Sep 20, 2018  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2008 
    
Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2008 [Archived Catalog]

Part 6. Services


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1. Academic Advising
2. Academic Counseling and Career Services
3. Alumni Relations
4. Athletics, Recreation, and Intramural Sports
5. Bookstore
6. Center for Women and Returning Adults
7. Child Care
8. Collegiate Connection
9. Computer Resources
10. Continuing Studies
11. Cooperative (Co-op) Education Program
12. Crossroads
13. Dean of Students
14. Disabilities, Services for Students with
15. Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
16. Financial Aid
17. First Year Experience (FYE)
18. Health and Wellness Clinic

 

19. Honors Program
20. Housing Information
21. Independent Study
22. International Student Services
23. Library Services
24. Math Course Options
25. Media and Technology Support Services
26. Personal Counseling
27. Police and Safety
28. Registration and Graduation
29. Student Exchange Program
30. Student Handbook and Planner
31. Student Life and Organizations
32. Supplemental Instruction
33. Transcripts and Academic Records
34. Tutorial and Study-Skills Assistance
35. Veterans’ Services
36. Voter Registration
37. Writing Center

 


1. Academic Advising

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While students are ultimately responsible for accomplishing their own educational goals and progressing toward graduation, IPFW is committed to helping them meet this responsibility by ensuring access to quality academic advising. This is evidenced by the Academic Advising Council, a group of advisors and others (including students) from across campus that constantly strives to improve advising services. Academic advisors are available to provide students with accurate, up-to-date information and appropriate guidance on academic matters. Students may find the names of their academic advisors by accessing my.ipfw on the IPFW home page or by contacting their academic units.

Students will benefit most from academic advising only when they accept a major share of the responsibility for seeking timely advice. Other, more specific obligations in the shared relationship between students and their academic advisors are as follows:

It is the academic advisor’s responsibility to

  • Be knowledgeable about university, school/division, and department academic regulations.
  • Establish, maintain, and clearly post adequate and suitable office hours for advising (including information on summer availability).
  • Assist the student with understanding degree requirements and the proper sequencing and selection of courses. This includes being knowledgeable about developmental course placement and any published changes in requirements.
  • Assist the student with determining practical and manageable academic loads.
  • Assist the student with monitoring academic progress.
  • Document approved exceptions to the student’s academic program.
  • Explain the relationships among degree requirements, departmental philosophy, and as necessary, certification criteria.
  • Assist the student with considering areas of enrichment appropriate to abilities and goals.
  • Assist the student with linking programs of study to relevant career opportunities.
  • Act, when appropriate, as a referral agent to other university personnel and services.

It is the student’s responsibility to

  • Be knowledgeable about university, school/division, and departmental program requirements; academic regulations; and calendar deadlines specified in the Bulletin, Schedule of Classes, and departmental publications.
  • Consult with his/her advisor whenever appropriate and in a timely manner.
  • Be prepared for all scheduled advising sessions.
  • Make academic decisions based upon the information obtained or recommendations offered. Academic advisors will not make decisions for students.
  • Act upon academic decisions in a timely manner.
  • Maintain personal records of academic progress, including documentation of approved exceptions to stated program requirements.
  • Seek additional or supplemental advice from other university personnel or services as needed or recommended.
  • Present and candidly discuss factors (such as employment, commuting distance, and other circumstances) that might influence selection of classes, registration processes, and other academic planning.

2. Academic Counseling and Career Services (ACCS)

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Academic Counseling and Career Services (Kettler 109, 481-6595) is responsible for providing academic advising services for students classified as undeclared, exploratory, and prebusiness; as well as career-related services for all IPFW students and alumni. Assistance is provided in the following areas: course selection/planning, identifying academic major and career choices, career assessments; full-time, part-time, and work-study employment; academic placement testing; job search strategies; internships; résumé referrals; campus interviews; and opportunities for National Student Exchange with other universities.

In addition to the services listed above, staff members are actively involved in teaching. IDIS 110 Freshman Success is designed to introduce students to the rigors of college life, and EDUC X210 assists students in the career planning process.

Office hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.Wednesday to Friday during fall and spring semesters.

Career information and counseling services help students evaluate career interests, abilities, and skills, and define realistic career objectives by choosing a field of study based on personal goals and preferences. Available services include career-interest inventories and personality assessment, career counseling, a career-planning course, a career-resource library, and a computerized career-resource system. Additional career information may be found in Helmke Library.

