The MCO works collaboratively with Michigan community colleges to produce tools and resources that are used by faculty and staff in the development and delivery of online courses and programs of study.
MCO Developed Curriculum Tools
MCO Online Program Assessment Plan and Rubric - While the MCO serves as the facilitator for the accreditation of the online delivery of courses and programs, each institution is responsible for their individual assessment processes. This plan focuses on the issues that colleges should address during the assessment of an online program of study currently being offered.
MCO Online Course Guidelines and Rubric - The MCO Online Course Guidelines and Rubric were designed to assist member institutions with developing online courses of quality. Member institutions may elect to utilize these guidelines in a variety of ways. This instrument may be used as a self-assessment tool by faculty when developing courses for offering online, or used as a guide to review courses already developed. The instrument can be also used as a tool for peer-to-peer review of courses within an institution or with other institutions.
Higher Learning Commission
Michigan community colleges regularly have openings for adjunct faculty in various disciplines - particularly prior to the start of each semester. Occasionally, full-time positions are posted. Colleges also have job openings for full and part-time technical staff to support distance and online learning.
Michigan community colleges often find that by leveraging their combined purchasing power, it's possible to obtain advanced technologies at reduced cost. Michigan Colleges Online has negotiated preferred pricing on products and services from the following vendors: