Sep 28, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

General Information


General Information

Endicott College Mission Statement
Shaped by a bold entrepreneurial spirit, Endicott College offers students a vibrant academic environment that remains true to its founding principle of integrating professional and liberal arts with experiential learning, including internship opportunities across disciplines. The College fosters a spirit of excellence by creating a challenging yet supportive environment in which students are encouraged to take intellectual risks, pursue scholarly and creative interests, contribute to the community, and explore diverse career paths. Endicott is committed to supporting the personal and professional development of its students, preparing them to assume meaningful roles within the greater community both domestically and internationally.

Guiding Principles
In accordance with Endicott’s mission, the College strives to deliver high quality and comprehensive educational programs supporting the intellectual and professional development of its undergraduate and graduate students. To that end, the College:

  • offers a broad array of majors, degrees and programs of study through the doctoral level;
  • meets the academic and lifestyle needs of a diverse student population through varied modes of pedagogy and course delivery including the integration of emerging technologies;
  • fosters the global awareness of students through relevant coursework, opportunities for study abroad and interactions with students from other cultures;
  • provides competitive career opportunities through the College’s signature internship program; and
  • responds to evolving societal trends and market forces in developing relevant programs across the College’s multiple campuses.

Strategic Priorities
Consistent with our mission, Endicott remains committed to delivering quality educational programs and services, supported by a sound financial structure for both the undergraduate and graduate schools, domestically and throughout the world. Building on our past, we are committed to continuous improvement by:

  • delivering quality and value;
  • providing competitive infrastructure and practices;
  • anticipating and adapting to changing economic market realities;
  • establishing the College as a leader in international education;
  • fostering innovation by pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities;
  • promoting Endicott as a national leader in the design and delivery of internship opportunities; and
  • identifying new academic initiatives and degrees to advance the College’s reputation, financial strength, student base, and donor appeal.
     

Endicott College Graduate Programs

Endicott College offers doctoral and master’s degree programs on both a full-time and part-time basis.

Corporate Education offers corporate training and employee development programs for professionals looking to advance specific skills. Endicott’s quality programs allow you to obtain a degree while matching your lifestyle and budget. Students can attend full- or part-time; evening or daytime, at our beautiful seaside campus, satellite locations, or online; at an accelerated or extended pace.

Our advisors and faculty bring extensive and current real-world experience to the programs, and are dedicated to preparing you for some of today’s fastest-growing career opportunities. Our programs are founded in a community that fosters an appreciation of cultural diversity, international awareness, community service, and moral and ethical values.

While programs can be as flexible as you need, many of our graduate programs specialize in a cohort-based model, in which students move through classes together. Studies have repeatedly shown that this model leads to greater student success, in addition to providing a supportive community of colleagues.

Collaborative learning and small group interaction are integral aspects of Endicott’s graduate programs. Our model of learning from each other through peer collaboration, with faculty as facilitators in interactive classes, is based on the notion that the graduate experience will be most fruitful if connected to practice and to the challenges each student faces in his or her career. Endicott College’s post-baccalaureate programs emphasize the interaction of theory and practice and the successful application of knowledge and competence in the professional domain.

Locations/Formats
For your convenience, Endicott offers classes in multiple locations and online. Wherever you choose to study, you always have access to student services and activities at our main Beverly campus.

Van Loan School, Beverly
Our main campus is based in Beverly, MA, and offers the majority of our on-site programming, including doctoral, master’s and undergraduate degrees.

Endicott College, Boston
Located at 200 Tremont St, Boston, this site offers an evening MBA program. This site is conveniently located within walking distance of numerous Boston public transportation options

Endicott College Online
Many of our graduate program courses are available online, making it possible for you to create a flexible learning schedule that meets your work schedule and lifestyle. Online courses are taught on the Canvas online learning platform, recognized as the gold-standard in cutting-edge, user friendly online learning.

Endicott College International
Endicott offers master’s, bachelor’s and associate degree programs in four countries, including the Czech Republic (The Open Gate School), Madrid, Spain (College for International Studies), Leysin, Switzerland (Leysin American School) and Bangkok, Thailand (Bangkok Preparatory and Secondary School). As with all our offerings, these programs are geared toward working professionals who wish to complement their experience with cohort-based instruction.

Partner Programs
Endicott is pleased to partner with many collaborative institutions, including PreK-12 public and private school districts, consortiums, and private consultants to offer graduate credit for high quality and rigorous professional development courses. Our professional staff works together with our partners to assure that the professional development graduate courses meet high standards and that the instructors who deliver these courses are experts in their fields. For the most updated list of partner program locations please visit vanloan.endicott.edu/ locations/partners-in-education or contact the program director.

Summer and Winter Courses
The interim sessions offer an array of graduate courses during winter intersession and summer months at the Beverly campus. Both day and evening courses are available. Many online courses are available, and graduate intensive one-week institutes and courses are also taught. Courses are taught by either full-time faculty of Endicott and area colleges or adjunct faculty employed by businesses, non-profit organizations, and consulting firms.

Corporate Degree Completion Programs
The Van Loan School at Endicott College offers opportunities for employees of Massachusetts businesses to earn their master’s degree on site at their place of employment or in a convenient nearby location.

Professional Development
In addition to its degree and licensure programs, Endicott College’s graduate programs offers a wide variety of innovative and enriching professional development opportunities for educators. Through unique partnerships with cooperating institutions, professional development seminars, workshops and courses are often awarded Endicott College credit. While not part of the Endicott College initial or professional licensure programs, professional studies courses are often designed to meet the requirements of teacher re-certification and may be used as elective credit.

Endicott College Resources

Academic Technology
Academic Technology’s mission is to be responsive to the needs of the Endicott community by providing instruction and support in the use of current technologies and leadership in the evaluation and adoption of new and innovative ones. On a daily basis Academic Technology (AT) oversees all academic technology on campus, including: computer labs, classroom and public space computers, Canvas- the campus Learning Management System, YuJa - a cloud based media storage and distribution system, Zoom and Big Blue Button web conferencing systems plus iPad training and support. The labs function both as classrooms and as areas in which students can pursue independent projects. All labs provide internet access and are available to students between scheduled classes both day and evening. There are also public computers available for student use in the Halle Library and various other locations across campus. AT also provides workshops and training to faculty, staff and students in the use of various software programs, web tools, digital media and audio/video production technologies.

Center for Accessibility Services
Center for Accessibility Services offers accommodations to qualified individuals as stated by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 Title III, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). To request accommodations, students must self-identify and provide appropriate documentation of their disability. For further information, contact The Center for Accessibility Services located on the 2nd floor of the Diane M. Halle Library and online at https://www.endicott.edu/academics/academic-resources-support/accessibility.

Center for Academic Coaching
The Center for Academic Coaching is a fee-for-service program in which students meet with an Academic Coach twice a week for academic coaching, modeling and mentoring to help students achieve their academic goals. For more information, please visit https://www.endicott.edu/academics/academic-resources-support/center-for-academic-coaching.

