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  Oct 17, 2017
 
Lee University Catalog 2012-2013 [Archived Catalog]

Division of Adult Learning


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DIVISION OF ADULT LEARNING

Dr. Joshua Black, Executive Director

 

DIRECTORS
Delton Alford, Ph.D., Faculty Services
Benjamin Pérez, D.Min., Curriculum Development
Michael Wellborn, Enrollment Services
Gregory Sloop, D.Min., Charlotte Center

FACULTY
Professor Delton Alford
Associate Professor Joshua J. Black
Associate Professor Robert Debelak
Assistant Professor Benjamin Pérez
Assistant Professor Greg Sloop
Associate Professor Jayson VanHook

  

DISCIPLINES

  • Bible and Theology
  • Christian Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Ministry Leadership

The Lee University Division of Adult Learning (DAL) seeks to deliver high quality education for adult learners through a variety of formats. DAL offers the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Bible and Theology, Christian Studies, and Liberal Studies.  Also available is the Bachelor of Science in Ministry Leadership, with concentration in Church Administration, Counseling, Discipleship, Music and Worship, Pastoral Ministry, and Youth Ministry. The degree platforms are designed to facilitate academic training for those persons who otherwise cannot pursue a traditional resident college degree program. DAL undergraduate curriculum is presented in a variety of delivery methods: independent study courses, on-campus classes in one of our education centers, and online.  Students are responsible for understanding the implications and requirements associated with each study method. The final 25% of a degree must be completed through Lee, and at least 40 hours must be completed through direct instruction either online or in one of our education centers.

For adult learners seeking to strengthen skills in a particular discipline but not interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree, DAL offers certificate programs.  These programs of study include:  

  • Bible
  • Christian Education
  • Christian Leadership
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Pastoral Studies

 

PROGRAMS OF STUDY


Bachelor’s Degree in BIBLE and THEOLOGY

Students may earn either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.  The B.A. degree candidate must complete six hours of a foreign language at the intermediate level.  The final 25% of a degree must be taken through the Lee program, and at least 40 hours of the 120 total must be completed through direct instruction either online or in one of our education centers.
 
RELIGION CORE:  18 semester hours
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE:  36 semester hours  (42 for BA)
SPECIALTY AREA REQUIREMENTS:
  To graduate a Minimum major GPA of 2.0 is required.
 36 semester hours
COLLATERAL REQUIREMENTS:  15 semester hours
GENERAL ELECTIVES:  15 semester hours  (9 for BA)
   
TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION:  120 semester hours
 
(Degree Major Codes:  CBITH.BA    /  CBITH.BS  )
 
 

Bachelor’s Degree in CHRISTIAN STUDIES

Students may earn either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.  The B.A. degree candidate must complete six hours of a foreign language at the intermediate level. The final 25% of a degree must be taken through the Lee program, and at least 40 hours of the 120 total must be completed through direct instruction either online or in one of our education centers.
 
A student pursuing this major will consult with a designated advisor in the Division of Adult Learning to design a major program of study that meets the specialty requirements. The completed program proposal will be submitted to the Christian Studies Committee (SOR Dean and DAL Executive Director) for review and final approval. The student will be admitted to the major after the proposal has been approved.
 
RELIGION CORE:   18 semester hours
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE:    36 semester hours  (42 for BA)
SPECIALITY AREA REQUIREMENTS:  
  To graduate a Minimum major GPA of 2.0 is required.
 36 semester hours

     ·  The major must include a minimum of 36 hours.
     ·  The student must select courses from four separate disciplines chosen from the list below.
     ·  A minimum of nine credit hours must be taken from each of the four selected disciplines.
     ·  At least 18 hours of the major must be in upper division (300 and 400 level) courses.
     ·  
Courses taken to meet general education core or religion core requirements will not count toward the major.
     The student may choose courses from any four of the following disciplines:
           
