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Guam Community College 2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Appendices



Appendix A: Pacific Postsecondary Education Council (PPEC) Statement on Transfer and Articulation of Courses and Programs

All Pacific Postsecondary Education Council (PPEC) member colleges are accredited by the Western Association and Schools and Colleges (WASC). The two-year colleges are accredited by the WASC Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), and the four-year colleges are accredited by the WASC Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (ACSCU). Regional accreditation not only signifies a level of institutional quality, but is a requirement for any institution to become a recipient of US government funding, including student financial aid, Title III support for developing institutions, Carl Perkins Vocational Education Act, etc. Maintaining accreditation is critical to the survival of all PPEC institutions.

PPEC higher education institutional leaders have worked collaboratively to serve the needs of member institutions as they address regional and postsecondary education. One of these issues includes articulating the compatibility of educational programs to facilitate transferability of academic credits among member institutions. Additionally, the WASC 2001 Handbook of Accreditation states, that “it is important for reasons of social equity and educational effectiveness, as well as for the wise use of resources, for all institutions to develop reasonable and definitive policies and procedures for acceptance of transfer of credit. Such policies and procedures should provide maximum consideration for the individual student who has changed institutions or objectives.”

The goal of the Pohnpei Accord (signed by PPEC member institutions on December 11, 2003) is to clearly articulate transfer of credit guidelines for students entering the University of Guam and to exchange academic knowledge and expertise in cooperative transfer policies with the framework of accreditation and current best practices. Specifically,

  1. This statement makes specific the guaranteed transfer of courses taken by students at the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI), the College of Micronesia-FSM (COMFSM), the Northern Marianas College (NMC), the Guam Community College (GCC), and Palau Community College (PCC). Guaranteed transfer credit will be awarded for courses passed with a grade of “C” or higher only.
  2. Students transferring to the University of Guam to earn a baccalaureate degree must finish all courses in their major area of study and must take 32 credits in residence at the University of Guam, regardless of the transfer credit award. In residence means any course offered through the University of Guam and transcripted from the University of Guam.
  3. Students transferring to the University of Guam to earn a baccalaureate degree must complete at least 40 upper division credits.
  4. All students entering the University of Guam must take English and Mathematics Placement test unless exempt due to transfer credit awarded, or by other criteria as determined by the Registrar. If a student is found to be deficient (this is not expected and should be rare), developmental coursework outside of their major may be required.
  5. Courses that are developmental, vocational or technical in nature may transfer individually articulated within a program or specified on a course substitution form.

Students completing an Associate of Arts of Liberal Studies degree from accredited colleges will have fulfilled lower division General Education course requirements at the University of Guam. This does not include the waiving of those general education courses that are prerequisites to upper division and major courses, unless that specific course has been articulated with the appropriate course at the University of Guam and was taken by the student in the course of his/her study. All lower division, upper division and major course requirements for a baccalaureate degree must be taken unless an equivalent was completed prior to transferring to the University of Guam. Additional degree specific requirements may need to be completed prior to graduation.

Appendix B: Articulation Agreement

Articulation with the University of Guam: The following courses are offered at the College and are transferable to the University of Guam.

A. General Education

GCC Courses UOG Course Equivalents

EN 110 - Freshman Composition 
EN 111 - Writing for Research 
EN 125 - Introduction to Speech 
EN 210 - Introduction to Literature  

 

EN 110 Freshman Composition
EN 111 Writing for Research
CO210 Fundamentals of CommunicationFundamentals    EN210 Introduction to Literature or

Select one from the following:
EN211, EN212, EN213, EN217, EN218, EN313, EN314, EN323, EN360

MA 110A - Finite Mathematics 
MA 161A - College Algebra & Trigonometry I 
MA 161B - College Algebra & Trigonometry II  

 

Select one from the following:
MA110, MA 161A, MA 161B, MA165, MA203

 

 

 

CS 151 - Windows Applications 
(Formerly CS 150)

 

Select one from the following:
CS200, CS201, BA130, BA230, IS201, MA151

HI 121 - History of World Civilization I 
HI 122 - History of World Civilization II  

 

Select one from the following:
AN330/SO330, GE201, HI 121, HI 122, SW 201

EC 110 - Principles of Economics  

Select one from the following:
BA110, CO106, GE101, PS101

SO 130 - Introduction to Sociology 
PY 120 - General Psychology  

 