Diane Meyers Halle Library
The Diane Meyers Halle Library is a major academic support unit of Endicott College for all levels and locations of curricular programming. Situated in the heart of the campus, Halle Library is open 96.5 hours per week during the academic year, with a lower-level cyber-café open 24/7 for students. Halle Library has ample seating, environmentally-friendly lighting, wireless connectivity and an attractive open floor-plan. Numerous computer workstations, printer kiosks, photocopiers and a scanner are available. Over 290,000 Library titles in print and digital formats support the curriculum. Library periodical and research databases aggregate and enable access to hundreds of thousands of individual full-text journal articles across disciplines. Reference librarians are available to provide both individual assistance and group instruction to support students with their research and information needs, and to develop information literacy skills that will facilitate lifelong learning. Endicott College is a member of the North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE), a network of 26 academic and public libraries. A shared online catalog enables access to over 2.7 million items across the network. Halle Library is also a participating member of the Massachusetts Libraries Commonwealth Catalog, a virtual resource enabling Endicott patrons to access additional millions of library items across the state. Daily delivery service among NOBLE libraries expedites the transfer of requested materials. On-site reciprocal borrowing privileges between NOBLE member libraries are also available.

Post Center
The Post Fitness Center is available to all Van Loan students. The Center houses the Sport Science, Fitness, and Athletic Training Center. The building also includes classrooms, training rooms, labs, offices, fitness, dance, weight and aerobic rooms, racquetball courts, locker rooms, a competition gymnasium seating 1,200 people, and a field house with a suspended running track and a traverse climbing wall.

Tutoring and Writing Center
Certified through the College Reading and Learning Association, the Tutoring and Writing Center offers free services and is designed to enhance the educational experiences of all students at Endicott. Through individualized tutoring with professional and/or peer tutors, students may receive support in a variety of disciplines, either in small groups or one-on-one sessions. The center is open Sunday through Friday, with day and evening hours available. Visit the Center online at https://www.endicott.edu/academics/academic-resources-support/tutoring-center.

Tuition and Fees 2020-2021

Graduate
Master’s degree application fee* (non-refundable)     $50
M.Ed. (per credit hour)     $530
MBA (per credit hour)     $761
MBA curricular fee     $1,350
The fee of $1350 is billed per course (in addition to tuition) as follows:
Full-time MBA program course fee     $113
Experienced professional MBA per course     $97
M.S. in Sport Leadership     $530
M.S. in Athletic Training (per credit hour)     $700
M.S. in Information Technology (per credit hour)     $780
M.S. in Bioinformatics (per credit hour)     $780
M.S. in Homeland Security (per credit hour)     $740
M.S. in Nursing (per credit hour)     $820
FNP Clinical course fee (**NEW**)     $500
M.A. in Interior Architecture (per credit hour)     $800
Autism courses (per credit hour)     $600
M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis (per credit hour)     $600
Applied Behavior Analysis tool fee     $1,000
Graduate audit fee (three-credit course)     $300
*Application fee waived for Endicott Alumni and veteran and military personnel.

Certificate Programs
Certificate application fee* (non-refundable)     $50
Autism (three-credit course)     $600
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (three-credit course)     $600
Cybersecurity (three-credit course)     $740
Nursing (three-credit course)     $820
Social/emotional development (three-credit course)     $530
*Application fee waived for Endicott Alumni and veteran and military personnel.

Doctoral
Doctoral degree application fee* (non-refundable)     $50
Ed.D. fee per semester (per credit hour)     $870
Ed.D. curricular fee per semester     $773
Non-matriculated fee for singular three-credit Ed.D. course     $2,855
Non-matriculated fee for singular three-credit Ed.D. curricular course     $375
Ph.D. in ABA per semester     $6,750
Non-matriculated fee for a singular three-credit Ph.D. in ABA course     $3,375
Ph.D. in Nursing per semester     $5,628
Non-matriculated fee for a singular three-credit Ph.D. in Nursing course     $2,815
Doctoral dissertation continuation fee     $1,500
Post Doctoral course fee (three credit)     $2,167
*Application fee waived for Endicott Alumni and veteran and military personnel.

Other Fees
Endicott employee registration fee per course     $25
Late registration/late payment fee     $50
Returned check fee     $50
Graduation fee     $200
Official transcript fee (each)     $6

Payment
All tuition and fees are due at time of registration. Payment methods in person include cash or check. ACH payment, International Wire Transfer, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover are accepted online. Visit endicott.edu/bursar.

Student Health Insurance
In compliance with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts program of Universal Health Care, institutions of higher education are required by law to ensure that undergraduate students registered for 12 or more credits per semester and graduate students registered for nine or more credits per semester are enrolled in a qualified health insurance plan. If you are not enrolled in such a plan, you must enroll in the plan offered through Endicott College. Cost of coverage is $2,465 for undergraduate students and $2,885 for graduate and doctoral students. The plan year is August 19, 2020-August 18, 2021.

Financial Aid
Financial Aid is available for eligible students who are matriculated in a program. Visit endicott.edu/financialaid for more information.

Housing
Housing and meal plan options are available for full-time, matriculated graduate or undergraduate students. Please contact the Office of Residence Life at 978-232-2177 for more information.

Add and Drop/Withdrawals/Refunds
Withdrawal from a course must be requested officially in writing and delivered to the Office of Graduate & Professional Studies Registrar either in person or via Endicott email at gradregistrar@endicott.edu. Failure to withdraw officially from a course once it has commenced will result in a grade of “F” on the college transcript.

Students in semester-long graduate and doctoral courses may enroll in courses within the first seven days of the start of a course.

Student in accelerated graduate courses may enroll in a course up to and including the first day of the course.

Students in semester-long graduate and doctoral courses and students in accelerated graduate courses may drop a course within seven days of the start of the course.

Students in semester-long graduate and doctoral courses and accelerated graduate courses must withdraw within seven days prior to the last day of the class to receive a W on their College transcript. Students who withdraw within the last seven days of a course receive a WX on their College transcript. Failure to withdraw will result in an “F” on their College transcript

Refunds are permitted according to the date the withdrawal request is received:

100% of tuition if requested before the second week (7th day of the course);
50% if requested after the second week but prior to the third week (14th day of the course);
No refund after the start of the third week.

Please note: Application and registration fees are NOT refundable.

Endicott College complies with the refund policies as outlined in the Higher Education Amendments of 1998. First-time students who receive Title IV assistance should contact the Financial Aid Office to obtain the Title IV refund policy or review in the college catalog. 

Registration Options
Online: Matriculated students may register online through MyEndicott, the student database at my.endicott.edu.
Email: Your completed registration form to gradregistrar@endicott.edu. Please include your payment confirmation number in your email.
Mail: Your completed registration form to: Graduate & Professional Studies Office of the Bursar. Please include your payment or payment confirmation number.
Fax: Your completed registration form to 978-232-3000. Please include your online payment confirmation number. If you would like confirmation for the receipt of your faxed registration form email gradregistrar@endicott.edu.
In Person: The Office of the Bursar for Graduate & Professional Studies hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Withdrawal from the College
Withdrawal from the College implies withdrawal from all courses, and regulations concerning grades are applicable. Non-attendance does not constitute withdrawal from the College. Forms for official withdrawal from the College may be obtained from the Assistant Dean of Administration, who will assist in completing the process, including the review of alternatives available to the student and completion of an exit interview. Students must receive the signatures of their program director, their respective school dean, the assistant dean of administration, the bursar, the dean of financial aid, the residence director (if a resident student), the dean of international programs (if an international student), the athletic director (if an athlete), academic technology (if participating in the laptop program) and the registrar for official processing.

General Policies and Procedures

Academic Integrity
The value of an Endicott degree is directly affected by the academic integrity of students. Violations of academic integrity are serious and degrade the value of an Endicott College education. Incidences of plagiarism, cheating on exams, or other violations of academic integrity in any learning environment will not be tolerated. The procedures to be followed in cases of suspected violations of the Academic Integrity Policy are described below.