Bible                                              Intercultural Studies
            Christian Education                   Pastoral Studies
            Christian Leadership                Theology
            Counseling

COLLATERAL REQUIREMENTS:  15 semester hours
GENERAL ELECTIVES:  15 semester hours  (9 for BA)
   
TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION:  120 semester hours

(Degree Major Codes:  CHRST.BA    /   CHRST.BS    )
   
 

Bachelor’s Degree in MINISTRY LEADERSHIP

Students may earn either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. This degree offers concentrations in any one of six areas. The final 25% of a degree must be taken through the Lee program, and at least 40 hours of the 120 total must be completed through direct instruction either online or in one of our education centers.
 
RELIGION CORE:   18 semester hours
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE:  36 semester hours  (42 for BA)
MINISTRY LEADERSHIP SPECIALITY AREA:
  To graduate a Minimum major GPA of 2.0 is required.
 30 semester hours
 
CONSENTRATION: One (1) of the following:  24 semester hours
     Church Administration          Music & Worship  
     Counseling                             Pastoral Ministry  
     Discipleship                           Youth Ministry  
GENERAL ELECTIVES: 12 semester hours (6 for BA)
   
TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION:  120 semester hours
 
(Degree Major Codes:    MLCAD.BA   /  MLCAD.BS  :      MLCSL.BA   /  MLCSL.BS  :      MLDIS.BA   /  MLDIS.BS   :        MLMUW.BA   /  MLMUW.BS   :      MLPAS.BA   /  MLPAS.BS   :      MLYTH.BA   /  MLYTH.BS 
 
 

Bachelor’s Degree in LIBERAL STUDIES

This is an individualized degree program available to students who have earned at least 60 semester hours.  A student pursuing this major will consult with a designated advisor in the Division of Adult Learning. The completed program proposal will be submitted to the Executive Director of DAL for review and final approval. The student will be admitted to the major after the proposal has been approved.
 
RELIGION CORE:   15 semester hours
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE:    36 semester hours (42 for BA)
SPECIALITY AREA REQUIREMENTS:  
  To graduate a Minimum major GPA of 2.0 is required.
 69 semester hours (63 for BA)

   ·  Must have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours.
   ·  At least 30 hours of the major must be in upper division (300 and 400 level) courses.
  
·  
Courses taken to meet general education core or religion core requirements will not count toward the major.

TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION: 120 semester hours
 
(Degree Major Codes:  GENST.BA    /    GENST.BS  )
 
 

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

The certificate program is designed for students not seeking a degree but wanting to study in a particular discipline. The courses can be taken in the classroom, online, and through our independent study formats. The curriculum includes eight (8) courses for 24 semester hours of credit. The programs available are as follows:

     • Certificate in Bible – BIBL.CRT
     • Certificate in Christian Education – CHED.CRT
     • Certificate in Christian Leadership – CLDR.CRT
     • Certificate in Intercultural Studies – ICSP.CRT
     • Certificate in Pastoral Ministry – PASM.CRT

Students applying for admission to the certificate program must follow the DAL application procedure; however, they will not be required to submit ACT/SAT scores. An overall 2.0 GPA must be maintained in order for a student to successfully complete the program. The Federal Pell Grant and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) programs are not available to students enrolled in the Certificate Program; however, DAL scholarships are applicable for all ministerial training programs.
 

 

PROGRAM FORMATS

Lee Online

Lee Online is the primary means of program delivery at Lee University. This form of study is a highly engaging experience which is based on models of adult learning in a virtual classroom environment. Over the course of the term, students log in to classes for online instructions, videos, lectures, assignments, discussions, etc. Materials are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the term. During a course the instructor may schedule times to meet online with the students. These sessions are for discussion, lecture, course mentoring, etc. Traditional resident students must process Lee Online registrations with their advisor through the approved university registration procedures. Students interested in Lee Online courses should visit http://DAL.leeuniversity.edu for information regarding policies and procedures of the program, offered courses, an application, and financial aid information. The number of hours necessary to complete Lee Online courses is similar to that of traditional resident courses.

