their exams in the Distance Learning Office’s examination rooms in Petrie Annex)
FTE production is reported to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment and credited to the academic departments as appropriate.
Independent Learning Financial Elements: Independent Learning courses tuition and fees as established by the Board of Trustees. Some courses have additional materials (tapes/lab kit) that require an additional fee similar to textbook costs.
Faculty are paid for developing a new independent learning course: $2700 for an Internet-based, mixed media course of 3 semester hours credit. Additionally, faculty are paid $130 per matriculated student in the typical 3-semester-hour course. Faculty receive prorated amounts for shorter courses and for students who complete only part of a course. Faculty receive pay on a calendar quarterly basis.
Course fees are collected and used to pay course development and implementation costs, faculty remuneration, and administration (staff/supplies). No costs are incurred by the academic department.