Distance Learning at Stevenson University
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Stevenson University provides a distinctive, career-focused, and personalized environment for undergraduate and graduate students. Challenging academic courses are complemented by an invitation to explore the world outside of the classroom. The SU experience is geared toward broadening students' horizons and giving them the tools to adapt to the changing world in which we live.
Online learning offers many benefits, especially to non-traditional and working professionals. It provides greater flexibility because you can learn any time and any place. It lets you use traditional learning skills in new and exciting ways with a greater emphasis on independent learning.
Why Study at Stevenson?
We have created a learning environment that optimizes your virtual classroom experience. Stevenson uses Blackboard® as its course management system. Once logged into Blackboard®, you can access everything you need for your online classes.
The online courses are in 8-week sessions. The online courses at Stevenson University are generally asynchronous, therefore, you select the times during the week that are best for you to progress on your studies and achieve your academic goals.
Courses Designed With You in Mind
Think you'll be isolated and alone by studying online? Think again! Online courses at Stevenson provide students new ways to collaborate with one another via chats, discussion boards, white boards, e-mail, audio and/or video conferencing. Course discussions happen over an extended period of time rather than a short course meeting, allowing each member of the class to participate.
Services and Resources for Online Students
Stevenson offers orientation sessions for online students. The orientation sessions have been tailored for different degree programs to provide the best information about their online classroom.
Additionally, after you have started your online courses, Stevenson has a partnership with Smarthinking® to provide 24/7 tutoring help. This service gives you the ability to:
- Connect with an e-structor and interact with a live tutor.
- Submit your writing for any class to our Online Writing Lab.
- Submit a question and receive a reply from a tutor.
Experiencing a technical problem? Help desk support is available during regular business hours as well as after-hours. Students can also access support specifically for Blackboard®.
All Stevenson students are able to access the materials in our main library. The University library has online resources, such as full-text journals and periodicals as well as tutorials.
Financial aid is available for students who qualify. Most financial aid programs require at least half-time enrollment (6 credits for undergraduate students; 3 credits for graduate students) each semester. Stevenson requires the submission of the FAFSA form. Stevenson's school code is 002107.