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					graduate Catalog
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Correspondence                                                                                         TABLE OF CONTENTS
Persons wishing further information about Avila graduate degree programs and graduate certification    ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2009-2010 .................................................................................. 2 
programs should contact the appropriate office listed below:                                           GENERAL INFORMATION................................................................................................. 3 
                                                                                                       INTRODUCING AVILA UNIVERSITY .............................................................................. 3 
Deana Angotti                                                                                          MISSION STATEMENT OF AVILA UNIVERSITY........................................................... 3 
Director of Graduate Education
                                                                                                       PURPOSES OF AVILA UNIVERSITY ................................................................................ 3 
11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145
Phone: (816) 501-2464                                                                                  VALUE STATEMENTS OF AVILA UNIVERSITY ........................................................... 4 
Fax: (816) 501-2915                                                                                    HISTORY OF AVILA UNIVERSITY .................................................................................. 4 
E-mail: gradcert@avila.edu                                                                             AVILA UNIVERSITY CAMPUS ......................................................................................... 4 
                                                                                                       CAMPUS BUILDINGS/CENTERS ...................................................................................... 4 
Wendy Acker                                                                                            LIBRARY............................................................................................................................... 5 
Associate Dean of the School of Business, or                                                           ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES ........................................................................ 5 
JoAnna Giffin                                                                                          FACULTY .............................................................................................................................. 6 
Director of MBA Admissions                                                                             STUDENT BODY.................................................................................................................. 6 
11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145
                                                                                                       ACCREDITATION ................................................................................................................ 6 
Phone: (816) 501-3601
Fax: (816) 501-2463                                                                                    MEMBERSHIP ...................................................................................................................... 6 
E-mail: MBA@avila.edu                                                                                  ALUMNI ASSOCIATION..................................................................................................... 7 
                                                                                                       UNIVERSITY POLICIES...................................................................................................... 7 
Director of Graduate Psychology                                                                        ENROLLMENT AND STUDENT DEVELOPMENT........................................................ 11 
11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145                                                              STUDENT POLICIES.......................................................................................................... 13 
Phone: (816) 501-3661                                                                                  ADMISSION ........................................................................................................................ 14 
Fax: (816) 501-2455                                                                                    EXPENSES, PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICIES ........................................................ 15 
E-mail: gradpsych@avila.edu                                                                            FINANCIAL AID................................................................................................................. 17 
                                                                                                       ACADEMIC INFORMATION ............................................................................................ 18 
Lacey Smith
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Assistant Dean of the School of Professional Studies             ACADEMIC PROGRAMS .................................................................................................. 18 
Organizational Development Graduate Program                                                            ACADEMIC POLICIES ...................................................................................................... 19 
11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145                                                              GRADUATE PROGRAMS/ COURSES ............................................................................. 24 
Phone: (816) 501-3737                                                                                  ADMINISTRATION & GRADUATE FACULTY ............................................................. 43 
Fax: (816) 941-4650                                                                                    ADDRESSES FOR ACCREDITATION/APPROVAL AGENCIES: ................................. 47 
E-mail: Advantage@avila.edu                                                                            INDEX .................................................................................................................................. 48 
                                                                                                       CAMPUS MAP .................................................................................................................... 50 
Visitors are welcome at the University. While it is advisable to make appointments in advance, the
offices listed above will be happy to arrange a tour of the campus during regular office hours, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

This catalog is not to be construed as a contract. The university reserves the right to change fees,
tuition, or other charges; add or delete courses; revise academic programs; or alter regulations and
requirements as deemed necessary. Avila University offers both equal education and equal
employment opportunities.
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                                                                        Martin Luther King Jr. Day: January 19, 2009—University closed
ACADEMIC CALENDAR
                                                                                 Easter Break: April 10-12—University closed
2009-2010                                                                                     Summer Term
                                                                                           May 3 - August 22, 2009

MBA CALENDAR                                                                             Commencement: May 15-16

                                                                              Fourth of July Holiday: July 3-5—University closed
                          Fall Trimester
               August 31, 2009 – November 16, 2009
          Avila Day: October 16, 2009—University closed
                                                                    EDUCATION MASTER’S/ GRADUATE
                         Winter Trimester
                                                                    CERTIFICATION CALENDAR
                  January 4, 2010 – March 22, 2010
   Martin Luther King Jr. Day: January 18, 2010—University closed                                 Fall Term
                                                                                     August 26, 2009 - December 17, 2009
                        Spring Trimester
                   March 29, 2010 – June 14, 2010                      Labor Day Weekend: September 5 - September 7—University closed
                    Commencement: May 14-15                                      Avila Day/Fall Break: October 14- October 18
                                                                                        University closed October 16-18
                         Summer Session
                  June 21, 2010 – August 19, 2010                              Thanksgiving Break: November 25 - November 29
                                                                                      University closed November 26-29
         Fourth of July Holiday: July 3-5—University closed
                                                                                  Finals Week: December 14 - December 17
AVILA ADVANTAGE CALENDAR                                                                        Spring Term
                                                                                       January 19, 2010 - May 13, 2010
                             Fall Term
                   August 23 - December 19, 2009                                     Spring Break: March 15 - March 21

                            Spring Term                                                  Easter Break: April 1-April 4
                       January 3–May 1, 2010                                              University closed April 2-4

                          Summer Term                                                   Finals Week: May 10 - May 13
                      May 2 - August 21, 2010
                                                                                 Commencement Weekend: May 14 - May 15
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                         Summer Term
                    May 17, 2009 – July 30 2009                    GENERAL INFORMATION
         Fourth of July Holiday: July 3-5—University closed

                                                                   Introducing Avila University
GRADUATE PSYCHOLOGY                                                Avila University is a Catholic, co-educational university with liberal arts and professional
                                                                   programs. It is situated on 50 rolling acres in south Kansas City, Missouri. Avila University
CALENDAR                                                           was founded in 1916 and is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.

                            Fall Term                              From its modest beginnings, Avila has become a flourishing, comprehensive university
               August 26, 2009 – December 17, 2009                 offering a variety of degree programs. Founded as the College of St. Teresa, the college
                                                                   grew and expanded to a larger campus in 1963. It was at this time that the college name was
  Labor Day Weekend: September 5 - September 7—University closed   changed to Avila to honor St. Teresa of Avila. In 2002, Avila College became Avila
                                                                   University, a name reflecting its growth and development as an institution of higher
            Avila Day/Fall Break: October 14- October 18           education.
                   University closed October 16-18
                                                                   Avila University’s commitment to excellence, to service of students and the community, to
          Thanksgiving Break: November 25 - November 29            quality education of spirit, mind and body, and to growth of the whole person is deeply
                 University closed November 26-29                  rooted in its Catholic heritage and in the lives and beliefs of the founding Sisters of St.
                                                                   Joseph.
             Finals Week: December 14 - December 17
                                                                   Students, faculty and staff at Avila University provide a supportive, caring yet challenging
                           Spring Term                             environment in which students receive close personalized attention with a student-faculty
                  January 19, 2010 – May 13, 2010                  ratio of 12:1.

                Spring Break: March 15 - March 21                  Mission Statement of Avila University
                                                                   Avila University, a Catholic University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of
                    Easter Break: April 1-April 4
                                                                   Carondelet, is a values-based community of learning providing liberal arts, professional,
                     University closed April 2-4
                                                                   undergraduate and graduate education to prepare students for responsible lifelong
                                                                   contributions to the global community. (adopted 1986; reviewed 1995; revised 2005)
                   Finals Week: May 10 - May 13

            Commencement Weekend: May 14 - May 15                  Purposes of Avila University
                                                                   •   Pursue academic excellence by providing an educational experience rooted in the
                          Summer Term
                                                                       Catholic tradition and in the spirit of the Sisters of St. Joseph, both of which emphasize
                    May 17, 2009 – July 30, 2010
                                                                       collaboration, examination of social justice issues, responsiveness to needs of others,
                                                                       and respect for the worth and dignity of each individual.
         Fourth of July Holiday: July 3-5—University closed
                                                                   •   Offer liberal arts and professional undergraduate and graduate programs grounded in scholarship
                                                                       with well defined educational outcomes which emphasize communication and thinking skills,
                                                                       knowledge, and personal, social and spiritual development of each student.
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•   Strive for excellence through responsiveness to on-going assessment, evaluation, and       The college established Kansas City’s first baccalaureate degree program in nursing in 1948
    self-reflection.                                                                           and was accredited by the National League for Nursing in 1966. Additional programs in
•   Promote student learning by emphasizing teaching-learning strategies which actively        allied health, social work, and special education were developed to complement strong
    engage the student in the learning process.                                                programs in the liberal arts.
•   Foster development of the whole person for life-long learning and service to the global
    community through curricular and co-curricular programs.                                   The growth of the college resulted in a move to its present campus in 1963, which is located
•   Serve a community of learners with diverse backgrounds and needs by providing a            in suburban South Kansas City, three miles from Interstate 435. Seeking to serve a diverse
    variety of educational formats.                                                            population, the college became co-educational in 1969, established graduate programs in
•   Address the broader educational needs of the greater Kansas City area by exploring,        business, education and psychology in 1978 and began Kansas City’s first Weekend
    initiating, and supporting partnerships within the community. (adopted 1996; revised       College in 1984. Owing to its continued growth as a comprehensive institution of higher
    2005)                                                                                      learning during the 1990s, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs,
                                                                                               Avila became, in 2002, Avila University.
Value Statements of Avila University
                                                                                               Since its founding in 1916, Avila University has been committed to excellence in teaching
The Avila Community Values . . .                                                               and learning in an environment that respects the uniqueness of each person and stresses
• Excellence in teaching and learning                                                          responsible service to others.
• The Catholic identity of the University
• The sponsorship and contributions of the Sisters of St. Joseph                               Avila University Campus
• The worth, dignity and potential of each human being
• Diversity and its expression                                                                 Avila University is just minutes off an interstate highway network and is convenient to
• Commitment to the continual growth of the whole person                                       Kansas City’s many attractions. Its fourteen buildings are situated on 50 acres in suburban
• Interaction with and service to others                                                       South Kansas City and include residence halls; a fieldhouse; a sports complex for baseball,
- (adopted 1988; reviewed 1996, 2005)                                                          softball and soccer; the library; theatre; chapel and classroom facilities.

History of Avila University                                                                    Campus Buildings/Centers
The Sisters of St. Joseph were founded in LePuy, France, in 1650 to serve their neighbors      Blasco Hall (1963)
by responding to the needs of society. In 1836, six Sisters arrived in America and traveled    Administrative Offices, including the Offices of the President, Academic Affairs,
up the Mississippi to St. Louis, Missouri, and settled in a small town south of the city       Undergraduate Admission, Financial Aid, the Business Office, and Advancement.
known as Carondelet. These women established several schools and were soon known as
the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.                                                       O’Rielly Hall (1963)
                                                                                               Primary academic building with science laboratories, computer classrooms, lecture hall and
In 1866, five Sisters came to Kansas City and opened the first private high school for young   classrooms.
women, St. Teresa’s Academy. In 1916, the academy administration chartered the first
private college for women in Kansas City, the St. Teresa College, and offered a two-year       Carondelet Hall (1965)
program leading to an Associate of Arts Degree. Fifteen years later, St. Joseph’s Hospital     Residence Hall and computer lab.
School of Nursing became affiliated with the college and nursing students were enrolled in
basic science and humanities courses.                                                          Marian Center (1965)
                                                                                               Dining room, lounge, Eagle’s Nest, computers, and bookstore.
In 1940, the college was expanded to a four-year liberal arts college with professional
programs in nursing, education, and business. It was fully accredited by the Commission on
Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
in 1946 and was called the College of St. Teresa.
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Foyle Hall (1967)                                                                             Library
The Orscheln Memorial Chapel, the School of Education, the Department of Psychology,
and the Mindful Wellness Program.                                                             The Hooley-Bundschu Library is the information resource center for the campus. It houses
                                                                                              a collection of over 60,000 books, a current subscription list of 500 periodicals and
Ridgway Hall (1970)                                                                           newspapers, videotapes, CD-ROMs, DVDs and the entire ERIC document collection on
Residence Hall                                                                                microfiche. The Library is a member of MOBIUS, a statewide consortium of over 50
                                                                                              academic libraries with a shared on-line catalog. The Library subscribes to on-line search
Hodes Education Center (1973)                                                                 services DIALOG and WESTLAW as well as providing student access to the bibliographic
Career Services, Disability Services, Health and Counseling Services, International Student   databases FirstSearch, ERIC, and Modern Language Association databases. In addition, the
Services, Learning Services, and the Upward Bound Program are located in this Center.         Library provides access to full-text and bibliographic databases such as EBSCOhost,
                                                                                              Academic Universe, Contemporary Women’s Issues, NewsBank: Missouri Newspapers, the
Goppert Theatre/Borserine Nurse Education Center (1974)                                       ABC-CLIO databases, ProQuest Psychology and PsycArticles. The Eschbacher Education
Theatre with thrust stage and seating capacity of 500, the McKeon Performance Studio and      Room houses the children’s literature and Curriculum Collections. There are study rooms
Music rooms. Borserine Centre houses the College of Humanities and Performing Arts, the       available for faculty and student use. In addition the Library houses a computer lab with
School of Nursing, classrooms, lounges, and learning laboratory for nursing students.         over 20 PCs connected to the campus network and providing e-mail and Internet access,
                                                                                              Microsoft Office and curriculum related software as well as digital camcorders, tripods and
Hooley-Bundschu Library (1978)                                                                software for class projects. The Library is designed to provide an environment conducive to
The Library houses several computers dedicated to research databases, a collection of print   learning and research in an age that merges written and electronic media.
periodicals, a reference and circulating collection of materials as well as a computer lab.
                                                                                              Academic Technology Facilities
Whitfield Center (1978)
The School of Business, the Avila Advantage program, classrooms, the Whitfield                Avila University maintains several computer labs and classrooms to support teaching and
Conference Center, the Thornhill Art Gallery, and Public Safety Offices.                      learning. Labs are home to both PC and Macintosh computers, color monitors, and laser
                                                                                              printers. Each computer lab facility is upgraded on a regular basis and is network supported
Mabee Fieldhouse (1980, expanded 2001)                                                        so student and faculty can access specialty software, internet resources, and Microsoft
The gymnasium, fitness equipment and locker rooms for both men and women, a weight            Office products.
room, a walking track, and athletic offices.
                                                                                              Computer labs are located in the following locations.
Thomas R. Zarda Family Athletic Complex (1991)
Multipurpose outdoor athletic complex for softball, baseball and soccer.                      Hooley-Bundschu Library: A dedicated open lab for student use consisting of 19 Dell
                                                                                               computers, one Macintosh computer and laser printers. Additional computers for student
Dallavis Center (1992)                                                                         research are located on the main library floor. An iMac computer is available to support
Classrooms, the Communication Center including a TV studio with audio and video editing        the development of a large variety of presentational formats.
facilities, and the Art Center with studios, a photography laboratory, and Macintosh
computers.                                                                                    O’Rielly Hall: Three dedicated classroom labs are located in this hall. Two classrooms
                                                                                               have 22 Dell computers each. Another classroom, with 12 Dell computers, is dedicated
Schlumpberger Facility (1999)                                                                  for teaching Mathematics and Computer Science courses. Each classroom has Microsoft
The maintenance equipment and services.                                                        Office software, SPSS, internet access, and other specialty teaching software available.

Jeanne Collins Thompson Hall (2007)                                                           Borserine Nursing Center: Six Dell computers are located in the new Nursing classroom.
Residence Hall with suite-style apartments.                                                    Software is available to support Nursing education in addition to Microsoft Office and
                                                                                               internet resources.
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Dallavis Center: Two computer labs are housed in Dallavis. The Macintosh lab consists of          Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
 20 iMac computers with 20” monitors. Software includes Creative Suite, Macromedia                Council on Social Work Education
 Studio, Microsoft Office, and other software needed to support Graphics Design and               Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
 Communication majors. The Communication lab houses 12 G5 dual-processor Macs with
 Final Cut Pro to support video editing and other Communication program endeavors.                Council Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Residence Halls: Residence Halls are home to Dell computers and laser printers available        The Paralegal Program is approved by the American Bar Association.
 to resident students.
                                                                                                Avila University Division of Nursing is approved by:
In addition to computer facilities, computers, projectors, and other audio-visual equipment      Missouri State Board of Nursing
are available to support teaching and student presentations.                                     3605 Missouri Boulevard
                                                                                                 Post Office Box 656
                                                                                                 Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0656
Faculty                                                                                          (573) 751-0681 • Fax (573) 751-0075

The Avila University faculty is made up of 106 full-time equivalent professors. Seventy-        *Addresses for accreditation/approval agencies on pg. 47.
four percent of the full-time faculty hold Ph.D. degrees or terminal degrees in their field
and teach introductory as well as advanced courses. Avila’s adjunct faculty are practitioners   Membership
chosen for their ability to teach in specialized areas.
                                                                                                American Association of Colleges of Nursing
The faculty is committed to excellence in teaching. Research and publication are also           American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
valued especially when collaboration of students and faculty is involved. The Avila             American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
University faculty is dedicated to life-long learning, professional growth and excellence in    American Association of Grant Professionals
the classroom.                                                                                  American Association of Paralegal Educators
                                                                                                American College Health Association
Student Body                                                                                    American College Personnel Association
                                                                                                American College Theatre Festival, Region V
Avila University’s 1,800 students come from the Kansas City Metropolitan area as well as        American Marketing Association
at least 14 states and 34 countries. They range in age from 17 to 75. Some reside on campus     American Psychological Association
and others commute to classes. Over 80% of the full-time students receive some type of          Assistive Technology Metropolitan Area Network
financial aid. Avila University students major in one of 38 undergraduate and 4 graduate        Association for College Personnel Administrators
programs doing clinical work or internships in numerous agencies and businesses                 Association of American Colleges and Universities
throughout the metropolitan area                                                                Association of Colleges of Sisters of Saint Joseph
                                                                                                Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education
Accreditation                                                                                   Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
                                                                                                Association of College and University Housing Officers International
Avila University is accredited by:                                                              Association of College Unions-International
 The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association 30                Association of Consumer Research
 North LaSalle St., Suite 2400 Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504                                     Association of Departments of English
 (800) 621-7440 • Fax (312) 263-7462                                                            Association of Fundraising Professionals
 Internet: info@ncacihe.org                                                                     Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
                                                                                                Association of Higher Education and Disabilities
Avila University programs are accredited* by:                                                   Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education
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Association of Student Judicial Administrators                         Alumni Association
Catholic Campus Ministry Association
Central Association of College and University Business Officers        Through the Avila University Alumni Association individuals who have attended the
Central College Health Association                                     university can maintain friendships and loyalties developed during their college years. Any
College and University Personnel Association                           former student who has completed twenty-four (24) semester hours of undergraduate
College Reading and Learning Association                               coursework or twelve (12) semester hours of graduate coursework at Avila is considered an
Collegiate Nurse Educators of Greater Kansas City                      alumnus/a. Through the association, alumni/ae promote the continued growth of the
Consortium of Small Metropolitan Colleges                              university and their own interest in higher education.
Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology
Council of Independent Colleges
Kansas City Collegiate Admissions Professional                         University Policies
Council on Philanthropy
Council on Social Work Education                                       Equal Opportunity in Education
Council for Advancement and Support of Education                       Avila University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to achieving
Diocesan Directors of Campus Ministry                                  and maintaining equal opportunity in employment and personnel actions and
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce                                procedures including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, transfer,
Greater Kansas City Psychological Association                          promotion, compensation, and services.
Heart of America Athletic Conference
Heartland Chapter of CRLA                                              Further, Avila University is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunity to its
The Higher Learning Commission                                         students including, but not limited to, recruitment, admissions, financial aid, educational
International Association for Collegiate Business Education            policies, placement services, housing, athletics, sponsorship, conduct of co-curricular
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities          activities, and other University administered programs and services.
Kansas Association of Colleges and Employers
Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel   These policies for students, faculty, and staff are to be administered without regard to sex,
Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education                 race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.
Missouri Association of Colleges of Nursing
Missouri College Personnel Association                                 Any concerns regarding discrimination should be addressed to the director of human
National Association for the Education of Young Children               resources in the Business Office, Blasco Hall, (816) 501-3618. Good faith concerns can be
National Association of College Admission Counseling                   raised without fear of reprisal.
National Association of College and University Business Officers
National Association of College Personnel Administrators
National Association of Directors of Campus Ministry
                                                                       Anti-Harassment/Anti-Discrimination Policy
National Association for Graduate Admissions Professionals             Policy Statement
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators           Avila University’s policy is to maintain an environment for all of our employees and
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators               students that is free of unlawful harassment, illegal discrimination and unprofessional
National Catholic College Admission Association                        conduct. It is never justifiable to harass one of our employees or students because of their
National Orientation Directors Association                             race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation. Unlawful
Peace and Justice Studies Association                                  harassment is counterproductive and does not serve the principles on which Avila
Society for Consumer Psychology                                        University operates. We respect the dignity and worth of each employee and student. We
Society for Human Resource Management                                  believe that each employee and student should be free to develop fully his or her potential,
Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology                       neither hindered by artificial barriers nor aided by factors that are not related to merit. Avila
South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce                                  University also prohibits unprofessional conduct and comments that may not amount to
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unlawful harassment. All employees are expected to use good judgment and to avoid even             •   Repeated or unwelcome sexual flirtations, advances, propositions, touching, remarks or
the appearance of impropriety in all of their dealings with other employees and students.              requests for sexual favors;
Supervisory employees especially must exhibit the highest degree of personal integrity at          •   Repeated verbal abuse of a sexual nature;
all times, refraining from any behavior that might be harmful to their subordinates, students      •   Graphic verbal comments about a person’s body;
or to the University.                                                                              •   Sexually degrading words used to describe a person;
                                                                                                   •   The display of sexually suggestive objects or pictures;
Racial, Religious, Sexual Orientation or National Origin Harassment                                •   Unwelcome questions or comments about private sexual matters;
Racial, religious, sexual orientation or national origin harassment is expressly prohibited.       •   Slurs, “off color” jokes, or degrading comments related to gender;
Racial, religious, sexual orientation or national origin harassment includes any oral              •   Demeaning, discourteous conduct or negative stereotyping; or
statement, written statement or physical act in which race, religion, sexual orientation, or       •   A sexual relationship with a subordinate or a student.
national origin is used or implied in a manner that makes another person uncomfortable in
the work or educational environment or that would interfere with another person’s ability to       No Retaliation
perform his or her job. Examples of racial, religious, sexual orientation, or national origin      It is strictly against University policy to retaliate against anyone who reports or assists in
harassment include jokes that include reference to race, religion, sexual orientation, or          making a complaint of prohibited harassment. Retaliation is contrary to this policy
national origin; the display or use of objects or pictures that adversely reflect on a person’s    statement and may result in discipline up to and including termination for employees and
race, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin; or use of language that is offensive due   dismissal for students. Anyone who feels that retaliatory action has been taken because of
to a person’s race, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin.                              his or her report or assistance in making a complaint of prohibited harassment should
                                                                                                   immediately bring the matter to the University’s attention as described below.
Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, which is illegal under Title VII of the         How to Report Instances of Harassment or Retaliation
Civil Rights Act of 1964 for employees and under Title IX of the Education Amendments              The University cannot resolve matters that are not brought to its attention. Any student or
of 1972 for students. Sexual harassment is also illegal under Missouri State Law and               employee, regardless of position, who has a complaint of or who witnesses harassment or
prohibited by Avila University. Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual                   retaliation at work by anyone, including instructors, students, supervisors, managers,
advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual             employees or even non-employees, has a responsibility to immediately bring the matter to
nature, when:                                                                                      the University’s attention. If the complaint or observation involves someone in the
• Submission to the conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of         employee’s direct line of command or if the employee is uncomfortable discussing the
    employment; or                                                                                 matter with his or her direct supervisor, the employee is urged to go to another supervisor, a
• Submission to or rejection of the conduct is used as the basis for an employment                 University vice president or to the director of human resources. If the complaint or
    decision affecting the harassed employee; or                                                   observation involves a student, the report should go to the vice president for academic
• Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with the employee’s          affairs or the vice president of enrollment and student development or the dean of students.
    work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment; or         Student-to-student harassment complaints may be referred to the disciplinary system in the
• Submission to the conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a condition of a               school’s Code of Conduct for the appropriate investigation and resolution of such
    student’s participation in a school program or activity or the basis for an educational        complaints.
    decision affecting a student; or
• Such conduct is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it affects a student’s ability to        How the University Will Investigate Complaints
    participate in or benefit from an education program or activity or creates an                  The University will thoroughly and promptly investigate all claims of harassment or
    intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment.                                 retaliation. A complainant will be given the opportunity to provide a good faith list of
                                                                                                   persons who may have information regarding the subject matter of the complaint, and those
Prohibited acts of sexual harassment can take a variety of forms, ranging from off-color           persons will be contacted by a representative of the University.
jokes to subtle pressure for sexual activity to physical assault. It is not possible to identify
each and every act that may constitute sexual harassment. Examples of conduct that may             If an investigation confirms that harassment or retaliation has occurred, the University will
constitute sexual harassment are:                                                                  take prompt, corrective action, as is appropriate. Complaints of harassment and retaliation
                                                                                                   will be kept as confidential as possible.
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Avila University’s Commitment to an Effective No Harassment Policy                               Institutions may disclose information on a student without violating FERPA if it has
If you feel that the University has not met its obligations under this policy, you should        designated the information as “directory information.” At Avila University, this includes
contact the Department of Human Resources.                                                       the following:

Tobacco Policy                                                                                   •   Verification of enrollment status including full-time, part-time, graduate,
Smoking, and the use of smokeless tobacco products, is prohibited in all buildings on                undergraduate, and classification.
campus. Members of the Avila community and their guests must exercise courtesy at all            •   Student name, major and minor fields of study, academic honors, and degrees.
times in the use of smoking and smokeless tobacco products outside the buildings. Disposal       •   Student address and telephone numbers (only in connection with campus events and to
of smoking and smokeless tobacco materials should be made in the nearest outdoor                     persons with legitimate reason).
receptacle provided for that purpose. Some buildings may establish non-smoking areas             •   Student email address (only available to authorized users of the Avila University email
outside of primary building entrances to facilitate access for all community members. Any            system).
such areas shall be identified through approved postings in the designated area.                 •   Dates of attendance.
                                                                                                 •   Participation in campus activities and sports.
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)                                                  •   Weight and height of members of athletic teams.
Avila University is in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act             •   Most recent education agency or institution attended and hometown.
(FERPA) of 1974. This Act, also known as the Buckley Amendment, helps protect the                •   Student photograph.
privacy of student records. The Act provides for the right to inspect and review educational
records, to seek to amend those records, and to limit disclosure or information from the         Students have the right to “opt out” of providing directory information. Requests to limit
records.                                                                                         the release of directory information must be provided in writing to the Registration and
                                                                                                 Student Records Office by the end of the second week of each semester.
Official student records are maintained in the Registration and Student Records Office.
Students and parents of dependent students may request to review official educational            Institutions may disclose non-directory information without violating FERPA under the
records under the following procedure.                                                           following conditions:
                                                                                                 • with the student’s written request;
•   The student must provide a written request to review the education record. Written           • to school officials with “legitimate educational interests;”
    requests need to identify the record(s) requested for review. Parents of dependent           • to parents of dependent students;
    students must supply evidence of the income-tax dependency of the student if the             • to a person in response to a lawfully issued subpoena or court order.
    student does not sign a release. If the parent provides documentation, the academic
    advisor and/or instructor will be notified.                                                  For questions regarding FERPA, please contact the Registrar or the Academic Affairs
•   An appointment to review the record will be set with the Registrar/Director of the           Office. Students have the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education
    Office or with the Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs within 45 days of the       concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
    date the University received the request.                                                    The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:
•   If the student believes that inaccurate or misleading information is contained in the
    educational record, or that the information is in violation of the student’s rights of       Family Policy Compliance Office
    privacy, the student may submit a written request to the administrator of the office         U.S. Department of Education
    responsible for that record. The written request submitted should include the part of the    400 Maryland Avenue, SW
    record that is believed to need change and why it is believed the information is             Washington, DC 20202-4605
    inaccurate, misleading, or in violation. The university will investigate the request and
    notify the student of the decision. If the record is not amended as requested, the student   Student Right-to-Know Act
    has the right to request a hearing.                                                          Avila complies with the provisions of the Student Right-to-Know Act of 1990. This Act
                                                                                                 requires institutions of higher learning who receive Title IV student financial assistance to
                                                                                                 be responsible for calculating completion of persistence rates, and making them available to
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current or prospective students through “appropriate publications and mailings.” Requests     •   Actions taken by users that deliberately deny authorized persons access to any aspect
for copies can be directed to the Registrar.                                                      of the system are prohibited.
                                                                                              •   Actions taken by users that interfere with or alter the integrity of the University’s
Financial Report                                                                                  equipment or software are prohibited.
The annual financial report is available upon request to the Office of the President          •   Intentional actions taken by users that place onto any Avila equipment any icons, or
                                                                                                  screen-savers or items of a nature that would be considered offensive are prohibited.
Education Pass Rates
Information on the Praxis pass rates for students seeking initial teacher certification, is   Privacy and No Harassment
available on the Avila University website at www.Avila.edu.                                   • Students are required to respect others’ rights to privacy in the electronic forum. Avila
                                                                                                  University prohibits users of University technology including computers and users of
Crime Awareness and Campus Security                                                               personally owned computers linked via University telecommunications equipment to
Avila complies with the provisions of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security              other systems from violating such rights. This includes, but is not limited to, attempts
Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. It is committed to assisting all members of the           to read another person’s electronic mail, to access another’s files, to access electronic
Avila community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security               records containing information concerning another person, use of another person’s e-
compliance document is available on the Avila University website at                               mail account, and use of another person’s password.
http://www.avila.edu/campuslife/crimestats.asp. Anyone interested may obtain a copy of        • Accounts are not to be shared by multiple users.
the report by calling (816) 501-2425.                                                         • Fraudulent, harassing, nuisance, threatening, offensive or obscene messages and/or
                                                                                                  materials are not to be displayed, sent with or stored onto any Avila equipment, or
The website contains information on campus security and personal safety, including crime          displayed with private equipment in any public forum.
prevention, University police law-enforcement authority, crime reporting policies,            • This policy does not prohibit Avila University from monitoring users of University
disciplinary procedures, and other important matters about security on campus. It also            technology. Users should have no expectation of privacy in Avila owned equipment or
contains statistics for the three previous calendar years                                         technology.
on reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property
owned or controlled by Avila University and on public property within or immediately          Copyright Observance
adjacent to and accessible from the campus.                                                   • Avila University purchases or licenses the use of copies of computer software from a
                                                                                                 variety of outside companies. The University does not own the copyright to this
Avila University has created a text message alert service as one method by which members         software or its related documentation. Users may not reproduce any portion for use on
of the Avila community may be contacted in the event of an emergency. Follow the                 another computer without permission from Computer Services. Permission is granted
registration link available at www.avila.edu/safe for more information and to sign up.           only if it complies with the University’s licensing or receives permission from the
                                                                                                 software developer.
Additional information on campus security and current safety issues may also be found on      • Copyright with regards to traditional written materials applies to works in electronic
www.avila.edu/safe.                                                                              forms. Users must comply with all copyright rules and regulations according to the
                                                                                                 U.S. Copyright Law.
Information Technology,                                                                       • Software may not be loaded and/or saved onto any Avila University equipment without
Student User’s Agreement                                                                         written permission from the director of computer services.
The primary purpose of the information technology system on the Avila University campus       • Observances or other information regarding misuse of software or related
is for educational related activities. Members of the Avila community must adhere to the         documentation must be reported to the Dean of Students.
following:
                                                                                              Courtesy
System Integrity                                                                              • Users must observe basic technology courtesy with regards to other users. This
• Ultimate responsibility for proper use and misuse of the system (including all                 includes, but is not limited to, refraining from excessive use of paper, refraining from
    computers, software, related equipment and the network) lies with each individual user.      making electronic mass mailings for non-University business use, and refraining from
                                                                                                 using University-owned computers or other technology for personal monetary gain.
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•   The primary purpose of University-owned computers on the campus is for educational          For more information, please call the Athletic Department at (816) 501-3634.
    purposes. Users needing the computers for academic purposes will have priority over
    users playing games, in chat rooms, sending personal e-mails or other personal uses.        Athletic and Recreational Facilities
                                                                                                Avila has outstanding athletic and recreational facilities available to students, faculty and
Enforcement                                                                                     staff. Outdoor facilities include the Thomas R. Zarda Family Athletic Complex which
Avila University may monitor and record usage of network resources. Information gained          includes baseball, softball and soccer fields, and multipurpose field space. Indoor facilities
in this way may be used in disciplinary and/or criminal proceedings. Violations of this         at the Mabee Fieldhouse include basketball and volleyball courts, universal and free weight
policy will be reported to the vice president for student affairs. The above listed items of    equipment, aerobic exercise equipment, indoor batting cage and men’s and women’s locker
prescribed conduct are not intended to be all-inclusive. Any behavior that is contrary to the   rooms.
ethical use of Avila computer technology will be subject to disciplinary action.
                                                                                                Bookstore
                                                                                                The campus Bookstore operates to meet the needs for course textbooks. In addition, it sells
Enrollment and Student Development                                                              school and office supplies, logo clothing, stamps, and miscellaneous gifts and merchandise.

The mission of the Division of Enrollment and Student Development, affirming the                The bookstore buys back books all year at blue book prices for wholesale companies.
University’s mission, is to promote student growth by recruiting, serving, educating and        However, the last three weeks of each semester are the best times to sell back books and get
developing students to become contributing members of the local and global community.           the most money from the sale. At this time the bookstore is buying for Avila and the
By serving and partnering with students, staff in this division of the University strive to     wholesale companies.
represent and advocate for the needs of students, promote a community of respect to affirm
the value of each individual, and provide and promote services and co-curricular activities     Campus Life Office
which enhance student learning and University identified learning outcomes.
                                                                                                The Campus Life Office includes residence life, student activities and organizations, and
                                                                                                new student programs. Drop by the Campus Life Office to arrange for a student activity
Athletic Department                                                                             van, obtain a residence hall contract, learn more about commuter meal plans, join a club, or
The Athletic Department is responsible for the development and administration of an             for information on the Student Code of Conduct, parking regulations or campus crime
intercollegiate sports program that provides quality and competitive opportunities for          statistics. For more information, please call (816) 501-3660.
students in a variety of fields. Avila offers intercollegiate women’s competition in
basketball, golf, soccer, softball and volleyball. Intercollegiate opportunities for men’s      Campus Ministries
competition include baseball, basketball, football, and soccer. In addition, Avila sponsors
spirit squads that include a performance/competitive dance and cheer team.                      Campus Ministries views the development and exploration of “Spiritual Values” as an
                                                                                                important part of ongoing and comprehensive formation at Avila. Students are invited to
The director of athletics, in conjunction with coaches and staff, coordinates recruitment of    develop their spirituality through communal celebrations, liturgies, interfaith services,
student athletes, promotion of athletic programs and management of all athletic facilities      social justice awareness, community service, small communities for faith sharing, retreats,
and equipment including the Mabee Fieldhouse and the Zarda Sports Complex.                      pastoral counseling, community nights, and spiritual direction. Student leadership and
                                                                                                involvement is highly encouraged in the variety of ministries offered. Each year students
The Eagles are members of and compete at the National Association of Intercollegiate            from different religious traditions are chosen as the Campus Ministries Team who, with the
Athletics (NAIA) level and have a conference affiliation with the Heart of America Athletic     director of campus ministries, comprises the leadership team. Whether on the leadership
Conference.                                                                                     team or not, each of us is called to ministry by virtue of our faith. Although our University
                                                                                                is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph, a community within the Roman Catholic tradition,
Avila students, faculty and staff receive free admission to all home athletic contests          we welcome all to participate as we explore our spiritual lives together. For more
with a valid Avila ID card.                                                                     information please call (816) 501-2423.
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Career Services                                                                                   Dining Services
Career development personnel are available to assist all interested students. Topics include:     Dining room hours are subject to change and are always posted outside of the dining room
• Major selection and career decision-making                                                      main entrance. For menu details or operating hours, contact Great Western at (816) 501-
• Advice and resources for gaining practical experience and building skills                       3755.
• Job-readiness (résumé and cover letter preparation, networking, interview skills,
    practice interviews, and other aspects of the job search process)                             The University, through Great Western, provides a variety of dining service programs and
• Lists of career Web sites, Majors to Careers information sheets, and a number of other          services for the campus. The primary dining service facility on campus is the dining room,
    self-help materials including a variety of sample resume and cover packets, networking        located in Marian Centre.
    and interview tips.
• Employer fairs are co-sponsored with other local schools and are free of charge to              All resident students select a meal plan option. Currently, resident students have the choice
    Avila students and graduates                                                                  of three meal plan options. Complete plan details are available through the Campus Life
• A variety of career related programs, workshops, drop-in sessions and practice                  Office at (816) 501-3660.
    interviews
                                                                                                  Commuter students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to select an option of commuter
An online career assessment tool, “Do What You Are,” is available for students exploring          meal plans. Contracts and information for commuter student and employee plans are
majors and career options. The report that results from taking the assessment provides a          available through the Food Service Office.
practical personality profile as well as detailed information on a range of career options that
fit a student’s personality type.                                                                 Health and Counseling Services
Off-campus part-time and full-time jobs and internships posted for Avila students may be          Health Services: This unit includes a nurse-directed health center staffed by a registered
accessed online through www.avila.edu/careers. Select EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES,                       nurse. The Health Center offers free
and then clicking on the colorful College Central Network logo. From there all Avila              health services to all students. Services including minor illness/injury assessment,
students and graduates may register and upload a résumé and search they system regularly          immunizations, treatment with non-prescriptive medications and medical supplies,
for potential opportunities.                                                                      emergency care, and referrals to campus resources or appropriate community health care
                                                                                                  resources. Health counseling and education are provided on an individual basis or through
Student organizations may request a presentation or introduction of services at their             group programs.
meetings. Those who wish to obtain personal assistance concerning the topics listed above
are encouraged to schedule an appointment by calling (816) 501-2901 or stopping by Hodes          Health Services is also the primary campus contact for student health insurance
118. For further information and extensive links to information and services, visit the           information.
Career Services site at www.avila.edu/careers.
                                                                                                  Counseling Services: The counselor is a licensed mental health professional and is available
Disability Services                                                                               to provide:
                                                                                                  • Assessments
Avila University welcomes students with disabilities who can be successful learners and           • Personal counseling dealing with a wide range of issues
contributors to the Avila community. To apply for accommodations in your learning                 • Support for those struggling with a personal crisis
environment (curricular and co-curricular), please contact Disability Services. The               • Referrals to outside agencies as appropriate
Disability Services staff welcomes questions, issues and concerns. For more information or        • Workshops, information sessions and opportunities to share experiences and learn in a
to schedule an appointment, call Disability Services at (816) 501-3666, or see Web site at             small group setting.
www.avila.edu/ disability/index.asp.
                                                                                                  Individual appointments may be scheduled to obtain personal assistance with any of the
                                                                                                  services listed above. The counselor’s hours are flexible to accommodate students who
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cannot attend appointments during traditional work hours. Counseling is free, confidential      If the situation calls for immediate emergency response from local authorities, call 911
and available to all Avila students. For more information or to schedule an appointment,        (Campus phones – dial 9-911).
please call (816) 501-3666.
                                                                                                Officers are also available for escorts on campus, completing incident reports, automobile
International Student Services                                                                  jump starts, assistance in opening locked vehicles, parking lot assistance, crime statistics,
                                                                                                and safety education. All campus crimes or incidents must be reported to the Campus
International Student Services assists international students at Avila. Students study twenty   Safety Office at (816) 985-6079.
hours of English per week, which includes five hours in each language area: speaking and
listening, reading, vocabulary, grammar (structure), and writing (composition). The             Lost and Found items may be recovered from the Campus Safety Office located in
program features several levels of instruction and small class sizes to ensure personalized     Whitfield Center.
attention. Additional English practice is available through one-on-one instruction by faculty
and tutors. Students may register for ESL classes and courses in their major during the same
semester. Upon successful completion of the ESL program, students may study for a degree        Wellness
full time. In addition, students learn about American customs and idioms, banking,
                                                                                                Wellness activities and programming are available to all students, faculty and staff.
shopping, telephone use, and have access to some local transportation. They also have the
                                                                                                Programming is designed to promote wellness. The Wellness advisor and student assistants
opportunity to experience American society through trips to cultural events, entertainment,
                                                                                                plan forums, classes, and activities. For more information please call (816) 501-3668.
and sight-seeing destinations. For further details, contact the ISS Department at (816) 501-
3666.

Learning Services
                                                                                                Student Policies
To ensure academic success, Avila encourages students to meet with a member of the              Student Code of Conduct
Learning Services staff for support and advice. Together students and staff will explore
such areas as writing, time management, note and test taking, study strategies, and other       As a Catholic University, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Avila
academic skills.                                                                                maintains a position that its educational role is more than an exchange of knowledge and
                                                                                                the pursuit of wisdom. Avila is committed to the educational development of the total
Peer and Professional Tutors are available to work with students on writing skills and a        person and seeks to develop an environment that is conducive to academic endeavor, social,
variety of content areas and to prepare for standardized exams such as C-BASE. Tutoring         spiritual, personal, and physical growth with an emphasis on individual self-discipline and
sessions are available in a variety of formats including individual tutoring, study groups,     responsibility. The Student Code of Conduct serves to create an environment in which
and small group sessions for test preparation and review.                                       students have the best chance to learn, to study, and to grow as members of our campus
                                                                                                community and the greater global community. This Student Code of Conduct allows
Tutoring is offered during regular office hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and is also available        members of our diverse community to live in harmony, to interact effectively, and to learn
several evenings each week during the fall and spring semesters. For more information or to     from each other.
schedule an appointment, call the Learning Services, or see the Learning Services Web site
at www.avila.edu/ls. Evening and weekend appointments available if scheduled in                 The University operates from a value system in which caring, sharing and respect are
advance.                                                                                        paramount. While we value diversity and seek to serve all segments of society, we do not
                                                                                                aspire to be only a reflection of society. We seek higher goals, with higher values, and
                                                                                                higher standards. This is the community that you have chosen, one that expects more from
Campus Safety                                                                                   itself, more from one another, and more from you.
The campus is supported by professional campus safety officers 365 days a year, 24-hours a
day. Campus safety officers can be reached immediately at (816) 985-6079.                       It is the intent of this code to set forth in a clear, concise and uniform manner the
                                                                                                expectations of students who join with the University community and to set forth
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administrative and judicial procedures whereby those who are accused of violating the rules        •   For the M.A. in Education, apply through the School of Education. For application
may be afforded due process.                                                                           materials or information, contact the school at (816) 501-2464 or e-mail
                                                                                                       GradEd@avila.edu.
A complete explanation of the Student Code of Conduct, student policies, and the discipline        •   For the M.S. in Organizational Development, apply directly through the School of
process is available in the Avila University Student Handbook. Handbooks are available                 Professional Studies. For application materials or information, contact Avila
online through the Avila University Web site at http://www.avila.edu/handbook/                         Advantage at (816) 501-3737, check http://www.avila.edu/Advantage/graduate.asp or
                                                                                                       e-mail Advantage@avila.edu.
Some key student policies are listed below with a complete listing available in the
Avila University Student Handbook.                                                                 Graduate Certification Students
Identification Cards (ID)                                                                          Business Certificate
                                                                                                   The Graduate Business Certificate Program has been designed so that students can enroll in
All students are required to have an official, validated Avila University ID card. Students        a one-step process. Students can be advised and registered for their first course in a single
shall present their ID card upon request of an authorized official for services, admittance to     meeting. For more information, contact School of Business MBA Office, 11901 Wornall
activities, events, and the use of some facilities. ID cards are required for students on a meal   Road, Kansas City, MO 64145, Phone: (816) 501-3601, Fax: (816) 501-2463, e-mail:
plan to access food service and for resident students to access the residence halls. Some          MBA@Avila.edu.
local businesses grant discounts to students who present a valid ID. ID cards must be
validated each semester that a student is enrolled at Avila. Replacement ID cards are              Teacher Certification
available at a cost of $20, due at the time of card replacement. For more information or for       The School of Education provides the opportunity for students who have previously earned
a schedule of times for the ID service, please contact the Campus Safety Office at (816)           a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university to become eligible for a
501-2466.                                                                                          Missouri and Kansas teaching certificate by successfully completing a certification
                                                                                                   program. The teaching certification applicant must demonstrate the same competency
                                                                                                   requirements as those required for all education students. Consult the Teacher Education
                                                                                                   Resource Manual for specific requirements and procedures.
Admission
                                                                                                   Required Materials:
The admission procedures and policies of Avila University are designed to assist in the
selection of those students who are most likely to benefit from and contribute to the              Teacher Certification applicants must:
educational opportunities offered at the University.                                               • Attend an information session.
                                                                                                   • Complete all parts of the written application.
Persons applying for admission to one of Avila’s graduate programs should follow the               • Submit official transcript(s) of all college-level work completed. Final college
admission procedures outlined in the respective section for each of the graduate programs              transcript must indicate conferral of bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of 2.5.
in the Graduate Program/Course section below. An official transcript of the highest degree
earned is required for each graduate program.
Persons interested in applying may obtain more information by contacting one of the                Special Students
following offices:                                                                                 Enrichment Students
• For the M.B.A., students apply directly through the School of Business. For application          Enrichment students may take up to nine (9) credit hours of coursework without submitting
     materials or information, contact the School of Business at (816) 501-3601, fax (816)         official transcripts or applying for admission. Enrichment students need permission of the
     501-2463, or e-mail to MBA@avila.edu.                                                         Graduate School to enroll in courses and must met the prerequisites for the courses for
• For the M.S. in Psychology, apply directly through the Psychology Department. For                which they wish to enroll. Students must be admitted to a graduate program to enroll in
     application materials or information, contact Psychology Admissions at (816) 501-             courses that will accumulate more than ten hours of credit.
     3665, fax at (816) 501-2455 or e-mail to gradpsych@avila.edu.
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Visiting Students
Visiting students are students who are seeking a degree at another university and wish to                                       Tuition for all Graduate day and evening classes
take classes at Avila University. Students must have written permission of their home                                               (per credit hour) ..................................................75% of current tuition per credit hour
institution and need permission from the Avila Graduate School to enroll in courses.                                            Student Center and Activity Fee (per credit hour)........................................................$3.00
                                                                                                                                Technology Fee (per credit hour) ...............................................................................$20.00
                                                                                                                                For Lab Fees and Miscellaneous Fees see the Semester Class Schedule.
Expenses, Payment and Refund Policies
                                                                                                                                Payment of Accounts
The university year is divided into terms whose length is determined by each individual                                         All accounts must be paid in full (via personal payment or financial aid) by the payment
graduate program. Tuition and fees are the same for audited and credited courses. Accounts                                      due date announced in the class schedule or arrangements must be made to pay in
must be paid in full at the beginning of each term in order to be considered in good                                            installments through Avila’s Deferred Payment Plan. This includes applying for financial
standing..                                                                                                                      aid. Students are responsible for the total tuition and other miscellaneous charges even
                                                                                                                                though a third party may pay the university directly or reimburse the student. In addition to
Basic Expenses (2009-2010)                                                                                                      cash, check, or money order Avila University accepts MasterCard, Discover, American
                                                                                                                                Express and Diners Club credit cards via on-line payment. A 2.75% service fee is charged
Tuition per credit hour for Psychology graduate credit............................................$455.00                       on credit card payments. Electronic check payments can also be made with no service fee..
Tuition per credit hour for Avila Advantage graduate credit ...................................$455.00                          Each student is required to have a signed student payment agreement and guarantee
Tuition per credit hour for Graduate Education .......................................................$395.00                   document on file in the Business Office.
Tuition per credit hour for Graduate Education Certification ..................................$345.00
Tuition per credit hour for MBA ..............................................................................$475.00           Deferred Payment
Student Center Activity Fee per credit hour.................................................................$4.00               Through Avila’s Deferred Payment Plan, the tuition and fee balance, after accepted
Technology Fee per credit hour..................................................................................$20.00          financial aid is applied, may be paid in equal installments throughout the semester/
Audit per credit hour.................................................................................................$455.00   trimester. Payment plan agreements should be selected on-line prior to the beginning of
    Double Room per semester                                                                                                    each semester/ trimester. If a plan is not selected, the enrollee, by making the first payment
         Carondelet/Ridgway Hall........................................................................$1,500.00               of the deferred payment plan, accepts all conditions of the plan. A $50.00 fee is charged for
         Single Room per semester (if available)                                                                                the plan. If payments are not made on or before the due dates, a $25.00 late payment
         Carondelet/Ridgway Hall........................................................................$2,250.00               penalty is assessed. THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TOTAL
    Suite Room per semester                                                                                                     CHARGES IS NOT CHANGED BY HAVING SOME PORTION OF THE PAYMENT
         Thompson Hall........................................................................................$2,250.00         DEFERRED.
    Board per semester
              19 meals/week..................................................................................$1,550.00          Financial Aid and Loan Recipients
              14 meals/week..................................................................................$1,425.00          In order for financial aid awards to be applied to the student’s account, a signed copy of the
              100 meals/semester (Thompson Hall residents only) ......................$1,025.00                                 Financial Aid Award Letter indicating aid that is being accepted must be returned to the
Note: Other Meal Plans for Residents and Commuters are available.                                                               Financial Aid Office.
Contact the Campus Life Office for further information.
Residence Hall Activity Fee per semester ................................................................ $15.00                The student will be responsible for any payment due on the scheduled due dates. Loan
                                                                                                                                proceeds must be finalized to be considered as payment on the student account. If finalized
                                                                                                                                financial aid does not cover the remaining balance, personal payment will be due on the
Special Tuition                                                                                                                 scheduled dates. Loan proceeds must be applied to any balance due and any resulting credit
                                                                                                                                balances will be refunded as noted under Credit Balance Refunds.
Students 65 years and older (excluding Avila Advantage credit)
Verification of age required: must be 65 years old by the first day of the semester to qualify.                                 Please remember: Loans of any type MUST BE REPAID.
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Late Payment Penalties                                                                          • Cancellation of Registration
Failure to make arrangements for any payment due on a campus account by the due date
will result in one or more of the following actions:                                            The return of any Title IV federal student aid and non-federal student aid will follow the
• late payment penalty                                                                          policies listed below.
• a hold on the student’s record and/or registration
• cancellation of the student’s registration                                                    • Withdrawal from Some or All Classes

