The University of Montana Western
is a public university located in Dillon, Montana
. It is part of the University of Montana System
. Enrollment as of fall 2010 was 1,336 students. The school was founded in 1893
as Montana State Normal School. It was formerly known as Western Montana College before becoming part of the University of Montana System.
The University of Montana Western developed Experience One, a scheduling model emphasizing active, hands-on experiential learning
. To facilitate this, the full term is divided into four, roughly month long learning modules known as blocks in which students focus on one course at a time over the course of eighteen instructional days. The transition to this model was complete beginning with the Fall 2005
Montana Western is a member of the Frontier Conference
, an affiliate of the NAIA
's Division 1. The men's teams in basketball
, and rodeo
and women's teams in basketball, golf, rodeo, and volleyball
are known as the Bulldogs.
Professor of Geology Robert C. Thomas
was recognized as a 2009 U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
and the Council for Advancement and Support of...