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Colorado State Launches Community Tv Program

Tuesday, April 21, 1998

FORT COLLINS--Colorado State University's Channel 25 has begun airing a new half-hour program from 10-10:30 a.m. every Sunday that examines the university's various outreach programs.

"'CSU Off Campus' is one way in which we can inform Fort Collins about the many offerings that Colorado State extends to the public and the various ways in which they can be accessed," said John Ebersole, associate provost for continuing and distance education and program host.

Forthcoming programs, topics and guests include:

April 26 - "Computers in Higher Education," an examination of the increasing role of computers and networks in both traditional classroom instruction and distance learning programs. Guests will be Pat Burns, director of Academic Computing and Networking Services; and Bev Capps, non-credit program coordinator and Barbara Hain, computer systems coordinator, both of the Division of Continuing and Distance Education.

May 3 - "Introduction of CSUN," a look at the Colorado State University Network for Learning, the university's newly named distance education program that represents a wide variety of programs and media used to deliver instruction. Guests will be Sally Hibbit, coordinator of television services for the Office of Instructional Services; Jean Morgenweck, director of Colorado State's Denver Center; and Milan Rewerts, director of Colorado State's Cooperative Extension Service.

May 10 - "Quality of Instruction," a look at the problems and opportunities posed by distance learning programs. Guests will be Alan Lamborn, professor of political science; Tim Davies, associate professor of education; and Bill Timpson, professor of education and director of the School of Education's Teaching and Learning Center.

Produced by Colorado State's Office of Instructional Services, "CSU Off Campus" airs on Channel 25 and is carried throughout the city over the TCI system. Each program airs first on Sunday and then is rebroadcast Tuesday and Thursday from 7- 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10-10:30 a.m.

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