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  • Minors
    Theatre Political Science Philosophy Recreation Leadership Psychology Russian Religion Russian Area Studies Social Work Sociology Spanish Teacher Education Theatre Arts Information For Future Students Accepted Students Current Students President s Welcome Alumni Friends and Donors Faculty and Staff Visitors Student Calendar Campus Safety Procedures Title IX Information Related Pages Accounting Agriculture Art Studio Arts Minor Biology Business Chemistry Coaching Computer Science Computer Technology Criminal Justice Economics Ecotourism Education Studies Non

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  • Academic Policies
    List Withdrawal from College Students with extenuating circumstances that make it necessary to withdraw from the college should do so officially to maintain good standing The following are considered extenuating circumstances i prolonged illness ii family emergency or iii documented unforeseen circumstances They should obtain an official withdrawal form from the Registrar s Office to initiate withdrawal procedures It is the responsibility of the student to complete the Withdrawal Form and acquire signatures from staff in the following offices Student Affairs Student Accounts Financial Aid Academic Advisor Student Employment Post Office Residence Education and Food Services The student should officially drop his or her classes with their academic advisor if withdrawing before the tenth week of classes Withdrawing students must turn in their identification cards residence hall or apartment keys post office box key and clear any charges on their student account at the time of the exit interview Failure to complete formal withdrawal procedures will result in grades of F for courses in which students were registered that term and in general cannot be appealed to Academic Standards The form with all acquired signatures must be submitted to the Registrar s Office Official withdrawals within the first four weeks of the semester will result in the deletion of courses from a student s permanent record Official withdrawals between the fourth and tenth week will result in grades of WP or WF as granted by each faculty member Withdrawals after the tenth week will result in grades of F regardless of academic performance A student with extenuating circumstances may appeal to the Academic Standards Committee for grades of W prior to the last day of classes Involuntary withdrawals will be administered by the Office of Student Affairs Refer to the Student Handbook for guidelines and processes related to involuntary medical withdrawals In order for the College to consider granting a voluntary medical withdrawal the student must provide evidence supported and documented by a physician of a serious personal medical issue Any refund for which withdrawing students are eligible will be based upon the date of the official withdrawal Students who withdraw early may be subject to a refund of Title IV aid programs Stafford loan PLUS loan Pell grant SEOG and Perkins loans All withdrawals except those for which the Academic Standards Committee has granted grades of W following an appeal will be subject to the Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress and Financial Aid Eligibility chart Students that withdraw from Ferrum may seek readmission by writing the Dean of Admissions Repeating Courses For the purpose of improving their overall academic average students are permitted and encouraged to repeat courses in which they have grades of D or F Students are encouraged to use the Improve Academic Standing link on i Assistant Although only the higher grade obtained in a repeated course is included in a student s grade point average it should be noted for transfer purposes that other institutions may consider total hours attempted in calculating the G P A A Penalty F See Grading System may be repeated but the F is still computed in the grade point average Academic Alerts Faculty members are encouraged to notify the Academic Resources Center of students who are not performing satisfactorily e g poor attendance assignments not turned in daily grades Such notification is accomplished through an online form known as an Academic Alert notice Students are expected to review their progress and to seek help from instructors advisors or the ARC as soon as they experience problems in class The student and academic advisor ARC and athletic coach if student is involved with the athletic program receive an email copy of the Academic Alert Graduation Requirements Students must utilize the assistance of faculty advisors in the formulation of an acceptable course of study leading to a degree and should review their progress frequently to be sure they are in compliance with all degree requirements Prior to registration all students with Junior or higher status are required to complete a graduation check with their advisor Utilizing a Graduation Checklist Form the student and the advisor will review the student s academic record and complete the plan for meeting graduation requirements Both the student and the advisor will sign the plan Completed forms must be submitted to the Registrar s Office for approval To graduate a student must have completed a diploma order form with the Registrar the September of the Fall Semester prior to May graduation successfully complete 121 semester hours with 30 of these hours at the 300 400 level maintaining a grade point average of at least 2 0 for hours earned at Ferrum Students must also maintain a 2 0 grade point average within their academic major meet the appropriate Liberal Arts Core requirements and major minor requirements including Degree Specific Requirements Experiential Component and pass one Experiential Term E Term satisfy the Speaking Intensive requirement in order to demonstrate the ability to access analyze synthesize and share ideas and information through oral presentation This requirement can be fulfilled by completion of COM 201 Public Speaking ENG 433 Small Group Communication EPD 498 Senior Project HUM 333 Intercultural Conflict Mediation SPA 302 Advanced Speaking and Comprehension THA 222 Voice and Diction THA 346 Readers Theatre or any two courses identified as Speaking Intensive with a grade of C or higher such as ENG 398 Junior Seminar and 498 Senior Seminar or NSM 307 Junior Seminar and NSM 498 Senior Presentation satisfy the Writing Intensive requirement in order to demonstrate the ability to access analyze synthesize and share ideas and information by writing This requirement can be met by completing six hours of courses identified as Writing Intensive with a grade of C or higher Completing English 102 with a grade of C or higher is a prerequisite for any Writing Intensive course Students who have completed one sophomore literature course to meet the distribution requirement English 201 212 may take a second sophomore literature course at Ferrum College to meet three hours of Writing Intensive requirement At least three hours of Writing Intensive courses must be at the 300 400 level All courses used to satisfy the Writing Intensive requirement must be taken at Ferrum College Students who wish to transfer courses specifically designated as writing intensive at other institutions may appeal to the Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities be enrolled for at least one academic year or its equivalent at Ferrum have completed at least 50 percent of total hours required for a major at Ferrum This requirement may be waived at the discretion of the Program Coordinator in association with the School Dean have completed at least 50 percent of total hours required for a minor at Ferrum This requirement may be waived at the discretion of the Program Coordinator in association with the School Dean complete the last semester of academic work at Ferrum College A student may transfer a maximum of nine semester hours of work to Ferrum to complete the requirements for graduation More than nine hours must have the approval of the Academic Standards Committee clear all financial obligations to the college be approved for graduation by formal vote of the faculty To participate in graduation exercises as a summer candidate a student may not fall short of the required minimum of 121 credit hours by more than one course or an internship must have attained at least a 2 0 cumulative and major grade point averages and must have submitted proof of summer registration with the Registrar to complete the work prior to the beginning of the next fall term Unless excused by the Provost of the College all degree candidates must participate in graduation exercises Students requesting to be excused must submit a letter to the Provost Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress and Financial Aid Eligibility All students at Ferrum College are expected to achieve satisfactory progress toward a baccalaureate degree Exhibiting such progress is necessary to remain in good standing and to remain eligible to receive financial aid For satisfactory progress to be demonstrated a full time student must meet the following standards designed to set minimum guidelines for advancement to the baccalaureate degree within a period of time up to five years For purposes of this policy students will be considered full time for the semester if their class load is at least twelve credit hours at the end of the add period The status of transfer students will be determined based on the number of transferable hours they bring to Ferrum College upon entry For example a student who enters Ferrum with 30 41 transferable hours will be considered to have completed three semesters consequently his or her first Ferrum semester will be considered the fourth and he or she must meet the appropriate Grade Point Average in chart below based only on course work at Ferrum Readmitted students who have taken courses at other institutions after leaving Ferrum College will not be considered transfer students for the purpose of determining satisfactory academic progress rather readmitted students will be evaluated individually by the Office of the Registrar in consultation with the Dean of Admissions to determine their readmission status good standing academic warning or academic probation Transfer grades and hours completed will be taken into consideration as will the students prior Ferrum College academic and citizenship records in making this determination In order for satisfactory progress to be demonstrated a part time degree seeking student must complete 75 of all hours attempted and maintain the minimum cumulative grade point average specified on the following chart based on cumulative hours earned A student who is part time during any regular semester will be evaluated by this standard at the end of all subsequent semesters In addition a part time student who has not passed at least half of the hours attempted in any single semester will be placed on academic suspension Students meeting these standards will be considered in good standing Academic penalties for not meeting these standards are academic warning academic probation and academic suspension see next section Students listed on consecutive semesters of academic warning or any academic probation status will be considered on Financial Aid Probation see Financial Aid Policy and will need to submit a letter of appeal to the Financial Aid Appeals Committee for review of financial aid eligibility Official student records are maintained in the Office of the Registrar The student should contact this office for any question regarding academic status After completing a total number of semesters 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 A student must have earned a total of semester hours 9 19 30 42 55 68 81 94 107 121 With at least this cumulative G P A 1 40 1 60 1 80 1 90 2 00 2 00 2 00 2 00 2 00 2 00 Academic Warning At the end of any semester the first time a student fails to meet the published standards See chart above and has passed at least six hours he or she will be placed on academic warning A student on academic warning must comply with the program of study for students on warning coordinated by the Academic Resources Center This program requires students on academic warning to register and attend a required College Skills course CSK 092 and use the ARC and other appropriate campus resources Students on warning who fail to meet these requirements will have their names submitted to the Provost s Office If a student does not meet the published standards for hours but does meet them for GPA he she may be placed on a second academic warning for one and only one additional semester Furthermore a student who has been on Academic Warning and again the subsequent semester fails to meet the guidelines for satisfactory academic progress but has at least a 2 0 semester grade point average on at least 12 earned hours of completed coursework during the semester will be placed on academic warning for one and only one additional semester Placement on a second semester of academic warning will also impact a student s financial aid eligibility See Financial Aid Policies in the next section Academic Probation Once a student has been on academic warning if the student fails to meet the standards of satisfactory academic progress see chart during any semester in the future he or she will be placed on academic probation A student on academic probation must comply with the program of study for students on probation coordinated by the Academic Resources Center This program requires students on academic probation to register and attend a required College Skills course CSK 096 and use the ARC and other appropriate campus resources Students on academic probation will review progress assess problems and plan their return to good standing through enrollment in the required College Skills course Placement on academic probation will impact a student s financial aid eligibility See Financial Aid Policies in the next section The Academic Resources Center will maintain records of Academic Alerts and students use of services in the ARC Eligibility for participation in co curricular activities is determined annually at the beginning of each fall semester Students on academic probation are ineligible to participate in the following co curricular activities Intercollegiate and club sports Touring performance groups Student Government Association officers Clubs and class organizations officers Art shows and major drama productions unless required for satisfaction of course requirement Student media organizations editors and managers unless required for satisfaction of course