MEL Course Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

  1. I have very limited WaSH experience, would this course benefit me?
  2. Is the course schedule flexible?
  3. If I am interested in one (1) session, do I need to take the Orientation Session?
  4. How much time approximately will I need to dedicate per module (weekly)?
  5. When is the deadline for course registration?
  6. I cannot afford the course fees, are scholarships available?
  7. What are CEUs?

 

  1. I have very limited WaSH experience, would this course benefit me?

Yes, there are no preqrequisites for the course. One of the course goals is to initiate engagement between participants and UNC researchers/staff. So while some of the concepts may be challenging, we hope that you will learn a great deal by sharing in the experiences of other WaSH professionals.

  1. Is the course schedule flexible?

The course is flexible in that course materials are due at the end of the four week session. Participants can complete readings, critical thinking exercises and the quiz when it is  convenient for them. In order to have timely interaction, the discussion forum assignments must be completed weekly. If you plan to be traveling or without internet access you may want to consider taking a Session at a later date when you can fully participate in the course activities.

  1. If I am interested in one (1) session, do I need to take the Orientation Session?

Yes, all participants must complete the Orientation Session before accessing course materials.   The Orientation Session is a chance for all participants to make sure they can access course materials, upload assignments and complete quizzes. The session will also cover the basics of online learning principles.

  1. How much time approximately will I need to dedicate per module (weekly)?

Participants can expect to spend between 2-4 hours a week completing coursework. This time may vary by participant.

  1. When is the deadline for course registration?

Registration for each session will close on the day the Session starts. Please note: Payments sent by wire transfer or check must be received by UNC before the registration deadline.

Session Registration Ends
Orientation No registration required, participants must complete this session prior to access course materials.
Session 1 February 29, 2016
Session 2 March 28, 2016
Session 3 April 25, 2016

 

  1. I cannot afford the course fees, are scholarships available?

The fees for all participants have been reduced in part as a result from funding from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Aside from this there are currently no scholarships or other aid available at this time.

  1. What are CEUs?

The “Continuing Education Unit” (CEU) is established for recording an individual’s participation in noncredit courses, programs, and other activities. CEUs assures employers, licensing bodies and others that learners have completed activities to increase their knowledge in a given field. Please note: CEUs are in no way associated with academic credits issued by the University of North Carolina.