1. If the faculty member suspects that a student has violated the Endicott College Academic Integrity Policy, he/ she will meet privately with the student within five business days of the alleged violation. During the meeting the faculty member will discuss the violation and possible sanctions with the student and present the evidence if applicable. Within 48 hours of the initial meeting, the student may seek advice from an individual within the academic community before meeting a second time with the faculty to resolve the issue. One of several outcomes may result:
a. Both parties agree that the alleged violation did not occur. No further action is taken.
b. The student admits to the integrity violation, and both parties agree on an appropriate sanction in keeping with the severity of the incident. The faculty member and the student complete the Academic Integrity Incident Report Form (available on the Intranet), which is sent to the provost, who forwards a copy to the student’s program director/dean in which the violation occurred. If the provost believes the incident is a potential repeated offense, he/she will submit the case to the Academic Integrity Committee for review.
c. The student does not agree that a violation has occurred or disagrees with the sanction and decides to appeal. The faculty member and the student complete the Academic Integrity Incident Report Form, which the faculty submits to the provost, who then forwards it to the Academic Integrity Committee for review. The Chair of the Committee contacts the faculty member and the student in writing to set up separate meeting times for each party and requests that the student submit a written appeal to the Committee Chair prior to the meeting.

2. If the student fails to respond to the faculty member within the 48-hour deadline, the faculty’s sanction will be imposed, and the student will forfeit his or her right to appeal.

3. In the case of an appeal, the Committee makes a recommendation to reject or uphold the student’s appeal and forwards its decision in writing, along with sanction recommendations in the case of a rejection, to the provost. The provost takes the Committee’s recommendations under advisement and makes the final decision regarding the student’s appeal. If the provost upholds the appeal, no sanctions are imposed. In the case of a rejected appeal, provost makes a final decision regarding sanctions in consultation with the faculty member. In the case of a repeated offense, the provost’s recommended sanctions may include dismissal from the College. In the case of a potential dismissal, the final decision rests with the provost in consultation with the president of the College. A completed copy of the Academic Integrity Incident Report Form is sent to the student’s dean/director of the program in which the violation occurred.

Academic Probation and Dismissal
Students in the Van Loan School must maintain a GPA (grade point average) of:

• 3.0 for graduate students

Students who do not maintain satisfactory grade point averages will be placed on Academic Probation. The student’s academic record will be reviewed by an Academic Review Committee, which may make recommendations that would allow the student to improve the student’s academic status within a specified time period. For graduate students, in addition to the minimum GPA of 3.0 that is required, students who receive grades lower than B- for six graduate credits will be placed on academic probation. Continued unsatisfactory academic progress may lead to dismissal from the program or loss of financial aid.

Academic Residency for Active-Duty Military Personnel
Endicott College limits academic residency for active-duty military service members to no more than twenty five percent of the degree requirements for all degrees. Academic residency can be completed at any time while active-duty military service members are enrolled. Reservist and National Guardsman on active-duty are covered in the same manner.

Academic Technology Computer Lab and Classroom Policies
The computer resources at Endicott College must be used in a manner that is consistent with the College’s educational purpose and environment. All users of computer resources are expected to act in a spirit of mutual respect and cooperation while adhering to the policies set forth in this document. Those using Endicott’s computer labs and classrooms must comply with the following practices and procedures:

  • The computer labs and classrooms are reserved for the Endicott community only. College personnel reserve the right to check students’ ID cards at any time
  • Access to systems, software and the Internet will be for academic/educational purposes only. This includes all lab and classroom technology; computers, printers, scanners, audio systems and projectors
  • Playing games or engaging in other non-academic activity while the labs are busy is not allowed. Additionally, please do not use more than one computer at a time. Academic activity takes precedence over non-academic use
  • Projectors and audio systems are not to be used for watching videos, listening to music or visiting websites for non-academic purposes
  • The installation of any software on academic technology supervised or supported computers without the expressed permission of Academic Technology is strictly prohibited
  • Reconfiguring of computer hardware or software is not allowed. Downloading and installing Internet client server applications or P2P file sharing software is strictly forbidden. Additionally, users may not engage in duplication of any applications installed in the Computer Labs
  • While in the labs, please observe common courtesy and do not engage in behavior, which may be disruptive or offensive to others. Headphones or earbuds should be used for listening to audio
  • Laser printers are intended for the printing of academic material only. They are not to be used for making multiple copies
  • Eating or drinking beverages of any kind in the labs is strictly prohibited
  • When class is in session, students not enrolled in that class are not permitted in the lab without the instructor’s permission
  • Instructors are responsible for notifying their classes of how they will handle file management
  • Any files saved on the hard drives are automatically deleted when the computer re-boots, which happens daily
  • Academic Technology is not responsible for lost files
  • The use of personal software on lab equipment is strictly prohibited
  • Violations of computer lab guidelines and engaging in prohibited practices will lead to corrective disciplinary action which may result in restrictions of lab usage or dismissal from the College. Please report complaints, violations or any concerns to any member of the Academic Technology staff.

Computer Labs
Endicott College has a total of six full computer labs, a Cyber Cafe open 24/7, numerous special purpose mini labs for individual departments located throughout the campus and multiple computer workstations in the library. For more information about the labs and other public workstations, please visit the Computer Labs page. If you need to reach us for computer labs, printer, or software support, please email acadtech@endicott.edu.

The Digital Media Center
The Digital Media Center is Endicott’s TV studio/multimedia center that encompasses an HD video production studio, control room and multimedia editing/post production suite. The Center’s resources include the Broadcast Pix digital production studio, a Telvue media storage and distribution server, as well as portable video cameras, digital non-linear video and audio editing workstations, and professional lighting and audio recording equipment.

Canvas and YuJa
Canvas is the Learning Management System (LMS) and YuJa is our cloud based media storage and distribution server, allowing faculty to embed videos, distribute podcasts and other media files to their students in an efficient and secure manner. These online web tools allow faculty, students, and staff to collaborate and communicate in a variety of ways for courses and other approved campus departments and groups. Handouts, documents, and files of just about any type can be posted to these sites by faculty or administrators for access and download by students and others. Additionally, online forums where faculty, staff, and students can post topics and responses
for discussion can take place 24/7. Chat rooms, web conferencing, online quizzes, tests, and other coursework and assignments, as well as announcements and online grading are also part of the Canvas LMS.

Workshops and Training
Workshops for faculty, students, and staff are offered throughout the year on a variety of learning technologies, including classroom and digital media technologies, Canvas, YuJa, iPads/mobile devices and web conferencing/virtual classroom technology. Schedules are posted online each semester.

Administrative Withdrawal
Administrative withdrawal from the College may result for the following reasons:
1. Failure to pay required fees.
2. When a student is absent from classes for more than three weeks.
3. If a student fails to return for a subsequent semester without appropriate notifications.
4. If the student demonstrates that they are unable to adequately participate in the academic environment.
5. If a student presents a threat to others or interferes with the responsibility of the College to provide a safe environment for the community.

An administrative withdrawal constitutes a complete withdrawal from all courses, and a grade of “W” is recorded on the academic transcript. Students who officially withdraw may be granted a refund of tuition, room, and board according to the published policies of the College. Students who are dismissed due to disciplinary action will not be entitled to any refund. A formal request for readmission must be submitted to the Provost Office.

Advising
Each student is assigned an advisor at the time of her/his acceptance into the college. An advising plan is developed for each student which outlines the courses required for degree completion. Students may also check the College’s student database for degree audit information.

Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Safety Risks
The abuse of alcohol and other drugs remains a significant problem among college students nationwide. Substance abuse carries significant negative consequences including physical problems, mental health problems, increased risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections, academic problems, social/relationship issues, the increased risk of being either a perpetrator or victim of violence, and death. Because of the myriad negative
consequences related to alcohol and other drug abuse, Endicott College reserves the right to refer a student to a substance abuse assessment if the College becomes aware through the conduct process that a student may be struggling with a substance abuse related issue. Depending on the severity of the issue, a student may be referred to our on-campus Counseling Center or an off-campus provider. For additional information about our
Counseling Center, visit endicott.edu/student-life/health-wellness/ counseling-center or contact Director of Counseling at 978- 232-2131.

Athletic and Academic Sanctions
The athletic and academic departments may, at their choosing, select to impose additional behavioral, participation, or academic sanctions outside of the College student conduct process.

Attendance
The following policies regarding attendance do not apply to classes utilizing distance-learning methods. 

Class attendance is considered essential to attain academic objectives at Endicott College. Therefore, the College encourages all students to attend all classes. Individual faculty members may establish attendance standards in their course syllabi, which become criteria for assessment and evaluation.

The College recognizes special needs arising from the subject matter and methodology of specific courses. At the first class of each semester, the faculty member will announce to students any special attendance requirements for that course. Students who do not comply with attendance requirements jeopardize their academic standing in the class and risk failure in and potential dismissal from the course with a grade of WX (withdrawal failing).

In the case of illness or other extenuating life circumstances that result in absences totaling three or more weeks, the student will be withdrawn from the course with a grade of W. If the absences impact all of the courses in which the student is enrolled, the student will be withdrawn from the College with grades of W in all classes.

Campus Communications
Freedom of expression, the right to agree and disagree, the spirit of inquiry, and free exchange of thought are essential in an open society. As part of society, each institution of higher education must help maintain these rights for all who are a part of its concern. Endicott presumes that all students and staff members who exercise their rights in these areas will do so with full responsibility. This responsibility extends to other individuals who may
either agree or disagree and extends to the institution itself, its well-being, its physical property, and its reputation. An individual student or campus group may call a meeting of students in the Student Center without need for club sponsorship as long as it is cleared by the Dean of Students and falls within normal College operational procedure and regular hours. Students may have free use of the intra-campus mailing facilities, including faculty and administrative mailboxes, with the stipulations that all mail/notices must be given to the Mail Room ready for distribution, that such requests are within the capacity of the intra-campus mail system, and that priority must be given to official College business. The use of the intra-campus mailing facilities for unauthorized solicitation is prohibited. Any student-generated mailing must be approved by the Dean of Students prior to distribution.

CORI Check and Drug/Alcohol Screening Policy Statement
Agencies may require students to have a Criminal Offender Records Information (CORI) check and/or agree to be subject to drug/alcohol screening prior to participation in an internship or educational experience. An agency may refuse to accept a student as a result of a CORI check or refusal to agree to drug/alcohol screening, and the College assumes no obligation to locate an alternative site and cannot guarantee the completion of degree requirements. If the agency does not pay the fee for the CORI check, the College will assume this expense during the academic year described in this Catalog.

Course Cancellation Policy
The Van Loan School strongly encourages students to register early to minimize the cancellation of courses due to insufficient enrollment. The decision to cancel a course will be made as close to the course start date being offered. In the event a course is cancelled, every effort will be made to contact the student via telephone or email to assist in the selection of another course or to arrange a refund. When courses are cancelled by the
College, refunds include 100% tuition and fees.

Course Evaluation
The College appreciates students’ input and feedback regarding program offerings and considers it of significant importance for improvement. Students’ willingness to complete the course evaluation form at the conclusion of each course and their candid remarks regarding the instructor, the course, and the College’s role in their educational program is greatly appreciated.

Course Expectations
For Fall/Spring semester-long courses that meet the standard 3-day or 2-day meeting patterns:
A three credit course means that in addition to the scheduled meeting times, students are expected to do at least 6 hours of course-related work outside of class each week during the semester. This includes time spent completing assigned readings, participating in lab sessions, studying for test and examinations, preparing written assignments, and other course-related task.

For Fall/Spring semester-long courses with non-standard meeting times (i.e. not the standard 3-day or 2-day meeting patterns):
A three credit course means that students are expected to do at least nine hours of course-related work or activities each week during the semester. This includes scheduled class meeting times, as well as time spent completing assigned readings, studying for tests and examinations, preparing written assignments, and other course-related tasks.

For Accelerated face-to-face courses:
A three credit course means that in addition to the scheduled meeting times, students are expected to do at least 18.5 hours of course-related work each week of the 6-week term. This includes work done completing assigned readings, studying for test and examinations, preparing written assignments, and other course-related tasks.

For Accelerated fully online courses:
A three credit course means that students are expected to do at least 22.5 hours of course-related work each week of the 6-week term. This includes work done completing assigned readings, studying for test and examinations, preparing written assignments, and other course-related tasks.

For Winter session face-to-face courses:
A three credit course means that in addition to the scheduled meeting times, students are expected to do at least 37 hours of course-related work outside of class each week during the three-week Winter session. This includes work done completing assigned readings, studying for test and examinations, preparing written assignments, and other course-related tasks.

For Winter session fully online courses:
A three credit course means that in addition to the scheduled meeting times, students are expected to do at least 45 hours of course-related work outside of class each week during the three-week winter session. This includes work done completing assigned readings, studying for test and examinations, preparing written assignments, and other course-related tasks.

Day and Overnight Trip Policy
The following terms and conditions apply to all trip participants:

  • It is the participant’s responsibility to behave in accordance with the Endicott College Student Code of Conduct as stated in the current Endicott College Student Handbook.
  • If bringing a guest, the student is responsible to ensure that the guest behaves in accordance with the Endicott College Student Code of Conduct as stated in the current Endicott College Student Handbook.
  • Endicott College assumes no responsibility for the participant’s personal property.
  • The student assumes all the risks and responsibilities surrounding their participation in the activity and waives all claims against Endicott College. A Risk and Release Form MUST be on file at the Office of Student Activities before the departure of the trip. College provided transportation MUST be taken to and from all destinations (unless otherwise noted).
  • Alcohol is not permitted on the vehicle of transportation and during the trip.
  • It is the participant’s responsibility to adhere to the departure schedule stated prior to trip commencement. Endicott College is not responsible for travelers who fail to comply with this regulation.

In addition, the following terms and conditions apply to all overnight trip participants:

  • The student will be assigned a room for overnight accommodations. The student is responsible for all damage to that room. In addition, the student will not change their room location. Also, if asked to leave the hotel for duration of stay, the student will be responsible for the payment and location for which they stay.

Disruptive Classroom Behavior
The faculty may dismiss a student from class who persists in behavior that disrupts or adversely affects the learning and teaching process in the classroom. Faculty should make clear the expectations for classroom conduct, and students must understand that it is their responsibility to behave accordingly as behavior that undermines favorable conditions for teaching and learning, will not be tolerated. Depending on the severity of the disruptive behavior, the faculty may enlist the immediate assistance of Public Safety in removing the student from the class.

Disciplinary sanctions for disruptive classroom behavior may range from a one-time dismissal from a class session to dismissal from the course for the semester or from the College in extreme circumstances. Disruptive classroom behavior issues shall be handled as set forth below, or may, at the discretion of the Associate Provost of the Graduate School, based on the nature and severity of the alleged conduct, be directed to the Van Loan Administration to be resolved pursuant to the Endicott College Student Code of Conduct.

