Office of Online and Digital Education
241 David M. French Hall
(810) 762-3200 or (866) 762-2177
Fax: (810) 766-6803
Helpdesk phone: 810-237-6691
Helpdesk email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online learning at UM-Flint is supported by the Office of Online and Digital Education. 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, or Hyflex (H sections). 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 Blackboard.
Online and Mixed-mode Academic Programs
The University of Michigan - Flint offers a variety of fully online and mixed mode degrees. Students should refer to this catalog for more information on program requirements. In addition, online minors may be found in the catalog. ODE supports transfer students seeking online degree completion programs.
For a list of current fully online, degree completion, and mixed mode programs, please visit https://www.umflint.edu/online.
ODE 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.
State Authorization for Distance Education
The University of Michigan-Flint participates in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), which is an agreement among states that establishes national standards for the interstate offering of postsecondary distance-education courses and programs. Through SARA, UM-Flint may provide distance education to residents of any other SARA member state without seeking authorization from each SARA member state. All states other than California participate in SARA.
Courses and programs incorporating a “supervised field experience” are considered distance education. Under SARA a “supervised field experience” means a student learning experience under the oversight of a supervisor, mentor, faculty member or other qualified professional, located in the host state, who has a direct or indirect reporting responsibility to the institution where the student is enrolled, whether or not credit is granted. Examples include practica, student teaching or internships.
**Note: Students who reside in Tennessee, Washington, New York, Oregon, or Connecticut should contact Nursing directly before applying to verify clinical eligibility in their state.
Please visit our State Authorization page for full information regarding policies regarding nondiscrimination, student location, international students, complaint processes and other important information regarding distance education.
Degree completion programs are available at the following locations.
Non-Credit Professional Development
ODE supports professional development courses and certificate programs for business, 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). ODE is also a provider of CEUs for the International Association of Continuing Education.