Employment Services provides contacts and information to support the search for a meaningful and rewarding career. Careeropportunities listings are continually updated and available from Employment Services or via the Internet. Résumé, interviewing, networking, and job-search services are available

Student Employment Services provides assistance at no cost to IPFW students seeking on- or off-campus employment that is compatible with their class schedules. Listings of available positions are available online at www.ipfw.edu/accs/students/JLDdefault.shtm/. This office is also responsible for coordination of the College Work-Study program.

Testing Services, available in Kettler 232, include IPFW placement tests (English, mathematics, reading, and foreign languages), the Institutional SAT, national tests (CPA, CLEP, LSAT, MAT, PRAXIS, and SAT), correspondence-study examinations, career-assessment inventories, and board and certification exams for dental hygiene and dental assisting.

3. Alumni Relations

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More than 41,500 IPFW graduates, residing in 50 states and 38 countries, are alumni of IPFW. With 80 percent of IPFW alumni remaining in Indiana, their work is seen in the growth and economic development of the state.

IPFW students have a chance to connect with alumni in a variety of ways, including:

Fall Dining Etiquette and Mentoring Dinner: learn business etiquette and then have dinner with an IPFW graduate who is in the career field the student hopes to enter.

Spring Grip and Grin Networking Event: a seminar on how to network followed by a social hour of networking with IPFW graduates representing several different career fields.

Personal Student-to-Alumni One-on-One Visits: connected via the alumni office, you can chat with or spend the day with an IPFW graduate in the career field you’d like to be employed .

Fall Homecoming: celebrate during the pre-game with IPFW graduates and faculty.

Each fall, students are asked to join alumni and faculty in having lunch with our northeast Indiana legislators and talking about the financial needs of IPFW. Each spring, we transport students, alumni, and faculty to the Indianapolis statehouse for another luncheon with our northeast Indiana legislators.

Students are also provided other opportunities through the IPFW Alumni Association’s student organization, the Student Alumni Association. These students have even more networking and meeting opportunities with key alumni in the area.

The IPFW Alumni Relations office is located in Walb 125, 260-481-6807, www.ipfw.edu/alumni.

4. Athletics, Recreation, and Intramural Sports

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Athletics, Recreation, and Intramural Sports (Gates Center 210, 481-6643) administers sports-related university activities and manages the Gates Sports Center. Contact the office for further information about programs and fees. Intercollegiate athletics are open to all qualified students. IPFW is a member of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division I and competes in the Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA). IPFW offers the following programs:

  Basketball
Cross Country
Indoor Track
  Baseball
Soccer
Outdoor Track
  Volleyball
Tennis
Softball
  Golf

Information about athletics participation is available from the Athletics, Recreation, and Intramural Sports and the Admissions offices, or go to www.ipfw.edu/athletics.

Intramural programs are open to all eligible IPFW students, faculty, and staff and include the following sports: badminton, basketball, billiards, flag football, racquetball, table tennis, volleyball, and wallyball. Annual tournament events include a 5K run/walk event and a golf meet.

Recreational and fitness programs for individuals and groups make use of the extensive resources available at IPFW. Indoor facilities include a running track; aerobic and anaerobic conditioning equipment; and basketball, handball, racquetball, and volleyball courts. Outdoor facilities include a one-mile fitness trail; three-mile cross country course; soccer, baseball, and softball fields; tennis courts; and a volleyball court. Aerobic exercise classes, Nautilus conditioning clinics, and fitness-assessment programs are conducted throughout the year.

5. Bookstore

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Follett’s IPFW Bookstore has served the academic community at IPFW for more than 35 years, fulfilling students’ needs from freshman classes to purchasing graduation apparel. Conveniently located in Kettler Hall (G10), the bookstore offers textbooks, general books, academically priced software, computer hardware, apparel, gifts, and more. In addition, the bookstore gives you the convenience of ordering your textbooks and other items online at efollett.com These items can be purchased for pick-up at the bookstore or shipped to your home. You can contact the bookstore at 260-483-6100 or by e-mail at bookstor@ipfw.edu.

6. Center for Women and Returning Adults

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The Center for Women and Returning Adults (CWRA) (Walb 120, 481-6029) serves as an advocate for women and nontraditional students by providing academic, financial, and personal assistance while simultaneously familiarizing them with the network of services available on campus or in the community. The CWRA provides a continuum of services directed toward an extremely diverse subculture within the campus community. The nature of our services extends beyond the campus or student life spectrum into the life-planning arena that is specific to nontraditional students or individuals and family members. Our involvement in child care, housing, financial, and domestic abuse issues requires that our services be directed from the campus to the community. Special ongoing efforts designed to meet the needs of our subculture include STARS (Starting, Transfer, and Returning Students) orientations and Students with Families workshops and entertainment. In addition, the director of the Center for Women and Returning Adults oversees the Child Care Center and is the assistant dean of students.

