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Preface Thank you for choosing Wayland Baptist University for your educational pursuits. The New Student Orientation (ORIE 0001) is designed to familiarize you with what Wayland Baptist University is, what we can do for you, and important information that will make your educational experience a little easier. The information contained in this orientation is in no way comprehensive, and is subject to change. Please speak with an academic advisor regarding specific questions you may have. This orientation should take about 20 minutes to view.
Mission of the University System Wayland Baptist University exists to educate students in an academically challenging, learning-focused and distinctively Christian environment for professional success, lifelong learning, and service to God and humankind. Hawaii Campus Mission Statement We seek to serve the Lord by offering quality education in a Christian environment and with Aloha spirit. We further seek to provide practical and meaningful instruction and encouragement that will lead to professional advancement and enriched lives. Aloha Ke Akua.
A few words from the Dean Welcome to Wayland – Hawaii! We hope that you find your Wayland experience to be a blessing to you as well as a quality experience in higher education. In 2008, our main campus of Wayland Baptist University celebrated its 100th anniversary, and this year (2009) we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of our Hawaii Campus. This Hawaii Campus was the first satellite campus for Wayland outside of Texas, and we are proud to be a part of that. It is our hope that you feel a part of Wayland’s spirit, too, as you connect with WBU at any of its campuses. There are many ways in which we ask for feedback from all our stakeholders. For example, we do take seriously student completion of faculty evaluations after each class. Your feedback is an invaluable component of our improvement process. I will read each evaluation to gain open feedback concerning teachers, classes, and text.. Of course, the responses to these surveys are held in strict confidence. I am pleased with our success and look with anticipation to what new opportunities are out there for us. Our success is a direct result of the input from you, our students, staff, and faculty. I will continue to strive for ways to serve you better. Great things are happening at WBU-Hawaii. Be a part of it. There is a degree of difference! Aloha Ke Akua, Dr. Tod Outlaw Interim Executive Director and Dean
University Profile FOUNDED: In 1906 by the Staked Plains Baptist Association in Plainview, Texas, and chartered in 1908 by the State of Texas. LOCATIONS: With more than 7,000 total students attending at 14 campuses including Plainview, Wichita Falls, Lubbock, Lackland AFB, Amarillo, and San Antonio, Texas; Honolulu, Hawaii; Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska; Phoenix and Sierra Vista, Arizona; Clovis and Albuquerque, New Mexico; Altus, Oklahoma; and Kenya, Africa. ACCREDITATION: Wayland Baptist University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia ; Telephone number ) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, and master degree levels.
All undergraduate students must complete the following forms: –Application for Admission –Official transcript from most recent institution attended –Credit Agreement –Orientation/Catalog Acknowledgement –Medical History & proof of immunizations All degree-seeking students must also complete the following: –Request for degree plan –Non-refundable Application Fee - $35 -Official transcripts from the military and all colleges or universities attended, even if no credit was granted - Survey Information Application Process Congratulations…you have already begun the application process and this Orientation is part of it. The following documents are required:
Evaluation of Transfer Credit The academic advisors at Wayland Baptist University- Hawaii Campus prepare unofficial evaluations of previous academic, military, and other credit. Official evaluations are completed at the Plainview Campus upon receipt of a student’s official transcripts and documentation. This process normally takes 4-6 weeks once all transcripts are received. The Official degree plan, issued by Plainview, is a worksheet used by academic advisors and students to track progress towards completion of a given degree. The degree plan is not a substitute for speaking with an academic advisor. There are many subtle requirements that can be missed, therefore periodic reviews with an academic advisor are highly recommended.
Registering for Classes In order to register for classes you must: Have a completed Application Packet on file. Turn in a signed Enrollment Contract detailing the courses for which you wish to register. Make a minimum payment of 1/3 down for tuition (excluding financial aid or tuition assistance that is in order). Degree-seeking students who are registering for a second term must have all official transcripts turned in to complete their file (students using federal financial aid must have all documentation turned in and processed before they may qualify for any money). Registration is not difficult, but it is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Classes do fill up, so students are encouraged to register early!