requirement Students on academic probation during the fall semester may participate in these activities during the spring semester provided they have returned to good academic standing In addition individual teams clubs and organizations may enforce stricter eligibility standards than these minimum standards Students may continue on academic probation for a subsequent semester only if they have earned at least a 2 0 semester grade point average on at least 12 earned hours of completed coursework even though they do not meet the guidelines of satisfactory academic progress Continuing on academic probation will impact a student s financial aid eligibility See Financial Aid Policies in the next section Academic Suspension At the end of a semester on academic probation or any semester in the future following academic probation if a student fails to meet the standards see chart of satisfactory academic progress he or she will be placed on academic suspension However if the student has at least a 2 0 semester grade point average on at least 12 earned hours of course work during the most recent semester he or she will not be suspended but will remain on academic probation until he or she meets the published standards Regardless any full time student who does not earn at least six credit hours this includes all institutional credit hours and hours to which the R grade has been assigned in a semester will be placed on academic suspension at the end of that semester A student on academic suspension may not be enrolled during the next regular semester at Ferrum College although he or she may enroll in any summer courses Students seeking readmission following academic suspension should show evidence of being able to do acceptable college work This is normally accomplished by successful course work earned at another accredited institution A student suspended at the end of the spring semester may seek readmission on the basis of work completed during the summer at Ferrum or at another institution Students are strongly advised to access the Improve Academic Standing link available on i Assistant for important guidance Approval of transferability must be obtained prior to enrolling in a course at another institution from the Office of the Registrar at Ferrum College if there is not a community college equivalent on the computer generated pre approval form An official transcript mustbe sent to the Office of the Registrar Enrollment at Ferrum College obligates the student to pursue actively the earning of college credit Students who are absent excessively or refuse to complete assigned course work may be subject to suspension at any time All appeals of academic suspension must be made in writing to the Academic Standards Committee following directions provided in the student s letter of suspension No student may return to the college either part time or full time without following the appeals procedure outlined in his or her suspension letter Students who submit an appeal to the Academic Standards Committee should also submit an appeal for review of Financial Aid eligibility to the Financial Aid Appeals Committee See Appeals Process under Financial Aid Policies Readmission to the College does not guarantee approval of Financial Aid Financial Aid Policies New Federal guidelines limit the use of federal financial aid when repeating courses The first time that a student repeats a passed course with a grade of D or higher to improve Grade Point Average GPA it is permissible to use federal financial aid However if the same course is repeated a second time the course will not be counted in the student s total credit hours for the semester possibly making the student part time and therefore losing full time federal financial aid Students may retake failed courses with no reduction in federal financial aid Federal regulations prohibit the Financial Aid Office from awarding aid to any student who is not making satisfactory academic progress The satisfactory academic progress policy applies to all sources of Title IV financial aid programs including student and PLUS loans with the exception of the Virginia TAG grant and selected Ferrum College entitlement grants which do not have an academic requirement for renewal Satisfactory Academic Progress will be reviewed at the end of each semester Definitions Financial Aid Warning Financial Aid Warning occurs when a student is listed on academic warning for the first time The student is only eligible for one semester of Financial Aid Warning Students who are placed

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  • Admissions
    their college careers as smoothly and pleasantly as possible All new freshmen and transfer students and their parents or guardians are introduced to the campus during a Panther Pre Registration Assessment Weekend in the Summer PAWS Connection Weekend an orientation program for all freshmen and transfer students is offered immediately prior to the opening of fall semester All incoming students must attend PAWS and Connection Weekend which include counseling advising orientation and social gatherings These programs are part of Ferrum s comprehensive Gateway First Year Experience Program see Gateway First Year Experience section Special Admissions Categories Admission as a Special Student Individuals registering for fewer than 12 semester hours per term may be admitted as special students Admission as a Transfer Student Ferrum welcomes transfer applicants and encourages them to visit the college campus Transfer students should follow the same admissions procedure as outlined for recent high school graduates In addition transfer students must request that an official transcript of their college work be sent to the Ferrum College Admissions Office All courses which correspond to those offered at Ferrum and which have been passed with a C or better grade will be accepted for credit towards graduation Students with transferable credit will not be required to repeat equivalent course content at Ferrum Students must meet the number of upper level hours required for graduation by the student s major program and the College Only credit hours not grade point average transfer to Ferrum College Therefore transfer credit does not enter into the grade point average for honors Transfer students will receive full consideration for housing financial aid and campus co curricular activities Transfer students may be eligible for academic merit scholarships Direct Transfer When a student who graduates from an accredited Virginia Community College with an Associate of Arts degree an Associate of Science degree or an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree transfers into Ferrum College Ferrum College agrees that the student has satisfied the Liberal Arts Core requirements portion of its graduation requirements If the student has not had a 3 credit Bible based course as part of the Associate degree curriculum then Ferrum College will require that the student successfully complete REL 111 112 113 or PHI 131 The student must satisfy all other graduation requirements including writing intensive speaking intensive E Term and experiential learning requirements Similar agreements have been established with other community and junior colleges in the mid Atlantic states To receive additional information or a listing of these cooperative institutions please contact the Ferrum College Admissions Office and ask to speak with the transfer counselor Leave of Absence Students in good standing prior to completion of a semester may be granted a leave of absence from the College for up to two semesters for specific vocational educational or medical reasons Students desiring such a leave of absence must apply in writing to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Students approved for a leave of absence must also apply for readmission

