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Academic Integrity:

The pursuit of knowledge can only move forward when scholars take responsibility for and receive credit for their own work. Essential to scholarship within academia is the recognition of individual contributions to knowledge and of the intellectual property of others. Proper recognition builds trust and encourages the sharing of ideas and information. As students participate in academia they are learners, researchers, and colleagues with equal responsibility to credit the work of others as well as to present their own ideas and thoughts. Presentation of others' work or ideas as one's own is intellectually dishonest and undermines the educational process.

 

Standards

Academic integrity is violated by any dishonest act which is committed in an academic context, even if the individual committing the act did not intend to be dishonest or was not aware that their behavior was a violation of intellectual honesty. Such acts can include, but are not restricted to, cheating, collusion, plagiarism, and other activities which undermine the educational process through misrepresentation such as:

 

·         Buying or selling papers, essays, homework, or research for academic purposes

·         Misrepresenting of facts or circumstances in relation evaluative activities

·         Altering or falsifying records including social work field placement logs

·         Unauthorized use of ETS facilities, equipment, computer accounts, logs, computer software, or supplies

·         Misrepresenting one's own or another's identity for academic purposes

 

Collusion

Collusion occurs when one individual attempts or an attempt to assist another student in an act of intellectual dishonesty. Collusion is not the same as group or collaborative learning which occurs when students are assigned to work together by an instructor who provides guidelines for the method of presenting the work, which distinguishes between individual students’ contributions if needed. Acceptable levels of collaboration vary in different courses, and students are expected to consult with their instructor if they are uncertain whether their cooperative activities are acceptable.

 

Cheating

Cheating is the fraudulent or dishonest presentation of work. Cheating includes but is not limited to: the use or attempted use of unauthorized aids in examinations or other academic exercises submitted for evaluation; fabrication, falsification, or misrepresentation of data, results, sources for papers or reports, or in clinical practice, as in reporting experiments, measurements, statistical analyses, tests, or other studies never performed; manipulating or altering data or other manifestations of research to achieve a desired result; selective reporting, including the deliberate suppression of conflicting or unwanted data; falsification of papers, official records, or reports; copying from another student's work; actions that destroy or alter the work of another student; unauthorized cooperation in completing assignments or during an examination; the use of purchased essays or term papers, or of purchased preparatory research for such papers; submission of the same written work in more than one course without prior written approval from the instructors involved; dishonesty in requests for make-up exams, for extensions of deadlines for submitting papers, and in any other matter relating to a course.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the act of taking the words, ideas, data, illustrations, or statements of another person or source, and presenting them as one's own. Each student is responsible for learning and using proper methods of paraphrasing and footnoting, quotation, and other forms of citation, to ensure that the original author, speaker, illustrator, or source of the material used is clearly acknowledged.

 

 

Student Roles in the Maintaining Academic Integrity

Students have a responsibility to maintain high standards of academic integrity in their own work, and thereby to maintain the integrity of their degree. It is their responsibility to be familiar with, and understand, the ETS policy on academic integrity.

 

Students who become aware of a violation of academic integrity by a fellow student should respond in one of the following ways:

 

1.       Students may discuss their concerns with the student whom they suspect of a violation. Direct contact by another student may be the best means of resolving the problem. Repeated demonstration of student concern for academic integrity will in the long run build a peer-regulated community.

 

2.       If the incident is a major violation or part of a repeated pattern of violations, students should bring their concerns to the attention of the instructor or one of the ETS co-directors. Suspected violations by students reported to members of the faculty will be handled according to the procedures set forth below.

 

3.       Students who have serious concern that a faculty member is not living up to his or her responsibility to safeguard and promote academic integrity should speak with the faculty member directly, or should bring their concern to the attention of one of the co-directors.

 

Faculty Roles in Fostering Academic Integrity

Faculty members should provide students with a positive environment for learning and intellectual growth and, by their words and actions, promote conditions that foster academic integrity. Faculty should be concerned about the impact of their behavior on students. Students are sensitive to messages communicated in informal discussions and in casual faculty remarks about personal decisions and value judgments. Students are perhaps most sensitive to how responsibly faculty members fulfill their obligations to them in the careful preparation of classes, in the serious evaluation of student achievement, and in their genuine interest in and availability to students.

 

Faculty should promote academic integrity in the following specific ways.

 

1.       At the beginning of each course, instructors should discuss academic integrity in order to promote an ongoing dialogue about academic integrity and to set the tone and establish guidelines for academic integrity within the context of the course, e.g., the extent to which collaborative work is appropriate. Where relevant, instructors should discuss why, when, and how students must cite sources in their written work.

2.       Instructors should provide students with a written syllabus that states course requirements and, when available, examination dates and times.

 

3.       Instructors are encouraged to prepare new examinations and assignments where appropriate each term in order to ensure that no student obtains an unfair advantage over his or her classmates by reviewing exams or assignments from prior semesters. If previous examinations are available to some students, faculty members should insure that all students in the course have similar access. Course examinations should be designed to minimize the possibility of cheating, and course paper assignments should be designed to minimize the possibility of plagiarism.

 

4.       Proctors should be present at all examinations, including the final examination, and should provide students with an environment that encourages honesty and prevents dishonesty.

 

5.       Faculty should be careful to respect students' intellectual property and the confidentiality of student academic information.

 

6.       Assignment of grades, which is the sole responsibility of the instructor, should be awarded in a manner fair to all students.

 

Leadership Team Roles in Promoting Academic Integrity

 

Members of the ETS leadership team, including co-directors, have overall responsibility for academic integrity within the Institute. In particular, the responsibilities of leadership team members include the following:

 

·         promoting an environment where academic integrity is a priority for both students and faculty,

·         ensuring that students who are honest are not placed at an unfair disadvantage, and

·         establishing procedures to adjudicate charges of academic dishonesty and to protect the rights of all parties.

 

Process for Responding to acts of Academic Dishonesty

When a faculty member determines that a student's work violates the standards of academic integrity, that faculty member should discuss the violation with the student and impose a grading penalty. A written notification describing the incident and the grading penalty is to be sent to ETS administrative office to be included in the student’s record. This written notification should also be sent to the co-directors. The student will be given an opportunity to respond to the faculty member’s notification in writing. While a case is pending, the student may not withdraw from or change status in the course.

 

Each reported violation of the standards of academic integrity will be reviewed by a member of the ETS leadership team. The leadership team, at its discretion, may interview any individual with knowledge pertinent to the case. Penalties for students found responsible for violations will depend upon the seriousness and circumstances of the violation, the degree of premeditation involved, and the student's previous record of violations. The leadership team may simply affirm the faculty member's penalty and issue the student a "warning," or it may recommend a different grading penalty and/or impose additional administrative penalties. Such penalties may include probation, suspension or expulsion from the Institute, all of which become part of a student’s academic record and are reportable to graduate/professional schools and outside agencies. Appeal of the leadership team’s decision may be made by written request to Director of Social Work Education (for social work courses) or the Director of Social Science Education (for all other courses) not later than ten days following notice of the leadership team’s decision.


 
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Attendance Policy:

Attendance Policy

 

Tardiness

Students are expected to arrive at classes before the classroom instruction had begun. Tardiness will not be tolerated. More than 9 minutes late or early departure without prior authorization from the professor qualifies as a “tardy” which is counted as an absence when determining whether or not the student has completed enough course sessions to pass the class. Professors who include attendance or class participation in their grading scheme make count a tardy as less than or equal to an absence, at their own discretion.

 

Students who are tardy to a class should enter quietly and try to refrain from disrupting the class. If an exam or activity is in process the professor will often be unable to interrupt the event to include the student, so tardy students should sit quietly until they can be integrated into the class activity.[1] Leaving class before the class is scheduled to end does not counts as a tardy if done less than ten minutes before the class is dismissed (and the student was on time to that class session) if the student has permission has prior permission from the instructor to leave early. Leaving more than ten minutes before the class is dismissed, arriving late and then leaving early, or arriving on time and leaving early without permission of the instructor is marked as a “tardy” for attendance purposes.

