Undergraduate Catalogue 2012 – 2014 Addendum

 Undergraduate Catalogue
2012 – 2014
Corrections and Updates as of: 3/2014
This addendum contains requirements, regulations, facts, and descriptions which are subject to change at any time. The University
specifically reserves the right and authority to alter and amend any and all statements contained herein.
The educational policies and procedures are continually reviewed and changed in keeping with the educational mission of the
University. Consequently, this document cannot be considered binding and is intended to be used only as an informational guide.
Students are responsible for keeping informed of official policies and regulations and for meeting all appropriate requirements. Current
information is available at the Office of Records and Registration and in other appropriate offices.
1 | Addendum Page Page 1/Non-Discrimination Statement
Edinboro University does not discriminate against individuals or groups because of their race, sex/gender, color, age, religion, national
origin, disability, organizational affiliation, sexual orientation/gender stereotype, marital status, veteran status, or any other protected
class status as defined by applicable federal or state law.
It is the President’s position that acts of unlawful or prohibited discrimination that adversely impact employment or education are a
sufficient basis for the imposition of discipline and, depending on the nature of the offense, discipline will range from verbal warning
up to and including termination.
When acts of unlawful or prohibited discrimination are sufficiently pervasive or so severe that they unreasonably interfere with an
individual’s performance and/or create an intimidating, hostile, and/or offensive working or learning environment, substantial
disciplinary action is warranted.
The policy of non-discrimination applies to the following:
a) Current University employees, as well as all employment programs of the University.
b) Current University students, as well as all educational services and programs of the University.
c) Individuals who have a contractual relationship to the University including but not limited to vendors and contractors.
The policy of non-discrimination also covers the following additional individuals:
a) Applicants for employment during the application and decision process
b) Applicant for admission to the University during the application and decision process
c) Campus visitors or guests
For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact the Office of Human Resources and Faculty Relations (814732-2810) or the Office of Social Equity (814-732-2167), Reeder Hall, 219 Meadville Street, Edinboro, PA 16444.
For information or assistance regarding services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and useable by persons with disabilities,
contact Dr. Robert McConnell, Office for Students with Disabilities (814-732-2462 V/TTY).
2 | Addendum Page Page 7/Administration
Mr. John E. Horan, Chair
Mr. Dennis R. Frampton, Vice Chair
Mr. John A. Pulice, Secretary
Ms. Barbara C. Chaffee
Dr. Raymond L. Dombrowski
Dr. Peter H. Garland, Acting Chancellor (ex officio)
3 | Addendum Page Mr. Daniel E. Higham
Mrs. Virginia L. McGarvey
Ms. Kathy L. Pape, J.D.
Mr. Harold C. Shields
Mr. Ronald A. Steele
Student Representative (vacancy)
Page 14/General Information
Tuition and fees are likely to increase annually.
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Miller Analogies Test Fee
A fee of $75.00 is charged to students desiring to take the Miller Analogies Test. Checks should be made payable to Edinboro
University of Pennsylvania.
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Edinboro University of Pennsylvania has developed standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in accordance with federal
regulations. This policy measures quantity (number of credits completed), quality (cumulative grade point average), and maximum
time frames for completion and measures progress incrementally. SAP will be reviewed after each payment period, (fall semester,
spring semester, and the summer term).
Any student who fails to meet SAP requirements will be placed on financial aid warning for one semester. If at the end of the
warning period the student does not meet the requirements for SAP, all aid will be cancelled and the student is placed on financial aid
suspension. Students on financial aid suspension and are no longer eligible for federal
financial aid (which includes student loans).
Students who are on warning are encouraged to seek academic and/or personal counseling. Counseling services can provide the
student with additional support, which may alleviate obstacles that hinder satisfactory academic progress. Students on warning are
further encouraged to consult with a financial aid counselor prior to withdrawing from any classes or if midterm grades are
Reinstatement of Aid
Aid may be reinstated by meeting the requirements for SAP or by an approved appeal with an academic plan signed by the student’s
academic advisor. If aid is reinstated, a probationary status will remain in effect. A period of non-enrollment does not reinstate aid
Students who wish to appeal the suspension of financial aid eligibility based on mitigating circumstances (e.g. severe illness, death of
close family member, severe injury, other factors relevant to student success) may do so by submitting a letter of appeal and
supporting documentation to the financial aid office within the first 2 weeks of the semester which is affected by the SAP status for
which the appeal applies.