A student may be reinstated by paying a reinstatement fee; however, the original classes        Classes meeting 11-16 weeks
cannot be guaranteed.                                                                           Students withdrawing from classes will be re-assessed tuition based on the following
                                                                                                schedule. The Change of Schedule form must be returned to and processed by the
REFUNDS                                                                                         Registration and Student Records Office during the given period to officially re-assess
                                                                                                tuition charges. Fees are not refundable.
Credit Balance Refunds
Credit balances are available from the Business Office on the following schedule:               •   1 through 8 calendar days
                                                                                                       o 100% tuition refund + 100% fees refund
Students not receiving federal assistance may request a refund at any time after the            •   9 through 15 calendar days
second day of classes.                                                                                 o 75% tuition refund -
                                                                                                           no refund of fees
Students receiving any federal assistance (Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Stafford              •   16 through 22 calendar days
Loans) will automatically receive a credit balance return on the schedule outlined below.              o 50% tuition refund -
Credit balances resulting from these federal monies must be issued to the student by the                   no refund of fees
14th day following the beginning of class or the receipt of funds by the University             •   23 through 29 calendar days
(whichever occurs last). Avila University regulations will not permit credit balances                  o 25% tuition refund -
generated by these loans to be returned until classes have begun and attendance has been                   no refund of fees
verified. In instances where credit balances are created by funds paid from outside sources
(such as business, government and banks), the money must first be received by Avila             Classes meeting 10 weeks or less
University in order to issue a disbursement check to the student. An authorization to bill an   Students who withdraw from classes meeting 10 weeks or less are eligible for refunds under
outside source does not create a credit balance.                                                the following schedule:

Adjustment of Tuition and Enrollment Charges                                                    •   Before start of course
If for any reason a student will not be attending a course, that student must withdraw before           o 100% tuition refund + 100% fees refund
the course begins to avoid financial penalty. To withdraw from a course a student must sign     •   After first class meeting
a Change of Schedule form, which can be obtained in the Graduate Office.                                o 75% tuition refund - no refund of fees
                                                                                                •   After second, before third class meeting
In any instance of adding, dropping or withdrawing courses, the student must complete a                 o 50% tuition refund - no refund of fees
Change of Schedule form available in the Registration and Student Records Office and
return the form to the Registration and Student Records Office. The date the form is            The return of any Title IV federal student aid and non-federal student aid will follow the
returned and processed in the Registration and Student Records Office is the date               policies listed below.
used for adjustments to charges. The time periods for the adjustments commence with the
first day of classes according to the academic calendar and not the beginning date of the       Weekend and Avila Advantage Classes
individual courses, unless otherwise noted. Fees are not refundable, except for cancellation    See the Avila website at www.avila.edu/registrar/withdraw.asp
of registration.
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REFUND and TUITION ADJUSTMENT APPEAL POLICY
Students who feel their individual circumstances warrant an exception from the above            Financial Aid
stated refund policies may appeal in writing. The appeal should include a statement of the
exception being requested, an explanation as to why an exception should be granted and          Avila University provides financial aid and services in order to provide students access and
appropriate materials to support the request for the exception. The appeal letter and           choice in their education. While the student and/or the student’s family has primary
supporting materials should be sent to the Academic Affairs Office. Once all appeal             responsibility for the student’s education, the University, federal and state governments and
materials are complete in the Academic Affairs Office, the student will receive written         other external agencies work as partners in making higher education affordable. Therefore,
notification of the decision. The appeal must be received by the Academic Affairs Office        the University commits its resources to assist qualified students in assembling the resources
within one year after the semester in which the registration occurred.                          necessary to pay for an Avila education.

RETURN OF STUDENT AID                                                                           Students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance through the Financial Aid Office,
                                                                                                located in Blasco Hall. Financial Aid staff can reached by phone at (816) 501-3600), by e-
Return of Title IV Federal Student Aid                                                          mail at financialaid@avila.edu, or by mail at the general University address. Detailed
Students who withdraw from all courses before 61% of the semester has elapsed will be           information about aid programs and the application process for federal, Avila and private
evaluated according to the Department of Education guidelines and formula as stipulated by      assistance is available at www.avila.edu/financialaid.
the Higher Education Amendments of 1998. Federal aid is earned by the percentage of the
payment period the student completes. The percentage of aid earned is derived by dividing       Most of the resources available at Avila University for graduate education are in the form
calendar days attended in the period by total days in that period. Weekends are included,       of loans, though a limited number of graduate assistantships covering partial tuition may be
but scheduled breaks that are at least five (5) days long are excluded. If the student          available. Loans must be repaid and the graduate assistantships require service to the
completes more than 60% of the term, 100% of the aid is earned for the period and no            University during the time of enrollment. The most prominent loan program is the Stafford
immediate repayment obligation results. If the student completes 60% or less of the term,       Loan Program, a federally sponsored and privately funded (banks) program providing
the portion of the federal aid determined to be unearned must be repaid to the federal          deferred, fixed and variable interest rate loans to graduate students who demonstrate
programs.                                                                                       financial need. These loans are processed through the Financial Aid Office.

The Title IV federal programs that are affected include Stafford Subsidized and                 When to Apply for Financial Aid
Unsubsidized loan programs. Federal aid programs are returned in the following order:           Students should apply for aid as soon as possible after being admitted to a program of study
Stafford Unsubsidized Loan, Stafford Subsidized Loan and other Title IV programs.               at Avila University. This will facilitate having financial aid resources available to apply
                                                                                                toward the costs of attendance at the beginning of a term of study. Since financial aid is
Avila will return Title IV aid from the student’s account according to the federal formula. A   awarded for one year at a time, students must reapply each year.
student may be required to return a Title IV aid overpayment. When a student receives
notification from Avila of an overpayment, the student has 45 days to return the funds to       How to Apply for Financial Aid
the Business Office. Students not complying with the 45-day requirement will be submitted       Contact the Financial Aid Office located in Blasco Hall for complete instructions on how to
to the Department of Education for collection. The student will be ineligible for further       apply for all types of financial assistance. However, understand that you will most likely be
Title IV aid until the overpayment has been paid in full or satisfactory repayment              required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to qualify for loans.
arrangements have been made with the Department of Education.
                                                                                                Notification of Award
The return of enrollment charges policy calculation and applicable institutional refunds will   All Avila aid recipients will be officially notified of the type and amount of aid awards by
be done within 30 days of the withdrawal date. A letter indicating the calculation results,     the director of financial aid in a written award notice.
any applicable refund or the adjusted statement of charges will be sent to the student’s
home address.                                                                                   Standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress
                                                                                                Federal regulations and Avila University require that any student receiving federal, state or
                                                                                                institutionally-controlled financial aid maintain satisfactory academic progress as
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determined by cumulative GPA and the number of credits completed each semester. Copies
of the sStandards are available in the Financial Aid Office and on-line at                    Assessment Program
www.avila.edu/finanicalaid/appolicy.asp.                                                      Avila University is committed to evaluating the performance of the University as well as
                                                                                              the academic achievement of the students. Assessment at Avila is a multidimensional,
Private Sources of Financial Assistance                                                       ongoing process of gathering, interpreting and sharing information about the learning and
Although resources available from private sources (foundations, clubs, agencies, etc.) are    development of Avila’s students. This information is used to determine student
not offered directly through the University, you can find excellent free scholarship search   achievement; to evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum; to guide the revision of
services on the Internet. You may search on your own at www.fastweb.org.                      programs, courses and instruction; and to serve as a catalyst to aid students in self-
                                                                                              evaluation and goal setting. Assessment at the undergraduate level addresses the learning
                                                                                              outcomes for the Core Curriculum as well as the major. Graduate assessment focuses on the
                                                                                              educational outcomes associated with each of the graduate programs. Students participate in
ACADEMIC INFORMATION                                                                          assessment activities throughout their time at the university and after graduation as alumni.
                                                                                              These activities include surveys, standardized examinations, in-class assessments,
                                                                                              portfolios and final projects or theses.
Academic Programs
                                                                                              Alternative Programs
Graduate Degree Programs
                                                                                              Avila’s Weekend Classes
Degrees and Majors                                                                            Avila’s weekend classes are designed for students who find the weekend a convenient and
• Master of Arts (M.A.) Education with a concentration in:                                    attractive time for learning and study. They are designed to service students who, because
   Literacy                                                                                   of job and family responsibilities, find weekend classes compatible with their lifestyles and
   Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESL)                                     goals.
   Teaching and Learning
• Master of Science (M.S.) Counseling Psychology                                              Weekend Options
• Master of Science (M.S.) General Psychology                                                 There are two options for weekend classes from which a student might choose:
• Master of Science (M.S.) Organizational Development Psychology                              • Weekend Intensive Classes: classes meet one, two or three weekends on Fridays from
• Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Business Administration with a                       6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
   concentration in:                                                                          • Saturday Classes: classes meet for two, four or six Saturdays. See the course schedule
   Accounting                                                                                     for meeting dates and times.
   Finance
   General Management                                                                         Weekend Policies
   Health Care Administration                                                                 Weekend Intensive and Saturday Only Classes:
   International Business                                                                     • The closing date for registration in weekend intensive courses or Saturday only courses
   Management Information Systems                                                                is one week prior to the beginning of the course. Exceptions to this policy are at the
   Marketing                                                                                     discretion of the academic department.
                                                                                              • Weekend Intensive and Saturday only Withdrawal and Refund Policy.
Graduate Certificate/Certification Programs                                                   • Students may withdraw from a weekend intensive course that meets one weekend any
• Graduate Business Certificate                                                                  time prior to the beginning of the course.
• Graduate Child and Adolescent Counseling Certificate                                        • Students may withdraw from a two or three credit hour weekend intensive course or a
• Graduate Education Initial Certification                                                       Saturday only course, any time prior to the second weekend of the course.
• Graduate Education Advanced Certification: ESOL                                             • Part-time students who withdraw from a weekend intensive course before the
• Graduate Education Advanced Certification: Special Reading                                     beginning of the course receive full tuition reimbursement.
• Graduate Project Management Certificate
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•   Part-time students who withdraw after the first weekend (for weekend classes of 2 or 3       Progress Toward Degree
    credit hours) but before the second weekend of the course will receive 50%
    reimbursement for the course tuition.                                                        A student accepted into a Graduate Program is expected to work consistently toward the
•   There is no refund if the withdrawal takes place after the second meeting of the class.      degree and to register in the program until all requirements are met. Ordinarily, a student
•   Full-time students who withdraw from a weekend intensive course before the                   registers each semester for a minimum of three credit hours.
    beginning of the course receive tuition reimbursement as stated in the university
    catalog.                                                                                     A student who does not register for graduate courses during two consecutive years will be
•   Weekend intensive courses require readings prior to the beginning of the class, and          required to reapply for admission to the Graduate Program; no fee is required for
    STUDENTS MAY BE TESTED ON THAT MATERIAL DURING THE FIRST                                     readmission.
    EVENING OF CLASS. Students should pick up a copy of the reading assignment in
    the Library or may obtain a copy on the Library web page.                                    To be granted a degree, all coursework must be completed within the time frame specified
•   Courses may require the completion of assignments after the last weekend.                    by the given Graduate Program:
•   Students are required to attend all sessions of a weekend intensive or Saturday only              MBA -Seven years
    course. Missing any part of the class may result in either reduction of the final grade or        Psychology - Seven years
    assignment of “F” as the final course grade. Students who cannot attend all sessions              Education - Seven years
    should not enroll in a weekend intensive course or should withdraw from the class.
•   The Credit/No Credit grade option is available to students for special session courses.      Transfer of Credit
    For a one-credit course, this grading option must be contracted prior to the beginning
    of the course. If more than one credit, this grading option must be contracted prior to      Avila University accepts transfer credits from other institutions as recommended in the
    the second meeting of the course.                                                            transfer credit practices directory published by the American Association of Collegiate
                                                                                                 Registrars and Admissions Officers. Ordinarily, six (6) hours of “A” or “B” graduate
                                                                                                 coursework may be transferred into the MBA or nine (9) hours for General Psychology and
Academic Policies                                                                                Organizational Development and fifteen (15) hours for the Counseling Psychology and
                                                                                                 Counseling and Art Therapy programs. Students transferring from another accredited
                                                                                                 institution’s doctoral Psychology program or an International Psychology Master’s program
Catalog Student Must Follow                                                                      may be able to transfer more than the maximum hours noted above. The Education master’s
The catalog in existence at the time a student first enrolls at Avila University is the one a    program will transfer up to fifteen (15) hours of approved graduate coursework. Only
student must follow in order to fulfill graduation requirements. With school or college          courses accepted to meet degree requirements will be transcripted. All transcripted courses
approval, a student may choose to fulfill degree requirements under a subsequent catalog in      are included in the grade point average (GPA). Transcript grade will not include ‘+’ or ‘-’.
existence during the student’s attendance at Avila University. Once a student changes
catalogs, the student may not revert to the earlier catalog. Forms to change a catalog are       Credit for Prior Learning
available in the Registration and Student Records Office.
                                                                                                 Avila University accepts transfer credits from other institutions as recommended in the
If a student does not attend Avila University for four consecutive semesters (not including      transfer credit practices directory published by the American Association of Collegiate
summer sessions), the student must then fulfill the requirements of the catalog in existence     Registrars and Admissions Officers. Ordinarily, six (6) hours of “A” or “B” graduate
at the date of re-enrollment.                                                                    coursework may be transferred into the MBA, nine (9) hours for General Psychology,
                                                                                                 fifteen (15) hours for the Counseling Psychology and Counseling and Art Therapy
The dates of the catalog a student follows to fulfill degree requirements must be stated on      programs, and nine (9) hours for the Organizational Development program.
the degree application.
                                                                                                 Academic Advising
                                                                                                 Students must meet with their assigned academic advisor. Academic advising is required
                                                                                                 prior to each registration. Students are encouraged to contact their advisor at other times
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throughout the semester for information about university policies, services or professional      average. However, all course entries remain a part of the permanent record and credit is
opportunities.                                                                                   forfeited for all previous attempts.
                                                                                                 • MBA Program: Students may repeat a course in which they earned a grade of “C,”
Student Responsibility for Degree Completion                                                          “D,” or “F.” Only one repeat of a required MBA course will be permitted.
                                                                                                 • Education Program: Only one course may be repeated during the entire program.
Students should discuss their specific degree requirements with their academic advisors          • Psychology Programs: Only one course may be repeated during the entire program.
throughout their academic career. While an academic advisor is to be of help to a student in
planning and confirming the student’s progress toward graduation, ultimately it is the           Independent Study
student’s responsibility to be familiar with the requirements for graduation, and to be aware
of the number of hours completed towards graduation. Please check your individual                Students may enroll for independent study with the permission of the instructor and the
program or school for deadlines to file for graduation.                                          dean of the school or college. For students in Education and in Psychology, independent
                                                                                                 study is limited to three credit hours; however, for students in Psychology independent
Exceptions to Academic Policies                                                                  study may not apply to state licensure. See advisor for details.

A student may request an exception to an academic policy or the degree requirements. An          Courses Offered for both Graduate and Undergraduate
“Exception to Academic Regulations/Policies” form may be obtained from the Registration
and Student Records Office. The request must be completed by the student with                    Credit
recommendations from the academic advisor and the dean of the school. The form is                Students enrolled in Graduate Programs may take courses which are cross-listed and
submitted to the Academic Affairs Office for the final decision.                                 offered for both graduate and undergraduate credit. Students must take a minimum number
                                                                                                 of credits in courses exclusively reserved for graduate students as indicated below:
Registration
                                                                                                 MBA .......................................................................................................................24 hours
Students should register prior to the beginning of classes. Late registration or class section
                                                                                                 Education ................................................................................................................18 hours
changes may be permitted:
                                                                                                 Psychology
• During the first week of an 11- or 15-week course, including arranged classes;
                                                                                                     Counseling Psychology ....................................................................................60 hours
• Up to one week prior to the beginning of a weekend intensive course;
                                                                                                     Counseling and
• On the first day of class for 5-week, 6-week, 7-week, 8-week and summer classes,
                                                                                                         Art Therapy ...............................................................................................60 hours
    excepting ED intensive courses with pre-assignments.
                                                                                                     General Psychology..........................................................................................36 hours
                                                                                                 Organizational Development ...................................................................................37 hours
A late registration fee will be charged.

Permission to Attend Another College                                                             Class Attendance
                                                                                                 Students are expected to attend all sessions of courses for which they are registered.
A student in a degree program must have the written approval of the academic advisor and
                                                                                                 Excessive absence may result in a grade of “F.”
the Registrar to take courses at another college. Students not obtaining written permission
prior to studying off campus may risk not receiving credit at Avila University. Permission
forms may be obtained in the Registration and Student Records Office.                            Active Military Duty
                                                                                                 Avila University supports students who are members of a branch of the United State armed
Repeated Course Work                                                                             services and makes efforts to accommodate them academically when possible if they are
                                                                                                 called to active duty. All requests under this policy must be sent to the Academic Affairs
Graduate students may repeat courses according to the policy of the program in which they
                                                                                                 Office.
are enrolled. The most recent grade earned is reflected in the cumulative grade point
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Academic Honesty                                                                                student to that office. Students who do not officially withdraw from a course by the date
                                                                                                published in the class schedule will receive a final grade of “F.”
Avila University expects and requires academic honesty from all members of the university
community. Cheating, plagiarism and falsification of documents will not be tolerated and        All schedule cancellations or complete withdrawals will result in charges of $25.00; all
appropriate sanctions will be imposed.                                                          other changes in schedule will be charged $15.00 for each change. There is no fee for
                                                                                                changes made as a result of classes cancelled by the university.
The university defines “cheating” to include the following practices: stealing an exam;
collaborating on projects where not allowed by the instructor; copying during exams;            The MBA Program meets on a trimester calendar (11-weeks). The fall trimester begins in
exchanging information during exams; using unallowable information as designated by the         early September and runs through the week prior to Thanksgiving. The winter trimester
instructor; and buying, selling or stealing copies of exams or other projects.                  begins early January and runs through mid-March. The spring trimester begins late March
                                                                                                and runs through early June. The summer session typically runs mid-June through mid-
The university defines “plagiarism” as taking ideas from another and passing them off as        August. The last date to change to audit or drop a trimester-long MBA class will be prior to
one’s own. Included would be the practice of incorporating portions from a printed or           the seventh class meeting.
online book or article into a paper and not acknowledging the source; copying a whole
paper or report directly from a book or article; securing a paper or report from another        The fee for each change is $15. There is no fee for changes made as a result of classes
person or an online source and submitting it as one’s own work.                                 cancelled by the university.

The instructor who discovers that a student has cheated or plagiarized has the right and duty   Credit Hours and Grading System
to impose an appropriate sanction. The maximum sanction available to the instructor is to
dismiss the student from class and administer an “F.” Lesser sanctions, appropriate for the     Grades                                                                                                 Points per credit hour
offense, may be selected at the discretion of the instructor. An attempt must be made by        A = Excellent .......................................................................................................................4
each instructor to treat each offense in a consistent manner within the same course.            B = Good..............................................................................................................................3
Repeated offenses may result in dismissal from the university.                                  C = Minimum Pass ..............................................................................................................2
                                                                                                D = Below Passing...............................................................................................................1
After informing the student of the sanction, the instructor may (if this is a first offense)    F = Failing............................................................................................................................0
notify Academic Affairs as to the nature of the offense and the sanction imposed. After the
student’s second offense, the instructor must notify Academic Affairs who will relate this      CR = Credit (not included in GPA).
confidential information to the academic advisor.
                                                                                                NC = No credit (not included in GPA).
For the third reported offense of cheating or plagiarizing, the student will be required to
appear before the University Judicial Board. After hearing the case, this board has the right   W = Withdrawal without academic assessment
to impose a further sanction beyond that imposed by the instructor. The maximum sanction
available to the University Judicial Board is to dismiss the student from the university for    AU = Audit. Courses may be taken for audit with the approval of the instructor. Students
repeated offenses.                                                                              may also change an audit course to credit with the permission of the instructor prior to the
                                                                                                SECOND week of classes. Students auditing a course are required to meet the attendance
Records of accumulated reported offenses of cheating and plagiarizing will be maintained        and participation requirements of the course. If these requirements are not met, students
in the office of Academic Affairs. When the student graduates from Avila University, these      will be withdrawn from the course by the instructor. A final grade of “AU” is recorded on
records will be destroyed.                                                                      the transcript.

