While online courses are mostly offered asynchronously, you should plan to log into your course at least once a day to complete daily assignments and plan your time to complete upcoming projects and meet deadlines. Expect to spend about 15-20 hours per week engaged with course materials and plan your schedule accordingly.
Mandatory synchronous Zoom sessions will be held on Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST each week and will consist of interactive workshops and presentations with your peers, instructors and/or undergraduate Teaching Assistants. Please log into Canvas on the first Monday (Orientation) for details.
Remaining Active Online
You are expected to remain active in your online course, engage with course material and complete all course assignments on time. If a student is inactive in a course and doesn't communicate with the instructor about the reasons, the program will contact the student. Please note that a student who remains inactive in a course may be dropped from that course for lack of participation and would not be eligible for a refund.
Course Completion Materials
You will receive a Course Performance Report from your instructor and you, in turn, will be asked to complete a course evaluation. If you successfully complete your program you will receive a Certificate of Completion. All completion materials including the Course Performance Report will be sent out in early September. The certificate will be sent via US Mail to your listed address and the Course Performance Report will be sent electronically to the email address we have on file for you.