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 Front Matter
 Table of Contents
 Important note
 Calendar
 Academic calendar
 Board of trustees
 Executive officers
 Administrative offices
 The university
 St. Croix campus
 St. Thomas campus
 Administration, research and public...
 Admissions
 Costs
 Financial aid
 Student support services and...
 Academic information and regul...
 General education requirements
 Associate of arts degree
 Associate of science degree
 Associate of applied science...
 Bachelor of arts degree
 Bachelor of science degree
 Course descriptions
 Faculty listing by division
 Emeritus faculty and administr...
 Faculty
 Executive, administrative and professional...
 Index
 Maps
 Services directory






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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover
    Front Matter
        Front Matter 1
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    Table of Contents
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        Page iii
        Page iv
        Page v
    Important note
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    Calendar
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    Academic calendar
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    Board of trustees
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    Executive officers
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    Administrative offices
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    The university
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    St. Croix campus
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    St. Thomas campus
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    Administration, research and public service
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    Admissions
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    Financial aid
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    Student support services and programs
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    Faculty listing by division
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    Emeritus faculty and administration
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    Faculty
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    Executive, administrative and professional staff
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    Index
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    Maps
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    Services directory
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The University of the Virgin Islands is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States
Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (215) 662-5606. The Com-
mission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Educa-
tion and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation. This catalog has been developed and
produced by the Catalog Review Committee which works under the auspices of the Office of the Provost.

















2006-2007 Catalog


UVI Mission Statement

The University of the Virgin Islands is a learner-centered institution dedicated to the
success of its students and committed to enhancing the lives of the people of the U.S.
Virgin Islands and the wider Caribbean through excellent teaching, innovative research,
and responsive community service.

UVI Vision Statement

The University of the Virgin Islands will be an exceptional U.S. institution of higher
education in the Caribbean dedicated to student success, committed to excellence, and
pledged to enhancing the social and economic transformation of the U.S. Virgin Islands.


St. Croix Campus
RR1 Box 10000
Kingshill, St. Croix
U.S. Virgin Islands
00850-9781
(340)778-1620


St. Thomas Campus
#2 John Brewer's Bay
St. Thomas
U.S. Virgin Islands
00802-9990
(340)776-9200


http://www.uvi.edu















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ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2006-2007 ...........viii-ix

SUMMER SESSIONS I and H 2007 ........................ x

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2007-2008 .................... xi-xii

BOARD OF TRUSTEES .. ...... ................. xiii

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS ..............xiv

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES ........................ xv-xvi

THE UNIVERSITY
H history . . . . . . . . . 1
Accreditation and Memberships ................... ..... 2
Location, Facilities, and Global Access ..................... 2
Special Programs .. .................. ........ 3

ST. CROIX CAMPUS
Graduate and Undegraduate Programs . . . ........ 6
Campus Overview. ............. . . . .. 7
Melvin H. Evans Center for Learning ....... . . . .. 7
The Great House . . . . . . . ... 8
St. Croix Campus Library St. Croix Campus Learning Resource Center (LRC). 8
Research and Extension Center ............. 9

ST. THOMAS CAMPUS
Graduate and Undergraduate Programs ...... . . .... .. 10
Campus Overview ......... ... .... ........... 11
Information and Technology Services, Ralph M. Paiewonsky Library
St. Thomas Campus Learning Resource Center (LRC). . . .11
Music Education Center. ................... . .12
Sports and Fitness Center .. . . . . ..... 12
Off-Campus Facilities . . . . . . 13

ADMINISTRATION, RESEARCH AND PUBLIC SERVICE
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT 14
OFFICE OF THE PROVOST .........................14
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND LIFELONG LEARNING ... 14
RESEARCHAND PUBLIC SERVICE ..........16
AgriculturalExperimentStation . . . .16
CenterforMarine and Environmental Studies .. ........... .16
Cooperative Extension Service .. . . . ..... 17
Eastern Caribbean Center. ......... . . .....17
Research Publications Unit ............17
Small Business Development Center .. . . .... 17
Water Resources Research Institute . . . 17











OFFICE OF INSIIIUIIONAL RESEARCH AND PLANNING .... 16
Academic Divisions ..............18

ADMISSIONS
Admissions Policies ...............19
How to Apply. ... .................. ........... 20
W hen to Apply. ................ . . .. 21
Application Fee . . . . . .. ..... 21
Enrollment Confirmation and Deposit . .............. 21
International Student Admission .......... . . . 21
Early Admissions Program . ....................22
Transfer Admission 22
Transfer of Academic Credits to the University . . . 23
Readmission to the University . . . . . 24
Senior Citizen Education Program . . . . . 24
Additional Preparation and Testing .................. ..... 25
Residency Regulations for Tuition Purposes . . . ... 29
Categories of Students .. . . . . ...... 32

COSTS
Tuition, Fees, Room and Board. ................ ... .. 33
Tuition and Fees for Part-Time and Summer Students 34

FINANCIAL AID
FinancialAid 36
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Continued FinancialAid Eligibility 37
Federal Financial Aid Withdrawal Policy . . . . 38

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES AND PROGRAMS
Orientation. .................. . . 39
Advisement . . . . . . .. .....39
The Campus Advisement and Tutorial Services (CATS) Center ......40
Counseling and Placement Services .. . . . .... 40
Student Employment Services .. . . . . ...... 41
Health Services and Insurance .............41
Drug andAlcohol Prevention/Education Program . . . 41
Students with Disabilities 42
Student Activities 42
Student Government Association ........... 42
Varsity, Intramural and Club Sports .. .. .. .. . 42
Student Housing . . . . . . . 43
Housing Procedures .............. . . . 44
Personal Property . . . . . . 45
Off-campus Housing. . . . . . .. 45
Food Services ................45

ACADEMIC INFORMATION AND REGULATIONS
Freshman-Year Program . . . ............46
Prerequisites, Credits, Grades and Quality Points . .......... 48
Registration Procedures ................. . . ... 50
W ithdrawal.......... . . . 51
Re-matriculation 52
Transcripts . . . . . . . . .52

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Courses laken at Other Institutions. .................. ..... 2
Privacy A ct . . . . .. . . .. 53
Academic Standards. .......... . . . . 53
English Proficiency Examination Requirement . . .. . 59
Computer Literacy Requirement .................. .... 60
Awards and Honors. .............. . . .. 60
The Honors Program .............. . . . ... 61
Multiple Majors and Second Degrees. ............. .. .62


GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS


ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE
General Education Requirements . . . . 64-65
Other Requirements . . . . . . 65
Degree Majors and Programs
Business Administration Division ...........65
Accounting Major. ................... . .66
Business ManagementMajor. ................. .67
Computer I,,ar~.iI..i. .,i Systems Major . . . ... 68
Hotel andRestaurantManagementMajor . . . . 69
OfficeI,, '-.....' ,. ,' Ce1"titiareProgram . . . 70
Education Division ................... .. ........ 70
Inclusive Early ChildhoodEducation Major . ..........70
Humanities and Social Sciences Division ..........71
Police Science andAdministration Major. . . . 71

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE
General Education Requirements . . . . . 72
Other Requirements . . . . 72-73
Degree Majors and Programs
Nursing Major ....... ........... ........... 73
Computer Science Major . . . . ... 75
Physics Major. .............. . . .... 77

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE
General Education Requirements. . . . . . 79
Other Requirements .............. . . . ... 79
Degree Program
Science and Mathematics Division . . . 80
Process Technology Major ... . . .. . 80

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
General Education Requirements ...... . .. 82-83
Other Requirements . . . . . . 83
Degree Majors and Programs
Business Administration Division ............84
AccountingMajor ....... ............. ........ 85
Business Administration Major. . . . . 86
Education Division ...............89
Elementary Education Major ................. .. .. 90
Inclusive Early ChildhoodEducation Major. . . . 91
Secondary TeacherPreparation ............. .. .93











Humanities 94
Communication Major. ................. . .. .95
English Major ....... ...................... 95
Humanities M major. . .....................99
Music Education Major . .......... . .. .99
Speech Communication and Theatre Major . . . .101
Science and Mathematics Division ...........104
Biology Major. ......... ....... . . 105
Chemistry major . ..................107
Marine Biology Major .. . ................. 107
Mathematics Major . . . . . . 109
Pre-Medical Technology Program . . . . . 110
Social Sciences ................111
PsychologyMajor . . . ......... ......112
Social Sciences Major. .................. . .115
Social Work Major . .................116


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
General Education Requirements ...............
Other Requirements .....................
Degree Majors and Programs
Nursing Education Division ... ........
Nursing Major .. ....
Science and Mathematics Division .......
AppliedM/athematics Major . .........
BiologyMajor . ..........
Chemistry Major. .................. .
Computer Science Major ................
Marine Biology Major ........ ......
Mathematics Major ..................


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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


FACULTY LISTINGBYDIVISION .........


205


EMERITUS FACULTYANDADMINSTRATION . ......206


FACULTY . ........


208


EXECUTIVE,ADMINISTRATIVEAND PROFESSIONALSTAFF ....... 217


IN D EX . . . . . . . . .


