Help and Support Team
Student Advising – firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic guidance, ministry placement, course selection, etc.
Course Support – email@example.com
Rockbridge Gmail and Online Classroom login difficulty, technical issues, course concerns, etc.
Professor – contact information for your professor can be found in the online classroom
Student Contact Information
You are expected to keep Rockbridge Seminary informed of any changes to your contact information. Changes can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or via the “Update Your Contact Info” link in any classroom.
Student ID Card
Rockbridge has partnered with InstantCard to provide students with an ID card should they desire one. To restrict the ordering of ID cards to Rockbridge students, you must use the link to InstantCard as found in Rockbridge Café while logged into the Learning Management System. The link will not work outside the LMS.
You will need a digital photo of yourself to upload when ordering the ID card.
A Student Advisor is available to assist you throughout your program of study. The Student Advisor can help you with questions about courses to take, course registration, and any other academic questions you may have. Rockbridge Seminary provides you with an Academic Program Guide to help you track your progress. This guide can be found under the appropriate program section of this Catalog.
Your course professor guides, facilitates, and supports your learning throughout the course. Contact info for your professor is provided in his or her profile available in the online classroom. You may message your professor at any time while using a provided discussion forum in the online classroom. Your professor also has a Rockbridge Gmail account like you do, and can be reached via email as well. Professors generally respond within 24 hours to posted messages or emails. Many of your professors will also provide you with a phone number and contact hours should you wish to talk with them.
Ministry Praxis and Course Mentors
You must be actively engaged in a ministry role (vocational or volunteer) when enrolled in a Rockbridge Seminary course. You must also recruit a local professional to serve as your mentor for a course. This mentor will need to be able to meet with you weekly to discuss what you are learning and how it applies to your ministry context. You are free to have a different mentor for each course.
Orientation to Rockbridge Seminary is accomplished through the Admission classroom. Tips and techniques shared in the Admission classroom are designed to help you be ready to take your online courses and how to succeed in program completion. The design of the Admission classroom is the same structure as used in the online courses.
Rockbridge Seminary courses are accessed through Schoology, an online Learning Management System (LMS). You may access the LMS any where in the world where you have an Internet connection. No special software is required on your computer to operate or access the LMS. There is a free mobile app available should you desire to use one.
Course Access and Study Guide
You will be given access to your online course the day before the course begins. Prior to the start of the course you will be given access to the Study Guide/Syllabus so you can acquire your textbooks.
Graduation and Commencement
You graduate from an academic program when courses fulfilling the requirements of that program are completed satisfactorily.
Commencement exercises are held at least once during the academic year in the month of June. In order to participate in the commencement exercises, you must have fulfilled all degree requirements and met financial obligations to Rockbridge Seminary. To order your Rockbridge graduation regalia, please visit Jostens (www.jostens.com).
Students are encouraged to network with their denominational agencies or similar services if seeking a change in employment. On occasion, Rockbridge receives word of ministry opportunities, and posts them in the Rockbridge Café in the Learning Management System.
Alumni Association and Alumni Relations
Upon graduation you become an alumnus of Rockbridge Seminary. The Rockbridge Alumni Association seeks to maintain connections with Rockbridge graduates, and include alumni in Rockbridge activities as appropriate. The Association consists of a President, who is supported by a member of the administration, the Director of Alumni Relations and Ministry Partners. Regional representatives are being sought to connect graduates with local applicants and current students.