The meeting schedule for the 2013-2014 academic year is as follows:
Weekend Sessions: Fridays 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
If we are spread out across the state, how will we communicate and work with each other between classroom sessions?
You will access materials, connect with each other, and submit and receive feedback on assignments through a course website. You will use and learn technology tools that are transforming work and the policy making process today.
I'm not a technology or computer expert. How will I be able to learn and use the technology tools required by these courses?
During the August session, we will provide an orientation to the course web page and the technology tools you need. All are easy to use, and you will receive additional support from staff and teaching assistants if needed.
Will accommodation or transportation be provided?
Transportation and accommodation are not included in the cost of the program. We have reserved a block rooms at a reduced fee at a nearby hotel for participants to use at their own expense. Details on reserving these rooms will be forthcoming.
What are the costs?
The tuition will match that of the Master of Public Affairs degree at $1,168 per credit for Minnesota residents and $1,814 for out of state residents for the 2012–2013 academic year (tuition for 2013-2014 will be set in July).
Why is the certificate so expensive? Isn't online education cheaper?
The certificate isn't an online program, but a hybrid course. It combines the best of face-to-face and web-based learning. Designing and delivering a quality educational experience does not cost less. The same Humphrey School faculty members who teach the School's classroom-based courses designed and teach these courses. The integrated form of this course actually will be more like a high-quality, professional executive education experience.