 

Student Action

Marked as:

Arrives on time or before class begins and does not leave early

Present/On Time

Arrives within 9 minutes of time class is scheduled to begin and does not leave before the class is dismissed

Present/Late

Arrives 10 minutes or later after class is scheduled to begin and does not leave before the class is dismissed

Tardy

Arrives on time or before class begins but leaves less than ten minutes before the class is dismissed with the prior permission of the professor

Present/On Time

Arrives on time or before class begins but leaves less than ten minutes before the class is dismissed and does not have prior permission from the professor

Tardy

Arrives on time or before class begins but leaves 10 minutes or more before the class is dismissed

Tardy

Arrives within 9 minutes of the time class is scheduled to begin and leaves before the class is dismissed

Tardy

Arrives 10 minutes or later after the class is scheduled to begin and leaves before the class is dismissed

Tardy

 

 

Absences

Exact protocol depends on the professor but Institute policy is that absences from more than three hours of instruction in a two credit course and four hours of instruction in a four credit course leads to an automatic dismissal from the course and the student must subsequently retake the course. The student may be charged a fee to retake the course. No absences are allowed from half credit courses and only once absence (from a single hour of instruction), with the professor’s permission, is allowed from a one credit course.

 

Credit Hours of Course

Number of Times Absent or Tardy

(Per scheduled instruction hour)

Result

Less than 1 unit

Any tardy or absence

Fail if a pass/fail class; grade of less than 5 if a graded class

1 or 1.5 units

1 (without prior permission)

Fail if a pass/fail class; grade of less than 5 if a graded class

1 or 1.5 units

1 (with prior permission)

No mandatory penalty

 

1 or 1.5 units

More than 1

Fail if a pass/fail class; grade of less than 5 if a graded class

2 or 2.5 units

2 or fewer

No mandatory penalty

 

2 or 2.5 units

More than 2

Fail if a pass/fail class; grade of less than 5 if a graded class

3 or 3.5 units

3 or fewer

No mandatory penalty

 

3 or 3.5 units

More than three

Fail if a pass/fail class; grade of less than 5 if a graded class

4 or 4.5 units

4 or fewer

No mandatory penalty

 

4 or 4.5 units

More than 4

Fail if a pass/fail class; grade of less than 5 if a graded class

5 or more units

5 or fewer

No mandatory penalty

 

5 or more units

More than 5

Fail if a pass/fail class; grade of less than 5 if a graded class

 

 

There is no such thing as an “excused” absence at ETS. Any absence from class, for whatever reason, counts as an absence. In the event of a documented serious illness or documented death in the immediate family, students who are unable to attend classes and are forced to withdraw from the class may have the fees waived which would normally be charged to retake the class. A request to waive fees for retaking a class due to illness or the death of an immediate family member should be submitted in writing along with external documentation of the event (such as letter from ones’ doctor) to the ETS administration before the conclusion of the semester in which the student missed the class sessions or within 14 days of missing the class sessions, whichever comes last. Students are not required to disclose the nature of their illness in order to request a waiver of fees.

 

Informing the Professor and Allowance to Complete Missed Work

If a student is going to be late or absent from class they should inform the ETS office and/or the professor as soon as possible via email or by phone. This is a common courtesy expected in the workplace and should be observed by all ETS students, as students are preparing for professional social work practice. It is not necessary to inform the professor of the exact nature of ones’ illness or personal problems which are preventing class attendance, however, if an absence from class is caused by serious illness or death of an immediate family member, the student should inform the professor of that fact as soon as possible to facilitate the process of waiving the fees normally charged to retake a class in case the student fails the class due to absence from too many course sessions.

 

If a student is late or absent it is their responsibility to obtain the information presented in the class, including information about course assignments, which was presented during their absence. Students are responsible for turning coursework in on time, attending examinations, and contributing equitably to group projects even when tardy to class or absent from class. Generally, if a student misses an exam or fails to turn in an assignment because they are late or absent from class, they will receive a failing grade for the exam or assignment.

 

However, if the absence or tardy was due to a documented illness, death of an immediate family member, natural disaster (such as serious flooding which hindered the student’s travel), or civil unrest (such as large demonstrations blocking access to transportation routes), the student may make a request for an exemption to this policy. In this case the student must make the request in writing by email within 7 days of the event to the professor. The professor must then submit the request with his or her approval or disapproval to an ETS director where it will be documented in the student’s permanent school record. This process is in place to assure that student’s do not abuse the option for exemptions to this aspect of the attendance policy.

 

Written Reminders

A written reminder of the ETS attendance policy is provided by email to the student from the professor and copied to the ETS administrative office (kontak.ETS@gmail.com) in the event of the following student behaviors:

1.       Student is tardy more than one time in a single class.

2.       Student is absent more than two times from a single class.

3.       Student is absent more than two times (cumulatively) from two or more classes taught by the same professor.

4.       Student leaves the class early without permission.

5.       Student leaves the class early with permission more than one time in a single class.

6.       Student leaves the class early with permission more than one time (cumulatively) in two or more classes taught by the same professor.

 

This email may also be sent earlier, at the professor’s discretion, and is simply a method of reminding the student of the policy. It is not a written warning and will not be regarding as a disciplinary measure.

 

Documentation of Attendance

Attendance is taken in hard copy or electronically by the professor or the professor’s designee (usually a TSA or TA). The method for recording attendance is up to the professor. Each professor is required to keep detailed attendance records for each student including dates, session hours missed, tardiness, and any exceptions to the normal class procedures for absences. Students should track their own attendance for each class in their daily planner or in another format that they find useful. However, a student who is unsure of their attendance record can always request an update from their professor, which is provided as a courtesy to the student. A professor’s records of attendance are submitted (electronically or in hard copy; the format may vary depending on the needs and resources of the administrative office) within 7 days of completing the course or within 7 days of the conclusion of the academic term, whichever date comes first.



[1] It is appropriate, but not required, that students demonstrate professional conduct by apologizing to the instructor and/or his/her student colleagues for being tardy. Professional apologies include taking responsibility for ones actions rather than giving an excuse or an explanation which can be construed as an excuse.


 
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Computer Use:

The Institute encourages all members of its community to use electronic communications in a manner that is respectful to others. The following examples, though not covering every situation, specify some of the responsibilities that accompany computer use at the Institute:

Functionality and Availability

You must ensure that your actions and the computers you own or that are assigned for your use do not negatively impact the functionality and availability of the Institute computer systems and network services. You must ensure that your computer is properly maintained, including having up-to-date anti-virus protection and operating system patches.

Computer Accounts

You must use only your own computer account(s), and may not attempt to impersonate the identities of others. You may not supply false or misleading data nor improperly obtain another's password in order to gain access to computers or network systems, data or information.

Information Security

You are responsible and accountable for all use and security of the electronic resources you own or use, including but not limited to computer account(s), passwords, personal computer(s), electronic data, and network access. You should make appropriate use of the software, system and network-provided protection features and take precautions against others obtaining access to your computer resources. Passwords must never be shared.

Shared Resources

You may not encroach on another's use of computer resources. Such activities would include, but are not limited to, tying up computer and network resources for downloading or sharing music, movies, software or other files, or other non-academic applications; sending harassing messages; sending frivolous or excessive messages, including chain letters, junk mail, spam, and other types of broadcast messages, either locally or over the Internet; using excessive amounts of storage; downloading or installing programs or files without permission; viewing pornography or other offensive material on Institute computers; or physically damaging systems.

