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1 Orientation 2012

2 HOME WELCOME INTRODUCTION REGISTRATION DELIVERY TIPS ADD/DROP SUPPORT UCC Welcomes YOU

3 HOME WELCOME INTRODUCTION REGISTRATION DELIVERY TIPS ADD/DROP SUPPORT Welcome Welcome to the University College of the Caribbean! We are extremely happy that you have made UCC your choice for your tertiary education. We take pride in providing world-class learning, a rich and diverse curriculum, dedicated faculty, caring staff and a strong technical support team who are all committed to student success.

4 HOME WELCOME INTRODUCTION REGISTRATION DELIVERY TIPS ADD/DROP SUPPORT Our Mission To provide professionally focused tertiary education and training for individuals and organizations through a student centred environment that facilitates the acquisition of knowledge, skills and competencies to compete in a global market place and which fosters a passion for lifelong learning and excellence, thereby enhancing individual and national economic growth and development.

5 HOME WELCOME INTRODUCTION REGISTRATION DELIVERY TIPS ADD/DROP SUPPORT Introduction  In January 2012, we introduced a new semester system.  The new semester system divides the school year into 2 semesters: SPRING (13 weeks); FALL (13 weeks) and a summer session (6 weeks).  Prior to the start of each semester and the summer session, you will be required to select your courses and register for them on our student management system, AEORION.

6 HOME WELCOME INTRODUCTION REGISTRATION DELIVERY TIPS ADD/DROP SUPPORT Registration  Remember, to register, follow the instructions sent by the Registry/your Student Coordinator.  Get schedule of courses being offered for the semester by visiting Aeorion under UCC Online (if your are pursuing your course online).  Pre-requisite courses must be satisfied before you can sit higher level courses.  You must register every term.

7 HOME WELCOME INTRODUCTION REGISTRATION DELIVERY TIPS ADD/DROP SUPPORT Modes of Delivery  UCC will use three modes of delivery: 1.Blended online teaching – i.e. some courses will be offered using online teaching only; others courses will be offered using on-campus teaching. 2.Pure online – i.e. all courses will be offered using online teaching (especially for students in islands without a UCC Centre). 3.On-campus teaching.  ALL (except Public Speaking) End-of- Module examinations will be conducted as face-to-face examinations.

8 HOME WELCOME INTRODUCTION REGISTRATION DELIVERY TIPS ADD/DROP SUPPORT The Online Mode  UCC uses the web-based learning platform called MOODLE.  This platform allows  Lecturers to upload course content  Interactive chat sessions and discussion fora.  Students view lecturers’ notes, submit assignments and sit mid-module exams from the comfort of their home or office computer.

9 HOME WELCOME INTRODUCTION REGISTRATION DELIVERY TIPS ADD/DROP SUPPORT The Online Mode  Synchronous sessions: Students can communicate with their instructors in ‘real time’ using scheduled chat sessions via Adobe Connect or Skype.  Assessment: Students are assessed by a combination of coursework, research projects and semester examinations like regular students.  Examinations: Administered in a proctored setting.

10 HOME WELCOME INTRODUCTION REGISTRATION DELIVERY TIPS ADD/DROP SUPPORT Tips for Succeeding as an Online Student  Make sure you have a reliable computer and internet connection.  Devote time to school work. Spend at least 10 hours per week on each (3-credit) course.  Always post on the discussion board on time and every week.  Read the course materials that you are given.

11 HOME WELCOME INTRODUCTION REGISTRATION DELIVERY TIPS ADD/DROP SUPPORT Tips for Succeeding as an Online Student (cont’d)  Read recommended material.  Submit assignments early.  Participate in Chat Sessions.  Keep in touch with your lecturers.  Keep in touch with your coordinator.  Read your UCC s and log in to MOODLE daily.

12 HOME WELCOME INTRODUCTION REGISTRATION DELIVERY TIPS ADD/DROP SUPPORT Online Support  A Student Coordinator is available weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (Jamaica time) by telephone and to handle academic and non-academic student queries e.g. exam dates, missed deadlines, course information, course set up, fee payments.  Technical support with respect to log in password; technical challenges such as screen failure issues.  Access to online library database.

