Why does Capella note this-

Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by Randell1234, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    I was looking at the requirements to teach online for Capella and seen this - "*Due to state higher education regulations, Capella University is restricted from hiring course room instructors who are residents of Vermont."

    Why do you suppose this is?
  2. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    I'm wondering which state has the regulation, Minnesota or Vermont.

    Granted, Vermont is full of whacky liberal moonbats, but this seems especially bizarre.
  3. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    That's bizarre.

  4. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    Well, granted, Vermont is home to Goddard College, but is it really that bad?
  5. Princeofska

    Princeofska New Member

    A lot of the online schools can't have instructors that reside in certain states. It usually means that they could not get permission from the state to do business in that state. It also could mean there are state laws that prevent it. I doubt it is a personal choice by Capella. Although I suppose there could be some regulation they just choose not to comply with.
  6. truckie270

    truckie270 New Member

    More than likely, what it indicates is that Capella has not gone through the process with the State of Vermont to get approval. Each state has differing requirements, but a school delivering online programs must have approval from each individual state to deliver services in that state.

    I just had to complete the process with Norwich where faculty had to submit documents to the school to be used as part of this process for each state. The document requirements varied by state - some wanted a simple information form, others wanted a complete CV and transcript copies for each faculty member.

    My guess - as Princeofska mentioned, Capella probably decided that whatever benefits resulted from Vermont compliance did not outweigh the headache for complying with the regulations.
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  7. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Vermont may be Moonbatavia, but Minnesota trumps them in just three words: Senator Al Franken.
  8. douje

    douje New Member

    I had a similar experience with UOP because of my city of residence - I thought this had something to do with tax laws. What is interesting is that UOP has local campuses in the same city.
  9. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    Touche, sir.

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