Notes:

1. Effective beginning Spring 1999 the BOR implemented new CIR guidelines for reporting "distance" courses. The new BOR guidelines specified that a distance course be identified with a "D" section & be defined as "a course using any distance technology for more that 51% of instruction time". For the purpose of this report, we audited previous course records & ammended the data to meet the Spring 1999 BOR standard. For this reason, this report's data may not match previous year-end reports.

2. Data on the % of time courses used WebCT is subjective. The data here is based on the figures provided to the DDEC by the participating faculty members, via this form: Link Removed

3. Both number of courses and enrollment data fluctuate within the Banner system. All DDEC data is pulled from Banner during the last 3 weeks of each term (retention data). Official CIR enrollment reports from the BOR are pulled just a few weeks into each term, on what is known as the CIR Census Date. The variance between the early and late data is as much as 400 students and illustrates the degree to which data in Banner is in flux. The DDEC's data is actually more accurate, since it reflects how many students completed each class and were supported by the DDEC. Both the BOR and the DDEC measure enrollment data and not head count.

4. More in-depth data, including data on each individual course, is available by contacting mailto:jgubbins@westga.edu.

5. Course evaluation data is available at: http://www.westga.edu/~distance/data/eval/index.html

5. eCore and WebMBA courses are not included in the stats below, until FY '04 (DDEC staff became involved in eCore support, as home to the UWG eCore Advisor's Office and training of webmba faculty). eCore enrollment data from Fall 2000 through present, can be found here: Link Removed

6. As of Spring 2004 courses, the decision to teach a course using distance technologies for more than 95% of instruction time (that means you have maybe only one face-to-face meeting and perhaps a proctored final) will effect the student's fees and residency requirements. The new UWG guidelines specified that a Total Distance Course (those which meet at least 95% through videoconferencing, WebCT, or other technologies, instead of face-to-face) are marked with an N in the Section Code in the bulletin on BanWeb.  The course must not have more than one face-to-face meeting, in addition to a final proctored exam if desired. The location need not be the Carrollton Campus. For the purpose of this report, therefore, we changed the colunm fields in Summer 2004 to reflect this change. For this reason, this report's data may not match previous year-end reports. see: Our Coding Policy