Program Changes and Withdrawals                                                                 I = Incomplete. Incomplete grades are only issued at the instructor’s discretion due to
                                                                                                extenuating circumstances. Course work required for a grade must be completed within six
Program changes and withdrawals are official when forms that are available in the               weeks after the close of a session unless a different time is stipulated by the instructor; if
Registration and Student Records Office have been obtained, completed and returned by the       not, the grade of Incomplete will be changed to an “F.” All assigned incomplete grades
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must have a Contract for an Incomplete Grade Form completed and submitted by the               OFFICIAL transcripts are forwarded directly by mail to other institutions. UNOFFICIAL
instructor at the end of the course. The Contract for an Incomplete Grade Form can be          transcripts are issued to the student for personal use. The fee for an official transcript is $7,
obtained in the Registration and Student Records Office. A $5 fee will be added to the         payable in advance. Unofficial transcripts are also available on-line via a student’s Campus
student’s financial account when the Contract for an Incomplete Grade Form is received in      Web account.
the Registration and Student Records Office. See MBA program for policy on incomplete
(I) grade in a graduate directed study or research course.                                     Release of Student Information - FERPA
Grade Point Average (GPA)                                                                      Avila University is in compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
                                                                                               (FERPA) of 1974. This Act, also known as the Buckley Amendment, helps protect the
The basis for determining the academic standing is the point-hour ratio. The Grade Point       privacy of student records. The Act provides for the right to inspect and review educational
Average (GPA) is obtained by dividing the total number of semester hours, including            records, to seek to amend those records, and to limit disclosure or information from the
transfer credits, but excluding grading assessments of W, AU and I. Transcript letter grades   records.
will not be assigned ‘+’ or ‘-’. All grades for courses retaken will be displayed on the
transcript, but only the most recent grade will be averaged into the GPA.                      Official student records are maintained in the Registration and Student Records Office.
                                                                                               Students and parents of dependent students may request to review official educational
For graduate students, only transferred courses that meet requirements will be transcripted    records under the following procedure.
and averaged into the grade point average.
                                                                                               •    The students must provide a written request to review the record. Parents of dependent
Probation and Dismissal                                                                             students must supply evidence of the income-tax dependency of the student if the
                                                                                                    student does not sign a release. If the parent provides documentation, the academic
The following criteria apply for all graduate students:                                             advisor and/or instructor will be notified.
Graduate students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0. A student will be placed on           • An appointment to review the record will be set with the Registrar/Director of the
probation if the cumulative GPA falls below a 3.0 or if the student earns a grade of “D” or         Registration and Student Records Office or with the Vice Provost.
“F.” If the student’s GPA falls below a 3.0, the student must raise the GPA within 9 credit    • If the student believes that inaccurate or misleading information is contained in the
hours, or the student will be subject to dismissal from the program. The student can only           educational record, or that the information is in violation of the student’s rights of
repeat a given course one time. The number of “C” grades allowed per student varies by              privacy, the student may submit a written request to the administrator of the office
graduate program, but can never exceed 20% of the total program hours.                              responsible for that record. The written request submitted should include the part of the
                                                                                                    record that is believed to need change and why it is believed the information is
Grade Reports                                                                                       inaccurate, misleading, or in violation. The university will investigate the request and
                                                                                                    notify the student of the decision. If the record is not amended as requested, the student
Final student grades are available on-line. Paper grade reports are only mailed by specific         has the right to request a hearing.
request.                                                                                       Institutions may disclose information on a student without violating FERPA if they have
                                                                                               designated the information as “directory information.” At Avila University, this includes:
Transcripts                                                                                    • Verification of enrollment status including full-time, part-time, graduate,
                                                                                                    undergraduate, and classification.
Students who have satisfied all financial obligations to the University are entitled to a      • Student name, major and minor fields of study, academic honors, and degrees.
transcript of their academic record.                                                           • Student address and telephone numbers (only in connection with campus events and to
                                                                                                    persons with legitimate reason).
Due to the confidential nature of a student’s record, transcripts are issued only on written   • Student email address (only available to authorized users of the Avila University email
authorization of the student concerned. Telephone requests will not be accepted. Written            system).
requests should be directed to the Registration and Student Records Office.                    • Dates of attendance.
                                                                                               • Participation in campus activities and sports.
                                                                                               • Weight and height of members of athletic teams.
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•   Most recent education agency or institution attended and hometown.                       MBA deadline dates:
•   Student photograph.                                                                        November 15th for May and June completion
                                                                                               June 15th for November completion
Students have the right to “opt out” of providing directory information. Requests to limit
the release of directory information must be provided in writing to the Registration and     Education deadline dates:
Student Records Office by the end of the second week of the semester.                           November 15th for May and June degree candidates
Institutions may disclose non-directory information without violating FERPA under the           August for December degree candidates
following conditions:
• with the student’s written request;                                                        Psychology deadline dates:
• to school officials with “legitimate educational interests;”                                   August for December degree candidates
• to parents of dependent students;                                                              November 15th for May, June and July degree candidates.
• to a person in response to a lawfully issued subpoena or court order.
                                                                                             If students do not complete the degree requirements by the expected date of completion,
For questions regarding FERPA, please contact the Registrar or the Academic Affairs          they must file a new degree application in the Registration and Student Records Office.
Office. Students have the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education
concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the requirements of FERPA.      After the degree application is filed with the Registration and Student Records Office, a
The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:                                survey of all academic work is reviewed by the Registrar to verify degree requirements still
                                                                                             needed to be satisfied. Written notification of those requirements will be sent from the
Family Policy Compliance Office                                                              Registrar to the student.
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW                                                                      Participation in Commencement
Washington, DC 20202-4605
                                                                                             Students completing graduate coursework during the summer session may participate in the
Procedure for Grade Appeal                                                                   May Commencement exercises.

