The courses consist of a series of lessons, each presenting a comprehensive learning module for a specific topic. Each lesson begins by specifying assigned and recommended readings, outlining learning objectives, and then the instructor’s comments. The lessons end with review and discussion questions and either a multiple choice quiz or a written assignment. As well, there are supplementary materials online including videos, links to informative websites, and additional readings.
CPD 891: There are five lessons, each ending with a 20-question multiple choice assignment. There is a written project, which is a practical research exercise that involves applying the course concepts to real-life scenarios. The final examination is written online and consists of multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions.
CPD 899: This is a guided case study course that walks students through the process of creating a reserve fund study report. The initial lessons provide foundational knowledge on writing, research, and critical thinking. The later lessons break the reserve fund planning process into several steps. In each lesson, the student completes one section of the reserve fund study, submits it for grading, and receives expert feedback on this work. The final project accumulates these assignments into a comprehensive reserve fund report.