Enstiti a ankouraje tout manm li yo ki fè pati de sistèm nan pou itilize mwayen kominikasyo elektronik yon fason pou yo depase limit respè youn pou lòt la. Egzanp sa yo ou pral we la yo, yo pa kouvri tout sitiyasyon sa yo, yo espesifye kèk responsablite ki akonpanye itilizasyon nan enstiti a.

Fonksyónman ak disponibilite

Ou gen kòm devwa pou asire ke aksyon wap mennen yo ak odinatè wap itilize a menm sil pa pou ou, pa gen okenn enpak negatif sou fonsyónman ak disponibilite sistèm enfomatik ak rezo sevis enstiti a. Ou gen kòm devwa pou asire ke odinatèw la byen mentni, sa vle di pou l gen bon jan bon anti virus ak sistèm eksplwatation adekwa.

Kont daksè Odinatè yo

Ou dwe itilize selman pwop kont paw sou odinatè w la, epi ou pa ka fè tet ou pase pou yon lòt moun. Ou pa ka divilge okenn enfòmasyon voye moute ni enfomasyon ki pa verite, ou pa ge dwa pou cheche konn modpas okenn lot moun nan bi pou gen aksè sou odinate sou li, ni aksè sou sistèm rezo a, ni aksè pou jwenn done ak lot enfomasyon.

Enfòmasyon sou sekirite

Ou se responsab e gen kontwòl sou itilizasyon ak sekirite tout resous elektwonik ki pou ou e ke wap itilize, nap pale de kont aksè sou odinatè, modpas, odinate pèsonèl, done elektronik ak aksè sou pwop rezo ou. Ou sipoze itilize de manyè apwopriye pwogram, sistèm ak pwoteksyon rezo wap itilize a founi epi pran tout prekosyon nesesè pou pou lòt moun pa gen aksè a resous ou genyen sou odinatèw la. Pa janm pateje modpas ou ak lot moun.

Pataje Resous

Ou pa ta sipoze ap pede itilize resous ki sou odinatè lòt moun. Tankou ap, telechaje dokiman pyès jwent yo voye pou ou, pataje mizik, fim, pwogram ak lòt dokiman, menm jan ak aplikasyon ki pa antre nan okenn kad akademik ; tankou voye mesaj anbarasan, mesaj frivòl oubyen twò gwo mesaj ki depase limit, nou vle pale de chèn mesaj, mesaj blag, spam oubyen lot mesaj moun ap gaye nenpòt kòman, bay moun manyè lokal oubyen sou tou entènèt la an jeneral ; pandan wap itilize twòp espas, pandan wap telechaje oubyen enstale pwogram oubyen fichye san pemisyon, pandan wap visyalize fim pòno oubyen lòt bagay ofansif sou odinatè enstiti a ; oubyen pandan wap kraze sistèm nan.

 
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Credit Hours:

Generally 13 hours of classroom instruction equal one credit hour. Some courses may also require study group participation (both structured and unstructured study groups), labs, field work and additional out of class activities; these hours do not count when determining the number of credits offered for a particular course. While all degree-seeking students are required to complete a field work internships related to their study of social work, only these pre-approved work or field experiences are eligible for social work credit. The program does not grant social work credit for life experiences or previous work experience.
 
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Dress Code:

ETS students should maintain appropriate dress for classes, institute functions, research internships, and field placements (social work internships). Students are encouraged to dress in a “professional casual” style and should avoid wearing sandals, ripped or embellished jeans, t-shirts, spaghetti strap dresses, shorts, or any clothing that exposes the lower back, stomach, or breasts. Sleeveless dresses or blouses may be appropriate for women while sleeveless shirts are not appropriate for men. Students with tattoos are advised to wear clothing that covers their tattoo while at their field placement or research internship. Most students choose to wear clean and pressed jeans, slacks, blouses, collared polo shirts, button down oxford shirts or dresses.
 
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Faculty Code of Conduct:

All academic faculty members including visiting faculty and instructors understand and agree to the following:

• To encourage the free pursuit of learning in students.

• To protect each student’s academic freedom. • To model appropriate professional behavior.

• To demonstrate respect for students as individuals.

• To assure that evaluation of students reflects their true merits.

• To avoid any exploitation of students for private advantage and to acknowledge significant assistance from them.

• To maintain appropriate boundaries with students particularly in regard to off-campus contact, asking for, giving or accepting favors or gifts, and in establishing personal friendships.

• To exercise critical self-discipline and judgment in using, extending, and transmitting knowledge.

• To be effective in teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activities, and service.

• To follow Institute policies and regulations.

• To monitor the amount and character of any work outside the Institute, with due regard to responsibilities within it, particularly the responsibility to arrive on time and ready to teach for all scheduled classes.

• To show professional courtesy and respect for others in exchange of criticism, to refrain from complaining to students about policies, procedures or individual conflicts, and to directly resolve problems with those concerned in a timely manner.

• To accept a fair share of the responsibilities for the governance of the Institute.

The following behaviors are grounds for immediate disaffiliation with the Institute:

• Engaging in any form of sexual or romantic relationship with an Institute student.

• Asking for, giving, or accepting substantive gifts, bribes or favors from or to a student or their representative.

• Disrupting the learning and/or research environment of the Institute.

• Engaging in unethical or illegal behavior or in activities that violate Social Work values.

 
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Field Education:

The social work program is designed to meet the needs of our society through preparation of professionally educated social work practitioners. The social worker with BSW level training is expected to be a generalist practitioner in the field who possesses a wide range of knowledge and competencies in order to respond to a similarly wide range of social problems. The social worker with MSW level training is expected to possess both general social work knowledge and competencies, as well as specialized knowledge and skills related to either interpersonal practice or macro practice social work. Historically the profession of social work has considered field work a primary means of providing students the opportunity to integrate knowledge, value and skills.

In field work settings, students learn by doing. Because no credit is given for life experience or previous work experience, all students must complete the required number of field work hours while in the program. Students are placed in social and human service organizations to gain practice experience working with individuals, groups, families, and communities. They also gain and contribute knowledge related to organizational policy and administration, and to laws and policies related to populations and funding of social service organizations. Students are expected to apply research knowledge and skills such as reviewing literature related to the field of practice, and data gathering regarding client progress, needs of a population, and program outcomes.

A quality field placement experience is an essential component of baccalaureate social work preparation and should include the opportunity to learn and practice some of the following social work tasks:

• Administration and interpretation of assessment checklists

• Advocacy for group/communities

• Advocacy for individual

• Case Intervention planning and evaluation

• Case Management (for individual, family, couple, group)

• Child or adult custody assessments and recommendations

• Child welfare case management

• Community organization

• Conduct case-finding activities in community

• Consultation regarding agency practice and policy development

• Coordination and evaluation of service delivery

• Development of social welfare policy

• Identification of presenting problem

• Impart general information and referral for assistance

• Interventions with individuals, couples, families or groups to enhance or restore the capacity for social functioning

• Intervention methods using specialized and formal interactions

• Interviewing clients regarding client’s situation

• Monitor client’s compliance with program’s expectations

• Program Intervention planning and evaluation

• Provide assistance, information and linkage to community resources

• Provide life-skills training

• Provision of training regarding community needs and problems

• Psychosocial assessment

• Research – design, data collection, and analysis

• Teaching or education of client

• Treatment planning and evaluation

Field experience offers students the opportunity to test and demonstrate their abilities and knowledge in a supervised educational setting while they integrate classroom learning with real life situations.

Opportunities are available for students to develop knowledge of professional practice at multiple system levels and with a variety of cultural, religious, gender and age groups. Students are assigned to a field instructor for supervision and instruction that oversees the learning experience and assists the student in designing appropriate learning activities and in integrating practice theory and practice skills. An individualized learning plan in the form of a Field Learning Agreement is developed in the beginning of the term jointly between the student, representatives of the field placement, and the field instructor. Its purpose is to identify the learning opportunities and practice experiences that will enable the student to address the goals of the course and to demonstrate the competencies upon which the student will be evaluated. Students may also participate in a field seminar. The field seminar provides an opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge about community resources, about a variety of models for practicing social work, and to gain consultation on practice issues.