All appeals for reinstatement of aid must include:
A completed appeal form which identifies the reason for unsatisfactory progress and what has changed in order to better facilitate
academic success.
Once this material is received and approved by the Financial Aid Office, an academic plan will be issued to the student. This
academic plan will outline the number of credits and required term GPA in order to achieve SAP. This plan must be signed by the
student as well as the academic advisor and must be received by the Financial Aid Office no later than the end of the 8th week of
The Director of Financial Aid will notify the student of the decision to reinstate or deny aid. If the appeal is approved, the student must
adhere to the signed academic plan and if the conditions are not satisfied, students are placed on Financial Aid Suspension/Aid
Denied without an opportunity to appeal and aid will be denied in all subsequent terms until the student can regain aid eligibility by
reaching the required 67% completion rate and a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
The committee will not review incomplete and/or partial appeals. All documentation is retained by the Financial Aid Office for audit
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Federal Perkins Loan - The Perkins Loan Program is awarded to students with exceptional need based using Edinboro’s criteria and
on completion of the FAFSA. Awards range between $200 and $5,500.
The Financial Aid Office is required by federal statute to recalculate federal financial aid eligibility for students who withdraw, drop
out, are dismissed, or take a leave of absence prior to completing 60% of a payment period or term. The federal Title IV financial aid
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programs must be recalculated in these situations.
If a student leaves the institution prior to completing 60% of a payment period or term, the financial aid office recalculates eligibility
for Title IV funds. Recalculation is based on the percentage of earned aid using the following Federal Return of Title IV funds
Percentage of payment period or term completed = the number of days completed up to the withdrawal date divided by the total days
in the payment period or term. (Any break of five days or more is not counted as part of the days in the term.) This percentage is also
the percentage of earned aid.
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Policy #
Policy Name
Alcoholic Beverages
Confidentiality and Privacy of Student Records
University Related Advisorship
Accelerated Means of Earning Credits
University Procedures for Responding to Off-Campus Student Behavior Complaints
Student Activity Fee Adjustment
Reasonable Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
Graduation Requirements
SGA Restricted Accounts
Disciplinary Procedures and Student Code of Conduct
Residence Hall Use by Students During Vacation and Selected Periods of Non Attendance
Change of Major
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grades
Student Trustee Selection
Transfer Student Prior Conduct Review
Self Medication
Transfer Standards
Student Organization Activities
Student Entry and Retention in Teacher Education
Repeating Courses
Academic Warning, Probation, and Suspension
University Recognition of Student Organizations
Student Organization Advisors
Campus Residency Requirements
Housing Deposit for Residence Hall Students
Undergraduate Degree Completion
Death of a Student
Fresh Start
Academic Reinstatement
Insurance for Resident Students’ Possessions
Dean’s List Requirements
Disruptive Behavior in Supervised Situations
Student Name Change
Auditing of Courses
Student Withdrawals from the University
Student Activity Contracts
Anti Hazing
Time Limitations on Meeting Master’s Degree Requirements
Student Teacher Reassignment in the Event of a Work Stoppage
Transfer of Graduate Credit
Trial Admissions Program
Awarding Continuing Education Units
Student Fund Raising
Student Appeal of Assigned Grade
Housing and Food Service Request Release
Student Victims of Sexual Assault
Class Attendance
Inactive Courses
Dual Numbering of Courses
Student Vandalism of University Property
Visiting Student Program
Semester Credit Hour
University Center
University Procedures
Seriously Disruptive Behavior
STD Prevention and Control
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Definitions of a Credit and Course Information
Semester Credit Hour
The intent of this policy is to establish standards for assigning semester hours of credit to courses offered by Edinboro University.
