Key to success is strong involvement of stakeholders throughout Tri-C. The Office of Online Learning and Academic Technology operates under the direction of the Office of Learning and Engagement and in conjunction with the Distance Learning Committee to ensure the success of our online students.
Distance Learning Committee
The DL Committee is made up of seven academic faculty leaders and seven senior college administrators. The committee meets every 3 weeks and focuses on engineering student success and access in existing learning management solutions.
The United States Department of Education requires all institutions of higher education to be certified in any state in which they have students. Cuyahoga Community College has been accepted by The Ohio Department of Higher Education into SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement). This provides Cuyahoga Community College authorization to accept students from SARA member states. Additional approvals may be required for activities such as clinical work. Programs requiring licensure are not currently covered by the SARA process.
Tri-C is not authorized to offer online programs in California*, Massachusetts, Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico. Please visit www.nc-sara.org for current SARA member states.
*California can be taught to if a similar program is not offered "on ground" within 50 miles of the student's residence.
For a current list of SARA approved institutions in Ohio, visit www.nc-sara.org/states/oh.
Online learning students from out-of-state should attempt to resolve any issues or complaints with Cuyahoga Community College first. If an issue cannot be resolved internally, you may refer to your appropriate state agency.
Achieving the Dream (ATD)
OLAT assists with the goals of ATD, including successful completion of developmental education courses, gatekeeper courses, academic success, re-enrollment, and certificate or degree attainment by providing multiple touchpoints for just-in-time remediation, assisting with quality in eLearning environments, providing support to students and faculty, housing and supporting the Learning Management System, and piloting and implementing new technologies for student achievement. For more information on ATD visit their website http://www.achievingthedream.org/