The faculty member will meet with the student to resolve the matter informally when possible, However, in any situation that cannot be immediately resolved with the student, the faculty member may impose an appropriate sanction and submit the Classroom Conduct Incident Report Form within 24 hours of the incident to the student’s chair/dean who will notify the student of the faculty’s decision. The student will meet with the chair/dean to complete the student portion of the Classroom Conduct Incident Report Form, indicating that (1) he/she admits to the behavior and accepts the sanction or (2) that he/she denies the behavior and/or does not accept the sanction and wishes to appeal the faculty’s decision. In the case of an appeal, the chair/dean will submit the form to the Provost, who will refer the case to the Academic Integrity Committee for review.

The Committee will consult with both the faculty and the student to investigate the matter, review the evidence, and reach a determination regarding the allegation of disruptive behavior. The Committee will also determine whether the faculty member’s proposed sanction is appropriate and fair and may revoke, alter or uphold the faculty member’s sanction. The student, faculty member, and provost will be notified in writing of the outcome of the Committee’s investigation and determination.

Electronic Email
All faculty, staff, and students are provided with an Endicott web email account and instructions on how to use the email system as a means of improved communication with colleagues and for use in connection with College-related matters only.

  • Students may access their web mail from any computer with an internet connection through gmail.com
  • Because email by nature is not secure, users should be aware of the limitations on the expectation of privacy. Therefore, users are responsible for changing their email passwords periodically and removing confidential mail from their computers as soon as possible.
  • Information stored on College computer resources is the property of Endicott College, which reserves the right to retrieve and review material at any time, including information protected by password.
  • The system must not be used to send chain letters or to transmit offensive material such as messages that are derogatory, obscene, or otherwise inappropriate. Any such incidents will be forwarded to the conduct code system.
  • Endicott College email can be forwarded to your favorite personal email account (i.e. Yahoo, Hotmail). Students are responsible for maintaining their forwarding address. Instructions for forwarding email can be found at endicott.edu/infotech
  • The College uses the email system as a primary method of communication to students for important College matters, individual correspondence, and notifications. It is expected that all students regularly check their Endicott email as they will be held responsible for all communication delivered through email.

Endicott College Institutional Review Board
Endicott College is committed to the highest ethical, professional, and legal standards in all matters relating to humanistic and scientific research. Endicott students and personnel engaged in research involving human subjects are required to follow the Endicott College Guide for Approval of Human Subjects Research Projects. Guidelines may be found in the faculty handbook, the college intranet, and at the academic department offices. Faculty or supervisors should consult the Internal Review Board (IRB) with questions regarding exemption standards or informed consent protocols. Research proposed by external investigators involving the use of Endicott students must be approved by the IRB.

Endicott College Student Code of Conduct
Please review the Endicott College Student Code of Conduct found on our website at https://www.endicott.edu/student-life/student-services/studentaffairs/student-code-of-conduct.

Fifth Year Programs
The growing demand for high-level degrees, combined with the high satisfaction level of our undergraduate students, are the driving forces behind the Fifth Year graduate programs. Full-time graduate programs are available to undergraduates in good standing who wish to earn master’s degrees through the Van Loan School following completion of their undergraduate studies.

Fifth Year programs are offered in Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis, Business Administration, Education, Homeland Security Studies, Interior Architecture, Nursing and Sport Leadership. Some Fifth Year programs require students to take classes as early as sophomore year and not all programs can be completed within a 12 months span. Please speak with the program advisors about program-specific 
conditions and admission requirements.

Final Residency at Endicott
A minimum of 30 credits must be earned at Endicott College, and 24 of the last 30 credits toward an undergraduate degree must be earned at Endicott College. The last 24 undergraduate residency credits are exclusive of credit earned through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).

General Academic Requirements
General requirements for Graduate Programs are provided below. Those requirements specific of a given program are included under each program listing.

  1. A minimum G.P.A of 3.0 must be maintained within all graduate programs offered by Endicott College. Students receiving grades lower than B- for six graduate credits will be placed under academic review. Students will be placed under academic probation if their G.P.A. falls below 3.0. Continued unsatisfactory academic progress may lead to dismissal or loss of financial aid.Students receiving grades lower than B- for six graduate credits will be placed under academic review. Students will be placed under academic probation if their G.P.A. falls below 2.0. Continued unsatisfactory academic progress may lead to dismissal or loss of financial aid.
  2. A grade of C- or lower is not applicable to any graduate degrees. Students receiving a grade of C- or lower may repeat the course once.
  3. If a student receives a failing grade, he/she may retake the exact course and earn a new grade. The new grade will be calculated into the student’s grade point average. The “F” grade stays on the transcript but is no longer used in calculating the student’s grade point average.
  4. All graduate programs follow the grading schema prescribed in the Endicott College Catalog.

Grade Appeals
It is the purview and responsibility of the faculty to assess student progress. Students who wish to appeal a grade should do the following: 1) make an appointment with the faculty member to discuss the grade, 2) if not resolved, write an appeal to the program director/dean and arrange a meeting with the faculty member, the director/dean, and the student, and 3) if not resolved by steps one and two, the student may appeal in writing to the Provost. Appeals can only be initiated due to error or other documented extenuating circumstances. Grade appeals must be filed within one year of the conclusion of the course.

Grading System, Graduate Programs
Letter Grade                                    Numerical Equivalent               Grade Point Value
        A                                                         94-100                                        4.0
        A-                                                        90-93                                          3.7
        B+                                                       87-89                                          3.3
        B                                                         84-86                                          3.0
        B-                                                        80-83                                          2.7
        C+                                                       77-79                                          2.3
        C                                                         74-76                                          2.0
        C-                                                        70-73                                          1.7
        F                                                       Below 60                                       0.0
A grade of “W” appears on the transcript but is not calculated into the GPA. The grade point average is determined by multiplying the grade point value by the number of credits for a given course, summing the products and dividing by the number of credits attempted.

Graduate Definition FT/PT Students
For graduate programs (to include military/veteran students), in non standard terms to be considered full time; those students must be enrolled in a program, registered for three credits per term, and three terms consecutively within a semester, with a total of 9 credits per semester.

*For Financial Aid purposes, the Winter Term is considered an extension of the Fall Semester.

Graduation Requirements
To receive an Endicott College degree, students must have fulfilled all program requirements, have earned the credit requirement for their majors and degrees, and have earned a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) for their degrees and majors. Students should refer to the appropriate section for their majors in this Catalog for specific information on these requirements.

Additionally, the student must complete a Graduation Application form by the designated deadlines. A graduation fee is automatically charged in accordance with the student’s planned graduation session and year. This fee covers Commencement activities including but not limited to: a degree audit, preparation and cost of diploma, cap, gown, and hood, yearbook and graduation events, ceremonies, and receptions. 

Gull Card Policy
Photo identification cards, known as Gull Cards, are issued during the first day of the fall Orientation to new students. Students are responsible for retaining their Gull Cards during enrollment at the College. Students are expected to carry their Gull Cards on their person at all times. Students must produce a valid Gull Card upon request by any campus official. The initial card is free; if it is lost, there is a replacement fee of $25.00. If the card is
damaged and the cardholder has the remains, there is a replacement fee of $ 10.00. If there is a problem with the Gull Card, contact the Gull Card office.

Students should only be in possession of their own ID. Use of an ID other than their own is prohibited. Students found in possession of using an ID not their own may face disciplinary action. Improperly used IDs will be confiscated and turned in to the Gull Card office. Students may add dollars to their Gull Card at machines located in the Callahan Center, in the School of Business/Center for Sciences, the Halle Library, and the Business Office.

