Accreditation and History
The Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning graduate programs are fully-accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
- Dr. Soo Jeoung “Crystal” Han, Dr. In Gu Kang, and Dr. Vicki Stieha join the full-time faculty.
- Linda Burnett and Ron Grames retire and are awarded emeritus status.
- Kelly Weak joins the department as Operations Manager.
- Department has moved all of its course offerings to Blackboard.
- Dr. Don Stepich retires and is awarded emeritus status.
- Dr. Anthony Marker is selected as Department Chair.
- Dr. Lisa Giacumo joins the full-time faculty.
- Department begins migrating the course offerings to Blackboard
- Department changes name from Instructional & Performance Technology to Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning (OPWL)
- Dr. Quincy Conley joins the full-time faculty.
- 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
- Drs. Karen Medsker and Richard Swanson are invited as external evaluators for the department’s self-study.
- Brandalyn Athons joins the department as web design specialist.
- The WIDe graduate certificate program started Spring semester of 2010.
- The WELPS graduate certificate program started Spring semester of 2009.
- 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.
- 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.
- The second inter-institutional seminar between Boise State’s IPT department and Hanyang University in S. Korea is held in Boise, Idaho.
- 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.
- Dr. Linda Huglin joins the full-time faculty.
- Adjunct faculty, Dr. Penelope Schwiebert, leads an ‘HPT in China’ tour.
- 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.
- Drs. Roger Kaufman and Dale Brethower are invited as external evaluators for the department’s self-study.
- The department develops its own Lotus Notes course database to deliver its online courses.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Dr. Donald Winiecki joins the full-time faculty.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.