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  • Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University i Table of Contents OVERVIEW .................................................................................................................................1 ADMISSIONS ................................................................................................................................5 TUITION, FEES, AND FINANCIAL AID ..............................................................................................8 SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES ..................................................................................................10 SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ....................................................................................................................14 SCHOOL OF EDUCATION ................................................................................................................16 SCHOOL OF NURSING ....................................................................................................................24 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS.................................................................................................................27 ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES AND STUDENT LIFE ...................................................................41 ACADEMIC POLICIES .....................................................................................................................46 ADMINISTRATION ..........................................................................................................................56 Catalog Changes Any action by the faculty, the administration, or the Board of Trustees that is duly announced to the student body will supersede any statement published in this catalog or, if not published in the catalog, will have the same status as a published statement. This catalog is effective January 1, 2008 and supersedes all prior catalogs. THE UNIVERSITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REPEAL, DELETE, CHANGE OR AMEND ANY POLICIES, REGULATIONS, AND PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THIS PUBLICATION AND MAY, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE, WITHDRAW OR MODIFY ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 1 SALEM INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OVERVIEW Mission of the University called the “Valley of Learning.” This is the location of the present campus. The mission of the University is to prepare global citizens with broad knowledge, In 1989 Salem College and the Teikyo marketable professional skills, and the ability to Foundation entered into a partnership to create make decisions with integrity and an an international learning center, Salem-Teikyo international perspective. University. As STU, the institution charted a new course for itself and for American higher Goals of the University education. While retaining the tradition of small classes and of providing extra attention to The goals of the University are to: students, the University sought ways to offer students an international and intercultural • Provide effective educational experiences; educational experience. The University • Design and maintain a unique environment encouraged the involvement of all faculty, conducive to developing an international students, and staff in the process of citizen; implementing its international mission. • Select, support, and develop human resources consistent with excellence in In 2000, the name of the institution was changed leadership, scholarship, and work and life to Salem International University (SIU) to skills; reflect a broader global learning mission. This • Improve student learning, facilitate mission continued through a relationship improvements in teaching, and corroborate developed in July of 2001 with Informatics institutional effectiveness. Holdings Ltd. Informatics Holdings Ltd. is a leader in providing education and training in History of the University Asia, Africa and Europe and in using technology in reaching students through online education. Salem College received its charter from the State of West Virginia in December 1888 and offered In June of 2005, Salem Education, LLC acquired its first term of instruction beginning in April the assets of Salem International University. SIU 1889. Individuals in the Salem, West Virginia remains committed to its international mission community and the Seventh Day Baptist Church with on campus and online programs. founded Salem College. While it was closely associated for many years with the Seventh Day Degrees and Accreditation Baptist Church, Salem College was never sectarian in its teaching nor in its administration. Salem International University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North For its first seventy-five years Salem College Central Association of Colleges and Schools (30 was a very small institution, drawing students N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL from a limited area. The campus comprised 60602-2504). The HLC is one of only eight several buildings facing Main Street in town. regional accreditation bodies recognized by the Liberal arts and teacher education were the U.S. Department of Education. SIU’s teacher primary programs of study. Beginning in the education programs also are approved by the 1960s, Salem College expanded its physical West Virginia State Board of Education. facilities into a newer and more modern campus SIU offers programs leading to the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degrees; the Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010 View slide
  • Salem International University 2 Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees; and the Master of Education degree and Graduation Rates the Master of Business Administration (MBA). Governance and Organization Information about the graduation rates of a variety of student groups and other information Effective June 1, 2005, the Board of Trustees in compliance with the Student-Right-To-Know was vested with the authority for the control and Act are available in the Registrar’s Office. management of the University. The board includes seven members. The University Disclosure of Student Records Chancellor, appointed by the Board of Trustees, is the Chief Executive Officer of the University. SIU collects, processes, and maintains student information that is germane to the institution and Non-Discrimination Policy the students based on the following two criteria: enabling the University to better serve its Salem International University follows the letter objectives and strengthening the efforts to and spirit of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the protect students from any damage that might Title IX Amendment to the Education Amend- result from a misuse of the information. The ments of 1972, as well as Section 504 of the University will not redistribute or sell student Handicapped Act of 1963, Section IX of the information including, but not limited to, student West Virginia Code of 1931, Equal Employment lists, mailing labels, or electronic emails for any Opportunity Act and all other affirmative action solicitation, commercial, recruitment, or any legislation. other purpose that is not directly related to the University. Salem International University will not discriminate against any employee or applicant SIU complies fully with the provisions of the he for employment on the basis of race, color, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, (FERPA; 20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) national origin, or ability/disability. SIU admits and Federal Regulations related thereto students of any race, color, creed, religion, concerning disclosure and dissemination of gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or student records. The following directory ability/disability to all the rights, privileges, information may be released as public programs, and activities generally accorded or information without prior consent: name, local made available to students at the University. It address and phone number, permanent address does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and phone number, date and place of birth, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship status, number of academic hours national origin, or ability/disability in the completed, level of education, academic major, administration of its educational policies, full- or part-time status, academic and admission’s policy, employment practices, nonacademic honors, high school and other scholarship and loan programs, athletic and educational institutions attended, scholarship other University administered programs. information and amount, and dates of attendance; as well as height and weight of Salem International University is an Equal members of athletics teams. Public information Opportunity Employer. If you have any may be disclosed on an unlimited basis by questions or concerns regarding this policy, University personnel in response to oral or please contact human resources or stop by its written requests. office located on the third floor of the Randolph Campus Center. The procedures and policies regarding student and parent access to educational records maintained by and at the University are available upon request at the Office of the Registrar. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010 View slide
  • Salem International University 3 Students may examine their academic records by equipment are available. The library also submitting a written request to the Office of the operates a multi-media room, a small computer Registrar. lab, and has a photocopier for public use. The library has automated its collection, and Campus Telephone Directory provides computerized access through the campus-wide network. Academic Affairs (304) 326-1344 Academic Support Center (304) 326-1363 The Brewster All-Faiths Chapel serves as a Accounts Payable (304) 326-1385 place for meditation and worship for all Admissions Office (304) 326-1336 students. The Chapel can accommodate up to Athletic Office (304) 326-1286 200 persons for services and public events. It Bookstore (304) 326-1207 also serves as a lecture hall from time to time. Business Office/Bursar (304) 326-1310 Chancellor (304) 326-1234 The Carlson Hall of Science (CHS) is a three- Copy Center (304) 326-1259 story academic building. The first floor of Executive Vice President (304) 326-1234 Carlson Hall of Science houses the University’s Financial Affairs (304) 326-1522 Data Center, the Technology Support Center, Financial Aid Office (304) 326-1530 or and the Copy Center. It also includes the Orla A. (304) 326-1303 or Davis Lecture Hall, a technology enhanced (304) 326-1299 auditorium that seats 200 persons. Library (304) 326-1390 Online Admissions (888) 511-4748 The Catalano Stadium, an athletic facility Peer Tutoring Center (304) 326-1363 located two miles west of the main campus, is Personnel Office (304) 326-1415 the location for a variety of intercollegiate and Physical Plant (304) 326-1341 intramural sport events. Post Office. (304) 326-1296 President’s Office (304) 326-1234 The Erickson Alumni Center is located on Provost (304) 326-1344 Main Street across from the Jennings Randolph Registrar’s Office (304) 326-1297 Presidential Residence. This facility includes a Residence Life (304) 326-1546 large multipurpose meeting room with adjacent Security (304) 326-1302 kitchen on the first floor, and four motel-type Student Support Center (304) 326-1520 overnight accommodations on the second floor. Technical Support Center (304) 326-1259 Hoffheimer Hall and Montgomery Hall are Buildings and Facilities six-story student residence facilities that can accommodate over 200 students each. Both The original Salem College Administration single- and double-room accommodations are Building is located on Main Street beside the available. Each hall includes laundry facilities, a Jennings Randolph Presidential Residence. It is study lounge, and a social lounge. These listed on the National Register of Historic residence facilities are outfitted with wired Places. It is no longer in active service. Internet connectivity in each room and wireless Internet connectivity in lobbies and lounges, The Benedum Library is open daily. It is providing high-speed access to the University closed for University holidays. Its collection network and the Internet. includes about 112,000 books, 600 periodicals, 17 newspapers, and 200,000 microfiche as well The Jennings Randolph Presidential as materials in both the English and Japanese. In Residence is the birthplace of Senator Jennings addition to its own collection, students have Randolph, a graduate of Salem College (class of access to additional library collections through 1924). He served in the U.S. House of interlibrary loan. Audiovisual media and Representatives (1933-1947) and the U.S. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 4 Senate (1958-1985). The residence serves as the ceremonial home of the President of the University. The Physical Plant is located beside Hoffheimer Hall on Hurley Blvd. The grounds and maintenance personnel, as well as the custodial crew work out of this building. The Randolph Campus Center (RCC) includes the dining hall, campus post office, bookstore, Tiger’s Den Coffeehouse, and two conference rooms: the Huffman Room and the Powell Lounge. The RCC also houses the offices of the Chancellor, the President, the Executive Vice President, the Chief Financial Officer, the Provost/Chief Academic Officer and Deans, Academic Support Center, Student Support Services, Upward Bound, Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, Security, switchboard, and an automated teller machine (ATM). The T. Edward Davis Building (TED) houses the Department of Athletics, gymnasium, racquetball courts, an athletic training room, a six lane competition swimming pool, a Fitness Center and Weight-room, Student Administration, and coaching staff offices. The Online Division Operations Center is located in Carmel, Indiana. This facility provides admissions services to online students and is the main contact center for online students. Indiana Regulations This institution is regulated by: The Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education, 302 West Washington Street, Room E201, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2767; Toll Free Number 1-800-227-5695 or 317-232-1320. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 5 ADMISSIONS Admission to SIU is open to all qualified 3) West Virginia Residents seeking financial applicants regardless of race, color, creed, aid from the state are required to submit test religion, gender, sexual orientation, national results from either the American College origin, or ability/disability. Anyone wishing to Testing (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test attend SIU can obtain the necessary application (SAT) to the University prior to enrollment. from the Office of Admissions or online from Athletes are also required to submit these our website at www.Salemu.edu. The test scores to help determine eligibility. completed application should be submitted to Applicants who have been out of school five the Office of Admissions at the earliest possible years beyond their graduating class are not date. A nonrefundable $20 application fee is required to submit ACT or SAT results required of all applicants. unless applying for state financial aid. While these test scores are not a requirement for The University admits students on a rolling- admission, they are recommended for admissions basis. This means that a student may placement purposes. Students, who do not start at the beginning of any of SIU’s 12 have these test scores on admission, will be monthly terms. A decision is made on each required to take both an English and math application as soon as the required information placement exam prior to their first start of has been received and reviewed. class. Campus Visits and Tours Transfer Applicants Prospective students and their families are Any person who has attended another post- encouraged to visit the campus. The Admissions secondary institution, whether having earned Office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. credit or not, will be classified as a transfer Monday through Friday, and 9:00 A.M. until student. Transfer students applying for 4:00 P.M. on Saturday. Guided tours are offered admission to SIU must provide the following: throughout the day by appointment. Phone (888) 326-5782. 1) Official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions, whether Undergraduate Admissions having earned credit or not. Official transcripts are those that are received by Applicants must have graduated from high SIU directly from the sending institution. school or have received a high school 2) A completed application for admission with equivalency diploma (GED) prior to the a non-refundable $20 application fee. intended date of enrollment. Applicants must 3) Transfer applicants who have completed provide the following documents prior to fewer than 24 academic credit hours and attendance: have been out of high school for less than five years must submit their high school 1) Official high school transcripts or GED transcripts (and SAT or ACT scores if certificate. Applicants who have not yet seeking athletic eligibility or state financial completed high school are required to score aid). Both college and high school records a minimum 410 composite with passing will be evaluated for acceptance. scores on all components on the General 4) In order for transfer students to receive an Education Development Test (GED). accurate transfer of credit, applicants may 2) A completed application for admission, with need to submit course descriptions for all a $20 nonrefundable application fee. completed course work. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 6 International Admissions Credentials Evaluator (ECE) evaluation done prior to transfer credits being accepted. SIU is authorized under Federal law to enroll WES and ECE equivalencies are subject to non-immigrant alien students. In order to take final approval by the Office of the Registrar. classes on campus, a student must have a valid Contact information for WES is as follows: F-1 visa. SIU is required to have official WES, P.O. Box 5087 Bowling Green documentation that certifies that the student has Station, New York, NY 10274-5087. ECE completed the equivalent of an American high can be contacted at: Educational Credential school education and is prepared to successfully Evaluators, Inc., P.O. Box 514070, undertake university-level work. Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470. 5) Proof of financial support is needed before a International students granted a visa to attend Form I-20 can be issued. Verification must SIU must commit to an enrollment of at least be provided to Salem International two academic terms (eight months) in order to University that the student has the necessary be admitted to SIU and to be eligible for an funds to cover the costs for one academic international student scholarship. If an year of full-time study. This amount may international student withdraws or transfers prior vary depending upon the duration of stay. to the completion of the minimum two academic International students may be required to terms, then tuition, fees, room and board charges submit an advance deposit of up to one full are non-refundable. academic year's tuition, fees, and room and board prior to enrollment. It is possible for Applicants must submit the following in order to students to enroll in classes for a full 12 be considered for admission: months, even though the summer term is not a required term of attendance, unless it is the 1) Official documents in the original language student’s initial term of enrollment. If a and certified English translations of those student plans to enroll for 12 months, he/she documents. Specific documents required must be prepared to cover the extra costs for vary from country to country but generally tuition, room and board, textbooks, personal include a copy of high school diplomas or expenses, etc. certificates, transcripts, and examination 6) Students are required to demonstrate scores. proficiency in English prior to enrollment 2) A completed application for admission with in SIU courses. This requirement can be a non-refundable $20 application fee. satisfied by a TOEFL (Test of English as a 3) If the student has postsecondary education, Foreign Language) score of at least 500 official, legible transcripts in the original (written version) or 173 (computer version) language and a certified English translation or an IELTS (International English of that work must be provided to the Language Testing System) score of 6.0 or Registrar. Final evaluation and assignment better at the time of entrance. This of transfer credit will be given after requirement is waived for students who have submission of official transcripts to the graduated from a secondary school where Registrar’s Office. Acceptance of transfer English is the language of instruction. SIU credit is at the discretion of Salem also uses Accuplacer® for new student International University. In order for evaluation. A score of 240 or above is international transfer students to receive an needed to show proficiency. Students who accurate transfer of credit, applicants may do not meet at least one of these criteria will need to submit course descriptions and/or only be allowed to take English as a Second course syllabi in English for all completed Language (ESL) courses until they course work. demonstrate proficiency. Students who 4) Students must have a World Education submit unofficial scores or whose scores Services (WES) or an Educational show areas of concern are subject to Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 7 additional testing (at the student’s expense) prior to enrolling non-ESL courses. 