Will course sharing agreements improve the academic experience?
Reported by Inside Higher Ed, course share agreements among consortium partners mean that institutions can focus on their academic strong suits and leverage their consortium partner’s respective academic focal points to fill in their course gaps. That way, the students gets the very best from every institution in the partnership.
But preventing too deep of specializations are accrediting bodies that currently limit the percentage of a degree program that can be earned from the non-originating institution.
The takeaway? Course share agreements can be great ways to leverage niche courses from other institutions yours doesn’t currently offer, and no longer have to. But we must be careful in getting too specialized and relying too heavily on other institutions given our accrediting reality today.
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