Text Books PONO 'UHANE BOOKSTORE Both new and used Textbooks are available prior to each term for the face to face classes. Buy back specials are announced each term. Virtual Campus texts must be purchased on line. Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:30am — 5:30pm Closed weekends and Major Holidays Visit the website for current text books, gifts, Christian books, DVDs, gift cards, artwork, Wayland memorabilia, school supplies, WBU wear and more!
FINANCIAL INFORMATION Tuition and Fees Payment Plan Refund Policies Financial Aid Programs
Tuition and Fees Undergraduate tuition: $192 per semester hour. Most classes are 3 semester hours or $603 per class. Undergraduate On-line tuition: $276 per semester hour. Most classes are 3 semester hours or $855 per class. Tech Fee: A $9.00/ semester hour Technology fee will be assessed for both in-house and Virtual Campus classes. These funds will be used for upgrading and maintaining computer technology, web sites and student accounts. Application fee: $35 (non-refundable) Drop fee: $10 per course Transcripts: $5 per transcript requested (requests go directly to the Registrar’s Office in Plainview. An order form is available on the WBU web page Graduation fees: Associate and Bachelor’s Degrees $75 (each) Associate and Bachelor’s Degrees $105 (together) Master’s Degrees are $100 (each).
Payment Plan Option Normally, payment for tuition and fees are required at the time of registration. However, a payment plan is available for all students. Books are not included in a payment plan and must be paid for in full. (Some exceptions can be made for financial aid & TA students.) Tuition and fees can be paid in three installments (see below). PAYMENT SCHEDULE 1/3 of total tuition & fees due at registration 1/3 of total tuition & fees due within 30 days the 1 st day of class 1/3 of total tuition & fees due within 60 days the 1 st day of class There is a $50 penalty for late payments Virtual campus and face to face classes have separate dates NOTE: All students must submit a Credit Agreement as part of the Application Packet
Payment of Account A student’s account balance from a previous term must be paid in full on order to register for a new term. Payments may be made by: ► Cash ( Exact amount required) ► Check ► Money order ► Credit card (Visa, American Express, MasterCard, or Discover). Regardless of the terms or sources, the account is the fiscal responsibility of the student until paid in full. All proceeds from financial aid are first applied to the student’s outstanding balance. Prompt disbursement to eligible students will be made when a credit remains and after financial obligations to Wayland are paid. NOTE: A student account must be paid in full before Wayland Baptist University will issue an academic transcript or diploma.
100% Refund of Tuition when a student drops a course: ● Prior to the first class meeting ● For “virtual campus courses,” the first class meeting is the 1 st day of the term (VC is considered a 10 week term) 75% Refund: ● 1-4 days after the 1 st class meeting of a 10 week term ● 1-2 days after the 1 st class meeting of the terms 5 and 3 weeks in length 25% Refund: ● 5-12 days after the 1 st class meeting for a 10 week term ● 3-6 days after the 1 st class meeting of the terms 5 and 3 weeks in length 0% Refund: ● 13 days and beyond after 1 st class meeting for a 10 week term ● 7 days after the 1 st class meeting of the terms 5 and 3 weeks in length *No refund is available for audited classes. *A $10.00 administrative fee will be charged for processing each course dropped. This fee is waived for drops before the term has started. In the event of withdrawal by a student in good standing, because of illness or other reasons, subject to review and approval by the administration, a student will receive a refund according to University Policy. Students MUST submit a signed and dated drop form in order to qualify for any tuition refunds.” “Fees” are not refundable after the first class meeting. Refund Policy
Financial Aid Programs Approximately 90% of all Wayland degree- seeking students receive some type of financial aid. The aid comes from many sources, including Federal and State funding. Students interested in applying for financial aid should contact the Financial Aid Advisor at ext 224 or ext 225. Financial Aid Programs available to Wayland students who qualify: Federal Financial Aid Military Tuition Assistance Spouse Tuition Assistance V.A. Educational Benefits Employer Assistance Scholarships For more information: see the web site - Financial Aid link
Federal Financial Aid The basic types of Federal Aid available through the Hawaii Campus are: ● Pell Grants (undergraduate only) ● Stafford Loans ● Perkins Loans ● Plus Loans (parent loans) Eligibility for Federal Aid is determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Form (for more information visit The FAFSA will be evaluated for eligibility and results will be ed to students in the form of a Student Aid Report (SAR). This SAR should be reviewed by the student for accuracy. The school code for Wayland is Wayland Baptist University students must also complete an Institutional Application for Financial Aid Form, available at any Wayland site. To be eligible for financial aid, students must be degree-seeking and officially admitted to WBU. Forms can be found at: Follow the financial aid links.http://www.edu/hawaii/ Please be aware that fafsa.com is a commercial site that will charge you for a free service. Do not go there. Use fafsa.ed.gov instead.