13 HOME WELCOME INTRODUCTION REGISTRATION DELIVERY TIPS ADD/DROP SUPPORT Placement Tests Some students will be required to sit Placement Tests  Math Placement Test - Pass Mark 50%  English Placement Test - Pass Mark 50% Math Placement Test: Friday, August 17, 10:00 a.m. English Placement Test: Friday, August 17, 1:00 p.m. TO BE DONE ONLINE for students in the EC & Turks & Caicos (via MOODLE – please await instructions from UCC Coordinator/Exam Manager)

14 HOME WELCOME INTRODUCTION REGISTRATION DELIVERY TIPS ADD/DROP SUPPORT Adding/Dropping Courses  After selection of courses, students may want to add or drop a course.  For the Summer Term 2012, the Add/Drop period is May 28 - June 1, HOW TO DROP A MODULE Log on to Aeorion account Click on “Register for Classes” Select the term and campus Click the “Add/Drop” button Scroll down to the section that shows the modules for which the student is already registered Click the “Drop” link to the right of the screen for the module to be removed The system should state that the modules will be added to the Add/Drop checklist. Click the “OK” Button Scroll down to the bottom of the screen Click the checkbox beside “Submit for approval” below “Payment Options” Click the “NEXT” button A dialogue box should then appear advising the student that this action cannot be reversed. Then click the “OK” button.

15 HOME WELCOME INTRODUCTION REGISTRATION DELIVERY TIPS ADD/DROP SUPPORT Adding/Dropping Courses After selection of courses, students may want to add or drop a course. HOW TO ADD A MODULE Log on to Aeorion account Click on “Register for Classes” Select the term and campus Click the “Add/Drop” button Search for the module(s) to be added, and click the “Reserve” link to the right of the screen The system should state that the modules will be added to the Add/Drop checklist. Click the “OK” Button Scroll down to the bottom of the screen Click the checkbox beside “Submit for approval” below “Payment Options” Click the “NEXT” button A dialogue box should then appear advising the student that this action cannot be reversed. The student should then click the “OK” button. Students will not be obligated for tuition and other fees for courses dropped within the specified time-frame.

16 HOME WELCOME INTRODUCTION REGISTRATION DELIVERY TIPS ADD/DROP SUPPORT Withdrawal Deferral / Withdrawal/Leave of Absence:  Withdrawal from courses of the University requires approval of the Head of Department.  Students must complete Withdrawal /Leave of Absence/ Deferral form and submit to Student Services Coordinator online.  Please refer to Student Handbook for details.

17 HOME WELCOME INTRODUCTION REGISTRATION DELIVERY TIPS ADD/DROP SUPPORT Attendance Policy  Participation is extremely important.  Letter of explanation / doctor’s certificate must be supplied for absences.  Communicate with Lecturer and Student Services Coordinator.  Student account must be in good standing.  For examinations, student must present the UCC Student ID, Admissions Pass Card & Examination Permit.

18 HOME WELCOME INTRODUCTION REGISTRATION DELIVERY TIPS ADD/DROP SUPPORT Grading Policy Grading Policy  Must pass both course work and end-of- module (final) exam. Supplemental  Supplemental examinations will no longer be allowed for courses failed during the Fall semester. Repeat Module  Complete Repeat Module form; pay fee.

19 HOME WELCOME INTRODUCTION REGISTRATION DELIVERY TIPS ADD/DROP SUPPORT Examination Grade Scheme Undergraduate Course workEOM (Final Exams)Final %Letter Grade 0-49% - F %0-39% - F %DNS (Did Not Show) - F 0-39%50-100% - F - A - C

20 HOME WELCOME INTRODUCTION REGISTRATION DELIVERY TIPS ADD/DROP SUPPORT Miscellaneous Fees Miscellaneous Fees Late Application Fee ………………………………………… US$10.00 Late registration Fee ………………………………………… US$50.00 Copy of Certificates (Official Document Requests) US$20.00 Grade Appeal Fee/Remark ……………………………… US$20.00 Cumulative Grade Report & Transcript …………… US$5.00 Re-admission Fee …………………………………………… US$5.00 Status Letters/Financial Letters ……………………… US$5.00 Courier service – applicable rates will apply. Rates subject to change without notice.

21 HOME WELCOME INTRODUCTION REGISTRATION DELIVERY TIPS ADD/DROP SUPPORT Student Support Student Support UCC is ready to serve you. Our experienced and dedicated team of Faculty, Administrative and Technical staff and Partners stand ready to support you and wish you every success in your quest for higher education. Contact: Jackie Thelwell – Project Director Nichole Dixon-Jacobs – Programme Coordinator Sasha Rowe – Programme Officer Denise Fyffe – E-Learning Administrator Neil Rhule – MOODLE Technical Support

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