 
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Grade Appeals:

If a student objects to a grade they receive in a course an appeal must be made in writing to one of the Institute’s directors. The appeal must be made within one week of receiving the grade in question. A committee composed of the directors and or their designees and one professor other than the professor who issued the disputed grade will evaluate and arbitrate.
 
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Grading Scale:

ETS uses a ten point grading scale. Students must receive at least a 5 in order to count the class towards their requirements for graduation. In some cases the student must receive a higher grade than a 5; this will be noted in the requirements for the specific degree program.

A Grade Point Average (GPA) can be calculated by adding the grades and then dividing by the total number of credit units taken. All students must have a GPA of at least 5 to remain in the program. Some students are required to have a higher GPA in order to receive scholarships and other forms of financial assistance.

Language and field placement courses use a pass/fail grading scale. Students who meet the minimum requirements of the course pass and can count completion of the course towards their degree requirements. Students who fail are required to retake the course. Professors can also elect to assign a pass/fail grade to a student who has audited the course, who is not required to take the course as a part of their degree plan, or who has had an excused medical absence and completes the course after the conclusion of the term.

Pass/Fail classes are denoted on the transcript as either P (pass) or F (fail) and are not included in the calculation of a student’s GPA.

Grade Description Letter Grade Equivalent
10 Outstanding A+
9 Excellent A
8 Very Good B+
7 Good B
6 Slightly Above Average C+
5 Average C
4 Needs Improvement C-/D+
3 Inadequate D
2 Poor D-
1 Failing F


Other important abbreviations found on the transcript are listed in the table below.

Abbreviation Description
DP Drop Student dropped or stopped attending the course after the fourth course meeting or after the fourth hour of a 1 unit or less course. This is a derogatory remark on the transcript and should be avoided.
W Withdraw Student withdrew from the course with the approval of the instructor and their program director for legitimate medical or family reasons.
GP Grade Pending A grade cannot yet be assigned for this course due to delays in grading or documentation.
M Multi-term course This course meets for more than one term; the student receives a grade in their final term only.
I Incomplete Student has not yet completed all the required work for this course.
P Pass The student has fulfilled all the requirements of the course.
F Fail The student has not mastered the content of the course.

 
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Information for Students Conducting Research:

Academic Research Requirement

Every degree-seeking student is required to complete a substantive research project. This project should be chosen in year two or three and completed by the second term of year four. Completing a substantive research project allows the student to explore issues of interest in greater detail, work closely with and learn from experienced researchers, and test theories learned in the classroom in the real world while strengthening analytical and writing skills. The research project should be developed by the student in consultation with a mentor (generally a faculty member) and once completed is reviewed and approved by three readers, at least two of whom are members of the social work or social science faculty.

Students may also participate in short-term research projects separate from their own thesis research under the supervision of faculty or visiting researchers. Such participation may be done for academic credit with prior permission and the development of a learning agreement.

Ethical Review Board

All research projects must be approved by the Ethical Review Board (ERB) before beginning any data collection. The ERB is comprised of faculty, staff, and volunteer consultants with expertise in research ethics. It convenes once per month or as needed to review research proposals. Proposed studies that do not involve human beings in any way, or which are done for a class assignment and will be published in any way, may be exempted from review. In this case, researchers should still file for ERB permission to conduct the study and wait to be granted a waiver of ERB oversight before beginning data collection.

 
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Instruction Methods:

ETS students are taught using current technology and may experience some of the following methods for instruction:

In-Person Courses: This most closely resembles a traditional university course. A professor meets with the students in person and teaches using lecture, small group activities, discussion and skills practice. Technology including audio and video technology may be integrated into the classroom experience.

Skype Courses: In these courses the instructor is in Michigan and teaches students using Skype. A teaching assistant or TSA is on hand to translate as needed, write on the board, and assist students in communicating with the professor. Students interact with the professor orally or using an instant messaging program. The professor may use screen sharing technology to enable students to see demonstrations of skills being taught in class.

Video Lecture Courses: Most often used for larger lecture courses, students meet at a regular time to view taped lectures or live streaming video of class lectures. This is most often used for foundational or introductory courses where students are being instructed on a broad range of topics within a given discipline. Study sessions are lead weekly by a teaching assistant. Written assignments and exams are graded by the professor though the teaching assistant is required to report attendance and participation in study sessions as a part of the overall course grade.

Hybrid Courses: These courses are a hybrid combining in person instruction with video lectures or skype-based teaching. A teaching assistant or TSA may lead study sessions to supplement the teaching given via other formats.

Language Video Courses: In these courses students watch videos of related topics and complete a series of written assignments. Assignments are collected by a TSA and graded by a professor in Michigan. There is no study session for this type of course.

Workshop Courses: Students attending a workshop course are required to be present and participate every time the course meets. Being tardy may result in the student being dismissed from the course. Students participate in a skills-based workshop led by a trained facilitator, who may or may not be the professor for the course. This type of course is used to teach skills and give students an opportunity to put theoretical knowledge into practice. Students are assigned readings for the course and must complete final projects, term papers or other written academic work to demonstrate mastery of course concepts. All written work is graded by the professor and attendance/participation in the workshop is factored into the final course grade. Students may take no more than two workshop courses per term.

 
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Language Policy:

All students must demonstrate acceptable fluency in written, oral and spoken English, French and Haitian Creole before graduating from the Institute with a university degree. This requirement is waived for students who are only completing a certificate program and will not be pursuing a BSW/BA at the Institute. An examination based on the United Nations Language Proficiency Exam will be offered regularly; students should be sure to take this exam as soon as they have reached an advanced level of language fluency rather than waiting until the last term of their academic program. All students are strongly advised to begin language study in their first term and to take advantage of language clubs and tutoring to develop confidence in their ability to speak and write in other languages.

Tout etidyan dwe montre konpetans yo nan ekri ak pale Anglè, Fransè, e Kreyòl Ayisyen anvan yo diplome nan Enstiti a oswa genyen yon diplom inivèsite. Kondisyon sa a pou etidyan k ap selman ranpli yon pwogram sètifika ki pap cheche yon BSW/BA nan Enstiti la. Nou pral ofri regilyèman egzamen ki baze sou Konpetans Langistik Nasyonzini. Tout etidyan ta dwe asire yo yo pran egzamen sa a le yo rive nan yon nivo avanse nan lang sa yo olye yo tann jiskaske dènye tem pwogram akademik yo rive. Nou aveti tout etidyan yo pou kòmanse etidye lang nan premye sesyon yo e pou pran avantaj de clèb lang ak kou patikilye ki devlope konfyans ak kapasite nan pale ak ekri lòt lang sa yo.

 
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Nondiscrimination Policy:

The Institute is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on individual’s abilities and qualifications. Consistent with this principle, it is therefore the Institute’s policy not to discriminate in offering access to its educational programs and activities or with respect to employment terms and conditions on the basis of gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, class or ethnicity.

Enstiti travay sosyal ak syans sosyal angaje pou founi yon anviwònman ki enklizif ak akeyan pou tout moun nan kominote nou an epi asire ke edikasyon ak travay pran desizyon ki baze sou kapasite kalifikasyon endivdyèl .konsenan prensip sa yo, regleman Enstiti a pa vle okenn diskriminasyon nan pwogram edikasyons ak aktivite ki gen rapò ak sèks, laj, relijyon, andikap, oryantasyon seksyèl, klas oubyen gwoup etnik.

 
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Privacy Rights:

Private student information includes all records related to admission, course work, evaluation, grading, and the student’s contact information. Private information will not be released to anyone without the student’s express written permission.
 