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  • An Introduction To Ferrum College
    time of its founding in 1913 Ferrum s community was the mountains of southwest Virginia and students came from homes in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains Public education in the area at that time was also in its infancy In the Ferrum system of five branch schools in Franklin Floyd Patrick and Madison counties teachers struggled to bring elementary and secondary education to a student body that at one time numbered 600 Among those responsible for the founding of Ferrum was Dr Benjamin M Beckham then presiding elder of the Danville District who became the school s first president The Woman s Missionary Society under the leadership of their president Miss Lutie Roberts and the Board of Missions of the Virginia Annual Conference of the Methodist Church provided the initial funds Together they were able to secure land for the campus a faculty of six and ninety nine students when the school opened its doors in 1914 Ferrum continues to operate under the auspices of the Virginia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women of the Virginia Annual Conference As public educational facilities became more available Ferrum s branch schools were closed In the early 1940s the elementary division was closed and in 1955 the high school department was discontinued so that the educational programs could be concentrated in the junior college work that had begun in 1926 The junior college received accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1960 Under the guidance of Ferrum s seventh president Dr C Ralph Arthur the college s enrollment increased to over 1 000 and the campus experienced dramatic physical improvements with over 11 new facilities being constructed in the early 1970s They included modern classroom dormitory and athletic buildings as well as a new student center library audio visual center science laboratories chapel gymnasium and football stadium In 1974 the college began to offer bachelor s degrees in five human service fields In December 1976 the college was awarded accreditation as a four year college by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools The last associate degrees were awarded in 1991 Today the College offers thirty one major degree programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Social Work degrees The presidents of Ferrum have been Dr Benjamin M Beckham 1913 1934 Mr John A Carter 1934 1935 Dr James A Chapman 1935 1943 the Reverend Luther J Derby 1943 1948 Dr Nathaniel H Davis 24 1948 1952 the Reverend Stanley E Emrich 1952 1954 Dr C Ralph Arthur 1954 1970 Dr Joseph T Hart 1971 1986 Dr Jerry M Boone 1987 2002 and Dr Jennifer L Braaten 2002 present Setting Set in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia Ferrum College provides the ideal environment for study and cultural enrichment The college s proximity to the mountains and to nearby lakes enables students to enjoy many outdoor activities including picnicking hiking camping fishing boating swimming and skiing The Blue Ridge Parkway one of the nation s most scenic highways is only a 30 minute drive from campus Even closer to the Ferrum campus in a wooded setting within sight of the Blue Ridge Mountains is beautiful Philpott Lake In nearby Patrick County is Fairy Stone State Park which takes its name from the lucky fairy stones found in the region A few miles to the east of Ferrum lies Smith Mountain Lake well known for its recreational facilities that feature campgrounds picnic areas and marinas In this natural setting Ferrum College offers a unique opportunity for the student and the lover of nature Ferrum is located just 35 miles southwest of Roanoke Virginia where an abundance of shopping dining and cultural recreational facilities are to be found Air and bus transportation are available to other points from Roanoke The college however is not responsible for the transportation of students at any time Rocky Mount the county seat and the center of commercial activity for Franklin County is about 10 miles from the college Academic Sessions The college operates on the semester system The Fall semester lasts usually from August until December and the Spring semester lasts usually from January until May The College has its Experiential Term E Term for three weeks in May Notification of Rights Under FERPA The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their education records These rights include The right to inspect and review the student s education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access Students should submit to the registrar dean head of the academic department or other appropriate official written requests that identify the record s they wish to inspect The College official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected If the records are not maintained by the College official to whom the request was submitted that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed The right to request the amendment of the student s education records that the student believes is inaccurate Students may ask the College to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate They should write the College official responsible for the record clearly identify the part of the record they want changed and specify why it is inaccurate If the College decides not to amend the record as requested by the student the College will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student s education records except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without

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  • Campus Life and Service
    Professional Organizations National honor societies at Ferrum include Alpha Chi for junior and senior students Lambda Sigma for sophomore students Alpha Delta Mu for social work majors Alpha Mu Gamma for foreign language students Psi Chi for psychology students Phi Alpha Theta for history students Kappa Delta Pi for education students and Kappa Pi for art students There is also a professional language organization for Russian students Students in Free Enterprise S I F E Agriculture Club Chemistry Club including Student Affiliate membership in the American Chemical Society Recreation Club Sigma Psi Delta English Club Criminal Justice Club Political Science Association Psychology Club Social Work Club Art Club and Student Virginia Education Association Athletics The college offers a wide variety of intercollegiate athletics for both men and women students Men s programs include baseball basketball cross country football soccer golf lacrosse and tennis Women s intercollegiate teams include basketball cross country lacrosse softball tennis soccer swimming and volleyball Cheerleading teams are open to men and women Perhaps