7. Child Care

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Child care is available on a part-time basis for children of IPFW students, faculty, and staff. The IPFW Child Care Center is located at 4133 Hobson Road. Hours of operation during fall, winter, and spring are 7:45 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays. Summer hours are 7:15 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays; 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m.Wednesdays; and closed Fridays. Evening care is based on sufficient enrollment. The center provides care for children ages 2-12. For registration or more information, contact the Child Care Center at 481-0111.

8. Collegiate Connection

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The Collegiate Connection program is an exciting opportunity for students to earn college credit while attending high school. Collegiate Connection means:

  • Earning dual credit - college and high school.
  • Taking more advanced courses or courses not offered at the high school level.
  • Exploring a career direction.
  • Earning accredited transferable university credit.
  • Experiencing college!

Students must meet the following criteria for participation in the Collegiate Connection program:

  • Passed both sections of the ISTEP
  • Maintain a B average
  • Completed (or will be able to complete) enough high school credits to meet CORE 40 or Academic Honors high school graduation requirements
  • Parent/guardian approval

As a Collegiate Connection student, you may take any IPFW course that is appropriate for a college freshman. Some financial aid is available based upon need and is made possible with the support of the Lincoln National Foundation Inc. Any student meeting the admission requirements and who qualifies for free and/or reduced textbook/lunch program is eligible to take up to two classes per semester (fall/spring) tuition-free. Students are responsible for their textbooks and transportation.

For additional information please call 260-481-5478, e-mail connection@ipfw.edu, or visit the program Web site at www.ipfw.edu/cconnect.

9. Computer Resources

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IPFW’s computing environment includes access to networked computers and a variety of software, from word processing to discipline-specific applications.

Student Accounts -(includes e-mail, my.ipfw, student-access labs) - Accounts for student computing resources are created upon the student’s admission to IPFW. The student must complete an activation process before using the account including sending or receiving e-mail. Student e-mail accounts are accessible from any student-access lab, e-mail quick station, or the Web. Student accounts remain active as long as the student is enrolled.

Web Space-Each student and official student organization receives 10 MB of Web space to be used in conjunction with university responsibilities.

Computer Labs-All student-access computer labs and computer-equipped classrooms are capable of accessing many software applications, student e-mail, and the Internet. The student-access computer labs are in Kettler Hall 204A, 217; Neff Hall B71 and B73 (a shared-use lab); Science Building G15; Helmke Library; and Walb Union 221. Besides these student-access labs, some schools and departments provide their students with access to additional specialized labs. The sponsoring departments define their availability and hours.

Getting Help -For the most current campus computing information and software documentation, visit the IT Services’ Web site at www.its.ipfw.edu. Additionally, documentation is also available in each student-access lab. Student consultants are available in person or via phone to assist students during most open lab hours. Student consultants cannot do assignments for students, but can answer general computing questions. In addition, IT Services provides consultants at the Help Desk in Kettler 206. Help Desk staff can answer questions about specific computer services and facilities available to students.

10. Division of Continuing Studies

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The IPFW Division of Continuing Studies provides lifelong learning opportunities through its credit programs and public courses for professional development and personal enrichment. Approximately 20,500 enrollments are managed annually.

The division increases student access to internationally recognized Indiana University and Purdue University degrees by partnering with the university’s academic departments to provide the alternative delivery of college credit courses. The division manages offcampus instruction (Auburn, Bluffton, Decatur, Huntington, and the IPFW Warsaw Center), distance-learning delivery (TV, video, DVD, Internet, and teleconferencing), and the university’s Weekend College program. In addition, the division administers the associate and bachelor’s degrees in general studies (A.A.G.S and B.G.S.) and offers special workshops for teachers that provide graduate credit applicable toward relicensure.

The Division of Continuing Studies also provides noncredit options, many of which yield continuing education units. These include public courses for personal and professional development and customized company training for regional businesses on a variety of topics, including manufacturing, supervision, leadership, languages, and computers. For more targeted, in-depth training, selected professional development courses are grouped into certificate programs. These options offer students concise, careerrelated education.

For more information about the Division of Continuing Studies and a listing of available courses, see www.ipfw.edu/dcs.

