The Executive Development Institute provides online information and services to students, and EDI Staff, to supplement programming provided on campus, concerning privacy, confidentiality, and related policies for individuals who use our official websites and other electronic services. Individual websites may provide additional information about privacy.
EDI does not obtain personal information about you when you visit our websites or other online services unless you provide us that information voluntarily. If an individual sends an e-mail message with a question or comment or fills out a web-based form, and either form or communication contains personally identifying information, that information will be used only to directly respond to the requestor, unless otherwise stated specifically. The request for information may be redirected to other instructors that may be in a better position to respond to the request. Any personal information you provide will not be released to outside parties unless we are legally required to do so in connection with legal proceedings, law enforcement investigations, or state law.
System-Generated Information: In addition to information actively provided by individuals using EDI websites and other online services, the EDI may record information such as but not limited to the following types of information each time these access points are used:
- Internet address of the computer being used
- Webpages requested
- Network software access
- Referring webpage
- Browser used
- Date, time, and duration of activity
- Passwords and accounts accessed
- Volume of data storage and transfers
Disclosure of Information: EDI does not sell or distribute confidential information it collects online to individuals or entities not affiliated with the Executive Development Institute. Confidential information will not be disclosed without the consent of the student or employee, except under subpoena or court order or in case of an emergency.
Chat Rooms, Forums, Message Boards, and News Groups: logs or copies of chat rooms, forums, messages, or newsgroups may be maintained. This information will be used primarily for evaluating, improving, and updating course material, except under subpoena or court order or in case of an emergency.
Proprietary Interest Disclosure
Individuals who participate in EDI’s programs have the right to know of the proprietary interests an instructor may have in a product or service mentioned. The Executive Development Institute is required to disclose each instructor’s proprietary interest in any product, instrument, device, service, or material discussed in the event, or program, as well as the source of any compensation related to the presentation. This information is conveyed to learners prior to the commencement of the learning event.
- Neither The Executive Development Institute nor any of EDI’s instructors has proprietary interest in any product, instrument, device, service, or material discussed during the learning event except those sanctioned by The Executive Development Institute.
- There is no third-party compensation related to The Executive Development Institute’s program.
- The Executive Development Institute regularly reviews its compliance with this policy. Please direct any questions or concerns regarding this policy to our Policy Officer at email@example.com
- Third party refers to corporations other than The Executive Development Institute or clients participating in a learning event.
- Compensation refers to financial or other benefits provided in return for services.
Violations of Policy
- Any individual with a concern, grievance or complaint should contact the Policy Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
This document sets forth guidelines for completing the module
Students will submit all assignments electronically via the course site.
If there are technical problems with the course site, assignments can be sent to your instructor or technical support in an e-mail. The subject line of the e-mail must include your name, the MOD and course title, and the name of the assignment. No work received via e-mail will be graded if the subject line is not properly completed.
- All assignment due dates refer to midnight CST on the listed due date. Late assignments will not be accepted.
- The course software standards for submissions of assignments are Microsoft Office Formats, PDF, and internal website entries, no other formats will be accepted.
- When technical problems occur and you cannot submit your assignment electronically, send an e-mail to your instructor to explain the difficulty. If you cannot use e-mail, call your instructor to explain the difficulty. If you reach your instructor’s voice-mail, leave a message explaining the difficulty and a phone
Contact where you can be reached.
- Your instructor or instructor adjunct will review assignments within seven(7) days of the due date and will send you feedback electronically, either by e-mail or through comments posted on an assignment returned via the course site.
Excessive emails make unreasonable time demands on both the sender and the recipient. Please ensure that you have a legitimate need before you write. Thank you
Your instructors will answer emails about:
- Question the rising from difficulty in understanding the course content
- Requests for feedback about assignments
- Private issues appropriate for the discussion with the teacher-student relationship
Your instructor will not answer emails in which:
- Poses questions answered in the course information sections of the course site
- Lacks a subject line that clearly states the purpose of the email
- Raises an inappropriate subject
- Your instructor or an adjunct instructor will answer emails received no later than seven(7) days after receiving an email posted via the website
- Because this course involves electronic communication, students are advised to visit the site at least once per week to review emails and new announcements
- Any material uploaded to the site must be scanned to ensure that the document is virus free
- Ignorance of course policies set forth in this syllabus or posted elsewhere within this site is not an excuse for failure to conform to these policies
Forums will have an associated deadline by which time all students must have posted their responses to receive credit for participation.
The instructor will not participate in a discussion prior to the discussion deadline. Within one month of a discussion’s end, the instructor will review all student responses and post a response as a course announcement.
- Students are expected to focus on the specific topic of the discussion as assigned. The introduction of irrelevant subjects is not permitted. Violators will be asked to leave the discussion.
- All students have a right to express their own opinions in discussions, and every other student must respect this right. Any student posting a comment disrespectful of this right will be asked to leave the discussion.
- “Flaming” is posting abusive or insulting messages. Any student who engages in flaming in a discussion will be required to leave the class. Controlling behavior includes, but is not limited to, attempts to dominate a discussion by posting threads excessively, intentionally changing the discussion topic, or exhibiting an inappropriate or argumentative attitude. Controlling behavior is not permitted. Violators will be asked to leave the discussion.
- Students required to leave a discussion will not receive the appropriate CEU certificate and may be required to repeat the MOD
- Students required to leave a discussion will be notified of this consequence in a private e-mail.
Although every effort is made to secure network communications, EDI cannot ensure the privacy of online communications. Individuals using online services should also take steps to protect personal information, such as closing the web browser when finished using the site. Failure to do so may result in personal information being viewed by someone else using the same computer. EDI accepts credit card payments online for a variety of goods and services. Unless otherwise noted on the site, all of EDI’s credit card transactions are encrypted. Information entered to complete a transaction will not be used by EDI for any other purpose unless the purpose is described on the site.
Please be aware that any information placed or stored in any of the executive development Institute’s website computer is subject to review by EDI administrators at any time.