Special Notes for Distance Students
Registration: Please register as soon as possible. Is there a course that you would like videoconferenced to your site? Please let us know as soon as possible, so that we can look into arranging this.
You do not need to pay for the course when you register! Generally tuition is due several weeks after the semester begins.
Books: You’re welcome to order any required texts from our Virtual Bookstore. You don’t have to use our Virtual Bookstore; however, they do offer to purchase your books back at the end of the semester, since they also sell used editions of the texts.
Student Leader: To help our distance program run smoothly, we need volunteers to serve as “student leaders” each semester. Responsibilities include distributing photocopying for the class, taking attendance (if required) and forwarding it to the faculty member, notifying students at your site of any unexpected class cancellation, and overseeing the distribution of tests. In essence you serve as the “main contact person” for your class at your site.
Faculty Homepages: many QA/RA instructors maintain homepages through a platform called Blackboard. You must have a TUmail account to access Blackboard. It is your responsibility to check Blackboard on a regular basis for assignments, readings, Internet links, and the class syllabus. Instructors post PowerPoint notes there, so check Blackboard before your classes to see if there are any materials to download.