Military Tuition Assistance (T.A.) The military normally pays 100% of all tuition and lab fees for active duty members. Students using this form of Tuition Assistance (TA) must turn in authorization paperwork with their registration each term. Normally, TA paperwork is available through your Education Center or on-line. Any changes in enrollment must be processed through the WBU office on your post or base. Spouses of active duty Air Force members may qualify for up to $375 per term in Spouse Tuition Assistance (STAP). Eligibility is determined by the Air Force Education Center at $
Military Spouse Tuition Assistance Program Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) Program Sponsor: Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community & Family Policy (DUSD/MC&FP) Program Description: The Department of Defense’s expanded Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program is now offering up to $6,000 to military spouses who are interested in pursuing degree programs, licenses or credentials leading to careers in high growth, high demand portable career fields. Go to the following site for more information: https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa
V.A. Educational Benefits To use V.A. Benefits at WBU… Provide copy of Certificate of Eligibility to WBU To determine your qualifying benefit, visit: For those using VA education benefits other than Vocational Rehab or Post 9/11: The WBU certifying official will send your enrollment contract to the Regional Processing Office (RPO) electronically during the first week of class. The VA may take up to 6-8 weeks to process your request and forward payment directly to you. Student needs to verify their enrollment ( ) at the end of each month enrolled in class before payment is made to you. Student covers all tuition, fees, and other expenses to WBU via payment plan or payment in full at time of registration.
VA Educational Benefit cont… For those using Vocational Rehab or Post 9/11 VA education benefits: The WBU certifying official will send your enrollment contract to the Regional Processing Office (RPO) electronically during the first week of class. The VA may take up to 6-8 weeks to process your request and forward payment to the University The student does not need to verify enrollment Vocational Rehab (Ch 31) students- contact Henrique Regina or call ext 225) to ensure all paper work has been turned in for each Post 9/11 (Ch 33) –VA will make payment for tuition & fees directly to WBU Book reimbursement expense and Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) will be paid directly to the student Any class and /or fees that exceed the state limit are the responsibility of the student Kristen Guittap to request copy of “VA Benefits at WBU- HI” for more detailed ** It is the student’s responsibility to properly communicate with the certifying officials when enrolling and/or dropping a class.
Employers often assist their employees in paying for continued education or degree completion. Check your organization’s educational policies for more information or speak to your supervisor. If your employer has a program that will pay for your tuition, fees, and/or books, you may provide WBU a letter detailing what the employer will pay. Students that can provide documentation of financial assistance may be allowed to register for coursework without paying at the time of registration. Employer Educational Assistance
Degree Programs The Hawaii Campus of Wayland Baptist University currently offers the following degrees: –Associate of Applied Science (AAS) –Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education (BSOE) prior to –Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) –Bachelor of Christian Ministry (BCM) –RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) [on-line] –Master of Management (MAM) –Master of Business Administration (MBA) –Master of Education (M.Ed.) –Master of Christian Ministry (MCM) –Master of Counseling (MAC) –Master of Public Administration (MPA)
THE BAS DEGREE This could be your degree!
The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree is designed to accommodate a diverse number of needs for working adult-learners. Several majors are available and will be covered in future slides. Options are built into each degree program plan to maximize credits for students including prior college course work, work experience, and ACE accredited work training. The information which follows will enable you to interpret and follow the BAS degree plan requirements more fully. When you meet with an academic advisor, the information contained in this presentation, as well as additional information about your degree plan, will assist you in academic decisions. You are also expected to read the academic, curriculum, and financial requirements in the student catalog and other student information packets provided during your enrollment with Wayland.