230


ST. CROIX CAMPUS MAP .............234


ST. THOMAS CAMPUS MAP


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Important Note


The information contained in this Catalog refers to the University of the Virgin Islands as of
August, 2006.
This catalog represents the current provisions of the University of the Virgin Islands at the time
of its preparation. These stipulations do not constitute an offer for a contract that may be
accepted by students through registration and enrollment in the University. The University
reserves the right to change any condition, offering, requirement, policies or processes at
anytime within a student's period of study at the University. While every effort will be made to
meet students' curricular needs, the University does not guarantee the availability of course
offerings at any particular time. In the event of any changes, appropriate mechanisms shall be
used to communicate this information to the University community. Such changes will be
published in the annual catalog, the website at www.uvi.edu, and other appropriate media.
However, students are ultimately responsible for adhering to polices, procedures, requirements
for courses and degrees offered by the University by obtaining current information. Although
every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information in this catalog, students
and others who use it should note that laws, rules, and policies change from time to time, and
that these changes may alter the information contained herein. Changes may come in the form of
statutes enacted by the Legislature, rules and policies adopted by the Board of Trustees of the
University, or by the President or designee of the institution. Further, it is not possible to
include all of the rules, policies and other information which pertain to the student and the
institution. More current or complete information may be obtained from the appropriate de-
partment, school, or administrative office. Nothing in this catalog shall be construed, operate as,
or have the effect of an abridgment or a limitation of any rights, powers, or privileges of the
Board of Trustees of the University of the Virgin Islands.

O Copyright 2006, University of the Virgin Islands

The University of the Virgin Islands is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, Title
IX, Section 504, PL 101-542 educator and employer.



















2006

September
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December
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2007


February
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August
S M T
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6 7 8
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20 21 22
27 28 29


October
S MT
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15 16 17
22 23 24
29 30 31


November
S MT W
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5 6 7 8
12 13 14 15
19 20 21 22
26 27 28 29


January
S M T
1 2
7 8 9
14 15 16
21 22 23
28 29 30


March
S MT


W T
1
7 8
14 15
21 22
28 29


T W T F
1
5 6 7 8
12 13 14 15
19 20 21 22
26 27 28 29


June
S M


April
S M
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8 9
15 16
22 23
29 30


July
S M
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8 9
15 16
22 23
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September
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T F S
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2007

October November December
S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 1
7 8 9 10 11 12 13 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
21 22 23 22 25 26 27 18 19 20 21 22 23 22 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
28 29 30 31 25 26 27 28 29 30 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31



2008

January February March
S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 1 2 1
6 7 8 9 10 11 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
20 21 22 23 22 25 26 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
27 28 29 30 31 24 25 26 27 28 29 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31

April May
S M T W T F S S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3
6 7 8 9 10 11 12 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
27 28 29 30 25 26 27 28 29 30 31














Fall Semester 2006


August
7 Last day for payment of tuition/fees by returning students for Fall 2006 semester
14 Faculty return date
16 Faculty Convocation
14-17 Orientation for new students
15 Advisement and registration for new students
16-18 Advisement and late registration
17 Classes begin
21-25 Add/Drop period
25 Final day to add a course

September
4 Labor Day (University closed)
15 Final day to drop a course without WF, WP, or to change from audit to credit or
credit to audit
29 Mid-Term Low Grade Reports due

October
6 Final day to drop a course or withdraw without Provost's permission
24-Nov. 2 Advisement and registration of continuing students for Spring 2007 semester
31 Admission application deadline for Spring 2007

November
1 Liberty Day (University closed)
9 English Proficiency Exam (EPE)
10 Veteran's Day (University closed)
23 Thanksgiving Day (University closed)
24 Fortsberg Discovery Day (University closed)
25 No classes
28 Study Day
30 Study Day

December
1 Last day of classes
2-8 Final Exams (no other student activities to be scheduled during this period)
8 Fall semester ends for students
12 Last day for instructors to submit grades (by 10 a.m.)
12 Fall semester ends for faculty
18 Last day to pay tuition and fees by returning students for the Spring 2007 semester
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Spring Semester 2007


January
8 Faculty return date
9 New student orientation
9 Advisement and registration for new students
10-12 Advisement and late registration
11 Classes begin
15 Martin Luther King Day (University closed)
16-19 Add/Drop period
19 Final day to add a course

February
2 Last day to apply for graduation
16 Last day to drop a course without WF, WP, or to change from audit to credit or
credit to audit

March
2 Mid-Term Low Grade Reports due
9 Final day to drop a course or withdraw without Provost's permission
12-15 Spring Recess (no classes)
16 CharterDay

April
2-5 Advisement and registration of continuing students for Fall 2007 semester
6-8 University Recess (University closed)
12 EnglishProficiencyExam(EPE)
26 Schedule Adjustment Day (Monday classes meet; study day for Wednesday
classes)
26 Last day of classes
28 Admissions application deadline for Fall 2007
27-29 Carnival Recess (no classes)
30-May 5 Final Exams (no other student activities to be scheduled during this period)

May
5 Spring semester ends for students
7 Last day for instructors to submit grades (by 10 a.m.)
8 Faculty meeting to certify graduates
9-11 Faculty Professional Development
14 Commencement St. Thomas Campus
15 Commencement St. Croix Campus












Summer Session I 2007 (May 16 June 19)

May
16 Classes begin
28 Memorial Day (University closed)

June
19 Last day of classes and final exams
19 Summer Session I ends


Summer Session II 2007 (June 22 July 27)

June
21 Late registration(10 a.m. 7 p.m.)
22 Classes begin

July
3 VI. Emancipation Day (University closed)
4 Independence Day (University closed)
27 Last day of classes and final exams
27 Summer Session II ends

Additional dates for Summer Sessions I and II will be provided by addendum as they
become available. Check www. uvi. edu for updates.












Fall Semester 2007


August
6 Last day for payment of tuition/fees by returning students for Fall 2007 semester
13 Faculty return date
15 Faculty Convocation
14 Orientation for new students
14 Advisement and registration for new students
15-17 Advisement and late registration
16 Classes begin
20-24 Add/Drop period
24 Final day to add a course

September
3 Labor Day (University closed)
14 Final day to drop a course without WF, WP, or to change from audit to credit or
credit to audit
28 Mid-Term Low Grade Reports due

October
8 Final day to drop a course or withdraw without Provost's permission
23-31 Advisement and registration of continuing students for Spring 2008 semester
31 Admission application deadline for Spring 2008

November
1 Liberty Day (University closed)
12 Veteran's Day (University closed)
22 Thanksgiving Day (University closed)
23 Fortsberg Discovery Day (University closed)
24 No classes
27 Study Day
28 Schedule Adjustment Day (Monday classes meet; study day for Wednesday
classes)
29 Last day of classes
30 Study Day

December
1-7 Final Exams (no other student activities to be scheduled during this period)
7 Fall semester ends for students
11 Last day for instructors to submit grades (by 10 a.m.)
11 Fall semester ends for faculty
17 Last day to pay tuition and fees by returning students for the Spring 2008 semester












Spring Semester 2008


January
7 Faculty return date
8 New student orientation
8 Advisement and registration for new students
9-11 Advisement and late registration
10 Classes begin
14-18 Add/Drop period
18 Final day to add a course
21 Martin Luther King Day (University closed)

February
1 Last day to apply for graduation
15 Last day to drop a course without WF, WP, or to change from audit to credit or
credit to audit
29 Mid-Term Low Grade Reports due

March
10-13 Spring Recess (no classes)
14 Final day to drop a course or withdraw without Provost's permission
16 CharterDay
17-21 Advisement and registration of continuing students for Fall 2007 semester
21-22 University Recess (University Closed)

April
24 Schedule Adjustment Day (Monday classes meet; study day for Wednesday
classes)
24 Last day of classes
28 Admissions application deadline for Fall 2007
25-26 Carnival Recess (no classes)
28-May 3 Final Exams (no other student activities to be scheduled during this period)

May
3 Spring semester ends for students
5 Last day for instructors to submit grades (by 10 a.m.)
6 Faculty meeting to certify graduates
7-9 Faculty Professional Development
12 Commencement St. Thomas Campus
13 Commencement St. Croix Campus















THE HONORABLE CHARLES W. TURNBULL
Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands
Honorary Chair of the Board of Trustees


Members of the Board

AUGUSTE E. RIMPEL, Jr, Chair
Concord, Massachusetts

ALEXANDER MOORHEAD, Vice Chair
St. Croix, USVI


JUDY M. GOMEZ, ex-officio
Chair, Board of Education
St. Thomas, USVI

ROY D. JACKSON
St. Thomas, USVI

NOREEN MICHAEL, ex-officio
Commissioner of Education
St. Thomas, USVI

BERNARD PAIEWONSKY
Bethesda, Maryland

LAVERNE E. RAGSTER, ex-officio
President of the University
St. Thomas, USVI

DEANNAROGERS
Alumni Association Trustee
St. Thomas, USVI


AUDREYTHOMAS
St. Thomas, USVI

HENRY C. SMOCK
St. Thomas, USVI

YVONNE E. L THRAEN
St. Thomas, USVI

JUANITAM. WOODS
St. Croix, USVI

ALETHABAUMANN
Faculty Representative
St. Croix, USVI

Student Representative
St. Croix, USVI















PRESIDENT'S CABINET


LaVerne E. Ragster, President
B.S., University of Miami
M.Sc., San Diego State University
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego 1980

