FAQS

What is the time commitment for each module?

You can expect to spend five to seven hours per module for a total of 20-28 hours per course.

Will we interact with the instructors in the course?

Courses are offered as self-paced, and therefore are not facilitated by an instructor. If you have any questions, we encourage you to reach out to learn@uvm.edu.

What does a typical course look like?

Each course contains four modules, and consists of lecture materials, interactive activities, and opportunities for self-reflection.

How long will I have access to the course?

Participants will have access to the course for six months.

What is the difference between part I and II of the courses offered?

Part I provides foundational aspects of each area, while Part II offers further exploration of concepts introduced in Part I, as well as additional topics as appropriate.

Do I have to take the courses in any specific order?

Participants should plan to take Part I of any topic before taking Part II.

Who are these courses for?

These courses are designed for educators and others who provide services to Transition-Age Youth (TAY), 16–22 years of age, as well as individuals who are interested in learning about neuroscience-based approaches to behavior change and how the brain works. Anyone with an interest in supporting TAY is welcome. Participants may include:

  • Directors of residential education programs, residence halls, or college health and wellness centers
  • Resident assistants
  • Teachers, guidance counselors, and academic support personnel
  • Social workers and health and wellness coaches

How will I be graded?

These courses offer an ungraded, non-credit experience. Upon completion of each course, you will receive a digital badge marking your participation.

Are there any prerequisites for these courses?

No, there are no specific prerequisites for these courses.

Can the courses be taken from anywhere, including outside the US?

Yes. The courses are 100% online. Please note that class materials are in English.

Do the courses qualify for UVM employee tuition remission?

No. Non-credit courses do not currently qualify for tuition remission.

What browser and computing device should I use for these courses?

We recommend using a browser other than Internet Explorer with our Blackboard online learning system. Firefox, Google Chrome, or other browsers tend to work more effectively with Blackboard. It’s very important to note that Blackboard will only work with a desktop or laptop computer. It is not designed to be used with phones or tablets (e.g., iPads), so please make sure you have access to a desktop and/or laptop computer for the duration of the class.

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