As we start another new academic year and Fall 2005 semester, we would like to welcome new online students and all returning students! In this issue of the newsletter, we would like to share with you information on the following topics:
GMBA Registration and Advising
GMBA Tech Support
UTD Help Desk
UTD Records Office
SOM Advising Office Mailing Address:
The University of Texas at Dallas
Unlike some other online MBA programs which purchase generic publisher
materials and plug in professors, the Global MBA Online courses rely on full
time faculty working with a team of instructional designers to develop
courses. The variety of instructional media that has resulted from this
approach is well-known, and now it will be enhanced by the addition this
Summer of a production studio located in the School of Management.
Starting this fall semester, the application for graduation can now be
submitted online. Any graduate student planning to graduate this
semester needs to contact the Global MBA Advisor, Corina Cantua at
firstname.lastname@example.org, to verify all the
degree requirements have been met. If so, the student must then submit
the application by August 25th.
Congratulations to this summer's 18 graduates of the Global MBA Online program who were recognized at UTD's School of Management commencement ceremony on August 6th.
Where can I find information on how to set up an off-campus Proctored
anyone proctor an exam for my online course?
Mrs. Katrina Adams became the new GMBA Instructional Designer in May 2005.
She comes to us with several years of experience in instructional technology,
including one year at the University of Texas at Arlington and over four
years at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. She is currently
working on her Masterís degree in Instructional Systems Technology at the
University of North Texas. Katrinaís primary responsibilities are developing
online GMBA courses and handling student services such as proctored exams and
Academic calendar: Please keep in mind that our program follows the exact same academic calendar of the university. All deadlines apply to online students. It's important that you follow the schedule to pay fees, drop/add classes, etc.
Course registration: Priority is given to GMBA students for core course registration. GMBA students should register for classes during the early registration period. Registration request from graduate students with other majors will be processed when regular registration starts. Please send your registration request to email@example.com.
Graduation application: The deadline for graduation application for Fall 2005 is Thursday August 25. Please email GMBA Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are graduating. Please also see the Graduation Web Site for more information.
Updating password: Please make sure you have a valid UTD NetID account and update your account password periodically (6-12 months) so that you can access UTD WebCT courses without any interruption. Please see GMBA FAQ - Password. You can go to NetID Page for password updating.
Fall 2005 term course starting dates: 3-credit full term and 1st 8-week courses starting on August 18, 2nd 8-week courses starting on October 13. Courses will be released for student access on or right before these dates. Please check out Getting Started Information page on course access instructions and other information. An email reminder will also be sent out to the registered students right before the semester starts.
Spring 2006 academic calendar will be available at: UTD Academic Calendar page.