11. Cooperative (Co-op) Education Program

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Cooperative Education (Neff 337, 481-6939) is a nationally recognized academic enhancement program that allows students to gain valuable employment experience related to their majors. Students are paid competitive wages and may receive academic credit. Local employers offer co-op jobs in biology, chemistry, communication, English, mathematics, physics, engineering, technology, computer science, business, and organizational leadership and supervision. Eligibility requirements include current student status, completion of freshman courses toward a bachelor’s degree, and the established departmental GPA prerequisite. Visit the Web site at www.ipfw.edu/co-op.

12. Crossroads: Connecting Learning Opportunities

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To help you avoid the typical roadblocks experienced by transfer students - losing credits, time, and money - Ivy Tech Community College and IPFW are working together to ensure that certain courses will be equivalent and transferable between both institutions. That means you can take a variety of courses at Ivy Tech then transfer the credits to IPFW. Both schools have approved associate-to-bachelor’s-degree programs that allow you to earn an associate degree at Ivy Tech then complete a bachelor’s degree at IPFW. With Crossroads, you can enroll as either a part-time or fulltime student - there is no time limit for completing the program. For more information, call 260-481-0748 or visit our Web site at www.ivytech.edu/fortwayne/crossroads.

13. Dean of Students

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The dean of students office (Walb 111, 481-6601) may be contacted regarding any problem you are experiencing. Either direct assistance or referral to the appropriate individual or office will be provided. In addition, the dean and assistant dean handle student conduct problems and advise students of their rights and responsibilities, provide assistance in pursuing grade appeals and student complaints, and serve as an advocate for students and their issues. The dean also advises the student government association and oversees the mentoring program, personal counseling, the Center for Women and Returning Adults, and Services for Students with Disabilities.

14. Disabilities, Services for Students with

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Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) coordinates IPFW’s programming for students with disabilities, as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Persons with qualifying disability conditions per these regulations are eligible for specialized academic support services and other assistance through SSD.

SSD provides free and appropriate academic aids and services including reader and sign-language interpreter services, accommodated test proctoring facilities, disability-specific career/academic/personal counseling, coordination of the use of accessible computer workstations across campus, and more. SSD also serves the campus community as advocate/consultant on disability-related issues.

IPFW does not provide personal attendant care or transportation services. Students must be able to attend to their personal care and needs or must arrange independently for such services if needed. Although a personal escort may be provided during times of inclement weather, students are responsible for their transportation to and from campus and between classes and other facilities. Students with disabilities are responsible for attending classes as required by the class instructor’s attendance policy.

To request services on the basis of disability or to receive further information, call 481-6657 (VOICE/TTD) or visit the director of SSD in Walb Student Union, Room 113.

15. Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

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Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (Walb 118, 481-6608) provides a vital support system for African American, Asian American, Hispanic, international, Native American, and other underrepresented students enrolled at IPFW. Evening appointments can be arranged for students who cannot visit the office during regular hours.

Services include networking opportunities, cultural/heritage programs, educational and personal counseling, leadership development and enhancement, mentoring, workshops, and study tables.

Diversity and Multicultural Affairs also assists in the development, administration, and evaluation of student recruitment and retention efforts; sponsors outreach and programs for early access to higher education; and provides cultural diversity training for IPFW faculty and staff.

16. Financial Aid

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IPFW attempts to meet the demonstrated financial need of all applicants. The IPFW Financial Aid office uses grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time university employment to provide financial assistance to IPFW students. Contact Financial Aid (Kettler 102B, 481-6820; TTY 481-6082) for specific information about eligibility requirements; application procedures; the types of aid available; and regulations related to scholarship, grant, loan, and other forms of assistance. A free brochure is available in the Financial Aid office, or you can access the same information on the Internet at http://studentaid.ed.gov.

Most financial aid programs at IPFW are based on the premise that the student and his/her family are responsible for paying the cost of the student’s education, with consideration given to the family’s current financial circumstances. IPFW financial assistance is awarded to help meet educational expenses not covered by the family’s contribution.

Financial aid awards may be used to meet some costs of studyabroad and student-exchange programs, if IPFW credit will be awarded for the program and other requirements are met.

To apply for assistance, the student must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and list Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (school code 001828) as the college the student plans to attend. Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA electronically at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA generates the expected online family contribution (EFC), which is used to determine eligibility for financial aid and is usually available online shortly after Jan. 1. Applications from IPFW students that are received by March 10 at the federal processor are given priority consideration. Information about specific procedures and assistance with filling out the FAFSA are available at the Financial Aid office.

