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Student Handbook 2009-2010

Student Handbook 2009-2010

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2009-2010 Student Handbook
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STUDENTHANDBOOK 
2009-2010
The Board of Trustees has adopted the following statement of purpose: For the glory of God and to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary is a seminary in the Presbyterian-Reformed tradition whose mission is to educate and equip individuals for the ordained Christian ministry and other forms of Christian service and leadership; to employ its resources in the service of the church; to promote and engage in critical  theological thought and research; and to be a winsome and exemplary community of God’s people.
Published annually by Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary for use by Faculty, students and staff. Editor: Deborah Butler, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Vocation 
100 EAST 27 STREET 
TH 
 AUSTIN, TEXAS 78705-5797 
 
 Table of Contents
SECTION
 
1.................................................STUDENT HANDBOO
2009-2010 CALENDAR ................................................................... 3MAPS OF THE CAMPUS................................................................. 5COMMUNICATING AT THE SEMINARY  With Whom Do I Talk When I Have a Question?...................................... 10 A General Guide of Whom To See And Where To Find Them ........................... 26GENERAL INFORMATION NON-ACADEMIC...........................................30In Alphabetical Order by TopicCOMMUTER INFORMATION .......................................................... 43SEMINARY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
 Academic Honesty ........................................................................ 46 Alcohol Policy ............................................................................ 50Campus Security Guidelines and Policies ...................................................... 52Code of Conduct.......................................................................... 55Confidentiality Policy...................................................................... 63Disability Accommodation Policy............................................................ 63Drug Abuse and Prevention Counseling Policy ................................................. 69E-Mail Policy For Official Seminary Correspondence .............................................65Intellectual Property Policy...................................................................66Policy on Ecclesiastical Endorsement ......................................................... 74Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (The Buckley Amendment) ............................. 74• Directory Information/Student Data Form• Educational RecordsFirearms Policy ........................................................................... 74Grade Appeals Policy/Administering the Grading System ........................................ 75Pets on Campus .......................................................................... 77Policy on Inclusive Language................................................................ 78Policy on Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment..............................................79Student Groups........................................................................... 82 Worship Committee Procedures and Guidelines ................................................ 84Statement on Student Publications ............................................................85
INTERNATIONAL AND ECUMENICAL STUDENTS ...................................... 86COUNSELING PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES ..............................87COMMUNITY GUIDELINES ............................................................ 89
Developed by Resident Students
CONSTITUTION OF THE STUDENT BODY ............................................. 91BYLAWS OF THE STUDENT BODY..................................................... 93STUDENT DIACONATE ...............................................................97
SECTION 2 BUSINESS AFFAIRS - PROCESS AND PROCEDURES
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100SECTION 3 STUDENT EMPLOYMENT
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107SECTION 4 FINANCIAL AID POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
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112SECTION 5 LIBRARY GUIDE - STITT LIBRARY 
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113SECTION 6 CHILD CARE
 
INFORMATION/ PRE-SCHOOL/PUBLIC
 
SCHOOL
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117SECTION 7 HELPFUL INFORMATION
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122SECTION 8 HOUSING HANDBOOK 
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 Appendix124
 
 Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary 
 ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2009-2010
FALL 2009
 August 28-29Presbyterian ordination examinationsSeptember 2-4New Student Orientation and RegistrationSeptember 3SPM orientationSeptember 7Labor Day holidaSeptember 88:00 a.m.Fall term classes begin11:00 a.m.Opening Seminary Convocation7:00 p.m.Celebration of the Lords SupperReception following in Stotts HallSeptember 145:00 p.m.Last day to add a courseSeptember 215:00 p.m.Last day to drop a courseOctober 19-23Fall recessOctober 30-November 1Discovery WeekendNovember 9-10Board of Trustees fall meetinNovember 27-28Thanksgiving recessNovember 30-December 3Registration for spring and summer termsDecember 4Service of Lessons and CarolsDecember 7-11Reading periodDecember 14-18Final examination periodDecember 18Fall term ends; Christmas recess begins
JANUARY 2010
 January 48:00 a.m.January term begins January 85:00 p.m.Last day to add or drop a course January 4-29Doctor of Ministry term January 18Martin Luther King Jr. holida January 22Registration of new students January 22-23Presbyterian ordination examinations January 29January term ends
 
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