7) Students who are athletes must submit the results of either the American College Testing (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) to help determine NCAA eligibility. Applicants who meet established GED requirements or who have not been in high school for five years or more are not required to submit ACT or SAT results. Readmission Students in good standing who have voluntarily withdrawn or students who have left SIU for one term or longer must reapply. Upon readmission these students will be subject to the requirements set forth in the current catalog at the time of readmission. Registration and housing deposits must be remitted the same as for new students. A student who has been suspended from SIU will not be considered for readmission until the period of suspension has elapsed. A student who has been suspended must submit a request for readmission in writing to the Provost. Auditing A student who wishes to attend classes in residence at SIU without receiving credit will be classified as an auditor and must file an application for admission and pay the nonrefundable $20 application fee. Applications may be obtained from the Office of Admissions. An auditor is expected to attend class regularly and participate in class activities but is not required to take examinations. Any auditor who wishes to become a student for credit must apply for that credit and satisfy University entrance requirements before the mid-point of the course in which the student is enrolled as an auditor. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 8 TUITION, FEES, AND FINANCIAL AID Tuition and Fees cover the extra costs for tuition, room and board, textbooks, personal expenses, etc. Current tuition and fees are contained in the current Catalog Bulletin. A copy may be International students granted a visa to attend obtained from the Office of Admissions. Salem SIU must commit to an enrollment of at least International University operates on a 12-month two terms (eight months) in order to be admitted calendar comprised of three terms. Each term to SIU and to be eligible for an international has four to five classes, and each class is four (4) student scholarship. If an international student weeks in length. Each course taken is for three withdraws or transfers prior to the completion of academic credits, unless otherwise specified. two terms, tuition, fees, room and board charges Online courses are offered in the same format. are non-refundable. Room and Board Rate Any student who is delinquent with regard to the payment schedule will not be permitted to Current room and board charges are contained in register, audit, or attend classes until all charges the current Catalog Bulletin. A copy may be are paid in full. Furthermore, SIU reserves the obtained from Admissions. right not to release transcripts, grades, diplomas, or other records for any student who has an Board charges cover 19 meals per week in the outstanding account balance or is delinquent or University's food service, while classes are in is in default on a payment plan. No student will session. A flat rate per term entitles the student be permitted to register or attend class until to all 19 meals per week. No allowance is made his/her account is in good standing financially. for students who miss meals or who choose not to participate. The board plan does not provide In the event that a student with an outstanding meals during holiday breaks. balance on his/her account separates from the institution through withdrawal, graduation, or Terms of Payment any other means, that student remains responsible to pay the account balance in full. If Students are required to pay 100 percent of their the account remains unpaid, then it eventually estimated amount due for the academic term two will be sent to collections, and the student will weeks prior to the first scheduled day of class. be responsible for any collection fees incurred Payment may be made in cash, by check, or by and payable to any outside collection agency. VISA, MasterCard, or Discover Card. Questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Federal Financial Aid Student Accounts Office at (304) 326-1310. Salem International University provides Federal International students must provide proof of Financial Aid to all qualified and eligible financial support before a Form I-20 can be students. In order for a student to be eligible for issued. Verification must be provided to Salem US Federal Financial Aid, the student must be a International University that the student has the United States Citizen, file a Free Application for necessary funds to cover the costs for one Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, and be academic year (two terms) of full-time study. eligible to receive U.S. federal dollars. Student This amount may vary depending upon the eligibility for financial aid is dependent on duration of stay. It is possible for students to his/her satisfactory academic standing and enroll in classes for a full 12 months. If a student progress. plans to do this, he/she must be prepared to Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 9 Refund Policies Refund policies are listed on the SIU enrollment agreement. Please refer to it. Veterans Affairs Salem International University has a Veterans’ Certifying Official in the Financial Aid Office who can provide forms, information, and a point of contact to assist Veteran’s in receiving Veterans’ benefits. For additional information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (304) 326- 1530. Financial Aid and Satisfactory Academic Standing and Progress A student may qualify for financial aid if the student is in good standing and not on academic probation and meets all other eligibility requirements for federal aid. Federal Work Study The application process requires the student to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The award is based on financial need. Students in the work study program are required to perform work as assigned by the University for which they are paid compensation to the amount of the award. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 10 SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES The School of Arts and Sciences offers three General Education majors: Biology, Criminal Justice, and Information Technology. Each of these is Students must complete the following general covered in a separate section below. In addition, education courses: the School is primarily responsible for providing courses to enable students to meet the general UNV100 Student Success & Orient. education requirements of the University. ENG101 Written English As noted above, SIU has a global mission, ENG102 Written English 2 which is reflected in the international emphasis ENG200 Technical Writing of many of our courses and in the International Focus courses in the various degree programs. COM104 Human Communication Besides a focus on global thinking and ECO252 Macroeconomics awareness, the general education courses aim to ECO253 Microeconomics improve critical thinking, leadership, math, PSY100 Introduction to Psychology information literacy, and oral and written SOC110 Introduction to Sociology communication skills. HIS153 U.S. History Bachelor of Science in Biology HIS154 U.S. History 2 MAT109 College Algebra The Bachelor of Science in Biology curriculum MAT140 Statistics challenges students to explore those areas of biological science that are of interest to them; to International Focus develop scientific approaches to tasks and problems; or to prepare for success in technical Students also complete the following courses: careers, professional health sciences, veterinary sciences; or graduate school. ENG203 Multicultural Literature HIS210 World Geography Learning Objectives HIS215 Society and the Individual Graduates will demonstrate the following: HIS125 World Civilizations HIS126 World Civilizations 2 1) Knowledge and skills to develop scientific approaches to global science issues. Core 2) Knowledge and skills to be employed in biology- and health-related fields. The core disciplinary content comprises: 3) The application of scientific approaches for success in technical careers related to BIO110 General Biology biology. BIO111 General Biology 2 4) Knowledge and skills to perform BIO112 General Biology Lab successfully on graduate school admissions tests. BIO210 Anatomy & Physiology 5) The ability to communicate scientific BIO211 Anatomy & Physiology 2 information in written, oral, and graphic BIO499 Senior Capstone Project scientific format. CHM110 General Chemistry CHM111 General Chemistry 2 CHM112 General Chemistry Lab CHM210 Organic Chemistry Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 11 CHM211 Organic Chemistry 2 4) Knowledge, skills, and abilities for CHM212 Organic Chemistry Lab employment in the field of criminal justice CHM350 Biochemistry or for admission to graduate programs. CHM351 Biochemistry 2 General Education PHY110 General Physics PHY111 General Physics 2 Students must complete the following general PHY112 General Physics Lab education courses: Specialization UNV100 Student Success & Orient. ENG101 Written English Students may complete a specialization in ENG102 Written English 2 Physiology and Exercise Science by completing ENG200 Technical Writing the following five courses: COM104 Human Communication BIO260 Kinesiology & Biomechanics ECO252 Macroeconomics BIO365 Physiology of Exercise & ECO253 Microeconomics Performance Assessment PSY100 Introduction to Psychology BIO442 Microbiology SOC110 Introduction to Sociology BIO444 Pathophysiology HIS153 U.S. History BIO460 Human Nutrition HIS154 U.S. History 2 MAT109 College Algebra Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice MAT140 Statistics HED120 Core Concepts of Personal The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Health incorporates a world view into the program. The BIO101 Basic Principles of Biology program explores both domestic and PSC100 American Government & international perspectives on politics, cultures, Society justice systems, and crime challenges. The BUS110 Introduction to Business program encourages students to explore the philosophy and history of the system to develop MGT361 Management Information an understanding of its strengths, weaknesses, Systems and continual evolution. International Focus Learning Objectives Students also complete the following Graduates will demonstrate the following: international focus courses: 1) A world view of the criminal justice process ENG203 Multicultural Literature including knowledge of the criminal HIS210 World Geography investigation processes, tools and HIS215 Society and the Individual technology. HIS125 World Civilizations 2) An in-depth knowledge of domestic and HIS126 World Civilizations 2 international perspectives on politics, cultures, justice systems which affect the HIS305 American Foreign Policy field of criminal justice. ICO100 Foundations of Intercultural 3) An in-depth knowledge of the history and Understanding philosophy of the field of criminal justice. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 12 Core learning as an IT professional. Career opportunities in IT span the full range of The core disciplinary content comprises: computer-related occupations, from technical support specialists to computer operations CJU100 Introduction to management. Successful completion of the BSIT Administration of Justice also prepares the student for graduate studies in CJU205 Criminal Law information technology or in business CJU210 Criminal Evidence & management. Constitutional Procedure CJU215 Police Operations Learning Objectives CJU220 Corrections Systems Graduates will demonstrate the following: CJU221 Juvenile Corrections CJU230 Criminal Investigation 1) Ability to apply information technology & Forensics theory and principles in addressing global CJU240 Use of Technology in business opportunities and challenges. Criminal Justice 2) Knowledge, skills and abilities in the area of CJU280 International Perspectives on information technology with an applied, Criminal Justice real-world focus. CJU325 White Collar Crime 3) Knowledge, skills and abilities in business CJU350 Criminology management as applied to IT development CJU405 Constitutional Law and operations. CJU440 Ethical Issues in Criminal 4) Ability to communicate information in Justice written, oral, and graphic formats. CJU499 Senior Capstone Project 5) Knowledge, skills, and abilities to enter into advanced studies in IT or business. HED320 Substance Use & Abuse General Education Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Students must complete the following general education courses: The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) program provides the UNV100 Student Success & Orient. foundation to successfully apply information ENG101 Written English technology theory and principles to address real- ENG102 Written English 2 world business opportunities and challenges. It embraces both computer science and business ENG200 Technical Writing disciplines with an applied, practical focus. COM104 Human Communication Under the guidance of the faculty, the student ECO252 Macroeconomics develops knowledge, skills, and abilities in ECO253 Microeconomics systems analysis, computer programming, PSY100 Introduction to Psychology database development, networking, computer systems security, Web technologies, and IT SOC110 Introduction to Sociology project management. In addition, students HIS153 U.S. History master the principles of management and HIS154 U.S. History 2 marketing, business law, operations MAT109 College Algebra management, and organizational theory. MAT140 Statistics HED120 Core Concepts of Personal The BSIT establishes a strong foundation for students’ continued career growth and life-long Health BIO101 Basic Principles of Biology Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 13 PSC100 American Government & Society BUS110 Introduction to Business MGT361 Management Information Systems International Focus Students also complete the following courses: ENG203 Multicultural Literature HIS125 World Civilizations HIS126 World Civilizations 2 HIS210 World Geography HIS305 American Foreign Policy HIS215 Society and the Individual ICO100 Foundations of Intercultural Understanding Core The IT core comprises the following courses: IT150 Computer Programming IT202 Internet Publishing IT310 Database Architecture IT320 Structured Systems Analysis IT410 Business Computer Networks IT420 Computer Security IT445 IT Project Management IT499 Senior Capstone Project These are supported by the following business courses to create a well-rounded curriculum: ACC111 Principles of Accounting BUS105 Business Computing BUS223 Business Law MGT210 Principles of Management MGT362 Operations Management MGT363 Organizational Theory MKT231 Principles of Marketing Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 14 SCHOOL OF BUSINESS The School of Business offers the Associate of PSY100 Introduction to Psychology Science in Business Administration (ASBA) and SOC110 Introduction to Sociology the Bachelor of Science in Business Admin- HIS153 U.S. History istration (BSBA). HIS154 U.S. History 2 Bachelor of Science in Business MAT109 College Algebra Administration MAT140 Statistics HED120 Core Concepts of Personal The BSBA is supported by a core of coursework Health that provides a comprehensive body of know- BIO101 Basic Principles of Biology ledge of business fundamentals. Students PSC100 American Government & majoring in business administration must elect Society an area of specialization from Accounting, BUS110 Introduction to Business International Business, Management, and Sports MGT361 Management Information Management. Coursework in these speciali- Systems zation areas prepare students for a career in that specific area of business administration. International Focus Learning Objectives Students also complete the following courses: Graduates will demonstrate the following: ENG203 Multicultural Literature 1) Knowledge, skills, and abilities in business HIS125 World Civilizations management, financial management, HIS126 World Civilizations 2 international business, marketing, statistics, HIS210 World Geography and human resource management. HIS305 American Foreign Policy 2) Knowledge, skills, and abilities to compete HIS215 Society and the Individual in the global market economy. 3) Knowledge, skills, and abilities for ICO100 Foundations of Intercultural employment or for admission to advanced Understanding programs in the field of business. 4) Ability to communicate information in Core written, oral, and graphic formats. The core disciplinary content of the major General Education comprises the following courses: Students must complete the following general ACC111 Principles of Accounting education courses: ACC112 Principles of Accounting 2 BUS105 Business Computing UNV100 Student Success & Orient. BUS223 Business Law ENG101 Written English FIN241 Managerial Finance ENG102 Written English 2 FIN242 Managerial Finance 2 ENG200 Technical Writing MGT210 Principles of Management COM104 Human Communication MGT363 Organizational Theory ECO252 Macroeconomics MGT499 Senior Capstone Project ECO253 Microeconomics MKT231 Principles of Marketing Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 15 Specializations Associate of Science in Business Administration In addition to the major, students may complete a specialization in Accounting, International The Associate of Science in Business Business, Management, or Sports Management. Administration (ASBA) program requires suc- cessful completion of 60 semester credit-hours, ACCOUNTING including at least 45 credits in general education and international focus and 15 credits in ACC211 Intermediate Accounting business administration courses taken from the ACC212 Intermediate Accounting 2 BSBA program curriculum, as shown above. ACC213 Cost Accounting ACC312 Federal Taxation ACC411 Auditing INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FIN343 International Finance & Banking MGT222 Human Relations Management MGT424 International Business Management BUS440 International Law & Public Policy MKT431 International Marketing MANAGEMENT BUS410 Business Planning/Small Business Administration MGT222 Human Relations Management MGT362 Operations Management MGT424 International Business Management MKT431 International Marketing SPORTS MANAGEMENT PED418 Organization & Admin of Phys Ed & Sports SMG210 Principles of Sports Management SMG230 Governance & Ethics in Sports SMG340 Facilities & Event Management SMG380 Legal Aspects of Sports Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 16 SCHOOL OF EDUCATION The School of Education offers bachelor and WVDE Core Beliefs master degree programs in education. The department offers a major field of study program • Students master core subjects in a leading to the Bachelor of Science in Secondary contemporary context. Education in one of three teaching fields: Social • Instruction always includes content in a Studies, Physical Education, or Health contemporary context through the Education. These are comprehensive degree incorporation of relevant examples, programs; offering certification in Pre-K–Adult applications and settings. education. • Extensive contemporary content is available and used by students, including global The undergraduate teacher education programs awareness, civic and business literacy. have been approved by the West Virginia • Where applicable, schools create 21st Department of Education (WVDE). century content that is relevant to the economic needs of their region, such as Overview biotechnology, manufacturing or agricultural technology. The unifying theme of the teacher education • Educational objectives and teaching program at Salem International University is strategies emphasize the integration of Instructional Leader/Facilitator. The goal of learning skills and 21st century tools, which teacher education is to ensure quality learning comprises information, technology and experiences that develop the ability to solve communication (ITC) literacy. problems, think critically, and prepare teacher • Learning skills and 21st century tools are candidates to function effectively in a teaching used together to enable students to and learning environment that is rapidly effectively build content knowledge. changing, highly technological, and increasingly • Through integrating learning skills and 21st global. century tools, students are able to do such things as access and communicate The goals of the School of Education reflect the information, manage complexity, solve vision for the 21st century educator as outlined problems and think critically and creatively. by the West Virginia Department of Education • 100% of students have access to 21st Core Beliefs, West Virginia Professional century tools. Teaching Standards (WVPTS) and the standards • All assessment is learner-centered, of professional organizations such as the formative, context-specific, ongoing and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher rooted in teaching strategies. Education (NCATE) as listed within this document. • All teachers use classroom assessments that demonstrate evidence of student The model is further validated by research from performance in core subjects and 21st Ruby Payne, Effective Schools Research, century skills. Understanding by Design, 21st Century Skills, • All teachers share with parents and students Differentiated Instruction, National Board for the information needed to monitor student Professional Teaching Standards, and Bloom’s progress in achieving learning goals. Taxonomy. • Students, teachers and parents always collaborate to monitor student progress in achieving learning goals and use assessment to evaluate long-term student progress. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 17 • Most assessments use technology and record Teacher Education Program student performance as a means of tracking Admission/Retention information over time. • Teachers act as facilitators, resources and Students intending to enter the SIU teacher partners for teaching and learning. education program must undergo a portfolio • All teachers use adaptable and flexible interview evaluation through a three level teaching and learning strategies that process that assesses their pre-professional and integrate 21st century skills. professional skills, intellectual ability, academic • All teachers act as role models in the skills, personal traits, interpersonal skills, application and use of 21st century skills. dispositions, and the tenets of the instructional leader/facilitator. At each level, candidates must West Virginia Professional Teaching achieve a minimum rating of 2.5 or better based Standards on a 4 point scale. Standard 1: Curriculum and Planning Candidate knowledge, skills, and dispositions will be evaluated through the Portfolio Review Standard 2: The Learner and the Learning process, PRAXIS scores, WVPT Standards’ Environment evaluations (the Professional Semester Evaluation – PSE), lesson/unit plan evaluations, Standard 3: Teaching specialized content evaluations, the Teacher Work Sample, content specific exams, and the Standard 4: Professional Responsibilities for Disposition Survey. SIU hopes to be a Self-Renewal meaningful influence in impacting student learning by preparing effective teachers. Standard 5: Professional Responsibilities for School and Community The SIU Teacher Education Program Portfolio Process NCATE Goals The Salem International University Teacher • Help all pre-kindergarten through twelfth Education Program requires that all teacher grade (P-12) students learn candidates maintain an electronic Portfolio. This • Teach to P-12 student standards set by portfolio should be constantly updated over the specialized professional associations and the course of the preparation program. It should be states comprised of artifacts (actual examples of work) that best demonstrate the teacher candidate has • Explain instructional choices based on an in-depth knowledge and understanding of research-derived knowledge and best his/her content area, the West Virginia practice Professional Teaching Standards, and the Salem • Apply effective methods of teaching International University Conceptual Framework students who are at different developmental (Instructional Leader/Facilitator model). The stages, have different learning styles, and purpose of the portfolio is not only to come from diverse backgrounds demonstrate mastery of what a teacher candidate • Reflect on practice and act on feedback knows and is able to do, but to also clearly • Be able to integrate technology into demonstrate how he or she has grown in this instruction effectively knowledge and understanding over the course of the Teacher Education Program. This evidence of growth is a major component used for assessment during the Level II and Level III reviews. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 18 Level I Portfolio Review – • Successful completion of all required Admission to the School of Education courses for the program of study and attendance at all Education Professional The portfolio will first be assessed at Level I, as Seminars. the application process for formal admission to • Successful completion of PRAXIS I (PPST) the Teacher Education Program. This process and PRAXIS II (PLT and Content Area) includes a candidate interview. Potential teacher • CPR Training/Certification candidates are eligible to submit their portfolio • First Aid Training for review after they have met the following • A current negative TB Tine test must not requirements: expire before completion of the Internship. • Completion of 24 hours of coursework. This At the Level II review, candidates must should include EDU101, SPE120, or demonstrate they are primarily at the “Target” EDU272. level of knowledge, understanding and • The Level I A minimum GPA of 2.5 overall performance required for a productive and and 2.5 in professional education courses effective Teacher Candidate Internship • Praxis I – This series of tests must be experience. “Target” performance levels are attempted prior to admission; however, a defined by the portfolio scoring rubrics. The passing score is a requirement for the Level Level II review must exhibit clear evidence to II review. demonstrate the teacher candidate has grown in • Negative screening for Tuberculosis (Tine his/her knowledge and potential to function as Test). This test is good for 2 years. an effective teacher candidate intern. • Clear fingerprint criminal background check. Level III Portfolio Interview – Program Completion/Recommendation for Review and Interview must demonstrate the Licensure potential teacher education candidate has the ability to perform at the “Acceptable” level of At the Level III review, the portfolio should knowledge, understanding, and performance evolve into a showcase portfolio. This final necessary to progress through the SIU Teacher version of the portfolio should provide the best Education Program. “Acceptable” performance evidence possible of what a teacher candidate levels are defined within portfolio scoring knows and is able to do as a potential beginning rubrics that can be found in the SIU Teacher teacher. Teacher candidates must successfully Education Program Portfolio Guidelines complete this final review of the portfolio as the Handbook available in hard copy and on culminating experience of the Salem LiveText. International University Teacher Education Program. Candidates are eligible to schedule a Level II Portfolio Interview – Level III Review after they have met the Admission to Internship following the requirements: A successful review of the Level II portfolio is • Existing evidence supporting the successful required to advance to the Teacher Candidate completion of the Internship (EDU 490, 491, Internship (EDU 490, 491, 492). It is the and 492). responsibility of each teacher candidate to • Completion of EDU416 Educational schedule these reviews. Candidates are eligible Assessment and Strategies. to schedule a Level II Review after they have met the following the requirements: The Level III review also requires the teacher candidate to successfully present and defend • Completion of the Comprehensive Content his/her portfolio. Exam Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 19 Teacher Education Internship PLEASE BE AWARE that by State Law the West Virginia licensure/certification process The student teaching block reserves time for the requires a signature on behalf of Salem teacher candidate to complete the professional International University certifying the individual courses including internship experience. A nine is of “high moral character.” DO NOT (9) credit-hour period will be used exclusively jeopardize the institution’s ability to sign this for student teaching. During this period, the certification on your behalf by demonstrating assignment for internship will comprise all the poor judgment during your program of study. eight hours the secondary school employee is required to be on campus while the school is in session. The internship assignment typically will consist of two placements in a public school setting in the appropriate programmatic level and content area. In addition to classroom assignments, interns participate in extracurricular activities of the school and the community. Transfer Students Transfer students who wish to pursue the teacher education program must register their intent with the Registrar and with the School of Education. The initial evaluation for acceptance into the major will depend on the GPA at the time of transfer and the PRAXIS scores. Teacher Certification Requirements Teacher candidates, upon completion of the teacher preparation program of study will be fully prepared for licensure by the State of West Virginia. Those desiring to secure teaching certificates in states other than West Virginia should familiarize themselves with the requirements for certification in the state in which they plan to seek employment Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 20 Bachelor of Science in Education, EDU101 Foundations of Education Secondary Education Major EDU271 Human Development EDU272 Educational Psychology All teacher candidates matriculating in the ACS120 The Electronic Classroom program are required to meet the minimum SPE120 Areas of Exceptionality in general education requirements. The Special Education professional educator core courses (listed below) SPE390 Inclusive Curriculum, form the nucleus of the secondary teacher Materials & Methods education program and are those which will EDU362 Essentials in Content Area meet professional requirements in most states Reading and provide adequate proficiency to the EDU376 Materials & Methods of beginning teacher. The courses, which should Teaching be taken in sequence, total forty (42) credits. EDU416 Educational Assessment Ideally, the teacher education block is to be Strategies taken in the senior year, with the internship EDU436 Classroom Environment & being the culminating experience. The teaching Management block requires exact planning during the early EDU490 Student Teaching 1 years of the undergraduate program, as well as in the senior year. EDU491 Student Teaching 2 EDU492 Student Teaching 3 General Education Social Studies All students in the BSED program complete the following general education courses: All candidates must complete the general education courses and professional educator core UNV100 Student Success & Orient. courses listed above. Candidates who wish to ENG101 Written English complete the requirements for becoming social ENG102 Written English 2 studies teachers must take the required series of ENG200 Technical Writing content-specific courses. COM104 Human Communication Learning Objectives ECO252 Macroeconomics ECO253 Microeconomics The BSED in Social Studies Education focuses PSY100 Introduction to Psychology on 21st Century skills and emphasize the mastery SOC110 Introduction to Sociology of knowledge, skills, and dispositions identified in the NCSS Standards listed below and the HIS153 U.S. History tenets of the Instructional Leader/Facilitator HIS154 U.S. History 2 Model as assessed in Portfolio Levels I, II, and MAT109 College Algebra III. MAT140 Statistics HED120 Core Concepts of Personal Graduates will demonstrate: Health BIO101 Basic Principles of Biology 1) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to organize and provide instruction at the Professional Educator Core appropriate school level for the study of culture and culture diversity All students take the following professional 2) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to educator core: organize and provide instruction at the appropriate school level for the study of time, continuity, and change. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 21 3) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to HIS376 Materials & Methods of organize and provide instruction at the Teaching Social Studies appropriate school level for the study of HIS215 Society and the Individual people, places, and environments. ICO100 Foundations of Intercultural 4) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to Understanding organize and provide instruction at the PSC100 American Government & appropriate school level for the study of Society individual development and identity. 5) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to Health organize and provide instruction at the appropriate school level for the study of All candidates must complete the general individuals, groups, and institutions. education courses and professional educator core 6) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to courses listed above. Candidates who wish to organize and provide instruction at the complete the requirements for becoming health appropriate school level for the study of teachers must take the required series of content- power, authority, and governance. specific courses. 7) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to organize and provide instruction at the Learning Objectives appropriate school level for the study of production, distribution, and consumption of Learning Objectives in Health Education focus goods and services. on 21st Century skills and emphasize the mastery 8) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to of knowledge, skills, and dispositions identified organize and provide instruction at the in the NASPE/AAHE Standards listed below appropriate school level for the study of and the tenets of the Instructional Leader- science, technology, and society. Facilitator Model as assessed in Portfolio Levels 9) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to I, II, and III. organize and provide instruction at the appropriate school level for the study of Graduates will demonstrate: global connections and interdependence. 10) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to 1) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to assess organize and provide instruction at the individual and community needs for health appropriate school level for the study of education. civic ideals and practices. 2) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to plan effective health education programs. In addition to the general education and 3) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to professional educator core courses (shown implement health education programs. above), students in the BSED in Social Studies 4) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to Education must successfully complete the evaluate the effectiveness of coordinated following courses: school health programs. 5) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to HED130 Consumer Health coordinate provision of health education HED320 Substance Use & Abuse programs and services. HIS125 World Civilizations 6) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to act as HIS126 World Civilizations 2 a resource person in health education. HIS210 World Geography 7) Knowledge, skills, and dispositions to communicate health and health education HIS211 Physical Geography needs, concerns, and resources. HIS300 West Virginia History, Geography & Government In addition to the general education and HIS305 American Foreign Policy professional educator core courses (shown Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 22 above), students in the BSED in Health Graduates will demonstrate the knowledge, Education must successfully complete the skills, and abilities necessary to : following courses: 1) Understand physical education content and BIO260 Kinesiology & Biomechanics disciplinary concepts related to the BIO365 Physiology of Exercise & development of a physically educated Performance Assessment person. ENG203 Multicultural Literature 2) Understand how individuals learn and HED130 Consumer Health develop and can provide opportunities that support their physical, cognitive, social, and HED270 Categorical School Health emotional development Topics 3) Understand how individuals differ in their HED301 Admin of School Health approaches to learning, and create Programs appropriate instruction adapted to these HED320 Substance Use & Abuse differences. HED376 Materials & Methods of 4) Use individual and group motivation and Teaching Health behavior to create a safe learning HIS125 World Civilizations environment that encourages positive social HIS126 World Civilizations 2 interaction, active engagement in learning, HIS210 World Geography and self-motivation. HIS215 Society and the Individual 5) Use knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to enhance learning and Physical Education engagement in physical activity settings. 6) Plan and implement a variety of All candidates must complete the general developmentally appropriate instructional education courses and professional educator core strategies to develop physically educated courses listed above. Candidates who wish to individuals, based on state and national complete the requirements for becoming (NASPE K-12) standards. physical teachers must take the required series of 7) Understand and use assessment to foster content-specific courses. physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of students in physical activity Learning Objectives 8) Become reflective practitioners who evaluate the effects of their actions on others Learning Objectives for Physical Education (e.g., students, parents/guardians, fellow focus on 21st Century skills and emphasize the professionals), and seek opportunities to mastery of knowledge, skills, and dispositions grow professionally. identified in the AAHPERD Standards listed 9) Use information technology to enhance below and the tenets of the Instructional learning and to enhance personal and Leader/Facilitator Model as assessed in Portfolio professional productivity. Levels I, II, and III. 10) Foster relationships with colleagues, parents/guardians, and community agencies to support students' growth and well-being BIO101 Basic Principles of Biology BIO210 Anatomy & Physiology BIO211 Anatomy & Physiology 2 HED120 Core Concepts of Personal Health PED101 Individual Sports Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 23 PED102 Team Sports PED116 Foundations of Physical Education & Sport PED203 Gymnastics, Aerobics, Rhythm & Dance PED209 Adapted Physical Education & Fitness PED250 Kinesiology/Biomechanics PED376 Materials & Methods of Teaching Physical Education PED395 Physiology of Exercise & Performance Assessment PED418 Organization & Admin of Phys Ed & Sport PED422 Swimming/Water Safety Instruction Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 24 SCHOOL OF NURSING The School of Nursing is committed to lifelong Philosophy of the School of Nursing learning, which is an underlying principle of the career advancement pathway (CAP) concept. The School of Nursing uses key concepts of the This fundamental belief is that all levels of nursing paradigm as a way of organizing beliefs nursing are significant and contribute to the about nursing and its role in society. The School delivery of health care in a multitude of has defined its core values and concepts with a meaningful activities. All levels of nursing have focus on nursing practice standards and common basic principles on which knowledge professional role behaviors identified by the and experiences can be built. Nursing education West Virginia Legislature and the Boards of proceeds from the simple to the complex. Examiners, national professional organizations, Concurrently, nurses may advance from LPN to and accrediting bodies. Program goals and ADN to BSN to MSN to a terminal degree – the learning outcomes for the program are reflective Career Advancement Pathway. of these components. The core concepts are nursing, environment, health, and person. The Students come to higher education today with core values are caring, diversity, integrity, and diverse educational preparation and needs. This excellence as promulgated by the National requires many user-friendly entry and exit points League for Nursing. in order to facilitate the quest for a career in nursing. Consideration must be given to Core Concepts academic and career recognition with opportunity at each level. Accordingly, SIU is NURSING committed to providing an educational system Autonomous actions derived from critical, that meets these goals by providing the career creative and reflective knowledge in the scope of enhancement pathway opportunity. providing care for the individual, family or community. The nurse utilizes comprehensive Vision of the School of Nursing assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation in the delivery of care to diverse The School of Nursing will provide accessible populations across the life span. It is a self- state of the discipline education. The School will regulating entity with moral and ethical focus on fostering the preservation, promotion, ramifications embedded in clinical processes and restoration of health in the international which guide safe and effective care. Lifelong community. Our graduates will be highly learning is the scaffold for adherence to competent practitioners who are grounded in a standards of practice which embraces evidence- sense of inquiry and committed to human caring based practice modalities. across the lifespan within a climate of diversity. PERSON Mission of the School of Nursing Individual, family or community that is the focus of the nursing process The mission of nursing education coincides with that of the University and is committed to HEALTH preparing professional nurses who utilize a A dynamic state that is self-defined by the care systematic approach in the assessment and participant(s) management of actual or potential health needs across the life span of a diverse population. A ENVIRONMENT commitment to lifelong learning will serve as Internal and external stimuli or factors that are in the catalyst that propagates career advancement. constant interaction with the person. It encompasses the global community. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 25 Core Values Applicants are awarded 60 transfer credits, which makes this an RN-to-BSN degree- CARING completion program. This is the respect and concern implicit within the nurse/client interactive experience Learning Objectives employing collaborative relationships as needed. The presence of a supportive environment Graduates of the program will be able to fosters interventions that utilize critical, creative demonstrate that they: and reflective thinking to promote, maintain and/or restore health across the life span. The 1) Understand nursing and health care theory nursing process facilitates the management and basics and demonstrates critical, creative delivery of evidence-based care. and reflective thinking to guide evidenced based nursing practice decisions that INTEGRITY maximizes health potential of the individual, Professional values and role behaviors family or community. (Caring) assimilated into the practice of nursing which 2) Utilize the nursing process to provide and to are accentuated by adherence to Standards of manage the care of individuals across the Nursing practice and performance. Leadership lifespan. (Caring) and management strategies applied to 3) Understand and demonstrate the ability to informatics and technology utilized in the function effectively in a multicultural design, management, delivery and evaluation of environment utilizing effective interpersonal evidence based care of individuals, families and communication and information communities. technologies. (Diversity) 4) Comprehend a range of general education DIVERSITY topics consistent with graduates of Bachelor Respect and regard is given to the multicultural of Science degree programs including, but differences of the client system of the not limited to, knowledge of English international community. Communication is composition and technical writing, U.S. authentic and unbiased. history, world civilizations, economics, psychology, sociology, government, ethics EXCELLENCE and understand the need for lifelong To provide evidenced-base care that is learning. (Excellence) responsive to perceived as well as anticipated 5) Understand statistics and research methods needs across the life span. Strategies are and are able to critically apply this synthesized and amended to individualize and knowledge to be an informed consumer of foster positive outcomes. Understands the need research in health care. (Excellence) for life long learning as the means to retain and 6) Understand and maintain standards and role expand professional / clinical skills and behaviors of the professional licensed knowledge. registered nurse. (Integrity) Bachelor of Science in Nursing The student will: The SIU School of Nursing offers the Bachelor 1) Demonstrate critical, creative and reflective of Science in Nursing (BSN) to provide a means thinking to guide evidenced based nursing for registered nurses to complete their practice decisions that maximizes health baccalaureate using distance learning methods. potential of the individual, family or The BSN requires the successful completion of a community. (Caring) minimum of 120 semester credit-hours with a 2) Engage in leadership abilities emphasizing cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0 professional accountability and adherence to for all coursework completed at SIU. standards of care to guide health care Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 26 delivery to clients across the lifespan. COM104 OR Human Communication OR (Integrity) ENG203 Multicultural Literature 3) Demonstrate the ability to function effectively in a multicultural environment HIS210 World Geography utilizing interpersonal communication and HIS125 World Civilizations information technologies. (Diversity) 4) Understands the need for lifelong learning as HIS126 World Civilizations 2 the means to retain and to expand HSS215 Society and the Individual professional/clinical skills and knowledge (Excellence) ICO100 Foundations of Intercultural Understanding Curriculum MAT140 Statistics The BSN degree program requires the successful Admissions completion of nine nursing courses comprising 30 semester credit-hours including: Admission to the RN-to-BSN program requires completion of a special application that may be NUR401 Professional Role Transition obtained from the Director of Nursing Education’s office. Admission is limited solely NUR402 Health Assessment to individuals who already have an RN. The specific requirements are listed below: NUR403 Nursing Research • Completed application to the School of NUR404 Nursing Ethics Nursing • Associate degree in nursing or diploma in NUR405 Complex Health Problems nursing from an accredited nursing program • Cumulative grade-point average of at least NUR406 Evidence-Based Practice 2.5 on a 4.0 scale with at least a grade of “C” in all science courses required for the NUR407 Special Topics/Problems in nursing degree or diploma Nursing • Unrestricted, current license to practice as a registered nurse (RN) in any of the United NUR408 Nursing Management and States with at least one year of professional experience Leadership • Original transcripts for all prior colleges or universities NUR409 Community Nursing Capstone • Completed pre-admissions interview with (6 credits) the Director of Nursing Education or designee • Completed FBI criminal background check In addition to the above 30 credits, students also • Two professional references must complete 30 credits of general education, including a selection of courses from the SIU • Personal essay describing applicant’s International Focus. philosophy of nursing ECO252 Macroeconomics ECO253 Microeconomics ENG200 Technical Writing Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 27 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS material is supplemented with exercises and Course Numbering problems. Prerequisite: ACC211 ACC213 – Cost Accounting (3) The following numbering system is used: Focuses on methods available to analyze cost variances from predetermined cost standards. Below 100 Remedial Emphasis is on manufacturing operations, and 100-199 Freshman or Survey Courses the various procedures utilized by management 200-299 Sophomore-Level to control costs. 300-499 Upper Division Courses 500-699 Graduate Courses ACC300 – Computer Accounting (3) This course introduces computerized accounting in a microcomputer environment. Topics include ACC111 – Principles of Accounting (3) a review of basic accounting theory and training Presents the concepts which underlie the in both manual and computerized accounting accumulation, summarization, and reporting of procedures. By using a pre-designed accounting financial information relative to a business software package, students learn the principles entity. Details accounting processes for and techniques required for computerized different types of businesses: service, processing of accounting data and for generating manufacturing, retail, sole proprietorships, and accounting reports and financial statements. partnerships. Explains inventory costing Students will have extensive hands-on methods, accruals, deferrals, plant assets, experience with computerized systems. depreciation methods. ACC312 – Federal Taxation (3) ACC112 – Principles of Accounting 2 (3) Traces the development of federal taxation and Continuation of coverage of financial accounting its purposes. Examines the rules and regulations principles applied to the corporation. Thorough of the current tax laws governing the taxation of treatment of managerial accounting processes; personal income and corporate income. cash fund flow reporting and analysis; CVP analysis; analysis of financial statements, ratio ACC411 – Auditing (3) analysis; and numerous other topics. Examines the nature and theory surrounding the Prerequisite: ACC111. audit of financial statements with emphasis on the procedures and techniques used during the ACC211 – Intermediate Accounting (3) course of an audit engagement. Additionally, Examines the theoretical foundation supporting generally accepted auditing standards are the reporting of current and non-current assets, reviewed in conjunction with the role, income, cash flow, the conceptual framework of responsibility, and liability of the auditor. accounting and the environment of financial reporting. Conceptual material is supplemented ACS120 – The Electronic Classroom (3) with exercises and problems. Prerequisite: An introduction to the available hardware and ACC112. software for classroom management and educational presentations. Hardware covered ACC212 – Intermediate Accounting 2 (3) includes CD-ROM, digitizing cameras, scanners Examines the theoretical foundations supporting and computer network classroom systems. the reporting of long-term receivables, Classroom management, office suites and investments, stockholders' equity items, income discipline specific and authoring software will recognition, the measurement of net assets, be reviewed. Internet as an educational resource accounting for income taxes (as distinct from will be explored. The WV Department of federal taxation), post-employment benefits, Education competencies will be addressed. leases, earning per share, account changes and errors, and changes in prices. Conceptual BIO101 – Basic Principles of Biology (3) A study of biological principles and their Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 28 relevance to human issues. Topics include the scientific skills of observation and analytical scientific methods and societal oversight, cell reasoning. This laboratory course will satisfy biology and nutrition, genetics and genetic part of the laboratory science requirements for engineering, the evolutionary process and loss of the BS degree in Biology. diversity, and plant and animal reproduction and BIO210 – Anatomy & Physiology (3) / modern manipulations. Critical thinking, lab BIO211 – Anatomy & Physiology 2 (3) exercises, and written expression are The series of courses covers the structure and emphasized. This course encourages better- function of human anatomy and physiology. informed life-style, medical, and community Structure and function will be presented from decision-making. Not intended for science the subcellular and macromolecular levels to the majors. whole-organ and systems levels. Function will BIO110- General Biology (3)/BIO111 – be presented with special emphasis on the General Biology 2 (3) interrelationships inherent in the intra- as well as This series is an introduction to the structure and inter-organ feedback systems. composition of living organisms at the cellular BIO260 – Kinesiology/Biomechanics (3) and macromolecule levels. An overview of the A course designed to link the basics of skeletal chemistry of life includes the properties of water structure, anatomy, the motor learning and a survey of biological macromolecules. The components of the central nervous system, and organization and function of prokaryotic vs. skeletal muscle function, to basic Newtonian eukaryotic cells are compared, followed by mechanics and general force-velocity physics. consideration of the energy pathways central to Special emphasis is the application of this metabolism in plants, animals, and bacteria. The information to real-life situations. Prerequisite: cell cycle, mitosis, and meiosis are introduced in BIO211. Also listed at PED250. discussions of cellular reproduction. An overview of genetics focuses on concepts from BIO365 – Physiology of Exercise and organismal heredity down to the nature of a Performance Assessment (3) gene. The diversity of life is explored by The study of the physiological changes consideration of its evolutionary origins, accompanying acute and chronic exercise. phylogenetic relatedness, physiology, and Lecture and laboratory experiences are planned ecological relationships. Evolution topics to enable the student to develop, administer, and include natural selection, population genetics, evaluate physiological tests and prescribe and speciation. Characteristics and exercise-training procedures. This is intended to representative of all five kingdoms and the emphasis application-specific content. major phyla are discussed comparatively. The Prerequisite: BIO211. ecological topics of population dynamics, BIO442 – Microbiology (3) species interactions, community organization Studies prokaryotic and eukaryotic micro- and ecosystem description and function organisms and their viruses. Emphasis will be on conclude the course. Throughout the year, culture techniques and the principles of laboratory sections will be selected to reinforce identification. Topics include the engineering some of these concepts and to foster the and utilization of microorganisms as related to scientific skills of observation and analytical the immune system. This is the first part of a reasoning. This is the required prerequisite two-course (BIO444-445) sequence in biology sequence for biological science majors microbiology and pathophysiology. regardless of the upper division of Prerequisite: BIO211. specialization. BIO444 – Pathophysiology (3) BIO112 – General Biology Laboratory (3) Using the fundamental concepts of anatomy and This laboratory course is intended to reinforce physiology of cellular function and structure, some of the theoretical concepts addressed tissues, organs, and organ systems. This course during the BIO110-111 sequence and to foster explores the altered regulatory mechanisms Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 29 associated with disease. Topics center on the relationships and productive responses to associated diseases involving the circulatory, change. respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine and BUS223 – Business Law (3) metabolism, hematological and immunological This course is an introduction to the basic systems, neuromuscular, and renal systems. principles and rules of law and equity that apply Prerequisite: CHM211. to business. This course will consist of three BIO460 – Human Nutrition (3) sections. The first section will cover an The presentation will provide a thorough introduction to legal theory, civil dispute examination of the interrelationships between resolution, the court system, alternative dispute nutrition (nutrient intake and availability) and resolution, constitutional law, administrative physiology, biochemistry, and metabolism. The law, criminal law, and torts (intentional, level of emphasis will be that of the molecule negligent, and strict liability). The second and the cell. Prerequisite: BIO211. section will cover an introduction to common law contract theory and the Uniform BIO499 – Senior Capstone Project (3) Commercial Code. The third section will cover Seniors will work with their faculty mentor to an introduction to property law. The concepts of construct and produce a comprehensive project ethics and proper business conduct will be related to biological sciences. Prerequisite: emphasized throughout the course. Senior standing BUS410 – Business Planning/Small Business BUS105 – Business Computing (3) Administration (3) This course will provide students with basic An applied course designed to simulate the computing concepts and applications, and will experiences of conceiving, planning, financing, offer a useful foundation upon which students maintaining, and managing a new business. The can develop skills necessary to become effective major project involves preparing, refining, and users of operating systems, application software, presenting a business plan for a potential new and utility software. The primary focus of this venture. course will be on productivity software applications, including word processing, BUS440 – International Law and Public spreadsheet, database, the Internet and Policy (3) presentation software. This course is designed to challenge students to develop a broad understanding of the global BUS110 – Introduction to Business (3) legal, regulatory and public policy systems and This course is an introduction to each of the how they affect them as business managers and principal functional areas of the business leaders. Businesses have become increasingly curriculum: accounting, finance, management, subject to international as well as local and and marketing. The course stresses how these national laws, regulations and public policies. areas are combined to form one integrated Legal and regulatory provisions pervade such operating business unit. Topics also include an aspects of business as trade practices, marketing overview of the role of the business sector in the practices, environmental practices, intellectual globe economy within the private enterprise properties, ethics and business relationships with system. employees, customers and other interested BUS221 – Organization Behavior (3) parties. This course assists students in This course explores and analyzes the behavior developing their ability to meet the ethical, legal of individuals and groups as they function within and regulatory demands and responsibilities of business and professional organizations in conducting business in a contemporary global dynamic and rapidly changing environments. environment. Emphasis is placed on the causes and effects of CHM110 – General Chemistry (3) / behavior and interrelationships between people CHM111 – General Chemistry 2 (3) and their roles within organizational settings. It This is an introduction to the basic calculations discusses behavior strategies for effective Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 30 and conversions involving the chemical laws metabolism, metabolic control mechanisms, and and principles of physical chemistry. Also the cellular biochemistry of biosynthesis, included are modern theories of atomic and anabolism, and catabolism. Prerequisite: molecular structure from quantum chemistry, BIO221 and CHM211 basic qualitative and quantitative analysis, CJU100 – Introduction to Administration of elementary inorganic chemistry, and some Justice (3) organic chemicals. The laboratory sections help Provides an overview of the criminal justice to foster the following scientific skills: process in the United States and the world. observation, analytical reasoning, and the Topics include with the roles of police, courts manipulation of glassware, equipment, and and correctional institutions. chemicals. This is the required prerequisite chemistry sequence for biological science CJU205 – Criminal Law (3) majors regardless of the upper division of A study of the history and sources of criminal specialization. law coupled with an analysis of the substantive elements of specific offenses. CHM112 – General Chemistry Lab (3) The laboratory course provides hands-on CJU210 – Criminal Evidence and Procedure experience with the general procedures and (3) fundamental chemical reactions. This laboratory A study of criminal procedure from arrest to course will satisfy part of the laboratory science post-conviction remedies and laws of evidence. requirements for the B.S. degree in Biology. Laws of arrest, search and seizure, right to Prerequisite: CHM110 or concurrent. counsel, due process, civil remedies and other topics are discussed. CHM210 – Organic Chemistry (3) / CHM211 – Organic Chemistry 2 (3) CJU215 – Police Operations (3) This course addresses the chemistry of carbon- This course will introduce students to the basic containing compounds. Topics include structure, police functions. it will include exploration of physical properties, and chemical properties of the philosophical and historical development of the common classes of organic compounds and the police, police roles, types of patrol, functional groups; basic spectroscopy, including community oriented policing, volunteer IR, UV, NMR, and MS; functional group policing, and crime preventive techniques. preparation and interconversions; and CJU220 – Corrections Systems and stereochemistry. Prerequisite: CHM111 and Operations (3) PHY111. Analysis and evaluation of contemporary CHM212 – Organic Chemistry Lab (3) institutional and community based corrections This lab course provides hands-on experience systems, along with probation and parole. with organic reactions and functional group Topics include the basic concepts for manipulations. Prerequisite: CHM210 or influencing and changing human behavior; a concurrent. study of correctional management, structures and operations including treatment, security, CHM350 – Biochemistry (3) / custody, and discipline of the inmates; the legal CHM351 – Biochemistry 2 (3) responsibilities of the state from conviction to This two-course sequence covers all of the release; pre-sentence investigations, sentencing, fundamentals of biochemistry. Emphasis is loss, and restoration of civil rights. placed on the three-dimensional structure of proteins and membranes, and the CJU221 – Juvenile Corrections (3) methodological theories related to their This course will cover the corrections system measurement. Topics include protein sequence portion of the juvenile justice system within the analysis for evolutionary relationships, enzyme United States and around the world. Students kinetics and mechanisms, carbohydrates, will learn about juvenile lockup facilities, bioenergetics, pathways of intermediary probation, and intermediate sanctions such as Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 31 residential treatment, wilderness/challenge important cases that have passed through the programs, and intensive outpatient programs. U.S. Supreme Court. Their historical and political impact on the criminal justice system CJU230 – Criminal Investigation and will be explored. Prerequisite: CJU205 and Forensics (3) CJU210. A study of the logical and scientific principles necessary for the detection and investigative CJU440 – Ethical & Philosophical Issues in analysis of criminal activities. Topics include Criminal Justice (3) wiretaps, undercover operations, use of Examination of ethical issues faced by all informants, video surveillance and extradition. criminal justice practitioners will be introduced The study of elements of microscopy, in this course. Ethics in law enforcement, spectroscopy and basic chemistry as they apply corrections, and the courts will be discussed in to the study of firearms, hair, fibers, blood, great detail to allow students the chance to paint, tools, glass, documents, and other formulate and comprehend their own ethical materials that comprise physical evidence. systems of belief. CJU240 – Technology in the Criminal Justice CJU499 – Senior Capstone Project (3) System (3) Summary research/experiential project required A study of the many uses of modern technology for graduation. Prerequisite: Senior status. in criminal justice today. Included are the uses COM104 –Human Communication (3) of technology in the areas of crime prevention, An introduction to intra-personal, interpersonal, criminal prevention, criminal investigation, small group, and public communication skills. rehabilitation, and incarceration. ECO252 – Macroeconomics (3) CJU280 – International Perspectives in The examination of macroeconomic theory, the Criminal Justice (3) law of supply and demand, market equilibrium, This course serves to introduce and familiarize operations of the market system, basic money undergraduate students with general criminal transactions, and circular flow of money. Study justice and legal traditions of the world. This of economic institutions and the methods and course includes an exploration of police, courts, tools used to balance the economy as a whole. and corrections and provides a basic explanation of the four main legal traditions found in the ECO253 – Microeconomics (3) world. Students will learn how those legal An analysis of the microeconomic theory. traditions transform into different criminal Topics include the investigation of individual justice systems. businesses, consumers and small segments of the economy; the study of price and output decisions CJU325 – White Collar Crime (3) in competitive, monopolistic, and oligopolistic An examination of corporate and occupational market conditions; and an examination of wage deviance issues will be introduced in this course. policies and unions, urban and farm problems, Topics include the history of white collar crime and antitrust regulations. The role of in America, governmental and political international trade and specialization is corruption, organized crime, employee deviance, emphasized. computer crime, and corporate negligence. EDU101 – Foundations of Education (3) CJU350 – Criminology (3) This course examines learning theories and will The purpose of this course is to provide an apply those theories to how learning occurs. understanding of the discipline of criminology The course will cover the psychological, through an examination of its theories, basic sociological, philosophical, and historical assumptions and definitions. The course also foundations of education in the context of examines the causes of crime. schools: the past, the present, and the future CJU405 – Constitutional Law (3) from a global perspective. This course will take an in-depth look at Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 32 EDU271 – Human Development (3) block is reserved