Diverse instructional methods distinguish the executive program from traditional on-campus residential programs.
Classes meet on campus, twice yearly
Classes during the executive program's on-campus sessions consist of:
- Traditional lectures
- Group activities
During the on-campus sessions, you build the support of fellow students and the faculty ties that sustain you through the off-campus months.
Learning continues off-campus through the use of computer conferencing
The executive program brings the classroom into the your home or office via computer conferencing made possible by a partnership with Canvas.
Canvas is the leading provider of fully hosted and supported e-Learning solutions to educational institutions.
By using a computer and an Internet connection, you have access course assignments, PowerPoint presentations, and the discussions of classmates and professors throughout the world.
Program staff and faculty help entering students become confident of their ability to communicate online. Novice users often feel more comfortable if they have pursued a seminar or community college computer course before the first on-campus session. First-year students may also attend computer lab sessions during the on-campus sessions.
Computer requirements and recommendations
To access the computer based instruction, you will need:
- Windows or Macintosh (running Windows through Bootcamp) computer with a CD-ROM
- High-speed Internet connection (DSL, or cable modem)
- Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Adobe Acrobat Reader (free from adobe.com)
- Web Browser (Internet Explorer or Mozzilla Firefox)
Participants planning to buy a computer specifically for use in the program should discuss purchasing options with a member of the technical staff. Participants are encouraged to consider a laptop computer, as many students have found it convenient to work at home and at the office (or on the road while traveling).