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Unformatted text preview: P eiffer U N I V E R S I T Y CATALOG 2009-2010 THE UNDERGRADUATE COLLEGE 48380 U.S. Hwy 52 N Misenheimer, NC 28109 PHONE: 704-463-1360 FAX 704-463-1363 WEB SITE: Accredited by National Association of Schools of Music; North Carolina State Board of Education; National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Pfeiffer University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-6794501) to award Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Pfeiffer University is approved by The University Senate of The United Methodist Church as a United Methodist-Related Institution. 2/Notice of Compliance NOTICE OF COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL LAW TITLE IX Pfeiffer University is committed to upholding the principles outlined in Title IX, which states "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. TITLE VII Pfeiffer University employs individuals and admits students of any race, color, or national origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other universityadministered programs. Furthermore, Pfeiffer University Trustees have determined that students not be denied admission, rights, privileges, programs, or activities on the basis of religion, veteran status, or ethnic origin; nor will the University discriminate on the basis of religion, veteran status, or ethnic origin. SECTION 504 Pfeiffer University does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants who are handicapped. This policy is in keeping with Section 504, The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended. AGE DISCRIMINATION ACT Pfeiffer University does not discriminate against students or applicants on the basis of age. This policy is in keeping with the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and with the EEOC Age Discrimination Act. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Pfeiffer University is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. Pfeiffer University further complies with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. This act, as it applies to institutions of higher learning, ensures that students have access to certain records that pertain to them and that unauthorized persons do not have access to such records. A copy of the act and the University's policy regarding Student Educational Records and Information is available upon request at the Office of the Dean of Student Development. Information on crime statistics and graduation rates is available upon request in the Office of the Dean of Student Development. Any inquiries concerning the application of Title IX should be directed to Kathy Odell, Director of Human Resources, (704) 463-3011, or Mary Ann Sunbury, Senior Woman Administrator, (704) 463-3203. Inquiries concerning Title VII or ADEA (Age Discrimination in Employment Act) should be directed to Kathy Odell (704) 463-3011. For concerns which involve Section 504, Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Jim Gulledge, Director of Academic Support Services, (704) 463-3366. Inquiries may also be addressed to the Director, Office of Civil Rights, Washington, DC 20201. This Catalog is not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between a student and Pfeiffer University. The information in this Catalog applies to the academic year 2009-2010 and is accurate and current, to the best of Pfeiffer's knowledge, as of June 2009. Pfeiffer University reserves the right to change fees, programs of study, academic requirements, faculty, the academic calendar, and other items described herein without prior notice, in accordance with established procedures. Contents/3 TABLE OF CONTENTS The Pfeiffer University Catalog is a reference manual for current students, faculty, staff, and others. It describes the University programs for the 2009-2010 academic year and provides other information about Pfeiffer University. The largest section of the Catalog contains, in alphabetical order, all areas of study available at Pfeiffer University. It defines some terms commonly used at Pfeiffer and describes the programs which are offered, the requirements for each, and the student organizations and special services available; a listing of the faculty, staff, and trustees of Pfeiffer University; the history of the University; the academic calendar for 2009-2010; and other information. NOTICE OF COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL LAW ................................................................................. 2 FRANCIS CENTER .................................................................................................................................... 4 VISION AND MISSION STATEMENTS ...................................................................................................... 5 PFEIFFER FACTS ..................................................................................................................................... 6 ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES ................................................................................................................ 7-8 COSTS AND FINANCIAL POLICIES ................................................................................................... 9-13 FINANCIAL AID .................................................................................................................................. 14-17 ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT ............................................................................................................... 18-19 ACADEMIC POLICIES ....................................................................................................................... 20-29 ACADEMIC PROGRAM ..................................................................................................................... 30-34 CULTURAL PROGRAM ..................................................................................................................... 34-35 INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL PROGRAM ................................................................................................. 35 COURSES OF STUDY ...................................................................................................................... 36-179 ACADEMIC HONORS ........................................................................................................................... 179 LEARNING CENTER ........................................................................................................................... 