Our Students Matter - Cleveland Community College, Shelby, NC

Making a Difference for Students

Award recognizes CCC’s efforts to help online students succeed.

On October 6, Quality Matters announced its 2021 Making a Difference For Students Awards winners. Cleveland Community College received the Outstanding Impact by a Higher Education Organization award. The organization’s announcement stated:

Cleveland Community College is recognized for establishing Quality Matters as part of their course quality initiative for their online programs, which includes faculty training, and a cross-department team approach with mentors and instructional designers. Their initiative saw student course completion with a C or above increase between 7% and 20%.

CCC is making a difference for online students.

“Cleveland Community College has a longstanding tradition of excellence, and we believe our students deserve a meaningful educational experience, regardless of delivery method,” said Jason Hurst, president. “Our faculty and staff invest their time and talents to create an engaging learning environment that provides online students the same opportunities available to traditional students.”

Each year, the Quality Matters community celebrates individuals and institutions that exemplify Quality Matters’ focus on student success. Awardees demonstrate an unwavering commitment to ensuring high course quality and use varied but valuable approaches to improving learner outcomes, including the implementation of Quality Matters’ standards, practices and processes.

“The results of Cleveland Community College’s course quality initiative for its online programs demonstrate the transformative impact a commitment to quality can have on student success,” said Yaping Gao, Ed.D., QM’s Senior Academic Director for Member Services & Partnerships, “We applaud the College’s commitment to Making a Difference for Students and look forward to continuing to work with its team on achieving their quality assurance goals.”

The College will be recognized at an awards ceremony on November 4, as part of the QM ConnectLX Online conference.


About Quality Matters

Quality Matters is a nonprofit, global organization dedicated to promoting and improving the quality of online education nationally and internationally. Learn more at www.qualitymatters.org.

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