Degree Requirements To receive a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS), a student must complete the following requirements: Complete as a minimum, 124 semester hours of a degree plan course work, which includes: 43 hours in General Education Core 36 hours in a Major field of study 24 hours of Professional Development course work 12 hours Experiential Professional Development (Work Experience) or upper level course work in lieu of work experience 9 hours of Electives Complete a minimum of 52 non-junior college hours Complete 36 upper-division hours (3 and 4 thousand level courses) Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. This includes Wayland course work and hours transferred from other sources Complete at least 31 Wayland credits hours for residency
Majors Available Each major carries the option of several specializations that may be selected by the student to fit individual needs or unique training and work experience. For personalized counseling regarding professional needs and goals, contact your academic advisor. Business Administration Applied Science Human Services Religion Justice AdministrationManagement Career & Technology Education
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION The Business Degree for people on the GO!
Business Administration Major The Business Administration Major is designed to help students enhance their knowledge, analytical abilities, and critical thinking skills in a practical, business administration field. The accounting, economics, management, law, and organizational curriculum is intended to build upon previous educational and practical experience, to develop a business administrative career. Specializations available in the Business Administration Major include: ■ General Business ■ Health Care Administration ■ Human Resource Management ■ Technical Management ■ Others
Business Administration Major with a Specialization in General Business Business Administration Major with a Specialization in Human Resource Management The Specialization in General Business is designed to prepare those who want to pursue a career in business. The curriculum focuses on marketing, management, business law, information systems and computer applications. This major is intended to build upon previous educational and practical business experience, adding training in business administration. The Specialization in Human Resource Management is specifically for those who have a minimum of 12 semester hours of HR management credit. This specialization is intended to build upon previous educational and practical experience, adding training in the business administration for those working towards management positions in human resource or administrative fields. It’s focus is on human resources, organizational behavior, structure and process, as well as informational systems.
Business Administration Major with a Specialization in Health Care Administration Business Administration Major with a Specialization in Technical Management The Specialization in Health Care Administration is designed to prepare those who want to pursue a career in administration and management in the Health Care Field. The curriculum is intended to build upon previous educational and practical medical experience, adding training in the business administration, health care law, delivery systems, marketing, administration & organization of health care facilities, and more. The Specialization in Technical Management is specifically for those who have a minimum of 12 semester hours of hands-on, technical credit. This specialization is intended to build upon previous educational and practical technical experience, adding training in the business administration for those working towards management positions in technical or administrative fields.
HUMAN SERVICES People helping people.
Human Services Major The Human Services Major provides the tools students need to understand society, social institutions and structures, and the impact of culture on collective and individual behavior. With a solid base including broad experience in psychology and sociology, Wayland’s goal is to prepare students for graduate study and for professional occupations from law enforcement to social service agencies when they graduate in the Human Services Major. Early Childhood Development Specialization- Students further concentrate on preschool literacy, phonics, curriculum and planning, care, health, safety and nutrition and child development.
JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION Help keep our Society Safe
Justice Administration Major The Justice Administration Major is designed to prepare students for entry into or to sharpen an existing knowledge base in a career in municipal, state, or national law enforcement. Job training related to these fields may also be applied in this major. Studies of Criminal law and criminology, the American legal system, cultural diversity, public administration, ethics, with practical aspects in community relations, forensics, deviance, juvenile delinquency, dispute resolution are a few of the courses of study available.
MANAGEMENT Leading Businesses & Organizations
Management Major This major prepares students for a professional career in management and helps them face challenges in the new millennium. Business law, ethics, dynamics of leadership, HR management and organizational behavior are a few of the core offerings. It is a practical and convenient way to complete an education tailored for current managers as well as aspiring leaders while preparing the student for graduate studies.
RELIGION Biblical Study & Practical Ministry
Religion Major Pastors, Church Directors, Missionaries to foreign countries, Bible Study and Sunday school teachers, laymen, and those interested in increasing their biblical, theological, historical, educational and practical knowledge in religion will be challenged by this BAS degree. Up to 12 credits from ministry experience can be transferred into this degree program. There are many directions this major may take depending on the student’s passion.
CAREER & TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION Training for the Trades & Industry
Career & Technology Education Major This major is designed to build upon previous education and experience in a technical field. Teachers and trainers in the technical fields are well suited for this degree. Curriculum includes professional roles and responsibilities, instruction and assessment, designing, delivering and managing instruction, developing aims and objectives of workforce development, human relations for technical instructors and more.