Al Hassan IL Musah, Provost and Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Ghana
M.S., Iowa State University
Ph.D., Iowa State University 1986

Vincent Samuel, Vice President forAdministration and Finance and Associate Professor
of Accounting and Finance
B.A., University of the Virgin Islands
M.S., Alelphi University 1986
M.B.A., University of Aichigan 1992

Joseph Boschulte, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
B.B.A., College of William andMary
M.B.A., University of Virginia 1995

Tina M. Koopmans, Vice President of Information Technology and Learning Resources
B.A., University ofIowa
M.A., University of Iowa 1991

Monique Guillory, Campus Executive Administrator, St. Croix
B.A., Tulane University
Ph.D., New York University 1998

John A. D'Orazio, Campus Executive Administrator, St. Thomas
A.A., Springfield Technical Community College
B.A., ', i r1, i,i ., College
M.Ed., Springfield College 1978

Henry H. Smith, Vice Provost, Research and Public Service and Director of the Water
Resources Research Institute
B.A., College of the Virgin Islands
M.S., University of Maryland
Ph.D., Colorado State University 1985
J.D., University ofDayton 1993














OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
President .......... ................ LaVerne E. Ragster
Board of Trustees ....... ................. Gail T. Steele
Communications/Outreach . . . Velma A. Abramsen
Research and Technology Park . . . David Zumwalt
Summer Institute for Future Global Leaders
in the Caribbean ..... . . .. Solomon S. Kabuka

OFFICE OF THE PROVOST
Provost .................... ....... Al Hassan L Musah
Vice Provost Research and Public Service . .... .Henry H. Smith
Agricultural Experiment Station . . ... ..James E. Rakocy
Center for Marine and Environmental Studies . .. Richard S. Nemeth
Cooperative Extension Service . . .... Kwame Garcia, Sr.
Eastern Caribbean Center. . . . Frank L. Mills
Research Publications Unit . . . Marvin Williams
Small Business Development Center. . . Warren Bush
Water Resources Research Institute . . Henry H. Smith
Vice Provost for Access and Enrollment Services . . ... .. TBA
Admissions ....... .... .. ........ TBA
Financial Aid Office. .... . . ..... .Mavis Gilchrist
Registrar and Student Records . . .... Robert Fontaine
Access and Recruitment ........ . . . TBA
Office of Sponsored Programs .... . . Steve Goode
Office of Global and Graduate Studies . ... Utha O. Williams
Office of Institutional Research and Planning . Mary Ann La Fleur
Athletics Office, Management Sports and Fitness Center Peter Sauer
Office of Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning .Ilene Garner
Title III Office ......................... DaleBarry
Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence
In Developmental Disabilities . . . .. YeginHabtes
Administrative Chairs
Division of Business Administration . ... Paul G Simmonds
Division of Education . . . ..CynthiaL. Jackson
Division of Humanities and Social Sciences . ... ..Malik Sekou
Division of Nursing. . . . ..GloriaB.Callwood
Division of Science and Mathematics. . . . .Adam Parr











OFFICE OF THE CAMPUS EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATOR- St. Croix Campus
Campus ExecutiveAdministrator ................ Monique Guillory
Associate Campus Administrator Student Affairs ...... .Claude C. Steele
Associate Campus Administrator Operations .... Nereida Washington
Upward Bound .................. ...... ..Michelle Albony

OFFICE OF THE CAMPUS EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATOR- St. Thomas Campus
Campus ExecutiveAdministrator. . . . .. John D'Orazio
Associate Campus Administrator Student Affairs ..... Doris Battiste
Associate Campus Administrator Operations . ... Lily Mae Durante
Upward Bound. ........ . . ......Rosalia Rohan
Chief Campus Security Officer. .. . . . Robin Olson

OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYAND LEARNINGRESOURCES
Vice President .................. ......... .TinaKoopmans
Learning Resources Center. . . . ...... Debra Graulich
Distance Learning ................. . .TBA

OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENTFORADMINISTRATION
AND FINANCE
Vice President ................ ...... ..Vincent Samuel
Accounting Supervisor . . .......... .Muriel Smith
Financial Reporting and Analysis . . ..... ..Kathleen Clark
Facilities Management/Capital Development/
Disaster Preparedness and Recovery. . . .Patrick O'Donnell
Financial Planning, Budgeting, and
Management Services . . Shirley Lake-King
Human Resources and Affirmative Action
Administration. ... . . . John Sokolski
Special Assistant to the Vice President for
Administration and Finance .. ..... . Shirley Lake-King

OFFICEOFTHEVICEPRESIDENTFORINSTITUTIONALADVANCEMENT
Vice President . . . .... ...... ..Joseph Boschulte
Advancement Support/Alumni Affairs St. Croix Campus. Wendy Wheeler
Annual Giving and Alumni Affairs .. ........ Mitchell Neaves
Development Services. ..... . . Ardrina Scott-Elliott
Public Relations . . . . . Patrice Johnson
Reichhold Center for the Performing Arts. Pamela Sanes and Denise Humphreys
Special Events .. . . . ...... Raul Carrillo












































The University of the Virgin Islands was chartered onMarch 16, 1962, as the College of the
Virgin Islands. The first campus was opened on St. Thomas (pictured here) in July 1963, on
175 acres donated by the federal government.


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History


The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) was chartered on March 16, 1962, as the Col-
lege of the Virgin Islands a publicly funded, coeducational, liberal arts institution by
Act No. 862 of the Fourth Legislature of the U.S. Virgin Islands. According to that law,
UVI's cornerstone objective is to provide for "...the stimulation and utilization of the intel-
lectual resources of the people of the Virgin Islands and the development of a center of
higher learning whereby and wherefrom the benefits of culture and education may be ex-
tended throughout the Virgin Islands."

The enabling legislation was the result of at least two years of preparation and planning. In
1960, the VI. Legislature created a temporary body called the Virgin Islands College Com-
mission, comprised of interested island residents, to survey the need for a territorial col-
lege. InApril 1961, Governor Ralph M. Paiewonsky pledged to establish such a college in
his inaugural address. And in July 1961, Governor Paiewonsky hosted a Governor's Con-
ference on Higher Education, at which twenty educators observed and analyzed the Virgin
Islands' educational scene, and made recommendations for the creation of the College of
the Virgin Islands (CVI).

The first campus opened on St. Thomas in July 1963, on 175 acres donated by the
federal government. The first board of trustees took office in August 1963. In 1964,
the college founded a second campus on St. Croix, on 130 acres also donated by the
federal government.

CVI began by offering only associate of arts degrees. In 1967 it added bachelor's
degree programs in liberal arts and education. The first baccalaureate degrees were
awarded in 1970, and in 1976 the college awarded its first master's degrees in
education. Two years later, master's degree programs in business administration
and public administration were instituted on both campuses.

In 1972, the College of the Virgin Islands was awarded Land-Grant status by the U.S.
Congress. This allowed for the establishment of an Agricultural Experiment Station and a
Cooperative Extension Service. Since then, many other programs and services have been
added. These include the Reichhold Center for the Arts, the Eastern Caribbean Center, the
William P MacLean Marine Science Center, the Sports and Fitness Center and the Virgin
Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR).

In 1986, the College of the Virgin Islands was renamed the University of the Vir-
gin Islands to reflect the growth and diversification of its academic curricula, com-
munity and regional services, and research programs. That same year, the United
States Congress named UVI one of America's Historically Black Colleges and
Universities (HBCU); therefore, it holds the distinction of being the only HBCU
outside of the continental United States.










In 2002, Dr. LaVerne E. Ragster was named the fourth president of the University
of the Virgin Islands, succeeding Dr. Orville E. Kean who became president in
1990. Dr. Arthur A. Richards served as the second president of UVI from 1980-
1990, while Dr. Lawrence C. Wanlass served as the first president from 1962-
1980, when UVI was the College of the Virgin Islands.

Another milestone in the historical development of the University was the Board of Trust-
ees' approval of a new framework for UVI's organization and governance, which went into
effect on October 1, 1999. The basis of the new administrative structure is a Provost/
Campus Executive Administrator system that separates campus-level and university-level
responsibilities in order to create an environment that better addresses the changing needs
of each campus, the University, and the Virgin Islands community.

UVI is a public liberal arts-based Masters II university, a Historically Black College and
University, and a Land-Grant institution. Today, UVI has a combined enrollment of ap-
proximately 2,500 full-time, part-time and graduate students on its two campuses. It con-
tinues to offer a high-quality, affordable liberal arts education and professional programs in
a culturally diverse environment. The University's objective is to be recognized as the
leading American institution of higher learning in the Caribbean.

Accreditation and Memberships

The University of the Virgin Islands is accredited by the Commission on Higher
Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market
Street Philadelphia, PA, 19104, (215) 662-5606. The Commission on Higher Edu-
cation is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of
Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.
The University is also an active member of the American Association for Higher
Education, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, the Ameri-
can Council on Education, the Association of Caribbean Information Systems, the
Association of Caribbean Universities and Research Institutes, the Association of
Governing Boards, the National Association for Equal Opportunity, and the Na-
tional Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges.