for the student to perform This course will examine the physical, mental, professional courses and activities including social, and emotional development of children student teaching in the classroom. This involves from birth to adolescence. In addition, a twelve-week term used exclusively for student maturation and aging as it relates to schooling teaching in a comprehensive field or in two (2) will be studied. Prerequisite: Education 101 or teaching specializations according to the permission of the Instructor. student’s program. In addition to classroom assignments, student teachers will participate in EDU272 – Educational Psychology (3) extra-curricular activities of the school and The psychological implications of the learning community. Prerequisite: Completion of process will be studied. An analysis of learning Level II. theory and the implications of exceptionality for the teaching/learning process will be made. ENG099 – Basic College English (3) Prerequisite: EDUC 101 and 271 or permission This course focuses on improving reading of the Instructor. comprehension and English composition, including vocabulary, spelling, grammar, EDU362 – Essentials in Content Area punctuation, tense, sentence structure, and Reading (3) paragraphing. The course requires considerable An applied approach combining experience with writing and rewriting of paragraphs, leading up information from research to assist teacher to short essays. A number of readings are used education students in acquiring the basic to stimulate writing. Graded Pass/Fail. This competencies for helping students read materials course does not earn college credit. in specific subject areas. ENG100 – Developmental Writing (3) EDU376 – Materials and Methods of Expository discourse is the systematic Teaching (3) explanation of a subject. The primary “system” This course is designed to provide for those for such explanations in writing is the paragraph. students who have been unable to take a special The “explanation” comprises its statement and methods course in their particular Department clarifying support. The “subject” is such as may (except Physical Education). The course is be considered and assigned in the various intended to provide secondary education majors disciplines of college study. Each of these three with a repertoire of teaching strategies, in-depth elements–system, explanation, and subject–is practice in lesson plan design, and the correlates mastered by intensive practice using correct of effective teaching. Prerequisite: Completion models. of Level I. ENG101 – Written English (3) EDU416 – Educational Assessment and Helps students develop the skills necessary for Strategies (3) effective written communication. Instruction The study of measurement and its relationship to centers in exemplary nonfiction prose and in evaluation techniques as they apply to writing expository paragraphs and essays. educational research and application. Prerequisite: Completion of Level II. ENG102 – Written English 2 (3) This course builds on Written English I to EDU436 – Classroom Environment & emphasize objective, public forms of exposition Management (3) including description, analysis, and argument, This course examines a variety of methods and the conventions of formal written English and procedures for setting up a positive classroom basic scholarly research skills. The development environment and managing a classroom with of creative, critical, and analytical thinking skills mutual respect between teacher and student. are emphasized. Prerequisite: ENG101.. Prerequisite: Completion of Level II. ENG200 – Technical Writing (3) EDU490/491/492 – Student Teaching (3 each) Teaches clarity and directness in writing for The middle and adolescent (secondary) teaching business and the professions. Students use a Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 33 problem-solving model of goal and audience and listening to sample lectures. Students will analyses in producing reports, organizational read longer selections and write short essays in a correspondence, and instructions. variety of modes with greater expectations of correct grammar and mechanics. ENG203 – Multicultural Literature (3) Living in the twenty-first century is living in a ESL114 – ESL Graduate Support (3) multicultural world. Reading and discussing This class is designed for graduate students literature form many different cultures helps whose TOEFL score is between 500-549 (or students develop understanding of those equivalent TOEIC). It is meant to support the cultures. To this end, students in this class will process of getting a master’s degree by assisting read and discuss the works of authors form with academic writing, reading, speaking, and many different cultures, past and present, in the listening skills. Skills needed for writing a thesis light of background information about the lives (paraphrasing, summarizing, synthesizing data, of those authors and about their cultures. and citing sources in an APA style) will be Prerequisite: ENG101. stressed. ESL111 – Beginning ESL (6) FIN241 – Managerial Finance I (3) This series of classes is designed for students This course introduces fundamental concepts in whose TOEFL score is 425-449 (or equivalent finance for both business and non-business TOEIC), who need basic foundational ESL majors. The concepts covered include risk- preparation. The class will address the skills of reward relationships, time value of money, listening, speaking, reading, and writing through valuation of financial instruments, and others. intensive immersion. It will help students Information in this course is also helpful for communicate in social situations, discussing and one's personal financial situation. understanding familiar topics and handling basic FIN242 – Managerial Finance II (3) social needs. Students will read short narratives This course will focus on concept and theories in and write short paragraphs. They will practice at detail. It explores how financial managers a beginning level of the grammar and mechanics utilize the theories in financial decision-making. of writing. Such decisions include capital budgeting, long- ESL112 – Intermediate ESL (6) term financial planning, debt re-financing, This series of classes is designed for students leasing and others. Prerequisite: FIN341. whose TOEFL score is 450-474 (or equivalent FIN343 – International Finance and Banking TOEIC), who need an intermediate ESL (3) preparation. The classes will address the skills The basic thrust of this course is to provide of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. students with a conceptual framework that helps Students will be expected to communicate in them in financial decision-making in an more complex situations, such as using the international context. This will be a logical telephone, with greater fluency. In reading, they extension of the introductory finance course, but will learn to paraphrase main ideas and builds and extends the valuation concepts and important details and will write longer analytical framework to account for the unique paragraphs, using compound and complex dimensions of international finance. sentences. HED120 – Core Concepts of Personal Health ESL113 – Advanced ESL (6) (3) This series of classes is designed for students Designed to acquaint students with concepts of whose TOEFL score is 475-499 (or equivalent health including total fitness and evaluation, TOEIC), who need more advanced ESL nutrition, stress management, and current health preparation. The classes will address the skills topics. of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Communication objectives will stress skills HED130 – Consumer Health (3) needed in University classes, such as note taking This course is designed to acquaint students with Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 34 general concepts, strategies, methods and HIS153 – U.S. History (3) sources of information in selecting health From the European colonization of North products and services. America to independence, the Civil War, and the industrial revolution, this course analyzes the HED270 – Categorical School Health Topics social, economic, and political forces behind the (3) United States’ rise to world power by the latter This course is designed to allow students to half of the nineteenth century. make an in-depth study of crucial health issues. The content will vary to include issues to be HIS154 – U.S. History 2 (3) related to mental health, specific health By describing the domestic and foreign polices problems (psychological and psychosocial), or of the United States throughout the twentieth health care ethics. century, the course analyzes the reasons behind its rise to superpower status by the turn of the HED301- Administration of School Health twenty-first century. At the same time, it Programs (3) sketches the causes and effects behind the labor, A study of school health programs, health African-American, and women’s right instruction, health services and those specific movements. areas of health relating to the needs of early childhood and elementary school children. HIS210 – World Geography (3) Global geography and climate and their HED320 – Substance Use and Abuse (3) influences upon the economy, political structure, This course will examine physiological, and general culture of the nations of the world. psychological, social, historical, legal, and health aspects of drug use, abuse and addiction. HIS211 – Physical Geography (3) This course will give students a basic HED376 – Materials and Methods of Health understanding of the regional and global patterns Education (3) of physical systems of the earth, the changes This course is designed to prepare students to they undergo, and the impact that these physical teach health at the elementary (PreK-4), middle systems have on human populations in the school (5-8) and the secondary school classroom interaction of such populations with their and beyond (9-Adult). Topics discussed will be physical environments. curriculum planning and organizing, methodology, instructional techniques and HIS215 – Society and the Individual (3) evaluation. In addition, the selection and use of This course explores the relationship between age and developmentally appropriate materials the individual and society. Political and social will be a topic of discussion and practice. philosophy, ancient and modern thinking, and Prerequisite: Completion of Level I. international perspectives will be utilized to understand the role of freedom, liberty, and HIS125 – World Civilization I (3) human rights in democratic and non-democratic The course deals with the origin and societies. development of early civilizations throughout the world from earliest times until the HIS300 – West Virginia History, Geography, seventeenth century. Special attention will be and Government (3) given to the political, economic, social, and An integrated course in the history and cultural forces still existing today. government of West Virginia, History 300 explores four basic periods of West Virginia HIS126 – World Civilization II (3) history. These included the frontier period and History 126 deals with the development of the labor, and contemporary political and social- various aspects of modern civilizations around economic events. the world. Special consideration will be given to the interaction between other cultures and HIS305 – American Foreign Policy (3) modern America. This course deals with the United States’ rise to world power from its entry into World War I to Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 35 the present. The course ties in the political, necessary to design and maintain an Internet economic, and geographical factors, in presence for business use. explaining the United States ever widening role IT310 Database Architectures (3) in world wars; the Cold War, Korea and This course provides coverage of concepts and McCarthyism; the Vietnam War and its critics; skills required to implement an efficient and the Middle East and the War on terrorism. database. Topics include relational algebra, HIS376 – Materials and Methods of Teaching entity-relationship and relational models, Social Studies (3) database design, query languages such as SQL, This course is designed to prepare students to query processing, system architectures and teach social studies at the elementary (PreK-4), storage and file structures. middle school (5-8) and the secondary school IT320 Structured Systems Analysis (3) classroom and beyond (9-Adult). Topics This course introduces tools and techniques used discussed will be curriculum planning and in the development of large computer organizing, methodology, instructional information systems and introduces both process techniques, and evaluation. In addition, the and data analysis techniques. selection and use of age and developmentally appropriate materials will be a topic of IT410 Business Computer Networks (3) discussion and practice. Prerequisite: An introduction to business computer networks, Completion of Level I. this course includes the hardware and software that are used in today's business offices. The ICO 100 – Foundations for Intercultural administration of business networks including Understanding (3) planning, configuration, maintenance, and This course is designed to help students develop security are examined. Major network systems cultural sensitivity, thus enabling them to create are explored. and maintain positive interpersonal relationships with people of diverse cultural backgrounds. IT420 Computer Security (3) Topics of discussion include perceptions; This course provides an introduction to worldviews; attitudes and belief systems; social, computer network security. Students economic and environmental structures of successfully completing this course will be able different cultures; interpersonal relationships; to evaluate works in academic and commercial and multicultural issues. security, and will have rudimentary skills in security research. The course begins at the IT110 Introduction to Information tutorial of the basic elements of cryptography, Technology (3) cryptanalysis, and system security, and This course will emphasize the skills needed to continues by covering a number of seminal utilize, maintain, and manage an efficient papers and monographs on a wide range of information system in a business office security areas. environment. IT445 – IT Project Management (3) IT150 Computer Programming (3) This course focuses on the methods, tools, and An introduction to computer programming techniques of managing projects, with a special language concepts and syntax to develop emphasis on IT projects. Similar to all projects, beginning skills in a high level language. IT project management must address initiating, IT202 Internet Publishing (3) planning, executing, controlling, and closing. A comprehensive examination of the Internet. An overarching task of project management is Special emphasis on maintaining access to communicating clearly and frequently with updated information crucial to daily business stakeholders. This is especially true with the operations, e-mail, search engines, news groups rapid pace, technical complexity, and frequent and the latest software will be examined. This change requests that are experienced by most IT course will develop the webmaster skills project managers. The topics covered in this Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 36 course align with the Project Management controversies and processes of interaction Institute’s PMBOK® Guide. among labor, management, government, and the public; labor law; and the collective bargaining IT499 Senior Capstone Project (3) process. In-depth study of manpower This course is designed for the student to management in organizations. Case studies are demonstrate and integrate the knowledge, skills, used. and abilities gained in the program. The student will analyze a set of selected it case studies from MGT361 – Management Information a variety of organizations and provide individual Systems (3) and cross-case syntheses and evaluations to This course examines the importance and the support IT management decision-making. role of information management in a business environment. Topics include the concept of MAT099 – Basic College Math (3) organizational information systems, information This course provides basic remediation in technology and competitive advantage, arithmetic, factions, decimals, percents, information for quality, international proportions, statistical measurement, and basic management, systems theory and algebra. The purpose of the course is to provide methodologies. Computer based information, basic computational skills necessary to complete data base management, decision support MAT109. Graded Pass/Fail. This course does systems, expert systems, and communication. A not earn college credit. considerable amount of time is spent on MAT109 – College Algebra (3) computers with hands-on applications. This course provides a review of the real number MGT362 – Operations Management (3) system and algebraic expressions, linear and This course will challenge students by providing quadratic equations and inequalities, complex real-world experience, case studies, and research numbers, graphing, polynomial and rational for for-profit, nonprofit, and governmental forms functions, exponential and logarithmic of business, as well as providing actual functions, systems of equations, and basic assistance to same. matrix algebra. This course meets part of the mathematics general education requirement for MGT363 – Organization Theory (3) graduation. This course deals with organizations and how they work. It includes recent theoretical MAT140 – Statistics (3) advances in the field and how these advances This course provides development of basic relate to dramatic events currently occurring concepts in statistics including descriptive within real-life organizations. It has an statistics, probability, central tendency measures, environmental focus and includes strategic distributions, correlation, and hypothesis testing. considerations. The course explains how This course meets part of the mathematics organizations formally react to or attempt to general education requirement for graduation. influence their environment. It examines an MGT210 – Principles of Management (3) organization's relationship to its environment This course is an introduction to the through a strategic system approach. This management of organizations. It studies the course enables students to achieve a perspective processes and functions of management, the for the totality and interconnectedness of structures and designs of business organizations, environmental and internal organizational and special topics, e.g., the social responsibility components. Prerequisite: Junior standing. of business, international perspectives in MGT424 – International Business management. Management (3) MGT222 – Human Resources Management An examination of management problems (3) arising out of the operation of a multinational A study of the principles and techniques of enterprise. Topics include the installation of manpower management in organizations; operations (capital investment) in foreign Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 37 countries; alternative forms of entry and NUR402 – Health Assessment (3) organization including licensing, acquisitions This course focuses on the assessment of the and joint ventures. Attention is given to client’s health overall, including health history, organizational structure, strategic decision health patterns, and physical examination. making, movement of monies, goods, skills, and Topics include interviewing techniques, technology across national borders; barriers to recording accurate data, and presenting health entry; home-host governments; staffing, assessments both in writing and orally. corporate ethics and social responsibility; and NUR403 – Nursing Research (3) socio-cultural influences that bear on the This course focuses the theory and practice of management of the multinational enterprise. reach in nursing and medicine. Topics include a MGT 499 – Senior Capstone Project on review of descriptive and inferential statistics, Organizational Strategy & Decision Making including case studies of publications. The goal (3) is ensure students are able to interpret research This is a capstone course designed to integrate findings that are presented in the professional the knowledge gained in the various subject literature. Prerequisite: Math 140 Statistics. disciplines through the analysis and the NUR404 – Nursing Ethics (3) interpretation of selected case studies from a This course focuses on historical and variety of organizations. Prerequisite: Senior contemporary foundations of professional Standing. nursing with the aim of understanding the ethics MKT 231 – Principles of Marketing (3) involved in providing health care to benefit the Basic marketing concepts, principles and individual and society. Topics include patient functions. Analysis of activities through which privacy, the rights of individuals participating in business firms direct the flow of their goods and research, advocacy for patients considering services to consumers. genetic testing, and working with patients with HIV/AIDS, as well as special problems in the MKT 431 – International Marketing (3) care of infants, the elderly, and those patients Analysis of marketing opportunities in who are terminally ill. international markets. Examination of the cultural, social, political, economic and legal NUR405 – Complex Health Problems (3) environment differences. Management styles This course focuses on care of adult clients with and negotiating by and with foreign countries. acute and complex health problems. The Export promotion and technical transactions of emphasis of the course is enhancing the critical international business: market research, pricing, problem-solving skills necessary for making development, distribution, and promotions. The nursing judgments and providing effective care. role of multinational corporations. Students will focus on understanding the client’s development stage, psychological needs, and MKT 530 – Marketing Management (3) cultural issues, in the context of the critical care This course studies the marketplace and the role environment. of marketing in an organization. Students will learn about the influence of the marketplace and NUR406 – Evidence-Based Practice (3) the environment, the process of marketing This course addresses the dual challenges of the decision-making, design and use of the ever increasing volume of professional literature organization’s marketing. and their diverse forms of knowledge presented in the literature, many of which are not NUR401 – Professional Role Transition (3) amenable to direct implementation in practice. This course focuses on the changing role of the The goal of the course is to enable the student to nursing professional. Topics include the role of meaningfully incorporate current research the nurse manager and nursing interventions to findings in their support for clients with acute support clients and their families with acute and and long-term health needs. long-term health problems. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 38 NUR407 – Special Topics/Problems in Exploration of the history and philosophy of Nursing (3) physical education and sport within the context This course focuses on contemporary issues that of humanity's cultural development. affect the nursing profession in the U.S. and PED203 – Gymnastics, Aerobics, Rhythm, internationally. Topics are selected by the and Dance (3) faculty to ensure the international perspective is This course is designed to teach basic gymnastic addressed with attention to global health issues skills, aerobic fitness, basic dance skills and and international differences in health care terminology. Topics include safety procedures delivery and financing. for gymnastic stunts, rhythm dances (line, NUR408 – Nursing Management and partner, circle, and square), and aerobic dance. Leadership (3) PED209 – Adapted Physical Education and This course focuses on dynamic role of nurses as Fitness Assessment (3) managers and leaders in health care settings. An Introduction to various disabilities and Topics include the characteristics of leaders in disabling conditions that are found among the clinical setting, including communication, atypical students and their relationship to the effective decision-making, the use and abuse of planning and administration of adapted physical power and politics, and handling stress. Topics education programs. also cover general management including financial management, employee performance PED250 – Kinesiology/Biomechanics (3) evaluations and coaching, corporate culture and See BIO260. change. PED376 – Materials and Methods of Physical NUR409 – Community Nursing Capstone (6) Education (3) This course focuses on the role of nurses in This course is designed to prepare students to helping communities develop and implement teach physical education at the elementary (K- community health plans. Topics include the 3), middle school (4-8) and the secondary school identification and characteristics of vulnerable classroom and beyond (9-Adult). Topics populations, assessment of community health discussed will be curriculum planning, needs, and health promotion and risk reduction organizing, methodology, instructional across the life span. To fulfill the capstone techniques, and evaluation. In addition, the requirements, students must present a portfolio selection and use of age and developmentally that summarizes performance measures keyed to appropriate materials, games, and activities will NUR401-NUR408. be a topic of discussion and practice. Prerequisite: Completion of Level I. PED101 – Individual Sports (3) This course is designed to acquire and share the PED395 – Physiology of Exercise and knowledge relating to each individual sport as Performance Assessment (3) well as demonstrating skill(s) required in each Studies the physiological changes accompanying sport. Emphasis will be on the proper technique acute and chronic exercise. Lecture and in weight training to strengthen and tone laboratory experiences are planned to enable the muscles and increase muscular endurance; rules, student to develop, administer, and evaluate specific techniques and training used in physiological tests and prescribe training sprinting, hurdles, long distance and field procedures. events; and rules, skills, strategy, and etiquette PED418 – Organization & Administration of of racquetball. Physical Education and Sport (3) PED102 – Team Sports (3) Explores various concepts, management This course is designed to emphasize the rules, principles and theories recognized as essential skills, and strategy of each sport. elements for management of programs. A study of procedures necessary to manage day-to-day PED116 – Foundations of Physical Education administrative functions. Individualized research and Sport (3) Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 39 units required and effectively integrated into Introduction and analysis of career various subject disciplines opportunities, facilities, marketing, client retention, budgeting, accounting, fund raising, PED422 – Swimming/Water Safety gender issues, current issues, and organizational Instruction (3) structure as related to various sport domains. This course will teach the skills and strokes used for swimming, starting with elementary aquatic SMG230 – Governance and Ethics in Sports skills and progressing to front and back crawl, (3) backstroke, treading water, diving, breaststroke, An investigation of how personal ethics, and sidestroke. Emphasis is on the development professional ethics, and personal moral of safe practices around the water. Students with development is necessary for successful skills sufficient to teach swimming and water management of sport. Examines sports safety courses may be certified as a water safety governance at the professional, collegiate, high instructor. school, and amateur levels with an understanding of how governmental agencies PHY110 – General Physics (3) / influence the role of sports governing bodies. PHY111 – General Physics 2 (3) Studies conditions of membership in a This two-course sequence presents an algebra- governing body, sanctions and route of appeal. based study of the basic laws of nature and how they describe the fundamental aspects of matter SMG340 – Facility and Event Management of and energy and their interactions. Areas of study Sports (3) include the tools of physics, Newtonian A comprehensive study of the multifaceted mechanics, waves, sound, and heat and details involved in the management operations thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, of sport facilities. Examines the functions of light, and selected elements of modern physics. planning, organizing, leading and evaluating as well as the operation and financing of sport PHY112 – General Physics Lab (3) facilities. Visits to public and private arenas, This lab course provides exposure to the coliseums and stadiums will be arranged. A experimental methods of science through hands-on practicum involving a sport event is to exercises related to selected topics covers in be conducted. PHY110. Prerequisite: PHY110 or concurrent. SMG380 – Legal Aspects of Sports (3) PSC100 – American Government and Politics An introduction to the application of law to the (3) sports industry. Topics include product liability, Survey of American government and politics, tort liability, anti-trust law, state and federal including federal, state, and local governments, legislation specific to sport, contract law, with consideration of the constitutions, civil constitutional law, agency law, and collective liberties, partisan voting behavior, and functions bargaining as a component of labor law. These of executive, legislative, and judicial branches of topics are explored as they relate to sport. our government. SOC110 – Introduction to Sociology (3) PSY100 – Principles of Psychology (3) This course is designed to give a broad overview This course consists of the study of the mind, of the field of sociology. It focuses on all aspects behavior, biopsychology, psychological of society: culture, social interaction, development, sensation, perception, learning, institutions, group processes, social control, remembering, cognitive processing, emotion, diversity and inequality based on race, ethnicity, motivation, stress, personality, intelligence, class, gender, and all causes and the nature of social psychology, psychopathology, and social stability and social change. therapies for mental disorders. SMG210 – Principles of Sports Management (3) Overview of the structure of the sports industry. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 40 SPE120 – Areas of Exceptionality in Special Education (3) This is a survey class designed to introduce the student to the characteristics of exceptional learners and their education. Classroom practices and the psychological, sociological, legal, and medical dimensions of disabilities and giftedness will be emphasized. SPE390 – Inclusive Curriculum, Materials, and Methods (3) This course is designed to provide an orientation to the concepts of special education. Successful programs and practices will be explored along with legal, societal and personal concerns. In addition, this course will provide access and usage for the common acronyms associated with special education programming while providing an introduction to the various types of instructional models used in various placements. Prerequisites: Completion of Level I and SPE 120. UNV100 – Student Success & Orientation (3) This course introduces new students to tools for success in and out of the classroom. Students learn about college life, academic success, and intercultural communication to help with their transition to Salem International University. Prior learning is assessed for each student. Students will focus on the skills needed for successful completion of the general education curriculum and their major. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 41 ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES AND STUDENT LIFE physical collection of books, journals and audio- Academic Mentors visual materials, online access is provided to books and journals. Holdings may be identified SIU considers academic advisement the through the Library’s online catalog. cornerstone in the development of a close, The Library is a partial depository for United professional relationship between a faculty States Government documents. Information member and a student. A faculty mentor from about Library services, including resources within the student’s discipline will advise the available online, is available on the Library’s student throughout the SIU experience. Faculty website: http://library.salemu.edu. mentors serve as guides and advisors during the student’s educational journey. The faculty Athletics, Intramurals, and Club Sports mentor also helps the student explore career options, and, if necessary, connects the student SIU has a rich and proud tradition in with support resources. intercollegiate athletic competition. SIU has produced All-American players and Academic Scheduling All-Americans. Recent teams have captured conference championships and have represented Scheduling of courses is done on a month-by- the university on the national level at the NCAA month basis through the Registrar’s Office. Championships. With a mix of American and Courses scheduled will be based on the student’s international students eager to compete, the degree audit. University offers a variety of intercollegiate, club and intramural sports. Tutoring Program SIU competes in the West Virginia Students may request a tutor for classes in which Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) they are experiencing difficulty. Tutors are made and is a member of the National Collegiate available through the Federal Work Study Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II. The program and are assigned based on availability. men’s and women’s swimming teams also compete in the Bluegrass Mountain Swimming Academic Support Center Conference and the men’s and women’s water polo teams compete in the Collegiate Water Polo The Academic Support Center, located on Conference (CWPA). The NCAA collegiate second floor of the Randolph Campus Center, sports for men are baseball, basketball, golf, provides individual and small group tutoring and soccer, swimming, tennis and water polo. SIU academic counseling for any SIU student in need women compete in basketball, golf, soccer, of such support. The Academic Support Center, softball, swimming, volleyball and water polo. which houses a computer lab for 20, is located Opportunities also exist to be a part of the directly across from the cafeteria. In addition to athletic experience beyond participation. Many academic counseling and assistance, students of the team managers and statisticians are may request tutors to provide more intense student volunteers. assistance in courses in which the student is experiencing difficulty. Student Support Services Library Services Student Support Services is a specifically- focused educational program that is funded in The Benedum Library is located on the SIU part by the U.S. Department of Education. The campus and is open during the terms that the goal is to facilitate student retention and school is in session. In addition to the Library’s graduation. The program offers eligible students the opportunity to achieve their educational Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 42 ambitions through professional tutoring, academic enhancement, comprehensive Student Government Association counseling, and enrichment activities. Enrichment activities include cultural events and The Student Government Association (SGA) is trips that are provided at no cost to the eligible the student governing body at SIU. it advocates student. All services are provided free of charge student rights and responsibilities at the to all students who meet eligibility guidelines. University. All full-time undergraduate students To be eligible the student must be a citizen or are members of the Student Government permanent resident of the U.S. who is eligible Association. for federal student financial assistance. To participate, the student must meet at least one of The SGA is composed of several Executive the following criteria: 1) neither of the student’s Officers and Senators that are elected on an supporting parents has a four-year degree; 2) the annual basis. There are also several appointed family meets federal low/moderate-income positions as well as committees and councils guidelines; or 3) the student has a documented which are open to participation by all students. disability. The Senate meetings are held on a monthly basis and are open to all students to attend. If you The professional staff consists of a director, a want to be involved in the SGA, there are many counselor, a reading/writing specialist, and a ways to participate. math/science specialist. Specific services available through Student Support Services are Student Activities the following: academic tutoring, educational counseling, career guidance, academic planning, Student Activities are coordinated by the procedural information, assessment, referrals, Director of Student Activities. The Director support groups, and workshops. Student Support supports students in designing and implementing Services provides an excellent computer lab as student activities. Activities include dances, well as a laptop-borrowing program. cultural events, educational programs, novelty shows, and a variety of musical performers, Supplemental instruction in small groups is comedians, and other artists. available to program participants. Students in the program are invited to explore their occupational Residence Life interests in group discussions, career inventories, and one-to-one sessions with the counselor. SIU residence halls provide students with on- campus housing and an opportunity to learn New students are encouraged to apply for from each other within the framework of an admission to Student Support Services early in international community of learners. The their first year. After acceptance, students Residence Life Hall Council serves as a voice of continue to be eligible in the Student Support resident student concerns and provides Services program as long as they are enrolled at opportunities for developing programs and fund- the University. During the senior year, raisers for each hall. On-campus housing is transitional career counseling and/or graduate available to all students without regard to race, school planning are offered. color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ability/disability, religion, nationality or ethnic Applications and information are available from origin. the Student Support Services offices located in the Randolph Campus Center (RCC). The All new and returning students are required to Student Support Services Learning Center is submit a roommate application that is available open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday on the University website. Since SIU is a year- through Friday, and evening hours as posted. round University, all students taking a scheduled break in enrollment will be notified of the room Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 43 selection process prior to departure for their those who have a serious medical condition(s) scheduled break. Students are given room which preclude(s) them from living in the assignments and are issued keys the day they residence halls, or those who are more than check into the residence hall. twenty-one (21) years of age. Students who have earned 90 credits, and who have a 2.50 In making room assignments, the Residence Life cumulative grade point average, may also be staff will consider the student's class standing, approved to live off-campus. Current students individual preferences, and the University's wishing to move off campus or new incoming mission of providing an intercultural, students who meet the requirements to live off international educational experience. campus, must complete and submit for approval a Housing Waiver form that can be downloaded All students living in the University residence from the Student Portal or picked up in the halls sign a housing agreement upon their arrival Office of Student Development. The University and check-in. Housing agreements are for a reserves the right to charge for room and board specific room in a specific residence hall and are for anyone who lives off campus without proper legally binding. Each time a student moves, permission. Note that non-resident students are either to a different room within the same ineligible to receive Institutional Aid (merit, residence hall or to a different residence hall, he international, or athletic). or she will be expected to sign a new housing agreement. The University reserves the right to All students who reside in University residence move the student to another room or to another halls are required to be on the meal plan. residence hall if the need arises or for Students on the meal plan are required to present disciplinary reasons. Any student who changes their student I.D. in the dining room. Whenever his/her room without permission will be required possible, specific arrangements may be made for to move back to the assigned room and will be those who require special dietary or medical charged a $50.00 fee. All students are attention. collectively responsible for damages done in the public areas of a residence hall when the University residence halls are open year-round. responsible person cannot be found. Individual The University does not have a secure facility to residents are responsible for damages within store personal items, such as furniture, on their own rooms. campus. SIU is not responsible for damage or loss of any personal property that is left on Once a room assignment has been made, campus, and reserves the right to enter a room in students may not change rooms. However, if an emergency, for maintenance, or for security after going through a roommate conflict purposes. resolution meeting and a trial period, a room assignment is determined to be unsuitable by the Students must be actively enrolled and attending Resident Director, a room change may be class during each term spent living on campus. granted. Students must have specific permission The room and board plan begins the first day of for a room change and must do an official the term and ends on the last day of the term. If check-out and check-in and turn in their old key students are not taking classes the following to the Facilities Department before getting a new term, they must check-out of the residence hall key. Rooms and keys cannot be switched by by 5:00 p.m. the day following the end of the students. term. The meal plan does not include the time between terms, holidays, or holiday breaks. Most students live in a University residence hall. Students who remain on campus for holiday Students who may be exempted from living on breaks may be assigned to temporary rooms for campus are those who are married, those who the breaks. Students will also be re-assigned for are living within a 40-mile radius of Salem at summer housing (May-August). home with their parent(s) or legal guardian(s), Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 44 Pursuant to the Student Right to Know Campus Parking Security Act P.L.101542 (Clery Act), the SIU Security Department publishes an Annual Students are responsible for knowing and Campus Security Report. This report is obeying the on-campus parking policies. The prepared annually and is available at the Offices purchase of a parking decal is required to park a of Admission and Security as well as online at: vehicle on-campus. Such a decal, however, is http://www.salemu.edu/StudentLife/CampusSaf not a guarantee of a parking space. Limited ety. parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All parking lots on campus are designated Statement on Harassment for specific parking decals between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Rationale: State and federal laws protect Friday, as listed below. Vehicles parked in any employees and students from discrimination and lot without the proper decal are subject to being harassment based on certain characteristics, such ticketed and towed. Parking in the RCC, CHS, as race, age, gender (sex), religion, disability and and TED parking lots are restricted to faculty, national origin. In its Guidelines on staff, and commuters during restricted times Discrimination Because of Sex, the Equal listed above. Resident Student Lots are Employment Opportunity Commission states restricted to Resident Student decals at all times. that sexual harassment is an unlawful practice. No parking is permitted in the circle, in front of The purpose of this policy is to unequivocally garbage dumpsters, blocking access to doors or set forth SIU’s position regarding sexual