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Registration Deadlines:

ETS has three school terms per year: January through April (the January term), May through August (the Summer term), and September through December (the September term). Current students are required to register by the following dates:

December 15th for the January term

April 10th for the May term

August 10th for the September term

Any current student who has not registered by that date is required to pay a late registration fee of 500 gourdes. Some students, after choosing their classes and registering for them, decide to drop or add a class from their schedule. Students may change their class schedule only one time per term. We encourage students to make a final decision on all changes they would like to make and submit them together to the office. Students who request a schedule change after they have already made once change to their schedule will be required to pay a fee of 500 gourdes. Students who wish to make a change to their schedule within between the registration deadline and the first three weeks of the term may do so one time only, and must pay a small fee of 100 gourdes.

 
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Scholarships, Grants and Work/Study Opportunities:

Every effort is made to assure that students are able to afford a quality education. Every student will be considered for available scholarships, even those not yet announced on the website.
 
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Luke Memorial Scholarship for Promising Female Scholars:

Requirements:

* Academic preparation for university study
* Female age 21 or older
* Demonstrated commitment to serving ones community and improving the well-being of vulnerable community members
* Willingness to learn, develop leadership skills, and actively engage in education
* Student must be willing to complete 20 hours of documented community service each month during the duration of the scholarship.


Scholarship highlights:

1) Scholarship includes partial tuition of $1300 USD per year. The student is responsible for the remaining tuition which will be $200 USD for the January 2013 term; $200 for the Summer (May) 2013 term; and $100 for the September 2013 term. The student is also responsible for paying the initial registration fee (500 gdes) and a $50 USD library technology fee. Therefore, the student should plan on securing an additional $550 USD and 500 Haitian Gourdes in funds for their first school year. Payment plans can be arranged.

2) All required readings and textbooks are provided to the student electronically via transfer to a USB thumb drive. Students are not required to purchase ANY textbooks or additional readings, though each student is responsible for maintaining and brining to each class a virus-free USB thumb drive which has sufficient space for storing academic materials. Some students opt to purchase a French/English or Creole/English dictionary, a hard copy of the “Side by Side” English textbook, or photocopies of required class readings. These costs are optional and at the student’s own discretion.

3) Recipients of the Luke Memorial Scholarship for Promising Female Scholars are required to take SW357 – Gender Issues in Leadership which meets on Saturdays from 1-3pm during the January-April 2013 term. Students who are unable to attend classes on Saturday for religious reasons are still encouraged to apply for the scholarship as alternative arrangements can be made to fulfill this requirement.

4) Scholarship recipients are required to sign a scholarship agreement which details the requirements for their funding including how to maintain good academic progress, community service requirements, and other academic expectations.



How to apply:

The referring individual should send an email as soon as possible to the ETS administrator jean.almathe.ets@gmail.com. Copy the ETS Director of Social Work Education, Athena@travaysosyal.com, as well as the student, with “Scholarship referral 2013” followed by the students full name in the subject line.

The email can be written in English, French, Creole or Spanish and should include a brief description of the student, how long and in what capacity you know the student, who we should contact for additional references (this is particularly important if you are related in any way to the student; a neutral reference from an unrelated person who knows the student well is always required), and an explanation of why you think the student would be a good fit for this scholarship.

The student should then make an appointment (as soon as possible since classes begin in less than two weeks) with Almathe Jean who was cc’ed on the first email. The student should bring to this meeting the following:

1. Academic transcripts from every educational institution attended after primary school (so, secondary school/college, vocational school, university, any post-secondary certificate programs in language, computers, etc)
2. Two passport sized photos
3. A photocopy of the student’s birth certificate, passport, driver’s license or other official government document listing the student’s full name and date of birth.
4. The names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of two non-related references as well as the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the administrators of all educational institutions attended since secondary school. Students often have difficulty with this step and those referring them for the scholarship will want to encourage them to bring this information to the meeting as their application will not be accepted without it.
5. A 500 gourdes registration fee – this will be refunded if the student is not accepted into ETS with a scholarship.


During the meeting the student will be asked to fill out an application. The student may be asked to complete one or two short essays so that their grasp of English, French or Written Creole can be assessed. These essays are completed during the meeting and are not a test, but are used to assist in class placement. If the student appears to be eligible for admission, the ETS administrator will assist the student in selecting classes for the upcoming term.

The student and the referring individual will be notified as soon as possible (but always within five days) if the student has been accepted into the program and has been granted the scholarship.

 
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Research, Teaching and Scholarship Work/Study Program:

Requirements:

* Academic preparation for university study
* Female or Male
* English language fluency (able to converse with English speakers using non-specialized vocabulary; ability to translate with limited assistance from a dictionary or Google translate)
* Available to complete 10-15 work/study hours per week
* Willingness to take additional English language classes


Scholarship highlights:

1) Scholarship includes partial tuition of $1500 USD per year. The student is responsible for the remaining tuition which will be $100 USD for the January 2013 term; $100 for the Summer (May) 2013 term; and $100 for the September 2013 term. The student is also responsible for paying the initial registration fee (500 gdes) and a $50 USD library technology fee. Therefore, the student should plan on securing an additional $350 USD and 500 Haitian Gourdes in funds for their first school year. Payment plans can be arranged.
2) All required readings and textbooks are provided to the student electronically via transfer to a USB thumb drive. Students are not required to purchase ANY textbooks or additional readings, though each student is responsible for maintaining and brining to each class a virus-free USB thumb drive which has sufficient space for storing academic materials. Some students opt to purchase a dictionary or photocopies of required class readings. These costs are optional and at the student’s own discretion.
3) Work/Study students complete 10-15 hours of field work, research, or academic assisting at ETS each week. This work is unpaid but students may earn academic credit depending on their Work/Study placement. Placements are designed to be intellectually stimulating and are usually related to the student’s area of study.
4) Work/Study scholarship recipients who are assigned to be a “Trained Student Assistant” or “Teaching Assistant” are required to pass at least four credit hours of English language classes each year.
5) Scholarship recipients are required to sign a scholarship agreement which details the requirements for their funding including how to maintain good academic progress, community service requirements, and other academic expectations. Work/Study students are leaders in the ETS community as such are expected to demonstrate high academic and personal standards. Tardiness, unexcused absences and poor academic progress will result in the loss of the Work/Study position.


How to apply:

The referring individual should send an email as soon as possible to the ETS administrator jean.almathe.ets@gmail.com. Copy the ETS Director of Social Work Education, Athena@travaysosyal.com, as well as the student, with “Scholarship referral 2013” followed by the students full name in the subject line.

The email can be written in English, French, Creole or Spanish and should include a brief description of the student, how long and in what capacity you know the student, who we should contact for additional references (this is particularly important if you are related in any way to the student; a neutral reference from an unrelated person who knows the student well is always required), and an explanation of why you think the student would be a good fit for this scholarship.

The student should then make an appointment (as soon as possible since classes begin in less than two weeks) with Almathe Jean who was cc’ed on the first email. The student should bring to this meeting the following:

1. Academic transcripts from every educational institution attended after primary school (so, secondary school/college, vocational school, university, any post-secondary certificate programs in language, computers, etc)
2. Two passport sized photos
3. A photocopy of the student’s birth certificate, passport, driver’s license or other official government document listing the student’s full name and date of birth.
4. The names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of two non-related references as well as the names, addresses and telephone numbers of the administrators of all educational institutions attended since secondary school. Students often have difficulty with this step and those referring them for the scholarship will want to encourage them to bring this information to the meeting as their application will not be accepted without it.
5. A 500 gourdes registration fee – this will be refunded if the student is not accepted into ETS with a scholarship.
During the meeting the student will be asked to fill out an application. The student may be asked to complete one or two short essays so that their grasp of English, French or Written Creole can be assessed. These essays are completed during the meeting and are not a test, but are used to assist in class placement. If the student appears to be eligible for admission, the ETS administrator will assist the student in selecting classes for the upcoming term.

