Now in the development phase for an initial pilot launch of the registration process in fall 2016 with eight colleges, the Course Exchange component of the Online Education Initiative (OEI) will provide a seamless pathway for students to register for online courses across participating colleges without requiring students to complete separate application and matriculation processes.
Through the Course Exchange, students who cannot get the courses they need at their home college will be able to enroll in them at another college (teaching college) that has available seats in the equivalent course via a streamlined registration process at their home college.
This does not imply that students will complete degrees by taking courses completely online from a variety of colleges. Rather, the idea for the initial phases of the Course Exchange is that students only take courses after they have exhausted opportunities to enroll in them at their home college.
When a college becomes a member of the OEI Consortium, the college and its faculty have the opportunity to participate in the Course Exchange. The home college is the college that establishes residency for transfer degree completion and receives credit for the degree completion and/or transfer attained. The teaching college is the college offering courses to students from their own and other colleges. The teaching college receives apportionment for enrollments. In the initial pilot, all colleges will participate by offering courses (teaching college) and by allowing students to register for courses across colleges (home college). At the conclusion of the initial pilot phase, other colleges will have the opportunity to become members of the consortium and be able to participate in the exchange as home and/or teaching colleges.
Initial OEI Exchange Courses
These high demand Associate Degree for Transfer (ADTs; AA-T/AS-T) courses were chosen based on their inclusion in ADTs, student demand data, and course fulfillment of transfer area requirements.