Select one from the following:
AN101, AN212, LN200, LN300, PY 101, SO101, SO202

JA 110 - Beginning Japanese I 
JA 111 - Beginning Japanese II 
ASL 100 - American Sign Language I 
ASL 110 - American Sign Language II  
CH 110 - Chamorro I  
CH 111 - Chamorro II  

 

Modern Language - Two 4 credit courses (8 credits total) of the same language.
CI101, CI201, CK101, CM101, CM201, FR101, GN101, JA101, JA105, JA201, JA301, JA401, SN10U1, TA101
 

HL 202 - Nutrition  (Formerly HS 202)
PY 100 - Personal Adjustment  

Select one from the following:
CF230, CF231, PE220, PY 100

HU 120 - Pacific Cultures  


 

FA 110 - Introduction to Community Services  

Select one from the following:
AN310, AN320, AN325, AN/EN333, AN421, BI201, ED265, GE401, HI211, HI243, HI371, HI372, HI444, PS225, PS412, PY475, SW110

 SW110

PI 101 - Introduction to Philosophy  
 

SI 103 - Introduction to Marine Biology  
SI 110 - Environmental Biology  
 

TH 101 - Introduction to the Theater  

Any Philosophy course (PI) or PS410 or WG101
 

Take any course included in the following category:
AG, BI, CH, NS, PH, or AN222, AN360, CF325 or GE203
 

TH101 Introduction to the Theater

Select one from the following:
AR101, AR102, MU101, MU106

B. Articulated Courses That Do Not Fall Under General Education

GCC Courses UOG Courses

AC 211 - Accounting Principles I  
(Formerly AC101)
AC 212 - Accounting Principles II  
(Formerly AC102 & AC103)

BA200 Principles of Financial Accounting

BA201 Principles of Managerial Accounting

CD 221 - Child Growth & Development  
CD 240 - Cognitive & Creative Development in Early Childhood  

ED 231 - Introduction to Exceptional Children  
ED 281 - Bilingual/Bicultural Education  

ED251 Development in Early Childhood
ED333 Creative Arts in Early Childhood*

*Does not fulfill upper division credit requirements.

ED215 Introduction to Exceptional Individuals
ED280 Introduction to Bilingualism/Biculturalism

CJ 100 - Introduction to Criminal Justice  
CJ 101 - Juvenile Justice Process  
CJ 107 - Introduction to Corrections  
CJ 150 - Criminal Procedure  
CJ 200 - Criminal Law  
CJ 204 - Introduction to Criminology  

LW101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
SO386 Juvenile Delinquency
LW311 Correctional Security and Administration
LW202 Trial and Evidence
LW306 Criminal Justice
SO385 Criminology

ED 150 - Introduction to Teaching  
ED 220 - Human Growth & Development  
ED 292 - Education Practicum  OR
CD 292 - Early Childhood Education Practicum  

ED110 Introduction to Teaching
ED201 Human Growth and Development
ED192 Observation and Participation

PS 140 - American Government  

PS202 Government in the United States

 

C. Articulated Programs

Approved Program-to-Program articulation agreements allow students who complete GCC’s Associate degrees to transfer to the University of Guam with a Junior class standing to complete major course and baccalaureate requirements.  GCC students are responsible for requesting evaluation of credits from the University of Guam.

GCC Programs UOG Programs

 

Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, A.A.  

 

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

 

Criminal Justice, A.S.  

 

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

 

Education, A.A.  
 - Bachelor Foundation area of concentration

Bachelor of Arts, Education

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Lower-division transfer courses that are equated to upper-division courses at the University of Guam do not carry upper-division credits, even though they may satisfy certain University of Guam upper-division course requirements. They do not relieve the student of the requirement of having a minimum of 40 upper-division credits for graduation.  (Excerpt from the 2013-2014 College Catalog University of Guam.)

 

University of Guam. (2013, Aug 26). 2013-2014 Catalog. Retrieved from
http://www.uog.edu/dynamicdata/CatalogRepository.aspx?siteid=1&p=549

Appendix C: Articulation Agreement

Articulation with the Chaminade University of Honolulu: Courses in the following list are acceptable to transfer to Chaminade University of Honolulu with grades of “C” or better.

