HCCC Students…• 5% single parent• 46% work full or part time• 60% female• 65% plan to transfer• 59% take at least 1 online course• 30 yrs. - Average age of online only students• 19 yrs. - Average age of campus only students
HCCC Internet Academy…• …has offered totally online 2-year Associate Degree programs since 1999.• …currently offers eighteen 2-yeardegree programs totally online.• …offers three 1-year certificates totally online. – Medical Coding is a 1-year certificate that is only available online.• 75% of HCCC’s full-time faculty teach 1 or more online courses.
Blended Programs & Courses• HCCC offers a total of forty 2-year Associate Degree programs. All of them can be completed at least partially online- so they can all be considered “blended programs.”• However, HCCC has not been aggressive in offering blended courses. The NGLC grant has provided us the opportunity to blend every course required for the Business Admin-‐ AAS degree program.
NGLC Grant Benefits to HCCC• Professional Development: – 12 seasoned online instructors are developing 16 new blended courses. • 2-day workshop with Tanya Joosten • 1-day workshop with Alejandra Pickett• New Student Service Resources – Starfish – SmarThinking – SUNY SLN Commons / Social Network – Open Course Library / other digital resources
Benefits continued…• Blended Program: Business Administration AAS – All required courses and Developmental Math. – Of great benefit to working students, students living off campus, and students who do not benefit from totally online courses.• Collaboration with other institutions: – SUNY Albany – SUNY Learning Network – Finger Lakes Community College• A research project on campus adds to a collegiate atmosphere – Faculty and student awareness. – Contribution to the knowledge collective.