Jun 02, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Office of Online and Digital Education

Online Learning

Office of Online and Digital Education
241 David M. French Hall
(810) 762-3200 or (866) 762-2177
Fax: (810) 766-6803
Help Desk phone:  810-237-6691
Help Desk email: ode-helpdesk@umich.edu
Website: http://www.umflint.edu/ode

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 as mixed mode (M sections); mixed mode courses will require both online and on-campus or in-the-field participation.  Hyperflex (H sections) courses, which meet synchronously in a classroom while simultaneously allowing students to participate online, may also be available.  All academic online, mixed mode, or Hyperflex courses are taught by UM-Flint faculty–usually the same faculty who teach the face-to-face sections–using Canvas.

Visit the Cashier/Student Accounts web page at https://www.umflint.edu/studentaccounts/tuition-fees for information on current fees associated with online, mixed mode, or Hyperflex learning.   

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. 

For a list of current fully online, degree completion, and mixed mode programs, please visit https://www.umflint.edu/online.

Student Support

ODE provides an online orientation module within Canvas for students new to online learning, Canvas help guides, 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 post secondary distance-education courses and programs. UM-Flint is currently exempt from seeking authorization in California for its online programs and can therefore offer its online programs to individuals located in California. However, certain in-person, on-the-ground program requirements, such as internships and field placements, may not be available. Please contact the department that administers the program you are interested in for additional guidance. 

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.

If a program leads to a professional license or certification, additional authorization may or may not be required from the state professional licensing board prior to beginning a clinical or field experience in another state. Examples of common licensing boards include State Nursing Boards, State Counseling Boards, State Psychology Boards, State Social Work Boards, and State Teacher Education Boards. Students enrolled in these programs should contact their program coordinator to determine placement eligibility.  

**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.

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 an approved provider of CEUs for the International Association for Continuing Education and Training organization.