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And Austin Peay's commitment?

November 6, 2000
Under the leadership of Interim President Sherry Hoppe, during Spring and Summer 2000, faculty interested in teaching Web-based classes were encouraged to learn how to provide this type of instruction. Dr. Hoppe called these faculty "the pioneers."

During Fall 2000, APSU offered two video courses, 11 telecourses and four Web-based courses. Hoppe predicts that, over the next few years at APSU, most courses not in traditional classrooms will be transitional-a combination of video and Web classes--as the University moves toward a larger selection of Web courses.

Plans for Fall 2001 Web-based courses are underway. Dr. Linda Rudolph, interim vice president for academic affairs, along with the college deans and their department chairs, have set ambitious goals. With the strong support of Hoppe, they hope to offer 40 Web-based or Web-enhanced courses, along with 10 video and 11 ITV classes.

Hoppe said, "As we put together a complete schedule of Web courses for next fall, we'll keep in mind that not every class can be adapted easily for Web instruction. We will never compromise Austin Peay's academic quality. The Web is just one more avenue to provide a strong college education to many people who otherwise might never attend."