SVCC HLC Self-Study Document

Sauk Valley Community College
HLC Self-Study Document

September 19-21, 2011

3C.1: Learning Environments Expand

In support of the Mission, the FY11 Strategic Plan addresses one of the barriers that faces the diverse population in Sauk’s rural setting: “Expand the number of courses and programs that can be completed through alternative delivery methods, to expand student access” (Objective 1.3). Sauk provides a range of services and options that help increase opportunities for students to participate in education:

Diverse Learning Environments

The college offers multiple learning environments for students by offering courses in a variety of different modalities:

The graph below (see Figure 3iii) shows the trends for the credit hours that have been generated by some of these different modes of class delivery. Although the increase in online credit hours is significant, no research has been done to ascertain whether these are additional students or merely an alternate delivery selected by student enrolled in face-to-face classes.

Figure 3iii: Credit Hours by Mode of Delivery
Credit Hours by Mode of Delivery
Source: SVCC Banner Tracking System