Main Desk: 740.374.8716 Admissions: 740.568.1900 Help Desk: 740.568.1949 Library: 740.568.1914 Table of Contents Mission, Vision, Values. 2 Grading System 31 Administration 2 Grade Reports ..................................................................... 31 Admission Procedure 4 Grade Point Average ........................................................... 31 When do I apply? 5 Cumulative Grade Point Average .......................................32 Special Admissions Programs 5 Effects on Grades 32 Academic Holds...................................................................32 Early Admissions 5 Class Attendance ................................................................32 PSEO ......................................................................................5 Change of Grade.................................................................32 Early Enrollment Program (EEP) ...........................................6 Change of Major ..................................................................32 Enrollment Alternatives 7 Developmental Studies Classes ........................................32 Alumni Audit Privileges ..........................................................7 Repeated Courses ..............................................................32 International Students ..........................................................7 Academic Awards 33 Senior Citizens .......................................................................7 Transfer Applicants ................................................................7 Graduation & Honors 33 Transient Students .................................................................7 Academic Probation 33 Foreign Transcripts ................................................................7 Policies & Procedures 35 Credit Alternatives 8 Complaint Process...............................................................35 College Level Examination Program ...................................8 Academic Appeals Process ................................................35 Proficiency Testing ................................................................8 Academic Honesty ..............................................................37 Assessment of Credit for Life/Work ......................................8 Children on Campus ............................................................38 Experience .............................................................................8 Civil Rights Compliance ......................................................38 Ohio Resident Status 9 Conduct Policy ....................................................................38 Discrimination/Harassment Grievance Procedure ............39 Registration A - Z 12 Field Trips .............................................................................39 New Student Checklist 14 Ohio Articulation and Transfer Policy ................................ 41 Academic Calendar 14 Parking ................................................................................. 41 Payment Due Dates & Deactivation 17 Re-Admission to the College .............................................. 41 Refund of Fees .....................................................................17 Students’ Right to Know ...................................................... 41 Fee Descriptions...................................................................17 Smoking on Campus ...........................................................44 How to Pay Fees .................................................................. 18 Reciprocity for West Virginia Residents 44 Financial Aid 19 Updating Records 45 Steps for Financial Aid ........................................................ 19 Change of Name .................................................................45 Financial Aid Sources .........................................................20 Change of Address..............................................................45 Satisfactory Progress Standards........................................20 Change of Major ..................................................................45 Return of Federal Title IV Funds ........................................ 22 Correction of Educational Records....................................45 Finding Success at Washington State 24 Campus Safety 46 Academic Advising ..............................................................24 Annual Crime Report ...........................................................46 Articulation Agreements ......................................................24 Emergencies ........................................................................46 Bookstore .............................................................................24 Campus Closure ..................................................................48 Career Planning...................................................................25 Communication 48 Child Development Center .................................................25 Campus Postings .................................................................48 Computer Labs ....................................................................25 Office Hours .........................................................................48 Credit Alternatives ...............................................................25 The Help Desk .....................................................................48 Independent Study .............................................................25 MyWSCC 48 Developmental Studies.......................................................25 WebMail ................................................................................48 Experiential Learning..........................................................25 WebAdvisor ..........................................................................49 Facilities ...............................................................................26 Carson K. Miller Library .......................................................26 Student OnCampus 49 FOCUS ..................................................................................27 Faculty/Employee Directory 49 Learning Center ..................................................................27 Departmental Contact 49 Tutoring Services .................................................................27 Facts 50 Morgan County Learning Center........................................27 AQIP 50 M.O.V.E.R. ............................................................................ 28 Outreach Programs 51 Opportunity Scholars Program .......................................... 28 Tv22 52 Services for Students with Disabilities .............................. 28 Foundation 52 Student ID ........................................................................... 28 CAS - Course Applicability System ....................................29 Alumni 52 TAGS - Transfer Assurance Guides .....................................29 Workforce Development 53 Campus Life 29 Student Organizations ........................................................29 Washington State Community College is accredited by the North Student Senate....................................................................29 Central Association of Higher Learning Commission (NCA, HLC) and Student Ambassadors .........................................................30 maintains accreditation through the Academic Quality Improvement Marietta LAN ........................................................................30 Program (AQIP). Student Organizations ........................................................30 The Higher Learning Commission 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400 Chicago, IL 60602-2504 Phone: 800.621.7440/312.263.0456 Fax: 312.263.7462 Learn More: www.wscc.edu Page ~ 1 ~ Table of Contents Washington State Mission, Vision, Values. Mission Washington State Community College will enrich the lives of students, families, and the community through education, training, community service and cultural activities. Vision Washington State Community College will cultivate a learning environment that inspires people to reach their potential. Values • Accessible, affordable, quality learning experience leading to the achievement of our students' highest educational and professional goals. • Collaborative relationships with local businesses and communities and the opportunity to meet their training and educational needs. • Continuous improvement, development, and personal growth. • Enabling our faculty, staff, and students to reach their potential. Acknowledging, exploring, and embracing world cultures and diversity. • Empowering students to become participants in a global society. Administration President Strategic Team Deans Dr. Charlotte R. Hatfield, Ph.D. Dixie Vaughan, Ph.D. President Dean of Health Sciences Dr. Mark Nutter, Ph.D. Brenda Kornmiller, M.A. Chief Academic Officer Dean of Business, Engineering and Industrial Technologies Ms. Amanda Herb, MBA Chief Enrollment Officer Greg Busch, MS, ABD Dean of Arts and Sciences Mr. Eric Koast Chief Information Officer Mr. Jess N. Raines, CPA Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer Ms. Laurene Huffman Executive Director of Workforce Development Page ~ 2 ~ Washington State Student Handbook 2010 - 2012 Washington State The evolution of Washington State Community your earned credits will transfer seamlessly, without College, from a small technical school to a community problems or inconvenience. cornerstone of higher learning, was a journey not only fueled by a constant dedication to Washington State also maintains a great reputation education, but also a never ending goal to for serving a variety of students, with classes achieve more. that are available during the day, evening or weekend. Additionally, the college Students of the new Washington takes pride in the large number of Technical College in 1973 were online classes available for our a meager group, made up of students. This flexibility demonstrates only 60 people. They attended our willingness to accommodate classes in the basement of an the schedule of working or non- elementary school and probably traditional students. could not imagine the changes that would take place throughout Education isn’t the only attribute the following decades. Not only has that Washington State offers. We’ve the location changed: today more than worked hard to create a campus that 2,000 students stroll the modern campus in serves as a community hub for the students Marietta, Ohio. and faculty. Located among the wooded hills of the Mid-Ohio Get a breath of fresh air with our walking trails Valley, our earthy background provides naturally located in the surrounding woods. Explore culture beautiful views surrounding the grounds. Washington and the arts via the Evergreen Arts and Humanities State’s campus consists of three academic buildings, Series, a popular, diverse slate of programs that a library and child development center. Each of the run throughout the academic year, free of charge. buildings offers interesting aspects of contemporary If you’re looking for something a little more rugged, architecture, combining function with style. attend Motor Madness, an annual event that combines music, food and cars, sponsored by our A highlight of Washington State is always the automotive/diesel program. growth and improvement in the value and quality of education we provide to our students. A thirst for Programs and clubs, awareness events and almost any educational interest can be quenched organized activities, community service projects and by over 50 associate degree programs and picnics – the event calendar is always full here at an increasing number of certificate completion Washington State! opportunities. Health Sciences represents the largest Washington State is passionate about helping your academic division, followed by Business and succeed in your endeavors. Our goal is to help all Engineering and Industrial Technologies. students achieve their dreams and life goals. We If you’re thinking about completing a bachelor’s make our education affordable, with a primary focus degree, Washington State provides an easy start. on quality and the creation of opportunities. We’re We have developed partnerships with many four- proud to be a valuable partner with the community year institutions, including Ohio University and Ohio and are committed to its future growth and potential. State. Our transfer programs give full assurance that Board of Trustees 2010 Clifford “Mike” Oliver Lorrie Bowman Shoshanna Brooker Chair Holly A. Dexter John F. Greacen Ken Schilling Vice Chair Larry E. Holdren Patricia “Sue” Marvin Larry J. Unroe Learn More: www.wscc.edu Page ~ 3 ~ Washington State Apply & Admissions Admission Procedure The following steps apply to all students for regular Transient: a student who is currently enrolled at admission to an associate’s degree program (special another college or university and wishes to earn credits programs may have slightly different procedures): for transfer to that institution. 1. Complete and submit an application for Transfer: a current or previous student at another admission. The application can be completed institution of higher education who wishes to transfer online at www.wscc.edu or may be completed credit to Washington State. on a printed form available from the admissions office and returned to the admissions office. Probationary: a student who transfers from another college or university while on a probationary status. The following classifications that best describe the Once the required cumulative grade point average, applicant’s college plans: as listed on page 38, is attained, the student will be removed from probation. Degree seeking: a student who is pursuing an associate’s degree on a full- or part-time basis through Upon completion and submission of the application day or evening classes. for admission, a formal letter of acceptance will be sent to the student. Undeclared: a student who is attending classes on a full- or part-time basis through day or evening classes 2. Complete your FAFSA. The Free Application and who has not decided on a major field of study or for Federal Student Aid can be filled out online who does not intend to seek a degree. Non-degree at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Without this form your seeking students do not qualify for financial aid. financial aid cannot be processed. Full-Time: a student who is enrolled for 12 or more 3. Contact the College’s student services office to credit hours during a quarter. schedule an appointment for on-campus advising and assessment. Part-Time: a student who is enrolled for 11 or fewer credit hours during a quarter. Assessments are administered to aid the student in class selection for communication skills and mathematics. These tests are for advising purposes and are not Washington State is Open Enrollment requirements for admission to the College. Admission to selected programs within the College, however, may be Washington State is an open enrollment based on assessment scores. institution. Open enrollment means that general admission to the college is open to all high Academic placement tests for some other subjects school graduates, persons who have successfully also are administered by faculty. These tests are given to completed the G.E.D. exam or persons beyond assure that the student begins at a level commensurate compulsory school age who can benefit from the with his or her current level of knowledge and skill. programs offered by the college. 4. Provide the admissions office with an official There are no minimum test scores or grade copy of high school transcript of grades, and/ point average requirements to be accepted as a or a copy of G.E.D. results. These will be used Washington State Student.* for advising purposes. Some academic programs require a high school transcript. Prospective students who wish to visit the college or who have questions about offered 5. Provide official transcripts of any previous programs and services should contact admissions college work completed to the registrar’s office at 740.568.1900 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to for evaluation. This is required before any schedule an appointment. previous work can be applied to completing a Washington State program. *Admission to the college does not ensure admission to particular programs. Some health programs have additional selective admissions policies and entrance criteria which are described separately in the academic catalog. Page ~ 4 ~ Apply & Admissions Student Handbook 2010 - 2012 Apply & Admissions When do I apply? Visit Washington State Although the College follows an open admissions policy, which means you can apply to the College A visit to Washington State is the perfect way to at any time throughout the year, certain academic acquaint yourself with what the campus has to offer. programs are limited in enrollment and have specific deadlines. Therefore, prospective students are Experience the comfortable atmosphere, the encouraged to review all admission requirements and friendly staff and the opportunity for a quality apply early for acceptance. education. It is especially important for students who need The admissions staff will work with you to financial assistance to apply early and complete all schedule a visit to campus. If there are specific financial aid forms. programs you’d like to learn more about, tours can be arranged of labs, classrooms and study areas. Special Admissions You can meet faculty members and have your questions answered on everything from financial Programs aid to student life. To be admitted to the College under a special Call the admissions office at 740.568.1900 to admissions program, an individual must have completed schedule your visit. the tenth grade (sophomore year of high school) and be at least 16 years old. Recognizing that some individuals may benefit from Directions to Campus the college experience without meeting the criteria for general or special admissions, the admissions A map and detailed directions to the Washington committee will review requests for exceptions. Anyone State campus can be found online at: who wishes to be considered under this policy should contact the director of admissions for special admissions www.wscc.edu/directions information. Admissions Committee: school personnel in a close and effective partnership Admissions policies or decisions may be appealed designed to provide assistance in the selection of to the admissions committee. The committee is courses, and in helping those who participate to be composed of the director of admissions, an additional successful in a new and different environment. representative from student services, and a faculty Washington State’s Policy Statement on the Post member. Secondary Enrollment Options program: Early Admissions 1. 1. School personnel will be responsible for notifying and advising students and parents of the The early admissions programs at Washington State advantages and disadvantages of participation in are designed to assist high school students who are this program. Ohio residents in career exploration by allowing them to 2. 2. The following criteria determine admission to complete college classes while still in high school. the College and enrollment in classes: PSEO • To be admitted and enroll in classes in the same subject area as classes previously completed in The Ohio General Assembly has adopted a Post- high school, the student must have attained a Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on designed to provide high school students with additional a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent, in such completed opportunities for learning. Washington State welcomes courses. the opportunity to work with students, parents, and high Learn More: www.wscc.edu Page ~ 5 ~ Apply & Admissions Apply & Admissions • To be admitted and enroll in other classes, the student must have at least a 2.5 cumulative Early Enrollment Program (EEP) grade point average on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent, in all completed high school courses. The Early Enrollment Program at Washington State is A composite score of 22 on the ACT or P-ACT (or designed to assist high school juniors and seniors who a comparable score on the SAT or P-SAT) may be are Ohio residents in career exploration by allowing substituted for the 2.5 grade point average. them to complete college classes while still in high school. Students interested in this option should contact • Enrollment of ninth grade students will be the student services office at the College to be advised determined on a case-by-case basis in of application requirements. consultation with parents and school personnel. High school juniors and seniors may enroll in one 3. Ninth and tenth grade students may be limited regularly scheduled evening or Saturday credit course in the number of courses for which they may per quarter on a seat available basis without any tuition enroll. College personnel will work cooperatively charge with students, parents, and school personnel to develop an individual educational plan for each To participate in the program, the following conditions student. must be observed: 4. All students who wish to participate in this 1. Students paying tuition will be given priority in the program will be required to attend an initial event that there are too many people registered orientation session. This session provides an for the class. High school juniors and seniors opportunity to learn more about the College will be required to pay the quarterly registration and have questions answered. Parents are fee, purchase their own books and pay any encouraged to attend this orientation. applicable fees. 5. All students will be required to take a nationally 2. The minimum enrollment in all courses will be met recognized placement test in reading, English, by other Washington State students. The minimum and math. The results of this test will assist number necessary to hold a class will not include the student in making course selections. No high school juniors and senior participating in this student in this program will be permitted to take program. developmental courses. In addition, all course prerequisites must be met. 3. The high school junior or senior exemption applies only to courses controlled by Washington 6. All students will be assigned an advisor in State. student services. The advisor will serve as an academic advisor during registration periods 4. Participants must meet Ohio residency and as a liaison with both high school and requirements. college personnel to assist the student in being a 5. Students planning to enroll in English or math successful participant in the program. courses must take the Compass assessment. 7. Before registering for classes, the student must 6. The Early Enrollment Program may be used complete an application for admission and a during the summer term following the sophomore Post- Secondary Enrollment Options Program and junior years, for one course under the same advisement worksheet. In addition, a current high conditions as the regular academic year early school transcript must be submitted. enrollment program. 8. Students enrolling in the program will be subject 7. Online courses are excluded from the Early to the same policies and procedures, including Enrollment Program. academic standards, as are other Washington State Community College students. The College 8. The Early Enrollment Program is not open to will continue to offer the well-established Early students admitted to the College through PSEO Enrollment Program in addition to the Post- (Post Secondary Enrollment Option Program) Secondary Enrollment Options program. except for the summer term. Page ~ 6 ~ Apply & Admissions Student Handbook 2010 - 2012 Apply & Admissions If they apply, credits earned at Washington State will Transcripts are not automatically evaluated for transfer be credited to the student’s chosen degree program of credit. A specific request must be made with the should the student continue at Washington State. If the records office for transcript evaluation. student decides to attend another college or university, an official copy of the Washington State transcript can Transfer credit is posted to the academic record be sent to the institution for evaluation. after the student has matriculated. Grades of at least C quality must be earned in any course to permit Enrollment acceptance of credit, except as noted under the Ohio Articulation and Transfer Policy. Washington State Alternatives subscribes to the Ohio Articulation and Transfer Policy as it applies to courses transferred from other Ohio state colleges and universities and certain private colleges Alumni Audit Privileges which participate in the policy. In order to encourage life-long learning and staying Students on academic probation from other colleges up-to-date in their field, all tuition and fees, except or universities will be admitted to Washington State on laboratory fees, will be waived for Washington State probation and may be subject to course-load limitations. graduates who desire to audit any class they have successfully completed while attending in pursuit of Transient Students an associate’s degree. Students paying tuition will be given priority in the event there are too many people Students who are currently enrolled at another college registered for a class. Textbooks and all other supplies or university and wish to earn credits to transfer to that or materials required for the class shall be purchased institution may enroll at Washington State as transient by the alumnus. No additional credit or grades for students. To apply, transient students must supply the transcript purposes will be accumulated by the graduate registrar with a statement from the dean or registrar of while attending classes under this provision. the institution regularly attended describing the student’s current status, along with a recommendation to accept International Students Washington State credits. Washington State students who wish to apply Washington State is not authorized to issue student credit earned at another college toward a degree at visas and accept international students on a full-time Washington State must obtain approval from their basis. If an international student who is issued a student advisors and from the appropriate academic dean prior visa from another college is in good standing and to registering at another college as a transient student. has the permission of the college, he or she may be permitted to enroll at Washington State on a part-time basis. International students not requesting a student visa Foreign Transcripts are permitted to enroll in online courses. 1. Foreign transcripts will be reviewed and considered for transfer of credit under the Senior Citizens following conditions: In order to encourage and promote life-long learning 2. An official transcript from the sending institution in experiences for older citizens, Washington State offers the native language must be received and bear a Senior Citizens scholarship for Ohio residents 60 the seal of the registrar. years of age or older. Senior citizens will be required to purchase their own books and pay other 3. The student is responsible for any and all miscellaneous fees. fees involved in translating and documenting the foreign transcript and for the subsequent evaluation of Washington State credit. List of Transfer Applicants approved centers for evaluation may be obtained from the registrar. Students who wish to transfer credits earned at another institution of higher education to a degree 4. The student may choose to have the entire program at Washington State should submit official transcript, or only selected courses, evaluated. transcripts for evaluation. Learn More: www.wscc.edu Page ~ 7 ~ Apply & Admissions Apply & Admissions 5. Transcribing and evaluation of the transcript withdrawn. may take up to three months. Students should be aware of deadlines for entrance into specific 6. A student who has taken a lower numbered programs at Washington State. Students course in a sequential series of courses will not possessing foreign transcripts may wish to explore be permitted to take a proficiency examination in other alternatives for receiving credit, such as: a higher numbered course in that same series of CLEP (College Level Examination Program); AP courses. (Advanced Placement); or proficiency testing. 7. A student who has received credit for a higher numbered course in a sequential series of courses Credit Alternatives will not be permitted to take a proficiency examination in a lower numbered course in that College Level Examination Program same series. Washington State participates in the nationally To apply for proficiency examination, the following recognized College Level Examination Program (CLEP), procedures need to be followed. offered by the College Entrance Examination Board, 1. Request proficiency examination from the is a testing program which permits students to earn academic department. college credits by demonstrating knowledge equal to a particular college-level course 2. Obtain the Application for Proficiency form from the records office, fill out the form, and pay all Proficiency Testing fees. 3. Present the completed form to the academic The faculty of the College offer proficiency credit department and arrange for a testing date. by examination for some courses. Through testing, A score of 85 percent or more is required for students may demonstrate proficiency in a course successful proficiency. and receive appropriate credit. Specific information about proficiency credit can be obtained through the Successful proficiency will result in transcript credit for academic divisions of the College. the course, and the course will apply toward degree requirements. The records office will notify the student of There are a number of procedures that should be the results. Students earning proficiency credit should be followed when seeking proficiency credit. aware that credits earned by means of proficiency are 1. The student must show evidence of successful seldom transferable to any other institution. completion of all prerequisites to the course for which the proficiency examination is being Assessment of Credit for Life/Work requested. Experience 2. Proficiency examinations are conducted during the first five days of any academic term. An Students can receive credit for prior relevant college- “Application for Proficiency,” the proficiency fee level learning acquired either through formal schooling of $50, and the examination must be completed or some types of occupational experience. Each student and results submitted to the records office by the works with an advisor to define his or her program end of the fifth day in the academic term. of study, giving careful consideration to high school background, test results, interests, talents, attitudes and 3. A proficiency examination can be administered goals. only by departmental faculty specifically responsible for the course subject area requested Credit may be granted for satisfactory performance for proficiency. on examinations; successful completion of military courses and experiences; and appropriate work 4. Failed proficiency exams may not be repeated. experience. The student contacts the student services 5. A student may not request a proficiency office, then meets with an advisor to determine if the examination for any course in which they have life experience evaluation is appropriate to his or her received an F or from which he or she has educational program. Page ~ 8 ~ Apply & Admissions Student Handbook 2010 - 2012 Apply & Admissions The student must submit a portfolio which consists of All documents, reports and the testimony from internal all documentation he or she considers relevant. and external sources are returned to the student. Required are: The transfer of Life Experience Credit to another college is determined by the receiving institution. Each 1. A cover letter stating the number of credits college has a policy which determines the transfer requested, the areas in which the credit is of credit. being requested, and names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of persons to be consulted regarding each experience; Ohio Resident 2. A detailed description of each experience for which credit is requested; and Status Ohio student residency for state subsidy and tuition 3. A letter from on-site supervisors or employers surcharge purposes is defined as follows: confirming the nature, duration and quality of the work. Students who wish to develop A. Intent and authority life-experience portfolios must enroll in “Life Experience Portfolio Preparation”, a three-credit 1. It is the intent of the Ohio Board of Regents in hour class, offered by the College. promulgating this rule to exclude from treatment as residents, as that term is applied here, those 4. The student then has a personal interview with persons who are present in the state of Ohio a committee of faculty/staff members consisting primarily for the purpose of receiving the benefit of the appropriate academic dean and faculty of a state supported education. appropriate to the subject area, if needed. 2. This rule is adopted pursuant to Chapter 119 As documentation, the applicant may be asked to: of the Revised Code, and under the authority conferred upon the Ohio Board of Regents by 1. Complete written and/or performance tests; section 3333.31 of the Revised Code. up to 60 credit hours may be from outside sources such as National Auto Mechanics B. Definitions Tests, CLEP Examinations, or College Board Advanced Placement tests which can be utilized For purposes of this rule: to demonstrate an appropriate level of ability or 1. A “resident of Ohio for all other legal purposes” knowledge. shall mean any person who maintains a twelve- 2. Complete in-house tests such as placement and/ month place or places of residence in Ohio, or proficiency examinations prepared by faculty who is qualified as a resident to vote in Ohio members at Washington State. and receive state welfare benefits, and who may be subjected to tax liability under section In summary, the primary assessment techniques for life 5747.02 of the Revised Code, provided such experience credit are documents, reports and testimony person has not, within the time prescribed by this from external sources along with faculty evaluation at rule, declared himself or herself to be or allowed Washington State. himself or herself to remain a resident of any other state or nation for any of these or other purposes. The committee will decide how many credits will be awarded and in what particular areas the credit 2. “Financial support” as used in this rule, shall not will be granted. The student will be notified of the include grants, scholarships and awards from committee’s decision as soon as possible; however, persons or entities which are not related to the the credit is not actually awarded until the student has recipient. successfully completed a minimum of 12 quarter hours at Washington State. 3. An “institution of higher education” as used in this rule shall mean any university, community The cost to the student includes enrollment in the “Life college, technical institute or college, general Experience Portfolio Preparation” course and the cost of and technical college, medical college or private any tests from outside sources. medical or dental college which receives a direct subsidy from the state of Ohio. Learn More: www.wscc.edu Page ~ 9 ~ Apply & Admissions Apply & Admissions 4. For the purpose of determining residency for or the spouse of a person who, as of the first tuition surcharge purposes at Ohio’s state assisted day of a term of enrollment, has accepted full- colleges and universities, “domicile” is a person’s time, self-sustaining employment and established permanent place of abode; there must exist a domicile in the state of Ohio for reasons other demonstrated intent to live permanently in Ohio, than gaining the benefit of favorable tuition and a legal ability under federal and state law to rates. Documentation of full-time employment reside permanently in the state. For the purpose of and domicile shall include both of the following this policy, only one domicile may be maintained documents: at a given time. • A sworn statement from the employer or the 5. “Dependent” shall mean a student who was employer’s representative on the letterhead of claimed by at least one parent or guardian as the employer or the employer’s representative a dependent on that person’s Internal Revenue certifying that the parent or spouse of the Service tax filing for the previous year. student is employed full-time in Ohio. 6. “Residency Officer” means the person or persons • A copy of the lease under which the parent at an institution of higher education that has the or spouse is the lessee and occupant of responsibility for determining residency of students rented residential property in the state; a under this rule. copy of the closing statement of residential real property located in Ohio of which the 7. “Community Service Position” shall mean a parent or spouse is the owner and occupant; position volunteering or working for: or if the parent or spouse is not the lessee or owner of the residence in which he or she • VISTA, AmeriCorps, City Year, the Peace has established domicile, a letter from the Corps, or any similar program as determined owner of the residence certifying that the by the Ohio Board of Regents; or parent or spouse resides at the residence. • An elected or appointed public official for a D. Additional criteria which may be considered in period of time not exceeding 24 consecutive determining residency for the purpose may include but months. are not limited to the following: C. Residency for subsidy and tuition surcharge 1. Criteria evidencing residency: purposes. • If a person is subject to tax liability under The following persons shall be classified as residents section 5747.02 of the Revised Code; of the state of Ohio for subsidy and tuition surcharge purposes: • f a person qualifies to vote in Ohio; 1. A dependent student, at least one of whose • If a person is eligible to receive state welfare parents or legal guardian has been a resident of benefits; the state of Ohio for all other legal purposes for twelve consecutive months or more immediately • If a person has an Ohio’s driver’s license preceding the enrollment of such student in an and/or motor vehicle registration. institution of higher education. 2. Criteria evidencing lack of residency 2. A person who has been a resident of Ohio for the purpose of this rule for at least twelve • a. If a person is a resident of or intends to be consecutive months immediately preceding a resident of another state or nation for the his or her enrollment in an institution of higher purpose of tax liability, voting, receipt of the education and who is not receiving, and has not welfare benefits, or student loan benefits (if directly or indirectly received in the preceding the student qualified for that loan program by twelve consecutive months, financial support from being a resident of the state or nation); persons or entities who are not residents of Ohio for all other legal purposes. 3. A dependent child of a parent or legal guardian, Page ~ 10 ~ Apply & Admissions Student Handbook 2010 - 2012 Apply & Admissions • If a person is a resident or intends to be a 6. A person who was considered a resident resident of another state or nation for any under this rule at the time the person started a purpose other than tax liability, voting, or community service position ad defined under this receipt of welfare benefits (see paragraph rule, and his or her spouse and dependents, shall D2a of this rule). be considered a resident of Ohio while in service and upon completion of service in the community 3. For the purpose of determining residency for service position. tuition surcharge purposes at Ohio’s state- assisted colleges and universities, an individual’s 7. A person who returns to the state of Ohio due to immigration status will not preclude an individual marital hardship, takes or has taken legal steps from obtaining resident status if that individual has to end a marriage, and re-establishes financial the current legal status to remain permanently in dependence upon a parent or legal guardian the United States. (receives greater than 50 percent of his or her support from the parent or legal guardian), E. Exceptions to the general rule of residency for and his or her dependents shall be considered subsidy and tuition surcharge purposes: residents of Ohio. 1. A person who is living and is gainfully employed 8. A person who is a member of the Ohio National on a full-time or part-time and self-sustaining basis Guard and who is domiciled in Oho, and his or in Ohio and who is pursuing a part-time program her spouse and dependents, will be considered of instruction at an institution of higher education residents of Ohio while the person is in Ohio shall be considered a resident of Ohio for these National Guard service. purposes. F. Procedures 2. A person who enters and currently remains upon active duty status in the United States military 1. A dependent person classified as a resident of service while a resident of Ohio for all other legal Ohio for these purposes under the provisions of purposes and his or her dependents shall be paragraph C1 of this rule and who is enrolled in considered residents of Ohio for these purposes an institution of higher education when his or her as long as Ohio remains the state of such person’s parents or legal guardian revokes their residency domicile. from the state of Ohio shall continue to be considered a resident during continuous full-time 3. A person on active duty status in the United States enrollment and until his or her completion of any military service who is stationed and resides one academic degree program. in Ohio and his or her dependents shall be considered residents of Ohio for these purposes. 2. In considering residency, removal of the student or the student’s parents or legal guardian from 4. A person who is transferred by his employer Ohio shall not, during a period of twelve months beyond the territorial limits of the fifty states of the following such removal, constitute relinquishment United States and the District of Columbia while of Ohio residency status otherwise established a resident of Ohio for all other legal purposes under paragraph C1 or C2 of this rule. and his or her dependents shall be considered residents of Ohio for these purposes as long as 3. For students who qualify for residency status Ohio remains the state of such person’s domicile under paragraph C3 of this rule, residency status as long as such person has fulfilled his or her tax is lost immediately if the employed person upon liability to the state of Ohio for at least the tax whom resident student status was based accepts year preceding enrollment. employment and establishes domicile outside Ohio less than twelve months after accepting 5. A person who has been employed as a migrant employment and establishing domicile in Ohio. worker in the state of Ohio and his or her dependents shall be considered a resident for 4. Any person once classified as a nonresident, these purposes provided such person has worked upon the completion of twelve consecutive months in Ohio at least four months during each of the of residency, must apply to the institution he or she three years preceding the proposed enrollment. attends for reclassification as a resident of Ohio for these purposes if such person in fact wants to be reclassified as a resident. Should such person Learn More: www.wscc.edu Page ~ 11 ~ Apply & Admissions Registration present clear and convincing proof that no part of his or her financial support is or in the preceding twelve consecutive months has been provided Registration A - Z directly or indirectly by person or entities who are Auditing Classes not residents of Ohio for all other legal purposes, such person shall be reclassified as a resident. The Audit ( R ) mark is recorded on the permanent Evidentiary determinations under this rule shall be record for course-work which, at the student’s own made by the institution which may require, among option, he or she takes without credit. Courses taken other things, documentation regarding the sources on this basis are not included in the computation of the of a student’s actual financial support. cumulative point average and are not applicable to graduation requirements. 5. Any reclassification of a person who was once classified as a nonresident for these purposes Cancelled Courses shall have prospective application only from the All courses are subject to a minimum enrollment. The date of such reclassification. College reserves the right to cancel classes which do 6. Any institution of higher education charged with not have the minimum number of enrolled students. reporting student enrollment to the Ohio Board of Change of Address Regents for state subsidy purposes and assessing the tuition surcharge shall provide individual It is the responsibility of the student to keep his or students with a fair and adequate opportunity her current address and phone number on file in the to present proof of his or her Ohio residency records office. This information is required for mailing for purposes of this rule. Such an institution may correspondence and other official documents. Address require the submission of affidavits and other changes may be made online using WebAdvisor. documentary evidence which it may deem necessary to a full and complete determination Change of Major under this rule. An appointment must be scheduled by the student with his/her new advisor. The advisor will be supplied How to Register with a change of major form and a copy of the student’s IN PERSON: You may register in person in the Main Building academic record to be used during academic advising. on campus with the records and registrar’s office. A major does not affect the student’s academic work Complete a registration form and give it to an assistant at the service window. You can pay your fees at the business office or cumulative grade point average. service window, right next to the records office, immediately after registering. Change of Name First time students must register at the College campus. Returning students can register in person on campus or on the All students requesting a name change must complete Web through MyWSCC/WebAdvisor. a change of name/address form. the registrar’s office will not process name changed received via registration, MyWSCC/WEBADVISOR: Each student is issued an ID and password to be used in accessing the MyWSCC web portal. drop/add forms, etc. Go to the MyWSCC page: my.wscc.edu In addition to the change of name form, students Sign-in to MyWSCC and click the WebAdvisor link on the must supply a copy of the legal document verifying the left-hand menu. change (i.e., marriage certificate, divorce decree, etc.), Choose “register” and follow instructions. which will be attached to the change of name form and You also can pay your fees over WebAdvisor by selecting filed in the student’s file. “Make a Payment”. Change of Schedule For assistance, contact the Help Desk. LOCATION: AS 253 or on the Web Students wishing to change their schedules after registration are permitted a period of one week to HOURS: Monday though Thursday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. make such changes. Following the authorized change and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Fridays 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. period, students may still withdrawal from classes. (See PHONE: 740.568.1949 withdraw procedure.) Page ~ 12 ~ Registration Student Handbook 2010 - 2012 Registration Class Standing informational, recreational or vocational needs of area residents. The non-credit approach to learning First-year Student: A student with 44 or fewer credit makes it possible for students to continue to learn in an hours (including credits transferred from other colleges & informal, non-competitive environment where an interest universities) in learning is the primary consideration. Admission requirements or entrance examinations are not required Second-year Student: A student with 45 or more credit for enrollment in the informal non-credit courses offered hours (including credits transferred from other colleges & by the college. Students enrolled in non-credit courses universities) are awarded an S for “satisfactory” completion or Continuing Education Units (CEUs) a U for “un-satisfactory” completion of the course. A certificate of achievement may be issued by the In addition to credit and non-credit courses, there are appropriate academic division. courses of occupational nature which qualify students for Continuing Education Units. The purpose of the CEU Refunds will be given for non-credit classes if the is to give the student a permanent, quantified record student cancels registration at least three days prior to of courses taken to upgrade occupational knowledge the first meeting of a class. Refunds will not be given for and skills. One CEU is awarded for each 10 hours non-credit classes after the class begins. of directed study. This nationally-accepted system for Off-Campus Classes documenting instruction has resulted from response to policies adopted by a number of professions requiring Each quarter, classes are offered off-campus in regular continuing education. communities within the College’s service district. The courses offered and locations are listed in the quarterly Washington State offers, or is prepared to develop schedule. Registration for these classes is the same as for programs that meet CEU requirements where on-campus classes. appropriate. Prerequisites Course and Credit Hour Limitations Each student is responsible for the completion of The course load of a student may not exceed 21 prerequisites for specific courses. Enrollment in a course quarter hours of course work in a regular quarter unless will not be permitted unless the prerequisites have been the student’s prescribed curriculum requires more than met successfully. In some circumstances waivers can be 21 quarter hours and the student’s cumulative grade signed to make up for prerequisite classes. point average for previous high school or college work, whichever is appropriate, is a B (3.00) or higher. Transcript Information No student is permitted to carry more than 21 hours in Students who wish to have a transcript of their work any quarter without written permission of the appropriate at Washington State sent to another institution or to a academic dean. prospective employer must submit a request in writing to the records office; requests by fax will be accepted if Distance Learning (DL) accompanied by a credit/debit card payment. There is An option to traditional on-campus courses, distance a $5 fee per transcript. learning uses a variety of technologies. One of the most Students should allow five working days for common forms of distance learning uses the Internet for processing an official transcript. Official transcripts will online classes. Because these classes require few or no not be issued during finals week for currently enrolled campus meetings and the “classroom” is open whenever students. and wherever there is a computer, they provide a great deal of scheduling flexibility to students. Students interact Transfer of Credit with the instructor and other students in the class through internet communication. The same registration rules • Students may transfer credit from other colleges apply to DL courses as to other courses. to Washington State upon receipt of an official transcript by the College records office. Non-Credit Courses The College offers a variety of non-credit courses, workshops and seminars designed to meet the ~ Continued on page. 15. Learn More: www.wscc.edu Page ~ 13 ~ Registration Registration New Student Checklist Fill out the FAFSA Complete the form at fafsa.ed.gov Apply for Admission Complete admission online at www.wscc.edu or submit a paper application at the admissions office. Complete the placement Assessment Contact student services and arrange an appointment Access MyWSCC Register with MyWSCC by clicking the “New user” link. Build a schedule and register for classes Use the online schedule builder and work with your advisor to choose the best classes for you. Pay fees or assure financial aid is complete If payment is not made, or financial aid in place, your schedule may be de-activated Get parking permit Parking permits are available at the business office Get student ID card Visit the student services desk to obtain your student ID. Buy your books All books and supplies are available at the Bookstore. Academic Calendar Summer Quarter classes begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, June 21, 2010 Additional registration for day and evening classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday to Friday, June 21 to 25, 2010 Deadline to register for day or evening classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, June 25, 2010 Independence Day Observed - Campus Closed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, July 5, 2010 Deadline to withdraw from mini-session. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, July 9, 2010 Mid-term week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday to Friday, July 12 to 16, 2010 Summer mini-session ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, July 16, 2010 Deadline to withdraw from Summer Quarter classes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, July 30, 2010 Final exam period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday to Friday, Aug. 9 to 13, 2010 Summer Quarter ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, Aug. 13, 2010 Page ~ 14 ~ Registration Student Handbook 2010 - 2012 Registration Labor Day - Campus Closed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, Sept. 6, 2010 Fall Quarter classes begin, day & evening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, Sept. 13, 2010 Additional registration for day & evening classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Monday to Friday, Sept. 13 to 17, 2010 Deadline to register for day classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 Deadline to register for evening classes w/ permission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 Mid-term week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Monday to Saturday, Oct. 11 to 16, 2010 Advisement/Registration begins for Winter Quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 Veteran’s Day - Campus Closed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 Deadline to withdraw from Fall Quarter classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 Final exam period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday to Wednesday, Nov. 18 to 24, 2010 Fall Quarter ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 Thanksgiving Break - Campus Closed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25 and 26, 2010 Winter Quarter advisement/registration begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 Winter Quarter intersession begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, Nov. 29, 2010 Deadline to withdraw from intersession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 Winter Quarter intersession ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 Holiday Break - Campus Closed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Friday to Sunday, Dec. 24 to Jan. 2, 2011 Winter Quarter evening classes begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 Additional registration for day and evening classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday to Monday, Jan. 3 to 10, 2011 Deadline to register for day classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 Deadline to register for evening classes w/ permission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 Martin Luther King Day - Campus Closed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 Mid-term week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday to Saturday, Jan. 31 to Feb. 5, 2011 President’s Day - Campus Closed until 5 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 Advisement/Registration begins for Spring Quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 Deadline to withdraw from Winter Quarter classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, March 4, 2011 Final exam period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday to Friday, March 12 to 18, 2011 Winter Quarter ends. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, March 18, 2011 Spring Quarter advisement/registration begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 Classes begin - day and evening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, March 28, 2011 Additional registration for day classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday to Friday, March 28 to April 1, 2011 Deadline to register for day classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, April 1, 2011 Deadline to register for evening classes w/ permission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday, April 7, 2011 Mid-term week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday to Saturday, April 25 to 30, 2011 Advisement/Registration begins for Su/Fall Quarters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, May 16, 2011 Memorial Day - Campus Closed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, May 30, 2011 Deadline to withdraw from Spring Quarter classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, May 27, 2011 Final exam period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday to Friday, June 4 to 10, 2011 Spring Quarter ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, June 10, 2011 Spring Graduation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, June 10, 2011 Summer Quarter classes begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, June 20, 2011 Additional registration for day and evening classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday to Friday, June 20 to 24, 2011 Deadline to register for day or evening classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, June 24, 2011 Independence Day Observed - Campus Closed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, July 4, 2011 Deadline to withdraw from mini-session. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, July 8, 2011 Mid-term week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday to Friday, July 11 to 15, 2011 Summer mini-session ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, July 15, 2011 Deadline to withdraw from Summer Quarter classes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, July 29, 2011 Final exam period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday to Friday, Aug. 8 to 12, 2011 Summer Quarter ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, Aug. 12, 2011 Learn More: www.wscc.edu Page ~ 15 ~ Registration Registration ~ Continued from page. 13. • Students eligible for Veterans Educational Benefits • College credit can only be transferred to cannot receive benefits for any course for which Washington State from an institution accredited they previously received credit. by a recognized regional accrediting • The content of courses transferred must be commission. equivalent to the current Washington State course • The grade for transfer credit must be a C or content. better, or equivalent except as noted under the • Credit for a course which is applicable to Ohio Articulation and Transfer Policy. graduation will not be granted in an amount in • In order to be applied toward graduation excess of the current course credit offered by requirements, the credit transferred to Washington Washington State. State must be applicable to the program of study Workload: Academics and a Job being taken at Washington State. Students who are working in addition to their • Washington State subscribes to the Ohio academic pursuits should balance their working hours Articulation and Transfer Policy as it applies to with their academic work load. Beginning students courses transferred from other Ohio state colleges should not register for more than 15 credit hours if their and universities and certain private colleges previous academic record indicates unpreparedness. which participate in the policy. In general, Those who work more than 20 hours per week should courses will be transferred into the College reduce their class load in accordance with their work regardless of how long ago they were taken. load. However, in some subject areas which have undergone rapid technological changes in recent Withdrawing from a Course years, the faculty reserves the right to require students to pass a proficiency examination or to A student may withdraw from a course, add a course, repeat the course. Students should work closely or withdraw from the college during the first week of any with their faculty advisors on matters of quarter by completing the drop/add form which may course transfer. be obtained from the records office. 2010 - 2011 Registration Dates Summer Quarter 2010 Advisement/Registration begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 17, 2010 Registration for new students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 19, 2010 Additional registration for day/evening classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 21 to 25, 2010 Deadline to register for day classes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 25, 2010 Deadline to register for evening classes (with permission) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 1, 2010 Deadline to withdrawal from classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 30, 2010 Fall Quarter 2010 Advisement/Registration begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 17, 2010 Registration for new students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 19, 2010 Additional registration for day/evening classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 13 to 17, 2010 Deadline to register for day classes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 17, 2010 Deadline to register for evening classes (with permission) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 23, 2010 Deadline to withdrawal from classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 12, 2010 Winter Quarter 2011 Advisement/Registration begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 1, 2010 Registration for new students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 3, 2010 Additional registration for day/evening classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 3 to 10, 2011 Deadline to register for day classes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 10, 2011 Deadline to register for evening classes (with permission) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 13, 2011 Deadline to withdrawal from classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 4, 2011 Spring Quarter 2011 Advisement/Registration begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb. 22, 2011 Registration for new students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 24, 2011 Additional registration for day/evening classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 28 to April 1, 2011 Deadline to register for day classes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 1, 2011 Deadline to register for evening classes (with permission) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 7, 2011 Deadline to withdrawal from classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 27, 2011 Page ~ 16 ~ Registration Student Handbook 2010 - 2012 Payments and Fees A grade of “W” is entered on the student’s transcript withdraw for valid reasons. Refunds are given after the first week of classes. at the following rates based on the date that the records office receives the withdrawal form. The deadline for withdrawing from a course with the grade of “W” will be announced by the records office • During the first (1st) through the sixth (6th) each quarter. calendar days of any quarter - 100 percent. The procedure to withdraw from a course is: • During the seventh (7th) through the fifteenth (15th) calendar days of any quarter - 75 percent. 1. Obtain a drop/add form from the records office and complete it. • During the sixteenth (16th) through the twenty-First (21st) calendar days of any quarter - 50 percent. 2. Pay the $5 fee at the business office and have the form validated. • No refunds will be given after the twenty-first calendar day of any quarter. 3. Return the form to the records office. • Intersession refund periods are noted in the winter The records office will notify all instructors that the quarter schedule of classes. drop/add has been received and will record the letter grade of W on the student’s permanent record. • Summer four-week session refund periods are noted in the summer schedule of classes. Withdrawing from the College 3. The registration fee is not subject to refund. Any student who wishes to withdraw from the college should follow the same procedure as outlined for 4. Specific federal and/or state requirements take withdrawing from a course. In case of emergency, the precedence over the above refund procedures withdrawal will be executed in absentia upon receipt of when applicable. Detailed information about written notification to the records office. federal refund policies is outlined in the College’s Student Financial Aid Consumer Guide, or is available from the financial aid office. Payment Due Dates Fee Descriptions & Deactivation CONNECTIVITY FEE is charged for each online Applicable fees are to be paid each quarter at the course taken and is payable at the time of registration. business office by the dates designated in the quarterly schedule. Failure to pay fees by the due date will result GRADUATION FEE is paid by students who will be in having the student’s quarterly schedule deactivated graduating from the college and is due in full with the unless financial aid or payment arrangements have been petition for graduation. made to cover the costs. Deactivation of a schedule can LABORATORY FEES are required by certain courses to result in loss of a seat in the class. cover the cost of consumable materials and equipment maintenance. These are payable at the time of Refund of Fees registration. Students who wish to withdraw from a course must complete the academic withdrawal procedure to qualify PARKING PERMIT FEES are required each year for a refund. beginning July 1. Vehicles of all students, faculty and staff that will be on the College campus must be The following regulations apply to refunds: registered with the business office. Replacement tags will be issued during the year for a fee. 1. Full refunds will be given to students who enroll in classes that are canceled by the College. PRACTICUM/CLINICAL FEES are charged for each Refund of fees will be automatic. Students are not clinical course or practicum taken and is payable at the required to complete the academic withdrawal time of registration. procedure for canceled courses. 2. Refunds of tuition are given to students who Learn More: www.wscc.edu Page ~ 17 ~ Payments and Fees Payments and Fees Washington State Community College Fees Tuition and Related Fees $81.50 per credit hour for residents of Ohio* $163 per credit hour for out-of-state students* Laboratory and testing fees are assessed for some programs and/or courses: Practicum/clinical fee $40/course, if applicable Reactivation fee $25 Registration fee $16.50/quarter Technology fee $2/credit hour Workshop and Workforce Development Courses - Prices may vary. Other Fees Connectivity fee $40/online course Graduation fee $40 Late payment fee $25 Parking fee $20 Parking replacement tag $5 Proficiency fee $50 Student ID Free Student ID replacement $5 Student Insurance Program Fees on demand from Student Services Transcript fee $5 Washington State reserves the right to change tuition and fees without notice. * Current as of Summer Quarter 2010 PROFICIENCY EXAMINATION FEE is charged for each examination taken. How to Pay Fees REGISTRATION FEE is charged once each quarter to You can pay fees in person via WebAdvisor or by process registration in any class. mail. You can check on how much you owe in fees by logging into WebAdvisor or by stopping by the business STUDENT ID REPLACEMENT FEE is charged when a office during regular business hours. student requests a replacement ID. The first one is issued at no charge. IN PERSON: Pay at the business office service window in the Main Building. Cash, check or credit STUDENT INSURANCE PROGRAM cards are accepted. Regular office hours are 7:30 a.m. A brochure describing this program and information to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except during about the related fees are available from the student summer when the office closes at noon on Fridays. services office. The program is optional and available WebAdvisor: Each student is issued an ID and to students only upon registration as a full-time student for password to be used in accessing WebAdvisor. Go to their first quarter of attendance each academic year. the college website, www.wscc.edu. TECHNOLOGY FEE The purpose of this fee is to Click on WebAdvisor and log in. maintain, implement or improve institutional technology which has a direct impact on students. Choose “make a payment” and follow instructions TRANSCRIPT FEE is charged to issue an official copy For assistance visit the Help Desk from the Web site, of transcript. Requests should be made with payment to on campus in AS253, or call 740.568.1949. the records office. Unofficial copies may be obtained free online through WebAdvisor. Page ~ 18 ~ Payments and Fees Student Handbook 2010 - 2012 Financial Aid The FAFSA form must be completed online, by going Financial Aid to www.fafsa.ed.gov. The school code for Washington State Community College is “010453” There is no fee The cost of attending Washington State, or any other for submitting this form. college, involves more than just the cost of tuition— fees, books, room, board, personal expenses and Step #2: Apply to the College transportation are included in a total college budget. When you file your FAFSA, designate Washington Even though most Washington State students are State by using our school code to receive your commuters living at home and driving back and forth to information. In May, all financial aid recipients who classes, these other expenses continue throughout your have completed the FAFSA and have been accepted college career. into the college receive a financial aid award Financial aid awards are made on the basis of notification for the upcoming fall quarter. an established budget that takes these expenses into During all other times of the year, financial aid awards consideration. Therefore, it is possible, dependent are made as soon as the appropriate forms are received upon the extent of a student’s eligibility, to qualify for and processed by the financial aid office. any amount of aid from a few hundred dollars all the way up to the entire Washington State budget. Student Step #3: Accept your Financial Aid Awards budgets are based upon the dependency and residency status of the applicant. You can obtain a copy of the If you are awarded financial aid, you must accept current cost of attendance budget from the financial aid the award before it can be used. Accepting the award office. simply requires that you read all information provided about the award and sign a form stating that you accept Applying for financial aid can be confusing, but it isn’t the award and the requirements as stated. really difficult. There are several programs providing financial aid for students. The types and amounts of aid Step #4 Complete Required Forms for Specific Aid assigned will, for the most part, depend upon the extent Resources of the family’s and/or the student’s resources. The total amount of aid awarded depends upon a calculation If you receive a financial aid award, it may consist of financial need after all other resources have been of more than one resource. Resources include federal, considered, and upon the funds available. state, specialized and college programs. Some aid may be in the form of grants or scholarships—which do not Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid have to be repaid, some may be available as student as early as possible after January 1 of each year. In loans that must be repaid upon leaving school. The compliance with public law 93-380 as amended financial aid office can help you if you have questions (Family Educational and Privacy Act of 1974), all about any of the types of aid available. information received in connection with application for financial aid is held in the strictest confidence. Many of these resources will require that you complete additional forms or provide requested documentation. Students and parents needing assistance in the Scholarships often have requirements besides financial financial aid process should call the financial aid office need, for example, you may be required to be entering at 740.568.1980. a specific program of study. Again, if you have questions, the financial aid office is here to help you. Steps for Financial Aid Important Reminder! Step #1: Complete the FAFSA You are encouraged to apply for financial aid as In applying for any type of financial aid for college, early as possible after January 1 of each year. Campus- based aid is subject to the availability of funds and other the first step is to complete the FAFSA (Free Application aid programs, such as the Ohio College Opportunity for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is the way you Grant (OCOG) and the Pell Grant, have deadlines for submit your financial information that is used to application (deadlines for these two grants are listed on determine total financial need. the cover of the printed FAFSA). Students and parents needing assistance in the financial aid process should call the Financial Aid Office at 740.568.1908. Learn More: www.wscc.edu Page ~ 19 ~ Financial Aid Financial Aid academic progress as outlined in this policy prior to Financial Aid Sources the initial awarding or certification of financial aid. In addition, all transfer credit hours being accepted by There are many forms of financial aid available for Washington State Community College are included students at Washington State, such as: in this evaluation for the purposes of calculating the maximum time frame. The Satisfactory Academic • Federal Pell Grants Progress will be monitored after the Spring Quarter grades are posted. Being eligible to enroll in classes • Student Loans does not mean the student is maintaining Satisfactory • Scholarships Academic Progress for Financial Aid. • Federal Work Study Programs Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) are measured using the following criteria: • Other Outside Programs • Cumulative Grade Point Average Details on all these sources along with FAQ’s can be found on the WSCC financial aid Web site at: • Completion of Attempted Credit Hours • Maximum Time Frame (MTF) for completion of http://www.wscc.edu/financial_aid degree or certificate. It is the responsibility of the student to understand and Satisfactory Progress Standards adhere to these standards to continue receiving federal Federal regulations require that Washington State aid at Washington State Community College. Community College establish policies to monitor the academic progress of student who apply for and / 1. Cumulative Grade Point Average Requirement or receive federal financial aid. These standards are Cumulative Grade Point Average is evaluated at designed to ensure that students are making progress the conclusion of Spring Quarter and is based on the toward completion of their program of study. The total attempted credit hours at the time of evaluation. In Washington State Community College Policy applies to order to be considered to have maintained Satisfactory the following financial aid programs: Academic Progress, a student must meet the minimum • Federal Pell Grant cumulative GPA requirements defined below: • Academic Competitiveness Grant Credit Hours Minimum Cumulative Attempted GPA • Federal Work Study Program • Federal Stafford Loan Program (subsidized and 1-9 1.0 unsubsidized) • Federal Parent PLUS Loan Program 9-44 1.6 Note: The Ohio College Opportunity Grant is not affected by this policy. 