Immunization Requirement
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts mandates that all full-time college students and all health science students show documentation that they have been immunized before attending class or residing on campus.

The mandatory Health Form details the requirements and may be found on the Health Center webpage at endicott.edu/StudentLife/Health-Center/Health-Forms.aspx

The required documentation includes:

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) Vaccine: two doses required, or documentation of positive antibody titer.
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine: one dose required within past ten years.
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine: three doses required; laboratory evidence of immunity acceptable; two doses of Heplisav-B given on or after 18 years of age acceptable.
  • Meningococcal Vaccine (administered after age 16 and within the past five years): one dose required for all residential students AND all new full-time students 21 years old or younger or sign the Information about Meningococcal Disease, Meningococcal Vaccines, Vaccination Requirements and the Waiver for Students at Colleges and Residential Schools form.
  • Varicella Vaccine: two doses required; documentation of varicella antibody titer or reliable history or disease (chicken pox) acceptable. No documentation required for those born in the U.S, before 1980, unless enrolled in a health science program, in which case it is required.

In lieu of certain immunizations, the student may present documentation of a blood test (titer) or request a religious or medical waiver.

Health Science students are required to submit documentation of the tuberculin skin test prior to clinical rotations.

Incomplete Grades
An incomplete grade, while not encouraged, may be given to a student that denotes that some part of the course, for reasons acceptable to the instructor, has not been completed and the student is to this point passing the course. The majority of the coursework should be completed at the time an incomplete grade is given. An Incomplete grade should be given as an exception only, such as a medical emergency. An Incomplete grade should not be given to a student with the sole objective of the student having more time to complete assignments and, therefore, receive a higher grade. The work must be made up within seven weeks after the last session of the course. Any circumstances warranting an extension must be submitted in writing to the assistant registrar in the Graduate School and approved by the Dean of the School.

Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy
Endicott College is committed to providing access to local, national, and international sources of information through its technology resources in an atmosphere that encourages communication for business, education and research purposes. The technology resources are managed by administrative and academic departments. The Information Technology Department maintains all college-owned video, data, telephone lines, and hardware on
campus. The Academic Technology Department assists with the integration of technology in the curriculum and supervises the computer labs. The use of computers and other electronic resources at Endicott College are governed by this document and by policies of the College contained in the Student Handbook, The Policies and Procedures Handbook, and the Faculty Handbook. The Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy can be
found online at the Endicott College web page in the Information Technology Department section and may be requested from the Information Technology Department in writing. This document may be modified at any time by the President of the College and/or the President’s Council. Timely notification of changes in the policy will be provided. All technology users are expected to read the Information Technology Acceptable Use
Policy and abide by the stated policies and guidelines. 

Internet Use
Endicott College provides Internet access to faculty/ staff and students as an instructional enhancement and as a support to research efforts. Information taken from the internet for use in reports and research papers must be acknowledged and correctly cited in order to avoid charges of plagiarism. In addition, users should use discretion when gathering information from the internet as some material may be considered obscene and offensive to others. Public computers and printers, such as those found in the Academic Computer Labs, may not be used for accessing and reproducing offensive documents. When retrieving potentially objectionable material for legitimate academic reasons, the user is obligated to do so in a private setting so as not to disturb those who might be adversely affected. The College assumes that Internet users will act responsibly and not engage in prohibited activities that can lead to disciplinary action.

Jury Duty
According to the Office of the Jury Commissioner of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, “Every U.S. Citizen 17 years of age or older who is a Massachusetts resident or an inhabitant for more than 50% of the time is eligible to serve as a juror. If you are a resident of another state but a student at a Massachusetts college, you are an inhabitant for more than 50% of the year and, therefore, eligible to serve as a juror in Massachusetts.” Endicott
College supports students in their fulfillment of this civic duty. Students who must miss class in order to fulfill their jury service requirement should notify each of their instructors of the summons and make arrangements to complete any missed work.

Leave of Absence
A student may take one or two semester leave of absence by notifying the assistant dean of administration. If the leave of absence is taken during the semester, semester grades of “W”  will be issued.  “W” grades will not affect the GPA; but credits attempted may impact overall academic standing. The program and degree requirements under which that student first matriculated will not be affected. Students must complete an exit interview and receive the signatures of their program director, their respective school dean, the director of student success and retention, the bursar, the director of financial aid, the residence director (if a resident student), the athletic director (if an athlete), the dean of undergraduate international education (if an international student), academic technology (if participating in the laptop program), and the registrar for official processing. To return from a leave of absence, contact the assistant dean of administration. Please note that a leave of absence is treated the same as a withdrawal from a financial and financial aid perspective.

MyEndicott
MyEndicott is Endicott’s web portal. Think of it as a gateway to many important areas, information and functions, including class registration, room draw, access to your grades and other personal information, announcements, campus event calendar, and other resources such as downloadable documents and links to other pages and sites. Each academic school has a MyEndicott page, as do other departments such as Internship and Career Services, Student Services, Financial Aid, Bursar’s office, etc. There is also an area to create online groups for campus clubs and organizations, sports teams, and academic activities.

Photography Policy
All photographs taken for Endicott College are the property of Endicott College and may be used for Endicott College promotional purposes (e.g. electronic and printed publications, websites, classroom use, college ads, etc.). The College reserves the right to take photographs of campus facilities and scenes, events, faculty, staff, and students for College use in any areas on campus where subjects do not have an expectation of privacy and
provided the photographs do not violate the privacy of the subject.

Prior Learning Assessment
Endicott College recognizes that not all education occurs in a classroom and that adults may have acquired college-level learning through work and life experiences. Our three-credit, semester-based, learner-centric courses offer a personal tour of reflection, retrieval, and writing processes. You’ll create a digital portfolio that documents your professional and personal expertise.

Master’s & Doctoral Level PLA (PLA500, PLA700): Your collective experience may earn you up to 6 credits toward a master’s degree, or up to 6 credits toward a doctoral degree.

Privacy Issues
Reasonable efforts will be made to guard against possible violations of an individual’s work as a result of tampering, destruction, and/or theft. All electronic communication systems along with the information developed and stored in those systems are the property of Endicott College and are to be used for work-related purposes only. Consequently, the College has the right to retrieve and review material at any time, including information
protected by password in all college-owned computers.

Public Safety Department and Police
The Department of Public Safety and Police is a 24-hour-a-day operation charged with the protection of person and property within the grounds of Endicott College. The department is comprised of both sworn and non-sworn personnel, as well as civilian personnel who are led by the Chief of Police.

Annual Security Notice of Availability
The Clery Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Endicott College; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a
copy of the report by contacting the Endicott Public Safety Office or by accessing endicott.edu/crimestats.

Readmission/Returning from Leave of Absence
A student who withdrew from Endicott College in good standing must contact the assistant dean of administration to be reinstated to the College. A student returning from an approved leave of absence must contact the assistant dean of administration.

Residency
In some cases residential housing is available. Van Loan students interested in residential housing should contact the Office of Residence Life at 978-232-2141 or reslife@endicott.edu.

Schedules
Graduate and Doctoral Class Schedules are posted online at endicott.edu/admission-registration/register-forclasses/registration-schedules. Courses are posted online as soon possible to allow students adequate time to register for classes. Course schedules are subject to change. See Appendix A for the 2019-2020 Academic Year Schedules.

Sex Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Policy
See Appendix B for the Endicott College Sex Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Policy.