The principle guiding the assignment of one semester hour of credit is that each semester hour reasonably approximates not less than
forty-five hours of effort by the student over the duration of a semester. Not all of this effort is necessarily expended while in face-toface contact with an instructor; the expectation is that each hour of directed faculty instruction will be associated with a minimum of
two hours of out-of-class student work. Different types of courses require different amounts of contact time.
The following standards are intended to specify minimum contact time for the award of one semester hour of credit. Some courses
may exceed these minimum standards. For purposes of these standards, one hour of contact time is defined as fifty minutes of actual
contact. Actual contact time is listed after each standard in parentheses.
Lecture semester hour = 15 hours (750 minutes) of contact per semester or per equivalent session.
Studio semester hour = 22.5 hours (1,125 minutes) of contact per semester per equivalent session.
Laboratory semester hour = 30 hours (1,500 minutes) of contact per semester per equivalent session.
Internship semester hour = 45 hours (2,250 minutes or 37.5 hours) of contact per semester per equivalent session.
Clock-hour semester hour = 45 hours (2,250 minutes or 37.5 hours) of contact per semester per equivalent session.
Edinboro University follows the common calendar of the PASSHE for regular semesters (fall and spring), which includes 16 total
weeks. One week is assigned for final examinations each semester; with spring break and other non-teaching days, there are 14
instructional weeks.
Some courses may combine two or more of these categories. For example, a science course may combine two semester hours of
lecture with one semester hour of laboratory for a total of three semester hours. In this case, the lecture component would include a
minimum of 1,500 (2 times 750) minutes of contact and the laboratory component would include a minimum of 1,500 minutes of
Online and individualized instruction courses are assigned the same number of semester hours of credit as an identical course
delivered in a face-to-face format, based on a determination that the student learning objectives and outcomes attained by the online or
individualized instruction course are consistent with those of the face-to-face course. Similar standards apply to the assignment of
credit based upon life experience or examination. Online courses for which there are no face-to-face equivalents and independent
study courses will be designed and offered to achieve course learning objectives that will reasonably approximate not less than fortyfive hours of effort by the student for each semester hour of credit assigned.
1. At the time that a course is approved for inclusion in the curriculum, the basis for the assignment of credit hours
should be specified and placed on file with the Registrar.
2. At the time that a course is approved for online delivery, it should be reviewed to ensure that the student learning
objectives and outcomes are consistent with those of an identical course delivered face-to-face.
3. The procedure for assigning undergraduate credits to reflect learning acquired in a non-traditional manner such as
prior learning/life experience or examination may be found under Policy No. A004, Accelerated Means of Earning
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Academic Level of Courses
Academic Level is used for State System reporting, faculty workload computations, fee calculations, course registration, transcripts
and degree audit.
Academic levels are be assigned to courses instead of relying on a course number. Codes are independent of course numbers and
operate “behind the scenes”.
Academic Level
UG Level 0
Developmental/Remedial courses
UG Level 1
Introduction/Foundation UG courses
UG Level 2
Intermediate/Foundation UG courses
UG Level 3
Intermediate/Advanced UG courses
UG Level 4
Advanced UG courses
GR Bi-level
Introductory GR courses
Masters Level 1
Masters Level 2
Intermediate GR, courses open to undergraduates on a
limited basis
Advanced GR, open to graduate students only
Doctoral Level
Doctoral courses only
Clock Hour
Non-credit courses and activities
CEU Courses
Continuing education unit activities
Not Applicable
Interactive TV Home site (ITVH)
A Synchronous learning situation, occurring on campus, where the instructor teaches students sitting in the classroom at the same time
students at a remote site are receiving that same instruction in real-time. Students at both sites speak with each other and the instructor
during the class via the technology in place.
Interactive TV Remote site (ITVR)
A Synchronous learning situation, where the instructor teaches students via Interactive TV in real- time from the home site. Students
at a remote site are receiving that same instruction as the students at the home site. Students at both sites speak with each other and
the instructor during the class via the technology in place.
