April 21, 2019

Student Centered Funding Formula

I was slow to realize that the now-ubiquitous “SCFF” acronym stands for Student Centered Funding Formula. When we talk about the “new funding formula,” we are talking about the SCFF. It was a hot topic at the CIO conference this week. Several aspects of the formula were debated, and it is clear to me that features of the formula will likely change. But despite concerns many have expressed about the SCFF, Chancellor Oakley stated emphatically that the SCFF is here to stay. He also spoke passionately about his desire to have more people of color in faculty and administrative positions. It was interesting to discuss with other CIOs their reactions of Chancellor Oakley’s ideas.

Looking beyond the debates about technical aspects of the funding formula, the most consistent support I heard among CIOs was for predictable and stable funding so that colleges can plan and for aligning the outcomes funded by the SCFF closely with the outcomes that are meaningful and actually good for students.

Finish Faster Online

Also interesting at the CIO conference was that representatives of the California Virtual Campus and the Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI) group started their session by saying that they thought about wearing “We are not the online college” t-shirts. They discussed the many benefits of joining the OEI.

They urged colleges to sign up for the “Finish Faster Online” initiative. The CVC partnered with the CSU system to provide “Finish Faster Online” initiative, which involves a comprehensive list of all CCC’s online summer offerings for all colleges involved to be made available to all CSU and CCC students. The initiative is designed to encourage students to enroll in community college classes to complete their degree requirements and finish faster. CR will participate in this initiative.

The most popular courses sought after in past years of Finish Faster have been Statistics, Calculus, English Composition, Oral Communication, and any science with a lab component.

Fast Fact

92.7% of students taking online courses at CR declare California as their state of residency.

CR Students

In online classes

All classes

Gender

   

Female

69.50%

53.40%

Age

   

Under 18

3.70%

10.60%

18-24

48.60%

41.10%

25-29

16.80%

16.10%

30-39

20.00%

17.50%

40-49

7.20%

8.10%

50 +

3.70%

6.60%

 

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