2-by-8 A.A. Degree

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2-by-8 A.A. Degree

  1. 1. 2-by-8 Online Courses Associate in Arts Degree Lake Superior College
  2. 2. Basics of 2-by-8 • There are five 8-week sessions throughout the school year (including summer). • A student completing two courses at a time, 8 weeks at a time, can complete the A.A. degree in 2 years. • Started in Fall 2009. 2-by-8 Ad
  3. 3. Summary of Enrollments Term # of Sections Enrolled Max Avail. Fill Rate Fall ‘09 – 1st 8 wks 9 277 295 94% Fall ‘09 – 2nd 8 wks 9 237 274 87% Spring ‘10 – 1st 8 wks 5 149 150 99% Spring ‘10 – 2nd 8 wks 15 427 478 89% Fall ‘10 – 1st 8 wks 11 324 347 93% Fall ‘10 – 2nd 8 wks 13 408 418 98% Spring ‘11 – 1st 8 wks 7 ??? 214 ??% Spring ‘11 – 2nd 8 wks 12 ??? 374 ??% As of Nov. 30, 2010
  4. 4. Note About the 2-by-8 Data • This report only includes online courses that are typically part of an A.A. degree offering. – Therefore, only liberal arts and sciences courses are included since these were specifically planned to be part of the 2-by-8 offerings. – FYE courses were not included since they are all offered as 8-wk courses. – 8-wk developmental courses were included. – 8-wk HLTH (Nutrition & Wellness) & Marathon Training (PE) also included.
  5. 5. FY10 Completion Data • Looked at completion/success rates and at GPA earned for the following groupings of online courses: – 1st 8-week courses, both fall and spring (n=427) – 2nd 8-week courses, both fall and spring (650) – Summer 8-week courses (1,400) – All 8-week courses combined (all of the above) – All other online courses – mostly 16-week (7,470)
  6. 6. Completion Chart 70% 72% 74% 76% 78% 80% 82% 84% 86% All online 1st 8 wks 2nd 8 wks Summer All 8 wks Full term 79.1% 84.8% 75.2% 84.6% 82.2% 78.1% Online Courses - Grades of C or better - FY10
  7. 7. GPA Data 2.60 2.65 2.70 2.75 2.80 2.85 2.90 2.95 3.00 3.05 All online 1st 8 wks 2nd 8 wks Summer All 8 wks Full term 2.79 2.90 2.78 3.00 2.93 2.75 GPA Earned in Online Courses - FY10
  8. 8. 2-by-8 Survey Data • During both fall terms, we sent a request to each 2-by-8 student to complete a brief survey. • 98 students gave feedback in fall 2009 • 144 students gave feedback in fall 2010
  9. 9. Number of 2-by-8 enrolled in 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 1 2 3 4 2009 71.4% 22.0% 6.6% 0.0% 2010 70.1% 22.2% 6.3% 1.4% 2-by-8: courses taken in fall term 2009 20102009, n = 98 2010, n = 144
  10. 10. Were you aware when registering? 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 2009 2010 Yes 56.1% 66.7% No 43.9% 33.3% Were You Aware When Registering? Yes No2009, n = 98 2010, n = 144
  11. 11. Weekly Workload Requirements? 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% As expected More than expected Less than expected 2009 65.3% 27.6% 7.1% 2010 62.5% 32.6% 4.9% Weekly Workload Requirements? 2009 20102009, n = 98 2010, n = 144
  12. 12. How did you find out that 8-week courses were available? (Choose all that apply.) 2009 2010 Email from LSC 7 12.7% 1 1.1% Video on e-Campus 2 3.6% 3 3.1% Newspaper ads 0 0.0% 0 0.0% TV ads 0 0.0% 0 0.0% Advisor 2 3.6% 4 4.2% Class schedule 45 81.8% 84 86.5% Word of mouth 2 3.6% 4 4.2% Other 4 7.3% 11 11.5%
  13. 13. I chose courses in the 8-week format because: (check all that apply) 2009 2010 Met my needs 40 72.7% 49 51.0 % Preferred learning 25 45.5% 20 20.8% Lighter workload 6 10.9% 8 8.3% Advice from others 0 0.0% 4 4.2% Looking for late start 11 11.5% Final exams 15 15.6% Only option for needed course 34 35.4% Other 7 12.7% 14 14.6%
  14. 14. Once you realized you were enrolled in an 8-week class, did you: (select all) 2009 2010 Gave it a try 41 95.3% 44 91.7% Looked for 16-wk options 3 7.0% 2 4.2% Looked for other 8-wk 2 4.7% 4 8.3% Talked to instructor 3 7.0% 1 2.1% Talked to advisor 1 2.3% 0 0.0% Withdraw? 1 2.1% Other 3 7.0% 8 16.7%
  15. 15. Other feedback. Select all that apply 2009 2010 Not interested in more 13 13.3% 30 21.1% Works better for me 28 28.6% 45 31.7% Enrolled in next semester 18 18.4% 0.0% Want more in future 54 55.1% 70 49.3% Complete degree this way 24 24.5% 30 21.1% Reason I enrolled 3 3.1% 6 4.2% Want 8-wk on campus 27 27.6% 38 26.8% Other 14 14.3% 21 14.8%
  16. 16. 2-by-8 Survey Demographics 31.8% 68.2% Was this your 1st term at LSC? Yes No 11.2% 28.9% 59.9% FT or PT Student? 6 cr. or less 7-11 credits 12 or more cr. 2 years, n = 242
  17. 17. More Demographics 24.4% 21.9%27.7% 25.2% Employed during term? No PT - less than 20 hrs PT between 20-40 hrs FT - 40 or more hours 69.8% 38.0% 13.2% 4.5% Other courses taken 16-wk online 16-wk on-campus On-campus, less than full term Other 2 years, n = 242
  18. 18. Distance from LSC 36.5% 24.5% 12.0% 10.0% 12.9% 4.1% 0-10 miles 11-30 miles 31-50 miles 51-100 miles 101-200 miles over 200 miles 2 years, n = 242
  19. 19. 2-by-8 Online Courses Associate in Arts Degree Lake Superior College

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