The student and the referring individual will be notified as soon as possible (but always within five days) if the student has been accepted into the program and has been granted the scholarship.

 
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Scholarship to Promote the Education of Women in the Social Sciences:

Requirements:

Academic preparation for university study

Demonstrated commitment to serving ones community and improving the well-being of vulnerable community members

Willingness to serve as a social worker in Haiti (either in a paid or voluntary capacity) for three years after graduation.

Scholarship highlights:

1) Scholarship includes partial tuition of $1000 USD per year. The student is responsible for the remaining tuition which will be $300 USD for the first term; $300 for the second term; and $200 for third term. The student is also responsible for paying the initial registration fee (500 gdes) and a $50 USD library technology fee. Therefore, the student should plan on securing an additional $850 USD and 500 Haitian Gourdes in funds for their first school year. Payment plans can be arranged.

2) All required readings and textbooks are provided to the student electronically via transfer to a USB thumb drive. Students are not required to purchase ANY textbooks or additional readings, though each student is responsible for maintaining and brining to each class a virus-free USB thumb drive which has sufficient space for storing academic materials. Some students opt to purchase a French/English or Creole/English dictionary, a hard copy of the “Side by Side” English textbook, or photocopies of required class readings. These costs are optional and at the student’s own discretion.

3) Scholarship recipients are required to sign a scholarship agreement which details the requirements for their funding including how to maintain good academic progress, community service requirements, and other academic expectations.

How to apply:

The referring individual should send an email to the ETS administrator Almathe Jean at jean.almathe.ets@gmail.com. Copy the ETS Director of Social Work Education, Athena Kolbe, Athena@travaysosyal.com, as well as the student, with “Education of Women Scholarship 2013” followed by the student’s full name in the subject line.

The email can be written in English, French, Creole or Spanish and should include a brief description of the student, how long and in what capacity you know the student, who we should contact for additional references (this is particularly important if you are related in any way to the student; a neutral reference from an unrelated person who knows the student well is always required), and an explanation of why you think the student would be a good fit for this scholarship.

The student should then make an appointment with Almathe Jean who was cc’ed on the first email. The student should bring to this meeting the following:

1. Academic transcripts from every educational institution attended after primary school (so, secondary school/college, vocational school, university, any post-secondary certificate programs in language, computers, etc)

2. Two passport sized photos

3. A photocopy of the student’s birth certificate, passport, driver’s license or other official government document listing the student’s full name and date of birth.

4. The names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of two non-related references as well as the names, addresses, and the telephone numbers of the administrators of all educational institutions attended since secondary school. Students often have difficulty with this step and those referring them for the scholarship will want to encourage them to bring this information to the meeting as their application will not be accepted without it.

5. A 500 gourdes registration fee – this will be refunded if the student is not accepted into ETS with a scholarship.

During the meeting the student will be asked to fill out an application. The student may be asked to complete one or two short essays so that their grasp of English, French or Written Creole can be assessed. These essays are completed during the meeting and are not a test, but are used to assist in class placement. If the student appears to be eligible for admission, the ETS administrator will assist the student in selecting classes for the upcoming term.

The student and the referring individual will be notified as soon as possible if the student has been accepted into the program and has been granted the scholarship.

Application Deadline:

November 10, 2012 for January 2013 term (Recipients have already been notified for this term)

March 15, 2013 for the Summer (May) 2013 term

August 1, 2013 for the September 2013 term

November 15, 2013 for the January 2014 term


 
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Director’s Scholarship:

Requirements:

Academic preparation for university study

Demonstrated commitment to serving ones community and improving the well-being of vulnerable community members

Willingness to serve as a social worker in Haiti (either in a paid or voluntary capacity) for three years after graduation.


Scholarship highlights:

1) Scholarship includes partial tuition of $1200 USD per year. The student is responsible for the remaining tuition which will be $200 USD for the first term; $200 for the second term; and $200 for the third term. The student is also responsible for paying the initial registration fee (500 gdes) and a $50 USD library technology fee. Therefore, the student should plan on securing an additional $650 USD and 500 Haitian Gourdes in funds for their first school year. Payment plans can be arranged.

2) All required readings and textbooks are provided to the student electronically via transfer to a USB thumb drive. Students are not required to purchase ANY textbooks or additional readings, though each student is responsible for maintaining and brining to each class a virus-free USB thumb drive which has sufficient space for storing academic materials. Some students opt to purchase a French/English or Creole/English dictionary, a hard copy of the “Side by Side” English textbook, or photocopies of required class readings. These costs are optional and at the student’s own discretion.

3) Scholarship recipients are required to sign a scholarship agreement which details the requirements for their funding including how to maintain good academic progress, community service requirements, and other academic expectations.

How to apply:

The referring individual should send an email to the ETS administrator Almathe Jean at jean.almathe.ets@gmail.com. Copy the ETS Director of Social Work Education, Athena Kolbe, Athena@travaysosyal.com, as well as the student, with “Director’s Scholarship 2013” followed by the student’s full name in the subject line.

The email can be written in English, French, Creole or Spanish and should include a brief description of the student, how long and in what capacity you know the student, who we should contact for additional references (this is particularly important if you are related in any way to the student; a neutral reference from an unrelated person who knows the student well is always required), and an explanation of why you think the student would be a good fit for this scholarship.

The student should then make an appointment with Almathe Jean who was cc’ed on the first email. The student should bring to this meeting the following:

1. Academic transcripts from every educational institution attended after primary school (so, secondary school/college, vocational school, university, any post-secondary certificate programs in language, computers, etc)

2. Two passport sized photos

3. A photocopy of the student’s birth certificate, passport, driver’s license or other official government document listing the student’s full name and date of birth.

4. The names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of two non-related references as well as the names, addresses, and the telephone numbers of the administrators of all educational institutions attended since secondary school. Students often have difficulty with this step and those referring them for the scholarship will want to encourage them to bring this information to the meeting as their application will not be accepted without it.

5. A 500 gourdes registration fee – this will be refunded if the student is not accepted into ETS with a scholarship.

During the meeting the student will be asked to fill out an application. The student may be asked to complete one or two short essays so that their grasp of English, French or Written Creole can be assessed. These essays are completed during the meeting and are not a test, but are used to assist in class placement. If the student appears to be eligible for admission, the ETS administrator will assist the student in selecting classes for the upcoming term.

The student and the referring individual will be notified as soon as possible if the student has been accepted into the program and has been granted the scholarship.

Application Deadline:

November 10, 2012 for January 2013 term (extended to January 4, 2013)
March 15, 2013 for the Summer (May) 2013 term
August 1, 2013 for the September 2013 term
November 15, 2013 for the January 2014 term

 
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Community Service Grant:



Requirements:

Academic preparation for university study

Demonstrated commitment to serving ones community and improving the well-being of vulnerable community members

Willingness to complete eight hours of documented service in one’s community each week during the duration of the school term.

Willingness to serve as a social worker in Haiti (either in a paid or voluntary capacity) for two years after graduation.

Scholarship highlights:

1) Scholarship includes partial tuition of $500- $2000 USD per year. The student is responsible for all remaining tuition and fees.

2) All required readings and textbooks are provided to the student electronically via transfer to a USB thumb drive. Students are not required to purchase ANY textbooks or additional readings, though each student is responsible for maintaining and brining to each class a virus-free USB thumb drive which has sufficient space for storing academic materials. Some students opt to purchase a French/English or Creole/English dictionary, a hard copy of the “Side by Side” English textbook, or photocopies of required class readings. These costs are optional and at the student’s own discretion.

3) The student should plan on volunteering for at least 8 hours of community service per week at an approved community organization during each academic term. ETS staff can assist the student in locating volunteer opportunities.

