Closing the gap
The institutional researcher, (or queen of data as I call her) compiled the statistics of student completers for 07-08 (summer 07 thru spring 08) at CGCC. Successful completion is an A, B, C or Pass
All classes: 83.9%
Online classes: 81.5%
In 06-07, the difference between online and onground completion rate was 6.3%. A year later, as shown above, the difference was 2.8% (83.9% - 81.5% = 2.8%). We seem to be closing the gap! I attribute this to a focus on high quality courses via the implementation of Quality Matters on campus.