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Spring 2014 Class Schedule

Welcome Notices | pdf | Full Schedule pdf
Calendar | pdf
General Information | pdf
Textbooks | pdf
How to Register (Payment, Fees, Refund) | pdf
Advisors, Commencement Info | pdf
Alphabetical Listing of Courses Key to Abbreviations, eTutoring | pdf
Online Information | pdf
Year Long Plan of Courses 2014-15 | pdf
Directory Information Release Form | pdf
RN to BSN Program | pdf
Registration | pdf

Welcome Notices

Is attending Linfield College one of your 2014 New Year’s resolutions?

To welcome you to the Adult Degree Program in spring and summer 2014 we are waiving the application fee for students who plan to start classes in spring or summer. To take advantage of this offer, submit your application for admission by February 17th. When you submit your online application with a Start Date of Spring or Summer 2014, you will save the $100 application fee for degree and $50 for certificate. Go to www.linfield.edu/dce to get started. Look for the link, “Apply Now” to get on your way to achieve your New Year’s resolution. Immediately after applying for admission, contact all colleges where you have earned credits and order OFFICIAL transcripts to be sent to Linfield College, Adult Degree Program, 900 SE Baker St., McMinnville, OR 97128. You will receive a Transfer Credit Evaluation with your admission letter showing the transfer credits that Linfield College has awarded to you.

Linfield Academic Advisors excel in mapping skills

To save you time and money in mapping out a successful program at Linfield, you will want to gain the advantages of your academic advisor’s mapping skills and be admitted to Linfield before the start of the semester when you start classes. Soon after you submit your application for admission, you will receive email communication from the Adult Degree Program with your advisor’s contact information. Your Linfield Academic Advisor will help you to map out an academic plan of courses that is unique to you. We encourage you to get in touch with your Linfield advisor to schedule your first academic planning appointment by phone or in person. Let us save you time and money with a map that goes straight to your goal!

Learn Outdoors in Summer 2014

Join your classmates for travel and study in our field-based Environmental Studies courses including perennial favorites Fire History of the Cascades and Shoreline Ecology, plus active pursuits through Backpacking and Archaeological Field Methods. Earn Linfield credits while enjoying the beauty of Oregon this summer!

Adult Degree Program Scholarships

Alumni and friends of the Adult Degree Program have generously donated funds to establish scholarships specifically for students in the program. Awards are based on academic merit and financial need and do not require repayment. Applications for the spring 2014 scholarships are due by January 31. For an application, go to http://www.linfield.edu/dce/scholarships

Path to Scholarships® Workshop

Sign up for a hands-on online webinar or in person workshop in Portland, Saturday, February 22, 8:30am – 12:30pm where you will learn how to successfully apply for scholarships. The webinar and workshop will be taught by Gerardo Ochoa, Associate Director of Financial Aid at Linfield’s Portland campus. You will receive the College Edition Path to Scholarships® Career, College, and Scholarship Planning Portfolio. The workshop and planning portfolio are free. Register before Wednesday, February 18th to ensure you receive your log-in confirmation in time for the webinar. For current students and applicants to the Adult Degree Program who plan to be enrolled in 2014, this workshop is for you! Register online at http://www.linfield.edu/dce/scholarships.html. Select “online” or “Portland” for how you plan to attend.

Academic Calendar

General Information

Admission to the Program

From anywhere in the USA call toll free 1-800-452-4176, and we will connect you with an advisor who is knowledgeable about the degree or certificate program you are considering. Prior college coursework is not required for admission. Most college credits with grades of C and higher from regionally accredited colleges, will apply toward a Linfield degree.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to all eligible degree- or certificate-seeking students enrolled for the appropriate number of credits. Various grants and subsidized Stafford Loans are available to those students who demonstrate financial need, and unsubsidized Stafford Loans are awarded to students on a no-need basis. Students must be admitted to the College prior to receiving a financial aid award. In order to be eligible for Federal Direct Stafford Loans the student must be enrolled in at least 6 credits and complete the proper paperwork: • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Title IV code: 003198 • Linfield Application for Financial Aid (LAFA) • A year-long academic plan submitted by your advisor For additional information please contact the financial aid office at 888- 471-2225 or 503-883-2225, 8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday or by email at finaid@linfield.edu or at http://www.linfield.edu/dce/financial-aid.html.

