lso offers certificate programs, which consist of a series of courses focused on a particular area of study, for learners who seek to improve their skills and knowledge. In 2013, Capella University introduced FlexPath, a direct assessment degree delivery program. Under the FlexPath model, degree programs are constructed around the direct assessment of demonstrated competencies and the application of learning. FlexPath is a self-paced program without pre-set deadlines. The Department of Education has approved most of the company’s FlexPath offerings for eligibility to receive federal financial aid under Title IV. The company is awaiting approval for the Registered Nurse-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing specialization and for various business certificates, such as Business Intelligence, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, and Management Consulting. Learner Support Services The learner support services that the company provides to all learners comprise: Academic Services: The company provides learners with various services designed to support their academic success. These services include new learner orientation, technical support, academic advising, reminders to motivate current learners to re-register each quarter, research services (particularly for doctoral degree candidates), writing services and tutoring. Additionally, interactive, self-paced modules supporting academic and personal success skills are available for learners through the company’s online portal. The company also provides appropriate educational accommodations to learners with documented disabilities through its disability support services team. Besides traditional academic advising, the company’s advising model has been transformed to provide additional focus on coaching new learners during the first year of their academic experience. The advising process is supported by the use of tools that are informed by predictive analytics that identify at risk behaviors and the learners’ mastery of competencies. Advisors and faculty collaborate proactively to intervene and help learners stay on track and be successful. Administrative Services: The company provides learners with the ability to access various administrative services both telephonically and though the Internet. For example, learners could register for classes, apply for financial aid, pay their tuition and access their billing statements and transcripts online. In addition, the company’s financial aid counselors provide personalized online and telephonic support to its learners, including counseling regarding financing their education. Capella University Library Services: The company provides learners with 24-hour, online access to library databases, instructional guides, frequently asked questions, and tutorials. Access to resources is primarily provided through Summon, a Web discovery tool that indexes Capella Library’s database content and Journal and Book Locator, an index of all of the library’s journals and e-books by title. Capella Librarians offer virtual reference services through email, chat, and phone during certain time periods. Learners have access to a collection of scholarly resources and print materials through the company’s InterLibrary Loan (ILL) service. Books, book chapters, articles, and other resources held by universities nationwide could be requested and delivered directly to learners. Articles and book chapters are sent through email at no charge and print books are sent through various delivery services with a return postage mailer. The ILL service is provided through Capella Library’s partnership with MLibrary at the University of Michigan, InfoNOW at the University of Minnesota, and other direct purchase partners. The digital collections of the Capella Library include full text journals, books, dissertations, videos, and company records. Capella University Library provides links to local academic and public libraries, health libraries, and federal depositories. A few of the services provided by the Capella University Library includes online tutorials, webinars, dissertation consultations, and Library Research Guides. Librarians and reference techni
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