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  • Department Chairs | Whittier College
    Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni Academics Homepage Majors Minors Whittier offers more than 30 majors and minors across departments and interdisciplinary and pre professional programs Learn more Graduate Programs Those seeking an advanced degree from Whittier College can pursue the program in education or in law Learn more Active Learning At Whittier education goes beyond the confines of campus Students go out into the community to gain experience for the real world Learn more Prev Next In This Section Academics Mobile Menu Academics Home Departments Programs Majors Minors Pre Professional Programs Graduate Programs Liberal Education Program Goals Objectives Curriculum in Context Whittier Scholars Program Active Learning Centers of Distinction Faculty Masters Program International Study Summer Program Library Academic Services Honors Awards Honor Societies Academic Awards Fellowships Nerhood Teaching Award Academic Administration VP for Academic Affairs Associate Deans Department Chairs Registrar s Office Institutional Research Assessment Academic Requirements Policies Procedures You are here Home Academics Department Chairs Department Chairs On 3 May 2013 By admin 0 Comments Department Chair End of Term Art Art History David Sloan 2016 Paula Radisich 2016 Biology Hector Valenzuela 2017 Business Administration Lana Nino 2016 Jeffrey Decker 2016 Chemistry Devin Iimoto 2017 Economics Roger White 2016 Education Child Development Shannon Stanton 2016 Anne Sebanc Child Development 2016 English Language Literature Tony Barnstone 2016 History Jose Ortega 2016 Kinesiology Nutrition Science Kathy Barlow 2016 Mathematics Mark Kozek 2018 Modern Languages Literatures Gustavo Geirola 2016 Horng Yi Lee 2016 Music Stephen Cook 2016 Philosophy Doreen O Connor Gomez 2016 Physics Astronomy Serkan Zorba 2016 Political Science Mike McBride 2017 Psychology Chuck Hill 2016 Religious Studies Jake Carbine 2016 Sociology Anthropology Social Work sal johnston 2016 Social Work Paula Sheridan 2016 Theatre Communications Arts Gil Gonzalez 2018 Program Coordinators Program Coordinator 3 2 Engineering

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  • Registration Policies | Whittier College
    ensure you know the deadlines in advance Holds Students are not allowed to register if they have holds on their records Please check your holds through My Whittier edu and contact the office which has placed the hold on your record for assistance Declaration of Major Students who have not completed their declaration of major by registration during the spring of their sophomore year will receive a hold on their registration They will not be allowed to register for junior year courses until the Declaration of Major form is filed with the Office of the Registrar Instructor Permission You must obtain the instructor s permission on an Add Drop Form for any course for which permission is required On the day that you register take the signed form to the Registrar s Office for processing You may register for all your other courses through the web It is only the instructor permission course that must be processed by the Registrar s Office in person Student Course Load A student normally enrolls in 12 to 15 credits per semester and in one course during JanTerm A student may take up to a maximum of 17 credits during a semester as long as the student is in good academic standing Please note There is an additional charge for any credits above 15 In exceptional cases a load in excess of 17 credits may be taken only with the prior approval of both your advisor and the registrar You must complete and submit the Academic Overload Petition to the Registrar s Office to enroll in more than 17 credits Dropping and Withdrawing from Courses NOTE Non Attendance does not constitute a drop or withdraw and will result in a grade of F It is the student s responsibility to drop a course and to ensure their schedule is accurate A student may drop a course online or with an Add Drop Form at the Registrar s Office without record of enrollment within the first three weeks of the semester first week for JanTerm A student may drop a course and receive a grade of W online or with an Withdrawal Form at the Registrar s Office between the end of the third and sixth weeks of classes within two weeks for JanTerm Concurrent Enrollment A student may not take courses for credit at both Whittier College and another institution simultaneously without prior permission from the Registrar Obtain the Concurrent Enrollment Form from the Registrar s Office The Registrar will not approve a total course load greater than that acceptable at Whittier Independent Or Directed Studies Students may take a course by independent study when the subject matter is not covered in a regular Whittier catalog course In rare circumstances a student may take a regular Whittier course outside of the normal classroom setting by directed study You must fill out an application for independent study or directed study in addition to your Add Drop Form You are allowed to take only one independent

