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How Rochester is Growing Enrollment with Rize

Premium course sharing, designed for small private colleges

A higher-quality course sharing solution that prioritizes student outcomes and maximizes affordability for institutions.

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What are flex courses?

What are Flex Courses?

Flex Courses are individual, shared courses that you can access for additional capacity and flexibility where you need it most.

Each course is designed by a team of instructional designers and delivered by an LCMC college. Courses are iterated annually in partnership with faculty and industry experts.

Flex Courses are offered online, both sync and async, built around engaging, project-based coursework, and designed exclusively with small private colleges in mind.
Why we built Rize Flex courses

We designed Rize Flex Courses to provide colleges with a cost-effective solution to:

Solve Staffing Challenges

Last minute retirements. Adjunct cancellations. Unstaffed sections. Rather than scrambling to find qualified instructors or canceling courses, Rize partner colleges use Flex Courses to protect graduation timelines and solve staffing headaches.

Expand Options for Students

82% of students want some of their courses online.

That number can climb even higher for our college partners with a large number of student athletes, working students or non-traditional students.

These Rize partners use Flex Courses to quickly give their students the flexibility to choose the learning style and schedule they want.

Support Overburdened Faculty

When departments are under-staffed, asking your faculty to take on overload can feel like your only option.

Flex Courses are a way to provide more support and flexibility to your faculty, freeing them up to focus on the courses and programs that matter most to them.

Maintain Under-Enrolled Programs

Under-enrolled programs and courses can be expensive to maintain but are often critical to your students, alumni and mission.

Protect these important programs and courses against cancellation with a more affordable solution.

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Which Flex courses are available next semester?

  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Principles of Accounting II
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Business Law
  • Human Resource Management
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Calculus I
  • Differential Equations
  • Spanish I

What students are saying

“One of the best classes I’ve taken in the past three years. You can experience a real work environment and assignments.”
Sophomore, Regis College
“The skills I was taught will be with me throughout my entire professional career.”
Junior, Concordia St. Paul
“This class has been amazing, the assignments have been great, and Dr. Richards has been the absolute best”
Junior, Centenary University
“This class is by far the best and most innovative course I have taken!”
Senior, University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy 
rize Benefits

The next generation of course sharing

Consistency: While the traditional course sharing model relies on multiple learning management systems, academic calendars, and assessment frameworks, Rize streamlines the course sharing experience and brings a new level of consistency, ensuring high standards for students and seamless management for administrators.
Visibility: Rize works with teaching institutions to provide reports to colleges every 4 weeks that measure student engagement and learning outcome reports at the end of each semester that assess student mastery.

Affordability: Other course sharing providers charge ~$750 per student and quickly become prohibitively expensive. We’ve priced our average course to be in-line with the cost of an adjunct instructor to maximize affordability for institutions. View our pricing

How does course sharing work? 

Over the last decade, institutions have increasingly turned to course sharing as a solution for unstaffed courses, protecting graduation timelines, offering more course and section options to students, and providing relief for overloaded faculty.
More than 90 percent of leaders surveyed said that they expect traditional-age undergraduates on their campus to take courses in a hybrid format by 2025.
There are multiple ways to tap into shared courses. Our model is powered through a consortium called the Lower Cost Models Consortium (“LCMC”) that is free for colleges to join. Colleges within this consortium can share courses with one another. Perhaps most uniquely, the LCMC allows colleges to offer each course as their own. It appears in your catalog and transcript like any other course, and counts towards your students’ degree in the same way as the courses they take on campus.
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How does course sharing work with Rize? 

Rize is the platform that supports the LCMC and serves as the common connector between colleges so that students and administrators have a seamless, consistent experience.

Our full-time instructional design team ensures that each course meets or exceeds the pedagogical standards of each college in the consortium.

We also partner with faculty and industry experts to keep curriculum up-to-date and relevant for students. 
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Which courses can I offer through Rize?

Rize offers two types of courses through the consortium: Flex Courses and Pathways courses.

Flex Courses are individual courses available across core subject areas such as Math, History, and Business.

Pathways are sets of courses colleges can use to launch high-demand majors and minors that grow enrollment revenue.
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Pricing

Keeping classes affordable, for any number of students: Flex Courses have two pricing components - 1) a section fee of $2,500, and 2) a student fee $150 per student
Students
Rize Flex Course
Traditional Course Sharing1
Savings with Rize
5
$3,250 = $2,500 + ($150 x 5)
$3,750
~10%
10
$4,000
$7,500
~45%
15
$4,750
$11,250
~55%
1: Assumes average course sharing price of $750 per student.
Discounted pricing shown above is available through November 15th
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Business
Math
Foreign Language
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