This describes the responsibilities of each college in the Phase 2 pilot of the expanded SSDL program.
The Phase 2 pilot of the Shared Services Distance Learning (SSDL) network expands SSDL allowing additional colleges to offer online courses and to establish a process for sharing online programs at colleges where they are not normally available. The Phase 2 pilot will be limited to a few courses from other colleges and a few complete online programs. Phase 2 is designed to take advantage of this rich diversity by allowing colleges to choose online courses that are the best fit for their students and institutional culture and needs.
The SSDL Phase 2 expands the availability of existing online courses and programs through a proven infrastructure within the Virginia Community College System. SSDL Phase 2 seeks to build on that proven approach by allowing a receiving college to offer its students access to an online program not otherwise available locally without losing those students to a distant college. Through this approach, a receiving college can promote and offer students access to a new program, deliver all the required general education courses itself, and maintain its relationship with its students throughout their progress toward completing a degree or certificate.
Colleges delivering courses through SSDL must:
Holidays and breaks for Shared Service courses are the same dates as the college that you are enrolled in for that specific course. For example, if you are a student at VWCC, yet are taking a Shared Services course through NOVA the holidays and breaks for the Shared Service course through NOVA would be the same as NOVA's holidays and breaks. However, all other classes that you are taking through VWCC would have the same holiday and break dates as VWCC's holiday and break dates.
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