All teaching and assessment activities for postgraduate courses are delivered in the online study mode. Facilities and resources provided by Governance Institute to students are:
The Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS)
Governance Institute LMS, Blackboard, facilitates a wide range of interactive learning, teaching and assessment activities and also serves as postgraduate students’ online learning community. We employ Instructional Designers who create engaging learning activities and compelling course content and work with subject matter experts and who identify students’ learning needs.
Online library databases
Governance Institute subscribes to two online library databases accessible through the LMS that provide postgraduate students with full access to a wide range of scholarly journal articles, e-books, magazines, and other publications to complete their academic work:
Comprehensive course readings
Every postgraduate student is provided with a comprehensive set of course readings for each subject, which are developed by subject matter experts (SMEs) engaged by Governance Institute that comprise current, relevant and stimulating reading material for each of the modules in each subject.
Academic support materials provided to postgraduate students include:
- An Academic Integrity Module including a compulsory academic integrity assessment.
- A Referencing Guide.
- Instructional videos on use of learning technologies
Governance Institute contracts a third-party provider to provide examination proctoring software to assure the academic integrity of the final examinations in every postgraduate subject.
Governance Institute provides dedicated advice and support to postgraduate students on all aspects of their candidature from admission through to graduation and is contactable at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1800-251-849. Governance Institute also produces e-Student Newsletters each semester to keep students informed on a range of topics related to their study and about Governance Institute more broadly.
Student representation and recognition
The Education Committee (a sub-committee of the Board) has a postgraduate student member who is elected for a specified term by and from all enrolled postgraduate students. The student representative advocates for students and presents students’ feedback on behalf of the student body to the Education Committee and to the Education Leadership Team for consideration and discussion. The name and contact details of the current student representative are located within the Blackboard LMS.
Governance Institute also awards a number of prizes to students who excel academically each year, which are presented to recipients at an annual online prize ceremony.