4) Scholarship recipients are required to sign a scholarship agreement which details the requirements for their funding including how to maintain good academic progress, community service requirements, and other academic expectations.

How to apply:

The referring individual should send an email to the ETS administrator Almathe Jean at jean.almathe.ets@gmail.com. Copy the ETS Director of Social Work Education, Athena Kolbe, Athena@travaysosyal.com, as well as the student, with “Community Service Grant 2013” followed by the student’s full name in the subject line.

The email can be written in English, French, Creole or Spanish and should include a brief description of the student, how long and in what capacity you know the student, who we should contact for additional references (this is particularly important if you are related in any way to the student; a neutral reference from an unrelated person who knows the student well is always required), and an explanation of why you think the student would be a good fit for this scholarship.

The student should then make an appointment with Almathe Jean who was cc’ed on the first email. The student should bring to this meeting the following:

1. Academic transcripts from every educational institution attended after primary school (so, secondary school/college, vocational school, university, any post-secondary certificate programs in language, computers, etc)

2. Two passport sized photos

3. A photocopy of the student’s birth certificate, passport, driver’s license or other official government document listing the student’s full name and date of birth.

4. The names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of two non-related references as well as the names, addresses, and the telephone numbers of the administrators of all educational institutions attended since secondary school. Students often have difficulty with this step and those referring them for the scholarship will want to encourage them to bring this information to the meeting as their application will not be accepted without it.

5. A 500 gourdes registration fee – this will be refunded if the student is not accepted into ETS with a scholarship.

During the meeting the student will be asked to fill out an application. The student may be asked to complete one or two short essays so that their grasp of English, French or Written Creole can be assessed. These essays are completed during the meeting and are not a test, but are used to assist in class placement. If the student appears to be eligible for admission, the ETS administrator will assist the student in selecting classes for the upcoming term.

The student and the referring individual will be notified as soon as possible if the student has been accepted into the program and has been granted the scholarship.

Application Deadline:

November 10, 2012 for January 2013 term (Recipients have already been notified for this term)

March 15, 2013 for the Summer (May) 2013 term

August 1, 2013 for the September 2013 term

November 15, 2013 for the January 2014 term


 
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Social Science Breadth Requirement:

All students in the undergraduate degree program are required to complete at least three social science courses outside of their social science major area; these courses must be selected from at least two different social sciences other than ones major. This assures that all graduates have taken coursework in at least three social sciences.
 
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Student Code of Conduct:


This Code of Conduct establishes standards of behavior for all individuals taking classes (including degree-seeking, visiting, and part-time students) at the Institute.

Academic Honesty

All students must be honest in their academic studies. To falsify research, steal the words or ideas of others, cheat on an assignment or exam, or to allow or assist another to commit these acts corrupts the educational process. Students are expected to do their own work and should not give or receive unauthorized assistance.

Alcohol and other substances

Alcohol and other mood-altering substances, including illegal drugs, may not be possessed or consumed in the Institute’s campuses or at Institute-sponsored events. The only exception to this policy is for adult residents of the Thomassin campus who may consume alcohol within the Institute housing complex.

Appropriate Dress

Students must be appropriately dressed for all classes, field placement, work study, and all other Institute activities. Unless instructed otherwise by administrators, appropriate dress is clean and pressed professional clothing including slacks or dress jeans, skirts or dresses, and blouses or dress shirts. No t-shirts, sleeveless shirts, sandals, shorts, ripped or dirty clothing, or faded jeans may be worn to classes or other Institute activities. Students should be mindful of presenting themselves professionally in the Institute community and should avoid overly informal, tight, revealing or extreme styles of clothing.

Money, Gifts and Favors

Students should not ask for, accept, receive or offer money, gifts or favors from any ETS faculty member, staff person, guest researcher, visitor, or teaching assistant. Those who wish to support ETS students in the pursuit of their degree program should do so through the ETS administration to assure appropriate and equitable distribution and use of donated assistance.

Disruptive Conduct

Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

• Committing or threatening to commit violence
• Acting recklessly in a way that endangers oneself or others
• Invading another person’s privacy
• Bullying or intimidating others
• Trespassing, being in campus buildings while not conducting Institute-approved activities, or entering any location where students are prohibited without authorization.

Guests

Guests are only allowed on campus with the express permission of Institute administrative staff who have the authority to approve such requests. Students should remember that they are responsible for the conduct of their guests and must assure that guests do not violate this Code of Conduct.

Misuse

Students should not misuse any Institute material, service or property. This includes, but is not limited to:

• Stealing, destroying, or damaging property
• Using Institute computers or internet for non-academic purposes or to view inappropriate material such as pornography
• Littering
• Engaging in behavior that might damage Institute property.

Off-campus Conduct

Students may not violate the law or act irresponsibly either on or off-campus. A student who has been convicted of a crime or admitted responsibility for a crime conducted off campus may also be sanctioned by the Institute.

Sexual Behavior

Students are encouraged to refrain from engaging in romantic or sexual relationships with other Institute students. While it is natural that students may be attracted to each other and that romantic feelings can develop, students are encouraged to be mindful of the impact that a dating relationship can have on their time and ability to focus during this short period of intensive academic study. If students do decide to interact socially with others who are affiliated with the Institute, the following guidelines should be kept in mind:

International students have agreed to an additional provision in the Code of Conduct which states that they will not engage in sexual or romantic relationships with others who are affiliated with the Institute including students, staff, faculty members and visiting researchers. If it is discovered that this agreement has been violated, both individuals involved may be sanctioned.

Students may never engage in any romantic or sexual activity with a faculty member, staff member, or researcher affiliated with the Institute. Students should not propose or discuss sexual activity inappropriately and should report it immediately to the Institute administration if such activity is directly or indirectly proposed to them by staff, faculty, or researchers affiliated with the Institute.

No inappropriate sexual activity or discussion will be tolerated on the Institute campus or during Institute-sponsored activities. This includes any form of sexual harassment or exposing other people to unwanted sexual content (such as turning in a jump drive to the TA that contains pornography).

Weapons

No weapons including knives, guns or explosive materials are allowed on campus or at Institute activities.

I have received a copy of this Code of Conduct and agree to follow it.

Additional Provisions for International Students, Faculty, Staff and Researchers

Thomassin Campus: Access to the Thomassin campus is limited to those who live and work in this facility. Please do not invite others to the campus without permission, leave the gate unlocked or open, or give the campus address to others.

Sexual Relationships: To protect the well-being of our students, please refrain from engaging in sexual or romantic relationships with ETS students, including TSAs, while affiliated with the Institute.

Gifts, Favors & Money: Please do not ask for, accept, offer or receive gifts (including money) or favors from any ETS staff member, faculty member, TSA/TA, student, visiting researcher or guest. Those who wish to support ETS students in their studies or research should do so through the administration to assure appropriate and equitable distribution and use of resources.

I have received the additional provisions to the Code of Conduct and agree to follow them.

 
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Students with Disabilities:

The Institute provides disabled students with services which enable every student to take full advantage of educational opportunities. Specific services are determined individually and are based on functional limitations caused by disability. Services include pre-enrollment planning, specialized orientation, academic aids such as readers and note takers, test accommodations, assistance arranging classroom accommodations, and supportive guidance and counseling. All persons who have a permanent disability are encouraged to inform the administration of any functional limitations related to their disability. Given adequate time, experienced staff will provide assistance in evaluating individual needs and in developing a plan for appropriate disability services.