Applied Science You have learned things no classroom could ever teach you…now get credit for it.
Applied Science Major This major is an individualized program designed to enable students who have previous ACE accredited academic, professional or technical education to work toward their baccalaureate degree. Possible specializations within the Applied Science major include: aviation mechanics, logistics, management information systems, administration, avionics, drafting technology, electronics technology, foreign languages, law enforcement, fire science, and various other technical and academic fields. The list of possibilities is long, with over 164 different specializations. Check with an academic advisor for the best major to meet your degree needs. Applied Science Major with a Specialization in Education, Training and Development This specialization is designed for training professionals in the corporate setting, such as instructors, technical writers, and educational consultants.
Bachelor of CHRISTIAN MINISTRY Equipping for ministry! The Christian Ministry Major is designed to provide training for those in pastoral, missions, youth ministries, and other areas of religious ministry. The Wayland degree will provide pre-seminary training for those planning to enter religious graduate programs. Major requirements are divided into the biblical, historical, theological, educational, religious, and practical areas.
THE DEGREE PLAN Your map to the future!
This is what the top of an official degree plan looks like. The information contained in this portion of the degree plan is where most of the mistakes that can happen…will. It is important that you speak with an academic advisor to ensure the coursework you are taking will meet all degree requirements including the ones contained in the top of the degree plan. Top of the Degree Plan
General Education The General Education portion of the degree program is what makes the BAS a liberal arts education. It includes English, History, Math, Science, Foreign Language, Religion, Political Science, Communications, Computer Science, and Physical Education credits. This section is often referred to as the “GE Requirements,” & is somewhat standardized from school to school. Speak to an academic counselor about any questions you have regarding transfer credit into this area.
The Graduate Exit Seminar (GRAD 4101) is required for all students wishing to graduate with their Bachelor’s degree. The course is considered a capstone course in which you will use your learning at Wayland Baptist University to complete an assessment in you major field of study and general education. Additionally, students will assess their professional growth and development, build a resume and portfolio, discuss interviewing techniques and reflect on their education at Wayland. Graduate Exit Seminar
Major and Specialization This is an example of the Major/Specialization portion of a degree plan using a Business Administration Major. Each major or major with a specialization has a specific list of courses that are required to complete all the degree requirements. When you speak with a counselor or receive a degree plan, carefully follow the listed requirements.
Elective or Minor All BAS students must complete 9 semester hours of elective credit. If a student wants a minor in a specific field he or she must earn 18 semester hours of credit in their minor subject area instead of elective credit. The minor must contain a minimum of 6 semester hours of upper division credit. (see an academic advisor for details)
Practicum/Internship & Professional Development The Experiential Professional Development is the portion of the BSOE degree that makes it unique from traditional BA or BS degrees. Wayland Baptist University is able to evaluate 4 or more years of employment evaluations for up to 12 semester hours of Upper Level internship credit. Speak to an academic advisor about documenting your employment for college credit. The Professional Development portion of the BAS degree is additional credit that supports the major. The requirements change from major to major, so please speak with your academic advisor regarding what courses you must take to fulfill this portion.
Transfer Credit Wayland Baptist University accepts transfer credit to the BAS program from any regionally accredited college or university. Students can test out of a maximum of 42 semester hours of CLEP or DANTES test credits. ACT and SAT scores can also be evaluated for Math and English credit. Advance Placement (AP) test credit is eligible for transfer. Wayland Baptist University currently accepts all American Council on Education (ACE) evaluated academic credit, including military credit and some governmental and civilian training. Community College of the Air Force is limited to 48 hours of transfer credit. Some professional training is eligible for evaluation for credit. Speak to an academic advisor about education or training you think may be eligible for transfer or evaluation. The degree plan can be a complicated process. It is easy to overlook a degree requirement which can postpone graduation. Degree plans are provided annually and are guides for completing your degree. If you have questions about your progress, please contact an academic advisor. Degree Requirements
Residency Requirements All Wayland students, seeking a degree in Associates of Applied Science (AAS) and/or Bachelors of Applied Science (BAS), must complete a prescribed number of Wayland course hours to establish institutional residency. For a BSOE degree the residency requirements are 31 semester hours, and the AAS requires 18 semester hours. Residency hours may be completed at any time in a student’s program and at any Wayland location or through Wayland Virtual Campus courses. Non-resident credit includes credit by transfer, test examination credit, evaluation of prior learning assessment, and valid work experience.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES A Window into Wayland
Academic Transcripts To obtain a Wayland academic transcript from the office of the registrar a student must: Have completed at least one Wayland class with a passing score. Have a complete file on record including official transcript(s). Have a zero ($0) account balance. Pay the appropriate transcript fee ($5.00). Request Transcript in writing using the official transcript request form, which is available at any office and online. For on-line request, go to: Transcripts take a minimum of two weeks to receive.
