Course Delivery - Denver Instructional Site

In general, Denver Instructional Site students complete courses that are six weeks in length. Doctoral Capstone Seminar and dissertation courses are nine weeks in length. The University offers courses and programs using the following delivery modalities:

Evening Courses

Evening Courses meet three hours, two times per week for six week courses. Doctoral Capstone Seminar courses meet three hours, two times per week for nine weeks. Dissertation Planning I and II courses meet three hours, four times over each of the nine week periods.* Dissertation courses encompass collaboration with the Dissertation Chair and Committee several times over multiple nine-week periods.

*Note: Students who miss one, three-hour session of Dissertation Planning I or II will be withdrawn from the course and will be required to retake it.

Weekend Courses

Weekend Courses meet six hours, one time per week for six weeks. Doctoral Capstone Seminar courses meet six hours, one time per week for nine weeks. Dissertation Planning I and II courses meet three hours, four times over each of the nine week periods.* Dissertation courses encompass collaboration with the Dissertation Chair and Committee several times over multiple nine-week periods.

*Note: Students who miss one, three-hour session of Dissertation Planning I or II will be withdrawn from the course and will be required to retake it.

Online Courses

With permission of the Registrar’s Office, a student may elect to attempt up to two courses per academic year through the online modality. Online course registration is subject to course availability. Courses may be taken concurrently with courses taken at the Denver Instructional Site when the course term start dates align. Students wishing to complete more than two courses per academic year in the online modality must apply for admission into the online modality program. Students who register for an in-residence course under this policy are required to meet the attendance requirements outlined under In-Residence Attendance and Retake Policies in the Online Admissions and Academic Policies section in the current Catalog.

Specific weekly log-in requirements are built into the design of each course and monitored over the Internet through the online learning platform. The course structure allows students to take the initiative to learn weekly content on their own time and provides carefully developed learning activities that allow students to optimize their knowledge processing/application efforts. Course objectives are clearly stated and assessed through multiple measures.

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