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  • Veteran's Benefits | Whittier College
    Program Whittier College participates in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program Yellow Ribbon This program is designed to provide additional financial assistance in covering educational expenses that exceed the maximum in state capacity If you are receiving Chapter 33 benefits with a 100 eligibility rate you may be eligible to participate in Yellow Ribbon Interested students should contact the Office of Financial Aid as soon as possible Enrollment in Yellow Ribbon is limited Tuition Assistance and DoD Programs Whittier College does not participate in or certify enrollment for benefit programs provided through the Department of Defense DoD including Tuition Assistance Applying for Benefits Students must apply for benefits directly through the VA using the VA Online Application VONAPP available at http www benefits va gov benefits Once the VONAPP has been processed the VA will issue a Certificate of Eligibility to the benefit recipient Any questions regarding the application process should be addressed directly with the VA Students should retain copies of their VONAPP and Certificate of Eligibility New Students Students who are enrolling at Whittier College for the first time should follow the steps below Be admitted Apply for benefits Be sure to keep copies of your VONAPP and Certificate of Eligibility Provide copies of your VONAPP Certificate of Eligibility and a valid photo I D to the SCO in the Office of the Registrar Copies may be faxed emailed PDF only mailed or hand delivered Illegible copies will not be accepted New students who have used their benefits at a previous institution must also submit a VA Request for Change of Program or Place of Training VA 22 1995 or 22 5495 available at http www benefits va gov gibill Register for classes and accept any financial aid awards that you have opted to receive Once the steps above have been completed the SCO will certify your enrollment to the VA Certifications are submitted electronically immediately following the End Add Deadline each compulsory term for which you maintain continuous enrollment Continuing Students Students who have maintained continuous enrollment will have their enrollment certifications submitted electronically immediately following the End Add Deadline each compulsory term Students who have been readmitted after a period of absence equaling one semester or more must follow the steps indicated for new students Certification Basics Enrollment certifications are submitted electronically immediately following the End Add Deadline each compulsory term of continuous enrollment Students who wish to be certified for a non compulsory term i e Jan Term or Summer Session should contact the SCO Making Schedule Changes Students receiving benefits must finalize their class schedule by the End Add Deadline Changes made after this deadline will not be included in the enrollment certification and may result delayed processing and or over or under payment of benefits Refunds due to the VA as a result of overpayment are the responsibility of the student Students who make changes to their schedule after the End Add Deadline must contact the SCO immediately so that their enrollment

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  • Student Resources | Whittier College
    regular semester or summer term Add Drop To add drop classes Application for Graduation BA To apply for graduation Bachelor of Arts Students Only Application for Graduation MA To apply for graduation Master of Arts Students Only Change Major Minor Advisor If you want to change your major minor or advisor Commencement Agreement To walk in commencement while being short requirements for graduation Concurrent Enrollment If you wish to take courses at another institution including those through a study abroad program Data Order To request data reports from the Registrar Degree Audit Update DegreeWorks to substitute waive or change how a course is used Diploma Reorder If you have graduated and you want to order a duplicate diploma Directed Study Application Directed Study is a tutorial arrangement with a faculty member when a course that is offered in the current catalog is not offered in a specific term Enrollment Verification Request The National Student Clearinghouse provide lenders insurance companies employers and other third parties instant enrollment and degree verifications If you are a current student and need to verify your current term enrollment please access the National Student Clearinghouse Student Self Service link from My Whittier edu login select the My Info tab and then click the Enrollment Verification link in the Student Registration Tools menu There is no charge for this service FERPA Release of Records Use Poet Proxy Access to grant your parent or another person access to specific My Whittier edu pages you authorize A Poet Proxy Access account must be established with a secure pass phrase before Registrar s Office staff will discuss your confidential information with a third party over the telephone FERPA Request for Confidentiality To prevent the College from sharing directory information with an unauthorized third party FERPA Request to Inspect Review Records To review your official paper academic record FERPA Rights To view your student rights under FERPA FERPA Information for Eligible Students Information from the US Department of Education explaining your privacy rights Incomplete Grade Application To apply for a grade of Incomplete with an instructor Independent Study Application Independent Study is a tutorial arrangement with a faculty member when a student would like to do research on a topic that is not offered in the current catalog Lib Ed Pre 2005 For students admitted before Fall 2005 Lib Ed New 2005 To check off the LibEd requirements you have completed Lib Ed 2008 To check off the LibEd requirements you have completed Non Degree Application High School Dual Enrollment Please review the Dual Enrollment policy before applying If you are currently in high school and want to start earning college credit prior to graduation Non Degree Application Graduate If you already have a bachelor s degree and are not seeking another degree but want to take courses at Whittier College Non Degree Application Undergraduate If you are not a degree seeking student but want to take courses at Whittier College Online Course Search Instructions Step by step instructions on how