Smoking and Vaping
All Endicott’s buildings are designated as smoke-free environments. Front steps/entrances of academic, administrative, and residential buildings are designated as non-smoking areas. Smoking on the Endicott College campus is restricted to designated smoking areas outside all of which are 20 feet away from the buildings. Smoking is not permitted in College residential areas at any time, including living rooms and other common areas in the
residence halls. Students and guests are expected to respect all rights of non-smokers. Community members who are in violation of smoking regulations and/or tampering with fire equipment are subject to disciplinary action and/or restitution for damages to or cleaning of College property. The following behaviors will automatically result in a minimum fine of $500, as well as, a two week residence hall suspension:

  • Deliberately pulling the fire pull station or setting off the fire alarm
  • Covering smoke alarms and/or tampering with fire safety equipment
  • Smoking of any kind in any College building, including the use of vaporizers, electronic cigarettes, or any other smoking paraphernalia
  • Students who fail to evacuate during a fire alarm will be subject to a conduct hearing.

If you know of any covered and/or tampered with fire equipment, or have information about a pulled alarm, please share this information with a College official immediately. If you are uncomfortable meeting with a staff member, please feel free to use the anonymous tip form.

Social Media and Online Communication
Endicott College acknowledges that students use social technology to connect, collaborate, and communicate, and aims to encourage these forms of expression as an important part of student development and as an outlet for free speech. However, in this public forum, occasions arise in which student, faculty, or staff safety or well-being can be threatened in a negative manner and/or the positive educational environment disrupted. For this
reason, all student conduct policies (e.g., Drug and Alcohol Policy, Discrimination, Retaliation, Harassment) and laws apply to online social spaces. Endicott College expects students to conduct themselves online with respect, accountability, and responsibility.

Student communication on social sites (which include, but are not limited to: blogs, social networks, location-based presence applications, chat rooms, discussion boards, and public comments hosted on external sites) are not actively monitored by Endicott College, but may be reviewed by conduct officials when they are seen as possible violations of Endicott College’s Code of Conduct and will be acted on accordingly. This may include, but is not limited to: harassment, threats, hate-speech, bullying, privacy concerns, or public documentation of illegal or inappropriate activity.

Communication within online communities and social media sites represents public and open communication. As with other public arenas, information found on internet sites is acceptable as information that may be presented in conduct code hearings and other proceedings related to the College. Information that is acceptable may include, but is not limited to: wall postings, journal entries, blog posts, pictures, videos, comments, status updates, avatars, and other openly accessible communications. Messages between individuals including: instant messages/chat logs, text messages, email, Facebook messages, Snapchat screen captures or other electronic forms of private communication may also be used in the conduct code process when they are shared with officials by an involved party.

Endicott College advises students who participate in online social networks to follow established safety practices and protect private information with the utmost care. Students should set privacy features to restrict access to their profiles, passwords, and pictures, and should not accept a connection request from someone who is unfamiliar or who the student cannot identify. The College also discourages the inclusion of personally identifying
information in personal profiles such as address (including campus address), class schedule, phone numbers, screen names, email addresses, and full birth date. Students are reminded that administrators, parents, law enforcement personnel, future employers and even predators may have access to view this information.

Solicitation Policy
Generally, the sale, distribution of goods and services, and the solicitation for promotion of and advertising of any item, program, or service is prohibited on the College campus. The use of College facilities for solicitation purposes is prohibited. Individuals or businesses may apply to participate in the vendor program by contacting the Office of Student Activities. Written approval must be obtained prior to participation. The College reserves the right to restrict and/or prohibit any individual, company, or group from participation in this program. Door to door solicitation within the residence halls and College facilities, and the canvassing of Endicott property by external groups/individuals is prohibited. The unauthorized posting or distribution of literature on College property is prohibited. The unauthorized use of College-owned and/or operated technology and media for solicitation purposes is prohibited. Individual Endicott community members and or recognized clubs/organizations should refer to the Campus Communications section (p.53) when considering the appropriateness of their activities. Violations of the solicitation policy may result in the Persona Non Grata Status (restricted/ prohibited from all College facilities/properties and subject to trespassing) for non-Endicott violators and disciplinary action for Endicott community members.

Special Offerings for Endicott College Alumni
Academic advisors at the Van Loan School work closely with former Endicott students who wish to complete the associate’s degree and with Endicott associate’s graduates who wish to finish a bachelor’s degree. The School offers tuition discounts to Endicott associate’s graduates who matriculate into a campus-based Endicott bachelor’s degree program. Tuition discounts are also applicable to Endicott Alumni who enroll in our fifth year programs. Please see specific programs for details.

Statement of Consequences
The College requires that faculty, staff, students, and other authorized users accessing the technology will demonstrate responsible and ethical behavior and will abide by applicable policies. Violations of the policies and guidelines set forth in this document are subject to legal and disciplinary actions, up to and including dismissal from the College. Faculty and staff who violate the policies will be referred to the Human Resources Department, and students will be referred to the Office of the Provost.

Student Records and Privacy (FERPA)
The College has a policy of protecting the privacy of students in accordance with applicable law. Therefore, in compliance with the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), the College will not release any information to any third party except in accordance with the provisions of the act. Directory information may be disclosed without violating the FERPA.  All students receive a copy of the FERPA policy annually. The College requires that all students complete and sign an Annual Dependency Disclosure Statement. The entire document concerning student records and privacy is available either in the Registrar’s Office or on the Registrar’s Office home page at http://endicott.edu/registrar or in the Student Affairs Office.

Student Virus Policy
Endicott College requires that students who wish to access the College network install College provided Anti-virus software on their personal computers. This is to protect your computer as well as Endicott College computers and network systems. Since new viruses come out daily, it is important to remember that your antivirus program must be kept up-to-date to remain effective. Support will only be provided to students that have installed and maintained their Anti-virus software.

Technology Access Guidelines
In order to better maintain the security of the computer system in general, users should be aware of the following guidelines:

  • Use only those computer accounts for which you have College authorization. The unauthorized use of accounts as well as giving false or misleading information in order to obtain access to computer facilities is prohibited.
  • Do not attempt to gain access to restricted portions of the system.
  • Do not authorize anyone to use your account for any reason, as you are responsible for any actions performed with your account. You must take all reasonable security precautions, including password maintenance and file protection measures.
  • Passwords should be changed regularly. If you feel that your password security has been violated, immediately change your password and notify the Chief Information Systems Officer.
  • Your password should not be given to anyone including staff members that work with you. Temporary login codes can be assigned if you have a special project that requires individuals to perform tasks not normally associated with their positions.
  • Memorize your password rather than writing it down. Use passwords that you can easily remember but that others cannot easily guess.
  • If you suspect that your files have been tampered with, contact the Chief Information Systems Officer immediately.

Textbooks
If a textbook is identified for a course, students are expected to purchase the textbook prior to the start of a course. Courses conducted by Endicott College require student involvement in the development of his/her learning. Assigned readings must be completed prior to class to ensure that the maximum learning benefit is attained through the informed exchange of ideas in the classroom. Instructors expect students to be prepared for class and will grade accordingly. Students are advised to check the course syllabus or the Endicott College website for required text(s) which are listed by course section.

Transcripts
The Registrar Office sends out all academic transcripts. Students requesting transcripts should fill out a form that is available in the Registrar’s Office or on the Registrar’s home page: http://endicott.edu/registrar. This form must be completed each time a student wishes to send a transcript. All transcript requests must include the student’s signature unless you are using the online form, which asks you to grant permission by clicking ‘I agree’. No phone requests will be accepted. The charge for transcripts is $6.00 per copy. Payment is made online when you complete the online form. 

