Chancellor Wright Lassiter, Jr.

To DCCCD’s community of learners and friends:

Change is a constant in our lives, and we face a more complex world each day that moves forward almost at the speed of light. Technology and a continuing “information explosion” is part of that change and it affects how we live, do business and learn.

That tide of changing is sweeping higher education, including the Dallas County Community College District, where distance learning is expanding by leaps and bounds. The number of students who are distance learners has more than doubled over the past few years
through the Dallas TeleCollege, and we also are helping other two- and four-year institutions meet those needs with programs and course work produced by Dallas TeleLearning; both divisions are housed within the LeCroy Center for Educational Telecommunications.

We embrace this change because it offers our students additional options for learning as they face the challenges of daily life, work and family. This report will provide you with information about the exciting programs we provide nationally and internationally in distance learning and about the options that online education adds to the traditional bricks-and-mortar classrooms of higher education.

These modes of high-tech learning also are challenging our faculty to manage new technologies and to learn better ways to teach through distance learning. And although our traditional classrooms remain filled with eager learners, we have noticed a steady “migration” in our students who often prefer to enroll in a combination of both on-site and online classes.

We are excited to share this information with you, and we welcome your ideas and suggestions. Link to the Annual Report to the Community

Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr.
Dallas County Community College District