Indiana University Online Class Connect or IUOCC is a mechanism for campuses to share online coursework across their campuses for the benefit of students and to increase efficiency in course delivery. Students enroll in IUOCC coursework through their current campus of enrollment. The student does not incur additional logistical steps like application processes, fees for multiple campus enrollments, or multiple bursar bills.
Management of coursework shared through IUOCC has changed over time. At this time, the majority of shared coursework is determined by the agreements developed to support collaborative online programs. In these instances, participating campuses agree which campus will teach a course in a given semester, and these agreements regulate which courses are included.
At the regional campuses, additional undergraduate coursework is shared outside of collaborative degrees to support lower-level general education and elective online course availability for students across the regional campuses in both online and on-campus programs. These additional courses can provide online course offerings across the regional campuses in a way that provides efficient use of faculty resources as well as meet additional course demand without having to hire new faculty. The review and selection process for these additional courses is done on a semester-by-semester basis, coordinated by OOE and agreed to by the EVCAAs of the regional campuses.
This document will outline the key strategies that OOE and OCAP have found helpful to campuses to ensure equitable enrollment distribution in IUOCC courses and reduce potential negative consequences to enrollment in their home campus sections. It is intended to provide advice in a series of easily implemented “best practices” or planning perspectives for campuses.