Computer Requirements:
Most current personal computer systems will meet the requirements of Lee Online classes. We strongly recommend a high speed internet connection in order for students to complete their coursework.  DAL encourages the latest version of Microsoft Office and Firefox web browser.  Instructors will inform students if additional software is needed.
 
 

DAL-Education Centers

DAL-Classes are offered (in a classroom setting) at various  locations and are taught by instructors who have an accredited degree in the discipline in which they teach. For information regarding class locations, schedules and registration procedures, contact us at 800-LEE-9930 or DAL@leeuniversity.edu.

 

DAL-Independent Study

The DAL curriculum is offered in an independent study mode.  Independent study is characterized as follows:

  • Study is accomplished by use of a course guide or individual lessons and associated textbook(s).  The course syllabus is also available online.
  • The student should set a schedule for completion of assignments and examinations within the given semester.
  • Examinations are taken and assignments submitted online via the learning management system.
  • Courses are tied directly to the Lee University Academic calendar and must be completed within the calendar start and end dates.
  • Credit is applied as non-resident study.

DAL-Independent Study courses offer students an opportunity to study at an individual pace and at convenient times and places.  Responsibility for progress lies with the individual student.  This motivates and encourages the student to persist toward the achievement of carefully defined educational objectives.

Course materials include: a course guide or individual lessons, appropriate additional materials, and textbooks.  Textbooks can be obtained through the Lee campus bookstore.  Course materials are available within the course itself via the online learning management system.  The course guides and lessons are designed to direct learners in a step-by-step fashion through an array of educational objectives related to the textbooks.  All learning materials, from the course objectives to final evaluation of progress, have been prepared or approved by professional educators.  In many cases, the authors teach the same or a similar course on a resident campus or serve as an instructor in one of the Edcuation Center classes.

Examinations are similar to those given in resident courses.  They may consist of objective, essay and problem-solving types of questions.  The number of study hours necessary to complete an independent study course is approximately the same as for resident courses.  The difference is that the time normally spent in class is used for reading, completion of assignments, and study.  Since there are no scheduled classes, students study when and where they wish, and they experience considerable financial savings over attending traditional campus courses.

A student may not request an examination until he or she has been enrolled in a course a minimum of two weeks.  A two-week period is also required between the mid-term and final exams.  Exams in courses which have more than two exams may be taken at one-week intervals.

Exams may be proctored for special circumstances. Please contact the DAL office for more information if needed.

                                                                                                                                                   

ADMISSIONS

To be eligible for admission the applicant must have graduated from an approved high school, or satisfactorily completed the GED test, AND have three (3) years of Life Experience beyond high school graduation. All persons who register at Lee University are required to file an application. Acceptance of students is based upon discernible qualities and potential. The university admits students regardless of race, color, national origin, religious preference or disability.
 

Application Procedure

Applicants may apply for admission to the Division of Adult Learning online.  Application forms can be downloaded  or will be e-mailed or post-mailed upon request to prospective students by contacting the DAL office 800-LEE-9930. All students expecting to enroll at Lee University in the DAL program for the first time must submit the following:

  1. A DAL application for admission.
  2. Three (3) years of Life Experience beyond High School graduation.
  3. Official high school and/or college transcripts mailed directly from the institution, or evidence of GED-equivalent. All students must have achieved a C average or above on all high school and college work. (Students transferring with more than 15 semester hours are not required to provide a high school transcript; however, they must request an official transcript be mailed from the previous college(s)/university(ies) attended.)    An official test score report from ACT or SAT is required for all students under the age of 25 and having under 16 semester hours of college credit.  Applicants who have not already taken the entrance examination (ACT or SAT) will be required to take it prior to acceptance. The ACT/SAT should be taken on a national test date. Exceptions to this policy should be forwarded to the Director of Enrollment Services for consideration.
  4. An advance matriculation fee of $25 (not refundable). The matriculation fee may be applied to the account of the student for a period of two semesters following the date of payment.
  5. *Any applicant born after January 1, 1957, must provide documented proof of receiving two MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccinations after 12 months of age. (Collected after acceptance.)
  6. *Proof of a Tuberculin PPD skin test taken within a one-year period prior to the date of admission application. (Collected after acceptance.)