Grade Policy Students may check their grades after the term by visiting the WBU website IQWEB and logging onto the IQ web page with their Power Campus number and pass word.IQWEB Student grades are maintained at the Hawaii Campus. A student may come in to any office to receive course grades with picture I.D. At no time will student course grades be released over the phone or to a third party without written permission due to Federal Privacy requirements.
Standards of Conduct Wayland proudly adheres to high standards of intellectual, personal, and spiritual values. Convinced that self-discipline is more desirable than outside force, and that the truly educated person must pursue what is right under all circumstances, Wayland charges each student with the obligation to preserve these standards. Each student enrolled at Wayland is responsible for reading and abiding by the rules and regulations as printed in the University Academic Catalog. Classroom Contact Hours Most Wayland Baptist Hawaii-Campus terms are 10, 5, & 3 weeks in length with each course meeting from 5:30 PM. until 10:00 PM. See schedule for details and exact dates. Break periods and individual study time outside the class do not count toward classroom hours.
Learning Outcomes at Wayland Wayland Baptist University’s accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), mandates that a record of the learning outcomes attained during the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program be maintained by the student and Wayland Baptist University. These outcomes will be tracked through student portfolios, college or university transcripts, capstone courses, tests, exit interviews, employer surveys, and other sources. Outcomes attained at Wayland will be tracked and documented by the student, staff, and faculty. Guidance for maintaining these records will be promulgated through newsletters, counseling sessions and classroom activities.
Attendance Policy Students enrolled at Wayland Baptist University should make every effort to attend all classes. All absences must be explained to the satisfaction of the instructor, who will decide if the omitted work may be made up. Any student who misses 25% (normally more than 2 sessions) of the regularly scheduled class meetings will receive a grade of “F” for that course. If a student is going to be absent for more than 25% of the classes, they may withdraw before the sixth week to avoid receiving a failing grade. When a student reaches a number of absences considered to be excessive by the instructor, the instructor will so advise the student and file an Unsatisfactory Progress Report with the Campus Dean. Additional attendance policies for each course can be further defined by the instructor in the course syllabus. If an instructor fails to appear or fails to send notice of arrival within the first 30 minutes of a class period, students may leave without incurring an absence. The student may petition the Campus Dean for exceptions to the above stated policies.
Plagiarism Intellectual integrity and truthfulness are fundamental to scholarship. Scholars, whether performing as students or as teachers, are engaged in a search for truth. Plagiarism is a form of cheating and also a form of thievery. It is a breech of scholarly responsibility, unethical, and illegal. Plagiarism occurs when a student fails to give proper credit when information is quoted or paraphrased. Carelessness is no excuse. If there is any doubt about what constitutes plagiarism in any particular class, a student should consult the professor before submitting the paper in question. Smoking/Drinking Wayland Baptist University is a smoke and alcohol free environment. Smoking, use of tobacco products, or alcoholic beverages is not permitted in any classroom. Smoking or use of tobacco products is only permitted outside the buildings.
Student Appeals The process for student appeals or grievances is detailed in the University Policies and Procedures Manual and Student Handbook. This manual is readily available on line in the Student Handbook. Open link: Student HandbookStudent Handbook Typically, the appeal process begins with the instructor. If a satisfactory decision is not rendered, the process continues through the Executive Director/ Campus Dean and the Vice President for Academic and Student Services, Main Campus. A student experiencing discriminatory or sexual harassing behavior by peers, instructors, or staff should directly contact the Executive Director/ Campus Dean immediately.