If the student is eligible for financial aid and has submitted all additional required materials, he/she will receive e-mail notification when the awards are created. Freshmen will receive an e-mail and a paper award letter. To accept the aid that is offered, the student must log on to my.IPFW.edu and accept aid through OASIS. Aid that a student accepts will be applied as a credit on the e-bill received after registering for classes.

The State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (SSACI) requires students to be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester through the end of the fourth week of classes in order to keep the Indiana Higher Education Award and/or the 21st Century Scholars grants.

Students may request a review of any decision concerning eligibility for aid, including satisfactory academic progress. A financial aid administrator will review the situation with the student. The student may appeal any decision to the director of IPFW Financial Aid. Final appeals may be made to the Scholarship and Financial Aid Advisory Committee. All determinations by this committee are final.

Satisfactory Academic Progress: All financial aid recipients are required to make reasonable academic progress toward completion of degree requirements. Standards for satisfactory academic progress involve two tests:

1. Students must successfully complete 75 percent of the credits attempted and earn at least the minimum GPA shown below:

 

Credits attempted

 

Minimum cumulative GPA

 

0-29
30-59
60-180

 

1.5
1.7
2.0

Grades of I,W, F, or audit will not count toward credits successfully completed.

2. Students will not be allowed to receive aid for more than the total number of credits shown below for the certificate or degree program they are pursuing:

  Bachelor’s degree
Associate degree (two-year programs)
Associate degree (three-year programs)
Certificate
Master’s Degree
  180 credit hours
90 credit hours
130 credit hours
45 credit hours
45 credit hours

Financial aid recipients who do not meet the satisfactory academic progress standards will be notified in writing that they are no longer eligible for financial aid. If extenuating circumstances exist, a written appeal must be filed within 30 days of the date of notification. The appeal form and specific instructions will be included with the notification letter.

For additional information regarding:

  • Rights under Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • FFEL/Direct Loan deferments for Peace Corps or volunteer service
  • Available financial assistance
  • IPFW scholarships
  • Completion/graduation rate
  • Campus security report
  • Report on athletic program participation rates and financial support data

see the IPFW Web site at www.ipfw.edu.

Federal Student Loan Ombudsman Office The SFA ombudsman works with student loan borrowers to informally resolve loan disputes and problems. The Ombudsman Customer Service Line is 877-557- 2575 or you can access the Web site at http://sfahelp.ed.gov.

17. First Year Experience (FYE)

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IPFW wants you to succeed from the start and has created the First Year Experience (FYE). FYE makes it easier to find your way around, make friends, and succeed academically. You will connect with other students, faculty, and staff through exceptional academic programs and an exciting campus life.

A powerful way to experience FYE is through FYE Learning Communities. Learning Communities are linked or paired courses; students move through these courses as a group. Communities foster a deeper understanding, integrate different classes with each other, and contain a social element that links classroom experiences with fun and rewarding activities both on and off campus. FYE and Learning Communities information is available through the Center for Academic Support and Advancement in Kettler G23 and G25, 481-6077.

18. Health and Wellness Clinic

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The IPFW/Parkview Health and Wellness Clinic provides comprehensive health services to meet the medical and psychological needs of students, faculty, and staff at IPFW.

Location The clinic is conveniently located in Walb Union, Room 234, 481-5748. Parking is available in the parking garage next to Gates Sports Center.

Hours The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Friday. Special hours, which will be posted, are in effect for holidays and semester breaks.

Staff The clinic is staffed with two nationally certified family nurse practitioners and a medical assistant. Our collaborating physicians are Mark O’Brien, M.D., and Matt Barb, M.D.

Appointments Appointments are available for your convenience. Clients are also seen on a walk-in basis.

Services Provided Our master’s prepared, nationally certified family nurse practitioners are able to

Assess/diagnose healthcare problems, obtain medical histories, perform physical examinations, and order and interpret diagnostic studies such as lab work and X-rays.

Treat minor and acute illnesses as well as chronic health problems, such as diabetes, and provide confidential gynecological services. Nurse practitioners prescribe medication and consult with physicians and other healthcare providers as needed.

Promote healthy living through patient education and counseling.

Allergy Injections Allergy serum may be stored at the clinic. Allergy injections can be given between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 and 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Health and Wellness Education Health and wellness education includes screenings, assessments, consultations, workshops, classes, and resources to help individuals gain awareness and abilities for better total wellness.Weight management, hearthealthy living, sports performance, eating disorders, diabetic control, breaking the smoking habit, and stress management are just a taste of the possible learning areas. Registered dietitians and certified physical fitness instructors are available to help you be a better you!

