The Monarch Digital Campus
The Monarch Digital Campus “MDC” is the central hub for all things digital at Monarch. It is also your passport to success in your program at Monarch. As a graduate research institute technology is key to the smooth development of research. Monarch has used digital technology as a driver for research success within its various programs since its inception.
From the MDC you can access the Monarch Cloud storage, the Nobilis Learning Management System and the suite of apps from Microsoft Office 365. The Microsoft apps include: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Onenote, Calendar, ToDo, Teams, Sharepoint, Sway, Yammer. Candidates enjoy a 1 TB storage allocation and can download 5 full working copies of MSOffice to their various computers. The MDC also includes access to the Monarch Digital Library databases, access to the Dissertation Wiki, Other important School Documents, and the research database of completed research from Candidates. All resources are available on mobile devices through the Google or iPhone store. Below you find a short introduction to the various digital resources available at Monarch.
The New Student Knowledge Base
For many students the first months can be daunting and is why Monarch has created the “New Student Knowledge Base” resource to aid in the onboarding of new candidates in to the school and their program. The NSKB covers both practical knowledge of policies and procedures along with important first steps required in the program that must be completed by all new candidates. The NSKB ensures that the Candidate takes the first steps in to their Graduate or Doctoral program with confidence and assurance.
The MDC is full with research resources to aid the Candidate in starting, creating and completing their own research. These include important texts from the digital library along with examples of authorized research from fellow candidates. By having all the research resources at hand and easily found the process of learning and developing one’s own research is simplified.
The Monarch Digital Library
Through the Monarch Digital Campus candidates may access the Monarch Digital Library. The library contains access to important research texts, access to online digital journal databases such as: JStor and ProQuest along with links and access to important open research databases both in academia and business. All candidates have access to the digital repository of academic scholarship in order to assist them in their research. The Monarch Digital Library makes accessing these resources easy so that the guesswork in finding resources is removed.
The Monarch Dissertation Wiki
Monarch provides candidates with access to the various wikis in order to assist them in their student and researcher roles. The Dissertation wiki in particular assist the Candidate in understanding the various steps and contents required within the process if completing a Dissertation. When stating a graduate or Doctoral program the thesis/dissertation process is typically opaque or a black box that the new student know little about. This is even more true for Business students many of whom might not have completed a thesis work in the past. Fear not ! The Dissertation Wiki is here to help. Candidates can read over a hundred entries explaining the steps, blockers, best practices of research that need to be considered along with description of the essential elements that need to be included in the final manuscripts.
Research Proposals & Research Plans
Starting your journey as a researcher typically means creating a research proposal (PhD) or research plan (DBA). At Monarch, this process is completed within the program of study. There is no requirement to come to the school with a finished research proposal in hand. Many business candidates have not written a research proposal in the past. Within the program of study there is a separate module on the Nobilis LMS system that takes the candidate through the process of completing the research proposal. This is completed hand-in-hand with the module supervisor and enables the candidate and the Administration to understand the contemplated research to its fullest and prepares the candidate to move in to the research phase of the program. The MDC contains research proposals and plans from several years available for the student to easily download and study during the preparation of their own work.
Nobilis Learning Management System
Nobilis is the Learning Management System for all graduate programs at Monarch. On Nobilis candidates may enter their specific program modules and find the necessary exercises they need to complete in order to satisfy the requirements of their program. Nobilis was designed and created by Monarch from the ground-up as a bespoke platform to address the special education and research needs of graduate and doctoral research work. Nobilis facilitates your role as a candidate-researcher by making your LMS experience smooth and effortless.
The Monarch Cloud
The Monarch Cloud is the individual space allocated on the Administration Server for the student. The Administration will place any important documents within this folder and the candidate may use the folder to in turn upload any files required by the administration in completion of their program. The Monarch Cloud provides the Candidate with a 1 GB drive. Candidates may also easily access their files from their mobile devices on Android or iPhone.
MS Office 365 Apps
Monarch uses the integrated suite of MSOffice apps. These include: Outlook, Onedrive, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote, Teams, Sway. The intergration of the apps enables full productivity by the Candidate in conjunction with the Professors and Administrators. Office 365 is now the defacto online Office suite in business and it is important that Monarch enables Candidates to become experienced using these apps so that this knowledge and experience and be taken back to the professional world. These are real world collaboration skills to develop while at Monarch to increase your productivity and effectiveness in the professional arena.
As a direct benefit all Candidates are able to download and install up to 5 working copies of MS Office 365 on their local computers.
Monarch Management Review Website
The Monarch Management Review website is a digital resource and digital academic journal that enables candidates in the program to publish their research within a scholastic environment. Many new Candidates do not have the knowledge needed to be able to publish to external journals while publishing is typically a requirement of all PhD and Doctoral programs. At Monarch, we have created the Monarch Management Review which highlights the research efforts of Professors and Candidates and enables Candidates to acquire the necessary skills to be able to publish externally. The Review may be found at: www.umonarch-mmr.ch
GDPR Compliance & Security
All technology used at Monarch is GDPR compliant and secure. Monarch has never and will never sell your student information or make it available to third parties, except where required under law.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). It also addresses the transfer of personal data outside the EU and EEA areas. The GDPR’s primary aim is to give control to individuals over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU. Controllers and processors of personal data must put in place appropriate technical and organizational measures to implement the data protection principles. Business processes that handle personal data must be designed and built with consideration of the principles and provide safeguards to protect data. Data controllers must design information systems with privacy in mind. Below you may find an explanation of the certificates and awards attributed to the various technology platforms used at Monarch.
|“________”||ISO/IEC 27001 is an information security standard, part of the ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards, of which the last version was published in 2013. It is published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) under the joint ISO and IEC subcommittee. ISO/IEC 27001 specifies a management system that is intended to bring information security under management control and gives specific requirements. Organizations that meet the requirements may be certified by an accredited certification body following successful completion of an audit.|
|The ANSI National Accreditation Board is the largest multi-disciplinary accreditation body in North America. It plays an important role in ensuring the safety and quality of goods and services and in protecting the environment. It accredits management systems certification bodies, calibration and testing labs, forensic test and calibration service providers, inspection bodies, police crime units, reference material producers, and proficiency test providers. It conducts assessments to make sure its clients follow international standards and are competent to do their work.|
|SOC for Service Organizations are internal control reports on the services provided by a service organization providing valuable information that users need to assess and address the risks associated with an outsourced service.|
|TRUSTe standards are aligned with the Standards set forth in the TrustArc Privacy & Data Governance Framework which enable organizations to design and/or engineer effective privacy and data governance controls into organizational processes, products and technologies – and maintain or enhance those controls throughout the lifecycle for the product, process or technology. The TrustArc Framework Standards are based upon recognized laws and regulatory standards, such as the OECD Privacy Guidelines, the APEC Privacy Framework, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), ISO 27001 International Standard for Information Security Management Systems. and other global privacy laws and regulations.|