• OnlineLearning

    Requirements/ Skills for Beginning Online Students

    • Use word processing to create documents.

    • Use e-mail –create, send, respond, attach documents.

    • Use presentation software such as PowerPoint to create slides or displays.

    • Able to navigate the World Wide Web – access data, upload and download.

    Tips for Student Success in Online Courses

    • Update your computer and your skills. Make sure your operating system, browser, and major applications are up to date. Check the university's Information Management page to determine requirements. Email the instructor about specific software or skills needed for the individual course.(e.g. Power Point)

    • Organize your schedule. Find a day and time that works best for you to set aside, to work on course assignments, read and do papers, communicate with faculty and classmates. Allow a minimum of 6-9 hours per course per week. For each course taken enter due dates in your calendar, iPad, smart phone, or computer utilizing a different color. Don’t procrastinate. Continue to move forward in the course.

    • Establish expectations with family, friends and co-workers. It is essential that those around you understand, respect and support your need to have quiet time to do your coursework. It is your responsibility to communicate to family, friends, and co-workers where and when you will do your work. Select a place and time that will provide the least disruption.

    • Get to know your instructor. Read a faculty web page if one is posted. Send an email with a list of questions you have. Post a picture of yourself and send a short bio sketch about yourself so the faculty can tailor some of your experiences.

    • Utilize library resources available online including reference librarians. Take advantage of tutorials, orientation sessions and LibGuides which are resources compiled specifically for a course by the librarian. Many articles and databases can be accessed easily with a click of a computer mouse.

    • Use available college resources such as the Center for Student Success, which provides Writing Services that support both on-campus and online students.

    • Find an ebuddy who is willing to work with you and offer academic and emotional support for course activities.

    • Communicate with faculty and classmates appropriately and practice Netiquette. Consider the internet a public place where comments and postings can be read by many. Utilize discussion areas for items that are academically relevant and well thought out. Remember posting only in capital letters typically means you are shouting.

    Distance Learning Complaint Process for Out of State Students

    Monmouth University desires to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in an expeditious, fair and amicable manner. Students residing outside of the state of New Jersey while attending Monmouth University who desire to resolve a grievance should follow the University’s student grievance procedure found in the Student Handbook. If you are unsure who to contact, please email Barbara Johnston at bjohnsto@monmouth.edu, and she can direct you to the appropriate administrative department to file your complaint. If an issue cannot be resolved internally, you may file a complaint with your state. 


    Monmouth University is required to provide both current and prospective students with contact information of its accrediting body and the appropriate state agency for handling complaints against postsecondary education institutions offering distance learning in a student’s resident state.  Students are encouraged to contact Monmouth University with an internal complaint prior to filing a complaint with a state agency. 

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    Here is a list of contacts for each state in which a student may file a complaint.


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    Accreditation and State Regulatory Authorizations

    University Accreditation

    Monmouth University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (Telephone: 267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

    Program Accreditation and Approvals

    Programs within Monmouth University’s schools and colleges are accredited and/or approved by the following agencies:

    • The Leon Hess Business School is accredited by the AACSB—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 
    • The chemistry program (with a concentration in advanced chemistry) is on the Approved List of the American Chemical Society (ACS). 
    • The software engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org <http://www.abet.org> , and the computer science program with a concentration in advanced computing is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,http://www.abet.org <http://www.abet.org> .
    • The nursing program is accredited by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing, National League of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-887-6791. 
    • The undergraduate BSW and graduate MSW social work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). 
    • The School of Education is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). 
    • The School Counseling, Student Affairs and College Counseling, and graduate Mental Health Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
    • The certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst examination.

    In addition:

    • The Speech-Language Pathology graduate program is named a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association <http://www.asha.org/default.htm> . This is a "pre-accreditation" status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of five years.