Graduate Catalog - Grace University

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Graduate Catalog - Grace University

Academic PoliciesACCREDITATIONGrace University is an educational institution that offers graduate work leading to Master‘s degrees. Grace University isaccredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges andSchools (NCA). Further information may be found under the section titled ―Accreditation and Academic Standing‖(above). Regional and professional accreditation assures students and the public that the University has clearly definedgoals, and that these goals, to a reasonable degree, are accomplished in student lives.PROGRAM OFFERINGSThis catalog serves as the 2011-2011 Academic Catalog. Should degree requirements change in future years, therequirements of this Catalog provide the basis for graduation requirements. Should a student withdraw from continuousstudy at Grace, and should the student desire to resume his/her program at a future date, the program requirements in theUniversity Catalog at the time of readmission will serve as the catalog of record. Changing programs during one‘s studies atGrace University is also sufficient reason to change the catalog of record to the current year‘s Catalog. Should a programmake some adjustments in academic requirements, a student may opt to update their catalog of reference; but a studentshould be advised that such changes may require some adjustments that could lengthen or increase the credits needed tocomplete. Advantages and disadvantages should be discussed with an advisor or the Registrar‘s Office.Information regarding tuition and fees in this Catalog only represents the rates for the stated academic year. These rates arereviewed and adjusted on a regular basis.PROGRAM DELIVERYCourses are offered in semester-long block formats (during convenient time frames, usually one evening per week) andmodular formats (concentrated weekend, week-long, and/or longer). Please refer to the current course listings availablefrom the Registrar (or posted on-line) regarding course offerings and schedules.DISCLAIMER OF CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONWhile course offerings are scheduled based on program requirements listed in the University Catalog, the Universityreserves the right to reschedule and/or cancel courses, based on enrollment or other factors at its discretion. Suggestedcourse schedules should be viewed as exactly that — suggested; they should not be viewed as a binding contract on the partof the University. In the unusual event that the University exercises its right to cancel a required course, a student‘s advisor,in consultation with the respective Department Chair and the Registrar, may substitute relevant course work to meetprogram requirements.ACADEMIC HONESTY AND INTEGRITYAs an institution of higher learning that reflects Christian standards for honor, scholarship, and character, Grace Universityviews honesty and integrity in all academic work as a high virtue. A student who cheats on quizzes or tests, who submitswork other than his/her own, who falsifies course documents or reports, who fails to credit the research of other scholarswithin his/her work, or who lies about one of the above stated ethical violations is subject to institutional discipline.Plagiarism is the theft of any part of another person‘s ideas, writings, or research contained in print or electronic materials;failure to appropriately cite the works of others is considered unacceptable. . Disposition for violation of this policy mayvary, but typically the minimum penalty for cheating is a grade of zero for the work. The maximum penalty could includedismissal from the program and the University.For more, see the ―Plagiarism: what it is and how to avoid it,‖ on the bottom of Grace‘s Library Resources web page:http://www.graceu.edu/academics/library/library_resources/index.shtmlOther sources include the following pages:http://ec.hku.hk/plagiarism/http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtmlhttp://www.education-world.com/a_curr/TM/curr390_guide.shtml23

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