IU Online Newsletter - May 18, 2016
IUOCC continues to expand online offerings to students
In spring 2016, IU Online Class Connect (IUOCC) provided regional campus students with 217 shared online classes, resulting in just over 2,000 “shared” enrollments among the East, Kokomo, Northwest, South Bend, and Southeast campuses.
IUOCC allows students to seamlessly register for, apply financial aid to, and take an online class from a campus other than their home campus of enrollment, without going through a cumbersome intercampus transfer process.
Twenty-two distinct class offerings in spring 2016 supported the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) collaborative degree. Seven of the BAS classes were offered by only one campus and shared with the other participating campuses, demonstrating IUOCC’s ability to leverage faculty talent and resources across campuses.
OOE collaborates with campus faculty and staff to identify updates and enhancements needed for IUOCC, and it works with USSS and UITS to prioritize them for development.
As a result of some important work by UITS developers last fall to enhance waitlist processing, the regional campuses were able to use waitlist on IUOCC classes for the first time in spring 2016. BAS advisors and others requested this functionality to assist with enrollment management and to help students get into the classes they need to maintain progress toward their degree.
Until now, IUOCC has been available only in fall and spring. As new collaborative online degrees are developed, there is a need for summer IUOCC classes, as well. This summer, the regional campuses are piloting a small set of 20 IUOCC class offerings—five from each campus.
Summer 2016 IUOCC offerings include 16 online classes in business, economics, and allied health that are part of the BAS degree, with additional offerings in anthropology, history, journalism, and public speaking. As part of this pilot, the campuses agreed to new common summer session dates for IUOCC classes. OOE is monitoring enrollments closely to assess the impact of IUOCC on the campuses’ summer enrollments and to provide regular updates to the participating campuses.
As the number of online classes offered at the regional campuses continues to grow, so does IUOCC. In fall 2016, 371 classes are eligible for the IUOCC class sharing process, a 36 percent increase over fall 2015. Similarly, the number of distinct IUOCC classes that support the BAS has increased from 23 in fall 2015 to 30 in fall 2016. Planning for spring 2017 IUOCC offerings will begin this summer.
For more information about IUOCC and how classes get included in the process, see our FAQs.