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Online Learning Through the Eyes of Faculty

Posted on July 9, 2020 

Higher education is quickly shifting toward online learning more and more each semester. Both faculty and students have to prepare for this shift as online courses become increasingly popular, particularly during current circumstances. We recently interviewed Lisa Wiltsie, Adjunct Professor at USI since 2000 [...]

The Rise of Adult Learners

Posted on May 18, 2020 

There is a growing population in higher education that universities should be shifting their attention and efforts toward - adult learners. Adult learners can be defined as a college student over the age of twenty-five. According to a study done by the National Student Clearninghouse (NSC), there were 36 million [...]

How Faculty Drive Quality Assurance at University of Southern Indiana

Posted on May 7, 2020 | Larissa Cremeens, USI Senior Instructional Designer 

What drives the quality assurance process at your institution? Here at the University of Southern Indiana (USI), it’s our faculty! We recognize that our faculty spend a significant amount of time designing and developing their courses — that effort deserves [...]

Looking to Stay Engaged This Summer? Enroll in USI Summer Courses!

Posted on April 8, 2020 

College students often consider summer a valuable time to enroll in courses for a myriad of reasons. Are you not quite sure that summer courses are the right option for you? Consider these benefits of taking summer courses [...]

Online Learning Launches Instructional Continuity Site to Assist USI Community

Posted on April 7, 2020

USI Online Learning launched an Instructional Continuity Plan (ICP) to assist and support the USI community with the transition of learning, teaching, and working in an online format for the remainder of the spring semester. The Instructional Continuity Plan supports the efforts of USI students, faculty [...]

Online Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy Completion Program Granted Accreditation

Posted on February 17, 2020

The University of Southern Indiana's online Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy completion program (RRT to BSRT) has been granted provisional accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). This accreditation ensures that students are going to receive a quality education from USI. We sat down with RRT to BSRT Program Director, Wes [...]

Increasing Engagement of Online Students - Three Tips for Professors

Posted on February 14, 2020

Teaching online and looking for tips to increase student engagement? 1.) Consider offering multiple channels of communication to your online students. The more ways online students have to communicate with you, the better. Faculty can also utilize discussion forums, blogs, and other services that Blackboard offers [...]

MSSM Student Credits Program for Helping Secure Her Dream Job

Posted on January 9, 2020 

Kacy Eschweiler has had a love for athletics since she can remember. Growing up, she loved playing basketball and watching the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. Kacy turned her love for sports into a college career as a member of the women's basketball team for the University of Southern Indiana starting in 2015. During her time as a student-athlete at USI [...]

"Improve Your Life," This Bachelor of Professional Studies Graduate Advises

Posted December 19, 2019 

Bret Lillich is a full-time employee, husband, father, and now student. He is the Shipping Supervisor at MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc. located in Ferdinand, Indiana. When he first discovered the the 100% online Bachelor of Professional Studies offered by the University of Southern Indiana, he knew [...]

Online Certifications Are Key For Professional Development

Posted December 17, 2019 |

While college degrees are now required for a vast majority of careers, that often does not ensure individuals will invest in professional development once their degree is complete. What can ensure that individuals will continue to advance their education when they are full-time employees? Online certifications. These certifications [...]

USI to Offer New Certificates in Instructional Communication Beginning Fall 2020

Posted on December 11, 2019 | Written by Benjamin Luttrull 

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has approved two new Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in Instructional Communication and Advanced Instructional Communication to be offered by the University of Southern Indiana College of Liberal Arts Communications Department. Both certificate [...]

Three Ways to Fully Enhance Your Online Learning Experience

Posted November 25, 2019 In the day and age we live in, it is almost as common to take online education courses as it is to take courses face-to-face. The shift of higher education courses being offered online creates a multitude of experiences for students of all backgrounds. Whether you are looking pursue an online bachelor's degree completion program [...]

USI Online Learning Launches New Website

Posted on November 11, 2019

As an effort to enhance our prospective and current student user experience, we are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website design! Online Learning's new website design is centered around easy access to both faculty and student resources, as well as online program information. A new, modernized [...]

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