    *Required for students attending classes on the Lee campus.

    When the above requirements have been fulfilled, a student will be notified of his/her acceptance by DAL. The university may refuse admission and registration to students not meeting the minimum requirements for college, or may admit them on probation for limited work. Students who have a break in attendance of 1 or more semesters must reapply for admission. 
With acceptance into the DAL program, a student is assigned a Lee email account (__@leeu.edu) and is granted access to register for classes through Portico/WebAdvisor.  
 

DAL Basic Fees

  DAL Tuition (per hour) $350
  Application Fee 25
  Registration Fee (per semester, non-refundable) 25
  Deferred Payment Plan Fee (per semester) 85
  Student Activity Fee (per semester)* 40
  Technology Fee (per semester) 35
  Late registration 50
  Drop/Add Fee (per course) 10
  Library Deposit (if applicable) 25
  Proficiency Exams (for each hour’s credit established) 30
  Returned Check (per check) 30
  Graduation Application Fee 100

*Applies only to DAL-OnCampus students NOTE: All fees are subject to change without notice.

 

Scholarships

A 50% DAL tuition discount scholarship is available to all ministerial students studying in one of our ministerial degree programs (Bible and Theology, Christian Studies or Ministry Leadership).

 

Refund Policy (Tuition only)

Based on enrollment in eight or sixteen week courses, the percentage of tuition to be refunded is as follows:  

EIGHT WEEK COURSES:   SIXTEEN WEEK COURSES:  
During the first week of class 80% During the first two weeks of class 80%
During the second week 40% During the third week 60%
During the third week 20% During the fourth week 40%
After the third week 0% During the fifth week 20%
    After the fifth week   0%

Withdrawal from class(es) does not exempt a student from payment of tuition and fees. Upon registration, the student is responsible for tuition, application fee, registration fee and textbook costs. NOTE: Textbook costs and fees will not be refunded.

 

Financial Aid

The Federal Pell Grant program is available for qualified DAL students enrolled in DAL-Education Center courses, Lee Online courses,  and DAL-Independent Study DZS (semester based) courses.  Pell Grant eligible students taking only DZS courses will have it calculated at a maximum half-time award amount.  The award amount for DZS courses taken with other courses will be pro-rated accordingly.

To determine need, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed through the Federal Processor. This will allow a student to be considered for the range of financial aid options available through the Lee University Financial Aid Office. All information must be filed with FAFSA online (www.fafsa.ed.gov) and received by Lee University before April 15 to be included in the priority group.

Lee University has been approved by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission each year to be able to certify eligible veterans and dependents for educational benefits. Each student who thinks that he/she is eligible for veterans’ educational benefits can call 1-800-827-1000 for current VA information. This number is available from any location in the United States and will connect the caller to the nearest regional office. For more information, go to www.gibill.va.gov or contact veterans@leeuniversity.edu .

To find out more about the availability of Financial Aid, see the Undergraduate Financial Aid section of the Lee University Catalog, or visit http://www.leeuniversity.edu/financial-aid.
 

 

Course REGISTRATION Procedure

All students must complete ENGL-106 and ENGL-110 by the completion of the 18th hour of college credit. If a student does not meet this requirement, he/she must enroll in ENGL-106 or ENGL-110 before enrolling in any additional courses.  B.A. degree candidates must complete six hours of a foreign language at the intermediate level or higher.