A. General Education

GCC Courses CUH Courses

EN 110 - Freshman Composition 
EN 111 - Writing for Research 
EN 125 - Introduction to Speech 
EN 210 - Introduction to Literature  

 

EN101 Introduction to ExpositoryWriting
EN102 ExpositoryWriting
COM101 Introduction to Communications
EN201 Types of Literature OR
EN255 Short Story and Novel OR
EN256 Poetry and Drama

MA 110A - Finite Mathematics  

MA100 Survey to Mathematics
MA103 College Algebra or higher

HI 121 - History of World Civilization I  OR
HI 122 - History of World Civilization II  

One lower level history course

SI 103 - Introduction to Marine Biology  
SI 110 - Environmental Biology  
SI 130 - Anatomy & Physiology  
SI 141 - Applied Physics I  
SI 142 - Applied Physics II  

Two natural sciences courses with labatory

PI 101 - Introduction to Philosophy  

PH100 Introduction to Philosophy OR
PH103 Critical Thinking OR
PH105 Ethics

JA 110 - Beginning Japanese I  
JA 210 - Intermediate Japanese I  
JA 211 - Intermediate Japanese II  

Foreign Language II/Global Awareness

PY 120 - General Psychology 
SO 130 - Introduction to Sociology  

 

AN200 Cultural Anthropology OR
CJ201 Foundations in Criminology OR
PSY101 General Psychology, OR
SO200 Introductory Sociology

PS 140 - American Government  

EC201 Principles of Macroeconomics OR
GE102 World Regional Geography OR
GE103 Human Geography OR
HI201 America through Civil War OR
HI202 America since Civil War OR
POL111 Comparative Government & Politics OR
POL211 American Government & Politics

Appendix D: Articulation Agreement

Articulation with the College of Micronesia-Federated States of Micronesia (COM-FSM): The following list indicates course equivalencies between GCC and COM-FSM for transfer purposes.

A. General Education & Related Courses

 GCC Courses  COM-FSM Courses

AC 211 - Accounting Principles I  
(Formerly AC101)
AC 212 - Accounting Principles II  
(Formerly AC102 & AC103)

AC 150 - Federal Income Tax I  
AC 210 - Introduction to Financial Management  

AC131 Accounting I
AC220 Accounting II
BU250 Principles of Finance


AC250 Managerial Accounting
AC330 Taxation I

VC 145 - Macromedia Suite  
VC 161 - Video I  
VC 172 - Imaging Concepts and Elements  
VC 298 - Tourism & Travel Management Practicum  

MM225 Multimedia Design
MM220 Advance Video
MM110 Introduction to Photography and Video
MM246 Media Studies Practicum

SI 103 - Introduction to Marine Biology  
SI 110 - Environmental Biology  
SI 130 - Anatomy & Physiology [Inactive] 

MR120 Marine Biology
SC117 Tropical Pacific Island Environment
SC122A Anatomy and Physiology

SM 245 - Ethics & Stakeholders Management  

BU110 Business Ethics

CS 101 - Introduction to Computer Systems & Information Technology  
CS 102 - Computer Operations  
CS 104 - Visual Basic Programming  
CS 203 - Systems Analysis & Design  

CA100 Computer Literacy

IS201 Computer Information Systems
IS220 Computer Programming
IS230 Database Design

VC 131 - Desktop Publishing  
VC 141 - Web Design  

IS/MM245 Desktop Publishing
IS240 Webpage Design

EE 265 - Computer Networking I  

IS280 Networking

CJ 100 - Introduction to Criminal Justice  
CJ 101 - Juvenile Justice Process  
CJ 209 - Concept of Police Operations  

AJ151 Introduction to Criminal Justice
AJ113 Administration of Juvenile Justice
AJ158 Management Skills for Police Officers

ED 231 - Introduction to Exceptional Children  

ED220 Education of Exceptional Children

CD 110 - Early Childhood Education Orientation  
CD 180 - Language Arts in Early Childhood  

ECE100 Introduction to Early Childhood Orientation Education
ECE211 Language Development in Young Children

HL 202 - Nutrition  

SC112 Introduction to Human Nutrition

CI 110 - Beginning Mandarin Chinese I  

FL103 Chinese I

JA 110 - Beginning Japanese I 
JA 111 - Beginning Japanese II  
JA 108 - Speak Japanese for Tourism  
JA 210 - Intermediate Japanese I  

