Central Christian College of Kansas and McPherson College, in association with the Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) and College Consortium, are pleased to announce their participation in the Kansas Independent College Course Sharing Consortium (KICCSC).
This collaborative effort, which includes Central Christian College of Kansas and McPherson College, is based on a statewide agreement to enhance the experience of degree-seeking students. As such, The KICCSC serves as a medium for students of member schools to take advantage of online courses offered by other independent and mission aligned campuses, without incurring additional cost or worrying about credit eligibility.
From a student perspective, member students can take an online class offered by another participating partner campus and are guaranteed to receive credits toward their full-time status and financial aid, and count the grade earned within their campus GPA. This can help individual students save money, maintain athletic and academic eligibility, and ensure a timely graduation.
From an administrative perspective, member schools can utilize online classes offered by other participating campuses to enhance their own curriculums or replace under-enrolled sections. The benefit of using the partnership is that this agreement ensures a formal relationship is set up to provide documentation to accrediting agencies and eligibility centers. KICA President, Matt Lindsey, says of the initiative: “This has been one of the more exciting new initiatives we've been able to undertake, because it simultaneously creates efficiencies for the schools while improving student outcomes, strengthening our network and laying a foundation for even greater student success.”
Students at Central Christian College of Kansa have been participating in the College Consortium since early 2018. According to Interim President, Lenny Favara, “The advantages afforded by the consortium allow for participating institutions to provide enhanced opportunities to their students. I know that students here at CCCK have appreciated the flexibility, selection, and savings they have experienced through the partnership. I look forward to seeing this alliance grow.”