Nov 14, 2018  
2018-2019 Catalog 
  
2018-2019 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.  Students should refer to this catalog for more information on the following programs; in addition, online minors may be found in the catalog.

  • Africana Studies Certificate (Fully online)

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) (Degree completion program; upper level courses fully online)

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) (Degree completion program; upper level courses fully online)

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology (Degree completion program; upper level courses fully online)

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology (Fully online)

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Respiratory Therapy (Fully online with one M-Flex course)

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) Substance Use Treatment and Intervention (Fully online)

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) (RN-to-BSN degree completion program for registered nurses; fully online)

  • Doctor of Education (EdD) (Mostly online with monthly Saturday on-campus sessions)

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) (Fully online)

  • Education Specialist (EdS) (Mostly online with monthly Saturday on-campus sessions)

  • Master of Arts (MA) in Applied Communication (Fully online)

  • Master of Arts (MA) in Education Technology (Fully online)

  • Master of Arts (MA) in Liberal Studies (Fully online)

  • Master of Arts (MA) in Literacy Education (Fully online with summer clinical seminar in Flint or student’s locale)

  • Master of Arts (MA) in Mathematics Education for Elementary and Early Childhood Educators  (Mostly online with minimal on-campus sessions)

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) (NetPlus! format includes a weekend campus session twice per semester)

  • Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Education Administration) (WebPlus! format includes monthly Saturday sessions)

  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)-General (WebPlus! format includes monthly Saturday sessions)

  • Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) (NetPlus! format includes a weekend campus session twice per semester)

  • Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science and Information Systems (Fully online; see cyberclassroom option)

  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) (Fully online)

  • Post-graduate Certificate-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Fully online)

  • Post-graduate Certificate-Adult Gerontology Acute Care (Fully online)

  • Post-graduate Certificate-Clinical Physical Therapy [Fully online; orthopedics (OCS), geriatrics (GCS), neurology (NCS), and pediatrics (PCS)]

  • Post-Master’s Business Certificates (NetPlus! format includes a weekend campus session twice per semester; accounting, finance, international business, marketing, or organizational leadership.)

  • Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (t-DPT) (Fully online)

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 on State Authorization

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 programs are available in Michigan for transfer students who have completed their first two years of college at the following.

  • Lansing Community College: Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in health care administration.

  • St. Clair County Community College: 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.

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.