Distance Learners

 

Distance Learners

The College of Southern Idaho offers a variety of distance learning opportunities. Many of our courses are offered online, through our telecommunication system, or at our off-campus centers. We understand that many of our students have family or work responsibilities and are not able to come to campus during the day to take classes. Furthermore, many students prefer taking classes online. We even have students who live in our dorm yet choose to take online classes. Some students love this delivery method and they thrive in an online learning environment. Nevertheless, online learning is not for everyone. Online classes are just as challenging (if not more challenging) as their face-to-face counterparts. The learning outcomes are the same, only the delivery method and instructional strategies are different. Most students who do well in online classes are comfortable with technology and the Internet; like to read, do online research, and write; are self-motivated; and have very good time management skills. Our distance education students are just as important as our on campus students and we make it a priority to resolve all student complaints and concerns in an expeditious, fair and amicable manner.

If a student is not satisfied with the outcome of the institutional process, or if the issue is not resolved at the institutional level, the student may appeal with either the institution's home state or the student's home state. For a complete listing of state contacts, please see the NC-SARA website: https://www.nc-sara.org/content/state-portal-entity-contacts Students must first exhaust the institution's internal complaint resolution process prior to appealing to a state portal.

State Authorization and Regulatory Compliance
The State of Idaho is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and the College of Southern Idaho is one of the approved SARA institutions in Idaho. As such, we adhere to an established common set of standards for offering post-secondary distance education among member states, districts and territories. Participation in SARA is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state.

The College of Southern Idaho also works directly with states that are not NC-SARA members to ensure that when authorization or licensure is necessary, required approvals are secured. While we monitor the laws in each state, authorization of distance education is a dynamic environment and prospective students should check this site often for updates. It is the student's responsibility to understand current circumstances or special requirements in their state of residence.

Please follow this link for more information regarding Students Right to Know: https://quondam.csi.edu/studentHandbook/rightToKnow.asp

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