MISSION OF ISARS
VISION OF ISARS
To improve individual’s research skills through independent engaging study, logical thinking and simple writing
The course is 100% online and it is flexible. English is the official language of study. The course will facilitate thinking that is logical, reading that is critical, and writing that is clear, simple and engaging.
The Certificate programme is for 6months; 5months lectures and 1month research exit essay. There are 6courses in all, divided across 6months. A student is expected to take a course in 1 month. Each course has 4 Module, divided across 4weeks. A student is expected to take 1 Module in a week. Each Module has an assessment test which the student must carry out and submit to the course instructor at the end of each week. By the 4thweek, it is expected that each student has successfully completed the Module and have submitted weekly assessment. The student is eligible for an examination by the 5th month after successful completion of the 5th course. Provision is made for repetition of courses if the student fails to meet the basic requirements as shown below for each course work. This means an extra month is needed to repeat the course failed. The exit essay is written and submitted in the 6month.
The teaching methods in the course will include:
3. Group work
4. Participant presentations
40% - Class Activity/ Assessment / Assignments
30% - Final Examination
30% - Exist Essay/ Seminar/ Conference
Late assignments are not accepted except in extenuating circumstances at the discretion of the instructor. If a student receives an unsatisfactory grade, the assignment can be resubmitted within a week of receiving the grade. The minimum pass grade is a B. Student who score below a B grade will be required to repeat the course. Students will formally present their research exist essays in an Institutional Seminar or Conference and have it published before graduation.
A = 80-89.9
B+ = 70-79.9
B = 60-69.9
C = 50-59.9
F < 50
Course grades:A Outstanding scholarship. Performance that significantly exceeds the requirements and qualitative expectations of the course. Superior mastery of subject matter. Initiative and self-direction leading to significant study and related activity beyond course requirements.
B Good Scholarship. Performance that fully meets all the requirements and qualitative expectations of the course. Solid mastery of subject matter.
C Marginal Scholarship. Performance that barely meets the requirements and qualitative expectations of the course. Marginal mastery of subject matter does not meet the expectations of course work.
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