IU Kokomo had few BS degrees. BS degrees
typically have more coursework in the major (and less general education) than do
BA degrees. Five of these new BS degrees are in STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Mathematics) areas as this is an area that the state has
indicated the need for additional degrees.
Bachelor of Science Degrees in STEM fields
Bachelors of Science in Biological and Physical Sciences this degree
provides a broad-based science program for students planning on further graduate
studies in science. This program allows students to tailor her/his studies to

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specific interest in the sciences.


Bachelor of Sciences in Chemistry this degree provides a broad theoretical
and practical set of skills and experiences in chemistry and will prepare a student
well for either graduate school or entry-level laboratory positions.
Bachelor of Science in Biology this degree provides a broad theoretical and
practical set of skills and experiences in biology and will prepare a student well for
either graduate school or entry-level laboratory positions.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology this degrees focuses on the physical
science aspects of psychology, giving students the skills in scientific inquiry and
interpretation. There are two tracks: Natural Sciences and Psychological
Sciences, both of which will prepare students who are interested in graduate
studies in Psychology.
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics this degree will provide students with
knowledge and skills in applied mathematics for careers, for example, in actuarial
science or biostatistics. It will also prepare students for graduate studies in
mathematics or related fields.
Bachelor of Science degrees in non-STEM fields
Bachelor of Science in Sociology (Applied Sociology/Human Services) this
degree prepares students for the social science profession. It was developed in
response to a specific need of Ivy Tech graduates with an Associate of Science
degree in Human Services for additional baccalaureate level work. Students can
focus on different areas, such as children, families, crime and society, etc.
Bachelor of Science in New Media - This degree will give students added depth
and technical skills in new media including web design, graphic design or video
game design. New Media is one of the fastest growth areas in the state and the
additional technical focus of this degree will serve the students (and the state) well
in the growing job market for these skills.
Bachelor of Science in Communication This degree will give students
extensive practical and research experiences in one of three tracks: Journalism,
Public Communications, and Public Relations. This degree is appropriate for
students seeking graduate level admissions. A communications degree prepares
a student well for the many communication related jobs such as media relations

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and business communications.


Online Educational Changes
Online Courses we are committed to developing and expanding our online
course offerings. As a result, the campus has put additional emphasis and
resources into developing these offerings (see below for our certification for online
course development). In spring 2011, IU Kokomo offered six of our own online
courses (any previous offerings were online courses from other campuses). In fall
2011, there will be eleven courses offered with an additional fifteen under
development for spring 2012 and beyond.
Online Course Development Certification Program IU Kokomo has developed
a state-of-the-art faculty development program for online course development.
This certificate program includes two online courses about online course
development and universal course design/best practices, a set of faculty meetings
with CTLA staff on online issues, a technology training series, a peer review of
their developed online course, and training for these initial faculty members to
serve as mentors for the next set of trainees.
Bachelor of General Studies online program in cooperation with IU East
this consortium degree will allow students to complete the complete bachelor of
general studies online. IU East and IU Kokomo will develop compatible course
offerings so that students can complete their degrees in a timely manner. This will
address the needs of the local population, many of whom cannot travel to
complete their programs.
Renaming and Reconfiguring an Existing Program
The Masters of Liberal Studies (MLS) was renamed the Masters of Liberal Studies
(MALS). This was done in response to a local need the Ivy Tech programs in
our region had contacted IU Kokomo for training of their faculty. This degree was
reconfigured to incorporate a teaching track this allows Ivy Tech faculty to earn
their Masters degree in several content areas while simultaneously receiving skills
and best practices for teaching. This change also better prepares students who
are interested in further graduate studies.
New Certificate Programs
Graduate Certificate in Health Management this certificate will fill a local need.

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Local hospitals, such as St. Joseph and Howard Regional, face a shortage of
qualified health administrators. It has become more and more difficult to attract
qualified health administrators from major centers such as Indianapolis. This
certificate program would alleviate this problem by training workers locally, thus
increasing the likelihood that they would remain in Kokomo and its surrounding
area.
Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Informatics this certificate serves a local
need. Graduates of degrees from some time ago are often not prepared for the
pervasiveness of technology in society today. This certificate program addresses
this problem by helping existing college graduates develop and document their
computer skills, skills that are needed in todays marketplace.
New Minors
A number of new minors have been developed to allow students to better tailor
their undergraduate degree to fit their personal and professional needs. These
new minors include a Leadership and Environmental Science. Additional minors
are under consideration as we continually evaluate our offerings to meet the local
needs.
Community Partnerships
Center for Educational Partnership (CEP) This is a consortium of 18 school
corporations in the IU Kokomo service area. The CEP, under the sponsorship of
IU Kokomo and the School of Education, is tasked with identifying P-12 related
issues and concerns and working together to provide professional resources and
expertise. It will work on assessing the needs of area superintendents, school
systems and teachers in the areas of professional development; designing and
facilitating professional development opportunities for area teachers to meet the
pre-determined needs; facilitating partnerships between IU Kokomo faculty
research areas and the needs the area schools; and assisting faculty in developing
partnership projects including outside funding. The following five areas were
identified as having greatest currency across all 18 school corporations:
1. Review achievement data Identify correlational trends. Which tests are the
most predictive?
2. Identify webcasts/podcasts and faculty expertise to assist teachers,
principals, superintendents (separate groups) to use data effectively.