 

FL101 Japanese I
FL102 Japanese II
FL120 Basic Japanese for Hotel and Restaurant
FL160 Situational Japanese for Hotel and Restaurant

EN 210 - Introduction to Literature  
EN 125 - Introduction to Speech  

EN201 Introduction to Literature
EN/CO205 Speech Communication

CJ 150 - Criminal Procedure  
CJ 200 - Criminal Law  
OA 211 - Business Communication  

LAW210 Criminal Procedure
LAW215 Criminal Law
EN/BU121 Business Communications

SM 108 - Introduction to Business  
MK 123 - Principles of Marketing  
SM 220 - Management Skill Development  
SM 230 - Business Law Applications  

BU101 Introduction to Business
BU270 Principles of Marketing
BU260 Fundamentals of Management
BU271 Business Law

MA 095 - Pre-College Mathematics  
MA110 - Introduction to College Algebra
MA 110A - Finite Mathematics  
MA 161A - College Algebra & Trigonometry I  
MA 161B - College Algebra & Trigonometry II  

MS095 Pre-Algebra
MS096 Elementary Algebra
MS099 Intermediate Algebra
MS100 College Algebra
MS101 College Algebra and Trigonometry

OA 109 - Business Math Using Excel  

BU/MS110 Business Math

PI 101 - Introduction to Philosophy  

EN208 Introduction to Philosophy

PY 120 - General Psychology  

SS/PY101 General Psychology

ED 220 - Human Growth & Development  

ED/PY201 Human Growth and Development

SO 130 - Introduction to Sociology  

SS130 Introduction to Sociology

HS 160 - Hospitality Supervision  
HS 211 - Front Office Management  
HS 208 - Managing Service in Food and Beverage Operations  
HS 140 - Menu Planning  
HS 254 - Hospitality & Travel Marketing  
HS 292 - Hospitality Industry Management Practicum  

HTM150 Hospitality Supervision
HTM170 Front Office Management
HTM220 Food and Beverage Management
HTM165 Food Fundamentals and Quantity Cooking
HTM230 Hospitality Marketing
HTM250 Facilities Management and Practicum

 B. Career and Technical Education Courses

GCC Courses COM-FSM Courses

AE 103 - Basic Blueprint Reading  

VAE103 Blueprint Sketching and Interpretation

CT 152A - Plumbing Level I  
CT 154B - Masonry Level II  
CT 153 - Introduction to Carpentry  
CT 154 - Fundamentals of Masonry
CT 165A - Electricity Level I  
CT 165B - Electricity Level II  
CT 165C - Electricity Level III  
CT 172 - Plumbing Installation and Design  
CT 173 - Rough Framing and Exterior Finishing  
CT 174 - Columns, Beams, Walls and Partitions

VCT162 Advanced Plumbing
VCT164 Concrete and Brick Masonry
VCT153 Introduction to Carpentry
VCT154 Introduction to Masonry
VEM103 Basic Electricity I
VEM104 Basic Electricity II
VEM112 Electrical Wiring II
VCT172 Plumbing Installation and Design
VCT173 Rough Framing and Exterior Finishing
VCT174 Columns, Beams, Walls and Partitions

CT 182 - Uniform Plumbing Code  
CT 183 - Finishing  
CT 185A - Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Level I  
CT 185B - Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Level II  
CT 193 - Cabinet Making and Millwork  

VCT182 Uniform Plumbing Code
VCT183 Finishing and Trim Work
VEM113 Refrigeration I
VEM114 Refrigeration II
VCT193 Cabinet Making and Mill Work

EE 103 - Direct Current Circuits  
EE 104 - Alternating Current Circuits  
EE 110 - Instrumentation
EE 112 - Electronic Devices  
EE 116 - Digital Technology  
EE 243 - Fiber Optics Installation  

VEE103 Electronics Fundamentals I
VEE104 Electronics Fundamentals II
VEE10 Discrete Devices I
VEE125 Electronics Circuits
VEE135 Digital Electronics I
VCT261 Fiber Optics Installation

EM 112 - National Electrical Code  
EM 182 - Industrial Controls

VEM212 National Electrical Code
VEM240 Industrial Wiring

WE 105 - Fundamentals of Oxyacetylene Welding & Cutting
WE 110 - Fundamentals of ARC Welding I

VWE105 Fundamentals of Oxyacetylene Welding & Cutting
VWE110 Fundamentals of ARC Welding I

EE 211 - It Essentials I  

VEE223 PC Hardware and Software

Appendix E: Articulation Agreements with other Institutions & Organizations

Since Guam Community College is fully accredited with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), GCC courses and even entire programs articulate, or transfer to other accredited postsecondary institutions and organizations through certain arrangements or agreements. These agreements offer GCC students various opportunities with which to expand and enrich their postsecondary educational experiences.

