STAT 301 is administered online and by e-mail. Video recordings of class lectures were made during a prior semester. These lecture videos are available to our students by download or on DVD’s. Links to lectures and instructions for the class are provided to students via the RamCT Blackboard course site. Students watch course lectures according to the lecture schedule provided (at a time that works within their schedule) and complete online assignments approximately weekly. In addition to the weekly assignment, there are also several computing projects that are submitted via scanned document or by fax.
Assessment: Exams for this class are taken online. Instructions for taking exams will be given prior to the first exam. Additionally, there are 4-5 proctored quizzes. These quizzes run between 20 minutes and 1 hour in length. Distance students are responsible for finding a suitable proctor. As indicated on our Frequently Asked Questions site, proctors may be: college or university testing center representatives, military educators, pastors or ministers, continuing education officers, librarians, school principals, school counselors or supervisors. Persons who are fellow students, subordinates of the student, coworkers/ colleagues, peers, friends or related to the student in any way are not eligible to serve as proctors. Charges for testing services, if any, are to be paid by the student, as well as any mailing or faxing charges. Please do not download a proctor form from other sites at CSU, as our proctor process is unique to our department. Proctor information is sent out to students at the beginning of the term. Students submit proctor information online, and the proctor is contacted via e-mail for additional information and to fill out a proctor agreement. There is generally a 'window' of time available for students to take the quiz. The students and their proctor determine a time that they can get together for this. The quiz and instructions are e-mailed to the proctor, and the proctor returns the completed quiz by fax or e-mail. Proctors are required to mail completed paper original quizzes to the Statistics Distance office as part of the proctoring process. As mentioned above, the student is responsible for any mailing costs.
Communication: Students typically communicate with other students, their TA and their instructor by e-mail or on Blackboard. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in Blackboard discussions, as it aids with learning and provides a sense of community within the class.
Class Schedule: We run our courses on a semester basis, not self-paced. Keeping students all on the same schedule helps the TA to keep the grading consistent and keeps students from getting too far behind in the course. If circumstances arise beyond the student’s control (e.g. change of conditions of employment, prolonged business trip without Internet access), the instructor or TA may give permission for some deviation from the schedule. However, the student must communicate closely with the instructor and TA well before the deadline for the particular assignment.
Contact the Statistics Department Online Learning Program Office:
Jana Anderson, Director of Online Learning
Charlene Spencer, Administrative Assistant
Phone: (970) 491-5268
Fax: (970) 491-1084
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