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Graduate School - The University of Akron

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16 The University of AkronEmployed and trained by The University of Akron Police Department, the campuspatrol teams are easily identified by labeled royal blue jackets or yellow t-shirts.These teams assist the University police in patrolling campus parking lots andother campus areas and report suspicious individuals or activities directly to thepolice dispatoh center.Emergency PhonesYellow or red emergency phones are directly connected to the UA Police Department.These phones are strategically located throughout campus pedestrianwalkways and inside parking decks. Police respond to the lifting of any emergencyphone receiver, even if no words are spoken.Outdoor security phones are at the main entrances of all campus residence halls.UA Police and other campus numbers can be dialed on these phones.If using an ofkampus phone, dial 972 before the campus extension.Campus BuildingsMost University academic facilities are open to the public from 7 a.m. until the latestevening classes let out. Administrative buildings are generally locked at 6 p.m.When the University is closed, all buildings are locked and may be opened only byauthorized personnel.Health and SafetyMembers of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safetyroutinely inspect the campus tor environmental and safety concerns. The Departmentof Physical Facilities maintains University buildings and grounds and regularlyinspects facilities and promptly makes repairs to ensure safety and security UniversityPolice work with both units to respond to reports of potent1al safety and securityhazards, suoh as broken windows and locks. UA police also work with physicalfacilities personnel to help maintain adequate exterior lighting and safe landscapingpractices.Personal ResponsibilityThe cooperation and involvement of students, faculty, and staff in any campussafety program is absolutely necessary. All must assume responsibility for theirown safety and security of their property by following simple, common sense precautions.For example, although the campus is well-lighted, everyone should confinetheir movements to well-traveled areas. There is safety in numbers. andeveryone should walk with a companion or with a group at night. Valuables shouldbe marked with a personal identification number in case of loss or theft. Bicyclesshould be properly secured when not in use. Automobiles should be locked at alltimes. Valuables and purses should never be lying in view in a car but locked inthe car trunk tor safekeeping.Crime StatisticsThe University of Akron Police Department prepares monthly statistics tor theFederal Bureau of Investigation under the Uniform Crime Reporting lUCRI program.The serial numbers of property stolen on campus are reported nationwidethrough the National Crime Information Center. A LEADS computer terminal atthe police station dispatoh center allows information to be exohanged with lawenforcement agencies across the United States and Canada.The following statistics are from the University Uniform Crime Reports of the pastfive calendar years. The statistics under Off-campus (O.C.I are crimes reported tothe City of Akron Police Department that occurred at University properties off campus.CRIMEHomicideNUMBER OF REPORTS92 o.c. 92 93 O.C.93 94 O.C.94 95 O.C.95 96 O.C.96Rapes 15Robbery 41Aggravated Assault 21BurglaryForc1ble Entry 33 11 10 126Unlawful Entry (no force) 8 11 42Attempted Forc1ble Entry 11 3Burglary Total 49 26 24 170 11TheftUnder $50 183 17 15 139 NA 125$50 to $200 171 18 18 146 NA 136$200 and Over 108 16 18 150 NA 169Theft Total 462 51 51 435 NA 430Motor Vehicle Theft 18 28 13 5 8Arson 12 11CRIMENUMBER OF ARRESTS92 o.c. 92 93 o.c. 93 94 O.C.94 95 O.C.95 96 O.C.96Ltquor Law \,lioiatiOns 35 64 54 32 54 55 NA 89Drug Abuse V1olat1ons 3 15 NA 22Weapons Posess1on NA 3NOTE: Off-campus statistics previous to 1996 reflect all activity in areas surroundingthe University, including incidents not directly related to University functions.EMERGENCY PHONENUMBERSCall extension 911 on campus to reach UA police immediately.Police..... .. .. 7123Campus Patrol.. . ............ 7263(Police Nonemergency). ... .. ... 8123Enwonmental and OccupationalHealth and Safety ..Fire ...EMS/Medical .Electrical/Plumbing ..Hazardous Materials ....Closing Information ....6866. .......... 911. ..... 911..7415... 8123. ... 7111These emergency numbers are monitored 24 hours a day. If calling from an offcampusphone, dial 972 and then the four-digit number you wish to reaoh. Use911 for emergencies when dialing from all campus extensions.

