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Innovative online and distance education
At Stout Online, our staff is dedicated to the needs of online and distance instructors who teach customized instruction (CI) programs or courses. Currently, we provide support to students, instructors, program directors, and departments in the delivery of more than 44 CI programs, certificates, and certifications.
Our students have been from more than 36 countries and 45 states and are an average age of 37.5. They enroll in advanced, graduate, and undergraduate degrees, certificates and certifications, and coursework for professional development.
Instruction (CI) refers to specialized education programming designed for a
specific population and delivered in a nontraditional manner.The customized aspects of the
instruction of these programs include populations served; assurance of course
delivery; delivery methods; and delivery times and dates.
These programs are built to be self-sustaining; as such, CI tuition covers the entire cost of customized instruction (including payment of salaries, fringe benefits and supplies), university overhead, academic support, and other related costs.
Thank you for working in collaboration with our department to teach a customized instruction (CI) course! You are now an integral part of helping our students reach their educational, professional, and personal goals.
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The following items must be completed before your course starts:
A: Because many of the ad hoc instructor contracts are based upon the number of registrants, a contract will be issued with the amount indicated as "zero" until registrations are finalized.
This "Zero Dollar Contract" allows an employment shell to be started for the instructor that will allow access to activate a UW-Stout email account and a Learn@UW-Stout (D2L) course shell.
The instructor's social security number and date of birth are the minimum amount of information required to issue this contract.
If you have additional questions, please call 715.232.2693 or email us.
A: Yes, Learning Technology Services provides an Online Teaching Short Course, offered at specific dates. For more information, visit the Online Teaching Short Course website.
The purpose of this course is to help educators more effectively facilitate an online course. The short course will assist educators with how to structure and manage the online teaching environment.
This three-week course is a basic foundation for teaching online and does not delve into course development and design. Upon completion of the short course, participants will have completed course components for inclusion in their online course and developed strategies for facilitating the online learning experience.
A: The University of Wisconsin-Stout recognizes disability as an aspect of
diversity and is committed to creating equal access and opportunity to
all campus programs and services for persons with disabilities.
Students must register with the office of Disability Services in order to receive academic accommodations (extended time on tests, interpreting, braille, audio textbooks, etc.). All students should contact 715-232-2995 to schedule an appointment once they have been admitted or enrolled.
If you have any questions, you may contact:
Kara James, Director of Disability Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brooke Cairns, Disability Services Coordinator, email@example.com
A: Students may request (in writing) a drop at almost any point in the semester. The duration of the course and the time at which the drop request was made are just two of many factors that may affect how the request to drop is handled. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to process the drop, and our helpful staff will assist you with how to proceed.
A: Inactivity in a course (i.e. "no show") does not constitute a course drop or
withdrawal from the university. Students will be financially responsible for
the course registration unless they notify the appropriate person to drop
Drop information (varying by term) is located on the Registration and Records website. Withdrawal information (dropping all courses during a semester or term) can be found at this link. Refund calculations are based on the date the student contacts you (the instructor) or the appropriate office.
A: Faculty members are responsible for providing a grade (based upon the
officially approved grading symbols) for every student enrolled in their
classes at the end of the term of enrollment. A full explanation of the grade categories can be found on the Grading System website.
A: Assignment of an Incomplete "I" grade requires a written
agreement between the instructor and student specifying the time and
manner in which the student will complete the course requirements. It is the course instructor's right and responsibility to determine deadlines for completion of all work.
Incompletes should be requested or granted for extenuating circumstances that are:
Examples of acceptable reasons to request/grant an incomplete:
Incompletes should not be requested or granted for:
Full explanation, including establishing deadlines for course completion for students who request an incomplete can be found on the Grading System website.
A: Academic dishonesty is defined in many ways, as outlined by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. It includes cheating, plagiarism, fabrication, facilitating academic dishonesty, as well as forgery of academic documents, or intentionally impeding or damaging the academic work of others. The full definition can be found on the Academic Dishonesty website.
Students are responsible for the honest completion and representation of
their work, for the appropriate citation of sources, and for respect of
others' academic endeavors. Students who violate these standards must
be confronted and must accept the consequences of their actions. The disciplinary procedures can be found on the Student Academic Misconduct/Academic Discipline Procedure website.
A: Grades are distributed to the student only through Access Stout, and faculty members are responsible for providing a grade for every student enrolled in their classes at the end of the term of enrollment. According to
policy, all final grades for classes are due 3 business days from the
course end date in the student information system.
Grades are to be submitted online through web grading via Access Stout. For information on how to submit grades, please review these instructions.
A: You can visit the Distance Learning librarian's page for more information about how to use UW-Stout's references, or request help from the Distance Learning librarian.