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3. Literacy (PL109) Elementary Reading Plan. Workshops and professional


development opportunities to assist teachers as they plan for scientifically-based
reading instruction in the K-6 program.
4. Equitably assessment of teachers especially in light of the imperative that
teacher effectiveness (student achievement) must be a factor in merit-based pay
increases.
5. Curriculum development for 5-12 teachers the curriculum
pedagogy/instruction assessment loop.
Accreditation
School of Business underwent a successful re-accreditation from AACSB
(Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and was given five years
(the maximum allowed).
International Experiences
In an effort to continue to internationalize the campus, IU Kokomo has worked on a
number of international initiatives. These have included:
Students from Korea (Jesus University and ShunShin University) attending classes and
activities on campus for a month. While students from Jesus University have been visiting
on campus for 10 plus years, this year the program was expanded to include ShunShin
University, extended from the usual 2 weeks to 4, and included daily English as a Second
Language courses.
Travel trips. While IU Kokomo has had a long history of sending student on
international study courses, this year we had the greatest number of trips and students
traveling ever. This included trips to Guatemala, South Korea, France, and England. We
expect to have even more trips and more student travel next year.
Faculty Development Activities. For the first time this year we offered two faculty
members, from Education and Nursing, the opportunity to travel to South Korea for
curriculum development activities. As part of this program, the faculty members involved
pledged to present to their unit and the campus as a whole on their curriculum
development efforts.
Dr. Michael Tulley, Education, was a Scholar in Residence at ShunShin University
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during the spring 2011 semester. As part of his sabbatical there, he worked to develop and
deepen the ties between IU Kokomo and ShunShin.
Intellectual Property
There are currently two faculty members working with the Indiana University
Research and Technology Corporation to patent and commercialize their
inventions.
High Tech Classroom KO 177
Indiana University Kokomo Information Technology Services partnered with the
Center for Teaching, Learning and Assessment to provide a next generation
classroom technology pilot experience for faculty and support staff. Main Building
177 (KO 177) was originally designed as a traditional classroom with moveable
furniture for use as a small classroom or seminar room. The campus released this
classroom for redesign as an experimental classroom during the spring 2011
semester. This project is associated with the Indiana University Information
Technology Strategic Plan, Empowering People, Action 64, which calls for
experimentation with and implementation of a range of creative and innovative
approaches to teaching and learning, including state-of-the-art instructional
technology in conventional classrooms. At the university level, IU Kokomo is
partnering with IU Northwest and University Information Technology Services to
obtain feedback from faculty and students who utilize this experimental
classroom. The goal is to advance classroom technology and classroom design in
general purpose classrooms university-wide.
To that end, the room design is based on the
LearnLab concept created by Steelcase and tested in 2006. The design immerses
students in a technology-rich collaborative learning environment proven to
stimulate engagement. In addition to the standard AV package currently in all
general purpose classrooms (ceiling mount projector, document camera,
computer, VCR/DVD, sound reinforcement, internet connection, and Extron control
system), the experimental classroom contains moveable chairs, tables, and large
screen displays for flexible room layout and collaborative activities, CopyCam
digital camera for capturing and digitizing white board content for post class online
access and for printing, SynchronEyes for sharing projected images on all displays
in the room including images projected by the ceiling mount projector, and Echo
360 for capturing audio lectures and content projected by the instructor during
class for post class access and online review by students. Lastly, small white

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boards, often referred to as huddle boards which can be passed around and then
mounted on a rollable easel, will be available for students to collaborate and share
thoughts and ideas. The flexible furniture design with well integrated technology
will be tested by faculty who will be fully supported. The intent is to engage faculty
and students in evaluating the flexible room design and integrated technology, and
evaluate how well the facility encourages and enhances teacher-student and
student-student interaction.

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