45-60 1.7 The review of the student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress is based on the entire academic record, 67-75 1.8 including course work taken under the Post Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO), the Early Enrollment Program (EEP) and developmental coursework. The federal 76-89 1.9 government requires institutions to monitor the academic progress of non-recipients, also. Be aware that your academic progress during any quarter in which you do 90 + 2.0 not receive financial aid will be a factor in determining your eligibility for aid in subsequent quarters. Students Current as of Spring 2010 applying for financial aid must be making satisfactory Page ~ 20 ~ Financial Aid Student Handbook 2010 - 2012 Financial Aid 2. Completion of Attempted Credit Hours Financial Aid Cancellation Students must complete a minimum of 67% of their Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined in this attempted credit hours. The Completion Ratio will policy will be evaluated at the conclusion of Spring be monitored at the conclusion of Spring Quarter by Quarter. A student who has failed to meet one or more dividing the total number of credit hours successfully of the standards outlined above will be placed on completed by the total number of credit hours attempted. Financial Aid Cancellation and federal student aid will This review is based on the entire enrollment history of be terminated. A written notice will be sent detailing the the student at Washington State Community College. If Cancellation Status and explaining the step necessary to the student has passed at least 67% of the cumulative have financial aid reinstated. attempted credit hour, progress is satisfactory. If the student has passed less than 67% of the cumulative Reinstatement of Eligibility attempted credit hours, progress is unsatisfactory. Once a student has been placed on financial aid Successful completion of course work is defined as a cancellation, the student can re-establish eligibility in one letter grade/notation of A, B, C, D, K, L, T, X, N and of two ways: are considered satisfactory completion of a course 1. Students can attend Washington State Community for financial aid purposes. Unsuccessful completion College in a self pay status until all minimum of course work is defined as a letter grade /notation SAP standards are met. When the deficiencies of F, I, P, W, U and are NOT considered satisfactory in successful completion rate and/or cumulative completion of a course for financial aid purposes. GPA have been made up, it is the student’s It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Office of responsibility to notify the Financial Aid Office Financial Aid when an Incomplete Course (I or P) has in order for the cancellation to be lifted. Please been completed successfully. note, credit hours transferred from another college cannot be used to make up a cumulative GPA 3. Maximum Time Frame (MTF) Measurement deficiency. Requirements 2. Students that have a documentable extenuating Students must complete their academic program within circumstance (i.e. illness/injury of student, death 150% of the published length, expressed in program of a close relative) may appeal their financial aid length, needed to graduate. (This is the definition cancellation. If the appeal is approved, a student of maximum time frame.) All classes attempted at will be placed on Probation Status until meeting Washington State Community College and transferred all minimum SAP standards. During Probation in from another institution are included in the MTF Status, a student must successfully completion calculation, as well as proficiency credits and credits of all course work attempted. A student may “forgiven” by the Fresh Start Program. Progress will be have specific requirements to meet in order monitored at the conclusion of Spring Quarter. NOTE: to regain or maintain financial aid eligibility. Classes taken that are not on the published audit sheet Failure to successfully complete all course work of your academic major will be counted in SAP. It attempted while on Probation Status will result in is very important that the student follow the program cancellation of all federal financial aid and IS audit sheet. Taking additional classes not on the official NOT APPEALABLE. program audit sheet will cause you to reach MTF faster and is unlikely to be appealable. If your SAP review Appeals Process makes it clear that you cannot mathematically finish your • STEP ONE: Complete the Satisfactory Academic program within your MTF, you will become ineligible for Progress Appeal form and submit it to the federal financial aid at the time of that review. Financial Aid Office along with documentation of the reasons for failing to comply with the SAP Program Max Completion Length Length standards. The completed paperwork must be received by the first day of the quarter in which 4 qtrs. 6 qtrs. the student wants the aid reinstated. You may 6 qtrs. 9 qtrs. obtain a copy of the appeal form here (.pdf). 7 qtrs. 10.5 qtrs. 8 qtrs. 12 qtrs. Learn More: www.wscc.edu Page ~ 21 ~ Financial Aid Financial Aid • STEP TWO: The Satisfactory Academic Progress in from another institution must be included in Committee will review your appeal and render a the total number of credits attempted at WSCC decision. when determining the denominator portion of the credit hour completion ratio. The cumulative • STEP THREE: The written decision of the GPA will include ALL courses taken at WSCC, no Committee will be sent by the Financial Aid exclusions! Office to the student within ten business days of the committee meeting. The decision of Change of Enrollm ent Status Within a Term the Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals Committee is FINAL. The financial aid enrollment status of a student will be based upon the credit hours the student carries on the A student cannot have more then two approved 15th calendar day of the quarter. Changes made after Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals during their the 15th calendar day will not result in a recalculation entire academic career at Washington State Community of financial aid. College. Enrollment Status Schedule Additional Institutional SAP Policies: • 12 credit hours or more = Full Time Enrollment • Program Changes: If a student changes their program during their enrollment at WSCC, • 9-11 credit hours = ¾ Time Enrollment the Financial Aid Office will calculate the MTF • 6-8 credit hours = ½ Time Enrollment according to the new major. Any courses previously taken at WSCC or transferred into • 1-5 credit hours = Less then ½ Time Enrollment WSCC that apply to the new major will be included in the new calculation of MTF. Per This information is current as of Spring 2010. Federal Regulation, a student cannot change Constant up-to-date information can be found on their major to avoid the Maximum Time Frame the WSCC financial aid web site at: standard once the MTF has been reached. All credits attempted at WSCC and those transferred in from another institution must be included in the http://www.wscc.edu/financial_aid total number of credits attempted at WSCC when determining the denominator portion of the credit Return of Federal Title IV Funds hour completion ratio. The cumulative GPA will include all course taken at WSCC, no exclusions! The Student Financial Aid Return of Title IV Funds requirements apply when a student receiving federal • Remedial/Developmental Courses: WSCC does financial aid withdraws, drops out, or otherwise fails not offer a remedial/developmental program; to complete the period of enrollment for which he or therefore a student may receive aid for remedial she received financial aid. The term “Title IV Funds” coursework id enrolled in an eligible program refers to the following Federal Financial Aid programs: as a regular student. Remedial courses will be unsubsidized and subsidized federal loans, PLUS included in all SAP measurements. Loans, Pell Grants, and Academic Competitiveness Grants. State grants have separate refund calculations. • Second Degrees at WSCC: These requirements DO NOT APPLY to a student who: WSCC Office of Financial Aid policy states that Withdraws before the first day of classes, reduces his a student may pursue no more then two degrees or her course load but is still registered in at least one and receive financial aid. If a student already has class, never attends any of their classes as documented a bachelor’s or an associate’s degree, WSCC by the class instructor. will only allow financial aid eligibility for one more degree. (Certificates will not be counted as Federal Calculation of Withdrawal Date a degree.)When reviewing a student’s SAP for a student pursing a second degree at WSCC, any WSCC is required to determine when the student courses previously taken at WSCC or transferred withdrew. The withdrawal date is: The date the student into WSCC that apply to the new degree will began the institutions withdrawal process by completing be included in the new calculation of MTF. All a withdrawal form and submitting it to the Records credits attempted at WSCC and those transferred Office; or An unofficial withdrawal, the last known Page ~ 22 ~ Financial Aid Student Handbook 2010 - 2012 Financial Aid attendance at a documented academically- related have been covered, and that Title IV funds are the first activity; or the midpoint of the period of enrollment resource applied to institutional charges. Institutional period for a student who leaves without notifying the Charges consist of the amounts that have been institution. assessed to the student’s account prior to the student’s withdraw, not a reduced amount that might result from NOTE: Failing all courses may constitute an unofficial the institutional refund policy. The responsibility to repay withdrawal if the institution cannot document the student unearned aid is shared by institution and the student in attended past the 60% point of the term. proportion to the aid each is assumed to posses. The institution’s share is the lesser of: Federal Return of Title IV Funds Calculation The total amount of unearned aid; or Institutional A student earns aid based solely on the length of time charges multiplied by the percentage of aid that was he or she attended. If the student withdraws are stops unearned. The student’s share is the difference between attending classes before the 60% point of the quarter, a the total unearned amount and the institution’s share. portion of the total federal aid the student was eligible to receive may need to be repaid immediately. Title IV aid Students return their share of unearned aid attributable and all other aid is viewed as 100% earned after the to a loan under the terms and conditions of the 60% point of the quarter. Unearned Title IV funds, other promissory note. then Federal Work Study, must be returned. Unearned aid is the amount of disbursed Title IV aid that exceeds The student will also be billed for any amount due the amount of Title IV aid earned. The responsibility to WSCC resulting from the return of Title IV Funds to repay the unearned aid is shared by the institution that were used to cover institutional charges. Students and the student. Institutional responsibilities in regard will receive notification of the Return of Title IV Funds to the return of Title IV funds: Provide each student Calculation and the amounts that are owed by certified with the information given in this policy. Each student U.S. mail. The student will have 45 days to set up will receive this information in writing with their award a satisfactory re-payment option with the institution’s letter. Identify students who are affected by this policy Business Office and the US Department of Education, and complete the Return of Title IV Funds calculation for which ever applies, for the student’s share of the those students. Return any Title IV funds that are due to unearned aid attributed to a grant after reduction. the Title IV programs in the following order within 45 of determining the student withdrew: unsubsidized Stafford After 45 days have lapsed, the account will be turned Loan, subsidized Stafford Loan, PLUS Loan, Pell Grant, over to collections to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office Academic Competitiveness Grant. for an overpayment of Title IV funds. Students who owe an overpayment for Title IV funds are INELIGIBLE for Student’s responsibilities in regard to the return of further disbursements of Title IV federal financial Title IV funds: Return to the Title IV program any funds aid programs. that were disbursed directly to the student and which the student was determined to be ineligible for via the Return of Title IV Funds calculation and in the order as followed by the Institution stated above. A copy of the worksheet used for this calculation can be requested from the Office of Financial Aid. If earned aid exceeds disbursed aid, additional funds may be disbursed (Late Disbursement). Additional disbursements are precluded if the amount of earned aid is less than the total Title IV aid that was disbursed prior to the institution’s determination that the student withdrew. An enrollment percentage will be determined by the number of days in the quarter (including weekends) divided by the number of days enrolled (including weekends). However, scheduled breaks of 5 days or longer would be excluded in this calculation. The Title IV Refund formula assumes that funds are directly disbursed to the student only after all institutional charges Learn More: www.wscc.edu Page ~ 23 ~ Financial Aid Working Smart to the major. Consult the admissions representative at the Finding Success at college you plan to transfer to for additional details. Washington State An increasing number of transfer articulations and online degree completion options are available to Academic Advising students who have completed the Associate of Applied Business and Associate of Applied Science degrees. The student advising system is designed to assist each These degree options often require that students take student on an individual basis. Day students carrying additional general education courses to “bridge” more than six credit hours will be assigned an academic between the applied degrees and the baccalaureate advisor. All high school students register through pathway, but they represent an excellent path for student services. Students enrolled in evening classes attaining a bachelor’s degree. should contact the student services office for academic advising. Washington State has entered into numerous partnerships and has transfer information available from Academic advisors help you to: several colleges and universities, a full list of which can • Understand Washington State’s degree be found on the College Web site at www.wscc.edu in requirements the current and prospective students section or from the director of advising and transfer in the student services • Understand transfer requirements office. • Become aware of and interpret academic policies as they relate to your situation Bookstore The College Bookstore is your resource for textbooks, • Develop educational goals as they relate to reference materials, office and school supplies, careers software, greeting cards, gifts, clothing and lab/nursing supplies. Bookstore information may be found posted on • Develop short and long-term academic plans the bulletin board outside the Bookstore entrance. • Develop course schedule that consider your Charges: academic background, course prerequisites, and educational goals Student ID is required to charge to a student account. Charges are only accepted through the first two weeks • Identify appropriate resource personnel to assist of each quarter. you with study skills, career counseling, and resolving complaints Regular hours are: • Learn about transfer opportunities at area colleges • Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. • Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Articulation Agreements The intent of the Associate of Arts and Associate (Hours may vary during the first week of the quarter of Science degrees is to provide transfer to four-year and during periods when classes are not in session). institutions at the junior level for bachelor’s degree • Resell: A used book company is on campus completion. To assist students in transfer, articulation during finals week to buy used books. agreements continue to be developed with nearby public and private colleges and universities. The • Returns: The College Bookstore accepts returns articulation agreements clearly indicate which courses during the first two weeks of the quarter, only. offered by Washington State will be accepted by the A receipt is required to return items. Any receiving institution. shrinkwrapped item must be in the original shrink wrapping in order to be returned. If it has been Students completing an Associate of Arts or Associate removed it is no longer returnable. of Science degree will be granted admission at a publicly supported college or university in Ohio. Selective majors at the colleges may require specific coursework and grade point average prior to admission Page ~ 24 ~ Working Smart Student Handbook 2010 - 2012 Working Smart Further, life experience credit may be granted Career Planning through the life experience portfolio to students who Students, or potential students, interested in exploring demonstrate they have acquired on-the-job knowledge career fields and setting career goals should contact or skills equivalent to courses. Proficiency examinations student services to schedule an appointment for career also offer a way for students to gain college credits. advising. Students can create a personal profile of Additional college credits are available through the interests, abilities and experiences, develop a list of College Level Examination Program (CLEP). colleges, and explore career opportunities, Advisors are available to talk to and provide referrals Independent Study when necessary. Various job search skills workshops are Courses are offered by independent study when offered throughout the year. there is no other feasible method whereby a student can register for the course within the regular college calendar. See the appropriate academic dean or Child Development Center department chair for approval of independent study The Evergreen Child Development Center serves courses and the rules governing them. students, employees and the community with quality child development services. The Center is licensed to Developmental Studies serve 69 children, ages six weeks through age five Computer-assisted, competency-based courses years. The building includes four classrooms, an event in mathematics, writing, and reading are available room for indoor play, fenced lighted outdoor play areas, for those students who enter college with the need kitchen and staff offices. to strengthen their basic skills. Prior to registering, students take a placement assessment to determine • The Center is licensed by the State of Ohio. their preparedness for college courses. Based on the • The 7,500 square foot building opened in 2003. assessment results and adviser recommendation, students enroll in the appropriate developmental studies classes. • The Center's hours are 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students in these classes work toward competency of the course material through a variety of instructional • For more information about the Center's services, methods: lecture, discussion, tutorials, individualized call 740.568.1920. studies, and/or self-pacing. More specific information about these courses can be found in the course Computer Labs description section of the catalog. There are computer labs across campus providing Developmental studies courses do not provide credit general and specialized computer access for students. for use toward graduation. The primary open student computer lab is located in the Arts & Sciences Center (AS 253). Students must show their Washington State ID in order to use the open Experiential Learning computer lab. This lab is staffed with a lab assistant and In order to reinforce classroom learning, Washington shares space with the HelpDesk. State offers the following experiential learning opportunities for students: Another open lab is located in the Learning Center on the first floor of the Arts & Sciences Center. Other labs • Practicum. Basic principles acquired in the on campus are equipped with software and hardware classroom are put into practice through direct specific to program requirements. Computer lab hours experience in approved community agencies. The are posted each quarter. practicum experience is coordinated by a faculty member and includes enrollment in an on-campus Credit Alternatives seminar. Some students are able to convert prior education • Clinicals and Directed Practice. A realistic or work experiences into college credits. Work taken environment for student learning is provided in at another accredited institution may be transferable. the Health Science programs when students Credit is available for some military and corporate apply principles and practice skills learned in the training programs. classroom to actual medical settings. Learn More: www.wscc.edu Page ~ 25 ~ Working Smart Working Smart • Internship. The internship program integrates which facilitates sharing between college and work experience with academic instruction and is university libraries in the state and the State accomplished on a regular schedule of work and Library of Ohio. A computer lab, media project instruction. The work experience must apply to room, distance learning lab, and staff offices are the student’s major program in order for credit to located in the library. The building opened in be awarded. The internship program is open to 1998. students in all major programs except those fields which already incorporate experiential learning • Center for Business and Technology: Three/four experiences into the program. premium technology classrooms, a testing center and the offices of the Workforce Development • Service-Learning. Service-Learning integrates staff are included in this building. Two classrooms classroom instruction with community service for are fully equipped with computers for interactive a non-profit agency. Classes taught using the learning. A third room is equipped with sound service learning method provide students with the and projection equipment and changeable opportunity to apply what they are learning in the configuration for meetings and events, as well classroom to real life situations and foster civic as classes. This room can be divided into two responsibility. separate room with a mobile wall. The building contains 7,500 square feet and opened in 2003. Facilities • Evergreen Child Development Center: The Child The Washington State campus, which opened with Development Center serves students, employees one “Main Building” in 1991, has grown to include six and the community with quality child development structures: the Main Building, Arts & Sciences Center, services. The building includes four classrooms Carson K. Miller Library, Center for Business and for infants through children five years of age, Technology, Evergreen Child Development Center, and an event room for indoor play, fenced lighted a maintenance building. outdoor play areas, kitchen and staff offices. Up The College sets on about 155 acres of wooded to 60 children can be accommodated at the land. In 2004 the College created a Master Plan Center, which is licensed by the State of Ohio. for campus growth, with a vision for addition of a The 7,500 square foot building opened in 2003. conference center, an Appalachian arts center with an • Main Building: Business, Health, Engineering amphitheater, and a health sciences building, as well and Industrial Technologies academic offices, as improvements to the campus entrances and parking. and classrooms are in this building, as are These improvements will be constructed as funds administrative offices, including the president’s become available. office, records, business office, human resources • Arts and Sciences Center: Classrooms in this and student services. The Commons (or cafeteria) building include physics and chemistry labs, art, and the Community Room (60 seats)—two music and dance labs, education and transfer spaces often used for events—are in the Main programs and other arts & sciences classes. Building. There are 10 computer labs and Offices of faculty in the Arts & Sciences academic several academic labs in this building, as well division, and the office of the chief academic as the College Bookstore. The building contains officer are located here. Harvey Graham 108,000 square feet and opened in 1991. Auditorium (288 seats), site of many community and campus events, is on the second floor of this building. The Learning Center, offering tutoring Carson K. Miller Library and other student success programs, is on the The Carson K. Miller Library houses over 29,000 first floor and an open student computer lab and volumes and as one of 75 members of OhioLINK, HelpDesk are located in AS253. The building provides access to over 31 million books, videos and opened in 1996; 44,000 square feet. journal titles, 94 research databases and 1,500 full text journals. • Carson K. Miller Library: The library houses resource texts, reference books, periodicals, The library is named in honor of Carson K. Miller, videos