The bachelor and associate degree programs in nursing education are accredited
by the National League for Nursing, Accrediting Commission, 61 Broadway 33rd
Floor, New York, New York 10006 (800-669-1656 ext. 153). The Business Ad-
ministration Division is a member of the Assembly of the American Association of
Collegiate Schools of Business.

Location, Facilities and Global Access

The University of the Virgin Islands, located in the Eastern Caribbean, is 45 miles
east of Puerto Rico. The University is located on two campuses. On St. Croix, the
largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the campus includes academic facilities, a stu-
dent life complex, the V.I. Cooperative Extension Service and the Agricultural
Experiment Station. The St. Thomas Campus contains academic facilities, admin-










istrative and student service buildings, residence halls, the Reichhold Center for
the Arts and the William P. MacLean Marine Science Center. In addition to these
campuses, the University maintains the Virgin Islands Environmental Resource
Station on the island of St. John.

Microwave telecommunication facilities connect the two campuses for many
videoconference classes and university meetings. Access to the Internet and World
Wide Web supports distance learning course offerings as well as global informa-
tion and communication for students, faculty and staff. The UVI home page at
http://www.uvi.edu provides current UVI information and links to a wide range of
university documents and other information.


Special Programs

The University offers a number of special programs through the Academic Divisions, the
Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (CELL) Center, the Agricultural Experi-
ment Station, the Cooperative Extension Service, and the Water Resources Research Insti-
tute. These include certificate programs such as the Inclusive Early Childhood Education
Program, special self-improvement courses, and courses in a wide variety of subjects to
improve the quality of life for residents.The St. Croix campus offers a Senior Reserve
Officers Training Corps program within the Division of Social Sciences. This 18-credit
program is available to students pursuing their bachelor's degrees. Admission to the pro-
gram will be upon approval of an application to the Military Science and Leadership (MSL)
instructor. Any student may enroll in the MSL courses upon approval of the instructor.

The University of the Virgin Islands is a member of the National Student Exchange
program which offers undergraduate students an opportunity to study for up to one
year at one of 171 colleges and universities in the United States and its territories.
Students spend either their sophomore orjunior year in the exchange program and
return to the University of the Virgin Islands to graduate. Students from other NSE
membership schools also spend a year or semester studying at UVI. Additional
information is available from the Counseling and Placement Office. UVI is a mem-
ber of the Association of Caribbean Universities and Research Institute (UNICA)
and participates in the Caribbean Intercollegiate Student Exchange program. This
program allows UVI students to spend a semester or an academic year at a partici-
pating university and allows students from participating Caribbean colleges and
universities to spend a semester or academic year at UVI.

A cooperative agreement between the University of the Virgin Islands and Boston
University School of Medicine exists whereby University of the Virgin Islands
students, after meeting certain qualifications, may be accepted provisionally into
the medical school at the end of their sophomore year. These students spend two
summers and their senior year at Boston University and graduate with a bachelor
of science degree from the University of the Virgin Islands. The Science and Math-
ematics Division has developed an articulation program in engineering with Co-
lumbia University in New York and Washington University in St. Louis. These
articulation agreements allow students to begin their studies at UVI and then com-
plete requirements for graduation at one of the schools. Students who satisfy all










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from one of the two schools. There are less formalized transfer programs in pre-
engineering, pre-pharmacy and pre-medical technology for students who wish to
study in these fields at the University of the Virgin Islands before transferring to a
specialized institution to complete their studies. Interested students should seek additional
information from the Chair of the Division of Science and Mathematics.

UVI has entered into several special agreements and collaborative ventures within
the last few years. There will be joint collaborations on faculty and student ex-
changes, faculty research, and program development. Research will be conducted
at the Etelman Observatory, located on St. Thomas at an elevation of approxi-
mately 1,500 ft. The Observatory houses a state-of-the-art 16-inch American Opti-
cal refracting telescope. The telescope has been fitted with a CCD camera, a com-
puter controlled filter wheel, and optical encoders which allow the telescope to be
positioned with exceptional accuracy. The facility will be used both for instruc-
tional purposes and research, which is sponsored in part by the South Carolina
NASA Space Grant Consortium.

A cooperative student and faculty exchange agreement between Emory University
and the University of the Virgin Islands is currently in effect. The exchange agree-
ment provides for the regular exchange of students and faculty between the two
institutions in order to enhance the education and the mutual understanding of
both students and faculty.

The Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabili-
ties (VIUCEDD), previously known as the Virgin Islands University Affiliated
Program (VIUAP), was established in October 1994 to enhance the quality of life
for citizens with developmental disabilities and their families. VIUCEDD carries
out its mission by promoting independence, productivity and full integration into
the community through interdisciplinary training, exemplary service, technical
assistance and information dissemination.

Other Collaborative Agreements or Memoranda of Understanding have been es-
tablished between UVI and:

*Consortium for Caribbean Marine Studies
*Consortium of Caribbean Universities for Natural Resource Management
*Department of Commerce
*H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, British Virgin Islands
*National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
*Savannah State University
*The State University of New York at New Paltz
*U. S. Department of the Interior
*University of Alabama
*University of Ghana, Legon and the University of Copenhagen
*University of St. Maarten
*Virgin Islands National Park Service










Special Degree Program Offerings:
From time to time, the University develops special degree programs to provide workforce
training and to enhance the professional development of service providers. One such pro-
gram is the Inclusive Early Childhood Education Associate in Arts degree program. De-
signed to ensure that child care providers and early childhood professionals are trained to
provide quality programs in which infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and children in the pri-
mary grades, with differing abilities are nurtured. The Associates in Arts program is de-
signed for students to progress directly into the Bachelor of Arts program in order to be-
come a certified teacher in grades K-3.

Another such program is the Associate of Applied Science in Process Technology,
aimed at developing a workforce for the local petrochemical industry and other
similar industries in the Caribbean region and worldwide.


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GRADUATE PROGRAMS


Education Specialist in School Psychology
Master of Arts in Education
Master of Arts in Mathematics Education
Master of Business Administration
Master of Public Administration

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Accounting
Business Administration
Communication
Elementary Education
English
Inclusive Early Childhood Education
Psychology

Bachelor of Science Degree
Computer Science

Associate of Arts Degree
Accounting
Business Management
Computer Information Systems
Inclusive Early Childhood Education
Police Science and Administration

Associate of Science Degree
Computer Science
Nursing

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Process Technology












Campus Overview


The 130-acre campus of the University of the Virgin Islands on St. Croix is located at
Golden Grove, midway between the towns of Christiansted and Frederiksted. Used by the
University since 1964, the land was deeded to the University for educational purposes by
the United States federal government in 1968. The entrance to the campus, from Queen
Mary Highway, is lined by royal palm trees leading to the Melvin H. Evans Center for
Learning, the residence halls and the Student Center. The mainbuildings include the Great
House, which housed both classrooms and administrative offices before 1975; the Melvin
H. Evans Center for Learning (the main academic building); the Northwest Wing, which
was erected in 1989 and now houses the computer laboratories; the Research and Exten-
sion Center, which opened its doors in 1992 and houses the land-grant programs; and the
Nursing complex, which has been home to the Division of Nursing Education since 1996.

The Student Center houses a combination auditorium/cafeteria, the Snack Bar, the Office
of Student Activities, the Student Activities Lounge, a student mail room and the Campus
Bookstore. Behind the Student Center are recently constructed outdoorbasketball, volley-
ball and tennis courts used for physical education classes, intramural athletics and recre-
ation. The residence halls opened for student occupancy in January 1999. The residence
hall complex is comprised of 17 three-bedroom suites, the Office of Student Housing &
Residence Life, a reception area, lounge, two study/seminar rooms, laundry facilities and
on-campus living quarters for the Student Housing Supervisor.

With more than 1,000 students, the St. Croix campus is managed under the leadership of a
Campus Executive Administrator (CEA). The CEAis responsible for student affairs (career
services, counseling, food services, health center, judicial affairs, orientation, on-campus
housing, student activities), business services (bookstore, cashier, payroll, purchasing),
campus security, grounds/facilities maintenance, and capital projects.

Melvin H. Evans Center for Learning

Opened in 1975, the Melvin H. Evans Center for Learning is named for the U.S. Virgin
Islands' first elected governor. This architecturally unique building is a modern air-condi-
tioned, multi-level complex constructed around a landscaped courtyard with open-air walk-
ways, galleries, attractive stonework, tropical foliage, miniature waterfalls and manmade
ponds. The modular design of the building provides for future expansion as the higher
education needs of St. Croix residents increase.

The Melvin H. Evans Center for Learning houses the Office of the Campus Executive
Administrator, Office of the Associate Campus Administrator for Student Affairs, the Li-
brary, classrooms, faculty offices, video conferencing facilities, and a 73-seat theater. It
also houses several of the Student Support Services, such as Academic Services, Financial
Aid, and the Campus Advisement & Tutorial Services (CATS) Center, as well as the Busi-
ness and Facilities Services, Physical Plant and Campus Security offices.










The Great House


Before construction of the Melvin H. Evans Center for Learning was finished in 1975, all
classes on the St. Croix Campus were conducted inthe Great House, a 19th century historic
building that was originally the main house of a sugar cane plantation. Completely reno-
vated in 2001, the Great House now includes the Office of the Provost, Health Services
Center, Counseling & Placement, Student Employment, and the Student Government As-
sociation (SGA).


