2014-2015_Misenheimer_Catalog.pdf - CATALoG 2014-2015 THE UNDERGRADUATE COLLEGE 48380 U.S Hwy 52 N Misenheimer NC 28109 PHONE 704-463-1360 FAX

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Unformatted text preview: CATALoG 2014-2015 THE UNDERGRADUATE COLLEGE 48380 U.S. Hwy 52 N Misenheimer, NC 28109 PHONE: 704-463-1360 FAX: 704-463-1363 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 404-679-4501) 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. Revised 08-06-14 2/Notice of Compliance RETURN TO TABLE OF CONTENTS NOTICE OF COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL LAW TITLE IX Pfeiffer University is committed to providing equal access to its educational programs, activities, and facilities to all otherwise qualified students without discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other category protected by applicable state or federal law. An equal opportunity employer, Pfeiffer affirms its commitment to nondiscrimination in its employment policies and practices. In compliance with Title IX (20 U.S.C Sec. 1681 et seq.) Pfeiffer University prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment. For student-related disability discrimination concerns, contact the disability services coordinator, 704-463-3366. For all other concerns, including any arising under Title IX, contact the director of human resources, who is also Pfeiffer’s Title IX Coordinator, 704-463-3011. 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 university administered 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, sex , sexual orientation or ethnic origin; nor will the University discriminate on the basis of religion, veteran status, sex , sexual orientation or ethnic origin. SECTION 504 Pfeiffer University does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants who are disabled. 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. EXCHANGE VISITORS Pfeiffer University has been designated by the U.S. Department of State as a sponsor of exchange visitor programs. Pfeiffer University further complies with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. 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. For more information on FERPA see page 29-30. Information on crime statistics and graduation rates is available upon request from the Dean of Students in the Student Development Office. 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 2014-2015 and is accurate and current, to the best of Pfeiffer’s knowledge, as of June 2014. 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. TABLE OF CONTENTS Contents/3 The Pfeiffer University Catalog is a reference manual for current students, faculty, staff, and others. It describes the University programs for the 2014-2015 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 2014-2015; and other information. NOTICE OF COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL LAW....................................................................................2 FRANCIS CENTER ....................................................................................................................................4 MISSION STATEMENTS.............................................................................................................................5 GENERAL EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY................................................................................................. 5-6 PFEIFFER FACTS.......................................................................................................................................6 ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES.............................................................................................................. 7-10 COSTS AND FINANCIAL POLICIES.................................................................................................. 10-14 FINANCIAL AID................................................................................................................................... 14-17 ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT................................................................................................................ 17-18 ACADEMIC POLICIES........................................................................................................................ 18-30 ACADEMIC PROGRAM...................................................................................................................... 31-37 CULTURAL PROGRAM...................................................................................................................... 37-38 INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL PROGRAM....................................................................................................38 COURSES OF STUDY...................................................................................................................... 39-150 ACADEMIC HONORS.................................................................................................................... 150-152 STUDENT SERVICES.................................................................................................................... 152-155 COUNSELING AND VOLUNTEER SERVICES.....................................................................................153 STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS........................................................................................................ 154-157 CAMPUS MINISTRIES..........................................................................................................................157 ATHLETICS.............................................................................................................................................158 CAMPUS MAP........................................................................................................................................159 PFEIFFER CAMPUS AT MISENHEIMER.................................................................................... 160-162 ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIPS, LECTURESHIPS, FUNDS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS............ 162-167 HISTORY OF PFEIFFER UNIVERSITY....................................................................................... 168-169 FACULTY......................................................................................................................................... 170-174 FACULTY EMERITI.................................................................................................................................175 ADMINISTRATION.......................................................................................................................... 176-181 BOARD OF TRUSTEES.................................................................................................................. 182-183 INDEX............................................................................................................................................. 184-186 ACADEMIC CALENDAR................................................................................................................ 187-188 4/Francis Center RETURN TO TABLE OF CONTENTS 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. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Assisting faculty with the incorporation of engaged learning techniques in their classes; Developing community partnerships which support internships and community-based learning and research; Facilitating campus-wide servant leadership initiatives such as the Campus Week of Dialogue, Hunger and Homelessness Week, and Servant Leadership Week; Providing training and mentoring for Francis Servant Leadership Scholars and the Bonner/ AmeriCorps leaders; Coordinating sustained campus-outreach programs such as community tutoring; and 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. RETURN TO TABLE OF CONTENTS Mission Statement/5 MISSION STATEMENT Mission Statement Pfeiffer University is a globally engaged, regional university distinctive for its transformational undergraduate experiences and its leadership in professional and graduate programs that fill demonstrated needs. Vested in its history as a United Methodist-related university and propelled forward by an innovative faculty and staff, Pfeiffer prepares its students for a lifetime of achievement, scholarship, spirituality and service. GENERAL EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY “…that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you determine what is best…” Phil 1:9-10 The Undergraduate College provides a Liberal Arts education that affirms that all thinking, learning, and knowledge is infused with wonder. The task of the general education curriculum at Pfeiffer is to prepare students 1) to engage knowledge critically with college level inquiry, analysis, and an appreciation of its consequence; and 2) to communicate clearly through understanding, reflection, and application of acquired and refined knowledge. The Liberal Arts tradition, with its emphasis upon the Humanities and the Sciences, presents students with a broad and holistic view of human knowledge, ethics, cultures, behaviors, and societies, as well as an appreciation of nature and its order. In service to the Liberal Arts and supporting the university’s vision for preparing transformative servant leaders, the general education curriculum at Pfeiffer University will prepare students with the following core competencies: Foundational Knowledge Foundational knowledge is based in the study of the Arts/Humanities, Social/Behavioral Sciences, and Natural Sciences/Math. The students’ visions of humanity expand through the integration of thought, culture, and ethos of the Liberal Arts tradition. By engaging foundational knowledge, students demonstrate an ethical and holistic understanding of themselves and others in contemporary global society. Students also connect to a shared past and enliven their imaginations with the aim of becoming leaders in service to a better future. Communication Effective communication embraces oral and written language skills, including the ability to choose an appropriate combination of medium, genre, and technology for personal, academic, and professional communication. Collaboration Individuals collaborate to accomplish shared goals. Collaboration includes advancing ideas, fulfilling commitments to the group goals, working professionally with others, and recognizing and managing conflict. Information Literacy Information Literacy is the skill of identifying, locating, and evaluating information, in service of problem solving, critical thinking, and communication. 6/The Village Church RETURN TO TABLE OF CONTENTS Critical Thinking Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication. Educational Goals for the Graduate Program The graduate programs are designed to offer the depth of education and specialized skills necessary for the graduates to practice and contribute to their professions. Graduates will be expected to have demonstrated abilities in analyzing, planning, and performing in relation to specific problems and issues. These skills are evaluated through the use of a designated capstone course within each graduate program. The Pfeiffer faculty adopted the University’s educational goals. The Pfeiffer community - faculty and staff, and students - share in the responsibility of realizing them. PFEIFFER FACTS Enrollment: 1240 Women, 620 Men, 1860 Total for all campuses (Fall 2013). Full-Time Teaching Faculty: 84 (73 hold terminal or first professional degree). Full-Time Student-Full-Time Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1. Undergraduate Programs of Study: Accounting, Art, Biology, Business Management and Leadership, Chemistry, Communication, Comprehensive Science Education, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, English, Environmental Science, Financial Fraud and Fraud Examinations, Health and Exercise Science, Health and Physical Education, History, Human Services, Mathematics, Music, Nursing, Political Science, Political Science/Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Psychology, Religion and Practical Theology, Secondary Education (Math, English and Social Studies), Special Education, Sports Management. Annual Undergraduate Costs: Tuition $25,175; Room and Board $10,215; Medical Insurance premium TBD. (See page 11 for more information) Financial Aid: More than 90% of students receive some form or forms of aid. Intercollegiate Sports (Women): Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball Intercollegiate Sports (Men): Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball. THE VILLAGE CHURCH OF PFEIFFER UNIVERSITY The Village Church of Pfeiffer University is the faith community at Pfeiffer. Organized as a chartered congregation of The United Methodist Church, it is one expression of our institutional mission to be “Vested in its history as a United Methodist-related university and propelled forward by an innovative faculty and staff, Pfeiffer prepares its students for a lifetime of acheivement, scholarship, spirituality and service. Everyone who is a part of Pfeiffer is a part of the parish and invited to participate in its ministries. Full members recognize the Village Church as their home congrgation. Affiliate and associate members retain memberships in their home congregation and hold dual membership in the Village Church. Our ministries include: The Village Church Council, our governing body; the Peer Ministries Leadership Team that has oversight of our many student-led small group studies and ministries, Sports Peer Chaplains that provide peer chaplaincy support to our athletic students; hands-on domestic and foreign mission opportunities, and pastoral care and support. During the academic year, worship is conducted weekly on Wednesdays at 10AM. For more information go to The Village Church link: . RETURN TO TABLE OF CONTENTS Admissions Procedures/7 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 PROCEDURES UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS Pfeiffer University offers admission to undergraduate students in six categories: (1) Freshman applicants are those who have completed high school and received a diploma and/or Dual enrolled/ Early College applicants enrolled in dual enrollment/early college classes while obtaining a high school 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. (6) International applicants are those who are academically qualified and are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States. 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 contacting: • The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid Pfeiffer University P. O. Box 960 Misenheimer, NC 28109 or by calling: 1-800-338-2060 or 704-463-1360 • • or e-mailing: [email protected] • or by on-line application at Instructions for Freshman Applicants: 1. Submit the completed application form with a $50 (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. Please see important note about “Rolling Admission” on page 9. 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 $50 (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. 8/Admissions Transfer applicants should be eligible for readmission to, or should have gradua...
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