Veterans Benefits

Linfield College has been approved by the VA for veterans pursing a degree. For active duty reserves (Chapter 1606 and 1607), Chapter 30 or 35, submit your 1995 form to the VA Certifying Official at Linfield College. For Chapter 31 submit form 1905 and for Chapter 33, Post 911, please submit your Letter of Eligibility. VA payments are based on your Chapter and length of service. For questions on this or other VA benefits, please contact Linfield College Certifying Official, Cheryl Wright 503-883-2597 or cwright@linfield.edu fax (503) 883-2663.

Trade Adjustment Assistance Act

The Linfield College Adult Degree Program participates in workforce training via the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act and is on the Oregon Eligible Training Provider List. For additional information regarding these benefits and specifics on what majors are eligible, please contact John Gallagher, Associate Registrar, at 503-883-2446, jgallag@linfield.edu.

Advising

Academic advising is provided for all students. Our advisors work with you to identify which courses will build the knowledge and skills you need to advance your education and career.

Library

As Linfield students, you may use all the resources of the Linfield Libraries to help you search for and get books and articles for your research needs. Contact Carol McCulley, the Distance Learning Librarian, at 800-452-4176 ext. 2595 (or 503-883-2595 evenings and weekends) or e-mail dcelib@linfield.edu. You may also get information about library services available at Nicholson Library and your local libraries at http://www.linfield.edu/linfield-libraries/adp.html.

Moving?

You should always notify the DCE office any time your personal information changes. Please indicate any changes on your registration form or log in to www.linfield.edu/dce “Current Students” “Change Your Address.”

Graduating?

Send Intent to Graduate form to the DCE office one year prior to your graduation date. Download form at http://www.linfield.edu/dce/commencement.html. It is the responsibility of each student to be aware of and to meet the catalog requirements for graduation and to adhere to all other deadlines, rules, and regulations published in this schedule and in the Student Handbook. The courses listed are subject to change without notice and do not constitute a contract.

Majors

Majors: Accounting* – Business Information Systems* – International Business – Management* – Marketing* and Nursing* (RN-BSN only) Minor: Environmental Studies *May be completed entirely online

Certificates

Computer Information Systems* – Human Resource Management* – Marketing* and Post-Baccalaureate Accounting* *May be completed entirely online.

Credit for Prior Learning

Many adults return to college with learning acquired from a variety of sources (on the job, non-credit workshops, travel, personal interests, homemaking, and volunteer responsibilities). As many as 31 semester credits may be earned by developing a portfolio in which this learning is shown to be equivalent to specific college courses. The portfolio class, IDST 250, is offered online each spring semester. In addition, college credit can be awarded for the successful completion of challenge exams, CLEP (College-Level Examination Program), military training and many employer-sponsored courses evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Computer Account (CATNET)

Linfield students must set up a Linfield CatNet account. This account gives you access to your online classes, to the computer labs and libraries of the McMinnville and Portland campuses, to your grades and transcript and to online research databases through the library. This account also creates an email account that can be accessed through your own email system or through the web. Your CatNet account will remain active as long as you remain a current student. You can set up your account at http://www. linfield.edu/dce/computer-accounts.html. When filling out the request for an account, be sure to select DCE as your campus (regardless of where you attend) and Student as your account type. You may also use this page to access our online library resources and WebAdvisor. Important notices will be sent only to your Linfield College email (WebMail). Check your Linfield email regularly. Linfield does not provide internet access off campus.

Online Classes

Online (OL) courses are conducted via computer and the Web, and you must open a computer account before the class starts. Current information is posted on the Online Course Information page: http://www.linfield.edu/dce/online-course-info.html. Hardware: (minimum requirements) PC: 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended) 56k modem or access to Internet (DSL or Cable recommended) Mac: G4 or better 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended) 56k modem or access to Internet (DSL or Cable recommended) Software: the latest available browser and word processing packages If you have registered by the Wednesday before the term starts, you may access the site after 8am with your Linfield computer account (CatNet) information, same as WebAdvisor and email.

DCE Textbooks

Linfield College Bookstore McMinnville Campus
900 SE Baker Street
Riley Student Center
McMinnville, OR 97128
Linfield College Bookstore Portland Campus
2255 NW Northrup Street
Basement of Loveridge Hall
Portland, OR 97210
Store telephone: (503) 883-2240 www.linfield.bncollege.com

Purchasing Your Books on Linfield WebAdvisor

When you register for class(es) on WebAdvisor using “Express Registration” you can click the link under “Book Store Information” to see a list of books or purchase books for your class(es). That link takes you to the Linfield College Bookstore site where your shopping cart has been loaded with all the required and suggested course materials. You may delete or add any books, study aids or spirit gear before completing your order. You may also order books by selecting “My Class Schedule” and clicking individually on each of your classes.

