Flexible Learning Students and Student Support
Students are a blend of distance and in-residence learners coming from a variety of PSR programs. They come from across the country and around the world. Students from partner institutions at the GTU also take PSR’s courses, providing a lively, ecumenical, inter-religious atmosphere.
Some students are pursuing education in order to enter an ordained ministry. Others pursue theological education to inform their current vocation or to deepen personal understanding. It is common to find working clergy, activists, therapists, artists, seekers, and others who are not full-time students in your courses.
What support is available to students in Flexible Learning programs?
All campus offices are prepared to welcome students in Flexible Learning programs to PSR and help them achieve their academic and ministerial goals. Faculty and staff are available by phone, email, chat and/or web conference.
Academic Advising: The Assistant Dean for Academic Programs and Registrar can assist with course selection and planning progress through academic requirements and milestones.
Faculty Advisor: Each student enrolled in a certificate or degree program is assigned a faculty advisor from the core PSR faculty. The advisor is there to help you with both academic and vocational planning and progress.
Library: All PSR students are eligible to receive GTU library cards and access to rich online research resources. Reference (research assistance) services are available by phone or email, as well as in-person. PSR Distance students should receive email from the PSR registrar letting them know their barcode is ready. Email the GTU Library at firstname.lastname@example.org for your barcode number needed to access online resources.
Student Life: The Assistant Dean of Students & Community Life is aware of the special needs of Flexible Learning students and strives to include and engage them in the broad array of possible campus activities.
Campus Pastors: Campus pastors are available to Flexible Learning students for pastoral care by phone, videoconference, or in person.
Technical Assistance: PSR will provide assistance configuring videoconferencing and any specialized software that may be required. Library staff are prepared to help with questions about Moodle, the learning system used by most GTU courses.