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Since inmates do not have access to the internet to take correspondence courses from Tabor on the web, would there be a way to allow inmates to take correspondence courses, or have qualified teacher/volunteers proctor Tabor classes by coming into the prison so inmates could finish their AA?


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Tabor is limited dramatically on their personnel to run this program, which in fact is what makes the online portion of their offering doable for them. Tabor will only require 15 of the remaining credits to be taken from them; once enrolled in the program, students will be able to draw upon local junior college programming to fill out the numbers. I think it will be difficult to get them to have proctors for the guys in prison or anywhere else; the guy heading up the program is all they have outside of the online work.

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If inmates finished Capstone now, could their credit be grandfathered in later when Tabor's AA program is implemented? If so, this would help get TUMI into the prisons because students would know they were working toward credit down the road.

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Yes. TUMI certificates will be exchangeable currency in the TUMI/Tabor AA program.

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Could Capstone coursework be applied toward GED credit?

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GED is an entirely different academic bird; it includes math, science, English, general education courses that have nothing to do with Capstone. It will be a hard (if not impossibly dense) sell to get Capstone to qualify for GED credit. Think of Capstone more as an area major in the AA program, not a substitute for GED qualifications.