and other media and can access over 31 president emeritus, who served as president of the million library items statewide through OhioLink, College from 1985 - 2002. Page ~ 26 ~ Working Smart Student Handbook 2010 - 2012 Working Smart OhioLINK: Washington State has been a member Computers are available in the Learning Center with of OhioLINK since 1996. The Ohio Library and a wide array of software including tutorials, MS Office Information Network, OhioLINK, is a consortium and Internet access. of Ohio’s colleges and university libraries and the State Library of Ohio. Serving more than 500,000 The Learning Center houses adaptive equipment for students, faculty, and staff at 84 institutions, OhioLINK’s students with disabilities, the retention coordination membership includes 17 public universities, 23 office, Opportunity Scholars Program and TI-83 community/technical colleges, 43 private colleges, calculator loans. and the State Library of Ohio. OhioLINK offers access Learning Center hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. to more than 31 million library items statewide. Our Monday-Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on students and faculty have the ability to electronically Friday. request items while searching the OhioLINK central catalog. It also provides a delivery service among member institutions to speed the exchange of library Tutoring Services items. The tutoring program offers individual and group tutoring in a variety of courses. To ensure quality In addition to the central catalog, students and faculty academic assistance for students, program tutors are can access electronic research databases including recruited, trained, and supervised by the academic a variety of full-text resources. Ninety-plus research coordinator, and they attend quarterly training databases covering a variety of disciplines are at the workshops. users’ fingertips. Individuals hired by the program must meet minimum FOCUS academic standards, currently a 2.75 cumulative grade point average, and an A or B in the course(s) she or FOCUS is a Web-based. self-paced, career guidance he will tutor. As well as academically distinguished tool that will assist you in self-assessment and career students, the program hires instructors, Washington State exploration. Users of FOCUS learn to make more graduates, students from other institutions, and people realistic decisions about their goals and plans, how from the community with expertise. to self-manage their careers and the importance of adaptability in these times of change. If you are a new In addition to providing individual and group tutoring user, you will first need to create your own personal services, the tutoring program offers math and writing account—this process requires that you enter an labs. These walk-in academic support services provide institutional key code. The Washington State key code quick access to help in any math or writing classes can be obtained from the director of advising and offered at the College. Students having difficulty in transfer. Once you have an account, you may login and courses are encouraged to stop by the Learning Center use it whenever you wish. for information about tutoring and other academic support services as early in the quarter as possible. FOCUS is available from the College Web site at: http://www.wscc.edu/academics/focus.asp For more information about the tutoring program, math or writing labs, contact the academic coordinator in the Learning Center campus Learning Center. The Learning Center is open to all students to help them succeed in college. The Center provides Morgan County Learning Center multimedia resources and academic support services. Conveniently located in McConnelsville, the Morgan Software programs provide instruction in basic skills County Learning Center provides a wide range of and supplementary materials to classroom instruction. services for students located in Morgan County. Each Study carrels are wired for audiovisual equipment and quarter, Washington State Community College holds materials. classes at the facility so local students may not have to drive to Marietta for all of their classes. Registering for The tutoring center has study tables for individual or these classes is as easy as registering for your regular group tutoring. Writing and math labs and American college classes. Simply look for the “Morgan Off sign language are staffed by tutors to provide short-term, Campus” classes listed in the schedule. on-the-spot assistance with academic problems that students encounter with out-of-class assignments. Learn More: www.wscc.edu Page ~ 27 ~ Working Smart Working Smart In addition, the Morgan County Learning Center provides many support services for Washington State Services for Students with Disabilities students. Staff members are available to help students Students with disabilities may receive additional with the initial enrollment process, including filling out services to insure equal access to all college programs the Free Application for Financial Student Aid, the and activities. These services are coordinated within the college application and registration forms for classes. office of disability services in the Learning Center. When Free tutoring services are available on a flexible specialized services are needed, students must request schedule. Other support services and advising are also the academic adjustments from this office. available free of charge to college students, including open computer lab time for distance learning and other The office of student disability services will facilitate school projects. Lab times vary from quarter to quarter appropriate internal services and referral to external depending on the computer lab usage, so please check services. Students requesting services must meet posted signs. with office staff on a quarterly basis to arrange academic adjustments, based on specific need and For more information or to schedule an appointment, documentation. Because courses change every quarter, contact Connie Shriver, Morgan County Learning Center these meetings are required to facilitate the coordination Coordinator, at 740-962-2079 or at: of needed services. No academic adjustments for a email@example.com. course or specific instructor are automatically continued from one quarter to the next. M.O.V.E.R. The student obtains syllabi from instructors, and meets The Mid-Ohio Valley Employment Resource (MOVER) with the staff at the beginning of each quarter. Then, is a Web site tool to assist employers and students in based on course requirements and the individual’s matching up job positions with skilled students and specific disability, academic adjustments are arranged. alumni. Employers can post positions and students and The student (or legal guardian if the student is under 18) alumni who are registered users can post resumes on the signs a release of confidentiality that allows the office site, which is available at www.wscc.edu. Registered of disability services to inform instructors on a need-to- users of the forum can view PowerPoint help tools on know basis about needs related to each class. Specific resume writing and interviewing skills. academic adjustments for each class are communicated to instructors by the office. For more information about M.O.V.E.R., contact the office of career services at 740.374.8716, Ext. 1412. Washington State ensures that no qualified person shall by reason of disability be denied access to, Opportunity Scholars Program participation in, or the benefits of any program or activity operated by the College. Each qualified person The Opportunity Scholars Program provides shall receive appropriate academic adjustments to academic and support services designed to enable ensure equal access to educational opportunities, eligible students to succeed in college and complete programs and activities in the most integrated setting an associate’s degree and/or transfer to a four-year appropriate. institution. Program services use the most effective approaches available to help students achieve their For additional information, contact the office of goals. Available services include academic, career, disability services located in the Learning Center on the and financial aid advising; workshops; tutoring; cultural first floor of the Arts & Sciences Center. trips; transfer and visits to four-year institutions. It is the goal of the Trio Student Support Services program to Student ID increase retention and graduation rates of low-income, Each student is issued a student ID, which is required first-generation college students, and/or students with when accessing several services at the College, disabilities. including library services. There is no charge for the Opportunity Scholars is a Federal TRIO Program student ID card, but replacement cards are subject to funded through the Higher Education Act of 1965. To a $5 replacement fee. Student IDs are available at the find out more about the program, contact the staff in student services office. the Opportunity Scholars Program staff located in the Learning Center. Page ~ 28 ~ Working Smart Student Handbook 2010 - 2012 Student Life CAS - Course Applicability System The Course Applicability System (CAS) provides the Campus Life ability to view course equivalencies, academic program Activities on campus range from “hangin’ out” with courses offered and degree audit reporting on the Web. friends to organized events for the entire college It takes Ohio higher education institutions to a new level community. The annual spring picnic is open to all of student services. students and employees and includes food, fun and games. Fall events have included a coffeehouse with Students contemplating transfer may input a list of live entertainment in the Commons, a giant game of courses they’ve taken, then submit their list to any Twister, Freeze your iPod Off—a chance to win an iPod institution in the CAS network for applicability toward Nano—and FallFest with gigantic blow-up toys on the that institution’s academic programs. CAS provides lawn. information on courses, course equivalencies and program requirements at a CAS institution to anyone There are opportunities to get involved and contribute with Web access. to the community through service projects, blood drives and other activities. Students, faculty, and the interested public can easily retrieve information on the CAS Web site. Awareness events provide eye-opening opportunities, like alcohol awareness day. CAS information can be accessed through the College Web site at www.wscc.edu on the transfer Several programs and clubs on campus participate in page of the Admissions section. community service and activities, too. Check the Web site calendar of events frequently to TAGS - Transfer Assurance Guides find out about the latest campus life activity. TAGs (Transfer Assurance Guides) are groups of foundational courses that represent a commonly Student Organizations accepted pathway to the Bachelor’s degree. Courses or • American Sign Language Club course sequences identified as being a part of the TAG • Associate Degree Nurses Club may be offered at any public higher education institution • BETA Club - Engineering in Ohio. • Chess Club • Criminal Justice Club TAGs include the Ohio Transfer Module – both • Diversity Club required and elective courses, and then moves beyond • Medical Lab Tech Club those courses into additional hours in pre-major and • Opportunity Scholars Club major courses. Courses in a TAGs are guaranteed to • Phi Theta Kappa transfer and apply directly to the major. In its totality, the • Physical Therapy Assistants Club TAGs become a guaranteed pathway for students and • Respiratory Therapy Club is a very powerful advising tool for faculty and other • Science Club advisors. There are 38 TAGs in 8 specific discipline areas presently involving 6,500 plus courses. The TAGs are developed, approved, and monitored by Ohio’s Student Senate public institutions for higher education. Student Senate assists the College in developing and implementing non-academic activities for students and is The following TAG-approved courses at Washington the central body through which all student organizations State have been approved to transfer and apply to the are coordinated. degree/major at Ohio’s institutions of higher education. (as of Winter quarter 2007) For more information, The purpose of Student Senate is to provide contact the director of transfer advising. representation and responsible leadership in student life and activities. Leadership opportunities include officer An updated list of 2010-2012 TAG courses can be positions, and an opportunity to get involved with found on the Washington State Web site at: Noon Rotary Club, which provides excellent networking opportunity with local business and community leaders. http://www.wscc.edu/admissions/tags.asp The group meets monthly. Learn More: www.wscc.edu Page ~ 29 ~ Student Life Student Life Student Ambassadors Marietta LAN Student Ambassadors are students selected to MariettaLAN is a bi-monthly LAN event that is hosted represent Washington State, both on and off campus. and ran by the IT department. They serve as College employees and act as liaison between the College and community. Rental systems are available for people without a PC or who are unable to transfer their PC or lack the offical Among the things student ambassadors do are LAN games. to conduct tours of campus for guests, prospective students and their families; assist at events and with More information and an up to date list of LAN games public relations functions, such as preparing mailings, can be found online at: admissions packets and making phone calls; and participate in College-wide activities like commencement mariettalan.wscc.edu and orientation. To become a student ambassador, a student must Student Organizations maintain a 2.75 or above g.p.a., be able to work The College calendar of events is posted on the at least two hours per week on a flexible schedule, College’s Web site www.wscc.edu. Select events are demonstrate leadership qualities, strong communication listed on the front page and clicking on any of those skills and responsible decision-making. There is an events or the link that says “...more calendar items” will application process, including submission of references take you to the entire calendar. The events and news and an interview. For more information, contact the can be sorted by interest by using the drop-down box of student services office. topics. Any College organization or individual can submit Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series items for inclusion on the calendar by using the “Submit The Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series has been a calendar item” form on the Web site calendar page. bringing cultural, artistic and intellectual programs to the Fill in the form and be sure to include your name, residents of Southeastern Ohio since 1999. The Series organization and contact information. Only College sponsors events that are open to the public at no charge related events and announcements will be added to the and is supported in part by financial support of donors calendar/news section. through the Washington State Community College Foundation. Some previous performances hosted by the Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series have included concerts featuring bluegrass, classical piano, folk, Celtic, blues and show music. Lecturers have addressed civil rights, African American history, and forensic science. And a variety of entertainment has come to campus, including an annual storytellers festival, Dancing Wheels Dance Troupe, Tripsichore Yoga Dance Theatre, and Thiossanne, a dance troupe featuring authentic West African culture. Additionally, the Series sponsors the annual student and alumni art exhibit in partnership with the Parkersburg Art Center. Students, staff and community members are encouraged to attend these free events. The season’s schedule is on the College Web site at: http://www.wscc.edu/evergreenah Page ~ 30 ~ Student Life Student Handbook 2010 - 2012 Getting Results • R = Audit: recorded on the student’s permanent Grading System record for course work which, at his or her own option, is taken without credit. Courses taken on The quality of course work at Washington State this basis are not included in the computation of is indicated by means of letter grades. Each letter the cumulative grade point average and are not grade, in turn, carries “credit points” which are used in applicable to graduation requirements. A student computing the student’s grade point average. who chooses to audit a course at registration may change to credit status only during the first two • A = Superior: 4.00 credit point/qtr hr weeks of classes. A student who declares a credit status for a course at registration may change • B = Good: 3.00 credit point/qtr hr to audit status only during the first two weeks • C = Average: 2.00 credit point/qtr hr of classes. Regular tuition and fees are paid for auditing a class. Auditors are not required to take • D = Below average: 1.00 credit point/qtr hr exams; however, they are expected to comply with attendance requirements. • F = Failure: 0.00 credit point/qtr hr • S = Satisfactory Completion of Course: granted • I = Incomplete: given if a student, for reasons for performance equivalent to the grade of C or better. Credit is awarded but no grade is beyond his or her control, is unable to complete assigned. Not computed in grade point average. the work of any course by the end of the quarter; not computed in average. • U = Unsatisfactory Completion of Course: granted for performance equivalent to less than The student must complete the requirements of each a C and no credit is granted. Not computed in course for which he or she receives an incomplete average. grade within six weeks after the beginning of the following quarter in which the incomplete grade was • W = Withdrawal: Not computed in average. received. In the absence of a grade at the expiration of the six week period, the registrar’s office will convert the • X = Course credit: Credit by examination. Not incomplete to failure on the student’s permanent record computed in average. card, and the F will be computed in determining the cumulative point average. Any student receiving an “I” (incomplete grade) is Grade Reports ineligible for the Dean’s List or President’s List. Grade reports are issued to students at the end of the quarter online through WebAdvisor. Final grades are • K = Transfer: Credit by transfer. Not computed in posted on WebAdvisor. grade point average • L = Course credit: Life experience Grade Point Average A student’s grade point average is obtained at the • N = Course credit: Advanced Placement conclusion of each quarter by dividing the total number • NG = No grade reported of credit points earned by the number of credit hours attempted, as in the following example: • P = Progress: Indicates that study is still in progress; not computed in average. The grade Credit Hrs. Grades Credit P will be awarded at the end of a quarter for Attempted Received Points assigned work which may require an extended 3 A 12.00 academic period to complete. The P must be 5 B 15.00 converted to a standard letter grade within one 3 B 9.00 year. If the work is not completed within one year, 2 C 4.00 the P is automatically converted to an F. --------------------------------------------------------- Total 13 40.00 40.00/13 = 3.08 g.p.a. Learn More: www.wscc.edu Page ~ 31 ~ Getting Results Getting Results Cumulative Grade Point Average Change of Major A student’s cumulative grade point average is A change of major does not affect the student's obtained by dividing the total number of credit points academic standing or cumulative grade point average. earned by the total number of credit hours attempted up If a student is on probation, he or she will remain on to that time. probation for a minimum of one quarter. Developmental Studies Classes Effects on Grades Upon entrance, students who need help with Academic Holds mathematics, writing and reading may be assigned to Washington State reserves the right to withhold developmental education courses. transcripts and deny registration to students with These courses will be taken for credit and will be outstanding library material, outstanding tuition, fee or calculated in the quarterly grade point average, but will other fines in the amount of $5 or greater. Holds will be not apply toward graduation. removed upon settlement of the outstanding account. Repeated Courses Class Attendance A student may repeat a course. Only the most recent Regular and punctual attendance at all classes is grade (A, B, C, D, or F) will count for credit or in the required of each student. student's cumulative average. The student is responsible for all work missed when Students enrolled in selective health programs must absent and should make the necessary arrangements abide by their respective program policies regarding the with the instructor to complete that work. repeating of technical courses. Should a student be absent beyond the instructor’s To take a course more than twice (excluding minimum attendance requirement, irrespective of the withdraws), a student must secure the recommendation reason for absences, the instructor can recommend to of his or her advisor and the approval of the department the appropriate academic dean that the student be chair or dean responsible for the course. dismissed from the course. 1. Some courses will be counted in the cumulative Three tardy marks or leaving class before class is g.p.a. each time they are taken; the original dismissed may be counted as an absence. A student grade is not replaced. Such courses are is considered tardy if he or she is not present when the designated in the course descriptions as "May be instructor calls the roll, or takes attendance. repeated." Individuals who are required to attend National 2. Students receiving financial aid or veterans Guard, Reserve Training, or Jury Duty while classes benefits should check with the financial aid office are in session must submit a copy of the orders or the before repeating a course for which credit has summons to the appropriate academic dean prior to been earned. Students planning to transfer to departure in order to have the absences excused. another college or university should be aware of that institution's policies on repeated courses. Change of Grade All grade changes initiated by faculty must be approved by the appropriate academic dean. The review process must be completed during the first six weeks of the quarter following the quarter in which the grade was initially issued. All grades issued by Washington State faculty will stand permanently after being posted to the transcript for one quarter if they have not been previously challenged by the student during this six week time period. Page ~ 32 ~ Getting Results Student Handbook 2010 - 2012 Getting Results Academic Awards Academic Probation A student will be placed on academic probation if President’s List his or her cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls A student carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours, below the GPA specified for the amount of credit hours excluding any developmental courses, who attains attempted. a point average of 4.0 for a quarter's work will be recognized by having his or her name placed on the If the cumulative GPA falls below the required level, President's List. No student is eligible for this list who has the student is placed on first academic probation. a grade of Incomplete (I), or Progress (P). A student who One academic quarter is allowed to eliminate the is not eligible for this award at the end of the quarter probationary status. At the end of one quarter on cannot become eligible for the award at a later date. probation, the student will be removed from probation if his or her cumulative GPA exceeds the level required for Dean’s List the credit hours attempted to that point. A student carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours A student who is continued on probation may excluding any developmental courses, who attains a be limited to a 12 credit hour load upon the grade point average of 3.5 to 3.99 for a quarter's work recommendation of the appropriate academic dean. will be recognized by having his or her name placed on A student who is allowed to continue on anextended the Dean's List. No student is eligible for this list who has probationary period is required to earn 2.0 GPA each a grade of Incomplete (I), Progress (P), or Failure (F). quarter while on probation. A student who is not eligible for this award at the end If a 2.0 GPA is not earned while on probation, the of the quarter cannot become eligible at a later date. student will be dismissed. Once a student has been placed on academic probation, he/she will remain Graduation & on academic probation until he/she earns grades for the next term (change of grade does not remove his Honors academic probation message from his/her transcript). A student who is placed on academic probation will be Petition for Graduation notified at the end of each quarter. The petition for graduation must be submitted within It is recommended that a student who is placed on four weeks after the beginning of the quarter in which probation schedule an appointment with his or her the student expects to graduate. Petitions are available academic advisor to discuss future course scheduling. in the records office. (See graduation fees in Section 3.) Check with the records office for deadlines to petition Academic Dismissal for graduation. If the cumulative GPA of a student on probation has not improved to the required level, the appropriate NOTE: No transfer credit, proficiency credit, or credit academic dean will determine whether the probationary for experience will be accepted during the quarter of the period may be extended or whether the student is to student's graduation. be dismissed. Dismissal from the College for academic Future petition deadlines are available from the deficiency will be for a minimum of one academic registrar's office. Current petition deadlines appear on quarter, excluding summer. the Web site calendar. A student may be continued on probation after one Academic Honors quarter, if his or her quarterly grade point average is Associate Degree candidates who earn academic 2.0 or higher, even though the cumulative grade point distinctions will be graduated with the following honors: average remains below the required level. Summa Cum Laude - 4.000 GPA A student who has attempted 12 or more quarter credit hours at Washington State and has less than a Magna Cum Laude - 3.900 to 3.999 GPA. 1.00 cumulative grade point average at the end of any quarter, is placed on probation and is subject to Cum Laude - 3.750 to 3.899 GPA academic dismissal. Any full-time student (12 quarter credit hours or more) who has less than a 1.00 grade Learn More: www.wscc.edu Page ~ 33 ~ Getting Results Getting Results point average for the quarter is placed on probation, and is subject to academic dismissal. A student who “Fresh Start” receives a notification of academic dismissal may submit A student readmitted to Washington State after an appeal through the process outlined in the Academic an absence of five or more years may petition the Appeals Policy. (See page 40) Academic Standards Committee through the appropriate academic dean to have his or her previous grade point A student who has been dismissed two times for average disregarded. All the work previously taken will academic deficiency shall not be re-admitted to be disregarded in computing the student's cumulative Washington State Community College for a five-year grade point average from the time of readmission. The period. following applies to this "Fresh Start" procedure: A student who has less than a 2.00 GPA will not be 1. A student must make a completely new start. permitted to be a candidate for an office in any student A student cannot request to have some grades organization on campus. forgiven and not others. Academic Forgiveness 2. All courses and grades remain on the student's A Washington State student may petition the record and are considered part of the student's academic standards committee to have his or her legal transcript. previous grade point average for one quarter ignored. 