Nov 19, 2019  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Information


Academic Programs

Graduate Degrees and Majors

Graduate Certificate/Certification Programs

Assessment Program

Avila University is committed to evaluating the performance of the University as well as the academic achievement of the students. Assessment at Avila is a multidimensional, ongoing process of gathering, interpreting, and sharing information about the learning and development of Avila’s students. This information is used to determine student achievement; to evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum; to guide the revision of programs, courses, and instruction; and to serve as a catalyst to aid students in self-evaluation and goal-setting. Assessment at the undergraduate level addresses the learning outcomes for the Core Curriculum as well as the major. Graduate assessment focuses on the educational outcomes associated with each of the graduate programs. Students participate in assessment activities throughout their time at the university and after graduation as alumni. These activities include surveys, standardized examinations, in-class assessments, portfolios, and final projects or theses.

Alternative Programs

Avila’s Weekend Classes

Avila’s weekend classes are designed for students who find the weekend a convenient and attractive time for learning and study. They are designed to service students who, because of job and family responsibilities, find weekend classes compatible with their lifestyles and goals.

Weekend Options

There are two options for weekend classes from which a student might choose:

  • Weekend Intensive Classes: classes meet one, two, or three weekends on Fridays from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday Classes: classes meet for two, four, or six Saturdays. See the course schedule for meeting dates and times.

Weekend Policies

Weekend Intensive and Saturday Only Classes:

  • The closing date for registration in weekend intensive courses or Saturday only courses is one week prior to the beginning of the course. Exceptions to this policy are at the discretion of the academic department.

Weekend Intensive and Saturday only Withdrawal and Refund Policy.

  • Students may withdraw from a weekend intensive course that meets one weekend any time prior to the beginning of the course.
  • Students may withdraw from a two or three credit hour weekend intensive course or a Saturday only course, any time prior to the second weekend of the course.
  • Part-time students who withdraw from a weekend intensive course before the beginning of the course receive full tuition reimbursement.
  • Part-time students who withdraw after the first weekend (for weekend classes of 2 or 3 credit hours) but before the second weekend of the course will receive 50% reimbursement for the course tuition.
  • There is no refund if the withdrawal takes place after the second meeting of the class.
  • Full-time students who withdraw from a weekend intensive course before the beginning of the course receive tuition reimbursement as stated in the university catalog.
  • Weekend intensive courses require readings prior to the beginning of the class, and STUDENTS MAY BE TESTED ON THAT MATERIAL DURING THE FIRST EVENING OF CLASS. Students should pick up a copy of the reading assignment in the Library or may obtain a copy on the Library web page.
  • Courses may require the completion of assignments after the last weekend.
  • Students are required to attend all sessions of a weekend intensive or Saturday only course. Missing any part of the class may result in either reduction of the final grade or assignment of “F” as the final course grade. Students who cannot attend all sessions should not enroll in a weekend intensive course or should withdraw from the class.
  • The Credit/No Credit grade option is available to students for special session courses. For a one-credit course, this grading option must be contracted prior to the beginning of the course. If more than one credit, this grading option must be contracted prior to the second meeting of the course.