the most popular participatory activity on campus is the program of intramural sports and activities for men and women Intramural teams compete in basketball flag football soccer softball volleyball and other sports The fitness center swimming pool tennis courts weight room and other athletic facilities are available on a regular basis for formal and informal participation Ferrum has a consistent winning record in athletics The College competes in intercollegiate activities as a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association The College is a member of the USA South Athletic Conference Honors and Awards The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award is presented annually to a student in recognition of spiritual qualities practically applied to daily living The James T Catlin Jr Citizenship Award is presented to the graduate who has best demonstrated qualities for citizenship and general leadership ability The Lillie Warwick Slaven Award is awarded to the student who exemplifies the ideals of the ministerial profession and has provided outstanding student leadership at Ferrum The Arthur S Owens Leadership Award in Human Services is presented annually to a junior or senior student who demonstrates qualities of outstanding character leadership initiative and honor Who s Who in American Universities and Colleges a national publication invites the college to select a limited number of students annually for recognition based upon excellence in scholarship leadership and participation in educational and extracurricular activities general citizenship and service to the college and promise of future usefulness to society Each spring an awards ceremony leadership banquet and an athletic banquet are held to recognize achievement in academic disciplines co curricular activities and athletics Counseling Services Ferrum College students have access to a professional counselor located on campus in Bassett Hall Designed for short term problem solving situations the main objective of counseling is to help students achieve academic and personal goals as well as to provide support during stressful times Students may call the Dean of Students office during regular hours 365 4461 Monday through Friday 8 30 a m 5 00 p m to schedule an appointment with the counselor Education sessions and peer groups will be conducted on campus by the counselor and will be free of charge to Ferrum College students If a student is in need of long term therapy the counselor may make a referral to an outside therapist for in depth therapeutic counseling As an alternative the counselor may continue working with a student beyond the eight free sessions at a cost to the student of 20 per session Additional costs will be billed to the student s account in a way that protects their confidentiality Students are assured that all counseling services are confidential between the student and counselor unless the counselor believes there is a substantial likelihood that the student will in the near future cause serious harm to him herself or others In situations where a student is believed to be in danger the counselor shall follow Ferrum College s established protocols which includes notifying College officials if appropriate Based on the recommendation of the counselor and College officials the student may be required to undergo evaluation by a mental health counselor in the emergency room at Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital inform his her parents of the situation and make necessary transportation arrangements be actively involved in counseling on a regular basis with a counselor if he she is allowed to remain enrolled be informed of policies regarding withdrawal from the College Career Services Office CSO The Career Services Office s primary purpose and mission is to assist Ferrum students and alumni in developing evaluating and implementing career graduate or professional school and or employment plans Each student s career development is a life long process that can be learned and managed A comprehensive four year program of career development at Ferrum College includes the following elements self assessment career academic major choice successful educational and experiential learning involvement and learning and implementing the employment or graduate school process Each year from the Freshman through Senior classes there are activities that are developmentally appropriate for students to engage them in the career planning process The Career Services Office staff offers individual and group advisement interactive computer assessment FOCUS 2 2 resume reviews job market reviews mock interviews using video critique graduate school planning and training in all aspects of the employment search process The Career Services Office website provides information on career planning programs What Can I Do With This Major Occupational Outlook Handbook etc and employment search activities The website also includes links to employer websites Careershift CCN College Central Network job search sites resume storage and e mail deliveries to employers of choice link to free practice test opportunity for the Graduate and Professional School entrance tests and job notices received from employers Opportunities for externships shadowing experiences internships and the alumni networking provide excellent practical experiences for students The Career Services Office also provides a career week focusing on career planning for underclassmen and employment search programs for upperclassmen a career research library on line employment seeking resources and four career fairs each year The CSO is located in the Career and Leadership Center in the lower level of Franklin Hall If you have questions about the Career Services Office s programs contact the office at 540 365 4259 Personal well being is a key ingredient to a successful college experience As part of the enrollment process each student is required to have an up to date health form and immunization record on file at the College prior to enrollment at Ferrum Health Forms Personal well being is a key ingredient to a successful college experience As part of the enrollment process each student is required to have an up to date health form and immunization record on file at the College prior to enrollment at Ferrum Tri Area Community Health Center at Ferrum The Tri Area Community Health Center at Ferrum located in lower Vaughn Chapel provides health counseling and treatment for students experiencing health related problems A full staff including a doctor nurse practitioner x ray and lab technicians nurses and support staff are available In 2007 services were expanded to include a full service pharmacy In the past Ferrum College has offered a Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Program to all full time students living on campus and to part time students taking more than six 6 academic hours This policy provided moderate coverage at an affordable price However due to the recent changes brought about by the Health Care Reform Act we will no longer be able to provide this type of coverage Although we will not be able to offer coverage it is strongly recommended that students have health insurance Students should have a current insurance card including prescription card available for on campus emergency or