Operations, Infrastructure and Consortial Licensing

The Operations & Infrastructure Workgroup  members coordinate the operation and communications tasks of the Oregon Community College Distance Learning Association within these areas of responsibility:

  • Develop operating budget and identifying data collection needs for colleges and state constiuents
  • Determine management of financial agreements
  • Facilitate existing agreements and identify, and develop new consortial agreements
  • Identify and implement communication strategies and processes
  • Manage communication resources (WebConferencing, List Serve, Wiki and Website)
  • Review and revise operations documents

Objectives

Goal: Share the work of OCCDLA in an open, collaborative and transparent nature.

Process: Collaborate and coordinate on statewide activities to support the initiatives outlined in our strategic direction statement. Administrative support coordinates all activities and supports cost savings by not having redundant efforts.

  • Improve effectiveness of operations
  • Define processes and procedures
  • Clarify roles and expectations
  • Maximize resources
  • Effective time management
  • Improve communication
  • Increase transparency
  • Improve opportunities to collaborate
  • Encourage broader participation by more colleges

Consortial Licenses

Goal: Reduce higher education costs through consortial licensing.

Process:

  • Reduce travel costs and expand attendance for remote meeting capabilities for community college faculty and staff; support implementation of mobile strategy; collaborate for enhanced video repository capabilities; address compliance needs for accessible instructional media; increase access to quality instructional content.
  • Cost savings via consortial agreements with Blackboard Collaborate, Films on Demand, Kaltura, and Quality Matters.

Workgroup Members

Kellie Schellenberg – Chemeketa Community College
Ian Coronado – Lane Community College
Bruce Kauss – Blue Mountain Community College
Carol McGeehon – Umpqua Community College
Cat Schleichert –Mount Hood Community College
Colin Stapp – Chemeketa Community College
Scott Carpenter – Treasure Valley Community College
Kimberlie Veysey – OCCDLA Administrative Assistant, Umpqua Community College