How to Offer a Computer Science Minor by Outsourcing It

For liberal arts institutions looking to take advantage of the enrollment growth power of coding and computer science courses, should they build them from scratch or partner?

Reported by EdSurge, Dominican University of California has partnered with the Make School coding bootcamp to create a new minor in computer science, while helping Make School add a liberal arts portion to their curriculum on their way to offering a 4-year degree themselves.

This partnership is made possible through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges’ incubation policy, which allows accredited schools to partner with unaccredited schools on the way to accreditation.

The takeaway? Are our current financial aid regulations standing in the way of these win-win partnerships, or should we be concerned about institutions outsourcing critical coursework and aid dollars to unaccredited providers?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.