other off campus medical care Residential Education Ferrum College is a residential institution of higher education Research has shown that academic social emotional and cultural growth among college students is enhanced by residential programs Therefore all full time students are expected to live on campus Any exception to this policy requires a formal petition called a Residency Requirement Waiver to be filled out and given to the Dean of Students with approval granted by a faculty staff committee chaired by the Dean of Students or designee Student Responsibilities Each student is expected to exercise good judgment and consideration in his or her interactions with other students and members of the college community Personal integrity is assumed and once a student is admitted to Ferrum College it is expected that he or she will conduct himself or herself honorably and will abide by the Community Code and Standards outlined in the Ferrum College Student Handbook The Ferrum College Community Code states In reaching toward the full development of our individual potential as persons and toward a high quality of life as a community of people we of Ferrum College recognize the following basic principles as obligations to ourselves and to our community Personal responsibility for achievement in our work study and activities on campus Care for the assistance to colleagues on campus in fulfillment of their responsibilities Vigilance in respect for the rights of all members of the campus community Protection and preservation of personal and community property resources and heritage Worthy participation in the wider community beyond the campus To ensure the successful implementation of the Community Code the students faculty and staff have designed Community Standards of Conduct The standards are designed to assist members of the college community in reaching their highest potential The College reserves the right to exclude any student who acts in an undesirable manner or who does not benefit from the College programs Students are advised that it is their responsibility to familiarize themselves with all College policies and procedures outlined in the Student Handbook which can be accessed online at www ferrum edu online documents aspx Student Residence Halls The College provides a variety of residence hall living environments in which students have an opportunity to experience different lifestyles and responsibilities while in attendance at Ferrum To aid in the development of a living learning environment residence halls are staffed with qualified professional staff and student staff members The residence hall staff work cooperatively with all offices of the college to develop a comprehensive program Residence hall rooms are equipped with beds desks closets dressers and chairs It is the responsibility of the student to provide trash cans draperies lamps rugs linens pillows etc Students may bring televisions stereos radios refrigerators no more than 5 cubic feet microwave ovens up to 700 watts and other items to personalize their rooms All electrical appliances must be approved by the residence hall staff prior to installation Community Standards and Judicial Education All students are expected to abide by the Ferrum College Community Standards and Residence Hall Policies as developed by the community for the community as stated in the Student Handbook which can be accessed online at www ferrum edu online documents aspx These standards are developed with the input of students and are meant to establish a residential learning community in which students are responsible for their actions at all times Judicial Education is based on the statements outlined in the Ferrum College Student Handbook Judicial Education is meant to be an educational tool for self growth It is the objective of Judicial Education to assist in modifying those behaviors deemed unacceptable in order that a positive environment can exist A detailed description of Judicial Education may be reviewed online in the Student Handbook The Honor System Ferrum College s honor system is based on the philosophy that academic endeavor is undermined by cheating plagiarism or lying for academic advantage The Honor Board is made up of faculty and student members and hears cases related to the above violations The full honor policy can be found online in the Student Handbook at www ferrum edu online documents aspx Students are responsible for following its provisions Student Internal Complaint System Please refer to the Student Handbook at www ferrum edu online documents aspx Student Services and Information Dining Service Franklin Hall Dining Hall The cost of meals is included in the College s comprehensive fee for residential students No action is required as all students are placed in Meal Plan B our standard meal plan This plan includes 15 meals per week in our dining hall and 325 00 in dining dollars to be used in the Dining Hall Subway The News Café Proudly Serving Starbucks or Papa John s and three guest meals per semester Upon request we offer Meal Plan A which includes 19 meals per week in our dining hall and 175 00 in dining dollars to be used in the Dining Hall The News Café Proudly Serving Starbucks The News Café Proudly Serving Starbucks or Papa John s and three guest meals per semester Exception Resident students approved to live in Ferrum Village Hillcrest or 602 Apartments have an additional option to the assigned Meal Plan B and the optional Meal Plan A These students may request Meal Plan M 10 meals per week in our dining hall and 325 00 semester in dining dollars to be used in the Dining Hall Subway The News Café Proudly Serving Starbucks or Papa John s and three guest meals per semester with a slight reduction in room and board fee Meal Plan U Unlimited meals per week in the dining hall and 400 00 in dining dollars to use in the Dining Hall Subway The News Café Proudly Serving Starbucks and Papa John s and six guest meals per semester The cost of meal plan U is an additional 375 per semester and payment must be made through student accounts prior to being enrolled in this meal plan option Please contact Student Accounts at 540 365 4239 for payment arrangements Meals for the week begin on Sunday and end on Saturday Dining Dollars are not carried over from one semester to another and must be used by the end of the semester they are issued Meals are served to resident students upon presentation of a valid identification card Hours when classes are in session are as follows Monday Thursday Breakfast 7 00 a m 9 45 a m Light Breakfast 9 46 a m 10 59 a m Lunch 11 00 a m 2 15 p m Light Lunch 2 16 p m 4 29 p m Dinner 4 30 pm 7 00 p m The dining hall will close at 6 30 p m on Friday Saturday Sunday Brunch 10 30 a m 1 00 p m Dinner 4 30 p m 6 00 p m Shirts and shoes are required in the dining hall After dining all diners are requested to return plates and utensils to the dish room window Non resident students have two options for purchasing meals They may set up a debit card account in the Dining Services Office to purchase meals based on cash prices in the Dining Hall Subway The News Café Proudly Serving Starbucks or Papa John s Deposits to the debit card account must be in the form of cash or check As a second option non resident students who are approved to live off campus may purchase Meal