Graduate SchoolCharles M. Dye, Ph.D., DeanLathardus Goggins, Ph.D., Associate DeanDelli 0. Markovich, B.A., Coordinator of the Graduate SchoolKaren L. Caldwell, Secretary to the Dean and Coordinator ofGraduate Financial AidVirginia K. Donnelly, B.A., Degree Completion CoordinatorBrenda J. Henry, Admissions Coord1natorHeather A Blake, B.S., M.S., ReceptionistOB.JECTIVESThe purpose of the Graduate School is to provide a quality program of educationby the following means:• Advanced courses in various fields of knowledge beyond the baccalaureate level.• Opportunities to develop and apply research techniques and to use theresources appropriate to various graduate programs.• Advancement of student's knowledge for the benefit of mankind through theefforts of its faculty and students.Nature of Graduate EducationThe Graduate School provides a qualified student with education which may berequired for the full development of scholarly and professional capacities, subjectto the criteria developed by graduate departments.Graduate education involves the extension of knowledge. However, it is by nomeans a mere continuation of undergraduate study. At its best, graduate educationis characterized by an able and enthusiastic advanced student who joins facultyleaders to form a community of scholars dedicated to the common pursuit oftruth. Critical analysis, independence of thought, originality of method, intensity ofpurpose, freedom from bias, thoroughness of inquiry, keenness of perception andvital creativity combine to produce in the successful student both the professionalcompetence and the breadth of understanding essential to leadership in manyareas of human endeavor.History of the Graduate SchoolGraduate study began a few years after Buchtel College opened its doors, and thefirst earned master's degree was conferred in 1882. The College of Educationawarded its first master's degree in 1924, the Colleges of Engineering and Bus~ness Administration in 1959, the College of Fine and Applied Arts in 1967 and theCollege of Nursing in 1979. The Department of Communicative Disorders (previouslythe Department of Speech), now housed in the College of Fine and AppliedArts, was formerly a part of the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences and conferreda master's degree in 1963. The first earned doctoral degrees were conferredin 1959. Professor Charles Bulger was appointed first dean of graduatework in 1933, and he continued in that capacity until 1950. Professor Ernest H.Cherrington, Jr. served as director of graduate studies from 1955 to 1960 and asdean of the Graduate Division from its establishment in 1960 to 1967 Dr. Arthur K.Brintnall was appointed dean of Graduate Studies and Research in 1967being succeededin 1968 by Dr. Edwin L. Lively. Dr. Claibourne E. Griffin succeeded Dr. Livelyin 19J:I and served in that capacity until 1977 Dr. Joseph M. Walton, associatedean of Graduate Studies and Research, was administrative head of the GraduateSchool during the 1977-78 academic year. Dr. Alan N. Gent was appointed dean ofGraduate Studies and Research in 1978 and served in that capacity until1986. Dr.Joseph M. Walton served as acting dean of Graduate Studies and Research from1986 until1989. In 1989 Dr. Patricia L. Carrell became dean of the Graduate School.Dr. Charles M. Dye was named interim dean in 1993 and became the dean of theGraduate School in 1995.The administrative functions of the Graduate School include establishment of suitableentrance requirements, admission of qualified students, maintenance of highqualityinstruction and approval of graduate requirements for advanced degrees.Graduate ProgramsA qualified student who has completed the baccalaureate program with sufficientlyhigh grades may continue studies through the University's GraduateSchool in a program leading to the master's degree as well as to the doctoraldegree. An undergraduate student who qualifies may enroll in certain graduatelevelclasses and apply the credits earned to the total required for the baccalaureatedegree. To receive graduate credit for the courses, however, the student mustfirst be admitted to the Graduate School.The Graduate School offers programs of advanced study leading to the degree ofDoctor of Philosophy in chemistry, counseling psychology, elementary education,engineering (biomedical, chemical, civil electrical, engineering applied mathemat-Background Information 17ics, mechanical, and polymer), guidance and counseling, history, polymer science,psychology, secondary education, sociology, and urban studies. The Doctor ofEducation degree is offered in educational administration. The Doctor of Philosophyprogram in sociology is a joint program with Kent State University. The Doctorof Philosophy program in urban studies is a