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  1. Successfully “Closing the Gap” in Video Conferencing Caldwell Community College Jennifer Sime M.A. Linda Wortman-Lowe M.A. Catawba Valley Community College Ken Elliott Ph. D.

  2. The answer to “Why”? • Motivation factors: • Rare opportunity to offer a curriculum program as a cohort via video conferencing and distance learning

  3. The answer to “Why”? • Opportunity to “grow” a program with limited funding. • Shared FTE and cost benefits: • collaborative colleges = 100% of general education FTE • Technical courses – 50/50 split for FTE

  4. Why? 1 (2005-2006) average FTE = $3,060.00 1 Student per 3 hour credit = .09375 FTE = $286.88 Video Conferencing Fee = $685/month or $8,220.00 1 – three hour credit class with 29 students covers the video conferencing fee for 1 year.

  5. Assets for Collaboration • Collaborative Agreements • CCC & TI, CVCC and WCC agreement • Degree granting program • Increased enrollment for all partners • Breaking Geographical Barriers • New Career Choices for Students within their region

  6. Assets for Collaboration • Share & effectively use resources • Academic advising increased capacity • Increased power from applied use of technology • Clinical Site expansion • Regional Economic Development • Facilitate new and expand existing employment options

  7. Program Development • Administrative • Dual application process • Financial aid “home school” designation • Tuition payment (PELL, TIA. WIA) • Book purchases

  8. Program Development • Instructor • Training on Video Conferencing and Room Equipment • Delivery of Instruction • Management of classroom

  9. Program Development • Technical • Scheduling of Classes • Develop a procedure for working through Technical glitches during classes.

  10. Keys to Success*Communication/Relationships*

  11. Keys to Success*Organization*

  12. Continued Challenges(otherwise known as what we need to work on) • Technical – “What If’s” • Receiving & Originating site exceptions • Instructor On-Site visits

  13. Continued Challenges • Program promotion • Career services • Advising • Multi-site Marketing • Multi-site scheduling • Coordination of semester start and end schedule • Breaks

  14. High Expectations Essential factors of motivation for: • Students • Instructors • Partnership Expansion

  15. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination”Tommy Lasorda

  16. Forum Discussion Questions and Answers