Students have recourse to an appeals procedure for the review of student course grades       Course Numbering System
received at Avila University. Guidelines and request forms are available in the Office of
Academic Affairs. The deadline for appealing a grade is fourteen (14) Avila University       001-099 Developmental courses (Credit Type DV*)
business days after grades are due for the course being appealed.                            500-599 Foundational graduate courses and Education graduate certification courses
                                                                                             600-699 Graduate courses
Application for Degree                                                                       The number in parentheses after the course title indicates the credit in semester hours.
Students must file an application for degree with the Registration and Student Records
Office during the semester prior to their final semester at the university, stating the      The letters following the course description indicate the semester in which the course is
expected date of degree completion. There is a penalty fee for filing after the published    given. Fall semester course offerings are indicated by FA; spring semester, SP; summer
deadline date.                                                                               session, SU. Where frequency of course offering is not indicated, the course is given as
                                                                                             required.
Deadline dates for filing:
   March for Summer degree candidates                                                        *DV-Developmental courses completed at Avila count toward Term Hours, Term GPA and
   April for December degree candidates                                                      Career GPA, but are not counted in Career hours. Developmental courses completed at
   September for May degree candidates                                                       another institution are counted in Term hours and Term GPA, but are not counted in Career
   (check the academic calendar listed in the class schedule for specific dates)             hours or Career GPA.
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                                              Admission Requirements                         Requirements for Graduation                    The Curriculum
GRADUATE                                      Admission requirements for the MBA             All study programs shall require at least 24   The specific courses required of a
                                              program are a baccalaureate degree from an     hours of foundation courses associated with    particular student in completing the
PROGRAMS/                                     accredited institution and at least 1000
                                              points based on the formula: 200 X the
                                                                                             an education for business. This requirement
                                                                                             may be met with a combination of
                                                                                                                                            program depends on his or her prior
                                                                                                                                            educational background and the specific
COURSES                                       GPA on the last 60/90 semester/quarter
                                              hours (4.0 system) plus the GMAT score.
                                                                                             undergraduate and graduate work.
                                                                                             Additionally, the MBA student must
                                                                                                                                            concentration selected. Courses may be
                                                                                                                                            classified as prerequisite, foundation and
                                              International students should also have a      complete at least 24 hours of additional       principal courses.
                                              minimum 550 score on the TOEFL test.           graduate work. Each program must involve
     Master of Business                       Students not meeting these requirements        a minimum of 30 total graduate hours of        MBA Outcomes:
                                              may petition for admission. Each student       which 24 hours are open exclusively to         • Demonstrate the ability to synthesize
    Administration (MBA)                      will be asked to demonstrate writing skills    graduate students. A maximum of six (6)          and integrate all of the functional areas
                                              upon admission.                                graduate hours may be transferred from           of business and apply this knowledge
Concentrations:                                                                              another accredited institution toward the        to leadership positions in the
• Accounting                                  Prior to taking the GMAT, MBA students         minimum 30-hour requirement.                     workplace.
• Finance                                     may be conditionally admitted based on a                                                      • Demonstrate the ability to
• General Management                          minimum 3.0 GPA from their                     All concentrations, except accounting,           communicate professionally in an
• Health Care Administration                  undergraduate coursework. They must then       require the completion of 9 hours of work        organizational setting via written, oral
• International Business                      take the GMAT in their first term of           in an area of concentration beyond the           and technological means.
• Management Information Systems              graduate study. Registration beyond the        foundation level. The accounting               • Formulate and solve problems through
• Marketing                                   first term will be denied until the GMAT       concentration requires 12 hours. Principal       systematic analysis.
                                              has been taken and the score reported to the   graduate courses otherwise required may        • Understand the effects of globalization
The MBA program provides preparation          MBA Director.                                  be counted in this 9-hour requirement when       on business operations.
for adults to assume administrative                                                          relevant to the concentration selected. All
positions in a broad range of business and    Candidacy Status                               students must file an application for degree   The MBA outcomes are assessed as part of
other types of institutions within our        Upon having satisfied all admission criteria   in accordance with guidelines set forth by     the MBA capstone course, Organizational
society. A student with a bachelor’s degree   identified above, having demonstrated a        the University. A 3.0 grade average is         Policy and Strategy (BU 699). The Major
in any academic discipline may enroll in      satisfactory level of written and oral         required in graduate courses. All              Field Test for the MBA, a comprehensive
Avila’s MBA program. However, students        communication skills, spreadsheet and          requirements for the degree program must       national assessment instrument from ETS
who have not completed a bachelor’s           word processing computer application           be completed within a seven-year period.       (Educational Testing Service), will be
degree in business will be required to take   skills, and having completed nine (9) hours                                                   utilized for this purpose.
certain (500-Level) prerequisite courses.     of graduate work with a grade point            Incomplete Grade in Directed Study or
                                              average of 3.0 or better, the student must     Research                                       For a complete listing of graduate business
MBA Schedule                                  apply for candidacy status. Only students      Any incomplete (I) grade in a graduate         courses that meet MBA outcomes and a
The Avila MBA is an evening program           approved for candidacy status will be          Directed Study or Research course not          comprehensive assessment plan, please
offered in an 11-week trimester scheduling    permitted to continue in the degree            completed for evaluation by the first day of   contact the School of Business.
format. The fall trimester meets from early   program.                                       the second session or semester following
September through mid-November. The                                                          the one in which the student initially
winter trimester meets from early January     Grades                                         enrolled will be changed to “F.”
through mid-March. The spring trimester       The MBA student can only repeat a given
meets from late March through early June.     course one time. Only two “C” grades are       In order to extend the time for completing
The summer session typically runs from        allowed during the student’s entire program    the work, the student must again enroll in
mid-June through mid-August.                  of study.                                      the course and pay the tuition.
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Prerequisite Courses                          Organizational Behavior and Development        Required hours for each certificate vary       AC 655. Advanced Cost Accounting. (3)
Math requirement:                             (BU 622)                                       according to the concentration and             A study of additional cost accounting
Accounting concentration – MA 120             Organization Policy and Strategy (BU 699)      previous coursework. Generally, an             techniques, emphasizing advanced
College Algebra                               Business, Government and Society (BU           average of 15 hours is required for the        applications. Prerequisite: AC 355 or
All other concentrations – either MA 115      601)                                           graduate business certificate.                 equivalent.
Finite Mathematics or MA 120 College          Marketing Strategy (BU 615)
Algebra                                       Financial Management II (BU 635)               GRADUATE COURSES IN                            AC 670. Advanced Auditing. (3)
Required in specific                          Current Issues in Management (BU 629)          ACCOUNTING                                     Emphasis is given to techniques used in
concentrations:                               Aggregate Income Analysis (EC 611) or                                                         arriving at audit decisions and the practical
                                              Managerial Economics (EC 612)                  AC 501. Financial Accounting. (3)              implementation of such audit decisions.
Management Information                        Managerial Accounting (AC 650) or              An introduction to accounting concepts and     Prerequisite: AC 370 or equivalent.
Systems: Two semesters of                     Management Information Systems (BU             procedures. Prerequisite: Accounting
computer language(s)                          661)                                           concentration -MA 120. All others - MA         AC 675. Advanced Accounting Theory.
                                                                                             115 or MA 120.                                 (3)
International Business: Two                   GRADUATE BUSINESS                                                                             An evaluation of accounting theory in
years of a second modern                                                                     AC 650. Managerial Accounting. (3)             relation to user satisfaction, emphasizing
language                                      CERTIFICATE                                    A study of accounting concepts as applied      resource flows, asset valuation, and
                                              PROGRAMS                                       in manufacturing and merchandising firms       accounting history. Prerequisite: AC 362 or
Accounting:                                                                                  emphasizing analysis of financial              equivalent.
Cost Accounting (AC 355)                      Also offered are Graduate Business             statements and managerial use of cost data.
Intermediate Accounting I (AC 361)            Certificates in Accounting, Finance, Health    Prerequisite: AC 501 or equivalent.            AC 690. Directed Study in Accounting.
Intermediate Accounting II (AC 362)           Care Administration, International                                                            (3)
Auditing (AC 370)                             Business, Management, Management               AC 652. Advanced Tax Accounting. (3)           Independent study of an approved topic not
Tax Accounting (AC 451)                       Information Systems, and Marketing.            An advanced study of federal income            parallel with the content of any other
Advanced Accounting (AC 460)                                                                 taxation of business entities, with an         course offering.
                                              Admission to the Graduate Business             introduction to tax research. Prerequisite:
Foundation Courses                            Certificate Program will be granted to         AC 451 or equivalent.                          AC 698. Accounting Research. (3)
Foundation courses may be satisfied by        those holding a Masters Degree from an                                                        Independent research resulting in the
previous undergraduate work.                  accredited institution in any discipline.      AC 653. Taxation and Decision Making.          completion and defense of a master’s
Financial Accounting (AC 501)                 Admission will also be granted to those        (3)                                            thesis. This is an optional course not
Economic Concepts (EC 501)                    with undergraduate degrees from an             A discussion of aspects of individual,         required for MBA students. Graded as
Statistical Analysis (EC 540)                 accredited institution in any discipline and   partnership, corporate and estate taxation,    Credit/No Credit.
Quantitative Analysis (EC 541)                having a cumulative grade point average        emphasizing tax planning. It is designed for
Business Legislation (BU 501)                 (GPA) of 3.0 or greater for their last 60      the non-accounting major and is not open       GRADUATE COURSES IN
Management Processes (BU 521)                 hours of academic work. Those that have        to students who have completed AC 451,         BUSINESS
Marketing Management (BU 610)                 graduated from an accredited institution but   AC 452 or AC 652. Prerequisite: AC 501         ADMINISTRATION
Financial Management I (BU 630)               do not meet the minimum GPA criteria           or equivalent.
                                              may be admitted provisionally to the                                                          BU 505. Business Legislation. (3)
Principle Courses                             program. In order to gain full admission,                                                     A study of the legal issues inherent to
The following principle graduate courses      they must receive a grade of “B” or better                                                    business transactions.
are required in all or most concentrations,   on all courses marked with ** in their
particularly the programs of students with    respective certificate program. College
undergraduate business degrees.               Algebra with a minimum grade of “C” is
                                              required for all certificate programs.
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BU 521. Management Processes. (3)             development of physical distribution           BU 630. Financial Management I. (3)            flows and risk management. Prerequisite:
An overview of management processes           systems. Prerequisite: BU 610 or               A study of the principles of financial         BU 630 or equivalent.
performed in complex organizations.           equivalent.                                    management and the application of those
                                                                                             principles to major financial management       BU 661. Management Information
BU 601. Business, Government                  BU 615. Marketing Strategy. (3)                decisions. Prerequisites: AC 501, EC 501,      Systems. (3)
and Society. (3)                              Analysis of problems associated with the       EC 540 or equivalents.                         Designed to assist students in developing
A review of the basic means-ends              development, execution, evaluation, and                                                       the ability to determine an organization’s
relationship which exist among society’s      redirection of marketing programs, plans,      BU 631. Advanced Security Analysis. (3)        information needs, to relate key
goals and the various units comprising the    and strategies in a wide range of              A study of techniques for evaluating           organizational decisions to their underlying
economic and political systems, with          organizations. Prerequisites: BU 610, EC       investments in common stock, preferred         sources of data, and to evaluate overall
special emphasis given to ethical behavior.   501 or equivalents.                            stock, corporate bonds, and government         information systems. Prerequisites: AC
Prerequisite: EC 501.                                                                        bonds. Prerequisite: BU 630 or equivalent.     501, BU 521, BU 610, BU 630 or
                                              BU 616. Product and Pricing Strategies.                                                       equivalents. AC 650 is recommended.
BU 610. Marketing Management. (3)             (3)                                            BU 635. Financial Management II. (3)
An introduction to the fundamentals of        Analysis of problems associated with the       Develops students’ understanding of issues     BU 662. MIS: Project Development and
marketing management and strategy             development and commercialization of           in financial management through                Management. (3)
formulation with special emphasis on          products and alternative pricing strategies    application of finance principles via case     Management analysis of the System
segmenting markets and research, product,     utilized at various stages of product/brand    studies. Prerequisite: BU 630 or equivalent.   Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and
pricing, promotion, distribution and          life cycle. Prerequisite: BU 610 or            Spreadsheet skills are recommended.            project management used to implement
channel or place decisions. Prerequisite:     equivalent.                                                                                   computer applications. Prerequisite: BU
EC 501 or equivalent.                                                                        BU 636. Financial Management III. (3)          661 or consent of graduate advisor.
                                              BU 617. Marketing Analysis. (3)                Discussion of advanced theoretical issues
BU 611. International Marketing. (3)          Analysis of the techniques and methods         and case problems in financial                 BU 664. Seminar in Management
Introduction to the special problems          utilized in planning, executing, and           management. Prerequisites: BU 630 and          Information Systems. (3)
associated with marketing in international    reporting results of marketing research in a   BU 635 or equivalents.                         This seminar will involve the identification
environments. Prerequisites: BU 610, BU       managerially useful manner. No credit for                                                     and in-depth analysis of problems, trends,
521 and BU 630 or equivalents.                those who have completed BU 417 or             BU 637. International Finance. (3)             and issues currently encountered by
                                              equivalent. Prerequisites: BU 610 and EC       A survey of major issues in international      management information professionals.
BU 613. Promotion Management. (3)             540 or equivalents.                            financial management and investments.          Prerequisite: Two semesters of computer
Analysis of consumer and buyer behavior                                                      Topics covered will include: exchange rate     language.
and the study of personal selling,            BU 622. Organization Behavior                  determination, spot and forward markets
advertising, sales promotion, and publicity   and Development. (3)                           for foreign exchange, the financial            BU 665. Managing I/T Communications.
as they relate to structuring a balanced      The study of the structure, individual and     management of multinational corporations,      (3)
promotional mix and a marketing               group behavior, and development of             and managing the risks inherent in             Managerial use of computer networks to
communication system. Prerequisite: BU        organizations. Prerequisite: BU 521 or         international business. Prerequisite: BU       improve organizational efficiency and gain
610 or equivalent.                            equivalent.                                    630 or equivalent.                             competitive advantage in the global
                                                                                                                                            marketplace. Project management to assess
BU 614. Marketing Channel                     BU 629. Current Issues in Management.          BU 638. Financial Markets and                  network requirements and network
Management. (3)                               (3)                                            Instruments. (3)                               selection emphasizes strategic planning in
Analysis of factors basic to the              Analysis of special problems, trends, and      An analysis of the financial instruments       the decision process. Prerequisite: BU 661
development of and problems associated        developments in areas of general               and the operation of these markets in          or consent of graduate advisor.
with maintaining direct and indirect          management. Prerequisites: BU 521 or           promoting capital formation, investment
channels of distribution and the              equivalent.
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BU 666. Production/Operations                  BU 674. Current Issues in Health               EC 540. Statistical Analysis. (3)             international financial institutions.
Management. (3)                                Care Administration. (3)                       An introduction to basic statistical          Prerequisite: EC 501 or equivalent.
A study and analysis of methods and            Analysis of special issues and trends in the   techniques which involves methods of
techniques used in managing the operations     field of health care. Prerequisites: AC 501,   collecting and analyzing data with an         EC 690. Directed Study in Economics.
function. Prerequisites: BU 521, EC 501,       BU 521, BU 610, BU 630, BU 671 or              emphasis on inferential statistical           (3)
EC 541 or equivalent.                          equivalents.                                   techniques used for hypothesis testing and    Independent study of an approved topic not
                                                                                              decision making. Prerequisite: MA 115 or      parallel with the content of any other
BU 667. Procurement Management. (3)            BU 680. Special Topics. (1-3)                  equivalent.                                   specific course offering.
A study of procurement management and          Selected graduate topics to be determined
an analysis of problems associated with the    at the discretion of the department.           EC 541. Quantitative Analysis. (3)            EC 698. Economic Research. (3)
purchase of a wide variety of industrial                                                      An introduction to quantitative analysis      Independent research resulting in the
products and services. Prerequisites: BU       BU 690. Directed Study in Business. (3)        techniques needed to apply models to          completion and defense of a master’s
521, EC 501, EC 540, EC 541 or                 Independent study of an approved topic not     situations in business and economics.         thesis. This is an optional course and not
equivalents.                                   parallel with the content of any other         Prerequisites: AC 501, EC 501, EC 540 or      required for MBA students. It may be taken
                                               course offering.                               equivalents.                                  more than once. Graded as Credit/No
BU 671. Health Care Systems. (3)                                                                                                            Credit.
An examination of the interrelationships       BU 698. Business Research. (3)                 EC 603. Business and Economic
which exist among the various components       Independent research resulting in the          Forecasting. (3)
of the health services industry and the role   completion and defense of a master’s           An analytical approach to developing a
each plays in the delivery of health care      thesis. This is an optional course not         forecast for the economy and its
                                                                                                                                             Graduate Level Education
services. Prerequisites: BU 521 and EC 501     required for MBA students. It may be           relationship to forecasting industries and    Initial Certification Program
or equivalents.                                taken more than once. Graded as Credit/No      firms market potential. Prerequisite: EC
                                               Credit.                                        501 or equivalent.                            This program is designed for the adult who
BU 672. Economic and Political                                                                                                              has completed a baccalaureate degree and
Context of Health Care. (3)                    BU 699. Organization Policy                    EC 611. Aggregate Income Analysis. (3)        wishes to pursue teaching certification. The
An analysis of demand for and costs of         and Strategy. (3)                              An analysis of macroeconomic variables        education courses required for the 9-12
providing health care services from both a     A capstone course, taken preferably in the     and models from the viewpoint of how          (high school) teaching certificate are
macro and micro perspective and analysis       last semester of study, that synthesizes       business fluctuations and external            offered in an intensive study format at a
of the supportive and regulatory aspects of    learning through case analysis and             economic variables impact business            graduate level. Courses for elementary,
public policy that impact the health care      simulation of organization management.         decision making. Prerequisite: EC 501 or      special education and middle school
industry. Prerequisites: AC 501, BU 521        Prerequisites: BU 521, BU 610, BU 630 or       equivalent.                                   education are also offered at a graduate
and EC 501 or equivalents.                     equivalents.                                                                                 level; however, some may not be offered in
                                                                                              EC 612. Managerial Economics. (3)             an evening, intensive study format.
BU 673. Special Problems in Health             GRADUATE COURSES IN                            Study of microeconomic analysis and           Additional undergraduate courses will be
Care Management. (3)                           ECONOMICS                                      models relevant to a broad cross section of   required to complete the state requirements
An investigation of special problems                                                          decision within the business firm.            for certification in elementary and special
associated with the management of health       EC 501. Economic Concepts. (3)                 Prerequisites: EC 501, EC 541 or              education.
care institutions. Prerequisites: AC 501,      An introduction to fundamental                 equivalents.
BU 521, BU 610, BU 630 and BU 671 or           macroeconomic and microeconomic                                                              The School of Education at Avila
equivalents.                                   concepts which provide the background for      EC 682. International Economics. (3)          University is committed to educating
                                               economic analysis.                             An introduction to the theory, structure,     innovative, adaptable, and involved
                                                                                              and policies of international trade and       professionals who will provide service to a
                                                                                                                                            diverse and ever-changing population.
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Through value-based learning and                   colleagues, and administrators to foster     quality indicators is available in the             results should not be more than two
authentic experiences, our graduates will be       learning and genuine human                   Education Office. In addition, a grid              years old. The minimum TOEFL score
qualified, ethical, and responsible                relationships in varied field                showing the relationship between the               required is 580 on the written test, 237
contributors to the greater society.               experiences. (aligned with state quality     education class requirements and the               on the computer-based test, or 92 on
                                                   indicators 9, 10)                            eleven quality indicators is also available.       the internet-based test.
The theme of the conceptual framework          •   Students will integrate subject matter       Course syllabi show in detail the way in
around which the education curriculum is           knowledge and a repertoire of teaching       which the courses address and evaluate the     Required Courses:
designed is:                                       skills to meet the diverse needs of          quality indicators.                            Liberal arts and content area course
Avila teachers--reflective practitioners           students and effectively manage the                                                         requirements vary depending on the
prepared to impact a changing world.               classroom. (aligned with state quality       Programs for Teacher Certification             certification area. Upon acceptance to the
                                                   indicators 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11)       Approved by the State of Missouri are:         Graduate Initial Certification program,
Educational Outcomes                           •   Students will use theoretical                Elementary 1-6                                 each student will receive an official
The School of Education has seven                  knowledge and research about learning        Special Education K-12                         transcript evaluation. This evaluation
outcomes which all initial certification           and human behavior to orchestrate                     Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical       indicates the courses required for
students must achieve. These outcomes are          learning experiences and respond             Middle School 5-9                              completion of the initial certification.
tied to the eleven state quality indicators        appropriately to classroom events.           Art K-12
for beginning teachers. The outcomes are           (aligned with state quality indicators 1,    Biology 9-12                                   In addition to the liberal arts and content
designed to produce excellent beginning            2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)                      Business Education 9-12                        area requirements, the following
teachers who meet the University and           •   Students will apply principles,              English 9-12                                   education courses are required:
School missions. Each of the outcomes is           theories, and methods learned in             Mathematics Education 9-12
tied to the quality indicators and is              college classrooms to actual on-site         Music Unified Vocal/Choral K-12                Elementary:
evaluated through multiple measures. A             experiences in schools. (aligned with        Social Studies 9-12                            ED 205, 212, 230, 515, 519, 520, 521, 535,
full text copy of the outcomes with                state quality indicators 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8,   Speech/Theater-9-12                            537, 540, 541, 543, 545, 565, 570, 581,
rationales and outcome measures is                 9, 11)                                                                                      585, 587, 594, 595 or 597 & 598.
available in the Education Office.             •   Students will establish a foundation for     Admission Requirements for the
                                                   continuing professional development.         Graduate Initial Certification                 Special Education: Mild/Moderate
Outcomes:                                          (aligned with state quality indicators 9,    Program (500 Level)                            Cross Categorical:
• Students will demonstrate acceptable             10, 11)                                      The applicant seeking admission to the         ED 205, 212, 230, , 515, 519, 520, 521,
   basic skill competencies in the                                                              program must:                                  535, 537, 540, 541, 543, 545, 553, 558,
   communicative arts, quantitative            Assessment                                       • Attend an information session;               561, 563, 564, 565, 567, 570, 581, 585,
   concepts, and technological                 All initial certification students are           • Have a bachelor’s degree from an             587, 594, 595 or 597 & 598.
   communications. (aligned with state         evaluated through seven School of                    accredited institution;
   quality indicators 1, 2, 7, 11)             Education outcomes tied to eleven state          • Complete all parts of the written            Middle School:
• Students will exhibit higher level           quality indicators. These outcomes and               application,;                              ED 515, 519, 521, 535, 541, 545, 554, 555,
   thinking skills, including critical and     indicators are assessed through a variety of     • Submit official transcripts of all           575, 581, 585, 587, 594, 595 or 597 & 598.
   creative problem solving and                methods, including admittance to the                 previous college work;
   evaluative and reflective thinking, both    School of Education requirements, written        • Have a grade point average of 2.5 on a       Secondary:
   in University classrooms and in             and performance assessments as indicated             4.0 scale.                                 ED 515, 519, 521, 535, 545, 555, 575, 581,
   practical application experiences.          on syllabi, student teaching/internship          • Students whose primary language is           585, 587, 594, 595 or 597 & 598.
   (aligned with state quality indicators 2,   requirements, successful completion of the           not English are required to submit
   3, 5, 8, 9, 10)                             Teacher Work Sample, and the Praxis                  official score reports of the TOEFL.       Note: Certification requirements are subject
• Students will demonstrate attitudes          specialty examination. A grid showing the            (Test of English as a Foreign              to change. Current and prospective students
   toward self, parents, children,             relationship between the outcomes and                Language) exam. The examination            should obtain a current list of requirements
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from their advisors. Additionally,                  pass the background check must                  of the School of Education and/or
provisionally certified teachers may take up        meet immediately with their                     the Director of Graduate                  Successful completion of the Teacher
to 9 credit hours of 600 level coursework           advisor to determine what course                Education will be initiated.              Work Sample. The Teacher Work
prior to being formally admitted to the             of action should be taken.                      Concerns will be shared and the           Sample (TWS) is a performance-based
Master of Arts in Education program.                Successful completion of the                    student will be requested to              activity and assessment tool to help
                                                    required background check is                    respond with a plan for                   teacher candidates develop a focus
Graduate Initial                                    necessary for certification.                    improvement. Continued                    based on student learning rather than
Certification Academic                         c.   Completion of 6 hours in                        concerns in this area may be cause        on their own behaviors. The TWS
Policy                                              education courses, including ED                 for denial to or removal from the         requires that the teacher candidate plan
All students who have been officially               585, with a cumulative grade point              program. For more information             and teach a unit of study during
admitted to the Avila University Graduate           average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0               on Professional Dispositions,             student teaching. Before teaching the
Initial Certification program must maintain         scale) for these classes and with               consult the Graduate Preservice           unit, the students will describe
a cumulative grade point average of 2.5.            no grade below a “C.”                           Teacher Education Resource                contextual factors, identify learning
Students must also maintain a 3.0 grade        d.   A grade of “C” or higher in the                 Manual. In addition, all students         goals based on state and district
point average in all education coursework.          following courses or their                      are evaluated prior to Student            standards (GLE’s), create an
A student who receives a grade of “F” or            equivalents: English Composition                Teaching/Internship in either ED          assessment plan designed to measure
who does not maintain the required                  I, English Composition II,                      570 (for elementary and special           student performance (pre-assessment),
cumulative grade point averages will be             Communication, and college level                education certification) or in ED         during (formative assessment) and
dismissed from the program.                         math and technology.                            555 Special Methods (for middle           after (post-assessment) instruction,
                                               e.   Favorable recommendation of                     school and secondary certification        design the instruction based on
Requirements for Graduate                           performance in activities for ED                and during Student                        learning goals, and make instructional
Initial Certification Program                       585 Education Practicum,                        Teaching/Internship. The form is          decisions. After teaching the unit, the
Completion                                          including mentor and instructor                 also available to all faculty and         teacher candidate will analyze student
• Students seeking secondary and                    evaluations.                                    staff throughout the student’s time       learning and then reflect upon and
     middle school certification must          f.   Evidence of good character,                     at Avila.                                 evaluate his or her teaching as related
     complete a minimum of 18 hours of              positive attitude, and dedication to   •   Completion of all education                    to student learning in order to improve
     education coursework at Avila prior to         the ethics of the teaching                 coursework with a grade point average          teaching practice. The TWS is
     student teaching/internship. Students          profession, based on written               of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and no grade             reviewed as a final product by
     seeking elementary or special                  evaluation of practicum                    below “C.” Only one course may be              education faculty following
     education certification must complete          supervisor, education faculty              repeated during the program.                   completion of student teaching.
     a minimum of 30 hours of education             member(s) and background check.        •   Completion of all content courses
     coursework at Avila prior to Student      g.   Evidence of positive evaluations           required for certification and a 2.5       •    The TWS is tied to and assesses all
     Teaching/Internship.                           of Professional Dispositions. All          GPA on a 4.0 scale and no grade                School of Education Outcomes and
• Admission to the University                       students are evaluated on the              below “C.”                                     state quality indicators. A grid
• Formal admission to the School of                 Professional Dispositions form         •   Successful completion of Student               showing the relationship between the
     Education by:                                  during ED 585 Practicum. In                Teaching/Internship. For students who          TWS and the Education Outcomes is
     a. Attainment of at least 2.5 on a 4.0         addition, the form is available to         are currently employed as fulltime             available in the School of Education
         scale for all college work.                all faculty and staff throughout the       paraprofessionals in a Missouri school,        Office. A second grid aligning the
     b. Passing the background check.               student’s time at Avila. If a              certain exemptions to Student                  seven sections of the TWS with
         Only students who pass the                 student receives two or more               Teaching/Internship may apply. See             individual courses in Education is also
         background check are allowed to            Professional Dispositions Forms            the Policy on Teacher                          available.
         enroll in courses with a clinical          which indicate concerns in this            Assistants/Paraprofessionals in the        •   Successful completion of the Praxis
         component. Students who do not             area, a conference with the Dean           School of Education Office.                    Specialty Exam is required before a
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    student can complete the Certification    •   Analyze and critique past practices and        readers and writers based on              •   Meet designated prerequisites for the
    program. The Principles of Learning           current trends in second language              assessment results.                           individual program:
    and Teaching exam is required for             learning, teaching, and evaluation.        •   Apply literacy teaching skills in              • ESOL: Satisfactory completion of
    Kansas certification.                     •   Apply the knowledge they have gained           supervised settings.                                one year of foreign language
                                                  by teaching in a supervised setting.       •   Discuss literacy concerns with                      study or an equivalent experience
ADVANCED CERTIFICATION                        •   Work with teachers and students in a           students, parents, and other school                 learning a language within
PROGRAMS ESOL and SPECIAL                         multicultural environment.                     professionals.                                      another culture.
READING                                       •   Further develop personal skills in         •   Understand the evolving nature of              • Special Reading: Two years of
                                                  using the English language.                    literacy learning and teaching and have             classroom experience.
The Advanced Certification program is for     •   Develop a personal philosophy of               strategies for dealing effectively with   •   Students whose primary language is
certified K-12 teachers who wish to add an        second language learning and teaching.         this change.                                  not English are required to submit
ESOL (English for Speakers of Other           •   Understand the evolving nature of                                                            official score reports of the TOEFL
Languages) or Special Reading                     second-language learning and teaching      Outcomes Assessment                               (Test of English as a Foreign
endorsement to an existing teaching               and have strategies for dealing            Outcomes for the Advanced Certification           Language) exam. The examination
certificate. Certification to teach Special       effectively with this change.              programs are assessed through a                   results should not be more than two
Reading and English for Speakers of Other                                                    combination of written examinations and           years old. The minimum TOEFL score