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  • Faculty Resources | Whittier College
    Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information Athletics Athletics Alumni Get Involved Our Alumni Poet Awards Benefits Services Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni Registrar Slide Office of the Registrar Prev Next In This Section Registrar Mobile Calendars Schedule of Classes Final Exams Registration Registration Policies College Catalog Commencement Information Transcripts Verifications Veteran s Benefits Student Resources Faculty Resources Contact Us You are here Home Academic Administration Registrar Faculty Resources Faculty Resources On 7 May 2013 By admin 0 Comments The Office of the Registrar has compiled a list of important forms and resources for faculty Contact us for information not provided here Forms Adobe Acrobat Version Editable MS Word Version Registrar s Office Forms Academic Dishonesty Report pdf doc Change of Major Minor Advisor pdf Degree Audit Form or Change to Program Requirements pdf Class Schedule Section Change Form pdf doc docx Course Lab Fee Request Form pdf Course Borrowing Form pdf Data Order Form pdf doc Directed Study pdf Grade Change Form Please request form from Registrar s Office Grade Submission Online pdf Independent Study pdf Instructor Drop Form pdf Lib Ed Checklist pdf doc Education Policies Committee Forms Catalog Courses of Study New Course Proposal doc Catalog Courses of Study Course Change Proposal doc Academic Course Travel Information Forms Academic Travel Form Matrix instructions pdf Travel Agenda Roster pdf Student Activity Release Waiver pdf ADR American Driving Records Information pdf ADR American Driving Records Form pdf Non Whittier Participants Waiver pdf Handling Emergencies pdf Travel Waiver FAQs pdf Resources Academic Policies Advisor Hold Add Remove

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  • Degree Requirements | Whittier College
    Academic Administration VP for Academic Affairs Registrar s Office Institutional Research Assessment Academic Requirements Policies Procedures You are here Home Academics Degree Requirements Degree Requirements On 4 May 2013 By admin 0 Comments Requirements for Graduation All undergraduate students entering Whittier College follow one of two paths to a Whittier degree the Liberal Education Program or the Whittier Scholars Program The completion of all requirements for a degree is the student s responsibility A student has the option of completing graduation requirements prevailing at the time of admission or readmission at the time of graduation or any intervening year of continuous full time enrollment Graduation requirements cannot be selected from two or more catalogs Students must monitor their own progress through frequent reference to the appropriate catalog and their online degree audit Consultation with faculty advisors as well as with the Registrar is suggested to assure satisfactory progress toward completion of the degree High school deficiencies may be met by enrolling in appropriate Whittier College courses through a local high school or community college through extended education or summer school courses or by some other acceptable alternative Students with high school foreign language deficiencies must take six credits of a single foreign language Both degree paths require a minimum of 120 credits for graduation satisfaction of the College Writing Requirement see College Writing Program and residence at Whittier College while completing a minimum of 30 credits of college work Further minimum overall grade point averages of 2 0 in Whittier College courses and in courses taken in the major discipline s are required in order for a student to be eligible for graduation Note some major disciplines require a grade point average higher than 2 0 for graduation Requirements for a Major Each student must declare a major and select an appropriate advisor by the spring registration period of their sophomore year when registering for junior year courses To declare a major students must file a Declaration of Major form with the Office of the Registrar and do so by this registration period or else there will be a hold on their registration for junior year courses Students who transfer in with 45 credits or more must declare a major upon entrance A maximum of 48 credits in a single discipline may be counted toward the 120 credits needed for graduation At least 72 units must be completed outside of the major In a department housing two or more recognized disciplines a maximum of 60 credits may be counted from the department At least twelve credits in the major must be taken at Whittier College A minimum grade point average of 2 0 is required in the courses taken from the major department Note some majors require a grade point average higher than 2 0 for graduation Requirements for a Minor Minors may be earned as part of a student s academic achievement but are not required for graduation Students considering a minor should contact the faculty advisor for minors

