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    University of Michigan - Flint
   
 
  Oct 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog 
  
2017-2018 Catalog

Office of Extended Learning


Online Learning

Office of Extended Learning
241 David M. French Hall
(810) 762-3200 or (866) 762-2177
Fax: (810) 766-6803
Helpdesk phone:  810-237-6691
Helpdesk email: olhelp@umflint.edu
Websites: http://online.umflint.edu and http://www.umflint.edu/oel
 

Online learning at UM-Flint is supported by the Office of Extended Learning. Online courses may be fully online (W sections) or offered in mixed mode (M sections), which require some visits to the campus or off-campus site.  There is a per-credit convenience fee for online and mixed mode courses.  (Check the Cashier/Student Accounts web page at https://www.umflint.edu/studentaccounts/tuition_fees.) All academic online and mixed mode courses are taught by UM-Flint faculty–usually the same faculty who teach the face-to-face sections–using the Web-based Blackboard learning management system. 

Online and Mixed-mode Academic Programs

IMPORTANT:  Colleges and universities must be approved by each state in which it offers distance education.  Out-of-state learners should go to www.umflint.edu/oel/online-state-authorization to check UM-Flint’s authorization status to offer online programs in their respective states, and to get state-specific information on professional licensing requirements, refund and notification policies, complaint procedures, etc.

**pending approval Michigan Association of State Universities

Student Support

OEL provides online orientation sessions for students new to online learning prior to the start of each semester, and provides Blackboard helpguides, software downloads, and an extended-hours help desk dedicated to online faculty and students, (810) 237-6691, seven days a week.  OEL can also assist in arranging proctored exams, and configuring assistive technology.

Information for Out-of-State Students

Colleges and universities must be approved by each state in which the school offers distance education.  Out-of-state, online students who intend to access their courses online from within their own states should go to www.umflint.edu/oel/online-state-authorization to check UM-Flint’s authorization status in their specific state.  Participating in a program not authorized by your state could result in loss of transferability of credits.  Out-of-state students should pay special attention to information regarding:

  • The need for additional authorization from professional licensing agencies, such as boards of nursing and departments of education.  Participating in a program not authorized by your profession’s licensing board could result in loss of licensing eligibility.

  • State-specific refund policies.

  • The process for filing a student complaint.

Complaint Process for Online Students

OEL provides online orientation sessions for students new to online learning prior to the start of each semester, and provides Blackboard helpguides, software downloads, and an extended-hours help desk dedicated to online faculty and students, (810) 237-6691, seven days a week.

Satellite Locations

Degree completion is available at five sites in Michigan for transfer students who have completed their first two years of college.

  • Alpena Community College: Bachelor of Science in Nursing via videoconferenced, mixed-mode and online courses.

  • Lansing Community College: Transfer students may complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in health care administration on the campus of LCC.

  • St. Clair County Community College: Transfer students may complete a Bachelor of Arts in psychology on the St. Clair campus, and may also combine the degree with an online minor in business administration or substance abuse.

  • Traverse City: Bachelor of Science in Nursing via videoconferenced, mixed-mode and online courses.

  • Wayne County Community College District: Transfer students may complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Non-Credit Professional Development

OEL provides professional development courses and certificate programs for accountants, business and healthcare professionals, and K-12 teachers and administrators. K-12 courses are approved by the Michigan Department of Education for State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs). OEL is also a provider of CEUs for the International Association of Continuing Education and Training and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

OEL has the capability to customize training programs for business, industry, labor, public and not-for-profit and professional organizations.