Health Fees Our clinic is a fee-for-service health facility. Students at IPFW are NOT assessed a student health fee.We request payment at each visit by cash, check, or credit card.

Students enrolled in the university’s health insurance will be charged their co-pay for a routine office visit. Due to the large number of health insurance plans carried by students, we are presently only able to bill for AETNA, Chickering, Signature Care, Anthem, M Plan, HTH, Encore, Humana/Choicecare, MegaLife and Sagamore.We also carry Medicare and Medicaid. Please bring a copy of your insurance card for clinic appointments.

Upon checking out, an insurance-ready itemized statement will be provided so that you may submit it to your insurance company.

For those individuals with insurance that is out of network or without insurance, healthcare packages are available for purchase. Contact the Health and Wellness Clinic at 481-5748 for additional information.

19. Honors Program

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The Honors Program (Walb G25, 481-6924) is an undergraduate program that seeks to create learning opportunities and an environment of intellectual excitement and discovery through enriched courses of study and activities within a learning community. Honors courses supplement and enrich studies in any academic major. Students can take as many or as few honors courses as they choose. Participation in the Honors Program can help students get jobs and get into graduate programs after graduation. The Honors Certificate can give students a leading edge in today’s tight job market. Honors courses are multidisciplinary and tend to be more interactive. Class size is limited to 20 students, so there is more interaction between students and instructors than in other classes.

The Honors Program also offers many social and cultural events outside of the classroom. Each semester, social events are planned to build an honors community and to enhance the college experience. There are opportunities to visit museums, view theatrical performances, and attend lectures. There are also parties and receptions that are primarily social events. These programs give students an opportunity to get to know each other and faculty members outside of the classroom.

See Honors Program in Part 4 of this Bulletin for details.

20. Housing Information

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IPFW Student Housing (260-481-4180) provides apartment-style living for full-time students at IPFW. The IPFW Student Housing community will let you enjoy the freedom of apartment life without sacrificing the convenience and comfort of on-campus living. Each apartment is furnished and has a fully equipped kitchen, including microwave, trash disposal, and dishwasher. Bedrooms are individually keyed for privacy, and each bedroom is set up with high-speed Internet and cable. Community amenities include a computer lab, fireside community lounge, fitness room, and 24- hour laundry facilities. Additional information is available from the Student Housing office or visit the Student Housing Web site at www.IPFWstudenthousing.com.

21. Independent Study

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A variety of credit courses is offered through the Indiana University Division of Extended Studies’ Independent Study Program by correspondence and online at the Bloomington campus. Brochures describing available courses and enrollment procedures are available from IPFW Admissions (Kettler 111, 481-6812) or online at http://scs.indiana.edu. To apply correspondence-course credit toward a degree, an enrollment form must be signed by the student’s advisor, department chair, or dean/director.

22. International Student Services

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The International Services office (Kettler 104, 260-481-6034) provides admissions and related services for new and continuing IPFW international students. Other services for international IPFW students include academic program planning and personal counseling, assistance with credit transfer and evaluation, visas, and related immigration concerns and issues. The office also coordinates various campus and community ethnic and cultural celebrations and serves as the advisor to the International Student’s Organization.

23. Library Services

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The Walter E. Helmke Library (481-6512) offers excellent collections and services for IPFW students. Information services include

  • User assistance at all times the library is open (Ask at the Service Desk)
  • In-depth research consulting
  • Remote access to hundreds of library databases and catalogs
  • Librarian-prepared tutorials, course-related guides, and subject guides to materials and electronic information available at IPFW
  • IUCAT, the online library catalog for IPFW, and all of the libraries in the Indiana University library system statewide
  • Electronic course reserves, called ReservesEXpress, available 24-7
  • An extensive World Wide Web site (www.lib.ipfw.edu/)

Collections are based on courses taught at IPFW and include more than 20,000 electronic and/or paper periodical subscriptions and well over 500,000 books, bound periodicals, and U.S. government publications on deposit, university archives, microforms, compact disks, videos, and art slides.

Since it is impossible for any library to collect all of the information materials available, the Helmke Library operates a fast and efficient document delivery service for needed research materials not available in the library.

Special facilities include more than 45 networked computers with access to electronic databases and other resources, a Science Information Center, an electronic information training center, an after-hours study room that provides access to the Internet, and group study work stations with networked computers.