Term WebCT (# Sections) GSAMS (# Sections) WebCT sup 10-50% WebCT 51-89% WebCT 90-100% WebCT Total # "Online" Distance Courses Total # all Distance Courses # Faculty using DE Tech # Distance Faculty * Retention (end-of-term) Distance Enrollment Retention (end-of-term) # of unique Students in a D, G, or WebMBA course ** BOR Census-Date (early in term) Distance Enrollment Non "D" Enrollment TOTAL Enrollment Supported by DE
SU Q 95 0 10 0 0 0 0   10 3 3 156  NA not available 0 156
FL Q 95 0 18 0 0 0 0   18 6 6 235 NA not available 0 235
WN Q 96 0 17 0 0 0 0   17  NA NA 320  NA not available 0 320
SP Q 96 0 17 0 0 0 0   17 7 7 381 NA not available 0 381
FY 95-96 Totals 0 62 0 0 0 0   62 16 16 1092 NA   0 1092
SU Q 96 0 17 0 0 0 0   17 7 7 270 NA not available 0 270
FL Q 96 0 27 0 0 0 0   27 10 10 343 NA not available 0 343
WN Q 97 0 32 0 0 0 0   32 NA NA 255 NA not available 0 255
SP Q 97 0 35 0 0 0 0   35 7 7 265 NA not available 0 265
FY 96-97 Totals 0 111 0 0 0 0   111 24 24 1133 NA   0 1133
SU Q 97 0 29 0 0 0 0   29 8 8 216 NA not available 0 216
FL Q 97 3 40 8 0 0 0   40 12 12 401 NA not available 0 401
WN Q 98 46 40 18 6 2 4   46 16 16 617 NA not available 79 696
SP Q 98 53 26 42 13 3 6   35 21 12 331 NA not available 581 912
FY 97-98 Totals 102 135 68 19 5 10   150 57 48 1565 NA   660 2225
SU Q 98 35 18 15 14 3 2 5 23 16 11 297 NA not available 428 725
FL S 98 93 50 43 22 15 13 21 78 42 28 886 808 not available 1099 1985
SP S 99 117 53 26 39 28 24 34 105 57 31 1153 1105 not available 995 2148
FY 98-99 Totals 245 121 84 75 46 39 60 206 115 70 2336     2522 4858
SU S 99 65 28 21 33 6 5 17 39 26 16 713 407 not available 511 1224
FL S 99 167 48 94 34 26 15 34 89 75 30 884 799 927 2310 3194
SP S 00 168 35 71 57 17 23 41 75 66 27 897 843 681 2550 3447
FY 99-00 Totals 400 111 186 124 49 43 92 203 167 73 2821     5371 7865
SU S 00 90 29 29 44 17 3 16 49 40 18 429 375 not available 1042 1471
FL S 00 216 44 54 118 21 22 40 87 83 27 968 906 692 4648 5616
SP S 01 246 32 88 109 25 24 48 81 85 32 1204 1016 942 5350 6554
FY 00-01 Totals 552 105 171 271 63 49 104 217 208 77 2601     11040 13641
SU S 01 107 31  34 49 9 15 24 55 49 17 677 622 not available 1205 1882
FL S 01 240 26 122 57 37 24 41 87 105 27 1072 1008 909 6791 7863
SP S 02 252 27 95 78 17 32 49 77 111 28 1184 1158 not available 4792 5967
FY 01-02 Totals 599 84 251 184 63 71 114 219 265 72 2933     12788 16630
SU S 02 122 14 36 46 18 10 24 39 62 24 756 776 not available 1994 2750
*FL S 02 346 28 147 134 14 37 61 92 132 29 1385 1356 1310 7657 9042
SP S 03 332 28 130 124 16 34 47 78 na 33 1577 na 1576 7611 9188
FY 02-03 Totals 800 70 313 304 48 81 132 209 na 86 3718 na na 17262 20980
SU S 03 169 18 36 66 23 43 66 84 89 27 1099 na na 2333 3432
FL S 03 414 20 184 134 11 70 81 100 149 29 1803 na na 10892 12695
SP S 04 379 0 162 121 19 77 96 96 138 32 1982 na na 9395 11377
FY 03-04 962 38 382 321 53 190 243 280 376 88 4884 na na 22620 27504
Term WebCT (# Sections) was # sections using GSAMS (# Sections); as of Su 04, # of sections using any type VC as PRIMARY mode WebCT sup 10-50% WebCT 51-89% WebCT 90-100% WebCT Total # "Partial Distance "51-94% D + Total # "Total Distance" 95%+ N or G Courses (changed field) Total # all Distance Courses # Faculty using DE Tech # Distance Faculty * Retention (end-of-term) Distance Enrollment Retention (end-of-term) # of unique Students in a D, G, or WebMBA course ** BOR Census-Date (early in term) Distance Enrollment Non "D" Enrollment TOTAL Enrollment Supported by DE
SU S 04 198 0 43 79 12 65 16 +61 77 78 21 1135 na na 2612 3747
FL S 04 543 0 207 223 17 96 25+88 93 163 30 1653 na na 13759 15,555
SP S 05 577 0 252 224 25 77 30+72 102 170 32 1993 na na 15454 17353
FY 04-05 1318 0 502 526 54 233 71+221 272 411 83 4781 na na 31825 36655
Su S 05 205 0 40 82 24 59 35+49 84 99 32 1259 na na 2459 3718
FL S 05 695 0 281 275 21 119 34+73 107 228 33 1798 na na 16509 18307
SP S 06 710 0 240 319 29 123 43+74 117 237 39 2217 na na 16449 18666
FY 05-06 1610 0 561 676 74 301 112+196 308 564 65 5274 na na 35417 40691
* Beginning Fall 2002. Ga GLOBE was de-commissioned and a large portion of end-user and student services support of eCore courses fell back to the host institutions.
Term: note that we began using the semester system Fall 1998 # of courses (by section) using WebCT Note: After WN 98 all GSAMS courses use WebCT as a supplement, at min. # of courses (by section)using GSAMS or any other VideoConferencing. NOTE: Though we on campus consider distant GSAM sites as a part of "one" course, the BOR counts every sep section as a a sep course. GSAMS was disconnected in at the end of Fall 03. # of courses (by section) using WebCT as a supplement to traditional meetings. After WN 98 all GSAMS courses use WebCT as a supplement, at min. This field does include GSAMS sections using WebCT as a supplement. # of courses (by section) using WebCT for 1-50% of instruction time. This field does include GSAMS sections using WebCT 10-50%. # of courses (by section) using WebCT for 51-89% of instruction time. This field does include GSAMS sections using WebCT 51-89%. # of courses (by section) using WebCT for 90-100% of instruction time. This field does include GSAMS sections using WebCT 90-99%. eCore and WebMBA courses are not included in the stats until FY '04 Prior to Sum 04, Total # of "Online" Distance courses (by D section), defined by: using WebCT for 51-100%; after Sum 04 Total # "Partial Distance" D section or other for 51-94%; Courses(by section) prior to Sum 04, Total # of Distance Courses (by section, as BOR counts it; online and vc more than 51% of time); after Sum 04. Total # of "Total Distance" N or G section defined by: using WebCT or other for 95-100%; courses (by section) # Faculty using DE Tech # Distance Faculty Retained Enrollment (* enrollment taken from the end of the term) in courses reported as "D" sections, by BOR standards (use D tech 51% or more). If a course used both WebCT & GSAMS, enrollment was counted only once. Unique enrollment counts eCore/ GLOBE courses and webMBA, as well BOR Census Date Enrollment (**enrollment taken approx. 6 weeks into term) in courses reported as "D" sections, by BOR standards (use D tech 51% or more). If a course used both WebCT & GSAMS, enrollment was counted only once. Enrollment in courses courses using a distance tech less than 51%. If a course used both WebCT & GSAMS, enrollment was counted only once.  Total enrollment supported by the UWG DE Center. If a course used both WebCT & GSAMS, enrollment was counted only once. This figure adds retained enrollments.


Last Updated on 2/28/2005
By Janet Gubbins