September 12-23, 2011
In September 2011 ITC asked its members the following questions. We received 95 responses out of 326 member institutions.
1. Does your institution impose a blanket cap on student enrollment in ALL online courses?
2. What is the average student enrollment cap for online courses in the following disciplines: intro art or humanities, art or humanities, intro to business, business, intro to English, English or English composition, intro to political science, political science, intro to sciences, sciences, science lab or clinical, math, developmental English or math
3. Does your institution allow departments or faculty members to exempt themselves from student enrollment caps for certain online courses?
4. Does your institution cap student enrollment for face-to-face courses?
5. What was your institution's primary reason for imposing (or not imposing) a student enrollment cap for online courses?
6. Does your institution impose a lower cap on student enrollment for online courses in which the faculty member is new to teaching online?
7. Are the faculty at your institution compensated for exceeding the maximum students in a course (overages)?
8. Has the recent surge in demand for online courses prompted your college to increase the cap on student enrollment?
9. Who must approve an overage?