EAC Academic Standards and Practices Committee

Historical Information

Issues Feedback: Online Degree

The Academic Standards and Practices Committee is very interested in hearing your thoughts about any current issue. Please let us know what you think.

Submitted by:
Mike Lawrence, CA Business Faculty (Feb 28, 2006)

A question came up about the online residency discussion: do we know where students are from who are interested in the all online degree? Are they mostly in our PCC district, or are they elsewhere?

From my experience of reading student intros when they first log into the class, I would say that the majority of students are in the PCC district who take their classes online. Most of the students cite job conflict, travel, single parenting, and the pleasant experience of taking their classes online among many other reasons why they are taking all or most of their classes online.

There are always a few international students and students outside the PCC district who log into the class but I would guess that it is less than 10% of the total.

Committee Chair 2007-2008: Taylor Hanna