Models of Collaborations at OCU
OCU is involved in a range of collaborative relationships with other institutions. The following range of models defines the ways in which we can collaborate with other institutions:
Extension Campus: Extension campuses are immediate affiliates of the Open Christian University, established by churches, denominations, Bible colleges, mission agencies, Christian NGOs, and individuals contracted to teach OCU courses on their premises, then send students to the Open Christian University website to do the online exams and receive a diploma.
Validation: OCU may accredit a programme developed by another institution as equivalent to an OCU award, or leading to the award of a specific number of credits. The partner institution has responsibility for updating programme content and programme content will be reviewed as part of the partner institution’s Collaborative Review;
Double award: A programme of study leading to the award of both an OCU qualification and that of a partner institution. Each institution shall be responsible for the issuing of the award certificate of that institution;
Articulation: an arrangement whereby programmes and modules delivered by a partner institution are formally recognised for the purposes of advanced standing towards an OCU award.
For details about starting or affiliating a Bible college, please refer to this Organizational Partner Manual.
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