MTSA Online Program
Features of Online Lecture
We offer the best class by using American discussion-based learning and Korean video-based learning.
- On-line lectures enable students to listen to professors' lectures on the Internet, submit assignments, present given assignments, solve quizzes, and conduct discussions.
- The online lecture provides a quality class equivalent to the lecture on campus.
- We provide sufficient lecture materials and video lectures by considering a wide range of Annual conference, mission fields and various age-levels.
- The online lecture is, above all, improving the learning effect by interacting between professor and student or student and students.
- Online lessons use a Populi program to provide a series of lessons.
- Spring / Fall semesters will have 16 weeks each. Summer / winter semesters will have the lectures of 4 weeks intensively. In particular, because the summer / winter semesters must be completed within a relatively short period of time, please refer to the school's guidelines.
Composition of Online Lecture
a. Online lecture provides notes and lecture videos over the course of 16 weeks. This is 100% online and classes are accessible via desktop, laptop, as well as mobile devices.
b. Summer / Winter semesters focus are on a 4-week schedule instead 16 weeks. It requires more intensive work in terms of lecture content, quality and task. (two lectures each week, mid-term exams, final projects or paper submission).
2. Synchronous Forum: (optional)
a. As a result of the transition to the 100% online lecture system, the professors will have a real-time discussion or discussion with students through ZOOM more than once a semester (Consult with Office Administrator). Considering the Students in distance, the professors will notify 30 minutes to an hour in advance, and students will connect on the line and conduct personal or group discussions with the professor (Kakao, Zoom, Skype, etc…).
One of the main online learning activities is the weekly assignments and/or posting on the discussion forums. Both students and professors can engage in discussion and types of assignments are as follows:
1. Self-Introduction: The students introduce themselves two weeks before the lecture. This allows students to be more interested in each other and to have more active interactions in the class.
2. Question and answer (Q & A): Open Q&A throughout the class about the weekly lecture’s contents and assignments.
3. Quiz: Weekly quizzes following each class.
4. Review: Summary and Review of textbooks and lecture notes after the students reading each week.
5. Discussion: Each week students can give their opinion on a specific topic relating to the lecture.
6. Midterm / Final projects: Evaluated through examination.
7. Real Time Group Discussion: In addition to the weekly discussions, the professors will notify 30 minutes to an hour in advance of the arranged real time discussion group, and students will connect on the line and conduct personal or group discussions with the professor (Kakao, Zoom, Skype, etc…).
8. Presentation: The professors will arrange a topic for the 16-week course focusing on the core contents of the lecture and then present it to the students. The order, quantity and format of the presentation can be posted directly to the Populi according to the professor's guide. When a topic presentation is uploaded, other students can respond to the content in a reply.
9. Reading Report: After reading a textbook/auxiliary textbook, related articles, etc…the students write a summary, reflection, or application of the textbook. Students can give feedbacks to one another or submit them individually to the professor.
10. Self-reflection Paper: Subjective understanding and evaluation of the week’s readings, lecture, content, discussion, and materials. If the contents are subjective or too personal, it is also possible to submit them individually to the professor.
11. Case Presentation: Presentation given after students analyze and perform a case study. * The student should submit all assignments and discussions within the specified time. The interaction and communication between professors and students will be mainly done by Populi. However, if the student has any personal circumstances, it may be done by the e-mail. Populi Program Education (online) If you have any questions or need help to use Populi, please contact the office administrator of the IT manager. Special orientation will be given for all students participating in online learning.
- The grades are:
Letter (A, B, etc.), GPA (4.0, 3.7, etc.), Numbers (A: 93+, A-: 90-92, B +: 88-89, B: 83
87, B-: 80-82, C +: 78-79, C: 73-77, C-: 70-72, D +: 68-69, D: 63-67)
- Grade Correction:
To correct "F" credit or "I" grades,the course must be retaken and the new grade will not exceed a "B +".
- "I" and "F" credit regulations:
"I" Credits: It is given when students can not complete studies normally due to an emergency situation. A semester later, “I” will change into an “F” automatically.
- Grace Period: two weeks is given, but arrangements can be made with the faculty member.
- "F" credits: A maximum of “B+” can be awarded after a successfully retaking of the failed course.
Academic Integrity Commitment
As Christian school students, we all reaffirm our commitment to the character of Christians to be honest in all academic activities, and seek community that gives the higher value to the intelligent participation and personal faithfulness than grade, degree or publication. Integrity maintenance and quality education are the responsibility of each student at the MTSA. Misconduct or plagiarism associated with academic activities is a violation to be expelled, suspended, or subjected to any penalty. Cheating is not only a detriment to the quality of the student, but also a serious violation of the morale of those who study and work honestly.
Students are encouraged to read the promise of academic integrity as stated in the school catalog. Officially declared ones which are contrary to academic honesty as the followings:
- Cheating: if one intends to use intentionally unauthorized materials, information, or
- Students who take the test are prohibited from outside help (such as books, notes, calculators, conversations with others) unless the professor specifically permits them.
- Students are not allowed to prepare study materials or conduct research for others without prior permission from professors.
- Students cannot use a large amount of study or assignment of one course without permission from another course.
- Fabrication: Intentional deception or misrepresentation of information.
- Facilitating academic dishonesty: Intentional knowing and helping others to cheat.
- Plagiarism: Plagiarism, intentionally using others' work, thoughts and tasks, and stealing them as if they were their own.
Such violations will result in “F” credit in the assignment or course and be reported to the Academic Integrity Committee. The Academic Integrity Committee will enforce the sanctions according to the regulations. If the repeated violations are proved, they will be subjected to formal disciplinary procedures
During the course, the students should reaffirm our commitment to be beyond reproach in our academic work as a reflection of Christian character. They commit to honesty in all aspects of our work. They seek to establish a community which values serious intellectual engagement and personal faithfulness more highly than grades, degrees, or publications.
Students are expected to review and understand the commitments to academic integrity as printed in the catalogue. The following violations of these commitments will be firmly addressed formally:
- Submitting the same work in whole or in part in more than one course without the permission of the professor(s);
- Submitting as one’s own work paper(s) obtained from another source;
- Plagiarism, i.e., large and/or multiple unattributed quotations or paraphrases of ideas
from published or unpublished sources;
- Unpermitted collaboration in preparing assignments;
- Cheating on exams by any means;
- Aiding another student on papers and tests in violation of these commitments.
Any of these violations will result in a failing grade on the assignment and possibly in the course, and will be reported to the Academic Integrity Group which may impose further sanctions in accordance with the Academic Integrity Policy. Evidence of repeated violations will result in a formal disciplinary process.