Instructions for DAL Course Registration:

  1. Must be accepted into the DAL program or currently a DAL student.
  2. All Lee University/DAL students must register with the university via Portico/WebAdvisor. (Portico is the secure electronic gateway for student access to their academic, billing, financial aid, and registration records.)
    • Go to the Lee University Homepage: http://www.leeuniversity.edu
    • Select: Current Students
    • Under Web & Technology Services select: Portico/WebAdvisor Student Instructions
  3. Please Note: Your advisor will review and approve your course(s) through Portico/WebAdvisor.
  4. A student is not officially enrolled until all paperwork and payments are secured and registration has been confirmed through Portico/WebAdvisor with the message that reads: “Congratulations!! Your registration is CONFIRMED”.  Payment for all associated charges is cleared with the Lee University office of Student Financial Services. Payment can be made by VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express through the Portico/WebAdvisor, in the Business Office, or by calling 1-800-LEE-9930. Payment may also be made by check or money order and sent to:

Lee University
ATTN: Student Financial Services Office
PO Box 3450
Cleveland, TN 37320-3450

         (If you are receiving Financial Aid, please include a copy of your award letter with your payment.)

  • Books for DAL courses can be obtained by visiting the Lee University Bookstore in person or by visiting the campus bookstore web page, www.lee.bkstr.com. (All inquiries regarding texts should be addressed to the bookstore.)
 

Changing a Schedule  (Add, Drop, Withdraw)

Adding or dropping courses and changing from credit to audit or audit to credit may be accomplished only during the 12-day registration (add/drop) period at the beginning of each term. The exception to this policy is online courses. Due to their format, online courses cannot be added after the official first day of classes. Change of schedule requests must be submitted in writing or via e-mail to the student’s academic advisor. The request must include the student’s name, ID number, the name of course(s) and any other essential information. The official date of the change of schedule will be the date on which the request is received.

After the 12-day registration (add/drop) period at the beginning of the term, the student may wish to withdraw from a class in order to avoid negatively impacting his/her GPA or to reduce a heavy academic course load. To withdraw from a class, the student must initiate this transaction by following the guidelines as listed above. The last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” is published in the university calendar which can be found at www.leeuniversity.edu. A student who never attends or stops attending a class for which he or she is officially registered will receive an “F” in that course if accepted procedures for withdrawal outlined above are not followed.

There is a fee applied for each change beginning with the first day of classes. Withdrawal from a course(s) does not exempt a student from payment of tuition, registration fee, and book fees. The tuition refund policy for dropping courses after classes have begun is explained in the section titled Refund Policy (Tuition Only). Registration and book fees are non-refundable. 

 

Withdrawing from the University

If a student withdraws from all courses of study, the student is considered to be withdrawing from the university. Students may withdraw from the university at any time beginning the first day of classes until the final day of classes for the semester. Withdrawals will not be processed after final exams have begun. Students who withdraw will be assigned the grade of “W” for all courses. The procedure is as follows:

1.     Withdrawal from the University requests must be submitted in writing or via e-mail to the student’s academic advisor. The request must include the student’s name, ID number, the name of course(s) and any other essential information. 

2.     Upon receipt of this request, the student will be sent via an e-mail attachment, the required Withdrawal Permission Form. It is the student’s sole responsibility to complete this form in its entirety and return it back to the Division of Adult Learning.

3.     Upon receipt of the completed form, the appropriate offices on Main Campus will be notified.

Financial aid recipients should note that withdrawing from the University can affect eligibility for current and future aid. See the Undergraduate Tuition and Fees Refund section and the Undergraduate Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy respectively. Students who are recipients of federal student loans should complete required loan exit counseling. This can be completed online at www.leeuniversity.edu/financial-aid or in the Financial Aid Office. Recipients of the Tennessee Hope Scholarship should go the Financial Aid Office to complete the Tennessee Hope Enrollment Change Request Form to avoid loss of eligibility for future funding.

The office of Student Financial Services will issue a final statement of the student’s account.

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