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Twokin Consulting: Review policies limiting students from taking your own courses

This post is a continuation of a series of Twokin Consulting articles on how higher education institutions need to challenge the status quo using innovative ideas for reducing costs, increasing revenues, and improving campus operations.

Twokin Consulting Estimate of Implementation Difficulty

Hard

Twokin Consulting Estimate of Implementation Timeline

Long Time Frame (6 months to 24 months)

Twokin Consulting Estimate of Direct Financial Impact

Small

Twokin Consulting Estimate of Campus Controversy it will Generate

Large debate and questioning

A potential area of campus improvement is to review your campus policies regarding any roadblocks for your own students taking courses in different programs and in a different modality at your institution.


At one of my prior schools, our onground (residential) campus students had limited options and could not use their institutional financial aid to take online courses offered by the online division at the same school. This frustrated students. The online courses were available to any student in the world except campus ground students who needed Provost permission.


Similarly, the residential campus faculty had put in place structures that if a student took one of the school’s online courses, it was questionable if it would count for the student. This was a result of the residential campus faculty not feeling that the online courses were of the same caliber of their onground courses. While it is debatable if this is true or not, these same faculty would without question accept transfer credit from any other institution.


Twokin Consulting would suggest you review if similar bottlenecks exist at your institution.


Twokin Consulting specializes in helping supporting colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations in brainstorming strategies and ideas for improving operations.


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