Policies

Late Registration Policy

Late Registration Policy

Participants are encouraged to register two (2) or more weeks prior to a course start date. This provides us with sufficient time to obtain and add logins, set up the listserv, direct participants to additional materials, etc. Registrations received once a course begins are considered late registrations. A late fee of $50 USD will apply to the full course tuition after this time. Although not optimal, we will take registrations through the first two days of a multi-week course. For one-day events we do not allow walk-ins unless the form of payment is in check or cash. We will not accept credit cards for same-day registrations.

Course Completion Policy

Course Completion Policy

Participants are expected to complete courses in which they register within the designated time frame. For cohort courses, the expectation is that participants will complete the course requirements by the date stated within the course schedule. For courses with open enrollment, participants are expected to complete all course requirements within six (6) months of registration. Continuing Pharmacy Education will work with you if you have an unexpected delay in completing a course within the expected parameters. Please see the Extension Policy and Carry Forward Policy for more information. Contact us with questions or concerns related to this policy.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing 72 hours prior to start of course, and 50% of tuition will be refunded (refunds will be made within 30 days of receipt of request.) After this time no refunds will be given; however, registration may be transferred to another participant for the current offering only. Requests can be emailed to onlinece@umn.edu

Extension Policy

Extension Policy

The Continuing Pharmacy Education Office encourages all participants to complete coursework once started. Our objective is to work with people to allow them to make the most of the learning experience. If the participant has run into unexpected personal, family or work related problems, extensions for assignments and quizzes may be requested. Whenever possible, we want participants to have the time to learn the materials, rather than rushing through just to finish.

Extensions are requested by filling out an Extension Request Form and submitting it online. Extensions are approved by the Course Coordinator. If a feasible extension agreement cannot be reached, the Course Coordinator may suggest that the participant complete the course at a later offering. Participants may also request completion at a later offering. These situations are considered Carry Forwards.

Withdrawal Policy

Withdrawal Policy

Withdrawing from the course once it has started will forfeit all tuition paid. A participant may choose to complete the course at a later date if desired. Please see the Carry Forward policy.

Carry Forward Policy

Carry Forward Policy

In extreme cases where it is not possible for a participant to complete a course in its current offering, we offer these individuals the opportunity to enroll in the next offering. Participants that opt to Carry Forward are charged a $50 USD carry forward fee. This fee reserves their spot and pays for access in the next offering.

Scholastic Integrity Policy

Scholastic Integrity Policy

Professional development courses such as Continuing Pharmacy Education activities are designed to enrich your knowledge, skills, strategies, and performance. As our courses are primarily designed to supplement the knowledge and practice of professional health care providers, we hold all participants to a strong standard of integrity.

You are expected to do your own academic work and cite sources as necessary. Failing to do so is scholastic dishonesty. Scholastic dishonesty includes plagiarizing; cheating on assignments or examinations; engaging in unauthorized collaboration on academic work; taking, acquiring, or using test materials without faculty permission; submitting false or incomplete records of academic achievement; acting alone or in cooperation with another to falsify records or to dishonestly obtain grades, honors, awards, or professional endorsement; altering, forging, or misusing a University academic record; and fabricating or falsifying data, research procedures, or data analysis.

If the CPE office determines that a breach has occurred, you will be removed from that course, and we will notify the appropriate professional accreditation authorities. It is also possible that an individual may face additional sanctions from the University.

If you have questions about how the terms of this policy apply to you, please clarify with your instructor for the course. Your instructor can respond to your specific questions regarding what would constitute scholastic dishonesty in the context of a particular class-e.g., whether collaboration on assignments is permitted, requirements and methods for citing sources, if electronic aids are permitted or prohibited during an exam.

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality

The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy Continuing Pharmacy Education protects personal information from any/all improper disclosure. Participant can have access to their own records but prohibits release of such information to anyone else, except according to specific and legally defined exceptions.

All internet based courses are delivered in a password protected website. The following individuals have access to the course materials: participants, course director(s)/instructor(s), course coordinators, and the instructional support team. Only the course director(s)/instructor(s), course coordinators, and instructional support team have access to the participant list and grade book. It is only through personal disclosure on the discussion board/blog and/or in an online chat session (e-symposium) that other course participants may know your name and any other information you choose to disclose. 

Group Discount

Group Discount

Enrolling with a group is a great way to increase learning and collaboration within your institution. Consider gathering a group of colleagues to increase your motivation with and application of the course content!

Group discounts are available for groups of 3 or more. Please email us at onlinece@umn.edu for more information. 

Learning Accommodations

Learning Accommodations

The University of Minnesota strives to provide equitable access to learning opportunities for all. If you need an accommodation for one of our courses, such as extended time for assessments, video captioning, or course materials presented in another format, please let us know right away. The more time we have to address any issues or concerns, the better we will be able to help you.

Technology Requirements for Online Courses

Technology Requirements for Online Courses

Taking an online course requires consistent access to the Internet. Please plan accordingly. To be successful, ensure that your computer meets the following minimum technological requirements.

  • Windows 7 or higher or Mac OS X 10.9 or higher
  • The latest version of the browser you are using (We recommend Mozilla Firefox)

In addition, you will need:

  • Adobe Flash Player is a plug-in used to deliver animations, presentations, and interactive activities. Most computers and browsers automatically come with this plug-in. You can test your system and, if necessary, download and install the free Flash Player in the Adobe Flash Download Center.
  • Some information in your course is distributed as Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf) files. If you cannot open a PDF file, download and install the Acrobat Reader at the Adobe Reader Download Center.
  • A word processing application. Acceptable file formats for submitted work include .rtf, .doc, .docx, or .txt.

If at any time you experience technical difficulty, please feel free to contact the Continuing Pharmacy Education office or your course coordinator.