Languages (ESOL) are add-on                   Special Reading                                assignments and performance evaluations           required is 580 on the written test, 237
endorsements. Applicants must already         The courses in the Special Reading             and assignments. Individual course syllabi        on the computer-based test, or 92 on
have a teaching certificate in another area   Advanced Certification program provide         show in detail the way in which each              the internet-based test.
of specialization to complete these           students with knowledge of advanced            course addresses and evaluates the graduate
programs.                                     principles of learning and teaching literacy   and individual program outcomes. A grid       Required Courses
                                              as well as practical applications of those     showing the assessment of outcomes in         ESOL
Educational Outcomes                          principles in classroom and individualized     each graduate course is located in the        The ESOL Advanced Certification requires
ESOL                                          teaching situations. Students who complete     Education Office.                             a minimum of 21 hours of coursework.
The courses in the ESOL Advanced              the Special Reading Advanced                                                                 Additional courses may be necessary if a
Certification program provide students        Certification program will meet the            Admission Requirements for the                candidate does not meet the professional
with knowledge of advanced principles of      following outcomes:                            Advanced Certification Programs               prerequisites. To maintain enrollment, a
learning and teaching a second language       • Understand the characteristics and           The applicant seeking admission to the        student must maintain a 3.0 grade point
as well as practical applications of those         needs of literacy learners at various     program must:                                 average in coursework, with no grade
principles in classroom teaching                   stages of development.                    • Attend an information session/personal      lower than a “C”. Only one grade of “C” is
situations. Students who complete the         • Analyze and critique past practices and          interview;                                accepted in the certification program.
ESOL Advanced Certification program                current trends in literacy learning,      • Have a bachelor’s degree from an
will also meet the following outcomes:             teaching, and evaluation.                     accredited institution;                   Required Courses: ED 561, 650, 651, 652,
• Understand the nature of language and       • Know and access the wide array of text       • Complete all parts of the written           654, 656, 695.
     language learning.                            types available for use with literacy         application, including writing sample;
• Understand the structure and use of              learners.                                 • Submit one letter of recommendation;        Special Reading
     English in different contexts.           • Consider a range of theories,                • Submit an official transcript indicating    The Special Reading Advanced
• Understand culture and the role it               approaches, methods, and techniques           degree(s) earned and transcripts of       Certification requires a minimum of 26
     plays in learning a second language.          for learning and teaching literacy.           graduate work from other institutions;    hours of coursework. Additional courses
• Consider a range of theories,               • Utilize appropriate evaluation tools         • Submit verification of teaching             may be necessary if a candidate does not
     approaches, methods, and techniques           and remedial procedures.                      certificate;                              meet the professional prerequisites. To
     for learning and teaching a second       • Design and implement individualized          • Have a grade point average of 3.0 on a      maintain enrollment, a student must
     language.                                     instructional programs for struggling         4.0 scale;                                maintain a 3.0 grade point average in
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coursework, with no grade lower than a             general, and abstract terms as                   plans; and measurement of groups and    •   Consider a range of theories,
“C.” Only one grade of “C” is accepted in          appropriate; express written ideas in a          individual learning.                        approaches, methods, and techniques
the certification program.                         clear, well organized manner; express                                                        for learning and teaching literacy.
                                                   oneself orally using correct verbal          Teaching English as a Second                •   Utilize appropriate evaluation tools
Required Courses: ED 561, 564, 565                 skills including grammar, intonation,        Language (TESL) Concentration                   and remedial procedures.
or 566, 656, 670, 671, 672, 673, 697,              and fluency; and communicate within          Outcomes                                    •   Design and implement individualized
698.                                               a culturally diverse milieu.                 •   Understand the nature of language and       instructional programs for struggling
                                               •   Demonstrate cognitive skills, including         language learning.                           readers and writers based on
                                                   the ability to: be a reflective teacher by   •   Understand the structure and use of         assessment results.
                                                   analyzing individual teaching                   English in different contexts.               Apply literacy teaching skills in
Master of Arts in Education                        behaviors and integrating practical and      •   Understand culture and the role it
                                                                                                                                            •
                                                                                                                                                supervised settings.
                                                   theoretical concepts in an educational          plays in learning a second language.     •   Discuss literacy concerns with
The Master of Arts in Education is a 33            setting; utilize creative and critical       •   Consider a range of theories,               students, parents, and other school
credit-hour program with areas of                  thinking skills to become an effective          approaches, methods and techniques           professionals.
concentration in Literacy, Teaching                instructional leader; evaluate and              for learning and teaching a second       •   Understand the evolving nature of
English as a Second Language (TESL), and           critique quantitative and qualitative           language.                                    literacy learning and teaching and have
Teaching and Learning.                             research; plan and conduct classroom         • Analyze and critique past practices and       strategies for dealing effectively with
                                                   investigations and implement a plan of          current trends in second language            this change.
Educational Outcomes                               change when appropriate; and interpret          learning, teaching, and evaluation.
The educational outcomes are designed to           group and individual standardized and        • Apply the knowledge they have gained      Assessment
prepare practicing professionals with the          informal assessments.                           by teaching in a supervised setting.     Outcomes for the Master of Arts in
skills necessary to model professional         •   Demonstrate personal and social skills,      • Work with teachers and students in a      Education are assessed through written
practice, integrate educational theory with        including the ability to: demonstrate           multicultural environment.               examinations and assignments and
practice, assume leadership roles, and             commitment to lifelong learning;             •   Further develop personal skills in      performance evaluations and assignments.
demonstrate knowledge of current                   assume leadership responsibilities with         using the English language.              Individual course syllabi show in detail the
educational research and practice. Graduate        colleagues and in their profession;          •   Develop a personal philosophy of        way in which the course addresses and
education outcomes assess skills in                cultivate the ongoing exploration and           second language learning and teaching.   evaluates the graduate outcomes.
receptive and expressive communication,            acceptance of differing educational          • Understand the evolving nature of
thinking strategies and skills, personal and       perspectives; and demonstrate                   second-language learning and teaching    A grid showing the assessment of
social development, and depth and breadth          acceptance of individual differences.           and have strategies for dealing          outcomes in each graduate concentration is
of knowledge. Master’s degree-seeking          •   Demonstrate knowledge in each of the            effectively with this change.            located in the Education Office.
students must meet the outcomes as                 following areas: depth and breadth of                                                    Concentrations in Literacy and TESL
identified for the particular area of              educational literature; the major            Literacy Concentration Outcomes             require capstone courses in which the
concentration.                                     historical developments and                  • Understand the characteristics and        outcomes are assessed in a clinical setting.
                                                   philosophical principles of education            needs of literacy learners at various
Teaching and Learning                              in the United States; the theoretical            stages of development.                  Admission Requirements
Concentration Outcomes                             concepts describing human learning           • Analyze and critique past practices and   The applicant seeking admission to this
• Demonstrate communication skills,                and motivations and their application            current trends in literacy learning,    program must:
   including the ability to: model                 to lesson design, instruction, and               teaching, and evaluation.               • Attend an information session/personal
   effective teaching skills through               evaluation and assessment; curriculum        • Know and access the wide array of text        interview;
   integration of theory, professional             development, both the philosophical              types available for use with literacy   • Have a bachelor’s degree from an
   practice, and applied research;                 basis and current research in design             learners.                                   accredited institution;
   communicate in specific, concrete,              and implementation of curricular
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•   Complete all parts of the written          Master of Arts in Education: Teaching         ED 519. Behavior Management:                    ED 537. General Methods II. (3)
    application, including writing sample;.    English as a Second Language (TESL)           Introduction to Classroom Discipline.           Different instructional models based on
•   Submit one letter of recommendation;       Concentration                                 (3)                                             concept formation, inquiry, and diversity.
•   Submit an official transcript indicating   ED 561, 650, 651, 652, 654, 656, 657,         Theories, techniques, and current research      Theories and principles of pedagogy are
    degree(s) earned and transcripts of        696.                                          concerning behavior management in               discussed in general and applied specially
    graduate work from other institutions;                                                   classrooms. The emphasis is on a proactive      to the teaching of social studies in the
•   Have a grade point average of 3.0 on a     Master of Arts in Education: Teaching         integrated method of discipline. By the end     elementary and middle school classroom,
    4.0 scale;                                 and Learning Concentration                    of the course, each student will have           with an emphasis on economics.
•   Students whose primary language is         ED 612, 615, 617, 630, 680 or ED 600          produced his/her own discipline plan.           Management theory is also examined.
    not English are required to submit         level elective (3 hours total), 684.                                                          Prerequisite or corequisite: ED 515
    official score reports of the TOEFL                                                      ED 520. Technology in Education. (3)
    (Test of English as a Foreign              Academic Policy                               Examines basic technology components of         ED 540. Elementary School Science
    Language) exam. The examination            All students who have been officially         a typical educational environment.              Methods. (2)
    results should not be more than two        admitted to the Avila University Master’s     Learners will develop an understanding of       Methods for planning units of study in
    years old. The minimum TOEFL score         program must maintain a 3.0 grade point       issues, challenges, and changes in              science. Experiments, cooperative group
    required is 580 on the written test or     average in all graduate coursework with no    technology as an integral part of today’s       work and alternative ways of presenting
    237 on the computer-based test, or 92      grade below a “C.” Only one grade of “C”      classroom and society. Best practices and       material in the area of science. Prerequisite
    on the Internet-based test.                is accepted toward the 33-hour program.       emerging technologies for schools and           or corequisite: ED 515.
                                               Students who are unable to maintain these     consumers will be examined.
Requirements for Master’s Degree               academic standards will be dismissed from                                                     ED 541. Foundations of Literacy. (3)
Program                                        the program.                                  ED 521. Developmental Psychology. (3)           This course will examine a balanced
Requirements: Master of Arts in Education                                                    A survey of the main patterns of growth         literacy program and how to facilitate it.
requires a minimum of 33 hours of              GRADUATE COURSES IN                           and development of the person from birth        Theories and objectives for teaching
coursework. The student must complete          EDUCATION                                     through adolescence; emphasis on the            literacy in the elementary and middle
one of the 3 areas of concentration. A                                                       social, cognitive, emotional, and physical      school will be studied. Strategies for
maximum of 15 hours of transfer credit is      ED 515. General Methods. (3)                  development of the person.                      teaching word recognition, vocabulary,
allowed upon approval of the Education         Theories and principles of Danielson’s                                                        comprehension, and critical thinking will
Graduate Committee. To maintain                Framework will be introduced and              ED 535. Psychology of the                       be explored. Prerequisite or corequisite: ED
enrollment the student must carry a 3.0        analyzed. Each of the four domains will be    Exceptional Child. (3)                          515. Observations and clinical experience
average in coursework, with no grade           covered and connections will be drawn to      Designed to provide an introduction to the      required.
lower than a “C.” Only one grade of “C” is     the lesson plan structure, selection of       various areas of exceptionality (gifted,
accepted toward the 33 hour program. To        instructional strategies, and classroom       mentally handicapped, learning disabled,        ED 543. Language Arts Methods. (2)
successfully complete the graduate             management. Exploration of the                emotionally disturbed, etc.) Social,            This course will examine oral and written
program in Education, the student must         components of the Teacher Work Sample,        educational, and family characteristics of      language development and how this is
pass each class and maintain a 3.0 grade       a clinical child study, and electronic        exceptional children are explored. Samples      facilitated and integrated into a balanced
point average.                                 observations will also be covered in this     of the unique teaching methods, materials       literacy program. Theories and objectives
                                               class. General Methods can only be taken      and techniques of instruction are studied. In   for teaching language arts in the elementary
Required Courses                               at Avila University. Credit for taking this   addition, laws and regulations covering         and middle school classroom will be
Master of Arts in Education: Literacy          course at another institution will not be     exceptional students are presented.             studied. Strategies for teaching written
Concentration                                  accepted.                                     Observation hours are required.                 languages will be explored. Prerequisites or
ED 561, 564, 565 or 566, 656, 670, 671,                                                                                                      corequisites: ED 515 and ED 541.
672, 673, 674, 697, 698.                                                                                                                     Observations and clinical experience
                                                                                                                                             required.
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ED 545 Tests and Measurements. (3)             ED 555. Special Methods of Teaching           ED 564. Parent Conferencing for               ED 575. Reading in the Content Areas.
A study of the role of evaluation in the       Content Subjects. (2)                         Special Education. (1)                        (3)
instructional process, preparation of          Methods and procedures special to the         Methods in the conferencing situation with    Students will learn strategies for teaching
outcomes objectives, and basic statistical     content areas of middle and secondary         an emphasis on developing a partnership       reading, writing, speaking, and listening in
concepts and common terminology related        teaching including unit preparation and       with the parents of children. Also includes   the content areas. Methods of teaching
to educational measurement. Practice in        lesson design for the Teacher Work            methods of counseling during IEP meetings     effective comprehensive vocabulary and
developing classroom tests, assessment in      Sample. Observation/participation             and methods of working with a variety of      study skills will be presented. Students will
the Teacher Work Sample, and the study of      required. Art and vocal music certification   educational providers.                        practice techniques for adapting materials
performance-based assessment are               candidates (K-12) take the elementary and                                                   and dealing with challenged readers.
provided as well as information regarding      secondary Special Methods classes.            ED 565. Parent Conferencing for
commonly used formal tests in school           Prerequisite: ED 515.                         Elementary Education. (1)                     ED 577. Adolescent Literature. (2)
districts.                                                                                   Methods in the conferencing situation for     Study of adolescent literature, how to
                                               ED 558. Methods and Curriculum:               the elementary teacher with an emphasis on    analyze and teach it, ways to incorporate
ED 553. Analysis and                           Cross Categorical. (4)                        developing positive relationships with        literature in middle school and secondary
Characteristics: Cross                         Selection of appropriate teaching methods     parents and students.                         classrooms. Primarily for middle school
Categorical. (4)                               and materials applicable for teaching                                                       and secondary education students.
Exploration of the theories and                children in cross-categorical settings will   ED 566. Parent Conferencing for
characteristics of behavior disorders,         be the focus of study. Clinical experience    Middle School and Secondary                   ED 580. Special Topics: Issues in
learning disabilities, mental handicaps, and   required. Prerequisite: ED 553.               Teachers. (1)                                 Education. (1-3)
physical orthopedic and health disorders.                                                    Methods for communicating with parents        This course will offer a series of intensive
Theories and practices of cross-categorical    ED 561. Language Acquisition &                of the middle school and high school          classes on topics dealing with current
placements will be studied. Legal              Development. (3)                              student. Involvement of the family in the     issues. This class will utilize outside
implications, identification procedures, and   Exploration of speech and language            school community is stressed.                 experts as instructors along with regular
diagnosis procedures will be discussed.        problems associated with exceptional                                                        faculty. It will provide an opportunity for
Observations are required. Prerequisites:      children and second language learners;        ED 567. Transition/Career Education.          students to choose topics of particular
ED 535. Prerequisite or corequisite ED 515     normal speech and language development,       (2)                                           interest and use for them.
and ED 541.                                    indications for referral, and educational     Methods for helping the exceptional child
                                               techniques.                                   successfully make the transition from         ED 581. Health and Safety Issues in
ED 554. Middle School Teacher                                                                school to competitive employment with         Schools. (1)
Skills/ Knowledge Attitudes. (3)               ED 563. Educational Assessment. (3)           emphasis on appropriate transition goals      Presents an overview of health and safety
The knowledge, skills, and attitudes           An analysis and study of selected topics      and objectives. Legal and ethical             issues specifically related to school
necessary to understand the basic              pertinent to the assessment of educational    considerations are explored.                  settings. Students will experience learning
organizational structure of the middle         functioning. Emphasis will be on                                                            activities and skill practices to increase
school and the necessary competencies to       diagnostic assessment, both formal and        ED 570. Assessment & Remediation of           knowledge and skills in dealing with
teach in an organization that stresses         informal, to aid in the diagnosis and         Reading Problems. (3)                         emergency and first aid situations. Students
teamwork and collaboration. The course         treatment of learning problems occurring in   Selection of methods and materials            will earn CPR and first aid certification as
will provide simulated interdisciplinary       special education settings, with the          designed to aid children with various         well as bloodborne pathogen training.
team experiences, the opportunities to         mainstreamed child, or with children          problems in reading; emphasis upon typical    Health issues such as eating disorders,
examine flexible grouping arrangements,        needing individualized programming in         problems; diagnostic teaching and             nutrition, substance abuse, and depression
block scheduling, effective school             regular classrooms. Students will             remediation procedures. Must be taken         will be covered, and the teacher’s role in
components, and incorporating advising         administer and interpret several of the       concurrently with ED 586. Prerequisite:       dealing with these situations will be
into the total school program.                 currently used assessment instruments.        ED 541.                                       discussed. NOTE: Should be taken the
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semester before student teaching. CPR/first    and critical issues. All levels of schooling   be completed. Credit/No Credit only.            the human organism learns and what
aid certification must be current during       are explored including elementary, middle      Corequisite: ED 594.                            propels him/her to action. Implications for
student teaching/internship.                   school, and secondary education.                                                               instruction, lesson planning, and
                                                                                              ED 597. Beginning Internship. (4)               assessment will be explored.
ED 585. Practicum. (2-3)                       ED 590. Directed Study. (1-3)                  Registration in this course of study requires
The preservice teacher will assist in          Opportunity for the student to study a topic   full-time employment as a teacher in the        ED 617. Advanced Behavior
activities with mentor teachers. This course   of interest in depth. Consent of the           appropriate certification area. This course     Management. (3)
serves as an early screening process for       instructor required.                           will provide the initial professional support   This course will focus on the application of
prospective teachers. The course requires                                                     from University supervisors to focus on         specific ecological, behavioral,
40 hours of observation/participation,         ED 594. Student Teaching/Internship            development of essential beginning teacher      psychoeducational, and developmental
which must be met during the regular           Seminar. (1)                                   skills. This is the first half of the 8-hour    theories to real classroom management and
school day. Students will meet on campus,      The seminar is an on-campus weekly             requirement for the clinical internship         behavior problems. Students should have a
be introduced to the Teacher Work Sample,      meeting for the purposes of professional       experience.                                     foundation in general classroom
and communicate with the instructor            development, sharing of experiences, and                                                       management models.
through e-mail. Evaluation will be based on    completion of the Teacher Work Sample.         ED 598. Advanced Internship. (3)
professional performance, reflective           Students in ED 596 or 598 Internship will      Registration in this course of study requires   ED 630. Advanced Curriculum
writing, log and mentor evaluations.           also participate in ED 594 though some         full-time employment as a teacher in the        Development. (3)
NOTE: Practicum is a critical course for       requirements may be adapted for their          appropriate certification area. This course     The student will explore the basic concepts,
certification students. This class should be   unique circumstances. Prerequisites:           will provide follow-up instructional            terminology, philosophy, and current
taken during the first semester of             admittance to the School of Education; all     support and assessment of development of        research in curriculum planning; apply
coursework. Students who do not take           Education coursework must be completed.        professional teaching skills. Prerequisites:    these factors both in class projects and
Practicum during their first semester should   Must be taken concurrently with ED 595,        successful completion of ED 597;                teaching situations and be exposed to and
expect student teaching/internship to be       596, or 598.                                   admittance to the School of Education; all      analyze curricula of various school
delayed. Developmental recommendations                                                        Education coursework must be completed.         districts. Students will apply concepts to
may be made as a result of this course.        ED 595. Student Teaching. (7)                  Corequisite: ED 594.                            actual curriculum writing.
Practicum can only be taken at Avila           Pre-professional experience in a classroom
University. Credit for taking this course at   setting; supervision and guidance shared       ED 612. Measurement and Assessment.             ED 650. Language and Culture. (3)
another institution will not be accepted.      between the cooperating teacher and the        (3)                                             Language and Culture will explore norms,
                                               University supervisory staff. Prerequisites:   This course is designed to integrate            features, and traditions that influence
ED 586. Reading Practicum. (2)                 admittance to the School of Education; all     planning, instruction, and measurement of       language learning within the educational
Supervised reading practicum with              Education coursework must be completed.        the learning process. Thinking will be          environment. It will examine contemporary
elementary student(s). Students spend 2        Corequisite: ED 594.                           directed toward the assessment of student       cultures prevalent in the United States and
hours per week in an elementary classroom                                                     outcomes. Topics include traditional            identify educational differences caused by
assisting with reading instruction, teaching   ED 596. Internship. (7)                        classroom assessment, performance-based         a multiplex of factors including culture,
reading lessons, and practicing                Professional experience in teaching while      assessment, non-traditional methods of          language, ethnicity, gender,
assessments. Prerequisites: ED 541, 543;       in a full-time paid position as a teacher in   assessment, curriculum measurement,             socioeconomics, and education. The course
Must be taken concurrently with ED 570.        the appropriate certification area. Students   grading, reporting, state assessments and       will provide teachers with specific
                                               must complete a contract with the              critical reading of professional literature     strategies for working with English
ED 587. Educational Foundations. (3)           sponsoring school. Avila University will       including research design.                      Language Learners and for differentiating
Examination of American education              provide a qualified supervisor.                                                                instruction to meet the needs of English
including philosophical, historical, and       Prerequisites: admittance to the School of     ED 615. Theories of Learning (3)                Language Learners in heterogeneous
social foundations; teaching as a              Education; all Education coursework must       The purpose of this course is to survey the     classrooms. The course will review
profession; recent innovations; diversity                                                     major theoretical concepts underlying how       research concerning the reduction of
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challenges associated with the presence of       narratives with bibliotherapeutic potential,   students who have difficulty with               for the Master’s of Arts in Literacy
language and cultural differences both in        high interest/low readability literature,      comprehension, vocabulary, critical             Education.
schools and in society.                          literature to help young people make           reading, content area reading strategies,
                                                 affective connections, literature for use in   and study skills. Special focus will be         ED 680. Special Topics: Issues in
ED 651. Modern Grammar and                       thematic studies, and literature to explore    given to integrating reading instruction into   Education. (1-3)
Linguistics. (3)                                 diverse cultures. Special emphasis on          language arts, social studies, science,         This course will offer a series of intensive
Linguistic approaches to the study of            multicultural literature.                      mathematics, art, music, family and             classes on topics dealing with current
language and usage, with traditional                                                            consumer science, industrial arts,              issues such as site-based management,
grammar as a foundation. Includes                ED 657. Teaching Adult Language                vocational arts, business education, and        teacher as instructional leader, and group
semantics, syntax, phonology, morphology,        Learners. (3)                                  physical education. Students will learn         process techniques. This class will utilize
and language variations (dialects). The          Principles for organizing and                  about the ways content area teachers and        outside experts as instructors along with
course will give particular attention to         administrating an adult ESL program in a       reading specialists interface to help           regular faculty. It will provide an
English and comparative linguistics.             community-based or academic setting.           struggling readers.                             opportunity for students to choose topics of
                                                 Instructional methods and techniques for                                                       particular interest and use for them.
ED 652. Methods of Teaching                      teaching and assessing adult ESL/EFL           ED 672. Research on Literacy Seminar.
English to Speakers of Other                     learners. Meets the capstone requirement       (3)                                             ED 684. Effective Instruction. (3)
Languages. (3)                                   for the TESL program.                          An exploration of current issues and trends     The course includes the advanced study
Instructional methods and techniques for                                                        in literacy instruction. Students will          and implementation of learning theory,
teaching vocabulary, reading, writing,           ED 670. Advanced Assessment &                  evaluate and critique quantitative and          including motivation, reinforcement, lesson
speaking, listening, and visual literacy         Remediation: Elementary Remedial               qualitative research and design and conduct     design, transfer, practice, and higher level
skills to ESL/EFL learners. Instructional        Reading. (3)                                   action research.                                thinking skills.
techniques are critiqued as to their             An advanced-level study of diagnostic and
usefulness with different groups of              remedial literacy instruction. Students will   ED 673. Evaluation of Abilities                 ED 695. ESOL Practicum. (3)
language learners.                               investigate ways to individualize              and Assessment. (3)                             Supervised clinical experience in teaching
                                                 instruction for diverse students who have      A course on a variety of formal                 ESOL in a K-12 situation as appropriate to
ED 654. Materials, Design &                      difficulty reading and understanding texts,    assessments for literacy skills. It will        the individual student’s program of study.
Assessments for English Language                 review research on ways to support             include instruction in the interpretation of    This supervised clinical experience will
Learners. (3)                                    struggling readers, and investigate            individualized intelligence tests, formal       occur under the direction of a university
An examination of the principles of course       instructional strategies to promote fluency,   diagnostic procedures related to literacy,      faculty member. Pre or corequisites: ED
design for language teaching including           vocabulary, comprehension, phonics/word        and focus on prescriptive instruction based     652 and ED 654. Meets the capstone
curriculum design, syllabus design, lesson       analysis, and phonemic awareness.              on the analysis of assessment data.             requirement for the ESOL certification
design, materials design, and                    Students will explore special materials and                                                    program.
test/assessment instrument design.               evaluation tools that can be used in           ED 674. Supervision of Literacy
Different assessment instruments and             remedial or corrective reading programs.       Programs. (3)                                   ED 696. TESL Practicum. (3)
techniques to be used with second language                                                      A review of the contemporary literacy           Supervised clinical experience in teaching
learners.                                        ED 671. Advanced Techniques of                 programs used in schools and adult              ESL to adult students as appropriate to the
                                                 Secondary Literacy. (3)                        education situations. The course is             individual student’s program of study.
ED 656. Advanced Literature For                  An advanced-level study of readers in the      designed to acquaint students with the host     This supervised clinical experience will
Youth. (3)                                       7-12 grades. Students will investigate the     of supervisory tasks and challenges             occur under the direction of a university
A course designed to help teachers explore       challenges teenage readers face with           associated with supervising personnel,          faculty member.
the wide variety of children’s and               textbooks and content related readings.        curriculum, and record keeping for literacy
adolescent literature available for use in the   Students will investigate ways to              programs. Meets the capstone requirement
classroom. The course will introduce             individualize instruction for diverse
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ED 697. Practicum in Elementary                Psychology, and Organizational                                                                    organized manner and to speak
Remedial Reading. (3)                          Development.
                                                                                                  Master of Science in                           and present material in an
A clinical experience which places students                                                      Counseling Psychology                           audience-appropriate manner.
with a reading specialist, reading coach, or   The certificates include Child and
reading teacher in the school setting.         Adolescent Counseling and Project             The Master of Science in Counseling           2.    Professional Behavior
Students will participate in diagnostic        Management. Each certificate requires 12      Psychology (MSCP) is a 60-credit degree
testing of children, compilation of case       credit hours in the respective areas of       program designed to help graduates meet              This outcome includes the ability
study reports and staffing conferences for     specialization and can be taken               the Kansas and Missouri state educational           to comport oneself professionally
the purpose of designing personalized          independent of enrollment in any graduate     requirements for licensure as a Licensed            at all times, to include the ability
remedial programs. Students will also          degree program.                               Professional Counselor (LPC) and Kansas             to maintain appropriate
participate in implementation of remedial                                                    state requirements for licensure as a               boundaries, to give and accept
programs by working with children in the       The graduate psychology programs of           Licensed Master-Level Psychologist                  feedback, and the ability to
classroom and in tutoring situations. This     Avila University are part of a values-based   (LMLP).                                             analyze personal thought
supervised clinical experience will occur      community of learning which respects the                                                          processes such as personal needs,
under the direction of a university faculty    worth and dignity of all persons. Within      MSCP Educational Outcomes:                          values, strengths, weaknesses,
member. Prerequisite: ED 670.                  this context, we are committed to the         In addition to the general degree                   feelings and motivations, It also
                                               scientist-practitioner model to:              requirements stated earlier in this
                                                                                                                                                 involves behaving in accordance
ED 698. Practicum in Secondary                 • Train master’s-level counseling             university catalog, Masters of Science in
Literacy. (3)                                       psychologists, art therapists and                                                            with professional ethical
                                                                                             Counseling Psychology students will be
A clinical experience which places students         counselors, and organizational                                                               standards.
                                                                                             expected to meet the following program
with a secondary reading specialist, reading        development specialists for the          outcomes, which will be assessed in the
coach, or literacy leaders. Students will           delivery of services in a variety of                                                   3.    Professional Practice
                                                                                             courses mentioned in parentheses.
participate in designing and implementing           settings;
remedial programs for struggling               • Prepare graduates for advanced study                                                            This outcome includes the use of
                                                                                                 1.   Scholarship
secondary readers by participating in the           at the doctoral level; and                                                                   appropriate receptive counseling
instructional process and aiding in tutoring   • Provide a source for continuing                                                                 skills, to include, but not
                                                                                                      This outcome includes a thorough
situations. This supervised clinical                professional education.                                                                      necessarily limited to: establishing
                                                                                                      grounding in
experience will occur under the direction of                                                                                                     rapport and communicating
                                                                                                      theoretical/conceptual foundations
a university faculty member. Prerequisite:     These purposes are accomplished through                                                           empathy; attending to the client;
                                                                                                      of psychology, a thorough concept
ED 671. Meets the capstone requirement         rigorous courses of study that focus on the                                                       adapting terminology to the
                                                                                                      regarding the application of
for the certification program in Special       integration of psychological theory and                                                           language level of the client;
                                                                                                      knowledge (theory to practice),
Reading.                                       application. Each program’s curricula are                                                         appropriately paraphrasing client
                                                                                                      describe relevant
                                               designed around sets of Educational                                                               messages; verbally and
                                                                                                      biological/physiological
                                               Outcomes that specify the knowledge and                                                           nonverbally demonstrating
                                                                                                      information that would be helpful
                                               skills students are expected to demonstrate                                                       genuine concern for others; and,
