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00:00:00 - Interview Introduction and Name Check 00:00:34 - Discussion of Interviewee Background

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Partial Transcript: LEH: So, my first question is what brought you to the UW Colleges?

Segment Synopsis: Discussion of career in IT, instructional technology, and movement into program management of distance education.

Keywords: UW Colleges; distance education; higher education administration; non-online distance education

00:04:39 - Non-Online Distance Education, Resource Sharing, and the UW Colleges

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Partial Transcript: LEH: Could you say a little bit about the NODE program

Segment Synopsis: Discusses mission of NODE in sharing curriculum and faculty between UW Colleges, and delivering courses live via video conference.

Keywords: academic affairs; curriculum; distance education; non-online distance education

00:08:02 - Impact of Regionalization and Restructuring on Distance Education

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Partial Transcript: LEH: So between that and then regionalization, you said that your role changed

Segment Synopsis: Discusses budget reductions due to regionalization, changes in staffing models due to regionalization, and reduction in resources. Discusses retention of employees and difficulties for students/staff.

Keywords: UW Colleges; budget; courses; curriculum; distance education; regionalization; restructuring; staff; support services

00:12:51 - Support Services, Programs, and Distance Education

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Partial Transcript: LEH: Yeah and you mentioned that it was still important to have people physically at campuses

Segment Synopsis: Discusses need for support for real time instruction, and use of support staff for proctoring exams and other academic functions. Moves into discussion of collaborative degrees on UW Colleges campuses, and the structure of the collaborative degrees. Discusses collaborative degree student needs.

Keywords: UW Colleges; academic programs; collaborative degree; course delivery; distance education; staff; support services

00:17:15 - Resource Allocation and Distance Education at UW Colleges

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Partial Transcript: LEH: So what sort of went into helping develop curriculum for

Segment Synopsis: Discusses focus on the Associate's Degree of the UW Colleges, working with UW Colleges departments, and allocation of resources. Discusses synchronization of courses and technology in course spaces.

Keywords: UW Colleges; academic programs; budget; curriculum; distance education; restructuring

00:21:20 - Discussion of Course Delivery at UW Colleges

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Partial Transcript: LEH: You said that you had talked with subject matter experts and that the main focus of NODE was the Associate's Degree

Segment Synopsis: Talks about working with subject matter experts in UW Colleges departments and developing courses, as well as structure for proposing new classes/assigning priority to classes. Discusses nature of courses, enrollment, and other considerations for courses.

Keywords: UW Colleges; academic programs; distance education; enrollment

00:24:43 - Changes in Distance Education during Regionalization and Restructuring

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Partial Transcript: LEH: Going from regionalization into restructuring, could you expand on what sort of the major concerns were there?

Segment Synopsis: Discusses development of different models under new structure created during restructuring. Discusses creation of "point to point" classes within regions, leading to competition between regions and central NODE program. Moves into discussion of funding and different regions. Discusses positives for faculty, issues with enrollment, and lack of faculty.

Keywords: UW Colleges; budget; non-online distance education; organizational structure; point to point classes; regionalization; restructuring

00:30:20 - Changes to Distance Education Resources during Restructuring

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Partial Transcript: LEH: Could you sort of expand on continuing this until the end of restructuring

Segment Synopsis: Talks about relationships with campuses and competition, and time required during restructuring. Discusses mission of UW Colleges and relationship with classes and providing access. Moves into discussion of restructuring and changes to class structures as a result of new relationships as branch campuses. Discusses loss of broad institutional support and resources.

Keywords: UW Colleges; accessibility; distance education; mission; restructuring; staff; student services

00:38:10 - Discussion of Timeline of Restructuring

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Partial Transcript: LEH: Do you have any thoughts about the timeline of that

Segment Synopsis: Talks about timeline and legacy information still being dealt with.

Keywords: UW Colleges; UW System; restructuring

00:40:28 - Work on Steering Committees and with Transition to Branch Campuses

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Partial Transcript: LEH: Could you expand on, were you involved with either the Steering Committee or

Segment Synopsis: Discusses participation in IT working groups, distance education, and other working groups during restructuring. Talks about continuation of services and technology services with limited personnel, and talks about committees and end of curriculum services.

Keywords: Steering Committee; UW Colleges; UW System; budget; facilities; governance; non-online distance education; restructuring; staff

00:45:51 - Discussion of Missions and Structure of Branch Campuses

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Partial Transcript: SB: So um, if you have a need for distance ed, or I mean geographical location

Segment Synopsis: Discusses differences between campuses and campus resources at receiving campuses/branch campuses. Discusses mission of branch campuses in different locations.

Keywords: UW Colleges; academic affairs; branch campus; mission; organizational structure; receiving campus; restructuring

00:48:46 - Budget Issues Before and After Restructuring

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Partial Transcript: SB: The demographics don't change at all, so there's certain realities

Segment Synopsis: Talks about difficulties of branch campuses and budget difficulties, as opposed to flexibility of former UW Colleges. Goes into discussion of process of setting budget and lack of distribution of funds/people across the system.

Keywords: UW Colleges; branch campus; budget; enrollment; financial affairs; receiving campus; restructuring

00:56:50 - Final Thoughts

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Partial Transcript: LEH: Do you have anything that you think is important or anything that you'd like to add?

Segment Synopsis: Discusses career and emphasizes access mission of former UW Colleges.

Keywords: UW Colleges; accessibility; mission

01:01:49 - End of Interview