Plan C 5 meals per week plus 175 00 semester in Dining Dollars to be used in the Dining Hall Subway The News Café Proudly Serving Starbucks or Papa John s and three guest meals per semester through Student Accounts or by going online to https ferrumserver2 ferrum edu secure bu mealplan aspx The student I D is used as a student s meal card debit card A student will not be allowed to complete meal transactions without his or her valid I D There are limited options for students who forget to bring an I D for dining hall transactions Pay cash for the meal Have another student who has a card with sufficient Dining Dollars pay for the meal Retrieve the I D card from an on campus location and return for dining hall entry Purchase a new Ferrum College identification card During inclement weather when classes are cancelled or delayed the dining hall will open at 10 00 a m On days when classes are cancelled or delayed the dining hall may close at 6 00 p m based on employee availability Ferrum College Food Court Summer hours for all venues will change 540 365 4454 Subway is located in the lower level of Franklin Hall and is owned and operated by the College Cash dining dollars credit debit cards are accepted Loyalty cards can also be used to earn points towards free food and can also be used as a gift card Please call the store for more information Students are updated on specials and other important information via campus email and Facebook On campus delivery cold subs only is available Subway is owned and operated by the College Cash Dining Dollars debit and credit cards commuter students are accepted Subway Hours Monday Friday 11 00 AM 10 00 PM Saturday Sunday 4 00 PM 10 00 PM Subway will be open at 11 00 a m for special events on Saturday Subway will take orders until 10 PM and will offer on campus delivery to the main lobby of the students residence hall 540 365 5000 Papa John s Pizza is also located in the lower level of Franklin Hall and is owned by the College Papa John s accepts cash dining dollars and debit credit cards Gift cards called Papa Cards are available to purchase and can be purchased over the phone by using a credit card Please call the store for more information Specials and hours of operation are sent out via campus email and Facebook On campus delivery is also available Papa John s is owned and operated by the College Cash

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  • Catalog Directory
    of Business A S Virginia Western Community College B S The Ohio State University M B A Xavier University Martha Haley Bowling 90 Assistant Professor of Social Work A A S Ferrum College B S W Ferrum College M S W Virginia Commonwealth University Edmond D Hally Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Administration B A Rider University M A and Ph D University of Iowa Bettina Tina L Hanlon Associate Professor of English B A Gettysburg College M A and Ph D The Ohio State University Shannon B Hardwicke Assistant Professor of Physical Education B S Radford University M Ed Radford University Ph D Virginia Tech Allison L Harl Assistant Professor of English B A Radford University M A Georgia State University Ph D University of Arkansas Beth Harper Instructor of English B A George Mason University M A Hollins University Delia Heck Co Director of Quality Enhancement Plan and Associate Professor of Environmental Science B S University of Arizona M A University of Washington Ph D University of Washington David B Howell Professor of Religion A B William Jewell College M Div and Th M Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary D Phil Oxford University David M Johnson Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science and Coordinator of the Center for Sustainable Development B S University of Michigan M S University of Michigan Ph D University of Michigan Jobriath S Kauffman Instructor of Mathematics B A Millersville University M S East Tennessee State University M S Virginia Tech John V Kitterman Associate Professor of English B A University of Virginia M Ed University of Virginia M A University of Virginia Ph D University of Virginia Billy J Long Associate Professor of Criminal Justice B S East Tennessee State University M A East Tennessee State University Ph D Indiana University of Pennsylvania Melvin L Macklin Assistant Professor of English B A Southern Illinois University M S Prairie View A and M University Ph D University of Texas at Dallas Susan V Mead Assistant Professor of Sociology B A Agnes Scott College M S Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Ph D Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University June T Minter Instructor of Biology A A S S U N Y Delhi N Y B S The Ohio State University M A T Cornell University Michele K Naff Assistant Professor of Business B B A William and Mary M B A Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Carlos M Nicholas Assistant Professor of Mathematics B S Simón Bolivar University Venezuela M S Polytechnical University of Madrid Spain Ph D University of Kentucky David F Nicholson Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice B A North Carolina State University M S North Carolina Central University M A North Carolina Central University Ph D University of Oklahoma Carl E Niedziela Jr Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology B S The Pennsylvania State University M S West Virginia University at Morgantown Ph D North Carolina State University Mary Ann Norman Co Director Teacher Education Program and Assistant Professor

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  • Certificate Programs
    Economics ECO 330 International Trade HUM 300 Holocaust HUM 333 Intercultural Conflict Mediation PSC 306 Politics and Human Rights PSC 435 Political Economy of Development PSC 440 International Law and Organization 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 VII An international travel E Term course or an approved study abroad course with another provider 3 hours VIII Capstone research paper related to the student s studies and particular areas of interest to be submitted to a faculty committee and presented at an annual symposium for students seeking the Global Perspectives Certificate Generally in order to present the paper the student must have demonstrated having completed all other requirements for the certificate Total Hours Required 23 Professional Accountancy Certificate The Professional Accountancy Certificate provides students at Ferrum College the opportunity to focus their studies in a way that will provide all of the academic coursework necessary for them to become a Certified Public Accountant CPA prepare them to pass the rigorous CPA exam and succeed in the workplace as a professional accountant Students will select accounting business and other classes that provide them with an understanding of the various roles professional accountants fill and the knowledge and skills demanded to fill those roles in a professional ethical manner Requirements I Complete the following courses ACC 201 Principles of Accounting I 3 ACC 202 Principles of Accounting II 3 ACC 301 Managerial Accounting 3 ACC 302 Intermediate Accounting I 3 ACC 303 Intermediate Accounting II 3 ACC 304 Advanced Accounting 3 ACC 306 Government and NonProfit Accounting 3 ACC 403 Auditing 3 ACC 405 Taxation 3 ACC 408 Accounting Software Applications 