Browse/Purchase Textbooks

Log on to http://linfield.bncollege.com and select “Shop Now” to begin selecting your textbook for your class(es) by choosing “DCE Spring 2014” under the “Select Your Term” button. Once you have filled your cart, select “in store pick up” or provide your shipping address and securely complete your transaction by using a major credit/debit card or your PayPal account.

Payment Method

Once you have filled your cart, please select your method of payment using a major credit/debit card, your PayPal account, or Financial Aid. Please note: Students electing to use financial aid as method of payment must submit all required paperwork to the Linfield College Financial Aid Office and have their funding approved before any textbooks are processed and shipped. Customers will receive two different notifications: 1) that your order was received by our system; and, 2) that your order has been processed and has been shipped (tracking information will be provided via email), or that it is ready to be picked up at our store. Please order your textbooks at least 10 days before the term begins in order to avoid expedited shipping and handling charges. Faxed textbook orders are no longer required. Please utilize our fully secure website: http://linfield.bncollege.com when you are ready to place your textbook and official Linfield College merchandise orders. Tip: creating your personal account with the bookstore will allow you to easily manage your orders and keep track of all orders placed via the website. All website orders are processed in the order they are received so shop early and save!

Shipping Information

We strive for a 24-hour turnaround on all our orders but during peak times it may take up to 48 hours to ship your order. In-stock orders will ship daily at 2pm pst to our customers. Any in-stock orders placed after 2pm pst will ship the following business day. We ship all our orders via United Parcel Service so please be sure to provide a valid street address with your order. Please, do not use P.O. Boxes as UPS will not deliver.

Shipping Charges are as follows:

In Store Pickup: FREE--No cost to you...just be sure to bring a photo ID when you come in to pick up your order. UPS Standard: $6.95 for the first textbook and 1.95 for each additional textbook. UPS 2-Day Air: upgrade for an additional $5.00 charge plus the Standard rate above. UPS Next-Day Air: $10.00 charge for this expedited service—Not available in all areas and subject to availability.

How to Register

Web or fax: www.linfield.edu/dce fax: 503-883-2483
Mail: Linfield College
Adult Degree Program
900 SE Baker St.
McMinnville OR 97128

Register on WebAdvisor

All students with a CatNet account may register on WebAdvisor. Detailed instructions are provided on our website at www.linfield.edu/dce under “Admissions” “Online Admission and Registration.”You may add and drop classes on WebAdvisor until the beginning of late term registration.

Online Payment by Credit Card through TMS

Payment is due online the day you register on WebAdvisor. Select the “Make a Payment” link to TMS (Tuition Management System) on WebAdvisor after registering. You will not be charged a credit card teleprocessing fee if you pay your account in full when registering. Full information is available at http://www.linfield.edu/dce/payments.html.

Payment Plan

Payment plans are available for spring semester. The tuition payment plan offered by Linfield is through Tuition Management Systems (TMS) and includes tuition and fees. The TMS $30.00 fee and application should be received by TMS no later than January 15 for spring regardless of the first monthly payment date. There is no interest charge if all payments are made as scheduled with TMS. However, if your TMS payment is late, TMS will assess a $50 late fee, and Linfield will assess a fee of $25.00 per late payment per month along with a 1% per month Finance Charge for the remainder of the TMS plan. A plan may be established by going to www.linfield.afford.com and paying the $30.00 fee.

If You Are Eligible For Financial Aid

You must be admitted to the College and have submitted a FAFSA, LAFA and an academic plan to the financial aid office before registering. Students who want Federal Direct Stafford Loans must register for a minimum of 6 credits per semester. The portion of the semester billed charges not covered by accepted net financial aid and not included in the TMS payment plan must be paid directly to Linfield one week before the beginning of the semester/term. Please make check or money order payable to Linfield College and mail to Linfield College, 900 SE Baker St. A459, McMinnville, Oregon 97128-6894. Linfield College does NOT accept credit cards as an acceptable method of payment for Tuition and Fees. However, Linfield has contracted with TMS to administer our credit card payment program. If you choose to pay by VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express, please call the TMS Tuition Direct number 1-800-722-4867, or online at www.linfield.afford.com, or ECSI 1-888-549-3274 online at www.ecsi.net/gateway/linfield.html. Payment by credit card to TMS must be paid by one week before the beginning of the semester or term. Full information is available at http://www.linfield.edu/dce/payments.html.

