March 14, 2011 | Adam Sorensen | Leave a comment Western Governors University, which is an online school, recently announced the launch of an Indiana campus to help students in that region earn a college education. Officials said that rather than attending online classes, students can access their resources at any hour of the day to give them the flexibility to learn on their time. Furthermore, the faculty at the school do not teach, instead they serve as mentors who provide one-on-one support, coaching and guidance to enrollees though their entire degree program. As part of the school's policy, each student meets with their mentor by phone regularly, which equates to once every other week. Furthermore, they have contact through email, instant messaging, text messaging and telephone as needed, even on weekends. The courses are also competency-based, which involves students advancing in their degree program by demonstrating their knowledge and skill in a particular subject area, rather than accumulating classroom hours. The school also offers 50 online degree programs for individuals who wish to complete their bachelors or masters curriculum.