The Official University ID card is also the Helmke Library borrower’s card, good at all Indiana University libraries.

A virtual self-guided tour is available on the library’s home page (www.lib.ipfw.edu/). Two brochures,Welcome to IPFW’s Helmke Library and the Helmke Library Fact Sheet, provide additional information.

24. Math Course Options

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Flexible pacing is an option available for some mathematics classes. Students work on modules at their own pace with an instructor and aides. Testing is done at the Mathematics Test Center (KT G18) at the completion of each module; tests are retaken until the required level of performance is met. Successful completion of all modules yields the course grade. The completion of a specified number of exams allows continuation of the course in the next semester.

Out-of-class testing for mathematics courses is an option available for some mathematics classes. It involves traditional lectures, but tests are administered at the Mathematics Test Center. No time limits are placed on tests other than the operation hours of the Mathematics Test Center. Each test (except the final) can be taken up to three times, with only the highest score recorded.

25. Media and Technology Support Services

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The Learning Resource Center (LRC) provides media and technology support services on campus for university purposes. The range of equipment and services provided by LRC to the campus community can be discussed by calling the LRC office at 481-6519. Information on LRC services is also available at the IPFW home page on the Web at www.ipfw.edu.

LRC services can be scheduled in person at the LRC office in Helmke Library, B37, by e-mail at Ircscheduling@ipfw.edu, by fax at 481-6517, or by phone at 481-6519. For student activity functions, requests should be made through the Student Life office. LRC office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

26. Personal Counseling

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Counseling services are provided by the IPFW Personal Counseling service. Counselors are available to provide assessment, evaluation, and short-term assistance with personal problems such as depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and substance abuse. Please call 481-6601 to schedule an appointment.

27. Police and Safety

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IPFW Police and Safety (Physical Plant 102, 481-6827) and its officers are empowered to enforce state and local laws, as well as campus traffic and conduct regulations, and to provide 24-hour emergency services on campus. The department conducts continuous security patrols, furnishes disabled-vehicle assistance, and maintains lost-and-found articles. Students and staff are urged to report all suspicious activity or other hazards to the department. Crime-prevention policy information, crime incidence, and arrest statistics are available from Police and Safety.

Escort service to and from classes for safety reasons is available any time by dialing 6900 from any campus phone.

28. Registration and Graduation

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The IPFW Schedule of Classes is published for each semester and the summer sessions and is widely distributed on campus and published at the OASIS Web site, my.ipfw.edu. The OASIS Web site provides detailed current information about

  • course offerings
  • registration days and times
  • fees and refunds
  • the semester/session calendar
  • important deadlines
  • final-examination schedules
  • general policies and procedures

Before you meet with your advisor, you should carefully examine each edition of the Schedule of Classes and make a tentative selection of classes in which you wish to enroll.

For the convenience of students with late-evening and weekend classes, a drop box is on the door of the registrar’s office (Kettler 107). In most cases, deposited forms containing all applicable information and required signatures will be processed by noon on the next working day. Partially completed forms cannot be processed. This drop box is not secured for the deposit of checks, cash, or other financial transactions. All financial transactions are to be directed to the bursar’s office (Kettler G57).

Graduation Information To be considered for graduation from an IPFW program, you must submit an application for graduation. If you do not apply for graduation by the deadline posted, you may not be considered for honors; your name may not appear in the program; and your spring degree may not be available at Commencement.

Please visit the Office of the Registrar’s Web site, www.ipfw.edu/registrar/, and click on Graduation information or contact your department.

If you are finishing your degree:   Application Deadline
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Summer I Session
Summer II Session
 

June 1
Nov. 1
Feb. 1
Feb. 1

29. Student Exchange Program

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The National Student Exchange (NSE) program (Kettler 109, 481- 6595) allows eligible IPFW students to spend a semester or year studying at one of 185 different universities and colleges in the United States, its territories, and Canada. The NSE program broadens students’ cultural and educational experiences.

Participating students pay regular tuition fees to IPFW and have access to financial aid they would have received at IPFW. While credits earned on exchange are recorded as resident credit toward the IPFW degree, exchange grades are not calculated in the IPFW grade-point average.

30. Student Handbook and Planner

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A student handbook and planner is published each fall semester to inform students of the services, programs, and activities available at IPFW. It also contains important information on university policies and the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct. The handbook is available at the Kettler Information Desk, the dean of students office (Walb 111), the bookstore, and other campus locations.

