Catalog of Abilene Christian University, 2005-2006 Page: 11
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Mission, Traditions and Services 11
ANNUAL NOTICE TO STUDENTS
Annually, Abilene Christian University informs students of the Family
Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This act,
with which the institution intends to comply fully, was designated to
protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the right of
students to inspect and review their education records, and to provide
guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through
informal and formal hearings. Students also have the right to file
complaints with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act office
(FERPA) concerning alleged failures by the institution to comply
with the Act.
Local policy explains in detail the procedures to be used by the
institution for compliance with the provisions of the Act. Copies
of the policy can be found in the Campus Life office.
Questions concerning the Family Educational Rights and Privacy
Act may be referred to the Campus Life office.
DISCLOSURE OF STUDENT RECORDS
In general, no personally identifiable information from a student's
education records will be disclosed without written consent from the
student. This includes, but is not limited to, grade reports, academic
schedule information and transcripts. Two exceptions may, however,
be made: (1) directory information will be released unless the student
requests that it be withheld, as explained in the section below;
(2) records may be disclosed to parents of students who depend
upon them as defined by Internal Revenue Code 1986, Section 152.
PUBLIC NOTICE DESIGNATING DIRECTORY INFORMATION
Abilene Christian University hereby designates student information
listed below as public or "Directory Information." Such information
may be disclosed by the institution for any purpose, at its discretion.
* Name, classification, major field of study, address, email address,
local residence, telephone number.
* Previous institutions attended, dates of attendance, full-time or
part-time status, awards, honors (including Dean's Honor Roll),
degree(s) conferred (including dates), church affiliation, past and
present participation in officially recognized sports and activities,
physical factors (height, weight of athletes), photograph, date
and place of birth.
Currently enrolled students may withhold disclosure of "Directory
Information" under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of
1974. To withhold disclosures, written notification must be received
in the Campus Life office within 12 calendar days from the first day
of registration for a long term and within four days for a summer
term. Forms requesting the withholding of "Directory Information"
are available in the Campus Life office. Abilene Christian University
assumes that failure on the part of any student to specifically request
the withholding of categories of "Directory Information" indicates
individual approval for disclosure.
Abilene Christian University complies with all applicable federal and
state non-discrimination laws and does not engage in prohibited
discrimination on the basis of race, color, nationality or ethnic origin,
gender, age, or disability, including qualified disabled veterans and
qualified veterans of the Vietnam Era. ACU is affiliated with the
fellowship of the Church of Christ. The university is governed by a
Board of Trustees, all of whom are members of the Church of Christ,
and is operated within the Christian-oriented aims, ideals and religious
tenets of the Church of Christ. As a religiously controlled institution
of higher education, ACU is exempt from compliance with some
provisions of certain civil rights laws, including some provisions of
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Inquiries concerning
this notice or the application of the laws referenced herein should be
referred to the Legal Services office.
For more information about specific support services, contact
the following people:
ALPHA ACADEMIC SERVICES
Gloria Bradshaw, Director * ACU Box 29204 * 325-674-2750
email@example.com * www.acu.edu/alpha
CAREER AND ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT
Jeff Reese, Executive Director * ACU Box 28180 * 325-674-6400
LIBRARY AND INFORMATION RESOURCES
Mark Tucker, Dean * ACU Box 29208 * 325-674-2387
firstname.lastname@example.org * www.acu.edu/library
MCNAIR SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Jason Morris, Director * ACU Box 29205 * 325-674-2838
email@example.com * www.acu.edu/mcnair
Gary Tucker, Director * ACU Box 29201 * 325-738-3022
firstname.lastname@example.org * www.acu.edu/summeronline
Mark Upton, Director * ACU Box 29207 * 325-671-4891
email@example.com * www.acu.edu /talentsearch
Sherwin Abrahams, Director * ACU Box 29206 * 325-674-2448
firstname.lastname@example.org * www.acu.edu/upward
Cole Bennett, Director * ACU Box 28252 * 325-674-4833
email@example.com * www.acu.edu/writingcenter
Abilene Christian University provides a year-round educational
program. In addition to the fall and spring terms, there is a summer
term in which a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses
are offered ranging in length from two and a half to five weeks.
Many courses meet core requirements for bachelor's degrees.
Junior Scholars (high school students) may take advantage of summer
school opportunities for academic advancement between their junior
and senior years of high school.
The emphasis during summer school is on flexibility and innovation.
Many special workshops, seminars and intensive courses are offered.
Opportunities for combining study and travel (such as to Mexico,
Europe, Asia, Africa, Central and South America, and the Bible lands)
are available. Summer schedules and additional information may be
obtained by contacting the Registrar's Office (325-674-2235).
Online Summer Courses
Abilene Christian University delivers a limited number of
undergraduate courses via the World Wide Web through its Online
Summer program. Students are able to take these courses provided
they have regular access to a computer and the Web. These courses
require students to interact frequently with their classmates and
professors but provide the flexibility of accessing the course at any
hour of the day. Courses usually correspond to the normal five-
or ten-week summer terms. Students register through the standard
For information regarding the Online Summer courses, visit
www.acu.edu/summeronline, call 325-738-3022 or toll free
866-546-3822, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the Graduate School section of this catalog (page 118).
ACU becomes the first school in NCAA President Money, Chancellor Stevens and
history to win all four track and field Mr. and Mrs. Bob Woodward announce
team championships in one year with Feb. 21 a gift of $26.5 million from Bob's mother's
victories by the men's team coached by estate - the largest gift in the university's history -
Don Hood and women's team coached _ to establish the Grace L. Woodward Memorial
by Wes Kittley at the indoor and 4. a Endowment Trust to benefit ACU's College of
outdoor national meets. ~e Biblical Studies.
ACU announces Feb. 17 a successful
conclusion to its $100 million "To Lead
and To Serve" development campaign -
the largest in the university's history -
as it prepares for its 100th school year
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