joint program with Cleveland StateUniversity.The school also offers programs of study leading to the master's degree withmajors in the following areas: accountancy, applied politics*, audiology**, biology,biomedical engineering, bilingual-multicultural education, business administration(accounting, finance, health services administration, international business,, materials management, and quality management; JD/MBAjoint program). chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, communication,counseling (classroom guidance for teachers, community counseling, elementaryschool counseling, marriage and family therapy, secondary schoolcounseling), counseling psychology, economics (labor and industrial relations).educational administration (administrative specialists, assistant superintendent,elementary school administration, general administration, higher educationaladministration, school treasurer, secondary school administration, superintendent,supervisor). educational foundations (computer based education, educational psychology,historical foundations, instructional media and technology, social/philosophicalfoundations), electrical engineering, elementary education, engineering,English (composition). geography (urban planning). geology (earth science, eng~neering geology, environmental geology, geophysics). guidance and counseling,history, home economics and family ecology child development, child life, clothing/textiles/interiors,food science). management (human resources, informationsystems), mathematical sciences (applied mathematics, computer science, mathematics,statistics), mechanical engineering, middle school education, modernlanguages (Spanish), multicultural education, music (accompanying, composition,education, history/literature, performance, theory), nursing (RN/MSN).nutrition/dietetics, outdoor education, physical education (adapted physical education,athletic training for sports medicine, exercise physiology/adult fitness),physics, political science, polymer engineering, polymer science, psychology(applied cognitive aging, counseling, industrial/organizational), public administrationand urban studies (JD/MPA joint program, public administration, urban studies).reading, social work, sociology, special education, speech-languagepathology**, taxation (JD/MTax joint program), technical education (administration,guidance, instructional technology, supervision, teaching, training) theatrearts (arts administration). In addition, the College of Education provides a year ofstudy beyond the master's degree in the area of school superintendent.Several departments offer a limited amount of work which may be taken on thegraduate level. Such courses may supplement the major program of study for studentswho do not wish to devote their entire attention to one field.• Program pending apprCNal of Ohio Board of Regents* Degree name mange pending apprCMll of OhiO Board of RegentsGraduate Faculty and theGraduate Council*The graduate faculty is comprised of those members of the faculty who holdappointments at the rank of assistant professor or above and teach graduatecourses, supervise theses and dissertations and are generally responsible for thegraduate program at the University. They are appointed by the dean of the GraduateSchool after recommendation by the department, college dean and GraduateCouncil. Guidelines for recommendation and appointment include thefollowing:• Quality and experience in upper-level and graduate-level teaching.• Possession of terminal degree in field.• Scholarly publication record.• Activity in research.• Activity in profession or discipline.The purpose of the graduate faculty is to encourage and contribute to the advancementof knowledge through instruction and research of highest quality, and to fostera spirit of inquiry and a high value on scholarship throughout the University.The graduate faculty recommends a student who has been nominated by the student'scollege faculty for the appropriate master's or doctoral degree.Graduate Council is elected by the graduate faculty. Membership in the councilpresently includes two members from the College of Engineering, two membersfrom the College of Business Administration, two members from the College ofEducation, four members from the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, twomembers from the College of Fine and Applied Arts, one member from the Co~lege of Nursing, one member from the College of Polymer Science and PolymerEngineering, and one student member elected yearly by the Graduate StudentCouncil. Members serve three-year terms and may not succeed themselves. Thedean of the Graduate School serves as chair of both the graduate faculty and theGraduate Council.

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