31. Student Life and Organizations

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The Student Life office (Walb 115, 481-6609) promotes extracurricular and cocurricular events that complement and enhance each student’s academic experience and personal development. More than 90 recognized student organizations serve a variety of special interests. The Student Life office works closely with the Student Activities Board (SAB) to provide the university community with recreational, cultural, educational, and social programs. Additional information is available in the Student Handbook or at the Student Life office and on the Internet at www.ipfw.edu/stulife.

32. Supplemental Instruction

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Supplemental Instruction (SI), available through the Center for Academic Support and Advancement (CASA) (Kettler G23, 481- 6817), is a free, voluntary program that provides extra help for students enrolled in selected course sections. A trained leader helps students learn course material and study techniques in group sessions held outside of class. SI participation has proven helpful to all types of students interested in improving their course grades.

STEPS, Student Technology Education Programs, offers free technology short courses to IPFW students. Information Technology (IT) Services and CASA, working together, offer these courses to provide students with the computer-mediated communication skills they need for college and beyond. No registration is required. The classes last about 90 minutes and a schedule can be found on the IT Services and CASA Web pages and on fliers posted on campus.

33. Transcripts and Academic Records

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The Office of the Registrar (Kettler 107) can provide official transcripts for students who have been enrolled at IPFW or any other IU or Purdue campus.

Copies of academic records (unofficial transcripts) for IPFW students are available from the registrar’s office (Kettler 107).

34. Tutorial and Study-Skills Assistance

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The Center for Academic Support and Advancement (CASA) (Kettler G23, 481-6817) may be of assistance for students who want to improve their basic academic and study skills, need tutorial help in regular college courses, or would welcome advice on returning to college after a long absence from the classroom. The center offers classroom instruction in reading and study skills. It oversees a peer tutoring program in The SPOT, Kettler G21, (260-481-5419) that offers free individual appointments and regularly scheduled drop-in sessions. For appointments, sign up online at www.ipfw.edu/casa. CASA is also the home of English-as-a-second-language advising, the Supplemental Instruction program, and the First Year Experience program. Tutoring services are also available through Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (Walb 118, 481-6608) and the IPFW Writing Center (Kettler G19, 481-5740).

35. Veterans’ Services

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The IPFW Veteran’s Services coordinator provides educational support services for veterans of the U.S. military.

Veterans’ benefits information and counseling for first-time, continuing, or transfer students is available from the VA-benefits certifying official in the registrar’s office, Kettler Hall 107, 481- 6126. If you are receiving veterans’ benefits, certification of your enrollment status is required each semester and should be requested at the registrar’s office.

36. Voter Registration

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Recent changes in the 1998 reauthorization of the U.S. Higher Education Act require colleges and universities to make available voter registration forms to all enrolled students. Any student not registered to vote may obtain an Indiana Mail-In Voter Registration Application (VRG-7i) form, which is available at various convenient locations throughout the campus. Please visit the Office of the Registrar’s Web site, www.ipfw.edu/registrar/ and click on Voter Registration for more information.

The forms will be available at the following:

Bursar Office - Kettler Hall
Diversity and Multicultural Affairs - Walb Union
Financial Aid Office - Kettler Hall
Office of the Registrar - Kettler Hall
Office of the Dean of Students - Walb Union
Gates Sports Center
Information Center - Kettler Hall Lobby
Walb Student Union Information Desk - Lobby
All School Dean’s Offices

To be eligible to vote in Indiana, you must

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be at least 18 years old on the day of the next general or municipal election
  • have lived in your Indiana precinct for at least 30 days before the next election, and
  • not currently be in prison after being convicted of a crime.

37. Writing Center

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The Writing Center (Kettler G19, 481-5740) serves students, faculty, and staff with any university-related writing project in any discipline. The center’s mission is to help all writers produce clear writing appropriate to their audiences. Knowledgeable consultants help writers brainstorm, focus, organize, and develop their ideas as well as learn how to better cite sources and revise and proofread their own drafts.

For free 30- or 50-minute, one-on-one or small group appointments, students sign up through TutorTrac (www.ipfw.edu/casa/wc). Faculty and staff make appointments through the assistant director. Students may also, without an appointment: 1) drop in for quick writing help, 2) use the open lab computers in Kettler G19 to write their papers, and 3) use the Writing Center’s library of resources about writing.

For online consulting and further information, visit the Web site at www.ipfw.edu/casa/wc.

Writing Center hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Sunday 1-5 p.m.

 

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