However, meeting graduation and transfer requirements is still the responsibility of students. Students interested in pursuing transfer to the following institutions or organizations that GCC has agreements with should contact a GCC advisor, counselor, or the Office of Admissions and Registration:

 

University of Guam

http://www.uog.edu

 

Chaminade University- Honolulu, Hawaii

https://www.chaminade.edu  

 

College of Micronesia- Federated States of Micronesia (COM-FSM)

http://www.comfsm.fm  

 

University of Alaska Fairbanks

http://www.uaf.edu  

 

Bellevue University- Bellevue, Nebraska

http://guam.smoothesttransfer.com/index.aspx

 

University of Phoenix(online)

http://www.phoenix.edu  

AA Education - BS Education/Elementary Education

AA IAS - BS Business (all concentrations)

AA IAS - BS Criminal Justice Administration/Management

 

Dusit Thani College-Bangkok, Thailand

http://www.dtc.ac.th/en

 

University of Makati-Makati City, Philippines

http://umak.edu.ph/v3

 

American Hospitality Academy Philippines-Makati City, Philippines

http://www.ahaphil.com

 

Pacific Islands University

http://www.piu.edu  

 

Kadan Automotive Technical College-Sendai, Japan

http://www.takenaka.co.jp/takenaka_e/projects/education/a71501722006.html

 

Institutions identified above have varying agreements with GCC as indicated in the following arrangements below:

A to B Agreements (A to B)

Associate to Bachelor (A to B) Agreements provide students the opportunity to complete an associate’s degree while working towards a bachelor’s degree. Most, if not all, the credits in the associate’s degree transfer to the four-year institution, often with the student starting as a junior.

General Education Articulation

GCC has General Education articulation with selected postsecondary institutions.  Please consult a counselor, advisor or the Office of Admissions and Registration for further information.  It is important to note though that some institutions have college-wide General Education requirements whereas other institutions have different requirements depending on a student’s major (i.e. Education, Criminal Justice, etc.)

Course by Course Articulation

The articulation matrices found in this catalog list specific GCC courses that selected postsecondary institutions will accept as equivalent to their courses. Course by course guides are helpful if the student knows the exact course or courses needed to transfer.

Secondary to Postsecondary Articulation

An array of programs, initiatives and support services provide opportunities for high school students to gain college credits while earning a high school diploma.  Dual Enrollment Accelerated Learning or DEAL and Dual Credit Articulated Programs of Study or DCAPS are two examples.

Reverse Transfer

Academic credits for course work completed at a 4-year institution may be transferred back to Guam Community College to satisfy associate degree requirements.

Student and Faculty Exchange

 

Appendix F: U.S. Army Senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (SROTC) at the University of Guam

General Information: The SROTC is an Army leadership training program that has a contractually agreed upon cooperative effort with the University of Guam (UOG). The SROTC’s purpose is to commission Army Officers, the future leadership of the U.S. Army.

This information is being included in this catalog to give Guam Community College (GCC) students an opportunity to explore military career options.

Eligibility: Any full-time GCC student may take a lower level Military Science course at no cost to the student registering in the same manner as any other undergraduate course. However, to qualify for enrollment as an ROTC cadet in the program leading to a commission, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship is required prior to commissioning.
  • Be at least 17 years of age with consent at time of contracting and no more than 35 years of age at time of commissioning.
  • Be a full time student at UOG, GCC, or a combination of the two. Or be a full time student at the Northern Marianas College (NMC).
  • Not be convicted of a felony.
  • Be approved by the Professor of Military Science.
  • Specific questions regarding the above criteria should be directed to the Military Science Department at the university.