and parking entrances, or other areas indicated by other forms of illegal harassment, and the signs. Parking a vehicle on campus constitutes procedures to be implemented in order to carry an agreement to abide by all parking rules and out this policy. SIU prohibits any conduct on a regulations. SIU parking decals remain the sole student’s part that subjects other students or property of SIU and are not transferable. employees to illegal harassment, including sexual harassment. Campus Security Definitions: Illegal harassment consists of SIU employs a security force that provides for comments or behaviors that are directed at a the security, safety, and welfare of the person’s race, gender, age, disability, religion, University community 365 days a year, twenty- national origin or veteran status. Sexual four hours a day. In addition to patrolling harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual campus property and buildings, including the advances, requests for sexual favors, and other residence halls, security can also be contacted verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature for assistance from any campus phone by dialing when: ext. 302. To contact emergency services such as local police, fire, or ambulance students may call 1) Submission to such conduct is made either “9-1-1” from any campus phone. The presence explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of of a campus security force, however, does not an individual’s employment or academic eliminate the need for students to take success; precautions to safeguard their persons and their 2) Submission to or rejection of such conduct valuables. Informative charts and safety tips are by an individual is used as the basis for provided in the residence halls, but all students decisions affecting such individual; or are welcome to stop by the Security Office 3) Such conduct has the purpose or effect of located on the 3rd Floor of RCC for more unreasonably interfering with an information on personal and property safety, or individual’s performance or creating an you may call extension 546. intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 45 Policy: SIU’s continuing policy is to provide an Office of the Chancellor/President environment free from any form of illegal immediately. harassment. Sexual harassment in any manner or form is expressly prohibited. Retaliation against anyone exercising a legal right, such as filing a complaint in good faith or providing information during an investigation, is also expressly prohibited, will not be tolerated and will result in disciplinary action, regardless of the disposition of the underlying complaint. Procedures: A student who feels that he or she has been subjected to sexual or other illegal harassment by fellow students, employees, vendors, visitors, and/or guests should report the incident in writing to the Office of the Chancellor/President or the Office of the Provost. Complaints will be promptly and thoroughly investigated by an appropriate person or persons. Investigations will be designed to protect the reasonable privacy interests of all parties concerned. Disciplinary and corrective action will be taken dependent upon the circumstances and as appropriate. Just as discrimination and harassment may result in the imposition of disciplinary penalties, so too may any attempt to retaliate against or otherwise interfere with a complainant’s attempts to enforce his/her legal rights or a witness’ participation in an investigation. SIU will not tolerate verbal or physical conduct by any employee or student that harasses, disrupts, or interferes with another's work performance or which creates an intimidating, offensive or hostile work environment. Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated, including harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ability or disability. Should a complaint arise, refer to the Student Handbook for complaint procedures. All violations of the Student Code of Conduct (which include complaints of harassment) should be brought to the attention of the Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 46 ACADEMIC POLICIES Goals of Undergraduate Education Student Responsibility SIU is committed to providing a high-quality Students are responsible for knowing their education to all students without regard to race scholastic standing as it relates to the published or color, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, regulations and standards of SIU. This religion, age, disability, national origin, creed, responsibility includes knowing the regulations ancestry, or political affiliation. Students should of the college or school and the department or acquire a basic foundation in liberal studies. The division in which a degree is being earned. In perspectives of the humanities, social sciences, order to graduate, students must complete an natural sciences, and the arts should be application for graduation and diploma three integrated with coursework in the major to months prior to the expected graduation date. facilitate an understanding of the world at large. This foundation for lifelong learning should Undergraduate Requirements provide the knowledge and skills necessary to deal with social, cultural, and technological Associate's degrees require the successful change. Students should develop critical completion of at least 60 credit-hours as thinking and problem-solving skills sufficient specified for the program. A minimum of 15 of for life in contemporary society. These skills these credit-hours must qualify as general include the ability to read critically, listen education. critically, ask appropriate questions, gather relevant information, and apply critical analysis Bachelor’s degrees require the successful to reach logical conclusions. Central to these completion of at least 120 credit-hours as skills are mathematical literacy and proficiency specified for the program. Students may need to in oral and written communications. Students take more than 120 credits in order to complete should attain proficiency in their major fields. the requirements of their chosen major(s), or to This proficiency should enable them to be remedy skill deficiencies. A minimum of 30 of competitive in the job market or in admission to these credit-hours must qualify as general graduate or professional schools. Students education. should acquire knowledge, understanding, and an appreciation of diversity in languages, A cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.00 cultures, ideas, and peoples, along with a desire is required for graduation from the University to work so that all individuals are treated in a with an associate or baccalaureate degree. In manner consistent with social justice. Students addition, a minimum GPA of 2.25 is required in should maintain a lifelong commitment to the student's major, except for the School of ethical behavior, responsible citizenship, and Education. The School of Education requires a public service. 2.50 cumulative GPA in the Professional Education courses, content-specific courses, and Commitment to Assessment as an overall GPA for program completion. SIU is committed to academic quality and has All undergraduate programs include a general developed a plan for a assessment of student education foundation, international focus learning outcomes. The plan enables the courses, and a major. Some programs also offer University to measure the continuous optional specializations that may be completed improvement of the quality of academic to enhance the major. programs of instruction over time. General Education All undergraduate degree programs at SIU require successful completion of general Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 47 education courses. General education courses enhanced understanding of a specific segment of have the following fundamental goals: the major discipline. Specializations are listed following their associated majors. Students are • Support the mission of the University not required to complete a specialization. • Emphasize the liberal arts, which are directed to general intellectual growth and Senior Capstone Project development • Integrate the various disciplines All students will complete a capstone course • Offer philosophical, ethical, social, within their major. An important element of the historical, literary, and/or artistic SIU experience is to integrate the general components education and disciplinary major knowledge, • Provide the tools and concepts for analyzing skills, and abilities. The capstone experience culture and society in an international provides that opportunity. context Graduation In addition students are expected to gain the following competencies: In order to graduate, a student must successfully complete all the requirements and submit a • Writing, listening, and speaking skills completed Application for Graduation to the Registrar’s Office at least 45 days prior to the • Critical thinking ability expected date of graduation. For students • Quantitative and technological proficiencies earning a certificate in a specialization area, an • Decision making and problem solving skills Application for Certification must be sent to the • International and multicultural awareness Registrar’s Office at least 45 days in advance. • Leadership and citizenship skills Failure to do so may result in denial of the privilege of participating in the commencement International Focus Courses ceremony. In addition to the general education Graduation Honors requirements, most undergraduate students will complete a set of courses that provide an Honors are awarded to undergraduates on the international focus. These courses are designed basis of sustained high achievement, as indicated to provide a foundation for multicultural by cumulative grade-point averages: understanding and development. • Summa Cum Laude: 3.90 to 4.0 Major • Magna Cum Laude: 3.70 to 3.89 • Cum Laude: 3.50 to 3.69 All students must complete at least one major field program comprised of 30 to 45 credits for a major in a single discipline. All students select a major when they enroll. Program descriptions are provided below. SPECIALIZATION WITHIN MAJOR The major program is a concentration of coursework in a specific field. Some programs include specializations within the major that require completion of 15-18 credit-hours. A specialization provides students with an Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 48 Time Limits without crediting the source, the student will be found responsible for committing plagiarism. Students who are enrolled in an associate degree Plagiarism is a serious academic offense. It can program must complete their work within four include cheating or using unauthorized materials years. Students enrolled in a baccalaureate in academic environments when not authorized degree program must complete it within four to use them. Additionally, it can include years after the completion of the associate intentionally and unintentionally falsifying a degree or within six years overall. document or assignment and/or intentionally or unintentionally presenting another person’s Participation in Commencement thoughts, ideas, or words without proper citation. Assisting another student in cheating or Students who meet all requirements for the falsifying assignments is also considered undergraduate degrees are eligible to participate academic dishonesty and could result in failure, in Commencement. Responsibility to schedule suspension, or dismissal. Documented course work needed to meet degree requirements plagiarism will result in a minimum penalty of rests with the student. failure for the assignment but can result in failure in the course and/or suspension or Application for graduation must be filed in the dismissal from the program. Judicial charges Registrar's Office no later than three months under the Student Code of Conduct could lead to prior to the date of graduation. further discipline up to suspension from the University. Students participating in the Commencement ceremony must indicate their intention by Academic Honors completing an order for academic apparel and submitting it to the Registrar three months prior Randolph Scholars: Students who have earned to the commencement date. Online students may at least twenty-four (24) credits during the also participate in commencement at the campus academic year with a cumulative grade point and should contact Registrar’s Office for average of 3.95 to 4.00 will be named Randolph additional information. Scholars. Students who have completed all graduation Bond Scholars: Students who have earned at requirements or who will have completed all least twenty-four (24) credits during the graduation requirements by the end of the academic year with a cumulative grade point summer term will be allowed to participate in average of 3.70 to 3.94 will be named Bond the spring graduation ceremony. However, the Scholars. diploma will not be awarded until all degree requirements are completed. Dean's List: Students who have earned at least twelve (12) credits in courses other than those Course Requirements for Returning Students graded P/F during each term with a term grade point average of 3.50 will be placed on the Returning students who have completed no Dean's List. course work at SIU for one term must re-apply and must follow the course requirements listed Satisfactory Academic Standing and Progress in the current catalog at the time of re-entry. There are two measures of student academic standing and progress. The first deals with Academic Integrity and Professional Conduct courses taken and completed (academic progress), and the second deals with grades Academic integrity is highly valued and earned in courses attempted (academic expected at Salem International University. If a standing). The following section describes how student uses the ideas or words of another SIU deals with these two measures of progress. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 49 SIU students are expected to make reasonable Academic Probation progress toward the goal of graduation. Students attempting a bachelor’s degree must Students whose University cumulative grade meet all academic requirements within 180 point average is below the GPA cut-off for Good attempted credits. Students attempting an Standing, but above the cumulative GPA for associate’s degree must meet all academic Suspension (see below) will be placed on requirements within 90 attempted credits. academic probation or may be suspended. Students attempting a master’s degree must meet Students who remain on probation for two all academic requirements within 54 attempted consecutive terms of full-time enrollment may credits. be suspended. Attempted credits include all course work taken Academic Suspension by the student at SIU and all accepted credits from other colleges or universities. Students All suspensions are for one term (four months). must earn an overall University curriculum Students wishing to re-enroll at the end of the cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in order period of suspension must apply to the Provost. to be eligible to graduate. Students may appeal suspension to the Provost. A written letter of appeal must be delivered Good Academic Standing along with documentation to support the appeal. Exceptions may be granted under extraordinary At the undergraduate level, the minimum circumstances. cumulative grade point average required for good academic standing will vary according to Full-time undergraduate students who earn less class level. Class level is based on the number than 50% of their total credits attempted in a of credit hours earned. Students in good term and who do not meet the following academic standing must earn or exceed the grade cumulative grade point averages may be point averages equal to or in excess of suspended without being placed on probation. cumulative grade point minimum for their respective class levels. Cumulative grade point Class Level Hours Cumulative average determination will include grades of: A, B, C, D, and F. If a student is not in Good Earned GPA Cut-Off* Standing, the student will be placed on Academic Probation or suspended. Freshman Below 30 1.20 Sophomore 30-59 1.40 Class Level Hours Cumulative Earned GPA Cut-Off* Junior 60-89 1.60 Freshman Below 30 1.60 Senior 90 or more 1.80 Sophomore 30-59 1.80 Students with a cumulative GPA less than the cut-off score (above) may be suspended without Junior 60-89 2.00 a period of probation. Senior 90 or more 2.00 Financial Aid and Satisfactory Academic Standing and Progress Students with a cumulative GPA less than the cut-off score are not in good standing. A student may qualify for financial aid if the student is in Good Standing or on Academic Probation and meets all other eligibility Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 50 requirements for federal, state, and/or I Incomplete institutional aid. A suspended student who is P Pass permitted to re-enter the institution may qualify W Withdrawal for financial aid. X Audit Class Standing Incomplete: An “I” indicates that the student Students who have earned thirty (30) credits was unable to complete the work or take the have achieved sophomore class standing. final examination because of illness or other Students have achieved junior class standing causes that the student could not control. This when they have earned sixty (60) credits. designation must be requested in writing by the Students have attained senior status when they student and must be approved by the faculty have earned ninety (90) credits. member and the dean. Grades of “I” will be converted to an “F” or the otherwise earned Course Repeat Rule grade within 30 days following the end of the course. An “I” is counted in credit hours If an undergraduate student earns a grade of "D" attempted, but not in the calculation of the grade or "F" in a course, the student may repeat the point average or as credit hours earned course. Withdrawal: “W” is recorded when a student The grade earned when the course is repeated withdraws from a class. A “W” is not included shall be used in determining the grade point in the calculation of the grade point average. average, and will be included in credits attempted and earned. The original grade shall Audit: “X” indicates that the student audited a not be deleted from the student's record and will class. No credits or quality points are issued. appear on the student’s transcript. Academic Calendar and Academic Credits A course may only be repeated only once. Students who repeat a course and do not pass SIU operates on a three-semester calendar. Each the course on the second attempt will receive term (semester) comprises four to five courses; a F as their permanent grade. each course is four weeks in length. Final instructor and course evaluations are to be given In the determination of satisfactory academic on the last day of the course. SIU uses the standing and progress the original grade will be semester hour as the basic unit of credit. counted in credit hours attempted. The original course credit hours will not be included in the Academic Course Schedule calculation of grade point average or credits earned. SIU prepares its academic course schedule throughout the year to meet the needs of all Grading System students. Students are registered for class prior to the start of each term, and courses are offered The academic performance of Salem on a regular schedule throughout the year. International University students is reported on the basis of letter grades. Quality points are Change of Schedule awarded as indicated below: The University reserves the right to change A 4.00 instructor, classroom or class time of any class. B 3.00 SIU may cancel any class if enrollment, C 2.00 personnel or physical conditions demand such a D 1.00 cancellation. F 0.00 Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 51 Class Attendance Policy functions may also be closed at the discretion of the President. Students are expected to attend all scheduled lectures, laboratories, recitation periods, and any Credit-Hours and Course Loads other class sessions. Online students are expected to log on at least 3-4 times per week Undergraduate students must enroll in a and are responsible for completing all minimum of 12 credit hours per term to be assignments on time, including online considered fulltime. The standard load per term discussions. Students who do not attend class by for undergraduates is 12-15 credits. Students the second class session or the third business day may enroll in 18 credit hours in a term only with (online) will be administratively withdrawn from the prior written permission of the Provost. the course, which may also necessitate dismissal from the University. For each three-credit course classes will maintain a minimum of 45 contact hours during For on campus students, the instructor may the four-week module. Online courses require excuse a student’s absence from class for health an equivalent number of contact hours. reasons, for participation in University- sponsored activities, for attendance at an Student Schedule Changes important family event, for transportation delays, or for job interviews. Documentation Changes in program schedules due to dropped may be required. courses or sporadic enrollment can affect the time required to complete a degree, the financial A student whose absence has been excused is aid received by a student, and their athletic responsible for contacting the instructor and for eligibility. Therefore, it is the student’s making arrangements to make up the missed responsibility to check with the Registrar’s work. Faculty members have no obligation to Office to ensure that changes made in their permit a student to complete work that was enrollment will not adversely affect the student’s missed due to an unexcused absence. The nature ability to complete the desired degree in a timely of some classes may make it impossible to do manner. The student should realize that changes make-up work. in enrollment that lead to a reduction in the number of credits attempted could affect Students are responsible for learning the grading financial aid and athletic eligibility. policy used by their instructor(s) as stated in the course syllabus. The grading policies of Course Withdrawal individual faculty members may or may not take class attendance into consideration. Course withdrawal through the end of the first week of the module or term results in a grade of Cancellation of Classes Due to Inclement “W” on the record. It is the student’s Weather responsibility