e-Learning Consortium: MCCVLC

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Quick Glance
Formed July 1998
Located 222 N. Chestnut Street
Lansing, MI 48933-1000
Employees 1.5
Agency Contact Ronda Edwards
Executive Director
517-372-4350
Sponsor Michigan Community College Association
More Information Website

Mission

The Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative (MCCVLC) serves to connect the teaching and student support capacity of Michigan community colleges so learners can access affordable, high-quality learning experiences whenever and wherever desired.

Description

The Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative is an initiative of the Michigan Community College Association (MCCA). The MCCA Board of Directors approved the concept and hired the first executive director in July 1998. MCCVLC began offering services in the summer of 1999. The MCCVLC provides a website where students are able to see what online courses are available at provider institutions and facilitates registration between institutions. A Memorandum of Understanding guides the work of the MCCVLC. Beginning in the fall of 2009, the MCCA Board of Directors approved a partner membership for four-year institutions interested in providing baccalaureate completion programs through the MCCVLC.

Services

MCCVLC services include:

  • Professional Development.
  • Resume Bank.
  • Quality Course Assurance Program.
  • Accessibility Resources - Project GOALS.
  • Virtual World.
  • Online Teacher Certification Courses.
  • Membership Surveys.
  • State Authorization Project.
  • MCCVLC - HLC Accreditation Project.
  • Grants for Program Development/Student Services.
  • 'Test the Water' Pilot Projects.
  • Collaborative Purchases.

Initiatives & Interests

During the 2012-13 academic year, a task force of Michigan community college presidents working with the MCCVLC Executive Director, reviewing the current MCCVLC infrastructure and defining future outcomes for the organization. Among those changes are an upgrade to the technical infrastructure that will facilitate expedited registrations and provide more information for students and staff regarding course requests. Additional work will focus on collaborative development of online programs and student services. Additional initiatives include addressing new or under-served markets, and providing a repository for faculty and institutions to share digital assets as well as full courses. Work will begin during the summer of 2013.

Organizational Documents

MCCVLC Memorandum of Understanding.

MCCVLC Online Course Development Guidelines & Rubric.

MCCVLC Next Generation Task Force Report.

Last Updated: July 2013