St. Croix Campus Learning Resource Center (LRC)

The Information and Technology Services (ITS) component is the one-stop shop for infor-
mation sources and educational technology to support instructional and research needs.
Services and support, which are provided through the St. Croix Campus Library and the
ITS Helpdesk, include email, Blackboard, library, computing and other learning resources.

The St. Croix Campus Library was founded in 1964 and was moved to its present location
in the Melvin Evans Center for Learning in 1975. The information resources and collec-
tions are oriented toward the instructional and research programs and are expanded and
updated on a continuous basis with input from faculty, staff and students. Its current hold-
ings of about 70,150 volumes and over 171 periodical subscriptions are complemented by
those of the Ralph M. Paiewonsky Library on St. Thomas Campus and accessible through
a joint electronic catalog. Special collections of Caribbean books and periodicals and an
extensive pamphlet file of conference papers and other materials on the Caribbean round
out the printed resources. The Ralph DeChabert Collection of Virgin Islands and Carib-
bean documents are included in these holdings.

From the UVI Libraries' website (http://library.uvi.edu), users can access several online
databases and over 1,100 full-textjoumals, including American Chemical Society Journals
Online; Cumulated Index to Nursing and Allied Health, with the full text of a number of
online nursing journals; and several general academic, business, humanities, biography,
literature, and science databases from vendors such as EBSCO and Gale Group. The li-
brary also provides access to a growing number of digitized documents on the history and
culture of the Virgin Islands. Membership in regional and national networks, such as
SOLINET (Southeastern Library Network), facilitate resource sharing with libraries world-
wide and access to electronic cataloging services.

Library services include loans of in-house materials, interlibrary loans between the UVI
campuses and other external institutions, reference assistance and library instruction. Li-
brarians work with faculty to integrate information literacy in the curriculum according to
guidelines and standards developed by the Association for College and Research Libraries
and promoted by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Libraries are
open to the public every day (except holidays) for a total of 81 hours per week when classes
are in session. Intersession hours are posted. All registered students and all faculty and staff
are entitled to a library card, which must be presented to obtain library services, including
the borrowing of library materials and other equipment. The Libraries collaborate with the
Office of Enrollment Management to ensure retrieval of delinquent materials and collec-










tion of replacement costs for lost maternal, when necessary.


The ITS staff within the UVI Libraries support educational technology resources to en-
hance teaching and learning. Awide variety of audiovisual materials and presentation equip-
ment is available to faculty and students for on-campus use. Several smart classrooms with
instructional equipment for in-class Internet access, computing, and presentations are main-
tained. Videoconference facilities are used to connect with students and faculty on the St.
Thomas campus for instruction and meetings. The Blackboard learning system is used by
faculty to deliver course materials and to interact with students.

Open computer labs and wireless access points available in key areas throughout the cam-
pus provide Internet access and computing facilities. Microsoft computer applications are
available on campus through computer labs, smart classrooms, and laptops. Students may
purchase Microsoft software for home use from the UVI bookstore for a small fee.

For information and support of ITS learning resources, contact the Helpdesk at 693-1466.

Research and Extension Center

The Research and Extension Center contains several programs of the Agricultural Experi-
ment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service. This state-of-the-art facility is home
to the Biotechnology Laboratory, with its light- and temperature-controlled growth
room and molecular biology equipment; the Plant Science laboratory, where re-
search is conducted in the areas of soil and plant analysis; a home economics food
laboratory and four seminar rooms; 16 research faculty and staff offices; and a
staff lounge.














GRADUATE PROGRAMS


Education Specialist in School Psychology
Master of Arts in Education
Master of Arts in Mathematics Education
Master of Business Administration
Master of Public Administration

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Accounting
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication
Elementary Education
English
Humanities
Inclusive Early Childhood Education
Marine Biology
Mathematics
Music Education
Psychology
Social Sciences
Social Work
Speech Communication and Theatre

Bachelor of Science Degree
Applied Mathematics
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Marine Biology
Mathematics
Nursing

Associate of Arts Degree
Accounting
Business Management
Computer Information Systems
Hotel and Restaurant Management
Inclusive Early Childhood Education
Police Science andAdministration

Associate of Science Degree
Computer Science
Physics











Campus Overview


The 388-acre St. Thomas campus of the University of the Virgin Islands is located three
miles west of the town of Charlotte Amalie and overlooks John Brewer's Bay. Currently
the buildings include: The Ralph M. Paiewonsky Library; Residence Halls housing ap-
proximately 230 students; Continuing Education, Business Administration, Humanities,
Nursing Education, Science and Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Teacher Education
buildings; the Music Education Center; the Sports and Fitness Center, the William P.
MacLean Marine Science Center, and the Leo M. Harvey Student Center which includes
the dining hall. Also, there is the Health Services Center; the Classroom Administration
Building which contains classrooms, a theatre, administration and faculty offices and sci-
ence laboratories; and The Reichhold Center for the Arts, an open-air amphitheater seating
1,196 persons, including 356 covered seats.

The University campus includes the Herman E. Moore Golf Course, Brewer's Bay beach,
tennis courts and a basketball court for student use as part of the athletic and recreation
programs. Several areas are used as playing fields. The golf course is used as a common
area for diverse activities such as golf practice and special events. The multi-purpose Sports
and Fitness Center was officially opened and dedicated January 2001.

Information and Technology Services
St. Thomas Campus Learning Resource Center
(LRC)

The Information and Technology Services (ITS) component is the one-stop shop for re-
sources and educational technology to support instructional and research needs. Services
and support provided through the St. Thomas Campus LRC and the ITS Helpdesk include
email, Blackboard, library, media, computing and other learning resources.

The St. Thomas Campus Library was founded in 1962. It moved to its present location and
was dedicated in honor of former Governor RalphM. Paiewonsky on March 16, 1969. The
resources and collections are oriented toward the instructional and research programs at
UVI and are expanded and updated on a continuous basis with input from faculty, staff and
students. Current holdings of about 117,000 volumes and over 250 periodical subscrip-
tions are complemented by those of the Melvin H. Evans Center Library on the St. Croix
Campus and accessible through a shared online catalog. The library also includes a special
collection of Caribbean books and periodicals as well as the Melchior Center for Recent
Virgin Islands History. All of these are available from the libraries' online catalog.

From the libraries' website (http:/ i-, .I, i,, ...i ,), users have access to several online
databases and over 1,100 full-textjoumals including American Chemical Society Journals
Online; Cumulated Index to Nursing and Allied Health with full-text of a collection of
online nursing journals; and several general academic, business, humanities, biography,
literature and science databases from vendors such as EBSCO and Gale Group. The librar-
ies also provide access to a growing number of digitized documents on Virgin Islands'
history and culture. Membership in regional and national networks, such as SOLINET










(Southeastern Library Network), facilitates resource sharing and access to electronic cata-
loging services with libraries worldwide.

Library services provided include loan of in-house materials, loans between UVI cam-
puses and other external institutions, reference assistance, and library instruction. Librar-
ians work with faculty to integrate information literacy in the curriculum according to
guidelines and standards developed by the Association for College and Research Libraries
and promoted by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The libraries are
open to the public a total of 81 hours per week when classes are in session. Inter-session
hours are posted. All registered students, faculty, and staff are entitled to a library card,
which must be presented to obtain library services, including the borrowing of library
materials, equipment, or off-campus access to online databases. The libraries collaborate
with the Office of Enrollment Management to ensure retrieval of delinquent materials and
collection of replacement costs for lost material, when necessary.

In addition to library services, the LRC also provides and supports educational technology
resources to enhance teaching and learning. Avariety of audiovisual materials and presen-
tation equipment is circulated to faculty and students for on-campus use. Several smart
classrooms with instructional equipment for in-class Internet access, computing, and pre-
sentations are maintained. Videoconference facilities are used to connect with students and
faculty on the St. Croix campus for instruction and meetings. The Blackboard learning
system is used by faculty to deliver course materials and to interact with students.

Open computer labs and wireless access points are available in key areas throughout the
campus and provide Internet access and computing facilities to the UVI community. UVI
uses the Microsoft production suite of applications. Students may purchase Microsoft soft-
ware for home use from the UVI bookstore for a small fee.

For information on, and support of, ITS learning resources, contact the Helpdesk at 693-
1466 or helpdesk@uvi.edu.

Music Education Center

The Music Education Center was officially dedicated on February 11, 1999. The Center
provides a pleasant atmosphere for all who utilize the facility. It houses four private prac-
tice rooms (each room contains a piano), a tiered band room, a room specially configured
for use by the University's steel band, an elegant concert choir room and a computer lab/
listening room.

Sports and Fitness Center

The Sports and Fitness Center (SFC), on the St. Thomas campus, officially opened in
January 2001. It is the largest indoor state-of-the-art facility of its kind in the Eastern Car-
ibbean. The center is built on the site of the old UVI Field House (gym), formerly a 1930's
seaplane hangar built by the U. S. Navy.

The center is used primarily for physical education classes, intramural sports, and varsity
athletics, including the men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams. It is available










for rental and utilized widely on a rental basis by a varety of groups and organizations. The
center has two levels which occupy over 64,000 square feet. The seating capacity is 2,500
for basketball games and 4,000 for concerts and other events.

