LBCC Insider Staff News, April 8, 2016
|LBCC Librarian Richenda Hawkins.|
Center for Digital Education, tying for fourth place nationwide. The Laserfiche program is being used to streamline transcript evaluation processes, cutting evaluation turn-around time from an average of six to eight weeks down to one week. Laserfiche is also used to find unevaluated transcripts for students who have scheduled new student orientations. LBCC’s use of Laserfiche to process late refund and academic standing petitions reduced processing time significantly and resulted in no more lost petitions or documentation. Students are automatically notified of the outcome via email, and can access their petition online to easily attach support documentation. The Infusionsoft program allows the college to track and corresponding with prospective students, to uniquely tailor messages around student’s interests, and to send important information to students to help them better prepare for college. In addition to Infusionsoft, Appointmentcore and PlusThis help the college track new student orientation appointments, and are being used to communicate with students via email and text messages. Top-ten colleges will be recognized at a reception held during the American Association of Community Colleges annual conference April 9-12 in Chicago.
LB iLearn Marks One Year of Online Classroom Learning
Article by: Allison Lamplugh & Jeff Flesch, LB iLearn Online
Tucked away in Willamette Hall, LB iLearn Online is often overlooked as a resource for students in Oregon. Having just passed the one-year mark of serving students, LB iLearn Online staff would like to share a little bit about our program and progress.
Funded by a grant from the Department of Labor, LB iLearn was developed to increase access to higher education for populations that need an alternative to traditional classroom instruction. LB iLearn was also created to increase skill sets, which provides students the opportunity to train and become certified in areas that are growing, such as healthcare and business. Developing the six programs was labor intensive, involving various individuals across campus. These collaborative efforts resulted in an Associates Degree in Business Administration, and Certification Programs in Coding and Reimbursement, Office Technology Skills, Accounting Clerk, Computed Tomography and Social Media.
The structure of LB iLearn is also very different. Because the program is not bound by a traditional term structure, students can start every Wednesday, 52 weeks a year. Additionally, students are also able to complete their school work on a schedule that works for their lifestyle. So, if a student has an unplanned life event, they can take the time they need, without having to worry about missing class or falling behind. Having more flexibility is very important to our student base, which is more nontraditional. Our students range in age up to 72 years old, with an average age of 35. Just under 60 percent of them are working. Our most popular programs right now are Coding and Reimbursement and Accounting Certificates, followed by the Business Administration Associates Degree. We currently have 52 enrolled students—doubled in the last four months—and have served some 70 students.
With a joint interest in educating the community, we would like to extend the offer to present what we can offer your students beyond their degree from LBCC (we’ll even bring donuts!). We look forward to helping students continue on their career path by connecting them with opportunities for additional skills and training. For example, the Social Media Specialist Certificate provides students with the opportunity to learn a new skill, add to their resume, and also differentiate themselves from the competition. For further discussion, contact Jeff Flesch at 928-221-8929 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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