If You Pay Your Tuition By Check

You may register on WebAdvisor and pay for your classes by e-check through the TMS. If you mail a check to us, include your completed registration form.

Am I Registered And How Do I See My Grades?

You can check on WebAdvisor: webadvisor.linfield.edu

Grades and Transcripts

Grades will be available on WebAdvisor within two weeks after the end of the semester. We do not mail grades. If you experience difficulty in logging on to your WebAdvisor account, please call DCE at 800-452-4176. We will be happy to send unofficial transcripts upon request. Requests for unofficial transcripts must be signed and may be mailed or faxed to our office. Order official transcripts at http://www.linfield.edu/registrars/transcripts.html.

Adding And Dropping Courses

Add and drop classes on WebAdvisor until the term begins or by completing the “Add/Drop Form” on www.linfield.edu/dce/current-students. Please do not contact the instructor if you wish to add a class. Contact your advisor instead. According to college policy students may not enroll in a course after 10 days have passed in a semester. RN to BSN majors need to consult with their faculty advisor as well.


Withdrawing From All Courses Except Field Based

If you withdraw from a class by 5pm March 7 no notation will appear on your transcript. If you withdraw after March 7 and by 5pm April 18 a “W” will appear on your transcript. No withdrawal is permitted after April 18.

Withdrawing From Field-Based Courses

If you drop a field-based class after the first class meeting, no notation will appear on your transcript. If you drop a field-based class on the day of the second meeting, a “W” will appear on your transcript. No withdrawal from field-based class is permitted after the second class meeting.

Costs

Tuition: $435 per semester credit Audit (non-credit) fee: $220 per semester credit
(You may not change to audit after the first week of the semester)
Online fee: $50 per credit/Maximum $150 per course
(Pays for access to Blackboard and technical support for faculty and students. Non-refundable after the first day of the semester)
Late Registration fee: $50 after Monday; February 17.
Lab and travel fees are listed under the individual course and are generally non-refundable once the semester starts.
A 1% per month service charge will be applied to any unpaid balance per school policy.

Tuition Refund Policy

Tuition Refund Policy Fall Evening, & Online classes

If you notify DCE by 5pm on:
The tuition refund will be:
February 21
100%
February 28
80%
March 14
60%
March 28
40%
April 11
20%
No refund after April 11

Field-Based classes

If you notify DCE by 5pm on:
The tuition refund will be:
The first class meeting
100%
The second class meeting
60%
No refund after the second meeting

Computer Science System Development Fee

Computer Science students (BIS majors and CIS certificates) acquire over $8000 worth of industry-standard software for only $400 per year. (Check with instructor for minimum hardware requirements.) This required purchase will include all updates and new releases as they become available throughout the year. Each school year, the first time you register for any computer science course (except COMP 101, COMP 404, and COMP 484), your student account will be charged $400. You will have the entire semester to pay this fee.

RN-BSN Annual Liability Insurance Premium

RN-BSN students are protected under the Linfield College liability insurance, when carrying out clinical/community responsibilities during nursing courses. A $60 fee is charged annually with your registration (beginning with NURS 309).

Advisors

Commencement Weekend

Spring Commencement Weekend is May 31 to June 1, 2014. Please submit an intent to graduate form if you have not yet done so.

Those who have been approved for graduation will receive information for ordering caps, gowns and announcements. You do not need to come to campus for a financial aid exit interview.

Baccalaureate will be Saturday, May 31, at 5pm. The Commencement ceremony will begin at 10am on Sunday, June 1, and last approximately two hours.

Graduates are expected to be in the Ted Wilson gymnasium by 9am Sunday, June 1, in their caps and gowns to line up for the processional.

Spring 2014 Courses

Key to Abbreviations

Quick Reference to Linfield Curriculum: CS - Creative Studies (formerly Images & Arts, IA), IS - Individuals, Systems and Societies, NW - Natural World, UQ - Ultimate Questions, VP - Vital Past, QR - Quantitative Reasoning, INQS - Inquiry Seminar, MWI - Major Writing Intensive (met by major), US - U.S. Pluralisms (formerly American Pluralism, DA), GP - Global Pluralisms (formerly Global Diversity, DG).

eTutoring

You have access to online tutoring to help you improve your performance in your courses in the Adult Degree Program. Linfield belongs to the Western eTutoring Consortium of colleges, each providing experienced academic tutors in a wide range of subjects: accounting, intermediate algebra, calculus, statistics, writing and others. Register for online tutoring as a Linfield student.