3 BUS 230 Computer Applications 3 BUS 303 Principles of Management 3 BUS 308 Business Communications 3 BUS 311 Marketing 3 BUS 313 Business Finance 3 BUS 315 Business Law 3 BUS 498 Senior Seminar Business Policy 3 II Select four of the following cannot be the same Electives used for the Accounting Major ACC 401 Advanced Studies in Cost Accounting 3 ACC 407 International Accounting 3 BUS 314 Advanced Corporate Finance 3 BUS 325 Advanced Computer Applications 3 BUS 330 Quantitative Methods 3 BUS 331 Production Operation Methods 3 ECO 313 Money and Banking 3 ECO 400 International Finance 3 ECO 405 Government and Business 3 IIII Select at least two hours from the following experiential ACC 290 390 490 Accounting Practicum 1 each ACC 499 Accounting Internship 3 BUS 190 Free Enterprise Strategies and Implementation 1 IV Complete the following Liberal Arts Core and Degree Specific ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3 MTH 203 Concepts in Calculus 3 MTH 206 Intro to Statistics with Business Applications 3 MTH 306 Intermediate Statistics 3 V select one of the following PHI 211 Ethics 3 PHI 311 Business Ethics 3 PHI 312 Professional Ethics 3 VI Capstone Research Paper Related to the student s studies and particular areas of interest to be submitted and presented to a two person faculty committee comprised of

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  • Degree Requirements
    is a philosophy of teaching and learning and a set of instructional methods in which educators purposefully engage with learners in direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge and develop skills within a discipline Experiential education is an educational strategy that connects the classroom to the world beyond the classroom and theory with practice Ferrum College students complete an experiential component as part of their major Definition of Service Learning Service learning is a form of experiential education in which students engage in activities that address individual and community needs employing structured opportunities intentionally designed to promote student learning and development Reflection and mutual benefit for student college and community are key concepts of service learning Service learning may involve various forms of research and scholarship The Experiential Term E Term The E Term is a three week term which offers a variety of two three and four credit hour courses that apply to the liberal arts core and some majors E Term is offered the three weeks immediately following graduation each year Effective 2009 2010 academic year all returning students will be required to pass only one E Term without requesting to change catalogs Returning students who entered under catalogs requiring two E Terms will be allowed to take a second E Term at no additional tuition room board cost All new entering students effective 2009 10 will be required to take and pass one E Term course New students entering in 2009 10 will be required to take and pass the one E Term requirement before they achieve senior status in order not to delay graduation All classes are taught by Ferrum College faculty through the Ferrum College campus A majority of the courses offered do not require prerequisites and are appropriate for students entering their second or third semester of college There are no additional tuition or room board costs attached to the E Term session If a student wishes to take more than the required E Term course tuition and room board costs will be applicable Any costs for travel laboratory etc in an E Term course will be listed with the course description during pre registration Currently enrolled full time students will register for E Term courses when they pre register for spring semester The last day for currently enrolled full time students to register for E Term is the last add date during the first week of the spring semester Students must register for a minimum of 12 hours for the regular spring semester Students are obligated to all course fees if they do not drop by the fourth week of the semester An E Term course will not count in those 12 hours but could put a student in an overload status for spring semester if the student registers for 18 19 hours and then registers for an E Term course However overload fees for this situation will not apply The last day to drop an E Term course is the first day of the E Term classes Students will be obligated to pay any fees by this deadline Part time students must register by the last day to ADD the first week of spring semester the add drop week Part time students will be charged for a course during E Term at the same credit hour rate as they are during the long semester Factors for consideration for registration in E term courses Students who are in good academic standing may register for any E term course and are eligible for travel scholarship opportunities Students who are on academic warning during fall semester may register for any E term course and are eligible for travel scholarship opportunities Students who are on academic probation or who are on disciplinary probation or higher during the fall semester may not register for an E term course that has overnight off campus travel travel abroad but they will be eligible to register for on campus E term courses If the student is in good academic standing during fall semester and at the end of the fall semester o Goes to academic warning status for the spring semester the student will remain in the E term course in which enrolled and will be allowed to retain any travel scholarship that has been awarded for an E term course awards are announced in November o Goes to academic probation status for the spring semester the student will be dropped from any E Term course in which enrolled that has overnight off campus travel travel abroad before the spring semester begins All fees will be refunded and any travel scholarship award will be forfeited o Goes to academic suspension status for the spring semester the student will be withdrawn from all classes for the spring semester including the E Term course Any fees paid including the deposit will be refunded Any travel scholarship award will be forfeited If the student appeals the suspension and is allowed to return for the spring semester on probation the student will not be allowed to enroll in any E Term course involving overnight off campus travel travel abroad Students who were on probation during the fall semester and return to good standing by the beginning of the spring semester may register for any E term course including overnight off campus travel travel abroad during add week in the spring semester Students opting to do this will be responsible for immediate payment of applicable deposits and fees and are not eligible for travel scholarships due to deadline expiration Students placed on disciplinary probation or higher after spring registration or during the spring semester will be removed from the E Term overnight off campus travel travel abroad course The student will be responsible for all fees based on the date of being placed on disciplinary probation or higher Students who are not performing well in multiple classes during spring semester should be encouraged to strongly consider strategies for academic success or to

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