The center houses three large classrooms, along with conference rooms, an aerobics room,
a training room for sports injury treatment, dual cross courts, two volleyball courts, locker
rooms, a lighting and sound room for concerts and special events, and a VIP viewing room
overlooking the arena. The building also includes the offices of the Director and Assistant
Director of Athletics, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Public Service,
faculty offices and the bookstore.

Off-Campus Facilities

University facilities that are not on the main St. Thomas campus include Etelman House,
site of an astronomical laboratory which is located on Crown Mountain, and the Virgin
Islands Environmental Resource Station (VIERS). VIERS, located on the island of St.
John, provides unique outdoor and marine learning opportunities through environmental
education programs and research activities. Situated on the remote southern shore of the
Virgin Islands National Park, close to hiking trails and coral reefs, VIERS' 12 cabins can
accommodate up to 48 overnight guests. Awaterside laboratory, with dock, is accessible to
students and researchers. VIERS is also available for personal enrichment and for group
retreats. Clean Islands International, a non-profit environmental education organization,
currently manages VIERS.














OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT


The Office of the President is the lead component for executive management of the institution It
is comprised of the office of the Liaison to the Board of Trustees and the President's administra-
tive and managerial staff. The President's Cabinet is comprised of the Provost, the Vice President
forAdministration and Finance, the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Vice Presi-
dent for Information Technology and Learning Resources, the Vice Provost for Research and
Public Service, the Campus Executive Administrators and the Executive Assistant to the Presi-
dent. This body meets bi-monthly to discuss and decide policies and develop strategies for
the achievement of institutional priorities.

OFFICE OF THE PROVOST

The Provost is the chief academic officer, the second line officer, the policy staff officer
and reports to the President. The Provost is responsible for all matters relating to academic
divisions, academic programs, academic policy development, implementation and review,
academic and student support services, enrollment management, research policy develop-
ment, and research and public service. The units that report to the Provost are the Office of
the Vice Provost for Research and Public Service, the Office of Institutional Research and
Planning, the Office of Enrollment Management, Graduate Studies, the Honors Program,
and the Office of Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning.

Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (CELL)

The UVICELL Center focuses on providing educational opportunities that are in tune with
the changing demands of the workplace and prepares individuals for high-demand careers.
Students can enhance skills or gain professional expertise through a broad range of innova-
tive programs and a variety of instructional formats. CELL offers the business community
a full complement of solutions designed to foster growth, increase productivity and en-
hance effectiveness. Whether the organization requires customized training programs or
consultation to enhance organizational effectiveness, CELL provides a specialized approach
that will meet the needs of the organization.

Affiliations

UVICELL is an authorized provider of the International Association for Continuing Edu-
cation and Training (IACET). As an authorized provider, CELL grants IACET accredited
Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The IACET CEU is internationally recognized as a
measure of quality in continuing education and training.

UVICELL has also partnered with the American Management Association (AMA) to offer a
wide spectrum of management training, backed by AMA's more than 80 years of management
education experience. CELL is the authorized AMA provider in a number of Caribbean
regions to include: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Ja-
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maica, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Maarten/St. Martin and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

CELL offers a number of services which include:

Professional Development

CELL focuses on affording seasoned professionals with the knowledge and skills to pursue
a new career, advance in their current career, secure postsecondary certificates or prepare
for national certification exams. Programs are conveniently offered in the evenings and on
weekends for busy adults.

Workforce Development

A well-trained workforce provides the competitive edge critical in today's constantly changing
and increasingly technical marketplace. Businesses require maximum productivity, effi-
ciency and a workforce armed with a variety of skills and experiences to meet their needs.
CELL plays a vital role in shaping the future of its clients whether they are just starting
a career or re-entering the workforce by providing occupational skills and an opportu-
nity to increase earning potential.

Corporate Training

CELL assists in the growth and optimization of businesses by providing targeted and cus-
tomized training programs. Corporate training programs are designed to improve an
organization's effectiveness, efficiency and productivity in an evolving business climate.
Training can be conducted on-site, at the CELL Training Center or at any other location,
and is delivered in a format that best meets the needs of the organization.

Consulting and Professional Services

CELL supports businesses in aligning operations with pre-defined strategy and continu-
ously works with the organization to meet changing internal and external industry needs.
CELL works with the organizational team to understand the goals and culture of the orga-
nization and then develop solutions to help the business grow. Whether it is performance
improvement, technical services or conference and event management, CELL offers real-
world solutions to achieve desired goals.

Personal Enrichment

Learning is a lifelong endeavor that provides new challenges and experiences for self-
fulfillment. CELL provides a variety of learning experiences in an array of subjects de-
signed to improve the overall quality of life. Whether it is to learn a foreign language, make
beautiful floral designs, decorate cakes professionally or even master home computing, the
possibilities are endless.

Online Learning

The UVICELL Center has expanded its program offerings to include the delivery of online
learning to its students. The non-credit courses and certificate programs are conducted










entirely online and include training in high interest areas such as health care, business and
computer applications.

For more information on the services offered by UVICELL, visit http: cell. uvi. edu.

Research and Public Service

The University of the Virgin Islands addresses two of the major elements of its Mis-
sion, Research and Public Service, through the strategic efforts of the units in the
Research and Public Service Component. Collectively, the Agricultural Experiment
Station (AES), the Center for Marine and Environmental Studies (CMES), the Coop-
erative Extension Service (CES), the Eastern Caribbean Center (ECC), the Research
Publications Unit (The Caribbean Writer), the Small Business Development Center
(SBDC), and the Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) are principally respon-
sible for defining and solving problems through research and providing quality ser-
vices that address needs identified by the community.

Agricultural Experiment Station (AES)

The Agricultural Experiment Station is one of the two units that carry out the Land-
Grant functions of the University. AES, which is located on St. Croix, conducts basic
and applied research to meet the needs of local and regional Caribbean, as well as
international, agricultural communities. These needs are in the areas of increasing pro-
duction, improving efficiency of tropical plants and livestock, developing new enter-
prises, preserving and propagating endangered plant species, and protecting the natu-
ral resource base. The Station scientists are actively involved in projects in agronomy,
animal science, aquaculture, biotechnology, agroforestry, and horticulture. Results of
research projects are disseminated in scientific journals, research bulletins, fact sheets,
farmers' bulletins, seminars and workshops.

Center for Marine and Environmental Studies (CMES)

The Center for Marine and Environmental Studies addresses environmental problems
unique to tropical island communities and advances knowledge and learning in coastal
marine systems through research, education and outreach programs. Based in the
McLean Marine Science Center on St. Thomas, CMES collaborates with local organi-
zations, other universities and governmental agencies to assess and monitor marine
ecosystems and identify methods of conserving fisheries and marine and coastal areas
that provide support for sustainable natural resource management. The Virgin Islands
Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS), a part of the national Sea Grant Program, collabo-
rates with public and private sector institutions to disseminate information on St. Tho-
mas, St. Croix and St. John. The Virgin Islands Environmental Resource Station (VI-
ERS), located on St. John and managed by Clean Islands International, provides unique
learning opportunities through environmental education and research programs and
activities. CMES provides opportunities for UVI students to gain research experience
by participating in a variety of projects including coral reef monitoring and mangrove
habitat restoration.










Cooperative Extension Service (CES)


The Cooperative Extension Service is the second unit that carries out Land-Grant func-
tions. Through the federal network of the Land-Grant University System, the Coopera-
tive Extension Service is empowered as an agency for public education and information
dissemination. The function-sharing research-based information to help improve the qual-
ity of lives gives CES a primary role in UVI's outreach activities and provides a vital link
between the Virgin Islands community and the university.

Furthermore, CES is an educational outreach unit whose mission is to aid in developing
Virgin Islanders and their resources. CES serves to guide children, youth and adults through-
out the Virgin Islands and wider Caribbean in coping with the challenges of everyday
living. Our current programs focus on topics of parenting, child care, adult sitter, money
management, clothing construction, 4-H and youth development, Children, Youth and Fami-
lies at Risk (CYFAR), Mini-Societyv, nutrition and food safety, water quality, environ-
mental education, farm safety, sustainable agriculture and pesticide safety education.

Eastern Caribbean Center (ECC)

The Eastern Caribbean Center is an outreach division that anticipates the social, economic
and environmental needs of the Virgin Islands and the region, and conducts research pro-
grams to address those needs. It also facilitates collaboration in research among local,
national and regional institutions and organizations toward fulfilling the mission of the
University and improving the quality of life for people within these areas. The ECC social
research unit compiles and analyzes social and economic data, and also supports and ex-
tends the work of the U.S. Bureau of the Census. The survey research unit designs and
carries out scientific sample household and telephone surveys. The Conservation Data
Center (CDC) systematically compiles, analyzes and disseminates natural resource data to
make it readily accessible to government and non-governmental organizations in making
conservation and development decisions. The CDC also identifies and evaluates threats to
natural areas and makes recommendations for addressing these threats through the utiliza-
tion of the largest geographic information system in the Territory that is dedicated to natu-
ral resource management. ECC also publishes Caribbean Perspectives, a cutting-edge an-
nual magazine that speaks to the leadership throughout the Caribbean.

