ERIC Number: EJ862355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
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University of Cincinnati: Case Study of Online Student Success
Clark, Melody; Holstrom, Lisa; Millacci, Ann M.
Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, v13 n3 p49-55 Oct 2009
The University of Cincinnati (UC) is a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. The University also maintains a deep commitment to accessible education. Distance learning is an integral part of the University's 21st century approach to meeting diverse educational needs of students--increasing access to high quality educational programs and offerings and meeting mounting workforce and student demands and expectations for customized curriculum, flexible delivery and use of 21st century technology. UC has entire degree programs available online, as well as a variety of stand-alone distance learning courses, such as General Education courses. These courses are offered quarterly to serve students in distance learning programs, as well as students in on campus programs. In a recent review UC students matriculated in online undergraduate degree programs (two associate and five baccalaureate degrees) taking 100 and 200 level courses during Autumn quarter 2008, it was noted that 85.15% of these learners successfully completed courses with a grade of C- or better for each course. The strategic framework of success is grounded in the University's academic strategic plan and commitment to provide quality learning experiences for all students. Noted are examples of strategies that align with Sloan-C Pillars of Success.
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Educational Needs, Research Universities, Educational Strategies, Academic Persistence, Online Courses, Educational Practices, College Instruction, Learner Engagement, Undergraduate Study, Case Studies, Program Effectiveness, Program Descriptions, Computer Assisted Instruction, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Web Based Instruction, Asynchronous Communication, Urban Universities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio