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ADRIAN COLLEGEGraduate Studies2021-2022GraduateAcademic CatalogAdrian College welcomes qualified students regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, physicalcharacteristics, race, religion, or sexual orientation; Further, it does not discriminate on the basis ofthese characteristics in the administration or educational policies, employment practices, admissionspolicies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic, or other College-administered programs or activities.For more information, prospective students should contact policies and programs described in this catalog are subject to change by the College at its discretion."Adrian College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agencyrecognized by the U.S. Department of Education."Edited By:Christine KnaggsEmily WatkinsKristina SchweikertAndrea Milner

Table of ContentsRevised: 7/30/2021Introduction to Adrian College . 1Educational Mission . 1Statement of Principles . 1General Information. 2Accreditation. 2The Campus . 2System of Academic Governance . 2History of the College . 3College Facilities . 4Academic Facilities. 6Admissions . 8Requirements and Procedures . 8Financial Information . 10Description of Charges . 10Living Accommodations. 10Dining Facilities. 10Payment of Accounts . 10Refunds . 11Student Financial Aid .12Student Life . 14Counseling Services . 14Health Services . 14Residence Life .15Campus Safety . 15Student Activities .16Academic Activities. 17Academic and Cultural Enrichment . 17Academic Affairs . 20Office of Academic Affairs . 20Office of Graduate Studies . 20The Jane McCloskey Office of Academic Services . 20The Institute For Career Planning . 20The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment . 21The Office of the Registrar . 21Shipman Library . 21The Writing Center . 21The Bosio Math Lab . 21The Statistics Resource Center . 21

Academic Policies and Programs. 22Degree Requirements . 22Academic Policies. 22Academic Lectureships . 30Institutes. 30Academic Calendar . 33Fall Semester 2021. 33Spring Semester 2022 . 33May Term 2022. 33Summer Term 2022 . 33Courses of Instruction . 34Department and Degree Index . 36Accountancy . 37Master of Science in Accounting . 38Criminal Justice . 42Master of Arts in Criminal Justice . 42Business Administration . 39Master of Business Administration in Accounting . 40Master of Business Administration in Business- General. 40Master of Business Administration in Finance . 40Master of Business Administration in Health Care Administration. 40Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration. 40Exercise Science and Athletic Training . 43Five Year Combined B.S. in Exercise Science and M.S in Athletic Training . 43Master of Science in Athletic Training Graduation Requirements . 43Athletic Training Professional Phase & Graduate Application. 43BS in Exercise Science / Pre-Athletic Training and M.S in Athletic Training . 44Higher Education Administration and Leadership. 45Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration and Leadership . 45Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Leadership . 45Graduate Certificate in Institutional Effectiveness . 45Sport Management . 46Master of Arts in Sport Management . 46Teacher Education . 47Master of Education in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment . 47Courses and Descriptions. 48Graduate Courses in Accountancy (ACCT) . 48Graduate Courses in Athletic Training (AT) .50Graduate Courses in Finance (FIN) . 51Graduate Courses in Higher Education Administration and Leadership (HAL). 52Graduate Courses in Business Administration (MBA) . 53

Graduate Courses in Sport Management (SMGT) . 54Graduate Courses in Criminal Justice (SCJ) . 56Graduate Courses in Teacher Education (TED) . 57Faculty, Staff, and Administration . 59College Officers 2021-2022. 59Faculty . 59Emeritus Professors . .63Administration . 65Office of the President . 65Office of Alumni Affairs . 65Office of Chaplain and Church Relations . 65Division of Academic Affairs . 65Division of Business Affairs . 66Division of Development . 67Division of Enrollment . 67Division of Recruitment & Enrollment. 67Athletics . 67Division of Student Life . 69Emeritus Administrators . 70College Corporation. 70Index . 71

Introduction to Adrian Collegethe cane suggests, these ribbons of excellence cannot beachieved without hard work:Educational MissionAdrian College, a liberal arts college in the UnitedMethodist tradition, is committed to the pursuit of truth anddignity of all people. Through active and creative learningin a supportive community, undergraduate and graduatestudents are challenged to achieve excellence in theiracademic, personal, and professional lives, and to contributeto a more socially just society. Caring for humanity and the worldLearning throughout a lifetimeThinking criticallyCrossing boundaries and disciplinesDeveloping creativityCaring for humanity and the worldMaking socially responsible decisions; providingservice to local and global communities; interactingpositively with persons of diverse cultures andbackgrounds.Statement of PrinciplesThe Foundation of Adrian CollegeAdrian College was founded as a Methodist institution.It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. JohnWesley, the founder of Methodism, espoused a Christianfaith that embraced a social consciousness. In the nineteenthcentury, American Methodists founded many liberal artscolleges.Asa Mahan, the first president of Oberlin College inOhio, became the founding president of Adrian College in1859. Like John Wesley, he opposed slavery and believed inwhat he called “the power of action.”Although its students and faculty come from manyreligious backgrounds, the College encourages all membersof the community to struggle with moral and spiritual valuequestions growing out of the College’s United Methodistheritage of commitment to Christian traditions and values,concern for peace and justice, and an ecumenicalunderstanding of human spiritual experience.Because of its Methodist traditions, Adrian College hasbeen open from its inception to men and women from allbackgrounds. The College continues its commitment tocreating a community that reflects human diversity. It istherefore actively inclusive, seeking to attract students,faculty, and staff from segments of the population that havenot been fully represented in higher education.Learning throughout a lifetimeContinuing to ask important questions; pursuingknowledge in each new age; remaining open to newlearning experiences.Thinking criticallyDeveloping critical habits of mind; exploring multiplepoints of view; raising thoughtful questions, identifyingproblems and solutions.Crossing boundaries and disciplinesDeveloping literacy in multiple fields; personifying theliberal arts experience; making connections acrossdisciplines.Developing creativityEngaging in creative arts; developing creative talentsand skills; recognizing and employing figurativeexpression.Ribbons of ExcellenceIn 1887, the graduating seniors at Adrian Collegepresented a cane in the form of a shepherd’s crook to theofficers of the junior class. Symbolic of leadership andcarved with the Latin motto, “No victory without work,” thecane has been handed down every year by the graduatingclass. Each class has also attached a ribbon to the cane withthe names of its graduates listed on the ribbon.In 2007, the academic community at Adrian Collegeadopted the idea of the ribbons to represent its standards ofexcellence. From the long-standing tradition of the ribbonsattached to the shepherd’s crook at graduation, these newribbons of excellence have been developed to support theCollege’s mission statement. Just as the Latin inscription on1

General InformationThe CampusGeneral InformationAdrian College is located in Adrian, Michigan, thecounty seat of Lenawee County in the southeastern part ofthe state. Adrian is a city of approximately 22,000 people,situated in the center of an agricultural, industrial andrecreational area. State and U.S. highways and nearbyexpressways provide convenient access to the metropolitanareas of Detroit, Toledo, Chicago, Indianapolis, Clevelandand Pittsburgh. Both the Detroit and Toledo airports arewithin an hour’s drive.For nearly a century, the Adrian campus consisted ofseveral brick buildings that fronted on Madison Street. In themid-1950’s, largely through the generosity of majorbenefactor Ray W. Herrick, development of a new andmodern physical plant was begun.Today, the College extends over 100 acres in a westside residential section of the Adrian community. TheAdrian campus melts together its over 160-year history withits modern state-of-the-art facilities. Almost all facilities oncampus were renovated over the past decade. The original“college promenade” with its carefully groomed lawns andstately old trees now forms the eastern boundary of the maincampus. A carillon tower on the east and a contemporarychapel on the west are familiar landmarks of the central mall.The main campus boundaries include Madison, Williams,Michigan and Charles Streets and connects the College withstate highway M-34 to the south and business route U.S. 223to the north. Finally, the 119-acre Walden West propertystudy is located about 20 miles from campus.AccreditationAdrian College is accredited by the Higher LearningCommission (Higher Learning Commission, 230 S. LaSalleStreet, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413; (800) 6217440; (312) 263-0456; Fax: (312) 263-7462), the UniversitySenate of The United Methodist Church (Division of HigherEducation, General Board of Higher Education andMinistry, PO Box 340007, Nashville, TN 37203-0007).Teacher Education certification programs are approved bythe Michigan Department of Education (MichiganDepartment of Education, Office of Education Assessmentand Accountability, PO Box 30008, Lansing, MI 48909).Additionally, the Department of Teacher Education isnationally accredited by Council for the Accreditation ofEducator Preparation (1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400,Washington, DC 20036; (202) 223-0077). The Social Workprogram is accredited through the Council on Social WorkEducation (333 John Carlyle Street, Suite 400, Alexandria,VA 22314; (703) 683-8080; Fax: (703) 683-8099). AthleticTraining is accredited through the Commission onAccreditation of Athletic Training Education (2001 K StreetNW, 3rd Floor North, Washington, DC 20006; (512) 7339700).Adrian’s affiliations include membership in theAssociation of Independent Colleges and Universities ofMichigan; the Michigan Colleges Alliance; the MichiganAcademy of Science, Arts and Letters; the Council onUndergraduate Research; the National Association ofIndependent Colleges and Universities; The NationalAssociation of Schools and Colleges of the UnitedMethodist Church; the American Council on Education; andthe Council for Independent Colleges.In 2018, Adrian College was approved by the HigherLearning Commission to offer programs fully online. Adrianis a member of the National Council of State AuthorizationReciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and has beenapproved by the State of Michigan to participate in NCSARA. NC-SARA list of institutions in of Academic GovernanceThe governance system at Adrian is designed to ensurethat issues related to effective operation of the College arebased on consideration of all concerned points of view.Both strategic plans and immediate decisions and actionsare weighed on the basis of academic soundness and fiscalresponsibility, in accordance with the College’s missionand purposes. In addition to the administration and StudentGovernment, the six basic components of the system arethe faculty, the collegia, the academic departments and anumber of standing, advisory, and ad hoc committees.Faculty meetings include both students and someadministrators closely involved with academic programs.Six standing committees and several related committeesreport to the faculty: Academic Assessment, AcademicPlanning, Academic Policy, College Environment,Curriculum, and Faculty Life. Faculty decisions on thecurriculum and academic programs are presented asrecommendations to the President.The 23 academic departments are organized accordingto traditional academic disciplines and are responsible for2

General Informationcurriculum development, planning, academic standards,and student relations within their areas of concern andexpertise.Collegia are interdisciplinary groups of the facultyorganized according to four broad fields of interest: arts,letters and the humanities; social science and comparativecultures; applied arts; and the sciences and mathematics.The collegia coordinate the efforts of academicdepartments and faculty members with similar interests andconcerns.Various informal opportunities exist for faculty andstudent involvement in decision making. These includemeetings of the President with interested constituents and acontinuing discussion of campus issues.rushed to classes, meals, and social events. Now, however,instead of a row of brick buildings, the campus incorporatesapproximately 150 acres, 15 academic and servicebuildings, 26 residence halls and units, and nine majorathletic facilities and fields.The Articles of Association provide that the Board ofTrustees shall consist of not more than 35 members,including three to six who are nominated by the Detroit andWest Michigan Conferences of The United MethodistChurch. Three to six trustees are elected by the AdrianCollege Alumni Association, and the remaining 18-23 areelected by the board itself. Two faculty and two studentrepresentatives serve as non-voting associate trustees.History of the CollegeAdrian College evolved from a theological institutefounded by the Wesleyan Methodist denomination at Leoni,Michigan, a small town east of Jackson, in 1845. In 1855this institute united with the Leoni Seminary, a MethodistProtestant institution, to establish Michigan Union College.Legend states that members of the College becameconcerned about the environment at Leoni, which wasnicknamed “Whiskey Town.” In 1859, this concern, andother circumstances, made it advisable to relocate or close.In the same year, Dr. Asa Mahan, pastor of the PlymouthCongregational Church in Adrian and a well-knowneducator, was encouraged by citizens of the community toestablish a college. Mahan had served as the first presidentof Oberlin College and, previously, as an officer of LaneTheological Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio.Dr. Mahan and his colleagues invited the officials andsupporters of the closing Michigan Union College to join inestablishing the new college at Adrian. After the invitationwas accepted, the story says, the library holdings wereloaded on an ox-cart in March 1859 and transported the 60miles to the campus site on the west side of Adrian.On March 28, 1859, Adrian College was chartered bythe Michigan legislature as a degree-granting institutionwith Dr. Mahan as its first president. Through a series ofconsolidations and denomination unifications, the Collegehas maintained its relationship with The United MethodistChurch.For almost 100 years, the campus consisted of severalbrick buildings stretching along Madison Street. Most ofwhat is now the campus was woods and fields. In the mid1950s, the College, encouraged by the generosity of Ray W.Herrick, embarked on a building program, which created thebasis for the present campus.Today, when students walk in the area bounded on theeast by Madison Street and edged by Downs Hall, ValadeHall, Cornelius House, and Herrick Tower, one will walk onthe same ground that students hurried across in

Senate of The United Methodist Church (Division of Higher Education, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, PO Box 340007, Nashville, TN 37203-0007). Teacher Education certification programs are approved by the Michigan Department of Education (Michigan Department of Education, Office of Education Assessment

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