Enstiti a bay etidyan ki andikape yo sèvis ki pèmèt chak etidyan pran tout avantaj opòtinite edikasyon yo. Sèvis espesifik sa yo detèmine endividyèlman e yo baze sou limit fonksyonèl ki te koz andikap la. Sèvis say o enkli plan pre-enskripsyon, oryantasyon espesyalize, èd akademik tankou lektè ak moun k'ap pran nòt, akomodasyon tès, asistans pou fè aranjman sou akomodasyon nan sal de klas, ak sipò pou oryantasyon e konsèy. Tout moun ki gen yon andikap pèmanan nou ankouraje yo pou enfòme administrasyon an sou nenpòt limitasyon fonksyonèl ki gen rapò ak andikap yo a. Anplwaye ki gen esperyans pral bay ase tan e founi asistans kap evalye bezwen endividyèl e devlope yon plan pou sèvis andikap ki apwopriye.

 
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Termination or Expulsion of Students:

Although rare, it is sometimes necessary to suspend or terminate a student from the program or expel him or her from the Institute. Students may be suspended (asked to leave the program for 1- 3 terms), terminated (removed from the degree program to which the student was admitted), or expelled from the Institute (prohibited from attended classes, activities or being a student in any program at the Institute) for reasons of academic, professional or personal performance.

Reasons for taking such actions include:
•Unethical practice in one’s field placement or other social work setting such as having a sexual relationship with a client or money;
•Serious violations of the student Code of Conduct;
•Serious acts in one’s personal, professional or academic life that violate social work values such abusing a child or being violent against someone because of their sexual orientation;
•Failure to fulfill financial obligations to the Institute;
•Acting in such a way that repeatedly disrupts the learning environment of the Institute;
•Cheating, research fraud or committing plagiarism;
•Engaging in research activities without prior approval from the Ethical Review Board;
•Poor academic performance over a period of time;
•Failure to complete a Plan of Work.

Generally students are given ample opportunity to recognize and correct mistakes and to improve academic and professional behavior. Students are usually warned first, then counseled on how and why change is necessary and finally, may be given a more serious consequence including suspension, termination or expulsion. Students who are suspended are invited back to the program once they have completed whatever requirements have been outlined to them. Students who are terminated from the degree program are invited to reapply once they have corrected the reasons for their termination. Students who have been expelled are no longer welcome in the program and may not take classes or attend events or activities at the Institute.

Malgre ke sa ra, pafwa li nesesè pou sispann oswa ranvwaye yon etidyan nan yon pwogram oswa nan yon Enstiti . Yon etidyan kapab pran sispansyon (mandel pou kite pwogram nan pou 1-3 tem), ranvwaye (retire nan pwogram nan degre elèv la nan Ki admèt te),oswa metel deyò nan Enstiti a (entèdi frekante kou, oswa tout aktivite ke yo te gen nan Enstiti a) pou rezon nan pèfòmans akademik, pwofesyonèl oswa pèsonèl.

Rezon pou Pran mezi sa yo enkli:
•pratik immoral nan plasman jaden youn nan detourneman oswa lòt tankou anviwònman travay sosyal Èske w gen yon relasyon seksyèl avèk yon kliyan oswa lajan
• vyolasyon grav Kòd konduit elèv la
• Zak grav nan lavi pèsonèl, pwofesyonèl oswa akademik youn nan ki vyole sa yo valè travay sosyal Fè yon timoun oswa yon Pou ou kab vin vyolan kont yon moun paske nan oryantasyon seksyèl yo
• Si w pa satisfè obligasyon finansyè Enstiti a
• Aji nan sitiyasyon sa Repete Nan fason sa deranje anviwònman aprantisaj la nan Enstiti a
• Kopye, rechèch Plajye Konmèt lò fwòd • Patisipe nan aktivite rechèch san otorizasyon nan Komisyon Konsèy la Revizyon Etik
• move pèfòmans akademik sou yon peryòd de tan
• Si w echwe pou ranpli yon Plan travay

Anjeneral Elèv yo ase Opòtinite bay Rekonèt ak korije erè ak amelyore konpòtman akademik ak pwofesyonèl. Elèv yo te avèti ki dabitid se premye, Lè sa a, konsèy sou kòman e poukisa chanjman ki nesesè epi finalman, yo ka ba yon konsekans ki pi grav ansanm ak revokasyon sispansyon, oswa ekspilsyon. Ki moun ki Èske elèv yo Suspended're envite tounen nan oz nan pwogram yo fini ranpli kondisyon pou Te Pi tou sa em. Elèv ki la sispann nan pwogram nan degre w ap envite nan reaplike korije oz Yo gen Rezon ki fè yo pou revokasyon an. Elèv ki te ekspilse yo pa Byenveni nan pwogram lan e yo ka pa pran kou oswa ap tann pou evènman oswa aktivite nan Enstiti la.

 
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Tuition & Fees:

Tuition & Fees for the 2013-2014 Academic Year: /Lajan eskolè & frè
Lajan eskolè & frè akademik pou ane 2013-2014

Required: / Rekomande
Tuition: USD $1800 / Lajan eskole: USD $1800
Library Technology Fee: $50 / Frè teknoloji bibliyotek: $50
Initial registration Fee: 500 Gds / Frè Enskripsyon jeneral: 500 gdes

Optional Fees and Costs: Kou ak frè opsyonal:
Copy of Academic Transcript: Free for the first two copies/ Kopi transkripsyon akademik: Gratis pou de premye kopi yo.

Copy of Academic Transcript after the first two copies: 150 Gds/ Kopi transkripsyon akademik apre de premye yo: 150 gds

Letter verifying enrollment: Free for the first copy / Let verifikasyon enskripsyon: Gratis pou premye kopi a

Letter verifying enrollment after the first copy: 150 Gds / Let verifikasyon enskripsyon apre premye kopi a: 150 Gds

Fee to adjust course schedule after the 21st day of the term: 500 Gds (students may only adjust their schedule once per term) / Frè pou ajiste orè kou apre 21yèm jou nan sesyon an: 500 Gds (elèv yo ka sèlman ajiste orè yo yon fwa pou chak sesyon)

Lost library book or document: cost of replacement plus 500 Gds / Pèd liv oswa dokiman bibliyotek la: kou ranplasman plis 500 Gds

Textbook or course document rental: 50 Gds (an additional refundable deposit may be required) / Kou lokasyon Liv oswa dokiman: 50 Gds ( yon lòt depo ranbousab dwe obligatwa)

Fine for late return of rented textbook or course document: 50 Gds per day/ Li pa pwoblem pou retounen an reta ak liv oswa dokiman kou ou lwe: 50 Gds pou chak jou

USB thumb drive: USD $10/ Djonp USB: USD $10

Fee to take an exam on an alternative day: 500 Gds (students may not retake an exam they have failed) / Frè pou pran yon egzamen sou yon jou altènatif: 500 Gds (elèv yo pa gen dwa repran yon egzamen yo te echwe)

Fee to retake an academic (Social Work or Social Science) course the student has not passed: 1000 Gds / Frè pou peye pou repran yon kou akademik (Travay Sosyal oswa Syans Sosyal) elèv la pat pase: 1000 Gds

Fee to retake a professional skills (applied linguistics, computing technology, research methods) course the student has attended but has not passed: Free / Frè pou peye pou repran yon kou abilite pwofesyonèl (lengwistik aplike, teknoloji enformatik, metòd rechèch) elèv la te ale men li pat pase: gratis

Fee to retake a professional skills (applied linguistics, computing technology, research methods) course the student registered for but did not attend regularly and thus, did not pass: 250 Gds / Frè pou peye pou repran yon kou abilite pwofesyonèl (lengwistik aplike, teknoloji enfomatik, metòd rechèch) elèv la anrejistre men pa t 'ale regilyèman epi konsa, pa t' pase: 250 Gds

Fee to turn in a course assignment after the due date but before the last day of the term: 400 Gds / Frè pou vire nan yon devwa kou apre dat la akòz men anvan dènye jou nan sesyon an: 400 Gds

Fee to turn in a course assignment after the due date but during the next term: 650 Gds / Frè pou vire nan devwa yon kou apre dat la men pandan pwochen sesyon an: 650 Gds

 


 
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