3. A student may not use a course that has been The following applies to this forgiveness policy: forgiven as a substitute for another course. 1. All grades for the specified quarter will be 4. A student may not take a proficiency examination ignored. in a course that has been forgiven. 2. All courses and grades remain on the student's 5. Probations will be ignored, as though the student record and are considered part of the student's had not been on probation. legal transcript. 6. A student may use this policy once in a lifetime. 3. A student may not use a course that has been forgiven to meet a program requirement or to substitute for another course. 4. A student may not take a proficiency examination in a course that has been forgiven. 5. A student may use this policy only once. Page ~ 34 ~ Getting Results Student Handbook 2010 - 2012 Know the Rules Policies & Academic Appeals Process Student appeals that are not directly related to Procedures academic matters may be submitted under the institutional grievance procedure or the judicial appeals Complaint Process process. Faculty, Staff, and Administrators at Washington State The following academic appeals process shall apply are dedicated to helping you succeed both personally for any student who elects to appeal an academic and academically. If you have a complaint about some decision or penalty including final course grade, aspect of your experience with the college, we want to grade penalty, and exclusion from class. Under the know about it. State articulation and transfer policy, the academic The college provides a “Student Complaint Form” for appeal policy may also be used by a student to appeal written complaints. Those forms are available from any the college’s judgment on the application of credits of the academic division offices, from Student Services, transferred from another institution to Washington State or from the Evening Administrator. Community College degree program. It is generally best to initiate your complaint by Personnel who participated in the initial decision attempting to resolve the issue directly with the individual will not participate in review stages except to provide or office involved. If you are not satisfied with the information when requested. At all levels of review, response you receive at that first level or if you do not the rights and sensitivities of a student will be given feel comfortable having a direct conversation with consideration; however, equal recognition will be given the individual involved, you may begin the complaint to the need for individual faculty/staff members to process through the contacts below. Personnel in these contribute to a student’s learning and development using departments will advise you on the appropriate steps for a variety of techniques and approaches. submitting your complaint. 1. Level I • Complaints about a class, instructor, or grade In an effort to resolve the problem, the student must decision: Start with the department chair with first consult with the faculty or staff member who was responsibility for that class. Any of the academic responsible for the academic decision or penalty. offices or the Evening Administrator can direct you to the correct department chair. You may need to 2. Level II follow the Academic Appeal process. In the event the instructor or staff member is absent • Non-Academic Complaints: Student Services from campus or no longer in the employ of the college, Office or after consultation with the faculty/staff member the issue is not resolved, the student may file the formal • Appeal of a Decision made under the College appeal of an academic decision or penalty form with Conduct Policy: Chief Academic Officer to the appropriate academic dean. This form will be arrange for a hearing with the Student Appeals supplied by the dean involved the process. (For this Committee appeal process, the appropriate academic dean is • Sexual Harassment: Office of Human Resources defined as the one who is responsible for the academic programs or courses involved in the appeal.) This • Disability Services Complaints: Office of appeal must be in writing and filed within ten working Disability Services or Office of Human Resources days from the last day of final exam period. (For the purposes of this policy, “working days” shall be defined Please reference the complaint process flowchart on as any days from Monday through Friday that the pg. 36 for more information. College is open.) After consultation with the student and the instructor or staff member(s) who participated in the original decision, the dean must give a written answer to the student within ten working days. ~ Continued on page. 37 Learn More: www.wscc.edu Page ~ 35 ~ Know the Rules Complaint Resolution Procedure Student has a concern Page ~ 36 ~ Know the Rules Resolution reached LEVEL I Student consults faculty/staff member who is directly related to the student's concern Resolution not reached The complaint is The dean immediately potentially sexual forwards the complaint to The complaint follows the Resolution the Director of Human protocol for handling potential harassment sexual harassment concerns reached Resources in nature The academic dean Student accepts LEVEL II determines the nature of Student obtains formal complaint form from the appropriate academic the complaint supervisor's Know the Rules dean's office and files the complaint If appropriate, the dean The immediate supervisor The immediate supervisor Immediate with the dean's office The complaint is NOT forwards the complaint to attempts to arbitrate the decision potentially sexual reviews the complaint and complaint and reach a supervisor renders the individual's immediate mutually agreeable harassment in nature supervisor meets with both parties resolution a decision Student rejects supervisor's decision Resolution LEVEL III The dean attempts to reached The dean reviews the Immediate supervisor arbitrate the complaint and Student accepts forwards complaint to the complaint and meets with reach a mutually both parties dean's decision appropriate academic dean acceptable resolution Dean renders a decision Student rejects dean's decision The student accepts the LEVEL IV The Student Appeals The committee renders a Student requests, in writing within five days, to the Committee hears the decision within five days decision Complaint Registrar a meeting with the of the date of the decision Student Appeals Committee complaint The student rejects resolved the committee's For Level II or decision higher, the complaint resolution is reported to the LEVEL V If the complaint is in reference to articulation academic dean Student requests, in The president The president renders and/or transfer and the student rejects the decision If the complaint is NOT in who maintains the writing within five days, a hears the a decision within five reference to articulation and/or of the president, the student is advised of his/her meeting with the transfer, the decision is final. right to appeal to the State and enter the State complaint complaint days appeals process. database. president. Student Handbook 2010 - 2012 Know the Rules If the appropriate academic dean was a participant in the original decision under appeal, the second level Academic Honesty of the appeal process will be administered by a non- Academic honesty is essential to the concept of participant academic dean. education since the educational process has no validity without it. Washington State expects all persons 3. Level III associated with the college to avoid any questions of If the appeal is not resolved by the appropriate academic honesty. Violations of this policy will be dealt academic dean to the satisfaction of the student, the with under the Student Conduct Policy. To that end, the student may then request in writing a meeting with the College will not tolerate the following: academic standards committee. The request must be 1. Cheating: fraudulent acquisition of academic submitted to the registrar within five working days of the materials such as homework answers, test dean’s decision. answers, essay concepts, laboratory results, etc. The academic standards committee shall hear the 2. Fabrication: invention of information for appeal submitted by the student. In the appeal, the academic, research, or public use. student may present evidence or information on his or her behalf and may be accompanied by his or her 3. Plagiarism: offering another person’s work in any academic advisor or chosen faculty/staff member (or format or medium as one’s own. if under age of 18, may be accompanied by a legal guardian.) The advisor or guardian may consult with 4. Copyright Infringement: unauthorized use of but may not speak on behalf of the student or otherwise legally protected text or graphics. participate directly in the proceedings, unless he or she is given specific permission to do so by the committee. 5. Computer Fraud: unauthorized use of another The chairperson of the committee must supply a person’s files, or unauthorized entry into any written answer to the student within five working days electronic system or program. of the date the decision is rendered. The academic standards committee shall keep a written summary of Aggression on Campus: the proceedings. The written summary and any other Physical or Mental materials pertinent to the review shall then be forwarded It is our belief at Washington State that settling by the committee to the chief academic officer. If any differences with any means other than discussions is member of the academic standards committee was a inappropriate and is contrary to the mission of the participant in the original decision under appeal, s/he institution. We subscribe to a zero tolerance policy on shall not participate in the deliberations or decision of violence at this College. A physical or verbal display the committee. of aggression is not acceptable behavior. The code 4. Level IV of conduct for students can be found in the College’s Policies and Procedures Manual at 11.100. If the student is not satisfied with the disposition of the appeal by the academic standards committee, he or she When necessary, the College may contact local law may appeal in writing the decision of the committee to enforcement officials to intervene, investigate, escort the president of the College or his or her designee. This the party/parties from campus and prevent their return. appeal must be filed within five working days after the The College takes all complaints of physical or verbal receipt of written notice of the decision of the committee. aggression seriously and will promptly investigate them. The College also may issue discipline up to and 5. The decision of the president of the College or his including, but not limited to expulsion of a student. We or her designee must be rendered within five working at Washington State are committed to providing as days and is final. In the case of an articulation and safe and secure a learning environment as possible. transfer appeal, the student also informed of the right All who come to learn, visit and work here deserve to to a State appeal process and the address to which have their rights respected. Consequently, all should appeals may be sent. respect the rights of others to learn, visit, and work in an environment free from violence. Physical and verbal 6. The appeal may be withdrawn by the student at displays of aggression should be reported to the main any point in these proceedings. lobby receptionist who will alert the administrator in charge and any appropriate law enforcement. Learn More: www.wscc.edu Page ~ 37 ~ Know the Rules Know the Rules This regulation includes the use of the grounds, Children on Campus buildings, equipment and facilities of Washington State The College seeks to provide a high quality and includes the conduct of the students, staff, faculty, workplace and learning environment. It is the policy of and visitors to the campus. This regulation shall not the College that children not be present in classrooms include any restrictions on the freedom of speech, the or work spaces in lieu of other childcare arrangements. right of persons on the campus to assemble peacefully, Even for short periodic visits, children should not be nor the right to appeal as described in the rule for left unattended or allowed areas where dangerous “Judicial Appeals Process”. equipment is operated and/or chemicals are stored or used. This does not prevent children from attending The following are specific but not exclusive examples classes or participating in activities specifically of behavior prohibited by this section: scheduled for their benefit. 1. Deliberate destruction of, damage to, malicious The Evergreen Child Development Center provides a misuse of, or abuse of College property. high quality, comprehensive early childhood learning 2. Assault or battery upon another person while on environment for children. The Center serves as a College owned or controlled property. learning site for adult students in the early childhood development technology program and related programs. 3. Theft of property of the College or any private Students, employees and community members may individual located on College owned or make application for childcare on a space controlled property. available basis. 4. Forgery or alteration of any College identification Civil Rights Compliance cards, parking permits, records or information storage systems. The Director of Human Resources serves as the Title IX (gender), and Section 504 (disability) coordinator for 5. Plagiarism or any behavior involving academic Washington State. The human resources office handles dishonesty. all student grievances with regard to Title IX and Section 504 regulations which incorporate appropriate due 6. Manufacture, sale, possession, or use of alcoholic process standards and provides for prompt resolution beverages, narcotics, marijuana, hypnotic, of complaints filed on the basis of gender and/or sedatives, tranquilizers, stimulants, hallucinogens disability. or similar controlled substances. 7. Obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, Conduct Policy administration, disciplinary procedures or other Behavior contrary to civil law and/or behavior College activities. that interfere with education objectives and programs of Washington State Community College will result 8. Participation in or organization of any in disciplinary action including but not limited to demonstration, or unauthorized activity which disciplinary probation, suspension, dismissal, expulsion, interrupts the function of the College or interferes withholding of transcripts or other appropriate action with the rights of other members of the college as determined by the administration. The decision as community. to whether a specific kind of behavior is a violation 9. Unauthorized entry into or use of College will rest with the administration, and action may be facilities, either building or grounds. considered against disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, trespassing or other violations for which action 10. Prohibited articles on campus: student possession may be appropriate in order to maintain the educational of firearms, fireworks, explosives, and hunting objectives and programs of the College. weapons such as knives, bows, and arrows, and crossbows are strictly prohibited on College Violations will be referred to a committee consisting of owned or controlled property for any reason. This the College’s executive leaders (hereafter referred to as prohibition is made for the safety of all individuals the committee). The committee will review and decide on the campus. on violation of the Conduct Policy. Disagreements with the committee’s decisions may be appealed to the Student Appeals Committee. Page ~ 38 ~ Know the Rules Student Handbook 2010 - 2012 Know the Rules 11. Deliberate disobedience of or resistance to identified College authorities acting within Drug-Free Schools and Communities College policy. Compliance with 12. Drunkenness or gambling on College owned or Act Amendment of 1989 controlled property. Alcoholic Beverages 13. Falsification or deliberate misrepresentation of Washington State affirms its belief that alcoholic facts pertaining to admissions, financial aid, or beverages are not beneficial to the academic other acts which result in personal or financial environment. The sale, serving, possession, or benefit. consumption of alcoholic beverages by students, visitors, faculty, staff, or any employee of the college is 14. Disorderly conduct on College owned or prohibited on campus or at any College function. controlled property. Campus Sanctions -- Student Violations 15. Unauthorized presence on campus after expulsion from the college. Drug and alcohol violations fall under the College’s conduct policy and will result in disciplinary action Discrimination/Harassment Grievance including but not limited to the completion of an appropriate rehabilitation program, referral for Procedure prosecution, expulsion, or other appropriate action as It is our policy that discrimination on the basis of sex determined by the administration. The decision as to includes harassment, which means unwelcome sexual whether a specific kind of behavior is a violation will advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal rest with the administration. Any student who elects to or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature appeal a decision made under the conduct policy may when submission to such conduct or communication is do so by following the Judicial Appeal Process. made a condition or term either explicitly or implicitly for participation in any program or activity or in any Field Trips academic course; submission to or rejection of such The College recognizes that field trips are necessary conduct or communication by an individual is used as a and very beneficial in certain courses to enhance the factor in decision affecting such individual’s education; learning situation. All field trips should be tentatively such conduct or communication has the purpose or scheduled at the beginning of each quarter and prior effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s approval should be obtained from the appropriate education, thus creating a hostile educational academic dean. In all cases, all day faculty must be environment. notified in writing at least five working days in advance Grievance procedures apply only to alleged acts of the day of the activity. of harassment committed by students against students; Safety should be emphasized at all times during field students against employees of the College; employees trips to and from facilities and while touring the facility. against students. Proper instructions should be given to the group prior to A student alleging to be aggrieved by sexual departure. A letter of appreciation should be sent to the harassment should report the incident to the of human host organization following the trip. A “release form” resources office, which will work in conjunction with releasing Washington State, its agents and employees the appropriate dean. Complaints should be reported from all claims and liabilities must be signed by all within 30 days of the incident in order to effect prompt participants prior to departure. attention. However, the College reserves the right to investigate and act on complaints reported beyond the Food on Campus 30-day period. Food and beverages are not permitted in any classrooms, laboratories, or hallways throughout the Depending on the nature of the allegations and campus, with the exception of water in a capped, clear the result of the investigation, there may be no action container. Water is also prohibited in labs and computer necessary or sanctions up to and including termination areas. for an employee or dismissal for a student. Learn More: www.wscc.edu Page ~ 39 ~ Know the Rules Know the Rules in the proceedings, unless given permission to Graduation Rate do so by the chairperson. The chairperson of Posted April 2008 the Student Appeals Committee must supply a written answer to the student within five working The Washington State Community College graduation days of the date the appeal is heard. The Student rate for first-time, full-time, degree seeking students is Appeals Committee shall keep a written summary 30.5 percent. of the proceedings. The written summary and any other materials pertinent to the review shall then This information is provided in compliance with the be forwarded by the chairperson of the Student provisions of Title I, Section 103, of Pub. L. 101-542 Appeals Committee to the chief academic officer. as amended by Pub. L. 102-26. Washington State Community College is required to publish the graduation 3. If the student is not satisfied with the disposition rates of a defined group of students. The rate is of the appeal by the Student Appeals Committee, calculated using students who are attending college for he or she may appeal in writing the decision of the first time, are enrolled full-time, and are seeking an the Student Appeals Committee to the president associate’s degree. Students are tracked for three years of the College or designee. The appeal must be to determine if they graduate. filed within five working days after the receipt of written notice of the decision of the Student The rate reported on this page is based on the Appeals Committee. number of students who originally enrolled during fall quarter 2004 and were graduated by spring quarter 4. The decision of the president of the College or 2007. It must be published by July 2008. designee must be rendered within five working days and is final. This notice is to be made readily available to each current student and to each prospective student enrolling 5. The appeal may be withdrawn by the student at or entering into any financial obligation with the any point in the appeal process. College. The Student Appeals Committee shall consider judicial appeals as well as matters of academic concern, The following Judicial Appeal Process shall apply including but not limited to, student probation, student for any student who elects to appeal a decision made dismissal, and academic requirements. under the College Conduct Policy. Personnel who The committee will be composed of two co-chairs, participated in the initial decision will not participate in two faculty representatives from each academic the decisions of the Judicial Board. division, one representative from Student Services, the 1. Any person who wants to appeal a decision Chief Enrollment Officer, and the College Registrar. under the College Conduct Policy may do so Two student representatives will be appointed to the by requesting in writing a meeting with the committee for judicial appeals. A quorum consists of four Student Appeals Committee. The request must be committee members, including no fewer than two faculty submitted to the Chief Academic Officer within members. The members of the Academic Standards five working days of the original decision. (For the Committee are appointed by the Chief purposes of this policy, “working days” shall be Academic Officer. defined as any days from Monday through Friday that the College is open.) 2. A meeting of the Student Appeals Committee will be scheduled by the chairperson within ten working days of receipt of the student’s appeal and notify the student of the time and place of the meeting. In the appeal, the student may present evidence or information on his or her behalf and may be accompanied by a faculty/staff member of his or her choice. The faculty/staff member may consult with but may not speak on behalf of the student or otherwise participate directly Page ~ 40 ~ Know the Rules Student Handbook 2010 - 2012 Know the Rules Ohio Articulation and Transfer Policy Students’ Right to Know The Ohio Board of Regents, following the directive FERPA: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of the Ohio General Assembly, developed a statewide of 1974 (Public Law 98-380) policy to facilitate movement of students and transfer credits from one Ohio public college or university to Introduction another. The purpose of the state policy is to avoid Washington State Community College is committed duplication of course requirements and to enhance to maintaining the confidentiality of student records and student mobility throughout Ohio’s higher education abides by Public Law 98-380, The Family Educational system. Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. Since independent colleges and universities in Ohio The law insures the confidentiality of student records, may or may not be participating in the transfer policy, permits students access to their records and prohibits the students interested in transferring to an independent release of records except by permission of the student or institution are encouraged to check with the college or by court order, while permitting the continued release of university of their choice regarding transfer agreements. “directory information” without specific permission from the student. Parking Definitions All students’ vehicles must display the Washington State parking permit. Specific areas have been provided For the purposes of this policy, Washington State has for student parking. Student automobiles parked in visitor used the following definitions of terms: parking, no parking areas or handicapped areas will be ticketed. Vehicles are prohibited from parking along Student - any person who attends or has attended campus roadways. Vehicles parked in non-designated Washington State. areas will be removed from campus by towing. Specific details on the recovery of a towed vehicle are posted Education records - any record (in handwriting, print, on information boards or can be obtained from the tapes, film, computer, or other medium) maintained by business office. There is a substantial towing and Washington State or an agent of the College which is recovery fee. directly related to a student, except: Vehicles of students participating in activities 1. A personal record kept by a staff member if it is sponsored by the Center for Business and Technology kept in the sole possession of the maker of the must display a parking card issued by the Center. record and is not accessible or revealed to any other person except a temporary substitute for the Students who appropriately display their handicapped maker. parking permit may park in any handicapped parking space on campus. Handicapped parking spaces are 2. An employment record of an individual whose available in both the upper and lower parking lots. employment is not contingent on the fact that he Student parking, other than handicapped, is permitted or she is a student, provided the record is used only in the upper lot. Parking in the lower lot will result only in relation to the individual’s employment. in a fine. Grades and transcripts are not issued to 3. Records made or maintained by a physician, students with unpaid balances, including parking fines. psychiatrist, psychologist, or other recognized In addition, registration for a subsequent quarter is not professional or paraprofessional if the records are permitted until all fines are paid. used only for treatment of a student and made available only to those personnel providing the Re-Admission to the College treatment. Dismissed students should consult the student services for information concerning readmission to the college. 4. Alumni records which contain information about a student after he or she is no longer in attendance at the College and which do not relate to the person as a student. Learn More: www.wscc.edu Page ~ 41 ~ Know the Rules Know the Rules Annual Notification 3. Has an unresolved disciplinary action. Student will be notified of their FERPA rights annually 4. 4. Requests an education record that is an exam in the College’s student communication vehicle. or set of standardized test questions. Procedure to Inspect Education Records Locations/Custodians of Education Records Students may inspect and review their education The following is a list of the locations and custodians records upon request to the appropriate records of records that the College maintains: custodian. • Business Office: Chief Financial Officer Students should submit to the records custodian or an appropriate College staff person a written request which • Records Office: Registrar identifies precisely as possible the record or records he • Student Services: Cheif Enrollment Officer or she wished to inspect. Management The records custodian or appropriate College staff • Nursing Offices: Director of Practical Nursing and person will make arrangements as promptly as possible Director of Associate Degree Nursing and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. Access must be given in 45 • Opportunity Programs: Director of Opportunity days or less from the date of receipt of the request. Programs When a record contains information about more than • Advisor Records: Deans’ Offices, Faculty Offices one student, the student may inspect and review only the records which relate to him/her. • Human Resources Office: Director of Human Resources Limitation on Right of Access Fees for Copies of Records Washington State reserves the right to refuse a student to inspect the following records: The fee for copies will be 25 cents per page. 1. The financial statements of the student’s parents. Disclosure of Education Records 2. Letters and statements of recommendation for Washington State will disclose information from which the student has waived his or right of a student’s education records only with the written access, or which were maintained before January consent of the student, except that records may be 1, 1975. disclosed without consent when th edisclosure is: 3. Records connected with an application attend 1. To school officials who have a legitimate Washington State. educational interest in the records. A school official is: 4. Those records which are excluded from the FERPA definition of education records. • A person employed by the College in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, Refusal to Provide Copies or support staff position, including health or medical staff. Washington State Community College reserves the right to deny copies of records, including transcripts, • A person elected to the Board of Trustees. not required to be made available by FERPA when the student: • A person employed by or under contract to the College to perform a special task, such as the 1. Lives within commuting distance of Washington attorney or auditor. State Community College. • A student serving on an official committee, such 2. Has an unpaid financial obligation to the as disciplinary or grievance, or who is assisting College. another school official in performing his or her tasks. Page ~ 42 ~ Know the Rules Student Handbook 2010 - 2012 Know the Rules 2. A school official has a legitimate educational Record of Requests for Disclosure interest if the official is: Washington State will maintain a record of all • Performing a task that is specified in his or her requests for and/or disclosures of information from a position description or contract agreement. student’s education records. The record will indicate the name of the party making the request, any • Performing a task related to a student’s education. additional party to whom it may be re-disclosed, and the legitimate interest the party had in requesting • Performing a task related to the discipline of a or obtaining the information. The record may be student. reviewed by the eligible student. • Providing a service or benefit relating to the Directory Information student or student’s family, such as health care, counseling, job placement, or financial aid. Washington State designates the following items as directory information and may disclose any of these • Maintaining the safety and security of the items without prior written consent, unless notified in campus. writing to the contrary: 3. To officials of another school, upon request, in • student name which a student seeks or intends to enroll. • address 4. To certain officials of the U.S. Department of • telephone number Education, the Comptroller General, and State • date and place of birth and local educational authorities, in connection • major field of study with audit or evaluation of certain State or • participation in officially recognized activities federally supported education programs. • dates of attendance • degrees and awards received 5. In connection with a student’s request for or receipt of financial aid to determine the eligibility, While the College considers the above categories’ amount, or conditions of the financial aid, or to information as public information, it is current practice enforce the terms and conditions of the aid. of the records office to release only the following: 6. To state and local officials or authorities if 1. Graduation lists, academic honor lists (including specifically required by a State law that was the President’s and Dean’s list) adopted before November 19, 1974. 2. Names and addresses of recipients of academic 7. To organizations conducting certain studies for or scholarships and prizes on behalf of the College. 3. Names and addresses of participants in officially 8. To accrediting organizations to carry out their recognized activities functions. 4. Degrees earned 9. To parents of an eligible student who is claimed 5. The student has the right to instruct the College not as a dependent for income tax purposes. to publish directory information without a signed 10. To comply with a judicial order or a lawfully release from the student. issued subpoena. 6. The College does not release “mailing lists” to 11. To appropriate parties in a health or safety commercial solicitors. emergency. 12. To individuals requesting directory information so designated by the College. 13. The results of any disciplinary proceeding conducted by the College against an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence to the alleged victim of that crime. Learn More: www.wscc.edu Page ~ 43 ~ Know the Rules Know the Rules Correction of Educational Records 8. The statement will be maintained as a part of the student’s education records as long as the Students have the right to ask to have records contested portion is maintained. If Washington corrected that they believe are inaccurate, misleading, State discloses the contested portion of the or in violation of their privacy rights. The procedures for record, it must also disclose the statement. the correction of records are: 1. A student must ask the appropriate official of Smoking on Campus Washington State to amend a record. In so Smoking is permitted in parking lots and designated doing, the student should identify the part of outdoor spaces only. Smoking is not permitted inside the record to be amended and specify why the campus buildings, on the pedestrian bridge or in any student believes it is inaccurate, misleading or in building entrance way. Outside designated smoking violation of his or her privacy rights. areas have been provided. The use of any type of other tobacco product on campus is prohibited. 2. Washington State may comply with the request or it may decide not to comply. If it decides not to comply, the College will notify the student of the Reciprocity for West decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing to challenge the information believed Virginia Residents to be inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of the student’s privacy rights. West Virginia University at Morgantown and West Virginia University at Parkersburg agree to accept 3. Upon request, Washington State will arrange for at West Virginia tuition rates, any resident of Ohio a hearing and notify the student, reasonably in who enrolls and who satisfies all regular admission advance, of the date, place, and time. requirements (including those requirements of the specific program in which admission is sought) at West Virginia 4. The hearing will be conducted by a hearing University at Morgantown or West Virginia University at officer who is a disinterested party; however, Parkersburg. the hearing officer may be an official of the institution. The student shall be afforded a full and The following baccalaureate degree programs fair opportunity to present evidence relevant to the available on the WVU at Morgantown campus are issues raised in the original request to amend the included in this agreement. student’s education records. The student may be assisted by one or more individuals, including an • Athletic Coaching Education attorney. • Sport and Exercise Psychology • Mining Engineering 5. Washington State will prepare a written decision • Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering based solely on the evidence presented at the • Agricultural & Extension Education hearing. The decision will include a summary of • Animal & Nutritional Sciences the evidence presented and the reasons for the • Human Nutrition & Food decision. • Biochemistry • Forest Resource Management 6. If Washington State decides that the information • Agronomy is inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of the • Environmental Protection student’s right of privacy, it will amend the record • Horticulture and notify the student, in writing, that the record • Basic Sciences has been amended. • Recreation, Parks & Tourism Resources • Environmental & Natural Resource Economics 7. If Washington State decides that the challenged • Agribusiness Management & Rural Development information is not inaccurate, misleading, or in • Wildlife & Fisheries Resources violation of the student’s right of privacy, it will • Wood Science & Technology notify the student that he or she has a right to place in the record a statement commenting on the challenged information and/or a statement setting forth reasons for disagreeing with the decision. Page ~ 44 ~ Know the Rules Student Handbook 2010 - 2012 Records and Information The following baccalaureate degree programs student believes it is inaccurate, misleading or in available on the WVU at Parkersburg campus are violation of his or her privacy rights. included in this agreement. 2. Washington State may comply with the request or • Bachelor of Applied Science it may decide not to comply. If it decides not to • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration comply, the College will notify the student of the • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education decision and advise the student of his or her right • Bachelor of Applied Technology to a hearing to challenge the information believed • Regents Bachelor of Arts to be inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of the • Governors Associate of Applied Science student’s privacy rights. • Industrial Maintenance Technology • Multicraft Technician 3. Upon request, Washington State will arrange for • Surgical Technology Certificate Program a hearing and notify the student, reasonably in • Technical Studies advance, of the date, place, and time. • Welding Technology 4. The hearing will be conducted by a hearing • Welding Mangagement Technology officer who is a disinterested party; however, • Bachelor of Science in Nursing the hearing officer may be an official of the institution. The student shall be afforded a full and Updating Records fair opportunity to present evidence relevant to the issues raised in the original request to amend the Change of Name student’s education records. The student may be All students requesting a name change must complete assisted by one or more individuals, including an a change of name/address form. The registrar's office attorney. will not process name changes received via registration. 5. Washington State Community College will prepare a written decision based solely on the Change of Address evidence presented at the hearing. The decision It is the responsibility of the student to keep his or will include a summary of the evidence presented her current address on file in the records office. This and the reasons for the decision. information is required for mailing correspondence and other official documents. Address changes may be 6. If Washington State decides that the information made online using WebAdvisor. is inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of the student’s right of privacy, it will amend the record and notify the student, in writing, that the record Change of Major has been amended. An appointment will be scheduled for the student to meet with his or her new advisor. The advisor will be 7. If Washington State Community College decides supplied a change of major form and a copy of the that the challenged information is not inaccurate, student's academic record to be used during advising. A misleading, or in violation of the student’s right change of major does not affect the student's academic of privacy, it will notify the student that he or she standing or cumulative grade point. If a student is on has a right to place in the record a statement probation, he or she will remain on probation for a commenting on the challenged information minimum of one quarter. and/or a statement setting forth reasons for disagreeing with the decision. Correction of Educational Records 8. The statement will be maintained as a part of Students have the right to ask to have records the student’s education records as long as the corrected that they believe are inaccurate, misleading, contested portion is maintained. If Washington or in violation of their privacy rights. Following are the State Community College discloses the contested procedures for the correction of records: portion of the record, it must also disclose the statement. 1. A student must ask the appropriate official of Washington State to amend a record. In so More information and all records forms can doing, the student should identify the part of be found online at: the record to be amended and specify why the http://www.wscc.edu/about/recordsoffice.asp Learn More: www.wscc.edu Page ~ 45 ~ Records and Information Staying Safe Campus Safety Sex Offender Information Links • Washington County Sheriff’s Office Annual Crime Report Washington State’s campus has low crime rates and • Ohio Attorney General’s eSORN, continues to make every effort to keep the campus • West Virginia State Police safe for students, employees, and the community. The information in this section is provided as part of our commitment to safety on campus and in compliance Emergencies with the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act The College will have in place procedures for of 1990 (aka the Jeanne Clery Act). reacting to emergency situations which may occur on the campus. These procedures will be placed in the College faculty, staff, students and visitors are emergency procedures handbook and distributed to encouraged to be aware of their surroundings and to the receptionists and wing administrative assistants be responsible for their personal safety. Red emergency throughout the campus. phones may be found in key locations throughout the campus to call for protection or help. Evacuation plans and routes will be posted in each classroom of the College for fire or other disasters which create the need for evacuation. A required federal report under the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act (P.L. 101- Red emergency phones may be found in key locations 542)*; published for the students and Employees throughout the campus to call for protection or help. of Washington State Community College. All employees receive training on safety and Crime Category Crimes Reported emergency procedures during their new employee Murder 0 orientation and ongoing refresher training. Rape 0 Reporting Emergencies Robbery 0 In the event a crime is committed on campus, students Aggravated Assault 0 and employees are advised of the following information: Burglary 0 Criminal actions or other emergencies on campus are Motor Vehicle Theft 0 to be reported to the Chief Financial Officer (designated Liquor Law Violation 0 as the chief campus security officer). The Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer is responsible for responding to Drug Abuse Violation 0 all reports of criminal activity. His office is located in the Weapons Possession 0 administrative area of the Main Building. The on-campus extension is 1101 or 1104. In terms of serious crime for which reporting is required, the campus has been crime-free for the past The Marietta City Police Department will be notified year. in the event of any unlawful activity. Campus security personnel have authority in the area of traffic control, *Under this law colleges are required to keep records but their authority does not extend to the enforcement of of on-campus crimes reported to campus security criminal laws. officials or local law enforcement agencies. The college is required to publish and distribute to all employees and Students and employees are encouraged to promptly currently enrolled students an annual report presenting report all criminal activities that might be observed on these statistics and other information indicated below. campus. Certain information also must be made available to prospective students and employees. Page ~ 46 ~ Staying Safe Student Handbook 2010 - 2012 Staying Safe staff member will make contact with the appropriate Policies on the Use, Possession and community social services agency. medical treatment; Sale of Alcoholic Beverages and you should be checked for diseases, and medical personnel can collect important evidence. Illegal Drugs Policies adopted by the Washington State Board of Procedures to Follow When a Sex Offence Occurs Trustees expressly forbid the use, possession, or sale of alcoholic beverages on campus by any individuals, If the offense occurs off campus, contact the Marietta whether they be employees, students, or visitors. Police Department: 740.374.4141. You also may Likewise, the College does not condone or permit the want to contact the S.A.I.N. agency listed above. If use or sale of any illegal drugs on campus. The relevant the offense occurs on campus, contact the Office of the policies listed are available, in full, in the Washington Chief Financial Officer: 740.374.8716, ext. 1101 or State Policies and Procedures Manual, a copy of which 1104. is available in the library. Disciplinary Action Procedures 11.300 Compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and In accordance with College policy, any student Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (students) accused of committing a sexual offense on campus 4.985 Compliance with Federal Drug-Free will be reported to the Marietta City Police. In addition Workplace Act of 1988 (employees) to the proceedings in the criminal justice system, the student will be subject to discipline according to the 4.986 Compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Conduct Policy as stated in Section 11.100 of the Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (employees) Washington State Community College Policies and Procedures Manual. Under the law, the College is required to report on the availability of any special programs and services for Notification to Students that the Institution Will Make students or employees. Changes in a Victim’s Academic and Living Situations, if Reasonably Possible Washington State is a commuter campus. Students travel to the campus for classes, but they live in the The College does not provide any campus housing; community. Student support services offices on campus therefore, this part of the federal law does not apply. maintain liaisons with many community social service Any requests for changes in the victim’s academic agencies, including ones that provide the services situation will be accommodated on an individual basis listed below. Because of the lack of incidents on the to meet the student’s needs. Requests should be directed campus, the transient nature of the student body, and to the office of the chief academic officer. the availability or services in the community, the College does not directly provide these services. However, any Programs informing the Campus student may contact