Breakout Session

RVCC’s Journey to Compliance with MSCHE’s Credit Hour Policy

Track: Assessment

Breakout Session II
Thurs. 10:35 – 11:35

In the spring of 2013, RVCC began its journey toward compliance with the MSCHE policy on Credit Hour. This presentation will illustrate the faculty-driven process that RVCC adopted to demonstrate compliance, and will include a discussion of the methodology behind the work completed by RVCC faculty in the area of credit hour equivalency for online courses. The resulting product is a faculty self-audit, wherein faculty apply a set of generalized metrics to quantify the length of instructional time in an online course.


Melanie Morris
Professor of Business Law
Raritan Valley Community College

Melanie Morris is a Professor of Business Law at Raritan Valley Community College. She also serves as the College’s Interim Director of Online Learning, as well as the statewide trainer for the Distance Educator Affinity Group’s Quality Matters Consortium. Prior to her appointment at Raritan, she served as Chairperson of the Department of Business, Math and Computer Science at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA. She is an attorney licensed to practice in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and holds the PHR designation. She earned her B.A., State University of New York at Albany, her M.B.A. Temple University, and J.D. cum laude, at Temple University School of Law.

Pattiann Kletz
Pattiann Kletz is the Chairperson of the Business and Public Service Department and Professor of Business Administration at Raritan Valley Community College. She is a Quality Matters Peer Reviewer and received QM certification for a course in 2013. Prior to Raritan Valley, she was the Director of Pensions at a private New Jersey Company.  She earned her A.S. from Raritan Valley Community College, her B.S. from The College of New Jersey, her M.B.A. from Seton Hall University, and is currently pursuing her business doctorate at Pace University.