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The materials in this section of the Web site will give you all the information you need about the MVCR course policies such as copyright, student behavior, refunds, etc. If you have further questions, though, please feel free to contact MVCR.

Privacy - Disclosure to Third Parties | Cookies
Course Policies - Participation and Academic Integrity
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Copyright and Student Ownership
Payment - Method | Due Date | Refunds

Privacy Policies

We understand that many people enjoy some level of anonymity in their online courses. Beyond your name and a short background bio statement as an orientation exercise, you are not required to divulge anything that you do not wish to divulge while taking an MVCR course.

Disclosure to Third Parties
All personal information collected on the MVCR Website is considered confidential and is not disclosed to third parties outside of research purposes wherein all identifying information is removed and information is relayed as a collective and not individually. ION adheres to all FERPA requirements including additional regulations as set forth by the University of Illinois. Written and signed consent must be obtained by the student before any student records can be released.

Use of Cookies
Some pages of this site use "cookies", which are small files that the site places on your hard drive for identification purposes. These files are used for site registration and customization during your visit to this Website. You should note that cookies cannot read data off of your hard drive and MVCR does not collect any personal information regarding your computer system without your consent. Your Web browser may allow you to be notified when you are receiving a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not. By not accepting cookies, some pages may not fully function, and you may not be able to access certain information on this site. You will need to have cookies enabled as well as JavaScript enabled in your browser in order to fully access some features on this site and within the MVCR course management system.

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Course Policies

To achieve full benefit of participation, MVCR courses require approximately 5-10 hours per week for completion of assignments. This time is mainly spent reading online materials, communicating with colleagues via e-mail and course forums, and completing projects. Inability to meet this time requirement will reduce a participant's benefit from the course, or, in some cases, fulfillment of assignments needed to complete and receive credit for the course. See grading below.

We have designed the courses in the MVCR program to require that a student login to the course at least 2-3 times per week, as outlined in that particular course syllabus. Failure to meet this minimum requirement can result in a reduction of grade. All credit options in MVCR courses will grade participation. Such grading is usually heavily weighted towards an active participation requirement.

MVCR courses cannot be audited. Participation is an expectation in all courses.

Only two MVCR courses may be concurrently enrolled in unless permission is obtained from ION at

Academic Integrity

ION/MVCR faculty are guided by the University of Illinois Student Code.

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Participants taking MVCR courses through the Illinois Online Network for Continuing Education Units receive grades. In addition, to receive CEU credit, participants must complete all assignments at 80% proficiency or above.

All students taking MVCR courses for academic credit through the University of Illinois will receive a grade for all assignments and the course. Grades in all MVCR courses include both formative assessments including participation and timeliness, as well as summative assessments on all assignments and projects. While some courses have exams, all courses have discussion and projects as the main graded components. Every course provides rubrics for main assignments to assist students in their completion. The grades, however, are up to the discretion of the instructor. They may adjust rubrics and grades as the course requires. If you have a problem with grading or wish to discuss a grade with an administrator, please contact the program coordinator at

Participation and Grading
You must log into your course(s) at least once per week
. Failure to login at least once per week without prior notification of the instructor may result in removal from the course. You will only be able to return to the course after contacting the instructor and getting approval for re-entry. Your grade during such circumstances will likely diminish.

If you are removed from a course for any reason a "withdrawn" is entered into the student record. All students removed from a course by an instructor or an administrator for reasons such as lack of participation may request re-entry into a course by contacting the instructor. Re-entry is at the discretion of the instructor, although you may appeal the decision by contacting

If you are taking the course for academic credit through the University of Illinois at Springfield, you must additionally officially withdraw through the University or a grade of F may be recorded.

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To withdraw from a course, go to the Registration page and select the "withdraw from the course" button.

Withdrawing when enrolled for CEU's
If your registration has not yet been approved, your withdrawal is complete. If your registration has been approved, the ION office is notified of your wish to be removed from the course.

Withdrawing when enrolled for academic credit through UIS
If you are taking the course for academic credit through the University of Illinois at Springfield, you must officially withdraw through the University or a grade of F may be recorded on their system. The withdrawal deadline is that of the University of Illinois at Springfield.

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To be consistent with the University Code of Conduct practice of Respect, we consider hateful, flaming, and person-directed derogatory comments to be unacceptable behavior in MVCR courses. Parties involved in such behavior may be immediately removed from the course at the discretion of the instructor. Depending on the nature of the incident, the individual may be barred from future participation in MVCR courses at the discretion of the MVCR staff. This determination is made on a case-by-case basis and ION and MVCR reserve the right to change our policy at any given time without prior notification.

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Copyright and Academic Integrity Policies

Participants in MVCR courses retain copyright of all assignments and posts completed by that individual; however, all materials may be used for educational purposes within the given course. In group projects, only the portion of the work completed by that individual is copyrighted by that individual. MVCR and ION may request that your materials be shared with future courses, but such sharing will only be done with your consent. The information that you submit during a course may; however, be used for the purposes of administrative data collection and research. No personal information is retained without the student's consent.

Everything on this site and within MVCR courses is copyrighted, unless expressly stated otherwise. The copyrights of all non-student work are owned by the Illinois Online Network (ION) and the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois except in cases where the original creator retains copyright of the material. Copyrights to external links are owned and/or the responsibility of those external sites. You are free to view and print material from this site as long as:

  1. The material is used for information only.
  2. The material is used for non-commercial purposes only.
  3. Copies of any material include the respective copyright notice.

These materials may not be mirrored, derivatized, or reproduced on non-ION or non-MVCR Websites without the expressed written permission of the Illinois Online Network.

Academic Integrity

Whether participants are enrolled in MVCR courses for academic credit, to fulfill a requirement at an institution, or for personal professional development, adherence to academic standards is expected. Written work, including, but not limited to, discussion postings, essays, reflections, designs and critiques, should be a product of a participant's efforts and not copied from a colleague, from materials found on the Internet, from books, journal articles, or from other sources.

Participants will receive a failing grade for any submitted assignments that are identical or are substantially identical to previously published work, and may be dismissed from the course with a failing grade.

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Payment Method
Payment should be in the form of a check, money order, purchase order, or credit card. Your invoice has a link to our online bill payment system to pay by credit card. Purchase Orders must include the institution's taxpayer ID (FEIN) number. Please make checks payable to the University of Illinois and send to the address below:

MVCR c/o Business Office
University of Illinois
807 S. Wright Street, 370 (M/C 323)
Champaign, IL 61820

Payment Due
Payment for all MVCR courses is required by the 7th day of the course. Failure to pay by that date or to make arrangements to pay will result in loss of access to the course and may affect later enrollments.

If you withdraw within the first two days, or if a course is canceled or rescheduled, you may request a refund or a transfer to another course. Otherwise, tuition is non refundable.

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