To ensure the security of credit card information, which is processed through a secure site, students paying for transcripts with credit cards must complete an online form available in the right-hand column on the registrar’s home page.

Transfer Credits
All Graduate Degree Programs: A maximum of six credits obtained at another institution may be accepted toward a graduate degree program provided it either fulfills a degree requirement or is application as an elective course. The transfer courses that may be considered must carry graduate credit earned from a regionally accredited institution, carry grades of B or better, and not have been used to fulfill degree requirements at other
institutions.

M.S. in Homeland Security Studies: At the time of matriculation, students may request transfer of not more than six graduate credits that have been completed at regionally accredited institutions. The courses must be relevant to the program of study, must show a final grade of “B” or higher, and must not have been used to fulfill degree requirements at other institutions. Courses from the Naval Postgraduate School, The United States Army
War College and other Professional Military Education institutions are eligible for transfer on a case-by-case basis.

M.Ed. Programs: At the time of matriculation, students may request transfer of not more than six graduate credits completed at other accredited institutions. Only courses relevant to the program of study in which a student has received a grade of “B” or better will be accepted. Courses completed more than five years prior to the student’s acceptance into his or her present program will not be considered for transfer credit.

Veterans Benefits: Title 38 United States Code Section 3679(e) School Compliance
Endicott College does not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill®.
Note: A Covered Individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Winter/January Intersession
Winter intersession courses are defined by the dates in the College’s traditional academic calendar. Traditionally winter intersession courses begin during the first week in January and end at the third week in January. Please visit: endicott.edu/Undergrad/Academic-Calendar.aspx for further information.

ADDITIONAL POLICIES FOR GRADUATE PROGRAMS
Comprehensive Examination Policies

Policies pertaining to graduate programs that require successful completion of a comprehensive exam for graduation are explained in this document. The program directors decide who is eligible. A student must pass all components. Examinations are read by the instructor. Upon successful completion of the examination, and when course work is completed, the degree will be awarded. Students failing the exam are allowed two retakes within a one-year period of time. Failure to successfully complete the examination within that period of time could result in dismissal from the program. Students are allowed up to seven years from the date of starting the first class to the date of completing the Master’s degree. Courses more than seven years old are lost under the default policy of the Van Loan School. The doctoral program Comprehensive Exam will be administered under alternate guidelines.

Test Preparation for Teacher Candidates in Massachusetts
Students enrolled in programs leading to teacher licensure in the state of Massachusetts are required to take and pass all required MTEL’s prior to entering practicum. Free workshops and a full-time MTEL coordinator are provided to assist students in completion of this requirement. 

Master Thesis
Certain graduate programs require completion of a Master Thesis while others require successful completion of a comprehensive examination or capstone experience. Program directors provide the guidelines and format for the research project for those graduate programs that require the completion of a Master Thesis.

Time Limitation
A maximum of seven years from the date of matriculation in a master’s degree program is allowed for completion of the work for the degree, including satisfactory completion of all examinations required. This includes the date of completion of transfer credits. 

ADDITIONAL POLICIES FOR DOCTORAL PROGRAMS
Dissertation

The doctoral program requires completion of a Dissertation. The dissertation is research-based and must include original research. Students develop dissertation proposals in consultation with their dissertation committee. The program director provides the guidelines and format for dissertations.

Dissertation Approval Process
Part of the approval process for the dissertation stage is approval of the student’s dissertation committee. A chair and at least two other readers are identified for each dissertation committee. These names should be forwarded to the Provost once the team is formed by the doctoral directors. When the student completes the dissertation, all members of the dissertation committee are required to sign the dissertation signature/title page that is attached. Once the original signatures are affixed to this page, the page should be forwarded to the Provost, who will inform the Registrar’s Office as each doctoral student completes his/her dissertation. This will allow for a coordinated and orderly response to the Registrar’s office staff. In order to have accurate information in the Spring Commencement program and to have diplomas prepared correctly, a date will be established each
spring by the College Registrar that will be the last date the Registrar will be able to accept a doctoral student’s name for the Spring Commencement.

Dissertation Continuation Stage
If a doctoral student’s dissertation is not completed by the end of the student’s Dissertation course, the student will be required to register for the Dissertation Continuation course and will be required to pay the Doctoral Dissertation Continuation fee. They will receive an Incomplete for the original Dissertation course. They will need to continue to register for the Doctoral Dissertation Continuation course each semester until their
Dissertation is complete. Students in this phase of their program are defined as half-time students for enrollment purposes.

Accreditations and Approvals

Endicott College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to
do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the Commission is not partial, but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding the status by the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact NECHE directly.

New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
781-425-7785
info@neche.org

The College’s institutional integrity has been affirmed through its accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.; the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration; the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education; the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation; the Council for Interior Design Accreditation; and the National Association of Schools of Art and
Design. The College has also attained approvals from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education; the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing; the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to enroll F-1 nonimmigrant students, and the U.S. Department of State to administer the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program.

Program Accreditations
Nursing:
The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone 404-975-5000 and Fax 404-975-5020 (acenursing.org)

Sport Leadership:
The Sport Leadership Program, formerly known as the Athletic Administration Program has been awarded Maximum Accreditation (seven years) by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA)

Interior Architecture:
The Interior Architecture programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Program Approvals
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security to enroll F-1 non-immigrant students
U.S. Department of State to administer the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program
 

Off-site Locations

Please visit https://vanloan.endicott.edu/locations for a list of the most up-to-date location information. 

Endicott College Boston | 200 Tremont St | Boston, MA 02116

     MBA, Bachelor of Science, Associate of Science 

Applied Materials Inc. | 35 Dory Rd | Gloucester, MA 01930

     MBA, Bachelor of Science, Associate of Science 

Bierman ABA | 145 Rosemary St Suite E | Needham, MA 02494

     M.Ed. Applied Behavior Analysis 

Boston Medical Center | One Boston Medical Center Place | Boston, MA 02118

     M.S. in Nursing 

EDCO/ELI | 36 Middlesex Turnpike | Bedford, MA 01730

     M.Ed. in Organization Management

Jenmarc | 1350 Belmont Street | Brockton, MA 02301 

     M.Ed. Reading and Literacy, M.Ed. Secondary Education (Non-licensure) 

MSSAA LLP | 33 Forge Parkway | Franklin, MA 02038 

     M.Ed. Education Administration

Maine Educator Consortium | 140 Sophie Lane | Norridgewick, ME 04957 

     M.Ed. Education Administration

Melmark New England | 461 River Rd | Andover, MA 01810 

    M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis  

Road to Responsibility | 1831 Ocean St | Marshfield, MA 02050 

     M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis 

May Institute | 41 Pacella Park | Randolph, MA 02368 

   M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis  

Northeast ARC | 6 Southside Rd | Danvers, MA 01923

    M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis 

CIS/Endicott International | Calle Velazquez 140 | Madrid 28006 | Spain 

      Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science, M.Ed. in International Education, M.Ed. in International Education Administration,       M.Ed. in International Education with ESL Specialization

Leysin American School | Canton of Vaud | Leysin 1854 | Switzerland 

    M.Ed. in International Curriculum Development and Supervision, M.Ed. in International Education, M.Ed. in International Education Administration, M.Ed. in International Education with a Concentration in Technology Integration

Lahey Clinic | 29 Mall Rd | Burlington, MA 01803 

     RN to BSN, M.S. in Nursing