GPS Student Community Life
Asbury University’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) is part of a distinguished, faith-based university in the Christian liberal arts tradition. Additional information regarding Community Expectations for students enrolled in the Adult Professional Studies Program and the Graduate Program can be found in the specific program Student Handbooks.
OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION THROUGH ASBURY UNIVERSITY EMAIL ACCOUNT
Asbury email is the official means of communication between students and office representatives and faculty at Asbury University. An Asbury email account will be created for all students. The required log in identifies communications as being from the student. Students are responsible for reviewing and responding to emails in a timely manner. Students should pay close attention to email from the representatives of the offices of registrar, financial aid, or student accounts; these are often time sensitive.
Adult Professional Studies (APS) Advising Center
The APS Advising Center provides a contact point and is an additional resource for adult learners in the GPS program both on campus and online. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Academic Excellence
The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE), located on the lower level of the Kinlaw Library, exists to support students across all disciplines. Students in the Adult Professional Studies Program can access fee-based tutoring through the CAE web site, asbury.edu/academics/cae or by emailing email@example.com. Contact the CAE Director, ext. 2375, or your program office for details.
Center for Career and Calling
The Center for Career and Calling offers the following resources for GPS students:
Online Job Postings - Access to the online internship and job board at www.asbury.edu/career (postings from employers specifically interested in candidates from Asbury)
Career Resources and Job Preparation – OptimalResume online career resources (resume writing, interview practice, etc) on our website
One-on-one Consultation - Free one-time consultation throughout the academic year with a Career and Calling staff member (by appointment only) in-person, by phone or by Skype.
Career Tools - Career assessment costs: MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory $12 at all times, StrengthsFinder $10 at all times.
Go to asbury.edu/career for additional information and online resources or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 2401.
The Asbury University Student Complaint Policy (SCP) is available to students who request to have a concern resolved about a person or process of the University community not covered by existing policies, such as the grading policy, residency policy, student code of conduct policy, sexual harassment policy, etc. The objective of the Asbury University Student Complaint Policy is to resolve concerns as quickly and efficiently as possible at the level closest to the student.
Occasionally, a student will encounter a problem on campus that he or she does not know how to resolve. When this happens, the student should always try to work out the problem by first discussing it with those most appropriately involved with the issue, whether it is faculty, staff member or another student. Dealing with concerns in the most direct and honest fashion should always be the first step toward resolution. Based on the Matthew 18 principle encouraging believers to first go to each other and work out an issue, it is the hope that most issues and complaints could be amicably resolved through a process of discussion and negotiation.
Formal Complaint Process
If the complainant is not satisfied or not willing to address the issue with the individual, a formal process may be initiated. All formal complaints must be in writing using the official Asbury University Student Complaint Form, which is available online and in the Office of Student Development. Complaints should be filed during the semester of occurrence but no later than 30 days after the date of the incident. Process and procedures for the complaint resolution are available in the Office of Student Development, or online at asbury.edu/complaint-policy, or email DeanofStudents@asbury.edu.
Students with physical limitations needing minimal accommodations can be successful at Asbury University. The institution attempts to assist students with their specific needs in and out of the classroom. Students with physical disabilities who are considering attending the University must contact the Vice President of Student Development/Dean of Students (ext. 2116) to discuss their situation and accommodation needs.
The University has a limited amount of housing for APS and graduate students. Contact the Office of Community Life (ext. 2322) at the earliest possible date, as there may be a wait list.
The intramural program is open to all Asbury University students, alumni, faculty, and staff. A variety of sports, activities, and special events are available throughout the year. Visit asbury.edu/intramurals for more information.
International Student Support
International students meet regularly with the staff to answer questions regarding their student visa status and to ensure that they are maintaining compliance with U.S. regulations regarding international student study in the U.S. Individual support that is responsive to the specific needs of each international student is also provided to assist her or him in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to grow and develop personally and to be academically successful at the University. Go to asbury.edu/student-life/intercultural-programs or call ext. 2314 for additional information.
2014-15 Bulletin 08/11/2014