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Unformatted text preview: Page | 1 T: 888-491-8686 | F: 888-409-7306 August 01, 2018 Contents WELCOME 6 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE ................................................................................................................................ 6 UNIVERSITY LOCATION, HISTORY, AND RECOGNITION 7 UNIVERSITY LOCATION ................................................................................................................................. 7 HISTORY ........................................................................................................................................................ 7 STATE OF CALIFORNIA APPROVAL................................................................................................................ 8 VISION, MISSION, CORE VALUES, CORE COMPETENCIES AND INSTITUTIONAL LEARNING OUTCOMES 10 WESTCLIFF UNIVERSITY VISION .................................................................................................................. 10 WESTCLIFF UNIVERSITY MISSION ............................................................................................................... 10 WESTCLIFF UNIVERSITY CORE VALUES ....................................................................................................... 10 WESTCLIFF UNIVERISTY CORE COMPETENCIES .......................................................................................... 10 WESTCLIFF UNIVERSITY INSTITUTIONAL LEARNING OUTCOMES .............................................................. 11 ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP 14 LEARNING PLATFORMS 18 COLLEGE OF BUSINESS 19 COLLEGE OF BUSINESS MISSION STATEMENT ........................................................................................... 19 BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTATION (BBA) ...................................................................................... 19 GENERAL EDUCATION ................................................................................................................................ 23 UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION.............................................................. 25 UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN LEADERSHIP ....................................................................................... 26 MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) ....................................................................................... 27 GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN MARKETING ................................................................................................... 38 GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP ..................................................................... 39 GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT ........................................................................... 40 GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ......................................................................... 41 DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (DBA)........................................................................................ 42 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (MSCS) ............................................................................... 45 MASTER OF SCIENCE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (MSIT)....................................................................... 48 GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES ................................................................................................................ 51 BUSINESS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ............................................................................................................. 54 MSCS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS .................................................................................................................... 68 MSIT COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ..................................................................................................................... 70 COLLEGE OF BUSINESS FACULTY ................................................................................................................ 73 COLLEGE OF EDUCATION T: 888-491-8686 | F: 888-409-7306 | W: 100 2 COLLEGE OF EDUCATION MISSION STATEMENT...................................................................................... 100 BACHELOR OF ARTS IN EDUCATION (BAED) ............................................................................................. 100 GENERAL EDUCATION .............................................................................................................................. 102 MASTER OF ARTS IN TESOL (MA TESOL) .................................................................................................. 105 EDUCATION COURSE DESCRIPTIONS........................................................................................................ 109 GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (TESOL) ........... 113 TESOL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM ................................................................................................................ 115 COLLEGE OF EDUCATION FACULTY .......................................................................................................... 118 ADMISSIONS POLICIES 131 ENROLLMENT POLICY AND REQUIREMENTS............................................................................................ 131 ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS .................................................................................................................. 131 NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE............................................................................................................... 137 APPLICATION FOR ENROLLMENT ............................................................................................................. 137 CANCELLATION POLICY............................................................................................................................. 137 ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIRED............................................................................................................ 138 TRANSFER STUDENTS ............................................................................................................................... 139 TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY FOR GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES ............................................................ 140 TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY FOR UPPER DIVISION COURSES ..................................................................... 141 TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT OUR INSTITUTION................................. 142 ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS AND MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING ........................................... 142 ACADEMIC POLICIES 144 STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT .................................................................................................................. 144 ACADEMIC YEAR ....................................................................................................................................... 145 REGISTRATION FOR CLASSES .................................................................................................................... 145 AUDITING OF CLASSES.............................................................................................................................. 146 SCHEDULE OF CLASSES & CLOCK INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS ...................................................................... 146 TIMELY RESPONSE TO STUDENT WORK ................................................................................................... 147 TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS ................................................................................................................ 147 THE DETERMINATION OF CREDIT/CLOCK HOURS FOR ANY COURSE....................................................... 152 PROCTORED EXAMINATION POLICY ......................................................................................................... 152 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ................................................................................................................ 155 PARTICIPATION:........................................................................................................................................ 158 EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS: ........................................................................................ 158 FORMAT FOR WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS: .................................................................................................. 159 SUBMISSION OF ASSIGNMENT CRITERIA (APPLIES TO PA’S AND CLA’S): ................................................ 159 GRADING CRITERIA ................................................................................................................................... 160 ACADEMIC DISTINCTIONS POLICY ............................................................................................................ 162 GRADES..................................................................................................................................................... 163 INCOMPLETE GRADES .............................................................................................................................. 164 GRADE APPEAL POLICY/ CHANGE OF GRADES ......................................................................................... 165 T: 888-491-8686 | F: 888-409-7306 | W: 3 COURSE REPEAT POLICY ........................................................................................................................... 167 ATTENDANCE ............................................................................................................................................ 168 LEAVE OF ABSENCE POLICY ...................................................................................................................... 169 SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS (SAP) POLICY FOR TITLE IV AND NON-TITLE IV STUDENTS.......... 