Distance Learning for Faculty

KCC provides multiple modalities for learning including fully online courses, hybrid courses (part online/part in classroom), Learning Technologies (flexible model that offers in-person and online synchronous learning), and Web-enhanced traditional courses (typical face-to-face courses with online information).

All credit courses follow the semester schedule, utilize schedules, require participation, have the same learning outcomes, and follow the same rigorous guidelines as our face-to-face courses.

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

KCC is a current member of the Michigan State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) state portal agency, Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) and the National Council for State Authorization Agreements (NC-SARA).

Student Complaint Process for Out-of-State Enrollments

Kellogg Community College (KCC) strives to resolve student concerns, complaints, or grievances. Students residing outside the state of Michigan while attending KCC should follow the college’s process outlined within the KCC Student Handbook. If the issues cannot be resolved within the college, a complaint may be filed with the student’s home state. For a directory of state authorization agencies and contact information, please use the NC-SARA listing of State Portal Entity Contacts.

For more information about SARA, KCC’s membership, or other information, please visit the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) webpage.

Michigan Colleges Online (MCO)

Kellogg Community College works with the Michigan Community College Association (MCCA) and member colleges throughout Michigan to expand distance learning opportunities for students. The MCCA created MCO in cooperation with Michigan’s community colleges as a vehicle to provide access to more courses and programs for students.

The Michigan Colleges Online collaborative enables current Michigan community college students to take courses from other member colleges while still receiving support services and maintaining their academic record at their designated home college. For example, a Kellogg Community College student can take an online course taught by Northwestern Michigan College but receive the same student support services they would receive if the course was taught by Kellogg Community College faculty.

All Kellogg Community College online courses are typically listed on the MCO website so students from other community colleges can enroll. If you would like your course exempt from this listing, please contact the Director, Learning Technologies.

Faculty are encouraged to visit the MCO student site and the MCO member site for more information and resources.


Disability services are provided to students who self-disclose a disability to the Center for Student Success and provide appropriate documentation. For more information contact Support Services at 269-965-4150 or [email protected].

Additional resources for employees:

Open Educational Resources: OER Commons

MCO created the Michigan Colleges Online Hub for our member institutions as a way to reduce costs for students, increase student success and completion, and allow for inter-institutional collaboration with faculty. Community colleges throughout Michigan are creating, sharing, and collaborating on high-quality OER for use in today’s classrooms.

Explore various resources and collections across Michigan through the OER Commons: MCO hub or visit OER Commons: Kellogg Community College for KCC specific materials.

To view KCC courses utilizing OER, visit Open Educational Resources.