    Master of Science in                                                                              in understanding a particular
                                               upon graduation. Successful graduates will                                                        reflecting feelings expressed
                                                                                                      person; describe an individual
Psychology Degree Programs                     demonstrate an understanding of people                 from a social psychological
                                                                                                                                                 verbally and nonverbally by the
                                               and situations they can expect to encounter                                                       client.
                                                                                                      perspective; and to draw upon
The Psychology Department offers four          in their professional lives.                           knowledge of statistics and
Master’s of Science degrees and two                                                                                                             Use of appropriate expressive
                                                                                                      research design to aid in
graduate level certificates. The degrees                                                              understanding a particular person.         counseling skills includes, but is
include Counseling Psychology,                                                                        This outcome also includes the             not limited to: asking open-ended
Counseling and Art Therapy, General                                                                   ability to write in a clear, well-         questions when possible and
                                                                                                                                                 closed-ended questions when
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         necessary; communicating in                                                                                                       •   Has not yet taken Practicum.
         specific and concrete, rather than   MSCP Admission Requirements                   MSCP Counseling Candidacy                      •   Probationary Status
         in general and abstract terms;       The applicant seeking admission to the        To be eligible for candidacy, a student            a. Newly admitted MSCP students
         using constructive confrontational   program must:                                 must have completed at least 15 credit                 may be classified as
         skills when appropriate;             1. Have a bachelor’s degree from an           hours at Avila with a minimum 3.0 grade                “probationary” if any portion of
         communicating information about          accredited institution;                   point average. Students initiate the                   their entrance requirements is less
         individuals and families in ways     2. Complete all parts of the written          candidacy process by completing an                     than satisfactory. The
         that would be most useful to             application, including essays;            application and self-evaluation. A                     probationary student must
         entities such as a vocational        3. Submit two letters of recommendation;      comprehensive background check must                    maintain a 3.0 GPA for the first 15
                                              4. Submit official transcripts of all         also be completed. The department will                 hours of graduate coursework.
         counselor, a psychiatrist, a court
                                                  previous college work at the              indentify specific classes where evaluations           They will be eligible for
         judge, or a family member; and,
                                                  undergraduate and graduate level          are completed for each student. Once all               reevaluation at the end of that
         engaging in genuine self-
                                                  (when appropriate). Please note that no   candidacy criteria are met, the graduate               period, at which time they can
         disclosure of personal thoughts          more than 15 hours of credit can be       faculty will conduct a review of the                   apply for candidacy status (see
         and feelings when appropriate and        transferred from another institution;     applicant to determine readiness for                   Counseling Candidacy above).
         the appropriate use of group         5. Have a cumulative grade point average      becoming a Counseling Candidate.                   b. A student may change status from
         process skills.                          of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;                    Students will not be allowed to register for           “Student in Good Standing” to
                                              6. Prerequisite undergraduate training in     Counseling Practicum until they are                    “Student on Probation” if any of
                                                  psychology:                               Counseling Candidates.                                 the following criteria are met:
    4.   Individual Differences                   • a major or minor degree in                                                                     overall GPA falls below 3.0, or
                                                       Psychology, or                       MSCP Degree Requirements                               student received a grade of “C” or
         This outcome includes the                • completed coursework in General,        The Master’s Degree in Counseling                      lower during any semester.
         understanding and application of              Developmental, Social, and           Psychology requires 60 hours of graduate           c. Students on probation have 9
         theoretical and practical                     Abnormal Psychology.                 coursework that students must complete                 credit hours to return their GPA to
         knowledge about individual           7. If a student does not meet the above       within seven years, maintaining a                      3.0 or above to regain “Good
         differences, the integration of          prerequisite requirements they must       cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in               Standing.” Failure to raise their
         cultural, national, ethnic,              complete a graduate level course in       coursework. Students may take the                      GPA may lead to dismissal from
         socioeconomic, religious, sexual         Advanced General Psychology prior to      Counseling Practicum after becoming                    the program.
         orientation, and similarly diverse       or concurrent with beginning graduate     candidates in the program and meeting all
         backgrounds and characteristics,         classes.                                  prerequisite requirements. Students who        •   Candidacy Status
         and the tolerance of diversity.      8. Evidence that the applicant is a           pass Practicum will be eligible for                a. “Students in Good Standing” who
                                                  “person who merits public trust” as       Internship. Interns are required to                   gain approval from the graduate
MSCP Outcomes Assessment:                         required by law in both Missouri and      accumulate 750-1000 clock hours of                    faculty will be considered a
The outcomes for the Masters of Science in        Kansas. A background check will be        experience (6 credit hours) over a period of          “Counseling Candidate” by the
Counseling Psychology degree will be              required of all students in order to be   at least two semesters to graduate.                   graduate faculty.
assessed through a combination of written         eligible for candidacy (see Counseling                                                       b. Students who are not approved for
and performance examinations and                  Candidacy below);                         Student Status within the MSCP                        candidacy will be denied
assignments, in addition to self, peer,       9. Evidence of the ability to adhere to the   Graduate Program                                      “Candidate Status.” The graduate
instructor, internship supervisor, and            American Counseling Association’s         • Student in Good Standing                            faculty will determine under what
psychology faculty evaluations. These             Code of Ethics;                           • Has successfully met all entrance                   circumstances the student will be
outcomes will be outlined in detail in        10. Evidence of ability to comport oneself        requirements;                                     allowed to reapply.
individual course syllabi. Students may           as a professional at all times, both      • Has maintained an overall GPA of 3.0             c. Students who are not approved for
also obtain a copy of these outcomes in the       inside and outside the classroom.             or better with no grade below “C”;                candidacy status may reapply after
Department of Psychology.
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         completing the requirements set        expect students to treat others (including       elective credit, for a total of 60 credit       cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in
         out by the graduate faculty (see       classmates and instructors) with sensitivity     hours.                                          coursework.
         Candidacy Status 3b above).            and dignity. Impairment, incompetence,
                                                ethical misconduct, and/or problematic                                                           Required Courses:
MSCP Internship                                 behavior may be identified and addressed                                                         PY 601, 610, 612, 621, 625, 650, 655, 698,
The internship experience allows students       in a variety of ways and by a variety of
                                                                                                         Master of Science                       699, and a choice of PY 615, 635, or 645,
to apply in practice what they have learned     persons, including but not limited to                 in General Psychology                      plus six hours of approved elective credit,
in the program at a mental health facility of   students, faculty, supervisors, clients,                                                         for a total of 36 credit hours.
their choice, with adequate on-site             and/or members of the community. If the          MSGP Program
supervision. Interns are required to            behaviors or attitudes are egregious, the        The 36-credit Master of Science in General
accumulate 750-1000 clock hours of              student may be dismissed immediately. If         Psychology degree offers students an in-
experience (6 credits) over a period of at      the behaviors or attitudes are less dire, they
                                                                                                                                                    Master of Science in
                                                                                                 depth survey of the diverse research,
least two semesters. In addition, interns       will be discussed in a confidential and          theory, and practices of psychology’s many      Organizational Development
will meet as a group once per week with         respectful meeting with the student’s            sub-disciplines. It is designed for students            Psychology
the Avila internship supervisors to review      faculty advisor and/or Director who will         interested in discovering and studying non-
progress.                                       make a plan for remediation in an                clinical applications in the field and/or who   The Master of Science in Organizational
                                                articulated time frame. During that time,        want greater preparation for doctoral           Development (MSOD) psychology
MSCP Capstone                                   the student will be placed on probation. At      programs.                                       program is a 37-credit degree designed to
The members of the graduate faculty of the      the end of the stated period, the student can
                                                                                                                                                 provide graduates with practical,
Counseling Psychology program at Avila          return to Student in Good Standing or            Educational Outcomes and Assessment:            empirically tested principles, tools, and
University believe that students graduating     Candidate Status, continue on probation, or      The General Psychology program relies on        methodologies to manage change in a way
with a Master of Science degree should          be dismissed depending upon the ability to       the same Scholarship, Professional              that encourages and strengthens individual,
have a sound grasp of psychological             successfully complete the corrective action.     Behavior, and Individual Differences            team, and organizational potential. As a
theory, allowing them to develop:               Students may appeal this process at any          educational outcomes and assessments as         university member of the Organizational
• an understanding of people and                time. For further details about the              presented in the Counseling Psychology          Development Network, our program goals
    situations which they might encounter       Professional Conduct policy, consult the         program. (See the MSCP Educational              parallel their purpose and values as
    in their professional lives, and;           MSCP Student Handbook.                           Outcomes and Outcomes Assessment                outlined in their published Principles of
• a course of action with regard to these                                                        sections for further information).              Practice (Organizational Development
    people and situations.                      MSCP Licensure                                   Admission Requirements                          Network (n.d). Principles of practice.
                                                While the MSCP program meets the                 Applicant admission requirements for the        Retrieved December 4, 2008, from
It is our contention that theory provides the   Kansas and Missouri state educational            Master of Science in General Psychology         http://www.odnetwork.org/aboutod/princip
necessary insight to good counseling.           requirements, graduation does not                program are the same as those listed above      les.php
Graduate students are expected to be able       guarantee licensure eligibility. Certain         for the Counseling Psychology program
to articulate that theory, both orally and in   requirements peculiar to a particular state,     with the exception of the following:            MSOD Educational Outcomes
writing, in a paper that is presented to the    poor licensure exam results, criminal            • No more than 9 hours of credit can be         In addition to the general degree
graduate faculty during the last semester of    activity, and/or other applicant behavior             transferred from another institution.      requirements stated earlier in this
internship.                                     and restrictions may render a graduate
                                                                                                                                                 university catalog, Master of Science in
                                                ineligible for licensure.                        Degree Requirements                             Organizational Development Psychology
MSCP Professional Conduct                                                                        The Master’s degree in General                  students will be expected to meet the
Students in the MSCP program are                MSCP Required Courses:                           Psychology requires 36 hours of graduate        following educational outcomes, which
expected to conduct themselves as               PY 601, 605, 612, 615, 621, 625, 630,            coursework that students must complete          will be assessed in the courses mentioned
professionals-in-training both inside and       635or 645, 650, 655, 660, 665, 685, 693,         within seven years, maintaining a               in parentheses.
outside the classroom. We encourage and         695, 698 and nine hours of approved
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Communication: Expressive and                 School of Professional Studies (i.e., Avila               their entrance requirements is less     professionals-in-training both inside and
Receptive                                     Advantage) Office.                                        than satisfactory. The                  outside the classroom. We encourage and
C-1:    Generative dialog skills (OD 600,                                                               probationary student must               expect students to treat others (including
        640, 695)                             MSOD Admissions Requirements                              maintain a 3.0 GPA for the first 9      classmates and instructors) with sensitivity
C-2:    Collaborative and teambuilding        The applicant seeking admission to the                    hours of graduate coursework in         and dignity. Impairment, incompetence,
        skills (OD 600, 650, 695)             program must:                                             order to remain in the program.         ethical misconduct, and/or problematic
C-3:    Writing skills (OD 625, 640, 695)     1. Have a bachelor’s degree from an                  b.   A student may change status from        behavior may be identified and addresses
C-4:    Presentational skills (OD 625,            accredited institution;                               “Student in Good Standing” to           in a variety of ways and by a variety of
        650, 695)                             2. Complete all parts of the written                      “Student on probation” if any of        persons, including but not limited to
                                                  application, including an essay and                   the following criteria are met:         students, faculty, supervisors, clients,
Thinking: Strategies and Skills                   resume;                                               overall GPA falls below 3.0, or         and/or members of the community. If
T-1:   Deductive and inductive inquiry        3. Submit two letters of recommendation;                  student receives a grade of “C” or      student behaviors or attitudes are
       skills (OD 601, 640, 695)              4. Submit official transcripts of all                     lower in any course.                    egregious, he or she may be dismissed
T-2:   Creative, strategic, and integrative       previous college work at the                     c.   Students on probation have 9            immediately. If student behaviors or
       problem solving (OD 600, 640,              undergraduate and graduate level                      credit hours to return their GPA to     attitudes are less dire, they will be
       695)                                       (when appropriate). Please note that no               3.0 or above to regain “Good            addressed in a confidential meeting with
T-3:   Systems thinking (OD 600, 630,             more than 9 hours of graduate credit                  Standing.” Failure to raise the         the student’s faculty advisor and/or Dean
       695)                                       can be transferred from another                       GPA may lead to dismissal from          of the School of Professional Studies who
                                                  institution.                                          the program.                            will make a plan for remediation in an
Personal and Professional Development         5. Have a grade point average of 3.25 on                                                          articulated time frame. At the end of the
P-1:    Self-awareness (OD 600, 630,              a 4.0 scale for at least the last 60 hours   MSOD Applied Research or                         stated period, during which time the
        695)                                      of undergraduate work (see Student           Internship Project                               students would be placed on probation, he
P-2:    Self-management (OD 600, 630,             Status section, point 2a below).             The members of the graduate faculty of the       or she could return to Student in Good
        695)                                                                                   Organizational Development program at            Standing status, continue on probation, or
                                              MSOD Degree Requirements                         Avila University believe that students           be dismissed depending upon the ability to
Depth and Breadth of Knowledge                The Master’s degree in Organizational            graduating with a Master of Science degree       successfully complete the corrective action.
K-1:   Theoretical underpinnings (OD          Development requires 37 hours of graduate        should have a sound grasp of psychological       Students may appeal this process at any
       600, 630, 695)                         coursework that students must complete           theory and the methodologies that provide        time.
K-2:   Change methodologies and tools         within seven years, maintaining a                the foundation for effective organization
       (OD 600, 640, 695)                     cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in         interventions. Our graduate students are         MSOD Required Courses
                                              order to graduate.                               given an option regarding how they would         Students are required to take the following
MSOD Outcomes Assessment:                                                                      like to articulate a theory-to-action in their   courses: OD 600, 601, 625, 630, 640, 670,
The outcomes for the Master of Science in     Student Status within the                        capstone experience. Students may choose         675, 691, and 695. In addition, students
Organizational Development (MSOD)             MSOD Graduate Program                            to write a thesis, which could address either    need to choose four of the following
Psychology degree will be assessed            • Student in Good Standing                       a theoretical or applied research issue, or      courses in related areas to finalize their
through a combination of written and          • Has successfully met all entrance              they may invest in an applied internship         degree:
performance examinations and                      requirements;                                project at an organization of their choice.      • Project Management: PY 672, 673,
assignments, in addition to self, peer,       • Has maintained an overall GPA of 3.0           The course instructor must approve all               674
instructor, supervisor (where applicable),        or better with no grade below “C”;           projects prior to enrollment in the course.      • Organizational Dynamics: OD 650,
and psychology faculty evaluations. These     • Probationary Status                                                                                 680, PY 678, 679, 688
outcomes will be outlined in detail in            a. Newly admitted MSOD students              Professional Conduct
individual course syllabi. Students may               may be classified as                     Students in the MSOD program are
also obtain a copy of these outcomes in the           “probationary” if any portion of         expected to conduct themselves as
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                                              PY 601. Statistics for the Behavioral          making processes, career                       PY 630. Theories of Counseling. (3)
        Certificates in                       Sciences. (3)                                  development exploration                        This course introduces students to theories
     Graduate Psychology                      This course is designed as an introductory     techniques, and assessment                     of counseling and psychotherapy. It
                                              course in statistical analysis. The            instruments. Fee required.                     includes an orientation to professional
The graduate school of psychology offers      development of a conceptual understanding                                                     practice and emphasizes a multicultural
certificates in Child and Adolescent          of how to interpret statistics will be         PY 620. Family Systems: Theory                 approach to counseling and therapy.
Psychology and Project Management. The        emphasized as well as an understanding of      and Treatment. (3)                             Prerequisite PY 605.
certificate in Child and Adolescent           statistical procedures. Topics will include    This course surveys the fundamental
Psychology requires 12-credit hours and       central tendency, variability, correlation,    processes of systems functioning and           PY 635. Individual Intelligence
the certificate in Project Management         regression, hypothesis testing, and analysis   application of general theory to               Assessment. (3)
requires 9-credit hours in the respective     of variance.                                   formulations of family development.            This course requires students to administer
areas of specialization and can be taken                                                     Therapeutic interventions with disordered      a series of individual intelligence tests to
independent of enrollment in any graduate     PY 605. Essential Counseling Skills. (3)       families also will be explored. A systematic   adults, adolescents, and children, to
degree program.                               This course introduces students to a general   investigation of particular approaches to      interpret these as indicators in the
                                              multicultural model of effective helping       family function/dysfunction utilizing multi-   assessment of cognitive ability, as to
Child and Adolescent Psychology               skills, including didactic and experiential    generational viewpoints, structural, and       produce rudimentary psychological testing
Certificate                                   components, and emphasizing basic              solution-focused models will be explored.      reports. Primary emphasis will be given to
 Course requirements: PY 620, 621, 641,       attending skills as the foundation of                                                         the various tests developed by Wechsler.
 and 661. Both 641 and 661 can be taken       effective listening.                           PY 621. Advanced Developmental                 Prerequisite PY 601 or advisor approval.
 as one-hour intensive courses, for a total                                                  Psychology. (3)                                Fee required.
 of 12 elective hours.                        PY 610. Personality Development. (3)           This course focuses on the study of the
                                              This course compares and contrasts the         physical, cognitive, social, brain and         PY 641. Abnormal Child and
Project Management Certificate                major themes of personality development.       emotional development across the lifespan.     Adolescent Psychology. (1-3)
  Course requirements: PY 672, 673, and       Constructs from the psychoanalytic,            The role of the environment, and special       This course explores the major behavior
  674.                                        cognitive, behavioral, biological, socio-      issues also will be included.                  disorders of children and adolescents. The
                                              cultural, and humanistic movements will be                                                    etiology and characteristics of these
GRADUATE PSYCHOLOGY                           employed to analyze individuals’               PY 622 Substance Abuse. (3)                    disorders will be studied as well as
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS                           adjustments from birth through adulthood.      This course serves as an introduction to the   treatment options. Developmental and
                                                                                             problems of substance abuse and addiction.     systemic issues also will be considered.
PY 600. Advanced General Psychology.          PY 612. Learning and Cognition. (3)            We will cover four areas of knowledge that     Prerequisite: PY 621 or advisor approval.
(3)                                           This course provides an overview of            are fundamental to working with clients
This course is designed to provide students   cognitive processes, such as attention,        with substance abuse problems.                 PY 645. Personality Assessment. (3)
with an overview of the macro- and micro-     language, memory, and decision making.         Understanding addiction, treatment             This course will provide the student with a
levels of material that make up the ever-                                                    knowledge, application to practice, and        basic understanding of the fundamentals of
expanding and diverse field we call           PY 615. Career Development. (3)                professional readiness.                        psychological testing, including factors
“psychology.” As a research-                  This course investigates historical                                                           critical to the selection and interpretation of
oriented, applications-relevant approach to   foundations of the career                      PY 625. Research Design. (3)                   instruments. The Students will gain a broad
the discipline, it will also promote the      development movement, and                      This course introduces students to reading     knowledge of many of the instruments used
critical, receptive and expressive            explores major career                          and evaluating empirical research, and         in the assessment of personality and
communication and thinking skills that        development theories and their                 acquaints the student with various research    psychiatric disorders The students will
define a Master’s-level candidate.            applications in a counseling                   designs including quantitative, qualitative    learn to administer, score, and interpret
                                              setting. Topics include vocational             methods commonly used in psychological         several tests, to integrate date from a
                                              choice theory, career decision-                research. Prerequisite: PY 601.                battery of tests, and to write reports based
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on several data sources, including test data   PY 665. Differential Diagnosis of               in recognizing and forming a course of         emphasis on current theory and practice in
from more that one standard test. Fee          Mental Disorders. (3)                           action when faced with ethical dilemmas;       the associated fields. The end product is a
required.                                      This course provides a thorough                 research of the national and community         “practical application” of the students
                                               familiarization with the current Diagnostic     professional resources available to the        learning (e.g., a traditional thesis, a critical
PY 650. Biological Bases of Behavior. (3)      and Statistical Manual (DSM). Students          counseling, art therapy and psychological      review of the literature, a grant proposal, a
This course explores the relationship          will be able to recognize indicators of         professions; the process of functioning as a   handbook, a training program, etc.). Pre-
between biology and human experience,          psychiatric disorders in order to diagnose      professional as part of a team; the use of     requisite: Permission of instructor
including an introduction to the brain,        and communicate these impressions               interpersonal skills to create a team
memory, consciousness, sensation, and          effectively with other professionals.           product; and technological literacy related    ART THERAPY
perception, movement and emotion, as           Prerequisite: PY 698.                           to the use of a course management system       COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
well as genetic explanations of human                                                          in addition to collecting high quality
experiences.                                   PY 680. Selected Topics. (3)                    research resources. Prerequisite: PY 605       AT 605. Art Therapy Techniques. (3)
                                               This course provides current information        and 12 hours completed in the program.         This course will provide students with a
PY 655. Advanced Social Psychology. (3)        on a selected topic in the field of                                                            framework for providing art therapy,
This course explores social cognitive          psychology.                                     PY 695. Internship. (1-6)                      including developing a therapeutic
processes, personal relationships, and                                                         This course provides the culminating           relationship, utilizing and developing art
interpersonal processes. In addition, the      PY 685. Counseling Practicum. (3)               experience in a field/agency for which         based interventions, and using creative art
course examines professional                   This course will teach the student to           students are preparing. Students are           processes in transition and closure rituals.
considerations of multi-culturalism and        understand and apply basic interventions in     required to spend 750-1000 clock-hours         Through direct experience and practice
diversity, including gender, age, race,        counseling, with a special emphasis on a        working in a responsible, yet supervised,      students will learn image oriented
ethnicity, physical ability, sexual            theory of the student’s choice and the          capacity in an outside professional            approaches to inquiry, develop sensitivity
orientation, and socio-economic status.        transtheoretical model. Additionally,           placement. Internship must extend to two       to non-verbal communication, identifying
                                               students will build skills in the assessment    or more semesters. Prerequisites: PY 685       the therapeutic effects of different art
PY 660. Theories & Methods of                  of client dynamics, learn basic methods of      or AT 685.                                     processes, and explore the clinical
Group Counseling. (3)                          keeping case notes and case presentation,                                                      considerations in establishing art based
This course focuses on the structure and       and to further refine and apply the elements    PY 698. Advanced Abnormal                      interventions.
dynamics of the group treatment process.       of ethical professional behavior,               Psychology. (3)
Students will be exposed to the important      emphasizing the maintenance of                  This course focuses on the current             AT 630. Theories of Art Therapy. (3)
elements of selection, grouping, and choice    confidentiality. Prerequisites: PY 605, PY      paradigms used to understand behavioral        This course will familiarize students with
of leadership style. General techniques of     630, and PY 693 as well as Candidate            and mental disorders and dysfunctions,         the history of art therapy including the
group practice applications to specific        status.                                         including the etiology and social              theoretical foundations, practitioners, and
populations will be discussed. Prerequisite:                                                   implications of mental disorder. Treatment     events that contributed to its formation as a
PY 605 and PY 630.                             PY 693. Ethics and Professional                 modalities considered most effective in the    distinct therapeutic practice. Emphasis will
                                               Development. (3)                                treatment of each disorder will be explored.   be on the current theoretical approaches
PY 661. Counseling with Children               The primary academic objectives of this         This is a theory-to-practice course taught     and their applications to a variety of client
and Adolescents. (1-3)                         course include the introduction and             using a multicultural perspective.             populations.
This course explores theories, methods, and    developing mastery of the following areas:
techniques of counseling with children and     The legal and ethical concepts and              PY 699. Master’s Project. (1-4)                AT 645. Assessment Processes in Art
adolescents.. Developmental, social, and       standards governing the counseling,             This course provides an opportunity for        Therapy. (3)
contextual issues also will be discussed.      Master-level psychology and art therapy         graduate students to participate in the        This course will cover the fundaments of
Prerequisite: PY 621 or advisor approval.      professions; the qualities related to what is   planning, implementation, and analyze          art therapy assessment, statistical concepts
                                               considered “good practice” and                  communication of an application project        including reliability and validity, selections
                                               professional conduct; development of skills     related to there are of interest, with an      of the assessment tool, and familiarity with
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a variety of specific art therapy instruments   counseling skills, treatment planning,         organizational, and environmental factors        manage organizational change with
and procedures used in appraisal and            treatment documentation, and participating     will be included.                                success. This course will focus on group
evaluation. Students will recognize             with an interdisciplinary team through a                                                        processes to analyze areas of organizational
developmental levels, cultural factors,         supervised practicum. The class requires a     OD 640. Organizational Development               change and problem-solving. Students will
psychopathology, and psychological health       minimum of 100 hours of participation in a     and Planned Change. (3)                          apply the concepts learned in the reading
manifested in artwork and art-making.           treatment setting, including a minimum of      An experiential approach to the study of         and learn how to use those concepts to
Students will gain practice in                  50 hours observing or delivering art           change for the internal or external OD           solve real world problems promoting
administration and documentation of art         therapy services.                              professional or organizational manager.          organization success.
therapy assessments, formulation of                                                            Topics regarding consulting and motivating
treatment goals, objectives, and strategies     ORGANIZATIONAL                                 for high-performing systems include              OD 675. Team Development &
related to assessment and evaluation.           DEVELOPMENT                                    interpersonal interventions, team                Facilitation. (3)
                                                COURSE DESCRIPTIONS                            development, and continuous improvement          This course examines the processes
AT 660. Theories/Methods of Group and                                                          processes.                                       involved in groups and teams including
Family Art Therapy. (3)                         OD 600. Introduction to                                                                         their development, evolution, establishment
This course will cover family systems           Organizational Development. (3)                OD 650. Strategic Communication. (3)             of norms, handling dissension and problem
theories and art therapy approaches to          An introduction to the content and process     This course focuses on the interpersonal         solving.
assessing     and     providing    effective    guiding the work of organizational             communication and leadership skills
interventions for families with a variety of    development professionals.                     needed for effective organizational              OD 680. Special Topics in
challenges. Through experience students                                                        development. The course emphasizes               Organizational Development. (1-3)
will gain an advanced understanding of          OD 601. Statistics. (3)                        conflict management, presentation skills,        This course offers a series of one-credit
group dynamics and group theory for both        Designed to be an introductory course in       and informal writing, as well as important       hour weekend intensive classes on special
structured and unstructured group art           statistical analysis. Emphasis will be on      leadership skills ranging from giving and        OD topics.
therapy. Group art therapies for a variety      practical methods as well as on theory.        receiving feedback to performance
of populations will be explored including       Topics include central tendency,               appraisals. The course is designed as a          OD 691. Consulting Skills. (3)
geriatrics, dually diagnosed, and substance     variability, correlation, regression,          “train the trainers” course, enabling            This course focuses on how to intervene in
abuse treatment.                                hypothesis testing and analysis of variance.   learners to later pass on skills to consulting   a variety of organizational cultures for
                                                                                               clients, co-workers, and employees.              optimal diagnosis and implementation of
AT 661. Child and Adolescent Art                OD 625. Practical Research:                                                                     change strategies. Prerequisites: OD 600,
Therapy. (3)                                    Planning and Designing. (3)                    OD 670. Organizational Psychology and            601, 625, 630 and 640.
This class will address utilizing art therapy   This practical research course is designed     Behavior. (3)
with children and adolescents within a          to teach action research as both a process     This course focuses on applying                  OD 695. Applied Research Project. (1-3)
variety of treatment settings and addressing    and methodology. Emphasis will be placed       organizational theories in the workplace         This course is the capstone of the OD
a range of treatment issues, including grief    on the development of skills that can be       setting. After completing this course the        Programs. It requires the completion of a
and loss, trauma, serious illness, sexual       transferred to any organization as an          student should be able to diagnose               faculty-approved project that demonstrates
abuse, substance abuse, ADHD,                   internal or external consultant.               organizational problems and develop              professional competence. Prerequisites:
disabilities, and special needs. Students                                                      coherent action plans that address the           OD 600, 601, 625, 630 and 640. Offered as
will gain practice in therapeutic techniques    OD 630. Applications of                        problems, not just the symptoms of the           CR/NC only.
and art therapy interventions most effective    Psychology in Organizations. (3)               problem. During facilitated case
with children and adolescents.                  This course focuses on the study of            discussion, class assignments and group          PY 671. A Framework for
                                                personality in the workplace. Psychological                                                     Project Management. (3)
                                                                                               projects the students will develop an
AT 685. Art Therapy Practicum. (3)              aspects of decision-making, social                                                              This course includes an overview of the
                                                                                               overall appreciation of the dynamics of the
Students will practice art therapy              processes, and leadership will be explored.                                                     core competencies necessary for success in
                                                                                               organizational cultural and political
assessments and interventions, verbal           The interaction of individual, group,
                                                                                               systems at work and use those systems to
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managing projects in business, industry,
government, and education.
                                              changing conditions in order to survive.
                                              They must become learning organizations
                                                                                                     Study Tour (ST)                      ADMINISTRATION
PY 672. The Practice of
                                              to be successful. Change management,
                                              transformation, training and development
                                                                                            No Major or Minor is offered.                 & GRADUATE
Project Management. (3)
This course is a systematic examination of
                                              are all critical aspects of Organizational
                                                                                            STUDY TOUR COURSE (ST)
                                                                                                                                          FACULTY