169 ACADEMIC PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT POLICY ....................................................................................... 177 COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT POLICY ........................................................................................................ 183 PRINCIPLES OF EXCELLENCE POLICY ......................................................................................................... 184 RETENTION RATE INFORMATION POLICY ................................................................................................ 185 STUDENT LOAN CODE OF CONDUCT POLICY ........................................................................................... 185 SEX OFENDER REGISTRATION POLICY ...................................................................................................... 189 VERIFICATION POLICY ............................................................................................................................... 190 WITHDRAWAL AND RETURN TO TITLE IV FUNDS (R2T4) POLICY ............................................................. 192 RECORDS POLICIES 196 RECORDS RETENTION ............................................................................................................................... 196 DISCLOSURE OF STUDENT RECORDS ........................................................................................................ 196 TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS ............................................................................................................................ 196 BUCKLEY AMENDMENT ............................................................................................................................ 196 FINANCIAL POLICIES 197 TUITION .................................................................................................................................................... 197 STUDENT TUITION RECOVERY FUND........................................................................................................ 197 WITHDRAW FROM COURSES ................................................................................................................... 199 REFUND POLICY ........................................................................................................................................ 201 GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES 204 CATALOG OF RECORD............................................................................................................................... 204 RIGHTS OF OTHERS BASED ON THE NATURE OF THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS....................................... 205 NON-ACADEMIC DISMISSAL POLICY......................................................................................................... 205 RIGHTS OF THE INSTITUTION ................................................................................................................... 207 NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY ................................................................................................................ 207 POLICY ON HARASSMENT......................................................................................................................... 207 PROCEDURES FOR RESPONDING TO HARASSMENT COMPLAINTS .......................................................... 208 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES/POLICY VIOLATION ........................................................................................ 208 ALCOHOL AND DRUGS POLICY ................................................................................................................. 209 DRESS CODE.............................................................................................................................................. 210 POSTERS, NOTICES, HANDBILLS ............................................................................................................... 210 STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES .................................................................................................................. 211 CALIFORNIA PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION ACT OF 2009 ........................................................ 211 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION AND EMPLOYER ............................................................................. 211 FIRE AND SAFETY ...................................................................................................................................... 211 STUDENT ID CARDS .................................................................................................................................. 211 T: 888-491-8686 | F: 888-409-7306 | W: 4 HOURS OF OPERATION............................................................................................................................. 212 ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS.......................................................................................................................... 212 STUDENT SERVICES................................................................................................................................... 213 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE 217 DEFERRED PAYMENT PLANS..................................................................................................................... 217 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS ....................................................................................................................... 217 STUDENT LOANS....................................................................................................................................... 217 VETERAN'S BENEFITS ................................................................................................................................ 218 NOTICE OF NO PENDING PETITIONS ........................................................................................................ 218 SCHEDULE OF FEES 219 ACADEMIC YEAR CALENDAR 2018-2019 221 PROGRAM ADVISORY COUNCIL 222 OFFICERS 224 RECEIPT OF CATALOG - HANDBOOK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT 225 T: 888-491-8686 | F: 888-409-7306 | W: 5 WELCOME PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Welcome to Westcliff University. Many factors influence where you choose to pursue your studies: the reputation of the school and its faculty, its location and cost, and very importantly, its ‘culture.’ In your selection of school, you generally weigh each factor carefully. The first reason to choose Westcliff University is its excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. As a result of this guiding principle, the University attracts professors who are currently practicing in their fields. The best way to learn is through interaction with professionals working directly in their areas of expertise. Second, Westcliff University focuses on the adult student. The University offers convenient class times that fit busy schedules. Online and evening and weekend courses make it possible for working adults to pursue their education. Third, the learning environment at Westcliff University nurtures innovation and encourages excellence. All classes are taught online and in a hybrid format. A hybrid course combines classroom learning with online learning. Busy professional students receive the best of both worlds by taking a hybrid class. Students meet face-to-face on campus one day a week and complete the rest of the class work and learning activities online. Last, the University’s dedication is to serve you: its students. Together with the staff and faculty, my personal goal is to create a sense of genuine community and to foster educational achievement. Your decision for where to pursue your studies will impact your future, both professionally and personally. I made my decision to join Westcliff University as its President based on many of the same factors that you are now considering. I am delighted with my decision; I think you will be too. Warm regards, Anthony Lee, Ed.D., M.B.A. President T: 888-491-8686 | F: 888-409-7306 | W: 6 UNIVERSITY LOCATION, HISTORY, AND RECOGNITION UNIVERSITY LOCATION Westcliff University has two locations where classes are offered on site – Irvine, California and Cerritos, California. Irvine, California: University Tower 16715 Von Karman Avenue, #100 Irvine, California 92606 Tel: 888-491-8686 Cerritos, California: 18000 Studebaker Road, #300 Cerritos, California 90703 Tel: 562-865-7111 This location is conveniently located near: a) the 605 freeway interchange adjacent to the South Street exit; and b) the 91 freeway interchange adjacent to the Studebaker Road exit in the Los Angeles, California area. It is a short driving distance from both the Long Beach Airport and the Los Angeles Airport (LAX). HISTORY Westcliff University was established to provide quality education for students wishing to enter the fastgrowing fields of Business and Education. Westcliff University, which received its initial approval with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education in 1993 ( ), offers various programs in the College of Business and the College of Education. Westcliff University's curriculum consists of graduate and undergraduate degree programs in business and education as well as other certificate programs. While some schools only teach theoretical concepts, Westcliff University prepares students for the practical and theoretical elements required in the job market today. Westcliff University offers full-time working students a chance to enroll in innovative online and hybrid distance education courses that are convenient and affordable. Westcliff University emphasizes the importance of preparing students personally, academically, and professionally. To ensure its programs are innovative, up-to-date, and of high quality, the university has guidance and expertise from members of its Board of Trustees and Program Advisory Council that includes key leaders from organizations including Google, Hyundai, Deloitte, Hewlett Packard, Hitachi Capital, Cox Communications, CATESOL, University of California Office of the President, as well as other local and national businesses and organizations. T: 888-491-8686 | F: 888-409-7306 | W: 7 STATE OF CALIFORNIA APPROVAL Under the provisions of the California Private Post-S...
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