Drop/Add a class A student is considered having officially withdrawn from a course ONLY after he or she has notified the Wayland Hawaii Campus staff IN WRITING and paid all accounts. Students are required to complete a Change of Schedule Request in order to officially Drop, Withdraw, or switch a class. Failure to complete the proper paperwork can result in a failing grade or no grade for a class completed. Please notify the Wayland staff if your name is not listed on a class roster in which you feel you have properly enrolled. VERY IMPORTANT - If you simply stop going to class, and you have not withdrawn from the class, you may receive a failing grade because you did not notify the Executive Director/Campus Dean in writing that you wished to drop the class or fill out an official drop form. SPEAK WITH A COUNSELOR IF YOU NOTICE ANY DISCREPANCIES ON A GRADE LETTER IMMEDIATELY. CHANGES MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE IF YOU WAIT FOR MORE THAN ONE TERM TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE!
Contact Information For a problem in a degree plan: Students should direct problems within their degree plan to an academic advisor. Please do not bypass the advisor by calling Main Campus. This action may prolong solving the problem, as all bypassed inquiries will be re-directed back to the Hawaii Campus advisors. For financial aid problems: Students experiencing financial aid problem should meet with a Financial Aid Advisor at the Aiea Campus. For account problems: Students experiencing account problems should direct these issues to the Campus financial assistant. If a student is unable to pay the balance on a past-due account, the student should call the Campus financial aid office immediately.
Evaluations Wayland believes in continuous evaluation to assess its academic programs. As such, all Wayland students can anticipate evaluation activities both during and outside class. Testing areas may include the general education core, major field, and student opinion surveys. Test and survey data are used to help improve Wayland programs. Students are also asked to evaluate instructors for each class. These surveys are sent directly to the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness in Plainview. Instructors and the Executive Director/ Campus Dean receive summary reports for each class and are never allowed to see individual evaluation sheets.
WBU web site Students can: – View Grades – View inventory of textbooks Books – View campus classifieds (see Pono ‘Uhane bookstore to list textbooks and sell items) – Access Blackboard/ IQ web – View Course syllabi and instructor data – Enroll in Face to Face as well as Virtual Campus (on-line) classes.
GRADUATION Commencement is a very special part of the Wayland experience. Graduation gives graduates, families, friends, and the Wayland faculty and staff the opportunity to celebrate the achievement of an important academic milestone. Graduates must apply for graduation about 5 months in advance of the ceremony date. For further information regarding graduation requirements, speak with your academic advisor or Graduation Coordinator. Graduation application deadlines are posted on the Hawaii web site.
Graduating with honors A student graduating with the baccalaureate degree who has been in residence for at least 60 semester hours, has earned a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or greater on all work taken at Wayland, and who meets the required GPA for all work including non transfer and transfer work is eligible for graduation with Latin honors. Latin honor designations include the following: Honor DesignationRequired Cumulative GPA Cum Laude (with Honors)3.50 to 3.69 GPA Magna Cum Laude (with high honors)3.70 to 3.89 GPA Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors)3.90 or above GPA Graduation honors may be awarded to students graduating with the baccalaureate degree if at least 60 semester hours of credit with letter grades (A,B,C, etc.) from all sources have been earned, and if they have achieved a GPA of 3.50 or greater on all work taken at Wayland and if they meet the required GPA for all work including transfer work. Honor designations include the following: Honor DesignationRequired Cumulative GPA Certificate of Honor3.50 to 3.98 Certificate of Distinction3.99 to 4.0
Aiea Office Kauhale St., D-14, Aiea, Hawaii, 96701, and fax: Camp Smith ● Schofield Hickam AFB ● Tripler Kaneohe MCBH Pearl Harbor CONCLUSION For more information about the degree programs with Wayland Baptist University and how to complete the BAS degree, please contact an academic advisor at the Hawaii Campus office nearest you: Thank you for choosing Wayland Baptist University. We are committed to serving your educational and professional development needs. Hawaii Campus Homepage: click hereclick here Main Campus Homepage: click hereclick here
Orientation Memo A memo certifying that you have viewed this orientation is included in the Application Packet, and is required for enrollment at Wayland Baptist University. Please fill out the memo and turn it into your academic advisor with your Application for Admission and other required Admission paperwork. If you do not have the memo certifying that you have viewed this orientation, go to the Hawaii web page and print off a copy to sign and submit to your Academic Advisor.