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Accreditation

The Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning graduate programs are fully-accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

History

2016

2015

2014

  • Department begins migrating the course offerings to Blackboard

2013

  • Department changes name from Instructional & Performance Technology to Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning (OPWL)
  • Dr. Quincy Conley joins the faculty as Associate Professor

2012

  • Program courses offered entirely online.
  • Program requirement change for the M.S. in Instructional & Performance Technology and for the Graduate Certificates in Human Performance Technology and Workplace E-Learning and Performance Support

2011

2010

2009

2008

  • The third inter-institutional seminar between Boise State’s IPT department and Hanyang University is held in Seoul, S. Korea.
  • The first HPT graduate certificate is awarded to Gloria Ortiz.

2007

  • The department celebrates its 20th anniversary.
  • The HPT graduate certificate program started Fall semester.
  • Dr. Steve Villachica joins the full-time faculty
  • Dr. David Cox retires as an emeritus professor.
  • By May 2007, a total of 505 students have graduated.

2006

  • The second inter-institutional seminar between Boise State’s IPT department and Hanyang University in S. Korea is held in Boise, Idaho.

2005

  • Dr. Anthony Marker joins the full-time faculty.
  • The first inter-institutional seminar between Boise State’s IPT department and Hanyang University in S. Korea is held in Seoul, S. Korea. Four IPT faculty members and 6 IPT students participate in the seminar.

2004

  • Dr. Linda Huglin joins the full-time faculty.
  • Adjunct faculty, Dr. Penelope Schwiebert, leads an ‘HPT in China’ tour.

2002

  • Dr. Don Stepich joins the faculty.
  • In the fall semester, 202 students enroll in on-campus and online classes.
  • By May 2002, a total of 281 students have graduated.

2001

  • Drs. Roger Kaufman and Dale Brethower are invited as external evaluators for the department’s self-study.

2000

  • The department develops its own Lotus Notes course database to deliver its online courses.

1999

  • Dr. Seung Youn (Yonnie) Chyung joins the full-time faculty.
  • The online program switches its delivery system to Lotus Notes Learning Space.
  • The department starts providing an online bootcamp program to new online students.

1998

  • A new IPT website is launched.
  • The department reduces the online course fee for Idaho residents and active military personnel.
  • The department obtains a contract with ISPI to develop and host the ISPI Institute online course.

1997

  • The College of Technology is reorganized into 2 colleges: the College of Engineering and the College of Applied Technology. The IPT program becomes a department of the College of Engineering and celebrates its 10th anniversary.
  • By May 1997, a total of 151 students have graduated.

1996

  • Dr. Donald Winiecki joins the full-time faculty.

1995

  • IPT560 Human Performance Technology is approved as a required course.
  • The total number of credits required for the degree program increases from 33 to 36.
  • By May 1995, a total of 92 students have graduated.

1992

  • Dr. David Cox joins the full-time faculty.
  • In fall semester, the on-campus program enrolls 20 students and the online program enrolls 61 students.
  • Kay Wright, Birmingham, MI, becomes IPT’s first online graduate.
  • By May 1992, a total of 15 students have graduated.

1991

  • Link Training Services closes its headquarters and the IPT online program switches the online delivery software to Silly Little Mail Reader (SLMR).
  • Ron Grames joins the staff as Technical Coordinator.

1990

  • The program with a new name, Instructional & Performance Technology, becomes part of the College of Technology, and it starts offering a M.S. degree program in Instructional & Performance Technology.
  • Dr. Mark Eisley is hired and named Program Director and Chair.
  • Linda Burnett joins the staff as Office Coordinator and JoAnn Fenner as Associate Program Developer.

1989

  • Two on-campus students graduate with a M.S. degree in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Technology.
  • The first online courses are offered to 33 students using “Caucus” donated from Link Training Services.

1988

  • The program is awarded a grant from the National Guard Bureau to develop and deliver the M.S. degree with an emphasis in Instructional Technology online, which is the start of the self-supporting IPT online program.

1987

  • Boise State’s College of Education offers a M.S. degree in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Technology. Dr. Dean Spitzer is named Program Director and Chair.