9 Miss. Code. R. § 8-B - Criteria for State Reimbursement

Current through April 7, 2022

Criteria for State Reimbursement of Mississippi Virtual Community College Courses, FY XX

Given full faith to MCCB Policy 9.2 Standards for Quality and Accountability, a community/junior college is in compliance with the MSVCC Policies and Procedures Manual for the Mississippi Virtual Community College (MSVCC) Consortium when it meets the following criteria:

1. Students enrolled in courses where instruction is delivered via distance learning technologies will be counted for audit purposes, the same as that for students enrolled via traditional delivery methods, with the following stipulation. State appropriations will be awarded for Mississippi Virtual Community College (MSVCC) courses that are offered through the MSVCC Enrollment Tool and conform to all operational policies, procedures, and positions as approved by the Mississippi Community College Board (MCCB) in consultation with the Mississippi Association of Community/Junior Colleges (MACJC) and as interpreted by the MCCB. MSVCC online courses are defined as those which are offered through the MSVCC Enrollment Tool, whether host or provided, and must follow the policies and procedures outlined in the MSVCC Policies and Procedures Manual. Courses that are not offered in the MSVCC Enrollment Tool and/or do not have shared students, are considered to be "native online courses", in which the college offering the course(s) determines local policies and procedures. Colleges will be compensated according to their roles as host and/or provider institutions for students and courses. Online courses are not classroom based, content is delivered online, do not require regular campus or any synchronous attendance, can be accomplished from a remote site, and are distinguished from hybrid courses, which are merely Internet enhanced.

2. Effective July 1, 2018, a $0.90 cent fee per SSCH will be assessed to each college by the MCCB for the purpose of supporting the MSVCC and the contractual obligations adopted by the consortium. This is a change from the former funding formula which assessed a 12.00 dollar per MSVCC course enrollment fee.

3. For the purpose of state reimbursement under Sections 1-3 SB 2954, 2018 Regular Session of the Appropriation Bill, hybrid courses are defined as those courses with less than seventy- five percent (75%) of student contact hours provided on-line. All academic, career, and technical courses with primary online delivery (75% or more of student contact hours) will be eligible for state reimbursement. Guidelines for reimbursement of vocational and workforce training courses will be determined as courses are developed.

4. All participating colleges will make MSVCC course offerings, for which they have program approval and accreditation, available to students for fall, spring, and summer semesters as deemed appropriate by local policy and procedures.

5. All participating colleges will adhere to the annual MSVCC calendar developed in cooperation with the Academic Deans' Association and approved by MACJC.

6. All participating colleges should make MSVCC course offerings available to students. This may be achieved by publishing the registration website of the MSVCC in the college catalog, printing on college schedules, by adding a link of the complete course listing to the college's website, or as deemed appropriate by local college policy and procedure.

7. All participating colleges must allow all courses listed on the MSVCC master course list to remain active until the end of the MSVCC enrollment period unless the class is full or proper notification is given to all colleges by the provider. Proper notification is defined as e-mail communication to all colleges from the provider that lists impacted courses within the master listing. Notifications about closures should be made to Chief eLearning Officers (CELOs) and the MCCB Assistant Executive Director for eLearning & Instructional Technology as soon as possible. No deletions can be made after noon on the Wednesday prior to the first start day of the term.

8. All participating colleges must agree to serve as a testing site for MSVCC courses, giving full faith, cooperation and credit to all other colleges. Colleges must agree to test MSVCC students regardless of the college's role as host, provider, or neither. Colleges will participate in any MSVCC protocols, lists, and guidelines regarding testing.

9. All participating colleges must provide eLearning personnel to promote active communications relating to the MSVCC internally and externally among all other colleges. Participation in regular statewide meetings, in student services initiatives (including transcripting and admissions records), accreditation issues, research, and planning will be required of each college.

10. All provider colleges will provide the Host College with a copy of the faculty member's credentials and transcripts via the secure MSVCC Enrollment Tool database, verified by the Provider College and so stated in the file at the Host College.

11. All provider colleges agree to report (manually and/or via database import) attendance and grades, in accordance with the annual MSVCC calendar, utilizing the MSVCC Enrollment Tool database for the Host College to retrieve.

12. Due to course integrity and security issues, students are prohibited from auditing an MSVCC course.


9 Miss. Code. R. § 8-B
Adopted 11/22/2018

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