Course and Academic Support Information

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Liza Skryzhevska
Regional Campuses
202M Mosler Hall

Ginny Engwall
Oxford Campus
146 Upham Hall

Course Selection

College Credit Plus students are eligible to enroll in courses that are transferable to any Ohio public institution of higher education. Because any grades earned in a course become a permanent part of the student’s academic record, it is critical that students enroll in courses that best suit their skills, interests, scheduling needs, and learning preferences. Please note: Students must meet all University prerequisites and requirements prior to enrolling in a course.

To assist students and advisors in making good choices about courses, Miami has developed a course list for the Oxford Campus and the Regional Campuses. Please note: Not all courses on the lists may be available every semester or term.

It is also important that students understand that courses may be offered using a variety of delivery modes. Courses that are 100% online demand a high level of personal self-discipline, a good attention span, and effective time management. Below is a list of the types of courses offered at Miami:

100% Online

  • Synchronous (set day and time) - interaction via real-time interactive video and asynchronous online content delivery. Online activities will include videos, reading assignments, threaded discussion, written assignments, and group projects. The online interactive portion is held on a specific day of the week at a specific time.
  • Asynchronous (anytime, anywhere) - Involves online content delivery and interaction. Online activities include videos, reading assignments, threaded discussions, written assignments, group projects, and tests. This type of online course maximizes scheduling flexibility.


This kind of class — also commonly known as a flipped classroom — provides the convenience of online learning and combines it with the value of personal interaction. Students complete much of their reading and learning using online technology, such as watching videos and posting on the class message board. Classroom time is focused on discussions, group projects, and assignment reviews. Online activities may include videos and reading assignments, threaded discussions, written assignments, and group projects.

On Ground or Face-to-Face (F2F)

All classes are held on campus in classrooms with full-time college students at published, scheduled times. University faculty members are primary instructors. Students are required to travel to and from the designated Miami campus and follow the Miami semester schedule. (Please note: On rare occasions, on ground classes will be held on the secondary school campus during the school’s scheduled class times with their classmates. Certified high school teachers are primary instructors and assigned a Miami mentor with whom they collaborate. In such cases, students follow the high school schedule.)

Accelerated Delivery

These courses are offered during the winter and summer terms as well as in a sprint format during the fall or spring semesters. Because they are taught at a quicker pace than courses offered during the full spring or fall semester, students should consult heir advisor before enrolling in an accelerated format (i.e., courses offered winter, summer, or sprint format).

Offering Miami Courses in High Schools

High school instructors of college-credit courses must meet the requirements for faculty teaching in institutions of higher education, as stipulated for accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission and the Ohio Department of Higher Education. College-credit instructors must comply with standards required by individual academic departments at Miami University. There are two ways high school teachers may achieve these standards:

  1. High school teachers will hold a master's degree or a Ph.D. in the discipline in which they are teaching, or
  2. They will hold a master's degree in any discipline and have at least 18 credit hours completed at the graduate level in the discipline in which they are teaching.

In addition, the Miami department must do the following when using high school instructors:

  1. Notify Kathy Gutheil in the Office of Admission on the Oxford campus or Liza Skryzhevska in the Office of the Dean on the Regional campuses of the intention to create a CCP opportunity.
  2. Complete the Memorandum of Understanding (using this template), and submit it via the Buyway system.
  3. Assign the instructor a mentor who has in-depth knowledge and experience teaching the course. The mentor should be a full-time, permanent faculty member within the Miami department.
  4. Provide the instructor with at least three hours of professional development to help him or her prepare to teach the course.
  5. Ensure that the course has the same outcomes, assignments, readings, and expectations as the same course offered on the Miami campus.
  6. Ensure that the mentor conducts at least one classroom observation of the high school instructor teaching the course during the semester the course is being taught.

Course Texts and Supplies

Books: High schools are responsible for funding half the cost of required textbooks and required instructional materials for all College Credit Plus courses. School or district administrators handle the billing and determine the book return policy specific to each school.

Supplies: Required supplies for CCP courses will be provided by Miami. Any optional or recommended supplies are the financial responsibility of the student.

Other Forms of Support

Following an orientation session, admitted CCP students will be assigned an academic advisor. Each CCP student must be assigned a Miami academic advisor who meets (physically or virtually) with the student prior to Miami’s deadline for dropping a course.