                                              Development that help organizations adapt.
the core methodologies and techniques of      Training and Development (T&D) in
project development, process development,                                                   ST 608. Study Abroad. (6-12)
and project deployment.
                                              particular can be a key component of          Avila University has affiliated with          BOARD OF TRUSTEES
                                              learning organizations especially if the      universities to offer study abroad
                                              T&D group uses progressive instructional      opportunities in countries such as
PY 673. Tools and Technology of                                                                                                           Sister Patricia Clune, CSJ, Ph.D. (2004)
                                              design techniques that maximize proven        Switzerland, the Netherlands, England,
Project Management. (3)                                                                                                                     Province Liaison
                                              learning theories and aligned with business   Austria, Thailand, China, Japan, and Spain.
This course is a survey of project                                                                                                          Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
management tools and the use of               imperatives. This course applies principles   Courses chosen are determined with the          Province Leadership Team
technology application in the management      of instructional design and surveys modern    assistance of the academic advisor. Credits     St. Louis, Missouri
process. Prerequisite: PY 672.                trends and issues in learning theories, the   for study abroad will transcripted from
                                              use of technology in performance              courses completed at the university abroad.   Anna B. Coles, Ph.D. (2008)
PY 674. Case Study and                        improvement, and how organizations use        Students interested in information should      Dean Emerita
Application of Project                        and align their T&D functions.                contact the Academic Affairs Office in         Howard University College of Nursing
Management. (3)                                                                             Blasco Hall. Study abroad is open only to      Silver Spring, Maryland
This course focuses on the completion of      PY 688. Leadership and Influence              current Avila students. Prerequisite:
a case study simulation to develop a          Processes. (3)                                Completion of application and all             Stephen D. Dunn (2007)
solution and supporting project plan.         This is a course about leadership theory      paperwork required by deadlines set by the      Chairman
Prerequisite: PY 673.                         specifically in the context of management     sponsoring university; good standing at         J.E. Dunn Construction Company
                                              and organizations. In this course, you will   Avila University.                               Kansas City, Missouri
PY 678. Conflict Management Systems.          survey the broad spectrum of leadership
(3)                                           theories and the research that led toward                                                   Joseph T. Fahey (1998)
This course focuses on an organizational      the theoretical conclusions. You will learn                                                   Chief Executive Officer
growth strategy. It emphasizes the            to appreciate the strength of the theories                                                    J.M. Fahey Construction Company
development of conflict management            but understand the limitations so that as                                                     Grandview, Missouri
systems for organizations. Conflict           practitioners you can apply your own set of
management system design applies              principles based on what we do know about                                                   G. Robert Fisher (2002)
Organizational Development theory and         leadership.                                                                                   Attorney at Law
processes in ways that transcend the                                                                                                        Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal
management of conflict in an organization                                                                                                   Kansas City, Missouri
from a case by case basis of employee
dissatisfaction to a strategic re-design of                                                                                               David W. Frantze (2002)
workplace processes in order to address                                                                                                    Partner
and manage conflict on a systemic level.                                                                                                   Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP
                                                                                                                                           Kansas City, Missouri
PY 679. Training and Development. (3)
                                                                                                                                          Tom Freeman (2008)
In the modern business world, professional
                                                                                                                                           Senior Vice President, Investments
organizations must adapt to rapidly
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  UBS Financial Services, Inc.              Sister Shawn Madigan, CSJ, Ph.D.         Rick Weller (2007)                           Greg V. Reichert (2005)
  Kansas City, Missouri                       (2008)                                   Executive Vice President and Chief          Vice President for Advancement.
                                              Professor Emerita of Theology            Financial Officer                           B.S., Northwest Missouri State
James L. Gegg, C.P.A. (1999)                  College of St. Catherine                 Euronet Worldwide, Inc.                     University.
  Office Managing Partner                     Green Bay, Wisconsin                     Leawood, Kansas
  PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  Kansas City, Missouri                     Catherine E. Mueller (2007)              Sister Michaela M. Zahner, CSJ (2003)        ADMINISTRATIVE AND
                                             Vice President for Cerner Client          President
Sister Paulette Gladis, CSJ, Ph.D. (2002)    Experience                                St. Joseph’s Academy                       PROFESSIONAL STAFF
  Pastoral Care Associate                    Cerner Corporation                        St. Louis, Missouri                        Deana Angotti (1996)
  Nazareth Living Center                     Kansas City, Missouri                                                                  Director of Graduate Education. B.A.,
  St. Louis, Missouri                                                                                                               M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas
                                            Jeanne Hamilton Olofson (2000)           EXECUTIVE OFFICERS                             City.
Carlos Gomez (2008)                           Community Volunteer                                                                 Dave Armstrong (2002)
 President and Chief Executive Officer        Kansas City, Missouri                  Ronald A. Slepitza, Ph.D. (2006)               Director of Mission Effectiveness and
 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of                                                      President                                     Campus Ministries. B.A., Benedictine
 Greater Kansas City                        Phillip A. Orscheln (2004)                B.A., St. Vincent’s College; M.A., Ph.D.,     College; M.P.S., Loyola University.
 Kansas City, Missouri                        Attorney at Law                         University of Maryland.                     Jason F. Baldwin (2001)
                                              Kansas City, MO                                                                       Director of Student Life. B.F.A., M.S.,
Kenneth V. Hager (2007)                                                              Paul G. Bookmeyer, C.P.A. (2001)               Emporia State University.
 Vice President and Chief Financial         Lee Robben (2007)                          Vice President for Finance and             Jared Banks (2008)
 Officer                                      Former CEO of St. Louis University       Administrative Services.                     Director of IT Operations. B.S., William
 DST Systems, Inc.                            Hospital—Retired                         B.S.B.A., Midland Lutheran College.          Jewell College.
 Kansas City, Missouri                        St. Louis, Missouri                                                                 Michelle Barnes (2008)
                                                                                     Edwin B. Harris, Ph.D. (2007)                  MBA Recruiter. B.S. Central Missouri
Robert T. Hunter (2004)                     Sister Roberta Schmidt, CSJ, Ph.D.        Vice President for Enrollment and             State University.
 President                                    (2008)                                  Student Development. B.A., LeMoyne          Joe Barnhill (2004)
 Financial Counselors, Inc.                   Former Director of Education for the    College; M.A., The Ohio State                 Director, Learning Center. B.A.,
 Kansas City, Missouri                        Diocese of Venice, Floria – Retired     University; Ph.D., Syracuse University.       Millersville University; M.A., University
                                              Venice, Florida                                                                       of Central Missouri.
Sister Mary Frances Johnson, CSJ,                                                    Sister Marie Joan Harris, CSJ, Ph.D.         Timothy Bosler (2004)
  Ph.D. (2008)                              Sister Rita Marie Schmitz, CSJ, Ph.D.      (1970)                                       Director of Campus Safety. B.A., Briar
  Province Treasurer                          (2001)                                   Provost and Vice President for Academic      Cliff University; M.Ed., Iowa State
  St. Joseph Provincial House                 Professor of Education                   Affairs. B.A., Fontbonne University;         University.
  St. Louis, Missouri                         Fontbonne University                     Ph.D., University of Kansas.               Len Cartee (2003)
                                              St. Louis, Missouri                                                                   Director of Campus Services.
Sister Patricia A. Lorenz, CSJ, Ph.D.                                                Sue King, Ph.D. (1999)                       Kari Clevenger (2000)
  (2007)                                    Mark C. Thompson, J.D. (2007)              Vice President for Information Services      Director of Marketing and Admissions.
  Adjunct Faculty                            Vice Chairman                             and Vice Provost. B.A. Avila University;     School of Professional Studies, B.A.,
  Penn Valley Community College              Country Club Bank                         M.A. University of Missouri-Kansas           M.S.O.D., Avila University.
  Kansas City, Missouri                      Kansas City, Missouri                     City; Ph.D. University of Kansas.          Sister Olive Louise Dallavis (1952)
                                                                                                                                    President Emerita. B.M., Fontbonne
                                                                                                                                    University; M.M., University of Illinois.
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Kathleen Finegan (1994)                      Nancy Merz (2008)                            Grant Beck (2008)                            Judy Gibbs (1983)
  Library Director. B.A., M.A., University     Director of Financial Aid. B.S., M.S.,      Assistant Professor of Accounting.            Associate Professor of Business. B.A.,
  of Missouri-Kansas City; M.L.S.,             Peru State College.                         B.S.B.A. Rockhurst University; M.A.S.,        Graceland College; J.D., University of
  University of Missouri-Columbia.           Brian L. Moore (1995)                         University of Illinois; Ph.D., University     Missouri-Kansas City.
Carol Frevert (1981)                           Executive Director of Development.          of Missouri-Columbia.
  Director of Health and Child Services.       B.A., M.S.Ed., University of Kansas.                                                    Neal Horrell (2008)
  B.S.N., University of Missouri-            Darby Peoples (2007)                         Amy Bucher (2002)                             Associate Professor of Business. B.S.,
  Columbia.                                    Dean of Students. B.A., Western             Associate Professor of Psychology. B.A.,     State University of New York at Stony
Regina Frigault (1990)                         Washington University; M.A., Virginia       University of California; Ph.D.,             Brook; M.B.A., Long Island University;
  Director of Career Services. B.A., Drew      Technical University.                       University of Missouri-Kansas City.          Ph.D., New York University, Stern
  University; M.S., Long Island              Susan Randolph (1996)                                                                      School of Business.
  University.                                  Director of Alumni Relations. B.A.,        Brian Buckler (1996)
Jessie Fuller (2003)                           Augustana College-Sioux Falls; M.B.A.,       Professor of Marketing. B.S., M.B.A.,      Maria Hunt (2000)
  Senior Advancement Director. B.S.,           Avila University.                            Missouri State University; Ph.D.,           Professor of Psychology and Chair of
  Iowa State University.                     Linda Shaffer (2008)                           University of Texas.                        Psychology. B.S., Ph.D., Louisiana State
David Gebauer (1973)                           Chief Marketing and Communications                                                       University.
  Director of Maintenance, Residence Life.     Officer. B.S., Avila University; M.B.A.,   Doris Ann Frede, C.P.A. (1988)
JoAnna Giffin (2006)                           Rockhurst University.                       Assistant Professor of Business. B.S.,      Steve Iliff (1995)
  Director of MBA Admissions. B.S.,          Dana Shirley (2008)                           M.A., University of Central Missouri.         Associate Professor and Dean of the
  Friends University; M.S., Baker              Director of Registration and Student                                                      School of Professional Studies. B.A.,
  University.                                  Records. B.S.B.A., DeVry University;       Karen Garber-Miller (1995)                     Upper Iowa University; M.P.A., Ph.D.,
Anthony Hall, Sr. (2004)                       M.B.A., Keller Graduate School of           Professor of Education. B.A.,                 University of Missouri-Kansas City.
  Interim Athletic Director and Head           Management.                                 MidAmerica Nazarene University; M.A.,
  Men’s Basketball Coach. B.S.,              Melanie Valenzuela (2006)                     Southern Nazarene University; Ph.D.,        Reulan Levin (1996)
  Southeast Missouri State University;         Annual Fund Director. B.S.B.A.,             University of Missouri-Kansas City.          Professor of Education. B.A., Luther
  M.A., Central Michigan University.           M.B.A., Rockhurst University.                                                            College; M.A., Governors State
Patricia Harper (2001)                       Susan Walker (2008)                          C. Alan Garner (2008)                         University; Ed.S., University of
  Director of Admission. B.S., M.S., Avila     Director of Development; B.A., Ottawa        Associate Professor of Business. B.A.,      Missouri-Kansas City; Ed.D., University
  University.                                  University; M.P.S., Loyola University.       University of Missouri-Columbia; Ph.D.,     of Kansas.
Bruce Inwards (1989)                         Ben Watson (2007)                              Harvard University.
  Director of International Student            Residence Director. B.S., University of                                                 Sue Ellen McCalley (1993)
  Services. B.A., Bethel College; M.A.Ed.,     Nebraska-Kearney; J.D., Creighton          Fred Geer (1975)                               Professor of Education and Psychology.
  Oral Roberts University.                     University.                                  Professor of Education and Psychology.       B.S., Northwestern University; M.A.,
Jannette Madlock (2007)                                                                     B.S.E., M.S., Emporia State University;      University of Missouri-Kansas City;
  Director of Upward Bound. B.S.; Illinois   FULL-TIME FACULTY                              Ph.D., University of Kansas.                 Ph.D., University of Kansas.
  State University; M.S., University of
  Kansas.                                    Wendy Acker (1992)                           Daniel George (2005)                         Marcia Pasqualini (2006)
Janet McManus (2005)                          Assistant Professor of Business and          Associate Professor of Management.           Associate Professor of Psychology. B.S.,
  Director of Human Resources. B.G.S.,        Associate Dean of the School of              B.Sc., University of Calcutta; Ph.D.,        Tulane University; M.A., Ph.D.,
  University of Kansas; M.S., Baker           Business. B.S., Kansas State University;     University of Southern California.           University of Missouri-Columbia.
  University.                                 M.B.A., Avila University; Ph.D.
                                              University of Kansas.
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Stephen Sirridge (1975)                      ADJUNCT FACULTY                              Don Miller (1997)                            Kimberly Smith (2007)
  Professor of Psychology. B.A., M.S.,                                                     Business. B.S., M.A., University of          Education. B.S. State University of New
  Ph.D., University of Kansas.               BUSINESS                                      South Dakota.                                York, M.Ed. Roberts Wesleyan College,
                                             J. Richard Anderson (1996)                                                                 Ed.S. University of Missouri-Kansas
Lacey Smith (2005)                              Business. B.S., B.A., M.B.S., Rockhurst   Jeff Randolph (2004)                          City, Ed.D. University of Kansas.
 Assistant Professor of Psychology and          College.                                    Business. B.A., University of Missouri-
 Assistant Dean of the School of                                                            Kansas City; M.B.A., Avila University.     Bart Whaley (2007)
 Professional Studies. B.S., M.S.,           Timothy R. Ayers (2005)                                                                    B.A., M.Ed., Ed.S., University of
 Missouri State University; Ph.D.              Business. B.S., M.B.A., Avila              Stan J. Salva (1991)                          Missouri-Columbia.
 Candidate, Saint Louis University.            University.                                  Business. B.S., University of Missouri-
                                                                                            Columbia; M.S., University of Kansas;      PSYCHOLOGY
Regina Staves (2004)                         Betty Berg (2007)                              M.B.A., University of Central Missouri.    Richard Bradford (2001)
 Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A.,      Marketing and Business                                                                    Organizational Development. B.A.,
 University of Kansas; M.S., Avila             Communications. B.S.B.A., M.B.A.,          Brian Staihr (1996)                            William Paterson University; M.A.,
 University; Ph.D., Capella University.        Avila University.                            Economics. B.A., University of               M.P.A., M.B.A, University of Missouri-
                                                                                            Missouri; M.A., Ph.D., Washington            Kansas City.
Andria Stokes (2008)                         Christine Brough (1995)                        University.
 Assistant Professor of Education, B.A.,      Business. B.A., Rockhurst College; M.S.,                                                 Carol Cobb (2006)
 University of Missouri-Kansas City;          Texas Women’s University; Ph.D.             Paul S. Sullivan (1995)                       Organizational Development. B.A.,
 M.S., University of Kansas. National         Candidate, University of Southern             Business. B.S., Manhattan College; M.S.,    Northwest Missouri State University;
 Board Certified Teacher.                     California.                                   Fordham University; M.B.A., Avila           M.S.W., University of Kansas.
                                                                                            University.
Jordan Wagge (2009)                          Timothy Hamilton (2004)                                                                   Kevin Costello (2005)
  Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.S.,     Economics and Philosophy. B.A.,            EDUCATION                                     Organizational Development. B.S. Ed.,
  Northern Kentucky University; M.A.,          Washburn University; M.A. Kansas           Jennifer Heller (2007)                        University of Missouri-St. Louis; M.Ed.,
  Ph.D. cand., Miami University.               University; J.D., Kansas University.         Education. B.A., B.S.Ed., M.S.Ed.,          University of Missouri-Columbia.
                                                                                            Ph.D., University of Kansas.
James Wenhart (2007)                         Nancy J. Haworth (1990)                                                                   Mary Ellen Culver (2000)
  Assistant Professor Education, B.A.,         Accounting. B.S., M.B.A., Avila            Stephanie Krause (2008)                       Psychology. B.A., University of Kansas;
  M.A., Ph.D. cand., Arizona State            University.                                   Education. B.S., Kansas State               M.A., Western Graduate School of
  University.                                                                               University; M.S., University of Kansas.     Psychology; M.S., Ph.D., Pacific
                                             Steve Kieff (2007)                                                                         Graduate School of Psychology.
Richard Woodall (1994)                         Business and Accounting. B.S., M.B.A.,     Betty Clune Martin (2007)
  Professor of Business and Dean of the        Avila University.                            Education. B.S.Ed., M.S.,Ed., Emporia      Amelia Davenport (2007)
  School of Business. B.A., University of                                                   State University.                           Organizational Development. B.A.,
  South Florida; M.A., University of Iowa;   John Kopecky (2000)                                                                        University of Central Missouri; M.A.,
  D.A., Illinois State University.             Business. B.S., University of Nebraska-    Charlsie Prosser (2008)                       Psy.D., Forest Institute of Professional
                                               Lincoln; M.B.A, Avila University.           Education. B.S., Austin Peay State           Psychology.
                                                                                           University; M.S., University of Missouri-
                                             David Longstreet (2003)                       Kansas City; Ed.S., Austin Peay State       Patricia Decker (2005)
                                              Business. B.S., Texas A&M University;        University.                                   Psychology. B.S., University of Central
                                              M.B.A., Avila University.                                                                  Missouri; M.A., Ph.D., University of
                                                                                                                                         Missouri-Kansas City.
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Mark Eaton (2006)                          Joyce A. Rozmiarek-Hill (2007)              Fontbonne University                     Council on Social Work Education
 Organizational Development. B.S.            Organizational Development. B.S, M.S.,      St. Louis, Missouri                     1725 Duke Street, Suite 500
 Wayland Baptist University; M.S. St.        Friends University.                                                                 Alexandria, VA 22314
 Mary’s University; Ph.D. Southeastern                                                 Mount St. Mary’s College
 University.                               Dean Skadeland (2005)                        Los Angeles, California                 Missouri Department of Elementary and
                                            Psychology. B.A., University of                                                     Secondary Education
Ron Frigualt (1998)                         Nebraska-Lincoln; M.A., Abilene            The College of St. Catherine               Missouri State Board of Education
 Psychology. B.S., Michigan State           Christian University; Psy.D., Florida       St. Paul, Minnesota                       P.O. Box 480
 University; M.Ed., University of           Institute of Technology.                    Minneapolis, Minnesota                    Jefferson City, MO 65102-4446
 Missouri-Columbia; Ph.D., University of
 Texas.                                    Marchita Stanton (2005)                     The College of Saint Rose                Address of Interest to Teacher
                                            Organizational Development. M.S.O.D.,       Albany, New York                        Education Students:
Tamara Herl (2008)                          American University.                                                                 Kansas Department of Education
  Art Therapy. B.A., Fort Hays State                                                   Addresses for                             120 SE 10th Avenue
 University; M.S., Emporia State           Jeff Sturgis (2006)                                                                   Topeka, KS 66612
 University.                                 Organizational Development. B.A., Life    Accreditation/Approval
                                             Pacific College; M.B.A., Pepperdine       Agencies:
Peggy Hinzman (2001)                         University.
  Organizational Development. B.S.,                                                    The Higher Learning Commission and a
  University of Wyoming; M.A., Antioch     John Wade (2005)                             Member of the North Central
  University.                                Psychology. B.A., University of Dallas;    Association
                                             M.A., University of North Texas; Ph.D.,    30 North LaSalle St., Suite 2400
Edith Messina (2005)                         Pennsylvania State University.             Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504
 Psychology. B.A., Avila College; J.D.,                                                 800-621-7440; fax (312)263-7462
 University of Missouri-Kansas City.       Anne Wagner (2004)                           Internet: info@ncacihe.org
                                            Psychology. B.A, University of
Carmela Meyer (2005)                        Missouri-Kansas City; M.S., Avila          Missouri State Board of Nursing
 Organizational Development. B.S.,          University.                                 3605 Missouri Boulevard Post Office
 University of Central Missouri; M.B.A.,                                                Box 656
 University of Missouri-Kansas City.       Marilyn Walter (2005)                        Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0656
                                            Psychology. Interim Director of Art         573-751-0681 • Fax 573-751-0075
Heather Noble (2004)                        Therapy and Counseling. B.S.,
 Psychology. B.A., Baker University;        University of Central Missouri; M.S.,      Commission on Collegiate Nursing
 M.S., Ph.D., University of North Texas.    Avila University.                          Education
                                                                                        One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Karyn Perry (2005)                                                                      Washington, DC 20036-1120
                                           Colleges Sponsored by the                    202-887-6791
 B.A. Washington University-St. Louis;
 M.A., Southern Illinois University;       Sisters of St. Joseph of
 Ph.D., University of South Carolina.      Carondelet                                  Joint Review Committee on Education in
                                                                                       Radiologic Technology
                                           Avila University                              20 N. Wacker Drive
                                            Kansas City, Missouri                        Suite 285
                                                                                         Chicago, IL 60606-3182
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INDEX
                                                                                                                                      Correspondence................................................................................................................1
Academic Advising ....................................................................................................... 19          Counseling......................................................................13, 18, 19, 20, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41
Academic Calendar.......................................................................................................... 2         Counseling Service...........................................................................................................5
Academic Honesty......................................................................................................... 21          Course Numbering System ............................................................................................23
Academic Information ................................................................................................... 18           Courses of Instruction ....................................................................................................24
Academic Policies and Procedures................................................................................ 19                   Credit Balance Refunds............................................................................................15, 16
Accounting Courses....................................................................................................... 25          Credit Cards ...................................................................................................................15
Accreditation ............................................................................................................. 6, 47     Credit for Prior Learning................................................................................................19
Accrediting Agencies Addresses ................................................................................... 47                 Credit Hours ...................................................................................................................21
Adjunct Faculty ............................................................................................................. 46      Crime Awareness and Campus Security ........................................................................10
Administrative Staff ...................................................................................................... 44        Deferred Payment Plan ..................................................................................................15
Administrative/Graduate Faculty .................................................................................. 45                 Degree Completion, Student Responsibility ..................................................................20
Admission Policies and Procedures............................................................................... 14                   Degree, Application for..................................................................................................23
Alumni Association ......................................................................................................... 7        Disability Services .........................................................................................................12
Appeals Procedure, Academic Matters ......................................................................... 23                      Economics Courses ........................................................................................................27
Assessment Program...................................................................................................... 18           Education Calendar, Graduate .........................................................................................2
Athletic Department ...................................................................................................... 11         Education Certification Program....................................................................................27
Attendance ..................................................................................................................... 20   Education Master's/Graduate Certification Calendar.......................................................2
Audit .................................................................................................................. 15, 21, 25   Education Pass Rates......................................................................................................10
Board of Trustees........................................................................................................... 43       Exceptions to Academic Policies ...................................................................................20
Bookstore....................................................................................................................... 11   Executive Officers..........................................................................................................44
Business Administration Courses .................................................................................. 25                 Expenses.........................................................................................................................15
Business Certificate Programs....................................................................................... 14               Faculty..............................................................................................................................6
Business Certificate, Admission.................................................................................... 14                Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) .................................................9, 22
Campus ................................................................................................................ 7, 10, 13     Financial Aid ......................................................................................................15, 17, 18
Campus Buildings/Centers .............................................................................................. 4             Food Service...................................................................................................................12
Campus Life .................................................................................................................. 11     Full-Time Faculty...........................................................................................................45
Campus Map.................................................................................................................. 50       General Information .........................................................................................................3
Campus Ministry ............................................................................................................. 7       General Psychology ...................................................................18, 19, 20, 36, 37, 38, 40
Campus Policies .............................................................................................................. 7      Grade Appeal .................................................................................................................23
CareerCenter.................................................................................................................. 12     Grade Point Average ......................................................................................................22
Catalog Student Must Follow ........................................................................................ 19               Grade Reports.................................................................................................................22
Certificates in Graduate Psychology ............................................................................. 40                  Grading System ..............................................................................................................21
Certification Program in Education ............................................................................... 27                 Graduate and Undergraduate Credit...............................................................................20
Certification Programs............................................................................................. 18, 30            Graduate Certification Students .....................................................................................14
Change of Program and Withdrawals............................................................................ 21                      Graduate Education Refund Policy ................................................................................16
Colleges, Sisters of St. Joseph ....................................................................................... 47            Graduate Programs.........................................................................................................20
Computer Facilities.......................................................................................................... 5       Graduate Programs/Courses...........................................................................................24
Copyrighted Materials and Licensed Software ............................................................. 10                          Graduation Participation ................................................................................................23
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Health and Child Services ....................................................................................... 12, 45              Psychology Courses .......................................................................................................40
History of Avila University ............................................................................................. 4           Purposes ...........................................................................................................................3
Identification Cards ....................................................................................................... 14       Racial Harassment............................................................................................................8
Incomplete Grade .............................................................................................. 21, 22, 24            Refund Appeal Policy ....................................................................................................17
Independent Study ......................................................................................................... 20        Refund Policy.................................................................................................................18
Information Technology Student Users Agreeement .................................................... 10                               Registration ......................................................................9, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 34
Intensive Language & Culture Program (ILCP)............................................................ 13                            Release of Student Information......................................................................................22
Introduction to Avila University...................................................................................... 3              Religious Harassment.......................................................................................................8
Learning Center ............................................................................................................. 13      Repeated Course Work ..................................................................................................20
Library ................................................................................................................. 5, 19, 45   Return of Student Aid ....................................................................................................17
Loans ................................................................................................................. 15, 16, 17    Security ....................................................................................................................10, 26
Master of Arts in Education............................................................................... 29, 31, 32                 Sexual Harassment ...........................................................................................................8
Master of Business Administration ......................................................................... 18, 24                    Sexual Orientation Harassment........................................................................................8
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology ............................................................... 36                         Student Body ....................................................................................................................6
Master of Science in General Psychology ..................................................................... 38                      Student Conduct ...............................................................................................................7
Master of Science in Organizational Development Psychology ................................... 38                                     Student I.D. Cards ..........................................................................................................14
Master of Science in Psychology................................................................................... 36                 Student Life Office.........................................................................................................11
Memberships ................................................................................................................... 6     Student Policies ..............................................................................................................13
Military Duty ................................................................................................................. 20    Student Right-to-Know Act .............................................................................................9
Mission Statement ........................................................................................................... 3       Table of Contents .............................................................................................................1
National Origin Harassment ............................................................................................ 8             Teacher Certification, Admission ..................................................................................14
Non-Discriminatory Policy.............................................................................................. 7             Technology Facilities .......................................................................................................5
Organizational Development Courses ........................................................................... 39                     Theatre..............................................................................................................................6
Permission to Attend Another College .......................................................................... 20                    Tobacco Use.....................................................................................................................9
Policy ............................................................................................. 7, 9, 23, 25, 27, 29, 32         Transcripts......................................................................................................................22
Probation and Dismissal ................................................................................................ 22           Tuition ......................................................................................................................15, 16
Professional Conduct and No Harrassment ................................................................... 13                        Value Statement ...............................................................................................................4
Progress Toward Degree ............................................................................................... 19             Weekend Classes......................................................................................................16, 18
Project Management Certificate .............................................................................. 18, 40                  Wellness .........................................................................................................................13
                                                                                                                                      Withdrawal .........................................................................................................16, 18, 21
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