Program Policies 2017-11-20T14:46:48+00:00

Teaching Innovation for the 21st Century

Program Policies

Pre-enrollment and Registration:

  • Check the website for the schedule and description of the course(s) for which you are interested. Note that some courses have as a prerequisite CT 901 Seminar in College Teaching, and some courses may require instructor permission.
  • Despite the physical location (campus) where a TI21 course is taught, everyone enrolled in TI21 courses is registered at Worcester State University. Courses are supported by WSU’s Registrar’s Office and course management system (Blackboard).
  • Registration is generally available no later than eight (8) weeks before the course is scheduled to begin, but may be available sooner. Early registration is advised.
  • All students must pre-enroll through the Consortium, and pay for all courses. Worcester State’s Registrar checks for enrollment information from HECCMA, and then registers the student at WSU.
  •  Once you are pre-enrolled with the Consortium and registered at Worcester State University:
    • Note that TI21 courses often operate on nonstandard schedules. Be sure to check the start date of your course.
    • If you are not currently a WSU student, a WSU account will be created for you within 24-48 hours of your registration at WSU. Please contact the WSU Help Desk (or 508-929-8856) for your WSU account credentials and account activation information. Login credentials are required to access your courses on the Blackboard system at WSU.  When contacting the Help Desk, please be sure to specify that you are a Consortium student.
    • Courses are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Once registered, if your plans change, you must withdraw from the course by contacting the TI21 Program Director, Jeanine B. Went, Ph.D. at and the WSU registrar, Julie Chaffee, at . Failure to withdraw from the course will not only prevent another student from taking your place but will result in your receiving a failing grade for that course.
  • Students are responsible for arranging for reimbursement of part or all of tuition from their home institutions or employers, as applicable. There are many ways in which you may be able to cover your tuition costs.
    • If you are a graduate student, check with your department chair or academic dean for information about institutional tuition assistance.
    • If you are a faculty member, check with your department or institutional administration as to whether professional development funds may be available.
    • Check with the Human Resources department at your place of work about tuition benefits that may apply to you.

Tuition Refunds:

  • If a student drops a course (by contacting the Worcester State University registrar at and Jeanine B. Went, TI21 Program Director) at within three (3) working days after the first class meeting, s/he is eligible for a refund of tuition. For example, for a course starting on Monday, the last day to drop is close of business (5 pm) Wednesday. Dropping a course within three (3) working days results in no notation on the student transcript. The student should request a refund by contacting Jeanine B. Went, Ph.D. at
  • No refunds will be given beyond the first three (3) days after the start of this course. A grade of “W” will be recorded on the WSU transcript.
  • Administrative fees are not refundable.
  • Failure to withdraw or to complete the course will result in a grade of F on the student’s transcript.

Grades & Transcripts:

  • Instructors grade all students on WSU’s letter grade +/- system.
  • Participants enrolled in the Certificate in College Teaching program are not permitted to audit courses.
  • Participants enrolling in courses for professional development purposes may audit courses.
  • Failure to withdraw or to complete the course will result in a grade of F on the student’s transcript.
  • All course transcripts may be obtained through a request to the WSU registrar’s office.  WSU Transcript Request Form