180 COUNSELING, CAREER, AND VOLUNTEER SERVICES ................................................................... 181 STUDENT SERVICES .................................................................................................................... 180-182 STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS ........................................................................................................ 182-185 CAMPUS MINISTRIES .......................................................................................................................... 185 ATHLETICS ........................................................................................................................................... 187 PFEIFFER CAMPUS AT MISENHEIMER .................................................................................... 186-189 ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIPS, LECTURESHIPS, FUNDS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS ............. 190-194 HISTORY OF PFEIFFER UNIVERSITY ....................................................................................... 195-196 FACULTY ........................................................................................................................................ 197-203 ADMINISTRATION .......................................................................................................................... 204-209 BOARD OF TRUSTEES .................................................................................................................. 210-211 INDEX ............................................................................................................................................. 212-214 ACADEMIC CALENDAR ................................................................................................................ 215-216 4/Francis Center THE FRANCIS CENTER FOR SERVANT LEADERSHIP The Francis Center for Servant Leadership is critical to the realization of Pfeiffer's Vision and Mission. The Center seeks to infuse servant leadership experiences, which include engaged learning, volunteerism, and co-curricular experiences, throughout the fabric of University life by: 1. Assisting faculty with the incorporation of engaged learning techniques in their classes; 2. Developing community partnerships which support internships and community-based learning and research; 3. Facilitating campus-wide servant leadership initiatives such as the Campus Week of Dialog, Make a Difference Day, and Servant Leadership Week; 4. Providing training and mentoring for Francis Servant Leadership Scholars and the Bonner/ AmeriCorps leaders; 5. Coordinating sustained campus-outreach programs such as community tutoring; and 6. Coordinating campus-wide servant leadership efforts through the work of the Servant Leadership Council, which is led by the Director of the Francis Center for Servant Leadership. Vision and Mission/5 VISION AND MISSION STATEMENTS VISION STATEMENT Pfeiffer University will be recognized as the model church-related institution preparing servant leaders for lifelong learning. CORE VALUES • We are committed to educational excellence in a learner-centered environment. • We help people realize their full potential. • We include diverse learners in a caring, accessible community - The Pfeiffer Family. • We value our Christian heritage and foster faith formation. • We approach all that we do with integrity and with respect for the dignity of each person. MISSION STATEMENT Pfeiffer University is a comprehensive United Methodist-related university, with multiple campuses and delivery systems, committed to educational excellence, service, and scholarship. Within nurturing communities of learners, we value diversity and promote the attainment of full academic and personal potential through accessible undergraduate and graduate programs. It is the vision of the university that our students embrace the Christian values of human dignity, integrity, and service and become servant leaders and lifelong learners. 6/Pfeiffer Facts PFEIFFER FACTS Enrollment: 1271 Women, 748 Men, 2019 Total for all campuses (Fall 2008). Full-Time Teaching Faculty: 74 (51 hold terminal or first professional degree). Full-Time Student-Full-Time Faculty Ratio: 21 to 1. Undergraduate Programs of Study: Accounting, Art, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Christian Education, Christian Missions, Communication, Comprehensive Science Education, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Economics, Elementary Education, Engineering Studies, English, Environmental Science, Exercise Science, History, Human Services, International Business, Mathematics, MathematicsComputer Information Systems, Missions, Music, Nursing, Physical Education, Political Science, Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Psychology, Religion, Secondary Education (licensure), Social Studies, Sociology, Special Education, Sports Management, Youth Ministries. Annual Undergraduate Costs: Tuition $19,040; Room and Board $7,798; Medical Insurance premium $520. (See page 9 for more information) Financial Aid: More than 90% of students receive some form or forms of aid. Intercollegiate Sports (Women): Basketball, Cross Country, Cycling, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball. Intercollegiate Sports (Men): Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cycling, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis. THE VILLAGE CHURCH OF PFEIFFER UNIVERSITY The Village Church of Pfeiffer University is both the community of Pfeiffer active in worship, intentional spiritual growth, and incarnational service and a chartered congregation of The United Methodist Church. It is one expression of our institutional mission "to be recognized as the model church related institution," along with our curricular majors and our commitment to servant leadership. All who are a part of Pfeiffer are part of the parish, invited to participate at various levels of intention and commitment, from participation in worship or the occasional program such as Faith and the Arts Week, to more regular involvement in a small group or fellowship under the Student Ministries umbrella, to becoming a covenant partner of the congregation, making The Village Church your church home or your church home away from home, whether or not you are a United Methodist. For more information click on The Village Church link on . OPEN DOOR TRADITION The open door is a long-standing tradition at Pfeiffer University. The President, the Deans, and other administrative staff and faculty welcome opportunities to talk with students about any matter. Most faculty