|Utah State University|
|16 Full Time Faculty|
|473 Concurrent enrollment|
Utah State University Brigham City Regional Campus is part of the Utah State University Regional Campuses and Distance Education system located in Brigham City, Utah. The campus offers 6 Associate, 21 Bachelor, 16 Masters, and Doctoral of Education degrees as well as certificate, licensure, and endorsement programs. USU Brigham City has the highest enrollment of all the RCDE Sites.
USU Brigham City opened in the Box Elder County Courthouse in 1984. In 1991, the campus moved to a store-front in an abandoned strip mall. After undergoing several renovations and expansions, the 120,000-square-foot (11,000 m2) Milton P. Miller building now offers a bookstore, child care center, laboratories, computer lab, classrooms, and student lounge. In December 2010, the Utah State Board of Regents approved the purchase of property to expand the campus. 40-acres are being offered to Utah State University of the former, and dilapidated, Intermountain Indian School.
As a Regional Campus within the USU System, there are four options for course delivery:
Students take courses online at their own pace during the traditional semester schedule. Assignments, discussion, and other communication take place online. Classes do not meet on a regular basis. Bachelor's degrees available online include agribusiness, family life studies, and psychology. Master's Degrees available online include English and instructional technology.
Courses are typically delivered in an online format using online video communication software such as Adobe Connect (Breeze) or Wimba. While the courses are delivered online students are usually required to participate in hybrid classes at set times. This allows for streaming video and live chat with other students and the instructor in real-time. Hybrid Bachelor's degrees available include Elementary Education and Family, Consumer, & Human Development. Hybrid Master's degrees include Engineering and Rehabilitation Counseling.
Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC)
IVC courses are interactive classes taught in a classroom and broadcast to various locations throughout the state of Utah. Additional classrooms are able to watch video in real-time of the instructor as he or she teaches. Through microphones and camera systems, students in remote sites are able to ask and answer questions and make comments that the instructor is able to answer for all students. Most degrees available through RCDE are taught using IVC.
These are in-class, traditional higher education courses. Students attend classes and are taught by instructors in person.
- Duplicate headcount exists among delivery methods
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- Maffly, Brian (9 December 2010). "USU envisions campus on former Indian school site". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 15 December 2010.