Background and Context
UW Marathon is one of the 13 freshman/sophomore campuses of the University of Wisconsin Colleges (UWC), spread across Wisconsin. Each UWC campus offers a transfer curriculum for the baccalaureate degree, professional studies, and a general education associate degree. The UWC is one of 15 institutions within the UW System, including 11 comprehensive universities granting bachelors and masters degrees, two doctoral universities, and UW Extension. Total enrollment in the UWC is about 11,000 students, with UW Marathon being the third largest campus.
This is the syllabus we used the last time we offered the course in
Fall 2000, which included a Distance Education component. During
that term we offered the course live to students at our campus
(about 25), and via compressed video to four other campuses of the
UW Colleges. Total enrollment for the class was 61 students.