the student services office and a About Alcohol and Drug Abuse staff member will make contact with the appropriate community social services agency. Education, Crime Prevention and Campus Security Policies Campus Sexual Assault and Rape The College informs all students and employees Awareness programs/Counseling concerning drug abuse through annual mailings in accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Opportunities Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (students and Washington State is a commuter campus. Students employees), and the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 travel to the campus for classes, but they live in the (employees). The Board of Trustees has approved the community. Student support services offices on campus Campus Security Policy; it is available to all students maintain liaisons with many community social service and employees. Periodically, campus safety workshops agencies, including ones that provide the services are held for employees and students. listed below. Because of the lack of incidents on the campus, the transient nature of the student body, and the availability or services in the community, the College does not directly provide these services. However, any student may contact the student services office and a Learn More: www.wscc.edu Page ~ 47 ~ Staying Safe Communication Campus Closure If campus is closed due to inclement weather or Communication emergency, the following procedure is followed: Campus Posting The campus includes areas where notices and The voice message on the telephone system will be announcements are posted. A student bulletin board is changed. If you call, the message will be, "Thank you located in the Main Building near the Commons area. for calling Washington State Community College. Due Areas where events and notices are posted are located to inclement weather the college is closed and day near the bridge entry, the Engineering Wing entry and classes are cancelled. Evening classes will meet as the lobby in the Main Building and in the lobby and the scheduled." first floor entry of the Arts & Sciences Center. If evening classes are cancelled, the voice message on the telephone system will be changed. If you call, Office Hours the message will be, "Thank you for calling Washington Hours for departmental offices are published each State Community College. Due to inclement weather the quarter in the schedule book. Faculty office hours are college is closed and evening classes are cancelled." posted or available by contacting the individual faculty member via phone or e-mail. The college Web site will be updated with a "classes cancelled" message and an e-mail message will be sent to all students. The Help Desk Technology provides an efficient method of Local radio and television stations will be contacted for on-air announcement of closing. communication for students and faculty/staff from either on or off campus. The HelpDesk is available to Classes offered at locations other than in Marietta provide assistance with technical questions related to the (McConnelsville, Warren High School, Noble County, technology described in this section. Federal Hocking, Frontier) will be cancelled if classes on the main campus in Marietta are cancelled. Contact the HelpDesk by phone at 740.568.1949 If the hosting facility is closed for the day due to Visit the HelpDesk in Arts & Sciences Center AS253 inclement weather, no college classes will be held at computer lab—hours are posted at the door. that site during the day or evening. Visit the College Web site, www.wscc.edu, for answers to frequently asked questions; click on HelpDesk. MyWSCC MyWSCC is the name of our Single Sign-on web portal. It allows students to access various services, including Sakai, WebMail, and WebAdvisor, with one username and password. You can get to MyWSCC directly at my.wscc.edu. WebMail Upon acceptance to the College, each student is given an e-mail account through the College's WebMail system. The e-mail address and the password for the account are sent to the accepted student via U.S. Postal service. Official communication from the College is often sent via this e-mail address and students are expected to check the messages regularly. Page ~ 48 ~ Communication Student Handbook 2010 - 2012 Communication WebAdvisor Some sections of WebAdvisor—like the college catalog and the quarterly schedule—are accessible to anyone. Other sections, those containing your personal student information, are secure and require you to use an I.D. and password for access. We are committed to maintaining the security and confidentiality of student records. Student OnCampus The Student OnCampus is a Web-based student newsletter; a new issue is released each month during the regular quarter. The Student OnCampus can be found at: oncampus.wscc.edu/student Faculty/Employee Directory The employee/faculty directory can be found online by clicking the “contact” link. Faculty/Employee Registry Link Departmental Contact Admissions firstname.lastname@example.org 568.1900 Advising email@example.com Bookstore firstname.lastname@example.org 568.1907 Business Office email@example.com 568.1905 Educational Talent Search firstname.lastname@example.org Financial Aid email@example.com 568.1908 Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org 568.1940 Human Resources email@example.com 568.1899 Institutional Research firstname.lastname@example.org Library Services email@example.com 568.1914 OnCampus Newsletter firstname.lastname@example.org 568.1909 Opportunity Scholars email@example.com Phi Theta Kappa firstname.lastname@example.org Records Office email@example.com 568.1904 Registrar firstname.lastname@example.org 568.1904 Student Services email@example.com 568.1904 Transcripts firstname.lastname@example.org 568.1900 Transfer email@example.com 568.1904 Tutoring firstname.lastname@example.org TV22 email@example.com 568.1913 Upward Bound upbound.wscc.edu 568.1926 Learn More: www.wscc.edu Page ~ 49 ~ Communication Appendix A: Extras in age from younger than 18 to over 65; day students Facts are younger on average, 25, and evening students’ average age is 30 ADMISSIONS: Washington State follows an open admissions policy; health sciences programs have Day students are 68 percent of the student population limited enrollments and additional admissions criteria. and 32 percent are evening students CALENDAR: Four academic quarters and two-week Credit hour load for full-time day students is 14 and is winter intercession. 13 for full-time evening students, while part-time students average between 5.5 and 6.5 credit hours per quarter. CLASS SCHEDULE: Classes are offered days, evenings and Saturday mornings, as well as online Ohio residents make up 85 percent of our student courses that are available 24/7. population and 15 percent are from West Virginia; females account for 65 percent of the student DEGREES: Associate degrees in arts, science, applied population; 35 percent are male students. science, applied business, and individualized study; technical and occupation certificates. TRANSFERRING CREDITS: Articulation agreements exist with several colleges. The transfer advising office ENROLLMENT: Approximately 2,200 students can help a student determine what credits will transfer to specific institutions. FACULTY: 64 Full-time; 112 Part-time Programs with Franklin University and Rio Grande FINANCIAL AID: Over 65 percent of students at University provide opportunities for students to finish a Washington State are eligible for some type of financial bachelor’s degree on the Washington State campus. aid. SERVICE AREA: The designated service area of the GRADUATION RATE: The Washington State College includes Washington and Morgan Counties, Community College graduation rate is 30.5 percent. but a significant number of students from across southeastern Ohio and nearby counties in West Virginia HISTORY: The College was founded in 1971 as also are enrolled. Washington Technical Institute with its one building campus located on St. Rt. 676 in Marietta. In 1972 the name became Washington Technical College as part of a reorganization of Ohio’s higher education system. AQIP In 1991, the College was re-chartered as Washington Washington State has chosen to participate and use State Community College and at the same time AQIP (Academic Quality Improvement Program) as the relocated to its current campus at 710 Colegate Drive in process for maintaining its accreditation. AQIP infuses Marietta. the principles and benefits of continuous improvement into the culture of colleges and universities by providing LOCATION: The college is located in Marietta, Ohio an alternative process through which an already- in southeastern Ohio along the Ohio River. The campus accredited institution can maintain its accreditation is about 280 acres of rolling woodland within the city from the Higher Learning Commission. With AQIP, an limits. institution demonstrates it meets accreditation standards and expectations through sequences of events that Limited classes are offered in off-campus locations, align with those ongoing activities that characterize including Morgan County, Warren High School, Frontier organizations striving to improve their performance. High School and Caldwell, Ohio. Through AQIP Washington State is creating a PROGRAMS OF STUDY: Over 50 programs of study comprehensive approach to continuously improve offered. institutional effectiveness. As part of the AQIP process STATUS: State-assisted, two-year comprehensive we have: created six Action Projects; revised the community college. Accredited by the North Central institution’s mission, vision and values statements; and Association of College and Schools. created a quarterly news update for employees on mini- project progress. STUDENT PROFILE: Information about our students: Average age is 27 years old, although students range Page ~ 50 ~ Appendix A: Extras Student Handbook 2010 - 2012 Appendix A: Extras qualify for a College Tech Prep Scholarship to help them Outreach Programs enjoy a productive and successful college experience by obtaining an Associate and/or a Bachelor’s Degree. Educational Talent Search In our area the Washington-Morgan-Meigs Tech Prep The Educational Talent Search program serves Consortium works with the Washington County Career 750 students in grades six through twelve from nine Center, Marietta High School, Meigs High School, school districts located in Meigs, Morgan, Noble and Morgan High School and their associate schools to Washington Counties. This early intervention program prepare students for college tech prep associate degree provides educational, career, college admissions, and programs at Washington State Community College. financial aid advising along with educational and cultural field trips. Current College Tech Prep Associate Programs: Educational Talent Search is a TRIO program funded • Associate Degree Nursing by the U.S. Department of Education. • Automotive and Diesel Truck Systems • Business Management Tech. Educational Opportunity Center Washington State • Digital Technology: Graphics Community College participates in the ten-college Ohio • Digital Technology: Media Appalachian Center for Higher Education (OACHE) • Electricity consortium which administers programs to increase the • Electronics level of educational attainment for residents of the 29 • Medical Laboratory Technology countries of Appalachian Ohio. • Networking • Physical Therapist Assistant Educational Opportunity Center • Practical Nursing The Educational Opportunity Center provides • Programming (Web programming) information and assistance to adults who wish to pursue • Radiologic Technology postsecondary education. For further information, • Respiratory Therapy contact the EOC Assistant Director at Washington State Community College. EOC is a TRIO program funded by For information contact the college’s Outreach office the U.S. Department of Education. or local high school guidance counselors. College Tech Prep Connect to Success College Tech Prep is a nationally recognized The Connect to Success program operates a grant program of study that partners Community Colleges that focuses on providing retention services to students with area high schools to prepare students for high at Washington State Community College. One on one skill, high demand technical careers in a competitive counseling, academic advising, financial aid advising, global environment. The College Tech Prep Curriculum and tutoring assistance are offered to students on emphasizes Science, Technology, Engineering and the main campus and the Morgan County Learning Math (STEM) careers with rigorous and relevant Center under this programs. Connect To Success core academic skills that will lead to post-secondary also collaborates with TRiO programs and College associate or bachelor’s degree or program certification Tech Prep to offer a variety of workshops available and possible employment in a high skill, high tech to area students. Connect To Success also offers career. college scholarships administered through the Marietta Community Foundation to area high school students. College Tech Prep high school programs of study offer college equivalent courses to qualified students who are interested in challenging technical careers. The College Tech Prep programs of study link four years of high school courses The Upward Bound College Prep Academy is a with at least two years of college courses to prepare federally-funded TRIO program designed to provide 70 students for the challenges of a highly competitive and area high school students the opportunity to enhance highly skilled workforce. their academic skills in preparation for post-secondary education at a two- or four-year institution. The students who successfully complete a specific College Tech Prep High School Program of study may earn valuable college credits while in high school and Learn More: www.wscc.edu Page ~ 51 ~ Appendix A: Extras Appendix A: Extras Upward Bound students experience college life, initiatives, equipment acquisitions, campus programs, explore careers, and receive academic enrichment and community outreach, and capital improvements. tutoring. In addition, students visit college campuses and participate in a variety of cultural and recreational MISSION: Washington State Community College events. Foundation exists solely for charitable and educational purposes. By seeking external funding and grants, the Upward Bound consists of an academic year and Foundation works to support the College’s mission, to a summer component. During an academic year, promote its educational programs and services, and to students receive tutoring, attend Saturday sessions at enhance its institutional goals and objectives. Washington State, and participate in mentoring, field trips, community service, plus cultural and recreational Washington State Community College Foundation is opportunities. The six-week summer component involves a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization administered by a residential college experience, with participants a Board of Directors composed of community leaders staying on a college campus. During the same and college representatives. The Foundation is an time, they take academic and enrichment classes at independent corporation and maintains its funds apart Washington State and have the opportunity for evening from those of the College. cultural and recreational activities. Donor opportunities include: Tv22 • • Establish and/or endow a scholarship or a fund. Name physical property on campus. Washington State operates a community access television channel, TV22, through agreement with the • Contribute leadership gifts to our ten-year, five- City of Marietta. The channel airs over the Suddenlink facility building campaign. cable system in Marietta on channel 22. • Plan for the future through a deferred gift. The channel includes: announcements from non-profit groups and programming prepared or approved by the • Increase the benefits to both the donor and the mass media program of the College. College through employer matching funds. Submissions can be made to the channel by e-mail at • Support campus events. TV22@wscc.edu. • Volunteer. The channel can also be streamed online by visiting: To learn more about the Foundation visit the College Web site at www.wscc.edu/foundation. tv22.wscc.edu For more information contact: Foundation Washington State Community College Foundation 710 Colegate Drive In 2003, in order to provide an avenue to increase Marietta, OH 45750 funding to and philanthropic support of the College, the firstname.lastname@example.org Washington State Community College Board of Trustees 740.568.1940 began the legal process of establishing a Foundation to exist solely for charitable and educational purposes. In February 2004, the Foundation began seeking external funding and grants to support the College’s mission and Alumni vision, promote its educational programs and services, Over 6,000 alumni call Washington State Community enhance its institutional goals and objectives, and College “alma mater.” The Foundation is currently in the produce a positive and beneficial impact upon the future process of developing an alumni association. All alumni of the institution and the communities it serves. Funds are encouraged to contact the College and submit raised by the Foundation support scholarship, academic information about what they are doing now through the College’s Web site at: www.wscc.edu/alumni Page ~ 52 ~ Appendix A: Extras Student Handbook 2010 - 2012 Appendix A: Extras Each year, the Washington State Community College Alumni Association presents the Distinguished Alumni Award to outstanding graduates in recognition of Workforce the contributions he or she has made to his or her community and/or profession. Development Workforce Development at Washington State works Nominees may be entered for consideration in one or with local employers and public service organizations to both of the following categories: help them identify individual, group, and organizational improvement areas. The primary goal is to improve • Professionalism/achievement in chosen field. quality, productivity, and competitive ability through • Volunteerism/service to the community at-large. quality instruction, individualized attention, and consultative services. One award will be presented in each category for a total of two awards annually. Using the College’s extensive resources, top-quality technical and management training programs and In determining the recipient, emphasis will be placed performance improvement initiatives are developed. on the extent to which the nominee has exhibited the Programs are designed according to specific qualities of community and professional leadership that organizational needs, which may be corporate settings, are symbolic of the goals and objectives of Washington one-on-one instruction, hands-on applications, local State Community College, which include: or distance learning classroom environments, online training, or customized formats. • Enhancement and promotion of excellence Services offered through Workforce Development • Development and support of an environment that include: inspires others to reach their potential. Promotion of continuous improvement and personal growth. • Technology Training and Certificates • SkillsMax Center Services • Enrichment through education, community service, • Business and Industry Training and cultural activities. • Acknowledgment and cultivation of social and cultural diversity. workforce.wscc.edu The award winners are selected by the Distinguished Alumni Award Committee, composed of six to eight alumni who are representatives of the College, local businesses, county government, and the community at- large. Nominations for the awards are made by completing a nomination form, to be sent to the Washington State Community College Alumni Association c/o The Foundation. Nomination form is available on the College Web site at www.wscc.edu/foundation. No entries will be accepted after the deadline. In addition to the nominee’s resume, up to three additional documents of support as described on the nomination form may be attached to each application. If a nominator wishes to nominate a graduate for both categories, two separate nomination forms must be submitted. If one of the categories does not receive a nominee, only one award will be given. Nominees must be graduates of Washington State Community College. Learn More: www.wscc.edu Page ~ 53 ~ Appendix A: Extras 710 Colegate Drive Marietta, OH 45750 Washington State Community College 740-586-1914 Carson K. Miller Library F ACT S About Us Materials The Library at We offer 25,000+ items Washington State including a wide range of Community College was movies, both educational and built in 1998 and named for film studies. We have one of for the fourth college the largest science-fiction President, Carson K. collections in the state of Ohio. Miller. Dr. Miller made Computer Lab significant contributions to higher education, the 20 certified energy- efficient Thin Clients that offer a green college, and the alternative to standard personal community. The Library institution’s courses. into the evening as computers. All Thin Clients are was therefore Students learn skills students seek advice on available to students for online appropriately named in needed to become how to best locate work and come equipped with honor of continuous confident in scholarly sources for their classroom software. improvement towards research and familiarize individual research services for students, themselves with the topics. To further faculty, staff, and the many sources available empower our students’ Student Lounge community. to complete their research abilities, the research. Library teaches students This student area was remodeled in 2007 to provide a At the start of each new to access OhioLINK more appealing and relaxing academic quarter, Library Library staff provides resources from home or study space. staff conducts instruction one-on-one coaching any other off-campus sessions tailored to the and reference services location. unique needs of our throughout the day and Study Rooms We offer five private, 4-6 person study rooms for individual or group use. OhioLINK The Library at Washington State offers WSCC students nothing but the best when it Website comes to research material and resources. Each one of our students has 24/7 access to OhioLINK, a consortium of 88 Ohio academic libraries and the State We provide an online catalog, Library of Ohio with: research tools and tips, college 48 million books and other library materials archives, access to online Millions of electronic articles databases, and much more. Guided online tutorials with 12,000 electronic journals voice-over lead students 140 electronic research databases through the most-used library 55,000 e-books options. Thousands of images, videos and sounds 19,500 theses and dissertations from Ohio students Carson K. Miller Library http://library.w scc.edu LIBR ARY EVENTS Mediterranean Room In November 2007, the Cappuccino@your Library Team renovated library the student lounge from What’s the cure for what was termed 'a prison winter’s dreary skies and cold snowy break room' into the weather? For one Mediterranean Room. week in February, hot Since that time, it has chocolate and become our most popular cappuccino are study space in the library. served all day @your The bright colors, library. Donate your comfortable seating, and coffee mugs to help keep our event warm atmosphere add to environmentally the student learning friendly. experience. Breakfast for Champions Eating a healthy Green Computer Technology breakfast improves In April 2009, the Library replaced as often. This be used as a pilot project test scores. That’s why, all week during Team began a year-long has helped the library to for a campus-wide Spring Finals, we use project to test and reduce their carbon initiative to reduce energy donated book sale eventually obtain a new, footprint and cut down on consumption and money to provide 20-computer Thin Client techno-trash. standardize computer breakfast to our learning environment. The learning spaces. students. energy-efficient Based on the positive technology uses only 10% response of the new Living Library technology, the library of the power of a standard The idea is simple: learning environment will instead of books, PC and doesn't have to be readers come to the library and borrow a person for a 30- minute chat. The Next Chapter: Student Learning Environment human “books” Our next project involves donation from the WSCC bring in more color, light, feature a variety of providing our students Foundation, we have and comfortable, flexible occupations, talents, and skills. with a positive learning purchased a Mimeo, an seating. The room will environment where we electronic whiteboard that seat 24 people at multiple Music in the Library can conduct library interacts with a standard tables to allow for large Music in the library is instruction and provide laptop, to provide the and small study groups. our annual summer students with a classroom student with a more event. Local space. engaging learning musicians donate an experience. afternoon to provide This is a new project and music for students, is in the initial stages of We are currently working faculty, staff and the implementation. on securing funds for the community. People renovation of the room to bring their lunch and Thanks to a generous join us for a musical hour or two.