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  • Academic Advising | Whittier College
    Each new student is assigned to a faculty mentor who provides academic support and direction through the freshman and sophomore years The administrative aspects of advising such as changing advisors declaring or changing a major or questions about graduation requirements are coordinated by the director of First Year Programs and Center for Advising and Academic Success CAAS Whittier College Statement on Academic Advising and Mentoring Theory and Practice Introduction Academic advising has become a well developed area of study practice and research with its own professional organizations and body of theoretical literature which has been compiled and generated by the National Academic Advising Association NACADA The Whittier College Statement on Academic Advising is adapted from the Lynchberg College Mission Statement on Advising Other materials have been collected from advising materials complied by the American College Testing Service and NACADA Advisement Statement The College s primary mission is to educate students in a small college atmosphere where they can learn acquire skills and form attitudes and values appropriate for leading and serving in a global society It seeks to do this in a context of diverse friendly and caring community Above all Whittier College is committed to liberal education and excellence in undergraduate teaching Academic advising is an essential part of the educational experience at Whittier since we believe that advising is connected to teaching The primary purpose of the advising and mentoring programs is to support students in the development of an academic career complementary to individual life goals The College provides the students with all the necessary information and resources required in making meaningful educational plans At Whittier students obtain academic and career advising from both faculty and staff who are pro active in promoting excitement about the learning process As students develop a habit of life long learning

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  • Academic Honesty | Whittier College
    ideas and words from others ideas from another source should be cited in both the body and the works cited section of the paper and exact words from another source should be placed within quotes Plagiarism is submitting work done by others as your own work and it is the failure to properly and appropriately reference and acknowledge the ideas and words of others This can include submitting an entire paper downloaded from a website or another source copying and pasting parts of different papers to form your own paper failure to put quotes around exact wording used from another source and failure to appropriately reference ideas from another person Citation guidelines can be found in any writing handbook While incorrect citation format may not necessarily be defined as plagiarism individual instructors may penalize students for using an incorrect citation format Please be aware that different disciplines use different forms for citing work While each department should make these citation styles available one is ultimately responsible for finding out this information Students will be instructed on when and how to appropriately cite other people s work in their own papers in the College Writing Seminar and in the Writing Intensive Courses Departments are also strongly encouraged to instruct students on appropriate citation in their introductory courses 2 Cheating Honesty involves presenting one s own level of knowledge as accurately as possible Misrepresentation of one s knowledge is considered cheating examples include copying or sharing exam answers presenting work done by others as one s own changing in any way work which may be reviewed in response to a grade consideration request having a falsely identified person take an exam or using notes books and the like in closed book examinations 3 Misrepresentation of experience ability or effort One is expected to accurately and fairly present one s experience ability or effort for any purpose Providing false information concerning academic achievement or background in an area of study is academically dishonest Examples include falsely reporting the substance of an internship falsely representing the content of prior coursework or falsely representing effort on a group project 4 Unauthorized collaboration In many course activities other than examinations collaboration is permitted and encouraged Course syllabi and in class instructions will usually identify situations where collaboration is permitted but the student shares responsibility for ascertaining whether collaboration is permitted Collaboration on homework take home exams or other assignments which the instructor has designated as independent work will be considered academically dishonest 5 Submission of same work in two courses without explicit permission to do so Presenting all or part of work done for one course in another course requires permission of the instructors of the involved courses Connected or paired courses may require submission of the same work in the two associated courses this will be explicitly stated for this type of assignment Failure to gain permission from the instructors in submitting the same work will be considered academically dishonest 6 Falsification of records Records

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