Online Information

Online Learning at Linfield • Online courses are perfect for students with schedules that demand flexibility.

Linfield Computer Account (CATNET) 

A Linfield computer account (CatNet) gives you: A Linfield email address (username@linfield.edu) available on the web at WEBMAIL or that you can forward to your personal account by going to SET UP EMAIL FORWARD. Linfield will use this account to send important school-wide messages, so please log in and check your account regularly. Access to grades, schedules and transcript on Webadvisor. Access to a full range of library resources. Access to the computer labs on McMinnville and Portland campuses, as well as the printers in the Nicholson library. Online courses use the same credentials as the Linfield CatNet accounts; you must set one up to be able to access Online Courses. The user name (CatNet ID) and password are the same. More information can be found at http://www.linfield.edu/dce/catnet.html.

Online (Blackboard) Instructions 

Open your browser and go to http://www.linfield.edu/dce. Under the Quicklinks dropdown menu, select the “Blackboard” link. This will take you to a log-in screen. Your user name will be your Linfield CatNet account (email and WebAdvisor) user name. Your password for Blackboard is also the same as WebAdvisor and email. If you haven’t already signed up for a Linfield CatNet account go back to the “Current Students” link and select “Computer Accounts.” On the Computer Accounts page, follow the directions for opening a CatNet account. An online demonstration class will be accessible starting Wednesday, February 12. Once you log in you will receive a popup message with instructions on how to access the demo. The class(es) you have registered for will start Monday, February 17. Make sure you can log in before this date. When you log in on Wednesday, February 12, you will see your list of available classes in the Course List box. If you do not see your class or you are having log-in problems, please call the DCE office (800-452-4176) or email dce@linfield.edu.

DMO 101 Online Demonstration Course

Free tutorial for new OL users and students who are using Blackboard for the first time. We strongly advise anyone who has not taken an OL course to attend this tutorial. Classes for which you have registered and a demonstration class will be available for viewing. Strategies for successful online learning will also be discussed. You may participate in the McMinnville tutorial class via the web. If you plan to attend, please email dce@linfield.edu the date you plan to attend and your computer skill level. Computer Requirements: 56k modem or access to Internet (DSL or Cable recommended); PC: 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended); Mac: G4 or better, 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended). Sa: 2/15 11am - 1pm, McMinnville, Renshaw First Floor Lab M: 2/17 6:30pm - 8pm, Portland, Peterson Hall 108

Year Long Plan of Courses 2014-15

RN to BSN Program

Registered Nurses with an Associate Degree in Nursing:

As an RN with an unencumbered license, prior success in college courses where you have maintained a 2.75 or higher grade point average, and a recommendation form submitted by your supervisor, it’s easy for you to get started in the Online RN to BSN program at Linfield. Call toll free 800-452-4176 to get started or go online to www.linfield.edu/dce for application information.

When Do I Enroll in the Nursing Major Courses

After you are admitted to Linfield College, and have completed the school of nursing prerequisites, and most of the general education requirements (the Linfield Curriculum), you will enroll in the nursing major courses, beginning with NURS 309. Preference will be given to admitted students who have paid a $200 non-refundable deposit to secure a place in NURS 309. The deposit is applied to your student account. You will be notified approximately three months prior to your anticipated NURS 309 start date informing you of how and when to pay the deposit. The deposit payment deadlines are: July 1, Fall cohort; December 1, Spring cohort; and April 1, Summer cohort. RNs joining the Spring cohort are required to complete the RN-BSN online orientation.

You may complete the online orientation anytime between February 14 and 21, 2014. Your participation in the online orientation is tracked for completion. Further instructions will be sent to you upon your registration for NURS 309.

RNs with an unencumbered license in a state outside of Oregon

In NURS 475, the final course in the program, there is a clinical practicum component. You may have the opportunity to travel abroad to complete your clinical placement or at a local facility/organization near you. If you hold an unencumbered RN license in a state outside of Oregon and wish to complete the clinical placement near your place of residence, please contact Linda Luce at lluce@linfield.edu to discuss the feasibility of such a placement.

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