SCTCC has been ranked 6th in the Center for Digital Education’s 2017-2018 Digital Community Colleges Survey Awards for the small colleges category. View all the winners.
The survey analyzes how community colleges use a range of technologies to improve services to students, faculty, staff, and the community at large.
“We are honored to be recognized as a top ten winner in the Digital Community Colleges Survey by the Center for Digital Education,” said Chief Information Officer Vi Bergquist. “The IT department at SCTCC plans to continue to improve education through the use of technology. We are working hard every day to make technology easy to use and relevant to the curriculum.”
SCTCC Web Developer Bob Pfeffer received the award on April 28 on behalf of the college.
Colleges surveyed indicated that mobility devices/app support is their top priority for the coming year, followed by cyber security tools and testing, website redesign/updates, upgrading classroom technologies, digital content and curriculum, and disaster recovery/business continuity.
The survey revealed that 34% of colleges have a strategy in place for the use of mobile devices; 35% have a full-time Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) or similar full-time staff in charge of cybersecurity; 71% of the colleges’ websites have responsive web design; and 88% of colleges have off-site data storage redundancies in place.
All accredited U.S. community colleges are eligible to participate in the Digital Community Colleges Survey within three classifications based on enrollment size.