Research Publications Unit

The primary publication of the Research Publications Unit is The Caribbean Writer. The
Caribbean Writer is an international literary anthology with a Caribbean focus, published
by UVI. The anthology premiered in 1987 to provide an outlet for writers in the Caribbean
and to encourage new writing. The editorial board consists of UVI humanities division
faculty, and the advisory editorial board is a distinguished group of established Caribbean
writers. The website, TheCaribbean Writer corn, has become a global resource for Carib-
bean literature.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The UVI Small Business Development Center provides small business owners and aspir-
ing entrepreneurs practical assistance to grow and prosper in a contemporary economy. As










an advocate for small businesses, U VI-SBDC delivers counseling services, traimng, and
technical support to the business community of the Virgin Islands. Since its establishment
in 1985, UVI-SBDC has played a vital role in the development of local businesses and the
reduction of failure among existing ones. It is part of a close network of public and private
business organizations committed to fostering the economic stability and growth of small
businesses in the territory. Stakeholders include the U.S. Small Business Administration,
the V I. Government Development Bank and the local Chambers of Commerce.

Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI)

The Water Resources Research Institute conducts research throughout the U.S. Virgin Is-
lands. Its meteorological observatory, which provides real time weather data that can be
accessed through the internet and a water quality laboratory on the St. Thomas Campus
serve as resources for the Virgin Islands community. Current WRRI research includes in-
vestigating ways to reduce non-point source pollution to the critical nearshore marine envi-
ronment of the islands. This includes identifying methods of erosion control, development
of methods for coastal water quality assessments and finding innovative ways to treat do-
mestic wastewater as alternatives to traditional septic tank systems. Other WRRI activities
include dissemination of information promoting conservation of the islands' water resources
and providing environmental research training experiences for students and others.

Office of Institutional Research and Planning

The Office of Institutional Research and Planning (IRP) gathers data on the University and
provides information useful for making strategic decisions. IRP produces an annual Insti-
tutional Data Summary which contains the latest statistics on enrollment, student and fac-
ulty characteristics, University income and expenditures, and related topics. For some top-
ics, historical data are provided to establish trends. Brief reports are sometimes issued on
topics of general interest, or in response to special requests of other university units.

IRP keeps abreast of events and trends in the Virgin Islands, the Caribbean region and
beyond to note factors which might impact the future of the University. The results are
made available to persons planning for the future of the University. IRP provides annual
reports to the National Center for Education Statistics and the Commission on Higher
Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and participates in
surveys conducted by other external agencies. Linkage to other universities is maintained
through the Internet and by membership in the Association for Institutional Research and in
the Society for College and University Planning.

Academic Divisions

The University's degree programs are offered through five academic divisions: Business
Administration, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Nursing, and Science and
Mathematics. Each division is headed by a Chairperson who reports directly to the Pro-
vost.














Admissions Policies


The University of the Virgin Islands is a four-year, liberal arts, coeducational, multi-cul-
tural institution that welcomes applicants, without regard to race, color or creed, to partici-
pate in a sound educational experience.

To be matriculated at the University of the Virgin Islands, a candidate must have graduated
from high school or have achieved the equivalent of high school graduation.

A candidate for admission from the United States Virgin Islands, the United States or the
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico must have achieved at least a "C" average (2.00 on a 4.00
scale) by the end of thejunior year of high school andbe maintaining at least a "C" average
during the senior year. In general, the basic requirement for admission is four years of high
school English, three years of mathematics, three years of science, two years of history,
foreign language and physical education. One year of a foreign language is preferred. Indi-
vidual programs may have additional admissions requirements; applicants should consult
the section of the catalog describing the programs for those requirements.

Applicants who are home schooled are welcome to apply for admission to the University
of the Virgin Islands. The Admissions Office requires evidence of successful academic
preparation, completion and proficiency in the following areas:

*four years of English
*three years of mathematics
*two years of history
*three years of science
*two years of a foreign language

The University recognizes home-schooled students whose programs are certified and ap-
proved by their state, as required. Home-school programs may also be recognized by na-
tional accrediting bodies, such as the American Council on Education (ACE), the U.S.
Department of Education or the Council on Recognition of Post-secondary Accreditation
(CORPA). All freshman applicants must submit transcripts and SAT or ACT scores. The
General Education Equivalency Diploma (GED) may also be submitted to verify second-
ary school experience. Students are expected to submit credentials, transcripts or their
equivalent to demonstrate their ability to achieve successful academic progress.

The University also recognizes nontraditional education experiences, including distance
education, online courses and alternative schooling programs approved by national or in-
ternational recognized certifying entities. Such entities include ACE, CORPA, U.S. Dept.
of Education, or institutions officially recognized within their national systems. Creden-
tials, official transcripts or their equivalent must be provided as evidence of successful
completion and academic preparation. Students may be asked to submit additional infor-
mation, including syllabi, recommendations and course descriptions, especially if seeking
transfer credit.










Applicants who do not meet the University's admission requirements may be enrolled as
non-matriculated students. These students may subsequently apply for matriculated status
after earning a minimum of 18 credits in degree courses with a cumulative grade point
average of at least 2.00 on a 4.00 scale at the University of the Virgin Islands. These credits
must include the general education requirements in English and the general education math-
ematics and science credits required by the degree they intend to pursue.

Applicants from other countries should consult the section on International Student Admis-
sion below. In general it should be assumed that the University will expect, in addition to
facility in English, the same preparation that would be required of students entering from
the United States.

Students who have not completed secondary school may demonstrate equivalency by pre-
senting passing scores on the General Education High School Proficiency Test (GED).
Information on the GED is generally available from the Virgin Islands Department of Edu-
cation and from education departments in the United States.

Students with disabilities who have special needs should contact the Counseling and Place-
ment Office upon submission of the Enrollment Confirmation and Deposit fee, at least one
month prior to Orientation.

How to Apply

1. Request application forms from the Admissions Office, University of the Virgin Is-
lands, #2 John Brewer's Bay, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00802-9990, or Office of
Academic Services, University of the Virgin Islands, RR02, Box 10,000, Kingshill, St
Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands 00850. Applications are also accessible via the UVI homepage
at http: //www.uvi.edu.

2. Students should submit completed application packages by the stated deadline, to
include: SAT or ACT scores, the application, the $25.00 application fee, and official
high school and/or college transcripts.

3. Return to the Admissions Office the forms which the candidate is asked to complete.

4. Arrange through the guidance counselor to take either the Scholastic Aptitude Test
(SAT) of the College Entrance Examination Board orthe American College Test (ACT)
of the American College Testing Program. All candidates for admission as freshmen
must take either of these tests. Prospective candidates are encouraged to take one of the
tests for practice and guidance in theirjunior year in high school and to repeat it in their
senior year to better reflect the student's ability.

Candidates are responsible for applying to take the College Board or ACT test and for
having their scores sent to the University by the Admissions deadline. The College
Board identification code for the University of the Virgin Islands is 0879; the ACT
number is 5288. Foreign students should check with their local Ministry of Education to
determine dates and times for the SAT tests, or write to: College Board ATP, P.O. Box
6200, Princeton, NJ 08541-6200.










5. Read section on matriculated part-time students it interested in enrolling in that
category.

When to Apply

New students-both freshmen and transfers- should apply for admission by April 30 for
fall semester classes and by October 30 for the spring semester. Note that the application
form and all supporting documents MUST be submitted by the published deadline in order
for an application to be considered complete.

Application Fee

All students are required to pay a non-refundable $25.00 application fee. The application
fee of $25.00 mustbe submitted inU.S. dollars by certified check or money order. Students
are urged to apply well in advance of stated deadlines. Officially authenticated copies of
secondary credentials are to be submitted with the application for admission.

Enrollment Confirmation and Deposit

Following a favorable decision on an application, the applicant will be notified to confirm
his or her intent to enroll by making a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $100.00 to-
wards the tuition costs for the upcoming semester. If the applicant registers as expected, the
deposit will be credited to the tuition charge for that semester. Should the applicant decide
not to register, however, the deposit will be forfeited and cannot be used to offset any other
charges the applicant may have incurred. The $100.00 enrollment deposit is mandatory
and should be submitted by June 15 for the Fall semester andby December 1 for the Spring
semester.

Applicants are encouraged to make their decision as early after notification as possible so
that they and the University can make plans for their enrollment and first-semester pro-
gram.

International Student Admission

1. For applicants from British-oriented systems, officially certified copies of General
Certificate of Education (GCE) examinations or Caribbean Examination Council (CXC)
examinations should be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions. Passes in five
'O' level GCE or CXC General Passes (Grades I and II), or a combination of both,
including English language, are acceptable for admission. CXC General passes (Grade
III) will also be accepted if based on the six-point grading scale. The British Virgin
Islands Grade I certificate is required for applicants from the BVI High School.

2. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit the Test of English as a
Foreign Language (TOEFL) test results. For information, write directly to TOEFL,
Educational Testing Service, Box 899, Princeton, NJ 08540 USA, or check out TOEFL
information online at www. ets. org.










3. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to pay for at least the first year of study. No
scholarship or financial aid is available at this time for entering students from other
countries. The 1-20 Immigration Form will not be issued until the applicant has been
accepted by the Admissions Office and has submitted a Certification of Finances form
indicating how fees will be paid while attending the University of the Virgin Islands.

