Mar 25, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Catalog Addenda


Modifications to the Online Catalog



College of Graduate & Undergraduate Studies

Program Modifications

Biology, B.S. (Offered Online and On-Campus)  

  • A new course, BIO 350  was added to replace BIO 315  as a degree requirement under area V.
    Added to Catalog on 10/26/18; Effective Winter 2019

Exercise Science, B.S.  (all of the changes below were added to the Catalog on 11/12/18; Effective Fall 2018)

  • Effective Fall 2018, all Exercise Science students are required to take MAT 101 in Area II A and Bio 111, and CHM 111 and CHM 112 in Area II B.
  • Area IV: A. quarter credit hours were changed from 19-20 to 14-15 quarter credit hours AND CHM 112 was removed from Area IV and moved to Area II.
  • Area IV: B. quarter credit hours were changed from 10 to 10-15 quarter credit hours AND BIO Elective was added.

Health Coaching B.S.   (all of the changes below were added to the Catalog on 11/12/18; Effective Fall 2018)

  • Area II: BIO 112  was removed as a requirement and CHM 112  was added
  • Area IV: A. CHM 112 was removed and moved to Area II AND BIO Elective was added

Bachelor’s Core Curriculum (65 Quarter Credit Hours)  

  • Area II: B. CHM 112 was added to this section as a requirement for Exercise Science and Health Coach majors
    Added to the Catalog on 11/12/18; Effective Fall 2018

Course Modifications

Course Changes:

CHM 315 - Biochemistry I  (prerequisite and course description modifications)
Added to Catalog on 10/26/18; Effective Winter 2019

ENG 121 - Public Speaking  (credit hour and course description modifications)
Added to Catalog on 10/26/18; Effective Fall 2018

SHS 410 - ECG and Exercise Stress Testing  (prerequisite modifications)
Added to Catalog on 10/26/18; Effective Winter 2019

TSE 099 - Introduction to Composition  (online offering added)
Added to Catalog on 10/26/18; Effective Fall 2018

BIO 312 - Cell Biology  (prerequisite modification)
Added to Catalog on 10/26/18; Effective Fall 2018

PSY 356 - Personality Psychology  (course description modification)
Added to Catalog on 10/26/18; Effective Fall 2018

BIO 101 - Introduction to Life Science  (course title and course description modifications)
Added to Catalog on 11/8/18; Effective Winter 2019

TSR 099 - Practical College Reading  (online offering added)
Added to Catalog on 11/8/18; Effective Winter 2019

BIO 431 - Microbiology I  (online offering added)
Added to Catalog on 11/29/18; Effective Winter 2019

CHM 316 - Biochemistry II  (online offering added)
Added to Catalog on 12/19/18; Effective Winter 2019

HIS 101 - World Civilization to 1500  (online offering added)
Added to Catalog on 2/28/19; Effective Spring 2019

CHM 315 - Biochemistry I  (online offering added)
Added to Catalog on 2/28/19; Effective Spring 2019

BIO 336 - Vertebrate Biology  (online offering added)
Added to Catalog on 2/28/19; Effective Spring 2019

ENG 121 - Public Speaking  (online offering added)
Added to Catalog on 2/28/19; Effective Spring 2019

ENG 203 - Foundations of Western Literature  (online offering added)
Added to Catalog on 2/28/19; Effective Spring 2019

PHS 111 - General Physics I  (online offering added)
Added to Catalog on 2/28/19; Effective Spring 2019

PHS 112 - General Physics II  (online offering added)
Added to Catalog on 2/28/19; Effective Spring 2019

New Courses:

BIO 350 - Experimental Design and Analysis  
Added to Catalog on 10/26/18; Effective Winter 2019

CGUS Policy Updates/Revisions

Undergraduate Maximum Credit Hours Per Quarter Policy

AS.044 [Added to Catalog on 2/4/19; Effective Winter 2019]

Undergraduate students may enroll for a maximum of 20 credit hours per quarter. Those students seeking to take more than 20 credit hours must have an institutional cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and must receive approval from the Dean.

Procedure(s)

The student must contact, in writing, the Dean’s Office requesting permission to take more than 20 credit hours in any given quarter by Friday of Week 10 the prior quarter. The required form must include rationale as to why the additional credits are needed as well as the student’s current cumulative GPA and total credits completed toward degree. The Dean or his/her designee will review the request and respond to the student.

Any student who has enrolled in more than 20 credit hours without permission of the Dean will be contacted and asked to withdraw from courses sufficient enough to lower the total credit

hours being attempted to 20 or less. If the student does not respond, the Dean’s Office will withdraw the student from courses sufficient enough to lower the total credit hours being attempted to 20 hours or less.

