Fall 2022 COVID-19 CAMPUS-WIDE GUIDELINES

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Acadeum Consortium

Stillman College offers select online courses to its students throughout the academic year. Stillman College continues to support its students and their educational goals by being a member of the Acadeum Consortium. This partnership allows for select online courses, found through the Acadeum Consortium platform, to be taken by our students and is a conscientious effort to assist them academically. Courses taken through the platform could be used for increasing one’s GPA, to repeat a course, or to maintain athletic eligibility. In addition, Stillman College also offers courses to students of other institutions a part of the consortium to assist their educational goals.

Designated transfer courses are transcribed on the student’s Stillman transcript as transfer credit, and follows the College transfer credit policy as follows:

  • Must be completed with a C grade or higher to transfer.
  • An official transcript from the teaching institution must be provided to Stillman College when the course is finished.
  • Are documented on a Stillman Transcript as transfer credit not bearing a grade.
  • Does not apply financial aid at the home institution to the courses.
  • Does not improve home cumulative GPA.
  • Does not count towards enrollment or residency requirements.

Approved Courses

The provost, deans and the registrar collaborate to approve a list of consortial courses to make available to students. In choosing courses, they review course syllabi, faculty credentials, and additional assessment of learning outcomes data.

A Student can request courses in two ways:

  • Through a student portal (requires login to the Acadeum platform)
  • Through an advisor or the registrar (particularly for courses that are not in the student portal but that a student may need)

Approving student request

Stillman will review the student’s course request through the Acadeum platform while taking into consideration eligibility (e.g., does the student need the course, is the student on a financial hold, has the prerequisite(s) been met, etc.) and will either approve or deny the request.

After a student submits an Acadeum Consortium course request, the Online Specialist and/or Registrar will send one of two e-mail communications:

  1. Denied, which may require the student to respond with additional information.
  2. Approved, which gives the student key information and directs them to make a tuition payment.

The student pays the Home Institution’s tuition rate per credit hour for the course. Many teaching institutions require full payment before a student can start the course. The Home Institution will bill the student for courses offered on the Acadeum platform.

Refunds

Once a student enrolls in a course offered through the Acadeum platform, the student agrees to pay the course fee(s). The Acadeum platform course(s) will not follow the Stillman Tuition Refund policy beyond the last day to add/drop a course at either institution (whichever comes first).

Maintaining the official course record

Institutions transcribe consortial courses differently, but Stillman designates the courses as follows:

  • Uses the course number that is the same or similar to the equivalent home institution courses.
  • Course numbers may vary from the strict home institution equivalent, but in all cases they will correspond to the academic level.
  • Section number will designate the course was taken through the Acadeum platform in Stillman’s student information system (Colleague).

 

The teaching institution will communicate course withdrawals, and grades to the home institution. The record will be transcribed accordingly in a timely manner, however, may not meet Stilllman’s calendar dates.

For more information on how to apply for Acadeum or more details please contact,

Kara Sallee
Stillman Online Coordinator
Stillman College-Tuscaloosa, Alabama
205-366-8817 ext. 8800
stillmanonline@stillman.edu

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