Postsecondary Exemplary Program Runner-Up Award
Computer and Office Technology Program
North Idaho College
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Instructors: Kathie O'Brien, Sue Shibley, Marilyn Wudarcki
Dean for Professional, Technical and Workforce Education: Mike Mires
NIC President: Dr. Priscilla Bell
North Idaho College’s College of Technology implemented a Flexible Learning Center based on a national model. Faculty redesigned their program courses to increase student achievement and enrollment. The Flexible Learning Center is a learning environment that can be customized for each student. Students spend more time on things they don’t understand, less time on things they have already mastered, and they get immediate assistance when they encounter problems. Since its opening in the Fall of 2008, it’s success has surpassed expectations and participation in the Center and in programs continues to grow.