Adding, Dropping and Withdrawal from
Students may add a course to their schedule during the “Add” period, which is no later than the 7th day of the semester, or an
equivalent period in a session.
Students may drop courses from their schedule via S.C.O.T.S. no later than the 6th day of the semester. Courses dropped during this
period will not be entered on a student’s academic record.
After the 6th day of a semester, or equivalent period in a session, students are permitted to withdraw from a course via S.C.O.T.S., and
the course will appear on the student’s academic record with the grade of W (withdrawal).
A request for an official withdrawal from any or all classes after ten weeks of the semester or equivalent period in a session will be
reviewed by the Dean, and, if extenuating circumstances exist, the request may be approved. If approved, a student will receive a W
(withdrawal) on their academic record.
Students are advised that a withdrawal fee of $25.00 per course will be charged after the add/drop period has ended.
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Withdrawal From All Courses
1. Students wishing to drop or withdraw from all courses and leave the University are able to do so via S.C.O.T.S. system or by using
the on-line total withdrawal form.
2. Students who withdraw from scheduled courses during the first 6 days of a semester, or an equivalent period during a session, will
be permitted to drop their classes without academic penalty; no academic record will be kept for those courses. From the second
through the tenth week, or an equivalent period in a session, students who withdraw from their classes will receive a W
(withdrawal) on their academic record for the courses from which they withdrew. A request for an official withdrawal from any or
all classes after ten week of the semester or equivalent period in a session will be reviewed by the Dean, and, if extenuating
circumstances exist, the request may be approved. If approved, a student will receive a W (withdrawal) on their academic record.
3. No withdrawals are permitted once the final exam period has begun.
4. Student planning to withdraw from the University under the provision of this policy are subject to the current refund policy
stipulated in the University catalogue and website.
5. Undergraduate students who file a total withdrawal or whose enrollment has lapsed must apply for reinstatement to return to the
university after one semester’s absence. See Policy A031 for information about Academic Reinstatement.
Students seeking to withdraw from all courses are encouraged to carefully consider such an important decision and its impact on their
academic career and financial aid status.
Students should seek the advice of their academic advisor, course instructors and other appropriate university staff prior to completing
the withdrawal form or submitting the total withdrawal via S.C.O.T.S.
 The student should meet with the Financial Aid Office concerning any aid currently being received, and the impact of
withdrawing from all courses. Course withdrawals may affect a student’s eligibility for current or future financial aid.
 Contact the Bursar’s Office to ascertain any account balance. Any balance should be cleared or recorded in the presence of the
student. If a credit shows, assistance should be provided in filing for any appropriate refund.
 If applicable, the student should arrange to meet with Residence Life and Housing staff to sign out of the residence hall room
and turn in the key within 24 hours after signing the withdrawal form/or submitting the withdrawal via S.C.O.T.S.
 The Office of Records and Registration will update student records as appropriate. All pertinent university offices will receive
a weekly report of students who have processed a total withdrawal.
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Earning Course Credit by Examination or Evaluation
Accelerated Means of Earning Credits
It is the intent of this policy to authorize alternative methods of earning academic credit at Edinboro University.
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania offers specific programs to assess student requests for undergraduate credits to reflect learning
acquired in a non-traditional manner. Specifically, the University offers the following options: College-Level Examination Program
(CLEP), College Entrance Examination Board - Advanced Placement (AP), Competency Examination Credit (internal), and Life
Experience Credit (internal).
Only students who are pursuing a degree or certification at Edinboro University are eligible for credit by examination or evaluation. It
is important that credit awards for prior learning be determined early in a student’s career so that the subsequent course of instruction,
planned with the academic advisor, can build around or upon them.
Applicability of credit to satisfy major and related requirements is at the discretion of the academic dean in consultation with
department faculty in the student's major and/or minor. No more than 45 semester hours of credit may be earned under this policy, and
no more than 30 hours may be earned under any single program listed in this policy. Prior to administration of any of the above-noted
examinations or evaluations, students will be expected to pay the appropriate fees to the University.
