Last month I initiated the CBCS Strategic Initiative Update with information on our new college tagline "Promoting Well-Being." This month, I am highlighting our progress towards "Strategic Initiative 2.2: Increase student access to academic programs by providing online programs and classes." There are 4 selected activities related to this initiative.
1. The School of Social Work successfully launched the Online Advanced Standing MSW Program as a cost-recovery program with 27 new students in the Summer, 2017. Marketing and student recruitment will continue for the Summer, 2018. Because there is so much interest on the online program, Social Work is now exploring the option of adding a full-time (non-advanced standing) MSW online program for students who do not have a BSW degree.
2. Criminology recently developed the MS in Cybercrime as a fully online, cost recovery program. Marketing and student recruitment are currently being initiated for the first class to be admitted in Fall, 2018.
3. The School of Aging Studies developed a new online graduate certificate in Clinical Aging Sciences. They are actively marketing this new certificate and expect enrollment to increase to 30 plus students over the next 5 years.
4. Finally, 24 CBCS courses will be reviewed by Innovative Education staff this Spring/Summer to determine if they meet the State's Quality Enhancement criteria. Courses that meet at least 90% of the criteria will have the Quality Course seal posted next to the course title on the Florida Virtual Campus course inventory. All departments and schools are participating in this review.
If you haven't already, please take time to read the full Strategic Plan which can be accessed on the website link below. The next update will highlight our progress in another strategic initiative related to student success.