Applications Due September 15th
Applications Due September 15th
Club Presidents, Past Club Presidents, Presidents-Nominee, Presidents-Elect and other interested Rotarians
Admission to the DLA program is by application. The following individuals are eligible to recommend an individual once they have completed the required paperwork. Past District Governors, District Governor, District Governor-Elect, District Governor-Nominee, Assistant Governors, Academy Instructors and Academy Dean.
If you are interested in being considered for participation in the DLA program, discuss the program with one of the above individuals, complete the application and have them recommend you. As Part of the Admission process, you will complete and submit a Candidate Agreement, an Application form and a "Student Skills Survey" to insure that you have the equipment, software, knowledge and computer skills to complete the program successfull
The cost of the program is $`100. It is highly recommended that local clubs sponsor participants. In the end, the club will reap the rewards.
This is the most frequently asked question and is difficult to answer because each Academy participant has individual knowledge and skill levels with regard to Rotary programs, computers, the Internet and software, etc. that will determine how much time they will need to complete each course. However, what we can tell you is that the program requires a commitment on the part of each student in order to complete it successfully. Think of each course as a typical month long 3-credit college course. On average, each course will require a minimum of 1-2 hours each week to review the resources, respond to discussion topics, prepare and submit the assignment(s) and take the final exam. To do this, students must schedule their time throughout the month to ensure success. To assist you a timeline is provided for each course to keep you on track. If you follow this timeline we guarantee that you will complete each course with no difficulty and in a timely manner. On the other hand, if you wait until the last weekend of the month to get started, you won't meet the deadlines and you could easily fall behind. If students fall behind it is very difficult to catch up and they may need to drop the program and complete it at a later date (within the next two years).
It's recommended that participants attend three meetings form the following: District Training Assembly, District Conference, District Foundation Seminar, District Membership Seminar, PETS for PE & AGs, District Grant Meetings
The DLA "Classroom" throughout the entire year is the cloud-based Canvas Learning Management System. it is the DLA "Classroom". Each student is given personal access to Canvas once they submit their application to the Academy Dean. All course materials will be posted to Canvas on a course by course basis as each course is launched. Throughout the year, students are enrolled in each course when it is launched on the 1st of the month. No student is given access to courses until the day they are launched as the courses will not be available until the start date and they will not be enrolled in the course by the Canvas Administrator until the night beore the course starts.
The DLA "Classroom" throughout the entire year is the cloud-based Canvas Virtual Classroom. To access Canvas a user ID and password are required. If you work in a government office, non-profit organization, are nay type of financial insititution, more than likely you will not be able to access Canvas from your office due to the heavy firewalls and security measures installed. More than likely, you will have to locate somewhere else to access the Canvas system.
Each of the courses has written assignments based on the material presented during the course that must be completed and turned into the instructor on the 25th day of the Month. Many of these will require that you work with your club or club leaders / committee members in order to complete them. For the 2021-2022 Academy year, all students who are admitted to the program will have “extra support”. Once you have been admitted to the program, your club President will be contacted by the Academy Dean. He/She will be notified that you will be participating in the DLA program and that club support and assistance will be necessary during various months when you will be working on developing “action plans” for various courses. In this way, the club committee members who are involved in those programs during the months those courses are taught will be notified in advance that they will need to work with you to complete your assignment for each course. Allow plenty of time during the month in which to get these completed as each assignment is due on the 25th day of the month in which the course is taught.
When you complete the Academy, you will have a complete set of “plans” to help your club become as successful as it can be and you will have the ability to guide them through the implementation of those “plans” which are particularly relevant to your Rotary club. In addition, you will have the Rotary knowledge and background needed to be a highly successful leader at the club or district level
Once you have completed your discussion topics and your instructor has received and approved your written assignment(s), he/she will provide you with a copy of the course “Pre-Test”. This Pre-Test will be identical to the Final Quiz that you will take online in Canvas. You will not return the Pre-Test to the Instructor. You will complete the Pre-Test and then use the answers on the Pre-Test to take the Canvas online quiz. A score of 70% is required to pass the final exam for each and every course and the system will give you the results immediately upon submitting your answers. If you score 70% or above, you will not be able to retake the exam.
Do NOT become discouraged if you’re having trouble getting back in the groove of “going back to school”. If you feel you are falling behind or you’re having particular difficulty with something, pick up the phone and give the Dean, Scott Tatman, a call. The Academy Dean and your instructors will work with you to help you get over the hump. Again, we are here to help and your first line for ensured success in the DLA