and staff keep posted office hours, but in some cases an advance appointment may be needed. Admissions/7 ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS Pfeiffer University offers admission to undergraduate students in five categories: (1) Freshman applicants are those who have completed high school and received a diploma. (2) Transfers are those who have completed high school and attended another regionally accredited institution of higher learning. (3) Early admission students must have completed the junior year in high school. (4) Non-degree students are those who wish to take courses without seeking a degree from Pfeiffer University. (5) Readmitted students are those who have withdrawn from Pfeiffer University and wish to return. Provisional Admissions: Students who may not meet the stated requirements for admission but show unusual promise for becoming a successful Pfeiffer University student should contact an Admissions Counselor to determine if they would be eligible for acceptance as a provisional student. THE UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS PROCESS Persons considering applying to Pfeiffer University at Misenheimer should obtain an application form by writing: The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid on-line application Pfeiffer University P. O. Box 960 Misenheimer, NC 28109 or by calling: 1-800-338-2060 or 704-463-3060 or e-mailing: [email protected] Instructions for Freshman Applicants: 1. Submit the completed application form with a $35 (non-refundable) application fee. 2. Have a high school transcript sent directly from the high school to the Office of Admissions. 3. Have scores from either the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or scores from the American College Testing (ACT) Program sent directly to the Office of Admissions. Admission to Pfeiffer is selective. Three primary criteria are considered: high school record, SAT or ACT scores, and class rank, if available. Activities are also considered, particularly in service and volunteer areas. Interviews may be required in certain cases. Requirements of applicants: English 4 units Math 3 units (including Algebra) Science 2 units (including 1 lab science) Social Studies 2 units Foreign Language 2 units strongly recommended Instructions for Transfer Applicants who have attended another college: 1. Submit a completed application form with a $35 (non-refundable) application fee. 2. Have an official transcript from each college attended sent directly to the Office of Admissions. 3. Applicants with fewer than 24 semester hours of transferable work should also submit an official high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores. Transfer applicants should be eligible for readmission to, or should have graduated from, the last college attended. Transfer applicants are encouraged to request advance evaluations of their transcripts to determine which courses will be accepted for transfer to Pfeiffer University and how credit will be applied toward either the general education requirements, the major program, or electives. Instructions for Early Admission Applicants: Follow the procedure previously described for freshman applicants and, in addition, should have at least 1 letter of recommendation from a high school counselor or principal sent directly to the Office of Admissions. In order to be considered for early admission, applicants should have a superior high school record through the junior year. Students who enter Pfeiffer under early admission do not receive a high school diploma in the State of North Carolina. 8/Admissions Instructions for Non-Degree Applicants: Submit a completed application with a $35.00 (non-refundable) application fee. Instructions for Applicants for Readmission: 1. Submit a completed application with a $35.00 (non-refundable) application fee. 2. If applicable, have official transcripts from each college attended since withdrawing sent to the Office of Admissions. 3. Readmission is at the discretion of the University. Instructions for International Applicants: 1. Submit a completed application with a $35.00 (non-refundable) application fee. 2. Provide proof of English proficiency by submitting a TOEFL paper test score of 500 or above, TOEFL computer-based test score of 173 or above, or TOEFL internet-based test score of 61 or above. 3. Have an official transcript (in English) from each school (high school and college or university) sent directly to the Office of Admissions. 4. Furnish an affidavit of financial support. 5. Above instructions numbers 1-4 are required of non-degree seeking International applicants as well. Pfeiffer has a “rolling admission” policy. This means that the Admissions Board acts on each application as soon as all necessary credentials arrive and informs the student of the decision as soon as possible. To accept an offer of admission and reserve a space in the entering class and/or the residence halls, students must submit an enrollment deposit. The deposit is credited to the student’s account and is deducted from the first payment of charges at registration. Technology Requirements for Undergraduate Students: Connecting with campus technology is an essential part of the Pfeiffer educational experience. Therefore the university strongly recommends that all undergraduate students invest in a Lenovo ThinkPad computer. To facilitate availability and affordability of these laptops, the university has entered into an agreement with Lenovo to provide ThinkPads to Pfeiffer students at substantially discounted prices. These award-winning laptops are pre-configured with three-year warranties, and include all the wireless, video and other technologies required by Pfeiffer’s online and classroom course offerings. The university is also equipped to offer higher levels of support for Lenovo ThinkPads than for other computing platforms. Students can place online orders for discounted ThinkPads and software at the following URL: . ALL Pfeiffer University students are required to use their assigned Pfeiffer University email. Please contact Information Systems at 704-463-3002 if you require more information about this requirement. DUAL ENROLLMENT PROGRAM High school students may take courses at Pfeiffer University during their senior year in high school. Students who live within commuting distance of the Misenheimer campus may earn college credit which may be applied to a degree at Pfeiffer University or transferred to another college, while completing the normal requirements for high school graduation. Information is available from the Off...
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