Students at UoPeople enjoy the support of a community of dedicated educators, who are responsible for the selection, development and instructing of learning materials. Our community of educators is comprised of active and retired professors, masters-level students and other professionals, who will participate in and oversee the assessment process. Academic experts and experienced business and computer networking personnel, who have joined the community of educators, will be able to respond to student needs on an individual basis and via participation in the forums.
The Course Instructor
Each study group (or class) will have a course instructor. The instructors are a central element in the student support system, facilitating learning through:
- Monitoring course forums to ensure that student’s questions are being properly answered.
- Providing access to information resources such as online libraries and additional learning materials
The instructors work together with Academic Affairs and Student Affairs to ensure that all students receive the support they need to succeed in their studies.
UoPeople has developed unique admission and exit graduation requirements, setting particular assessment standards and grade assignments. Together with the students, UoPeople will continue to develop the details of the peer-based learning methodology. This model is based on the combination of, collaborative learning and Open Educational Resources (OER) which taken together create an affordable possibility to provide universal access to quality higher education.
Academic advising is available for students wishing to be in contact with an Academic Advisor at the University of the People. Students are encouraged to touch base with an academic advisor at least once a year to check on their academic progress. Academic Advisors are available for students to guide them through their academic studies at the University of the People and help students monitor their degree progress and choose the next logical sequence of courses.