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Learn and Earn Online “How is it working?”. Antonio Jordan, Director Joint High School Partnership Programs North Carolina Community College System November 14, 2007. Inception of ‘Learn and Earn Online’…. North Carolina Governor Mike Easley's top priority is reforming public education in

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Learn and earn online how is it working

Learn and Earn Online “How is it working?”

Antonio Jordan, Director

Joint High School Partnership Programs

North Carolina Community College System

November 14, 2007


Inception of learn and earn online

Inception of ‘Learn and Earn Online’…

North Carolina Governor Mike Easley's top

priority is reforming public education in

North Carolina so students are ready to

succeed either in college or in meeting the

workforce demands of the global economy

North Carolina Community College System H. Martin Lancaster, President www.nccommunitycolleges.edu Fifty-eight Institutions Educating and Training a World-Class Workforce


What is learn and earn online

What is Learn and Earn Online?

Students in participating public high schools can take a variety of online college-credit courses at no cost to them or to their families. Students earn both high school and college credit for completed courses


Proposed amendment to hb 1473 sec 7 27 h

Proposed Amendment to HB 1473, Sec. 7.27(h):

“Notwithstanding any other provision of

law, the State Board of Community

Colleges, in cooperation with the State

Board of Education, shall permit high school

students to enroll in online courses for

college credit beginning with the Fall 2007

semester”

North Carolina Community College System H. Martin Lancaster, President www.nccommunitycolleges.edu Fifty-eight Institutions Educating and Training a World-Class Workforce


House bill 1473 provides

House Bill 1473 provides…

  • College textbooks through the Department of Public Instruction

  • Waived tuition (students not counted in regular budget FTE)

  • Technology fees reimbursed from System Office

  • Instruction reimbursement from System Office

  • Support from System Office

North Carolina Community College System H. Martin Lancaster, President www.nccommunitycolleges.edu Fifty-eight Institutions Educating and Training a World-Class Workforce


What does the amendment mean

What does the amendment mean?

  • 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders can enroll in courses online in community colleges

  • Students can take online courses with colleges outside of their current service area

  • Also, SBCC would be given flexibility to resolve any barriers identified in collaboration with the DPI

North Carolina Community College System H. Martin Lancaster, President www.nccommunitycolleges.edu Fifty-eight Institutions Educating and Training a World-Class Workforce


Community colleges will

Community Colleges will…

  • Provide full complement of student services including tutoring, advising, testing (online)

  • Receive infrastructure funding to expand bandwidth

  • Not receive additional funding for equipment, e.g. computers

North Carolina Community College System H. Martin Lancaster, President www.nccommunitycolleges.edu Fifty-eight Institutions Educating and Training a World-Class Workforce


Community colleges volunteered to participate if they

Community Colleges volunteered to participate if they:

  • Provide connectivity sufficient to enroll high school students

  • Provide a current list of online courses (local or VLC) to be offered

  • Provide course prerequisites to high school distance learning facilitator

  • Designate a community college contact

North Carolina Community College System H. Martin Lancaster, President www.nccommunitycolleges.edu Fifty-eight Institutions Educating and Training a World-Class Workforce


44 community colleges participating in learn and earn online

Asheville-Buncombe TCCBladen CCBlue Ridge CCBrunswick CCCaldwell CC/TICarteret CCCatawba Valley CCCentral Carolina CCCollege of The AlbemarleCraven CCDavidson County CCEdgecombe CCFayetteville TCCForsyth TCCGaston CollegeGuilford TCCIsothermal CCJames Sprunt CCJohnston CCLenoir CCMartin CCMayland CC

Montgomery CCNash CCPamlico CCPiedmont CCPitt CCRandolph CCRichmond CCRobeson CCRockingham CCSampson CCSandhills CCSouth Piedmont CCSoutheastern CCSouthwestern CCStanly CCSurry CCTri-County CCVance-Granville CCWake TCCWayne CCWilkes CCWilson CC

44 Community Colleges participating in Learn and Earn Online

North Carolina Community College System H. Martin Lancaster, President www.nccommunitycolleges.edu Fifty-eight Institutions Educating and Training a World-Class Workforce


Learn and earn online how is it working

North Carolina Community College System H. Martin Lancaster, President www.nccommunitycolleges.edu Fifty-eight Institutions Educating and Training a World-Class Workforce


Learn and earn online courses fall 2007

Learn and Earn Online Courses Fall 2007

  • 517 different courses offered

  • 1730 sections for the Fall

  • Everything from ACA (Academic Related)

    111 - College Student Success to WEB (Web Technologies) 260 – E-Commerce Infrastructure

North Carolina Community College System H. Martin Lancaster, President www.nccommunitycolleges.edu Fifty-eight Institutions Educating and Training a World-Class Workforce


Learn and earn enrollment estimated fall 2007 enrollment data

Learn and Earn Enrollment Estimated Fall 2007 Enrollment Data

Number of students registered:

  • More than 300 students registered as of Sept. 30

    Number of courses taken:

  • More than 90 courses taken

North Carolina Community College System H. Martin Lancaster, President www.nccommunitycolleges.edu Fifty-eight Institutions Educating and Training a World-Class Workforce


Challenges with learn and earn online

Challenges with Learn and Earn Online

  • Communication

  • Functionality

  • Responsibilities

  • Contact personnel

  • Technology updates

  • Marketing

  • Awareness/Education

North Carolina Community College System H. Martin Lancaster, President www.nccommunitycolleges.edu Fifty-eight Institutions Educating and Training a World-Class Workforce


Positives related to learn and earn online

Positives related to Learn and Earn Online

  • Technology

  • Eliminating ‘Silos’

  • College credit

  • Campus involvement

  • Students

North Carolina Community College System H. Martin Lancaster, President www.nccommunitycolleges.edu Fifty-eight Institutions Educating and Training a World-Class Workforce


Reimbursement process

Reimbursement Process

  • Colleges submit L&E-Online estimated FTE

    (Full-time Enrollment) at census date each fall &

    spring

  • Colleges submit actual technology fees charged via survey from System Office

  • System Office calculates the per FTE reimbursement

  • System Office submits request to DPI (Department of Public Instruction)

  • DPI transfers reimbursement amount to System Office

  • System Office separately allocates to participating colleges

North Carolina Community College System H. Martin Lancaster, President www.nccommunitycolleges.edu Fifty-eight Institutions Educating and Training a World-Class Workforce


Reimbursement structure

Reimbursement Structure

  • Reimbursed after the census dates at 2007-08 rates for both semesters

    • Instruction & Support $4,746 per FTE

    • Actual technology fees charged

  • Books are LSAU (Local School Administrative Unit) responsibility

North Carolina Community College System H. Martin Lancaster, President www.nccommunitycolleges.edu Fifty-eight Institutions Educating and Training a World-Class Workforce


Next steps questions

Next Steps/Questions

  • This is a work-in-progress and an iterative process

  • Details are still being worked through

  • Procedures will evolve as needed

North Carolina Community College System H. Martin Lancaster, President www.nccommunitycolleges.edu Fifty-eight Institutions Educating and Training a World-Class Workforce


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