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May 30, 2012 / dlitgroup

Weekly Updates – May 30


This area includes international, national, regional, state, and local activities.

Department Action Projects & College Action Projects

This area includes accomplishments or milestones regarding Departmental and College Action Project(s).

Other Work within Your Department

This area includes accomplishments, milestones, or comments from within the department.

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DLIT Staff Reports

This area includes accomplishments, milestones, or comments from DLIT staff that is not included in the work outlined in the Department and College Action Projects area and categories above.

  • Eric Kunnen
    • Reviewed HLC Distance Learning Document and Shared Ideas and Feedback
    • Lunch with Van Buren ISD, Dan C and Sara H on dual enrollment possibilities with the ISD.
    • Updated /techinstitute
    • Budget meeting with Jose M.
    • Edited
    • Met with Sherri D, Executive Director of Academic Services, Davenport University to share and collaborate around DL.
    • Met with RU on Action Plan for Clickers
    • Established a Draft Clicker Action Plan
    • Updating Clicker Web Site at:
    • MCCVLC Advisory Council meeting on Wednesday, May 30th
      • Meeting at the MCCA office in Lansing with focus on the review of the DL survey results, the new student website redesign and discussion on ongoing initiatives of the collaborative. Some of the initiatives include:
        • Presidents Task Force on MCCVLC 2.0 Next Generation
        • State Authorization Activities – Luke Pickelman
        • Proposed Compact (
        • Inter-Regional Guidelines for the Evaluation of Distance Education Programs (
        • HLC Substantive Change – (
        • Bridge to Success (
        • Project Goals (
        • Professional Development for 2012-13 – Suggestions- Attendees: Wayne County Community College, Mott Community College, Delta College, Schoolcraft College, Kellogg Community College, Jackson Community College, Washtenaw Community College, and a few other colleges were represented.
          – Reporting line 37% report to chief academic officer.
          – Trend is a mix (33%) of centralized vs decentralized
          – 4 Colleges have more than 4 full time staff in the DE Program
          – 9 Colleges have 1 part time staff in the DE Program
          – 73% according to ITC survey compared to 52% VLC courses.
          – LMS only 26% indicating interest in looking to switch
          – Student authentication 24 or the 25 colleges provide secure login and password
          – Enrollment growth is 15% average
          – 52% have an assessment that is applied to the course before offered
          – orient the students, train the faculty, and have a quality assurance program
          – ITC average is 70% of offering online degree’s, whereas 48% VLC colleges provide online degrees
          – 44% of college decisions about courses and programs occur at the academic/discipline areas.
          – Enrollment caps are: 23-24 for the VLC and 25-27 for ITC.
          – Top 5 greatest challenges (operating and equipment budgets, assessment of dl classes, administrative authority, student services for dl, support staff needed for training and tech assistance).
          – 3 to 6 months is the average time for course development
          – Additional challenges include: maintaining and achieving quality, faculty contracts, training, decentralized situation results in shifting responsibilities and little authority, lack of commitment from other departments, accessibility, HLC authorization, federal regulations.
          – ITC challenges highlight: faculty workload issues, train faculty, technical support, compensation, buy-in for dl, recruitment, intellectual property/ownership issues.
          – Ratios for online faculty includes adjunct 39% (37% VLC), and 61% (63% VLC) are full time.
          – Training faculty is at 70% mandatory of 8 or more hours.
          – Requirement of amount of interaction with students 59% said no.
          – 37% require orientation
          – Average Retention is 69% with range 60-81% (33% indicate retention online was about the same or higher)
          – 59% report demand exceeds capacity (lack of budget for development, lack of faculty, and lack of organizational support for expanding)
  • Meegan Willi
    • Co-facilitated the OHCC Optional Session on May 25th
    • Monitoring and posting on the OHCC Discussion Boards
    • Assisted with the Clicker Action Plan
    • Updated clicker website:
    • Recorded clicker tutorial video and created tip sheet for adding a new course to i>clicker and managing the settings of that course
    • Attended and submitted Blackboard Team Meeting Minutes on May 30th
    • Met with Bernie Manker to answer questions with Blackboard on Mat 23rd
    • Emailed i>clicker representative for assistance with our i>clicker implementation and resources for the IT Help Desk
    • Helped Carol Jurgens with changing her password on May 29th
  • Jose Mora
    • Enjoying vacation

EOL Faculty Reports

This area includes accomplishments, milestones, or comments from EOL faculty in the department.

  • Lisa Gloege
    • Worked on clicker standard action plan and related details (bookstore, media technologies check-out, website, adjunct adoption)
    • Prepared for June 5 CTE training
    • Communicated with individual faculty members re. clickers
  • Gary Ebels
    • I attended the EOL Faculty Orientation Workshop with Ric
  • Garret Brand –

DLIT Tracking Table

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