College of Chiropractic

Course Modifications

New Courses:

CLIN 3333 - Chiro-Mission  
Added to Catalog on 1/8/19; Effective Winter 2019

Life University

Policy Updates/Revisions

Attendance Policy

AS.001 [Added to Catalog on 2/4/19; Effective Winter 2019; see Academic Policies & Information ]

Life University supports the intellectual growth and development of its students and expects each student to take responsibility for their academic progress. Therefore, attendance at all regularly- scheduled classes is expected and will be taken during weeks two (2) and seven (7) at a minimum; however, certain circumstances may preclude attendance at some class sessions.

Procedure(s)

Attendance policies are listed in each course syllabus.

All faculty members will, at the beginning of each quarter, make a clear statement in the course syllabus describing course procedures for handling absences. Procedures and frequency of recording attendance should be consistent with assessment frequency and must be discussed and approved by the appropriate college dean. Students are obligated to adhere to the requirements of each course. Faculty are encouraged to provide opportunities for students to make up work missed due to an excused absence. Students who are absent from class must make arrangements for making up the missed material prior to the next regular class. Further, the faculty member will monitor course attendance through engagement of the student, whether it be taking attendance, or some form of in-course activity to demonstrate engagement. For online courses, the student is expected to complete at least one academically related activity per week.

When a student is compelled, for any reason, to be absent from class, the student should immediately convey the reason for the absence directly to the faculty member. The student is responsible for all material presented and for all announcements and assignments covered during their absence.

Excused Absences

Excused absences are recognized in the following cases:

  1. University Sanctioned Events
  • Any student enrolled in any program of study at Life University may be officially excused from class(es) to represent the University at University sanctioned events as identified by the President. Excuses for absenteeism for University• sanctioned events may also be granted by the Deans.
  • “University sanctioned events” may include, but are not limited to, activities such as those involving university athletic teams, student government, ambassadors or university clubs, trips related to academic courses, as well as any other university sanctioned event approved by the President. Approval of such absences will be granted only if the faculty receives advance notice from the faculty member or university official sponsoring the activity.
  • Students excused for University-sanctioned events must make arrangements with members of the faculty to make up lecture and lab hours missed. This is to be documented by the faculty and submitted to the appropriate dean.
  • Certain responsibilities upon all persons involved are as follows: The supervisor/advisor of the student or group participating in the extracurricular activity shall send written request to the appropriate dean at least two weeks (if possible) in advance of the absence. This request should include the name of the event, the date of the event, all travel schedules, and names of all students involved.
  • Each student’s supervisor must notify the appropriate persons of any changes in the schedules as soon as changes are known.
  • Faculty must allow students to take assessments either during the five class days prior to the absence or within the five class days following the absence. (The faculty member may dictate when a make-up assessment is to be taken.) Also, faculty members will prepare similar assessments of the same rigor and content as those administered to the other students in the class.
  • Students must notify each faculty member that he or she is participating in a program that may create excused absences throughout the quarter. Students must provide a schedule of events at the beginning of the quarter to each faculty, if one is available.
  • Students will make arrangements with faculty to make up labs and any other work within five school days following the absence.
  1. Personal
  • Acceptable excuses include, but are not limited to, death/imminent death of family member, personal sickness or illness of a dependent family member, illness that is too severe or contagious for students to attend class, and/or natural disaster or significant weather event.
  • Excuses for class absences due to health must be signed and documented with letterhead, address, and phone number of the licensed health care provider.
  • Excuses for class absences due to death of an immediate family member must be signed and documented with letterhead, address, and telephone number of the clergyman, or with an obituary.
  • Such documentation must be presented to the faculty within the first week upon return to class(es), with an information copy furnished to the Dean of the respective college.Failure to do this within the specified time will result in the student’s absence being charged as an unexcused absence and may result in the assignment of a failing grade for excessive absences.
  1. Legal Obligations
  • Acceptable excuses include those absences due to legal obligations such as jury duty or military orders. Appropriate documentation must be presented to the faculty within the first week upon return to class(es), with an information copy furnished to the Dean of the respective college. Failure to do this within the specified time will result in the student’s absence being charged as an unexcused absence and may result in the assignment of a failing grade for excessive absences.
  1. Religious Observations
  • Students wishing to have an excused absence due to the observation of a religious holiday of special importance must provide advance written request to each faculty by the end of the first week of classes.
  1. Class Attendance by Veterans
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs requires that institutions of higher learning immediately report when a student discontinues attendance for any reason. Faculty must report to the Registrar’s Office the absence of a veteran student as soon as it known that the veteran student will not be returning to class. Generally, this should be reported after one week of absences and no later than two weeks of nonattendance by a veteran student.