to complete the necessary paperwork. Withdrawals are not permitted after Should it be necessary for the University to the second week of the module. close due to weather conditions, the following procedures will be followed: A decision will be Should the student leave under special made by the administration concerning circumstances (such as medical need) a written cancellation or delayed start as early as possible. statement of desire to continue in school that is Radio stations WKKW FM 97.9, TV stations delivered to the Registrar’s Office will be WBOY and WDTV, and University Security sufficient notification for intent to continue. will be called to report any cancellation. All Policies for students who are leaving school for academic and support service offices and an extended period of time, but who intend to Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 52 return to SIU are addressed under Leave of Determination of Withdrawal Date Absence. Notification Given: Students may withdraw If a student were to be taking only one class from the University during a course (federal at a time, then withdrawal from this class refund applies) or between courses in a term would be considered withdrawal from the (federal refund applies) or at the end of a term University. (See below.) This would have a (federal refund does not apply). When the significant effect on enrollment, graduation, student discusses withdrawal and/or brings the and financial aid status. Students always withdrawal form to the Registrar, the Registrar should consult a financial aid advisor before will note that date as the “Official Notification” withdrawing. date for withdrawal purposes. Notification Not Given: If a student fails to Withdrawal from the University complete the University Withdrawal Form and leaves during a course or between courses for When a student finds himself/herself in a which he/she is pre-registered, the student will situation where he/she is considering withdrawal be considered to have withdrawn without from the University, the student should make notification and the last day of attendance will every attempt to talk with his/her advisor and a be used as the withdrawal date. If a student has Financial Aid Advisor. The student is withdrawn, the student’s registration for future encouraged to contact a Financial Aid Advisor classes will be cancelled and the student will be and the Student Accounts Office to discuss the considered withdrawn from the institution as of financial impact of withdrawal from school. the last date of attendance. International students must meet with the SEVIS Compliance Officer before submitting the Special Circumstances: If a student leaves University Withdrawal Form under special circumstances (such as death of immediate family member or a medical Withdrawal Process emergency) the withdrawal will be handled on a case-by-case basis by the Registrar. If the The withdrawal process begins when the student student or other responsible party provides notifies the Registrar of his or her intent to leave notification, the student’s withdrawal will be the institution. At that time the student should calculated from the date of last attendance. complete the University Withdrawal Form. The University Withdrawal Form requires the Military Leave of Absence signatures from various academic and administrative offices. A student must realize Students may request a Military Leave of that notification of intent to withdraw from the Absence of up to 30 days. Documentation is institution will begin a series of events involving required and missed work must be completed. the recalculation of financial aid entitlement for the term and the future registration of the student Credit by Examination in the institution. Students may be granted transfer credits through The withdrawal form must be processed through any combination of military credit or the Students Accounts Office where the student's standardized testing programs, including the eligibility for any refund of tuition and fees will Advanced Placement (AP), the College Level be determined. If a student is receiving student Examination Program (CLEP), and the aid, the Financial Aid Office will determine International Baccalaureate (IB). whether adjustments must be made to any federal, state, institutional, and/or other aid and Students who receive a score of 3 or higher on arrange for the return of funds, if required. Advanced Placement examinations may receive academic credit as determined by the Registrar Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 53 in consultation with the appropriate department. For a course to be considered for transfer credit, Students who participate in the International the student must have earned a letter grade of Baccalaureate diploma program may be granted "C" or better credit for any scores of 4 or higher. Students seeking transfer credits from post- Students who have at least one year of active secondary institutions outside of the United military service may be awarded ACE- States must have a WES or ECE evaluation * recommended college-level credit for training done prior to transfer credits being accepted. and experience. Students must submit a copy of Equivalencies are subject to the final approval their military transcript or DD214 for review. by the Office of the Registrar. This assessment Internships and Internship Credit assists it determining credit transferability and degree planning. However, final evaluation Students who have earned at least thirty credits decisions are solely at the discretion of the with a 2.25 grade average are eligible to earn University. academic credit through participation in an internship. Students who wish to earn academic Maximum Transfer Credits credit must fill out appropriate forms for approval before beginning the internship. These Associate degree students may be awarded a forms include a Registration Form, Position maximum of 30 transfer credits; bachelor degree Description Form, and an Agreement Form. In students may be awarded a maximum of 60. preparing the forms, the student must confer with the program director and/or the Dean in the Degree Completion relevant school for approval. The University will not approve internships that may put the Students must complete their final courses for student's life in jeopardy. their degrees at SIU. Associate degree students must complete their last 15 credit-hours at SIU; SIU faculty members evaluate the student's bachelor degree students must complete their learning experience and assign the grade earned. last 30 credit-hours at SIU. The criteria for evaluation are established prior to the beginning of the internship. Each student Research Involving Human Subjects must meet with the appropriate program director or dean to discuss the requirements for All academic courses and internships involving documenting the learning experience and for research will be carried forward in an ethical earning academic credit. Specific requirements manner, and special attention will be given to may vary between schools or programs. research that involve human subjects. Human subjects may include human beings, human Transfer Credit materials, or the use of recombinant DNA molecules. Credits may be transferred that have earned at an accredited institution of higher education. For The Institutional Review Board (IRB) must clear institutions located in the U.S., it must be all research involving human subjects. The IRB accredited by an agency that is recognized by will review all research proposals involving the U.S. Department of Education. SIU also human subjects. The IRB will include the accepts credits earned at institutions offering Provost, Dean of the school, and two faculty higher education outside of the U.S., if the members. The purpose of the IRB is to protect institution is recognized and approved by the appropriate governmental organization or an * (See http://www.wes.org/fees/evaltypes.asp or appropriate accrediting body that certifies the institution's programs. www.ece.org/main/content, respectively.) Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 54 the rights and welfare of individuals who serve if the nature of the complaint makes discussion as subjects of research and to ensure institutional with the instructor inappropriate, the student compliance with those ethical considerations shall notify the chairperson of the instructor’s contained in the Code of Federal Regulations department or division (or, if none, the dean). (45 CFR 46). The chairperson or dean shall assume the role of The researcher must submit an application and an informal facilitator and assist in their summary of the research proposal in advance to resolution attempts. If the problem is not the appropriate entity for approval. No research resolved within 15 calendar days from when the or modification of approved research may be complaint is first lodged, the student may conducted without the review and consent of the proceed directly to step 2. IRB. Step 2. The student must prepare and sign a Official Transcripts document which states the facts constituting the basis for the appeal within 14 calendar days To apply for a transcript, the student must from when the original complaint was lodged. furnish his/her last date of attendance and Copies of this document shall be given to the student number. Students also must submit the instructor and to the instructor’s Dean. full name under which he/she was enrolled and date of birth. Requests for transcripts must be Step 3. Within 15 calendar days of receipt of the made in writing to the Registrar. SIU cannot complaint, the instructor’s dean shall make a accept telephone requests because of the risk to determination regarding the grade, making any the security of your record. recommendation for a grade change to the instructor involved. If the instructor involved Students who owe money or have some other does not act on the dean’s recommendation, or if financial obligation to any unit of the University the student is in disagreement with the decision will forfeit their right to claim a transcript until of the dean, the dean will refer the case to a these financial obligations have been met. representative committee, appointed by the dean, for final resolution. This committee shall consist Final Grade Appeals of three or more faculty members, including at least one person outside the instructor’s Students have the right to appeal final course discipline. grades which they believe reflect a capricious, arbitrary, or prejudiced academic evaluation, or 1) Upon receiving an appeal, the committee reflect discrimination based on race, sex, age, will notify in writing the faculty member handicap, veteran status, religion or creed, involved of the grade challenge, which shall sexual orientation, color, or national origin. The include a statement of the facts and evidence grade appealed shall remain in effect until the to be presented by the student. appeal procedure is completed or the problem 2) The committee shall provide to the faculty resolved. The primary intent of this procedure is member involved and the student making to provide a mechanism whereby a student the appeal written notification of their right might appeal a failing grade or a grade low to appear at a hearing to be held before the enough to cause the student to be eliminated department, college, or school representative from some program or to require the repetition committee, together with the notice of the of a course. date, time, and place of the hearing. 3) The administrative procedure is not Step 1. The student shall discuss the complaint adversarial in nature; the formal rules of with the instructor within 14 days of the end of evidence do not apply. the class, whether the student is enrolled or not. 4) The final decision of this committee shall be If the two parties are unable to resolve the matter forwarded to the instructor and to the dean satisfactorily, if the instructor is not available, or involved. If the decision requires a change Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 55 of grade, the instructor shall take action in accordance with the committee’s decision. 5) If the instructor does not act within five days, the dean shall make any necessary grade adjustment. Student Outcomes Assessment The purpose of the student outcomes assessment program is to provide a process of continuous inspection of all available information concerning the students, the educational programs, and the educational environment. The data will help the institution ascertain the degree of change in students and form valid judgments about the students' growth, the effectiveness of the educational programs and the environment. The ultimate goal of student outcomes assessment is to improve teaching and learning and the quality and effectiveness of the overall SIU experience. Career and Placement Services The University does not provide a formal program of career counseling or placement services. Faculty and staff are available to help students make informed decisions about their studies and how their degree programs relate to the world of work. Individuals with Disabilities The University seeks to provide reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. Disability is not a consideration in making admissions decisions. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 56 ADMINISTRATION Board of Trustees Mr. Robert J. Petsche, Chair, Overland Park, Kansas Mr. J. William Brooks, Sugarloaf Key, Florida Mr. Jack Bunce, Jackson, Michigan Ms. Virginia B. Clark, Washington, District of Columbia Dr. Jerry L. Gallentine, Rapid City, South Dakota Mr. Austin J. Harris, Eaton, Ohio Mr. Russell E. Palmer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mr. Humbert B. Powell, New York City, New York Dr. R. John Reynolds, Au Train, Michigan Officers of the University Brooks, J. William, Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer B.S., Business Administration, Phillips University Kirkland, C. Eric, Executive Vice President Ph.D. Education, Research Methodology, University of Virginia; M.B.A., The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; M.Ed., Counseling, University of Virginia; B.A., Psychology, University of Virginia; A.S., Computer Science, Grantham College of Engineering; Project Management Professional Harrison, Debra, Provost and Chief Academic Officer Ed. D. Higher Education Administration, West Virginia University; M.A. Specific Learning Disabilities, West Virginia University; B.A. Elementary Education, Social Studies Education, Mental Impairments, Behavioral Disorders, Glenville State College Nelant, Dan, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer M.B.A., Finance & Logistics, University of South Florida; B.S. Math & Statistics, Andhra University Cossey, Gina, Vice President Online and Adult Admissions and Recruitment B.A., Communication, Washington State University Zinsmeister, Pat, Vice President of Financial Aid and Compliance Deans McClellan, Craig, Dean, School of Education Ed.D., Educational Leadership, West Virginia University; ABD, Educational Administration and Policy Studies, The George Washington University; M.A., Educational Leadership, Radford University; B.A. Business Administration, Marshall University Zbach, Larry E., Dean, School of Arts and Sciences Ph.D., Religious and Cultural Studies, Union Institute; S.T.M., Christian Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary; M.Div., Christian Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary; B.S., Chemistry, Gannon College. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 57 Directors Bresler, Pieter, Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Browning, Annarose, Vice President High School Admissions and Recruitment B.S., Business Education, Northern Kentucky University Bullion, Keith, Athletic Director M.S., Natural Science, SUNY Buffalo-Roswell Park Division; B.S., Biology, Grove City College. Cowan, Theresa, Director of Nursing Education D.H.Ed., A.T. Still University, School of Health Management; M.S. Nursing, West Virginia University; B.S. Nursing, West Virginia University; A.A.S. Nursing, Parkersburg Community College; Registered Nurse; Board-Certified Medical-Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist Freedman, Phyllis D., Dean of Library Services Ph.D., Library Science, University of Pittsburgh; M.L.S., Florida State University; B.A., English, Education, and Speech, University of Florida. Hall, Rebecca, Registrar M.S., Adult and Technical Education, Marshall University; B.A. Communications, Bethany College Faculty Benincosa, Janet, Adjunct Professor, School of Education M.A., Elementary Education, West Virginia University Bolland, Bruce, Adjunct Professor, School of Arts and Sciences and School of Education M.Ed., Geography, California University of Pennsylvania Bullion, Keith, Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Sciences and School of Education M.S., Natural Science, State University of New York, Buffalo-Roswell Park Division; B.S., Biology, Grove City College Cavendish, John, Coordinator of Health Education/Professor of Criminal Justice Ed.D., Health Education, West Virginia University; J.D., West Virginia University Chaffins, Jeffrey, Adjunct Professor, School of Arts and Sciences M.S., Marshall University, Safety Education; WVDE License in General Science and Chemistry Chapman, William, Adjunct Professor, School of Education M.A., Elementary Education and Leadership Studies, Marshall University; ABD, Educational Leadership, Marshall University Connor, Thomas R., Instructor and Coordinator of the Social Studies Program, School of Education M.A., Education Administration, West Virginia University; B.A., Social Studies Comprehensive, West Virginia University Cowan, Shannon, Adjunct Professor, School of Education M.S. Organizational Management, Mount Vernon Nazarene College Davis, Jeff, Adjunct Professor, School of Education, Education Leadership M.A., School Finance, M. Ed. Educational Leadership, Salem International University Duncan, Stanley, Adjunct Professor, School of Education M.Ed. Educational Leadership; B.A, Social Studies, Physical Education, WV Social Studies Teacher of the Year - 2008 Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 58 Getty, Marc, Faculty Lecturer, Business Administration, D.M.O.L. (in progress), M.B.A., University of Phoenix; B.S. Finance, The Pennsylvania State University Harford, Michael, Adjunct Professor, School of Business J.D., Wake Forest University Harrison, Frank, Supervisor of Interns in Physical Education, School of Education M.A., Physical Education, West Virginia University Hotsinpillar, Pam, Adjunct Faculty, School of Education M.Ed., Special Education, West Virginia University Konyu-Fogel, Georgine, Adjunct Professor, School of Business DBA (in progress) Lawrence Technical College; Ed.D.; Higher Education Administration, West Virginia University; MBA, West Virginia University; M.S. Integrated Marketing Communications, West Virginia University; B.S., Economics and Business Management, University of Economics, Budapest, Hungary Kuhns, Debbie, Faculty Lecturer, School of Education Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, West Virginia University; M.A. Educational Leadership, Behavioral Disorders, West Virginia University; B.S. Speech and Hearing Therapy, West Virginia University Kuhns, Greg, Faculty Lecturer, School of Education Ed.D., Educational Leadership, West Virginia University; M.A., Educational Leadership, West Virginia University; B.A., Elementary Education, Health Education, Fairmont State College Leland, John L., Associate Professor, School of Arts and Sciences Ph. D., M.A., Medieval Studies, Yale University; B.A., History and English, Bowling Green State University Luttecke, Franscisco, Adjunct Professor, School of Arts and Sciences Ph.D. Mathematics, State University of New York Morgan, Karen, Instructor, School of Arts and Sciences and School of Education M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, Salem-Teikyo University Moss, Debra, Adjunct Faculty, School of Education M.S., Integrating Technology into the Curriculum, Walden University Reed, Daniel, Adjunct Instructor, School of Arts and Sciences M.A., Counseling, West Virginia University Schield, Pamela, Instructor, Coordinator of LiveText, Internship Assessment. School Of Education M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Montana; NATABOC Certified Unger, Randy, Coordinator of Physical Education M.Ed., Physical Education and Health, Georgia State University Walters, Charlene, Adjunct Professor, School of Business M.B.A., Management, St. Thomas University, B.A., English, University of Connecticut; ABD, Business Administration and Marketing, North Central University Wise, Julia Lynne, Instructor, School of Arts and Sciences, Academic Advisor/Director of Writing Center M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Salem International University; B.A., Education, English/Language Arts, Fairmont State College Wriston, Kim Smith, Adjunct Instructor, School of Business M.B.A, West Virginia Wesleyan College; CPA, West Virginia Board of Accountancy Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
  • Salem International University 59 Presidents Emeriti Bailey, Dallas B., President Emeritus (1972) Ph.D., Kent State University; D.H.S., Salem College; M.A., Kent State University; B.A., Salem College Stam, James C., President Emeritus (1978) Ph.D., Stanford University; C.A.S., Northern Illinois University; M.A., B.A., Wheaton College Professors Emeriti England, Wayne H., Professor of Biology Ph.D. Agricultural Microbiology, West Virginia State University; M.S., Botany, West Virginia State University, B.S., Waynesburg College Florian, Robert B., Professor of History Ph.D., M.A., History, West Virginia State University; M. Div., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary; B.A., History, Adrian College Haggerty, Terry V., Associate Professor of Technology M.A., Industrial Technology, West Virginia University; B.S., Industrial Technology, Fairmont State College Pinder, Clayton E., Associate Professor of Business Administration M.B.A., University of Pennsylvania; C.P.A. Romagnoli, Alfonso L., Associate Professor of Business M.S., Industrial Relations, West Virginia University, A.B., Sociology, Bethany College Rogers, Ruth, Assistant Professor of Music M.A., West Virginia University; B.M., Westminster Choir College; B.A., Salem College Zinn, Venita F., Associate Professor of Communications M.A., Speech, West Virginia University; B.A., English, Salem College. Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010