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The MCCVLC works collaboratively with Michigan community colleges

to produce tools and resources that are used by faculty and staff in the

development of online courses and programs of study



MCCVLC Developed Curriculum Tools


MCCVLC Online Program Assessment Plan and Rubric

While the MCCVLC serves as the facilitator for the accreditation of the online delivery of courses and programs, each institution is responsible for their individual assessment processes. This plan focuses on the issues that colleges should address during the assessment of an online program of study currently being offered.


MCCVLC Online Course Guidelines and Rubric

The MCCVLC Online Course Guidelines and Rubric were designed to assist member institutions with developing online courses of quality. Member institutions may elect to utilize these guidelines in a variety of ways. This instrument may be used as a self-assessment tool by faculty when developing courses for offering online, or used as a guide to review courses already developed. The instrument can be also used as a tool for peer-to-peer review of courses within an institution or with other institutions.



North Central Accreditation - Higher Learning Commission


 Guidelines for Evaluation of Distance (Online) Programs

Institutional Change and Accreditation of Distance Education Programs Information

Substantive Change Application for Distance Education Programs



Expectations of Online Faculty Resources


Online Student, Faculty and Staff Expectations and Performance Targets - St. Petersburg College

Best Practices for Administrative Evaluation of Online Faculty (Tobin)

Online Instructor Performance Best Practices and Expectations- Penn State World Campus


Best Practice Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity in Online Education  (July 2009)  

The Instructional Technology Council created this document with WCET and the UT TeleCampus as a resource to our member institutions and the higher education community at large. 




Open Educational Resources - links to OER repositories.


Copyright Resources - The links in this page were provided by Fritz Dolak - Copyright and Intellectual Property Manager of the Ball State University Copyright Office. They are useful in determining how to work with the copyrighted material in your online courses.


“The Excellent Online Instructor” with Rena Palloff & Keith Pratt
In this podcast, authors Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt share strategies for faculty training, development, and support, which is the subject of their forthcoming book, The Excellent Online Instructor.


 Video Primer for e-Teaching & Learning

This site contains videos covering a large array of best practices in online learning, featuring Dr. Curtis Bonk, Professor in Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University.


Universal Design

Facultyware -  University of Connecticut, Center on Post-secondary Education and Disability website funded by US Dept of Ed grant.  Resources that focus on universal design principles.



Web Accessibility

Anyone involved with developing a web site or teaching online must be aware of the issues involved with creating an accessible environment. It is critical for those of us in the community college to be able to provide a positive learning environment for all users. Below are some links to organizations that can assist in universal design and web accessibility.


Web Accessibility Resources - Portland Community College

The National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE) monitors and promotes electronically-mediated distance education policies and practices that enhance the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

Great Lakes ADA and IT Accessibility Center - This Center is sponsored by the University of Illinois - Chicago and provides a host of resources and training in the area of ADA and universal design. They also have an audio conference series that provides continuing education on regulations and trends under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

National Center on Accessible Information in Technology - This website is from the University of Washington and features the AccessIT Knowldege Base, a searchable, growing database of questions and answers regarding accessible E&IT. It is designed for educators, policy makers, librarians, technical support staff, and students and employees with disabilities and their advocates.



MCCVLC Historical Curriculum Projects


MCCVLC-NCA Accreditation Project

 Curriculum development will be in accordance with MCCVLC guiding principles established during the strategic planning process and others such as those developed by the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications. Additionally, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association has developed Guidelines for the Accreditation of Distance Learning Programs of study; these guidelines require that colleges have their accreditation status extended in order to promote degree programs that will be offered via distance learning. (Note: this requirement is for degree programs, not for certificate programs.) Colleges must provide evidence that programs offered at a distance meet these requirements. In some cases, the resources, information and services available through the MCCVLC will satisfy these requirements in whole or in part. A collaborative Request for Institutional Change has been forwarded to the Higher Learning Commission of the NCA for 22 participating member colleges; detailed information can be found on the MCCVLC / NCA Accreditation Project  page. 


W. K. Kellogg Foundation Grant 

The MCCVLC has facilitated the development of complete programs of study for delivery in distributed learning environments. These curriculum development projects were completed with funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The projects represent the work of twenty Michigan community colleges working together in the collaborative development of curriculum and courses. Round One work was completed in August 2001 and Round Two projects was completed in August 2003. The programs are now being offered through the MCCVLC website.

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