Tuition: Military Science courses at UOG are tuition free. However, students must be full time in order to enroll in the Advance Course (junior and senior year) of the SROTC program. All Military Science required uniform and equipment are provided on a loan basis. All Military Science course texts are also provided to students at no cost.

For particular courses, program-specific questions and other related costs, please contact Professor of Military Science Major Scott Bartley, Military Science Department at the University of Guam, phone (671) 734-3000.

Appendix G: Academic Definitions

  1. Educational Level
    • Freshman: A Declared Student who has earned less than 30 credits towards the requirements of a Certificate or Associate Degree.
    • Sophomore: A Declared Student who has earned 30 credits or more towards the requirements of a Certificate or Associate Degree.
    • Diploma Students: Undeclared Students and Special Students are not assigned educational levels by the College.
  2. Registration Status
    • First Time Student: A new student to GCC and is the first member of their immediate family to attend college.
    • New Student: A student attending the College for the first time in any one of its programs.
    • Continuing Student: A student who has been registered at the College during the previous semester in the same classification.
    • Returning (Former) Student: A student who has been enrolled at the College and is returning to the College in the same classification after an absence of one or more semesters (not including Summer Semester).
  3. Program of Study
    A Declared Student is admitted to the College to work toward a specific certificate or degree. That certificate or degree is that student’s program of study (or Major) unless a Change of Program request has been approved.
     
  4. Enrollment Status
    A student’s enrollment status is determined after the end of the Course Change (ADD/DROP) period.

    During a regular semester, a student is:
 
  • Full-Time: If enrolled for 12 credit hours or more.
  • 3/4-Time: If enrolled for at least 9 credit hours but less than 12 credit hours.
  • 1/2-Time: If enrolled for at least 6 credit hours but less than 9 credit hours.

During a summer session, a student is:

 
  • Full-Time: If enrolled for 6 credit hours or more.
  • 1/2-Time: If enrolled for less than 6 credit hours.

A student with a disability who has requested accommodations may qualify for certification as a full-time student if enrolled for at least six (6) credit hours in a regular term or three (3) credit hours in a summer session. Contact the Accommodative Services Coordinator, Suite 2139 in the Student Services & Administration Building, phone 735-5597 for further information.

Declared and Diploma Students enrolled for less than a full course of study during their final semester or summer session at the College will be considered to be full-time students during that semester or summer session for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement purposes, provided that they are registered for at least those courses required to meet graduation requirements at the end of that semester or summer session.

Appendix H: Academic Freedom - Board Policy 460

WHEREAS, the Guam Community College Board of Trustees desires to promote and assure public understanding and support of academic freedom in the College; and

WHEREAS, institutions of higher education are conducted for the common good and not to further the interest of either the individual faculty member or the institution as a whole; and

WHEREAS, the common good depends upon the free search for truth and its free exposition; and

WHEREAS, academic freedom is essential to these purposes and applies to both teaching and research; and

WHEREAS, freedom in research is fundamental to the advancement of truth; and

WHEREAS, academic freedom in its teaching aspect is fundamental for the protection of the rights of the faculty member in teaching and of the student in learning; and

WHEREAS, it carries with it duties correlative with rights.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Guam Community College Board of Trustees adopts as its policy the following statement on Academic Freedom:

  1. The faculty member is entitled to full freedom in research and in the publication of the results, subject to the adequate performance of his/her other academic duties.
  2. The faculty member is a citizen, a member of a learned profession, and an officer of an educational institution. When he/she speaks or writes as a citizen, he/she should be free from institutional censorship or discipline, but his/her special position in the community imposes special obligations. As a person of learning and an educational officer, he/she should remember that the public may judge his/her profession and his/her institution by his/her utterances. Hence he/she should at all times be accurate, should exercise appropriate restraint, should show respect for the opinions of others, and should make every effort to indicate that he/she is not an institutional spokesperson.

Amended & Adopted: January 8, 2009
Resolution 9-2009

First Adopted: May 17, 2000
Resolution 9-2000

Appendix I: Annual Notification of Student Rights Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights are:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access. Students should submit to the Registrar written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The Registrar will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the Registrar, the Registrar shall advise the student of the correct official whom the request should be addressed.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes is inaccurate or misleading. Students may ask the College to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the College official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the College decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the College will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
  3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is defined as a person employed by the College in an administrative, supervisory, academic, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit and health staff); a person or company with whom the College has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the College discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
  4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202-4605

  1. FERPA regulations can be accessed online at www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html

At its discretion, the College may provide Directory Information in accordance with the provisions of the Act to include: student name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, and weight and height of members of athletic teams. Students may withhold Directory Information by notifying the Registrar in writing within two weeks after the first day of class for the fall term.

