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 three weeks and focuses on engineering student success and access in existing learning management solutions.
Cuyahoga Community College is an accepted member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), as determined by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and as required by The U.S. Department of Education. SARA is an agreement among its member states, districts and U.S. territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of post-secondary distance-education courses and programs. Students from SARA member states, districts, and territories can participate in distance education at Cuyahoga Community College.
All U.S. states, districts and territories are members with the following exceptions: California is not a SARA member, but students from California can study at Cuyahoga Community College. Tri-C is not authorized to offer online programs in Guam or the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands. Additional approvals may be required for activities such as clinical work. Programs requiring licensure are not currently covered by the SARA process.
Visit the Tri-C SARA page for a current list of Program Licensure Disclosures.
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 by visiting the Student Complaints, Concerns and Compliments page. If an issue cannot be resolved internally, you may refer your complaint to the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
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.