Cost and Payment Questions
*Courses are all 3 semester graduate hours and the cost is $599.   *A $50 deposit per class is required to register.
*The balance is paid by check or money order on the first day of class ("in-person") or by mail for online courses. 
(*Non-Sufficient funds check charge is $30.)
*All check payments should be made out to "Communicate Institute" PO Box 35543 Canton, OH  44735
Substitute Teacher Discounts are $40 per class.  Please show verification on the first day of class (pay stub, administrative signature, other). 
Retired Teacher Discounts are $40 per class. No documentation required.  This is for retirees who are not substitute teaching, but are simply maintaining their license.  Not meant to be combined with the "Substitute" discount. 
Military Discounts are $40 per class. The Military discount category may be combined with any other discounts (sub/retired) for a max of $80 per class.
CANCELLATION
If Communicate Institute cancels a course, registrants will receive a full refund. 
If you must cancel, the $50 deposit is non-refundable. This has always been true.
However, the deposit is transferable to another course that occurs in the same season or the next season. 
LATE CANCELLATION: Unless in extreme emergencies, anyone who fails to show or does not contact us outside of 72 hours before the start time of the first class session will lose their deposit.

NON-PAYMENT: Non-payment of any course will result in credit not released to the student, and in the case of online courses, a removal of login-credentials at the midway point of the course.

Transcripts 

A "transcript" is a FULL record of ALL courses taken at a university. 

A "grade card" does not carry weight required for your license.

*You complete your class. 

*Walsh University has 28 days from the end date of your class to fulfill your TRANSCRIPT REQUEST.

*Walsh does not fulfill online requests for transcripts as they do for Walsh full time students. 

*You don't have to GUESS when grades will be submitted to time your transcript request. The TRANSCRIPT REQUEST

can be submitted early (like a "pre-order").  However, Walsh needs to know it is a pre-order.  The middle section of the request form asks you to note that and use specific information from this link.

Communicate Institute does not PROCESS the transcripts. 

Walsh does not grant credit for repeating a course.

Walsh does not grant credit for taking both on-line and in-person versions of the same EDT#

 

MORE INFORMATION RELATED TO ODE:

Teaching Licenses have an expiration date of June 30th. Please check with your LPDC for information specific to your individual district. LPD Committees have almost total power in their level of strictness for deadlines and meeting your needs. Walsh University and Communicate Institute are not responsible for the various requirements or determinations made by LPDC.

 

These courses are approved through the Graduate Education Department of Walsh University which is a fully accredited University in the State of Ohio and approved by North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. 

 

Class Responsibility

Self-Paced Courses

The student must faithfully complete all sections of the self-paced courses within the ethical standards of student conduct and activity (no misconduct in completion of tasks online).  All tasks are outlined within the Walsh ECN format and fall under the guidelines set forth in Walsh's Online Terms of Use.  The graduate credit earned through these courses is almost always used for license renewal through state educational agencies (like ODE).  They are not degree requirements (though they may be used as electives on a limited basis).  As such, we may use an “I” Incomplete grade with more flexibility.  A student that does not complete the requirements of a course in the timeframe for reporting of grades will be given an “I”.

SELF-PACED DELIVERY

An integral part of the online course, while self-paced, is some-level of interaction with the other members of the online environment through discussions, responses, etc.  Students must work through FOUR ROBUST UNITS of STUDY for each course.  Each Unit is a collection of tasks that the instructor has designed for students to engage – and prove accountability for the content the instructor wishes to relate.   Responses in discussion groups or in direct feedback to the instructor are a collective of accountability by the participant to earn credit.

Students will earn credit and a grade of “B” for faithful completion of all elements of all Units.

Students will earn credit and a grade of “A” for faithful completion of all elements of all Units, and additionally, a separate written Application Plan submitted to the instructor at the completion of the course.  (In order to remain consistent for the 2020-2021 Academic year, the Application Plan is not required to earn an "A".  This requirement will return starting in Fall 2021)

EXTRA APPLICATION PLAN FOR a GRADE of “A”

The Application Plan takes any number of concepts from the class - and asks that you describe two elements: 1. Brief descriptions of the learning from the class to demonstrate your understanding of the concept(s) 2. The plan for how you will or would apply that new learning in your professional setting to make you more effective. We value papers that spend more words discussing the application (element 2). Papers need to be at least 4 pages (cover not included), standard 12 pt. font, less than one inch margins, and may be double spaced.  No special APA formatting is required.

In-Person or Live/Remote Courses

Attendance is measured in both quality and hours.

Participants must attend and actively participate in all sessions. Participants must read and react to all material in the course workbook or live online.  Participants may be asked to leave if they actively or passively demonstrate behaviors that are unprofessional - in this case, missed time will be considered unexcused and will fall under the category of absence. Since the courses are offered in a highly condensed format, missed class time should be avoided. If you know ahead of time that you will be missing more than 1/2 day, you should probably not enroll at this time.  Missing more than a half-day allows CI/Walsh to determine make-up scenarios on an individual basis depending upon the totality of the course schedule.  Make-up may include robust written work, or attendance for missed time in a different section of the same class.  Students in remote/live courses that aren't present on camera for class, or that exhibit no participation, even when prompted, are subject to being considered absent from class.

Students will earn credit and a grade of “B” for faithful completion of all attendance and participation in the course.

Students will earn credit and a grade of “A” for faithful completion of all attendance and participation in the course., and additionally, a separate written Application Plan submitted to the instructor at the completion of the course.  (In order to remain consistent for the 2020-2021 Academic year, the Application Plan is not required to earn an "A".  This requirement will return starting in Fall 2021)

EXTRA APPLICATION PLAN FOR a GRADE of “A”

The Application Plan takes any number of concepts from the class - and asks that you describe two elements: 1. Brief descriptions of the learning from the class to demonstrate your understanding of the concept(s) 2. The plan for how you will or would apply that new learning in your professional setting to make you more effective. We value papers that spend more words discussing the application (element 2). Papers need to be at least 4 pages (cover not included), standard 12 pt. font, less than one inch margins, and may be double spaced.  No special APA formatting is required.

Weather

Since class participants are counting on the class, we want to avoid cancellation except for the most severe driving conditions. We use NOAA/National Weather Service warning designations and Sheriff Level alerts to make these determinations. Adult travel has a far different threshold than that of children and busses in a K-12 situation.

 

We will post status of the class on our website, before 4PM for Friday session, and before 6:30AM for day long sessions

 

If Communicate Institute must cancel a half day .....We will not make up that half day. No assignment due to make up.

If Communicate Institute cancels 1 day or more ....We will make it up through a replacement assignment that covers missed course material to be determined by C.I. and the instructor.

Once the status of a class is determined - If you hold a different opinion than Communicate Institute of your ability to travel, and feel you are not able to attend due to road conditions in your area, we encourage you to follow your feelings first. Time missed will be made up through an assignment that covers missed course material to be determined by C.I. and the instructor. This should not be misconstrued as an attempt to determine your course of action. Instead, it is simply the necessary academic requirement we must resolve in order to provide graduate credit to you.                                                                                                                                        .

Mail or Fax to Walsh as per form above, or Scan/Email to: transcripts@walsh.edu

 
 

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