Graduate2007-2008 by Southern Arkansas University

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contents university calendar 1 school of graduate studies 7 admission to the school of graduate studies 9 non-degree admission to the school of graduate studies 11 application materials and timeline 11 international students 12 academic policies and procedures 14 additional master’s degree 14 transient graduate students 14 concurrent enrollment 14 academic advising 14 course numbers 15 course loads 15 registration 15 auditing courses 16 withdrawing from the university 16 class attendance 16 grading system 17 incompletes i grades 17 grade point average 17 repeating courses 18 length of time to complete a degree 18 transfer of credit 18 workshop credit 19 degree audit 19 thesis 19 comprehensive examinations 20 portfolios and projects 20 grade point average required for graduation 21 graduation 21 grade appeals 22 academic probation and suspension 23 academic suspension appeals 23 transcripts 23 student responsibilities 24 fulfilling requirements 24

admission to the school of graduate studies persons seeking admission to graduate studies at sau must submit an application whether or not they intend to pursue a degree the application for admission to the school of graduate studies may be completed online by visiting our website at applications may also be obtained by visiting nelson hall room 226 by writing p.o box 9302 magnolia ar 71754-9302 or by calling 870-2354150 all application materials are submitted to the graduate office students will be notified in writing when they have been admitted admission to graduate school at sau does not imply admission to a graduate degree program some graduate programs have additional admission requirements the undergraduate grade point average requirement and gre/mat requirement are waived for students holding a master’s degree from an accredited institution requirements for admission and timelines unconditional admission status applicants may be admitted to

up to 9 hours of approved coursework from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted and posted on the sau transcript grades earned at other institutions will not be used to calculate a student’s cumulative grade point average repeating courses the grade earned the last time the course is taken is the grade that will be considered the final grade all grades will remain on the permanent record the policies for repeating graduate courses are significantly different from those at the undergraduate level all graduate courses taken at sau including repeated courses are included in the computation of the cumulative grade point average length of time to complete a degree the university reserves the right to make changes in any individual course or program of study in the curricula leading to degrees or in any other printed catalog requirement as changing requirements might continually prevent a student from graduation the university has an obligation to assure regular and

assistance toward the cost of their college training when their vocational objectives are approved by an arkansas vocational rehabilitation counselor graduate assistantships a limited number of graduate assistantships are available each semester a copy of the graduate assistantship guidelines is available from the school of graduate studies a student applying for initial funding as a graduate assistant must fulfill the following a complete an application for an assistantship available from the school of graduate studies which requests information on previous training and experience supported by at least three references the applicant may indicate an area of preferred placement the application for an assistantship must be submitted to the dean of the school of graduate studies who will verify that the student has met all criteria established below and forward the application to the department/director granting the assistantship b enroll in a minimum of 6 hours and maximum of 12 hours

student responsibilities the university recognizes its responsibility to its students to provide an environment which encourages leadership instills the ideals of responsibility and develops those traits of character that are the generally accepted standards of successful living consequently sau expects students to conduct themselves as responsible members of the university community students are obligated to assume responsibility for their actions to respect the rights of others to conform to the ordinary rules of good conduct to protect private and public property and to make effective use of their time in securing the values and benefits of a university education rules and procedures governing student conduct for sau students are specified in greater detail in the student handbook the handbook is distributed by the office of student life each student is expected to be familiar with all campus regulations and procedures which are published in the general catalog student handbook the

candidates must receive a satisfactory rating from the committee on the written portfolio prior to arranging for the oral defense after receiving a satisfactory rating on the written portfolio the candidate must contact the advisor to schedule the oral defense students must receive a satisfactory rating by the committee on both the written and oral defense of the portfolio a student who fails the program portfolio requirement must re-submit the portfolio students who fail the portfolio requirement on the third attempt will be dismissed from the graduate program and no degree or program completion certificate will be awarded additional the university will not recommend the student for licensure there is no appeal if a student fails the portfolio requirement on the third attempt master of education in school counseling p-8/7-12/13 statement of purpose the school counseling program prepares knowledgeable self-aware professional school counselors and fulfils the licensure requirements for

graduate course descriptions biology biol biol 5141 field biology laboratory to accompany biol 5143 biol 5143 field biology prerequisite eight hours of biology emphasis will be directed toward field collection and identification of high floral and faunal groups of arkansas with particular emphasis on local species laboratory analysis and preparation of collections will follow fieldwork biol 5151 general taxonomy laboratory to accompany biol 5153 biol 5153 general taxonomy prerequisites six hours of biology and approval of the instructor this is an introduction to the procedures principles and rules of current taxonomic practice utilizing arkansas plants and animals it will provide the necessary background to allow teachers to identify most major groups of organisms inhabiting arkansas biol 6111 biological science for teachers laboratory to accompany biol 6113 biol 6113 biological science for teachers prerequisite eight semester hours of biology the study of fundamental concepts and

will participate in collegial activities that sustain productive learning environments and support the well-being of students increase awareness of the resources of the larger community environment that influences student learning students will demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the interrelationships and interdependencies among the various professionals and activities that constitute the disciplines content and processes of early childhood elementary middle secondary and special education p-12 educ 6103 the teaching of reading this is a basic course with emphasis on methods and materials for teaching reading innovative and experimental procedures will be examined current programs will be studied educ 6113 corrective reading in the classroom prerequisite educ 6103 emphasizes diagnosis and correction of reading difficulties within the classroom setting planning a program for classroom application will be emphasized educ 6123 diagnosis and correction of reading difficulties

pa 6133 non-profit fundraising focuses on ways to find funding for the operational programmatic and capital needs of the organization’s constituents including techniques for identifying public and private donors understanding economic and tax incentives for philanthropy preparing grants and donation requests and assuring that the expectations of donors are met pa 6143 public personnel administration this course introduces students to the field of human resource management it focuses on the knowledge and skills required by both personnel officers and those who manage personnel on a daily basis topics will include recruiting evaluation and termination of people in a public or nonprofit organization there will also be extensive discussion of issues related to affirmative action the american with disabilities act sexual harassment and safety in the workplace physics phys phys 5003 astronomy for teachers prerequisite twelve semester hours in science or approval of instructor a

support staff chad e adams clyde allison arvia askew sorronto aubrey debra banks jo ann baxley lloyd beasley becky bell sam biggers leonard biddle jill bond felicia bozeman mary bradshaw lindsay bragg ann bridges quintissima brown marcela brunson wendy burge laurie burks kelli burrell vicki jo butler gaye calhoun patty carpenter kathy carrothers michael christensen kathy cole angelia coleman mary ann colen kendra copeland jo cromwell kay davis la’tricia davis jennifer deloach deborah b desonie lynn disotell jamie dodson delton duke jan duncan dan edwards gaytha edwards bart emerson eric engelberger cassie farrar jan franks wayne garner brenda garrett kathy griffeth daniel grimmett roger guevara allen gum kelli haire betsy hall joseph haney brian harrington julie hartsfield michael hebert gary hickson mary hines charles honza keli honza antonio hoof pam howell mary hubbard mary iverson teresa james ruth jeane diane johnson edgar johnson james jones robert jones kathleen kaar