The Online Education Initiative (OEI) Consortium, launched in October 2015, is composed of representatives of the 24 OEI pilot colleges who, in consultation with leadership at their respective institutions, serve as an advisory body to the OEI management team.
The Consortium provides guidance and recommendations on operational and technical matters of the OEI, with a focus on preparation of the OEI Course Exchange, currently scheduled for the fall of 2016.
The initial Consortium is building the framework for what will ultimately become the CCC Online Education Initiative Consortium open to all California Community Colleges. Only colleges that join the Consortium will have the opportunity to participate in the Course Exchange when it becomes available. The Consortium provides the legal mechanism to allow for many of the reciprocity requirements of the Course Exchange (for example, combining enrolled units across colleges for purposes of determining student financial aid eligibility).
The OEI Consortium is authorized to form work groups, including joint work groups with the OEI Steering Committee, to gather information and develop recommendation on both policy and operational topics.