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MCCVLC – Providing Educational Access, Anytime, Anywhere. Today’s Agenda. The Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative (MCCVLC) What is it all about? The MCCVLC websites Student site ( http://vcampus.mccvlc.org ) Staff site (http://www.mccvlc.org/~staff/)

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Today s agenda
Today’s Agenda

  • The Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative (MCCVLC) What is it all about?

  • The MCCVLC websites

    • Student site (http://vcampus.mccvlc.org)

    • Staff site (http://www.mccvlc.org/~staff/)

  • Questions & Answers


Mccvlc what it s about
MCCVLC - What it’s about

A project that allows students from anywhere in Michigan to take any of the over 1500 courses from the on-line catalog; courses which may be offered by one of the 25 “Provider” community colleges…with the support of their “Home” college.


Mcca statewide services
MCCA Statewide Services

  • MCCA Statewide Community College Services Task Force formed in July 1995

  • Task Force Report delivered March 1996

    • 50% Area of State and 20% of Population underserved

    • Access – Hallmark of community colleges

      • Financial accessibility

      • Academic accessibility

      • Geographic accessibility


As identified by the mcca board trustees presidents
As identified by the MCCA Board - Trustees & Presidents

  • Focus on the learner and services required for success in a virtual environment

  • Will NOT become the 29th community college in Michigan

  • MCCVLC organization will remain small

  • Maximize choices for learners


Mccvlc mission statement
MCCVLC Mission Statement

  • “To connect the teaching and student support capacity of participating Michigan community colleges so that learners and clients can access affordable, high-quality learning opportunities whenever and wherever desired.”


Mccvlc governance
MCCVLC Governance

  • MCCA Board of Directors establishes policy

  • Memorandum of Understanding

    • Articulation agreement

    • Financial Aid consortium agreement

    • Common tuition / revenue sharing

  • FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)

  • Accrediting agency (North Central Association)

  • MCCVLC Advisory Council – Staff of member institutions advise on operational issues.


Formal agreements
Formal Agreements

  • Good Practices in Contractual Arrangements Involving Courses and Programs – HLC

  • MCCVLC Memorandum of Understanding

  • MCCVLC Program Agreement form

  • MCCVLC Online Course Development Guidelines and Rubric


Provider college home college
Provider college / Home College”

  • Instruction from provider college

  • Students enrolling in virtual coursesmaintain strong associationwith the home college

    • Student support services

    • Maintain permanent transcript

    • Library resources

    • Test proctoring

    • Financial Aid

The

Model


Mccvlc why it works
MCCVLC – Why It Works

  • Involvement of all 28 member colleges

  • Communication & collaboration among presidents and trustees

  • Excellent Staff Task Force

    • All colleges represented

    • Diversity of membership

  • Good business plan

  • Leadership


Enrollment update
Enrollment Update

  • Summer 1999

    • Provider colleges -- 12

    • Courses available -- 47

    • Total enrollments > 700

  • Winter 2010

    • Provider colleges -- 24

    • Course sections available -- 3,254

    • Total enrollments > 67, 283


Where we ve been
Where we’ve been…

  • Great student demand exists for online programming

  • Online courses are pedagogically sound

  • Current technology tools ensure quality programming

  • Many capable faculty teaching online

  • Collaborative approach is workable


Where we re going
Where we’re going…

  • Integrate online programming into long-term curriculum plans

  • Open membership to 4-year institutions for Baccalaureate completion programs

  • Open Entry/Open Exit and Flex Start courses

  • Just-in-time modularized training


Mccvlc student website
MCCVLC Student Website

  • http://vcampus.mccvlc.org

  • Course Catalog

  • Help Center

    • Staff

    • Time Management

    • Technology Requirements

  • FAQs

  • Enroll in Courses


Mccvlc staff website
MCCVLC Staff Website

  • http://www.mccvlc.org/~staff/

  • About MCCVLC

  • Initiatives

  • News

  • Professional Development

  • Programs of Study


Ronda Edwards

Executive Director – MCCVLC

[email protected]

www.vcampus.mccvlc.org



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