Requests for nondisclosure will be honored by the College for the academic year, therefore, authorization to withhold Directory Information must be filed annually in the Office of Admissions and Registration.

Appendix J: Regional Accrediting Bodies

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools,Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

www.msche.org

Scope of recognition: the accreditation and pre-accreditation (“Candidacy status”) of institutions of higher education in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, including distance education programs offered at those institutions.

Dr. Elizabeth H. Sibolski, President
3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor Annex
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (267) 284-5014
En Espanol: (267) 284-5015
Fax: (215) 662-5501
E-mail: info@msche.org

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE)

cihe.neasc.org

Scope of recognition: the accreditation and pre-accreditation (“Candidacy status”) of institutions of higher education in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont that award bachelors, masters, and/or doctoral degrees and associate degree-granting institutions in those states that include degrees in liberal arts or general studies among their offerings, including the accreditation of programs offered via distance education within these institutions. This recognition extends to the Board of Trustees of the Association jointly with the Commission for decisions involving pre-accreditation, initial accreditation, and adverse actions.

Barbara E. Brittingham, President/Director
209 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730
Phone: (781) 541-5414
Fax: (781) 271-0950
E-mail: CIHE.neasc.org

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Technical and Career Institutions (NEASC-CTCI)

ctci.neasc.org

Scope of recognition: the accreditation and pre-accreditation (“Candidate status”) of secondary institutions with vocationaltechnical programs at the 13th and 14th grade level, postsecondary institutions, and institutions of higher education that provide primarily vocational/technical education at the certificate, associate, and baccalaureate degree levels in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. This recognition extends to the Board of Trustees of the Association jointly with the Commission for decisions involving pre-accreditation, initial accreditation, and adverse actions.

Paul Bento, Director
William C. Warren, Associate Director of Degree Institutions
209 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730
Phone: (781) 541-5461
Fax: (781) 271-0950
E-mail: wwarren@neasc.org
E-mail: wwarren@neasc.org

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (NCA-HLC)

www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org

Scope of recognition: the accreditation and pre-accreditation (“Candidate for Accreditation”) of degree-granting institutions of higher education in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, including schools of the Navajo Nation and the accreditation of such programs offered via distance education within these institutions.

Sylvia Manning, President
30 North LaSalle, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 263-0456
Fax: (312) 263-7462
E-mail: info@hlcommission.org

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

www.nwccu.org

Scope of recognition: the accreditation and pre-accreditation (“Candidacy status”) of postsecondary educational institutions in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington and the accreditation of such programs offered via distance education within these institutions.

Sandra E. Elman, President
8060 165th Avenue, NE, Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: (425) 558-4224
Fax: (425) 376-0596
E-mail: selman@nwccu.org

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACS)

www.sacscoc.org

Scope of recognition: the accreditation and pre-accreditation (“Candidate for Accreditation”) of degree-granting institutions of higher education in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia, including distance education programs offered at those institutions.

Belle S. Wheelan, President
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: (404) 679-4500
Fax: (404) 679-4528
E-mail: bwheelanAsacscoc.org

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (WASC-ACCJC)

www.accjc.org

Scope of recognition: the accreditation and pre-accreditation (“Candidate for Accreditation”) of community and junior colleges located in California, Hawaii, the United States territories of Guam and American Samoa, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the accreditation of such programs offered via distance education at these colleges.

Barbara A. Beno, President
10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204
Novato, CA 94949
Phone: (415) 506-0234
Fax: (415) 506-0238
E-mail: accjc@accjc.org

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WASC-ACSCU)

www.wascsenior.org

Scope of recognition: the accreditation and pre-accreditation (“Candidate for Accreditation”) of senior colleges and universities in California, Hawaii, the United States territories of Guam and American Samoa, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, including distance education programs offered at those institutions.

Ralph A. Wolff, President and Executive Director
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: (510) 748-9001
Fax: (510) 748-9797
E-mail: wascsr@wascsenior.org


Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) accredits online courses/programs www.detc.org