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Within certain limits, Edinboro University accepts credits toward graduation earned through CLEP. There are four accepted General
Examinations: Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences and History. Students scoring at or above the score
recommended by the American Council on Education will be awarded credits in the appropriate achievement area.
Subject Examinations are offered in the areas of literature, foreign languages, history and social sciences, science and mathematics,
and business. Each Subject Examination covers material usually taught in an undergraduate course with a similar title at most colleges
and universities. Students scoring at or above the score recommended by the American Council on Education will normally be granted
the number of credits equivalent to those allowed for a comparable course taught at Edinboro University. For a list of course
equivalencies for approved CLEP exams, contact the Office of Adult Student Services.
If a student has taken college courses in the area(s) of achievement, duplicate credit will not be awarded. All students may take CLEP
tests if eligibility requirements are met.
College Entrance Examination Board - Advanced Placement (AP)
A student who has received a score of 3, 4, or 5 on a College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) advanced placement test can
expect that credit will be granted upon submission of test scores to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Normally students
earning scores of 3, 4, or 5 will receive a minimum of 3 semester hours credit.
Competency Examination Credit
Edinboro University students may challenge for undergraduate credit by competency examination for courses offered by the
University. If students wish to challenge a course in which they are enrolled, they must do it prior to the end of the "drop" period.
Students may not challenge courses for which they have previously received a grade. Students may not challenge courses for which
they have received an audit. A student need not enroll in a course to challenge it.
To challenge for credit, a student must complete the request form and present it to their advisor and to the chairperson of the
department offering the course being challenged. (The relevant academic dean, in consultation with the faculty, reserves the right to
deny students permission to take examinations for credit.)
Courses passed by examination are credited to the student's academic record. Successfully challenged course(s) are not considered a
part of the course load for full-time students during the academic year.
The examination for any challenged course will be administered to the student only one time. Should the student fail the competency
exam, the record of the challenge will be filed in the student’s academic file.
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Prior to administration of any competency examination, students will be expected to receive all approvals and pay a fee established by
the University.
Life Experience Credit
Life Experience is defined as learning experiences students have had as part of their employment or daily life which equate with
learning experiences otherwise achieved as part of coursework at Edinboro University. It is the policy of Edinboro University of
Pennsylvania to award credit for life experience in those cases deemed appropriate by faculty evaluation and administrative review.
Life experience credit may not be used in lieu of internship credit.
Life experience credit procedures are administered by the Office of Adult Student Services. Responsibility for the award of credit rests
with the dean of the school in which the student has applied for credit.
Students who are interested in exploring life experience credit should contact the Office of Adult Student Services. If appropriate, the
student submits an application and prepares a detailed portfolio describing the experience for which credit is being requested.
The Office reviews the completed portfolio and sends it to the appropriate department chair. The chair directs the material to
appropriate faculty for evaluation. Faculty members recommend specific credit, if any, to the dean. The dean reviews the material and
the recommendations of faculty, approving or adjusting the amount of credit or courses for award, and returns the material to the
Adult Student Services Office.
The Office informs the student of the life experience credit decision and ensures administrative procedures for financial and credit
award transactions. If the student wishes to appeal, the Office will act as the mediator between the student and other University
offices. If further evaluation is deemed advisable, there will be no further cost to the student as long as the evaluation takes place in
the same subject as the original evaluation.
When the processes of evaluating, awarding of credit and fee payments are complete, the Office of Adult Student Services notifies the
Office of Records and Registration of any credits to be posted to the student’s transcript.
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Associate in Engineering Technology Degree
1. ENGL101 College Writing Skills
3 sem. hrs.
2. One approved course from six of the seven Core categories 12 sem. hrs.
(Artistic Expression, World Civilizations, American Civilizations, Human Behavior, Cultural Diversity and Social Pluralism, Ethics, Natural
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3 sem. hrs.
This course presents the common core of knowledge, skills, and values essential to generalist social work practice. This course has a three hour per
week required field component. Prerequisites: SOWK100, SOWK115, SOWK205, SOWK250.
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