Regulations of the U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service
governing non-immigrant "F-I" students require that all persons in this category pursue
a full-time course of study. This means that undergraduates must register for a minimum
of 12 credits per semester and graduate students a minimum of 9 credits per semester.

4. All supporting documents, including the Certificate of Finance form, letters from fi-
nancial institutions, letters to verify room, board and living arrangements, etc. must be
submitted by the application deadline.

5. Applicants with "A" level certificates should see the section on "TransferAdmission."

Early Admissions Program

The Early Admissions Program was established to encourage superior and mature high
school students to attend the University either on a full-time or part-time basis upon comple-
tion of the eleventh grade. Eligibility for entry into the program is based on the following
criteria: 1) successful completion of the tenth and eleventh grades in a U.S. Virgin Islands
high school; 2) minimum academic average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, based on grades re-
ceived in grades 9, 10 and 11 (first semester); 3) students must also submit SAT scores in
order to facilitate placement. A minimum of 490-Math and 500-Verbal is required. Candi-
dates must be recommended from their respective schools.

Four-year renewable scholarships may be available to resident students. In order to remain
eligible for a scholarship a student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0
earning no grade less than "C" on a 4.0 scale, except for the first semester. Depending upon
the availability of funding, the scholarship may include tuition, room, board, fees and a
book stipend. Inquiries concerning the program may be addressed to the Admissions Office on
the St. Thomas campus and to the Academic Services Office on the St. Croix campus.

Transfer Admission

A candidate for admission by transfer from another university or college must submit all
information required by a regular applicant. In addition, the director of student affairs of
the institutionfrom whichthe student is transferring will be requested to submit a confiden-
tial report on the student's conduct. To be admitted as a transfer student, the candidate must
have completed at least 12 semester credits and achieved at least a 2.00 cumulative grade
point average, on a 4.00 scale, at the colleges) attended. Applicants who do not meet the
cumulative average requirement may be enrolled as non-matriculated students. These stu-
dents may subsequently apply for matriculated status after earning a minimum of 18 credits
in degree courses with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 on a 4.00 scale at
the University of the Virgin Islands. These credits must include the general education re-
quirements in English and the general education mathematics and science credits required










by the degree they intend to pursue. Students with less than 12 semester college credits
must submit all high school and college transcripts. Students who transfer fewer than 24
credits must complete required Freshman Year courses. Those transfer students who will
be required to take placement exams will be so informed. Students will be notified when to
appear for testing.

Students seeking admission with advanced standing must have official transcripts of all the
previous college or university work mailed directly to the Admissions Office, University of
the Virgin Islands, from the college or university previously attended.

Students from a British-patterned school system, who receive "pass" or above in the GC.E.
Advanced ("A") Level Examinations, may receive credit toward advance standing. A cer-
tified copy of the "A" level certificate bearing the official stamp of the high school attended
or the signature of the principal must be submitted in order to receive credit.

Transfer of Academic Credits to the University

1. Transfer credits will be accepted only for matriculated students.

2. No grade lower than "C" may be accepted.

3. Full credit may be assigned for degree courses taken at institutions accredited by insti-
tutional accrediting groups recognized by the Council on Recognition of Postsecondary
Accreditation (CORPA).

4. Full credit may be assigned for degree courses taken at institutions not accredited by
accrediting groups recognizedby CORPA, after the matriculated student has completed
his or her first semester at the University with a grade point average of 2.00 or better in
the University of the Virgin Islands course work.

5. The minimum cumulative grade point average of a transferring student shall be 2.00.

6. Transfer students must meet the general education requirements and the major
requirements of University programs. The general education equivalencies will be shown
on the evaluation form approved by the Director of Admissions. The applicability of
any transferred major courses or electives to the major requirements must be approved
by the Division Chair.

7. Students who are holders of an Associates degree from an institution recognized by
the University will be awarded transfer credit equal to the number of credits earned
from their Associates degree. Quarter credits will be equated to comply with the UVI
credit system. Students must have an earned 2.0 cumulative grade point average, as per
transfer admission requirements.

Transfer students who have completed anAssociates degree will have satisfied the gen-
eral education requirements. Advisors will evaluate transcripts to determine students'
eligibility for admission to their major.

Transfer students will be assisted by faculty advisors to insure major requirements are com-










pleted. Transferred courses, as appropriate, may be considered towards the attainment of
major requirements. Students are expectedto be actively involved intheir educationplanning.

8. Thirty of the last 36 credits toward a degree must be earned at the University of the
Virgin Islands. This requirement may be waived by the Provost only in cases where the
student must complete the final years) of studies at another institution recognized by
the University of the Virgin Islands.

9. Courses completed within the preceding ten years may be accepted in transfer. Course
work more than tenyears old mustbe reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine its
appropriateness to the current University course requirements. Appeals should be di-
rected to the Provost.

10. Credits earned by successful completion of certain CLEP, ACT and National League
for Nursing examinations are generally accepted. Courses for which credit by examina-
tion is accepted are listed elsewhere in this catalog.

11. Credits from foreign institutions are accepted on a case-by-case basis. The student
may be required to have courses evaluated by an agency acceptable to the University.

12. Appeal from any decision concerning the above policies shall be made to the Provost.

13. The Director of Admissions shall act as reporting officer for the publication Transfer
Credit Practices of Selected Educational Institutions.

Readmission to the University

Matriculated students (admitted students who enrolled and began attendance at the Univer-
sity) who are not in attendance during two or more consecutive semesters (excluding sum-
mer session) must apply to be readmitted to the University. Submit the application for
readmission, and a $15.00 readmission fee, to the Admissions Office, along with official
final transcripts from any institutions attended since previous enrollment at UVI. Readmis-
sion forms are filed by October 30 for the spring semester; by April 30 for the fall semester.
A minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average is required in order to be readmitted and
enroll full time. Students who have a grade point average below 2.0 may attend part time,
only.

Senior Citizen Education Program

The Virgin Islands Legislature, by Act No. 5358, has provided that certain senior citizen
residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands may enroll in regularly scheduled courses at the Univer-
sity of the Virgin Islands free of charge to the student. Regularly scheduled courses are
those that appear in the fall, spring or summer schedule of classes.

Proof of Status: To be eligible for waiver of tuition and fees, a person must meet the
following criteria:

1. Be at least 60 years of age, as verified by the senior citizen ID card issued by the VI.










Department of Human Services, and


2. Be a resident of the Virgin Islands for at least one year, as verified by rent receipts,
utility bills, data on ID card, or other such proof of residence.

Qualifications for Registration: Students may be enrolled as matriculated students or
non-matriculated students. In order to qualify as matriculated students, individuals must
apply for admission and must meet the admissions requirements contained in this catalog.
Non-matriculated students may take courses for which they meet the prerequisites. Non-
matriculated students are limited to part-time study.

Registration Procedures for the Senior Citizen Education Program

1. Prospective students will register during the late registration period. They may
enroll in courses forwhichthey qualify that have space open at that time. Priority will be
given to those persons enrolled in programs administeredby the Department of Human
Services.

2. All prospective students will present verifying documents to the Registrar's Office
on St. Thomas orthe Office ofAcademic Services on St. Croix. Aform will be provided
which eligible students will present to the Business Office so that payment may be
waived.

3. Prospective students will present proof of prerequisites for courses for which they
wish to receive credit Those who wish to audit need not present such evidence. Auditors
attend class regularly, do all work that is not graded, but do not earn grades or credits.
NOTE: As for all students, those making use of this benefit are required to observe the
University ji. ~,i/,lr. ,, i published in the catalog and other University publications.

Additional Preparation and Testing

Summer Session: Students who need additional preparation in one or more basic skills-
English, mathematics, reading-before enrolling as degree candidates may attend the
University's summer sessionss. The session provides the opportunity to enhance essential
skills required for further study. Completion of skills courses prior to enrollment in the
University prepares students for degree-level work in the freshman year. Students may
enroll in up to six credit hours of classes per session.

Placement: Initial placement in college-level courses is based upon SAT/ACT scores and/
or college transcripts.

Guidelines for placement in college level courses:

1. Students who score 490 on the SAT-Math, or 20 ACT-Math, may enroll in college level
math classes.

2. Students who score 500 on the SAT-Verbal, or 21 ACT-English, may enroll in college-
level English.










3. Students who have completed acceptable college courses in English composition and/or
mathematics may enroll in appropriate courses on the recommendation of their advi-
sors.

4. Students who have completed an earned associate or higher degree may enroll in college
level courses.

5. Students who complete basic level course in math and/or English with a grade of"C" or
better.

6. Students who score between 480 and 499 on the SAT-Verbal, or 20-ACT English, and
pass a placement test administered by the Humanities Division.

The guidelines for placement in development level courses are the following:

1. Students who do not meet any of the criteria indicated in the guidelines above.

2. Students who do not provide SAT or ACT scores.

3. A Math placement test will be administered to students in the developmental courses.
Outcomes may allow for placement into a college level math course for degree credit.

College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP): Credits will be awarded for ma-
triculated students who have participated in the College Board Advanced Placement Pro-
gram in high school and have earned scores of three or higher only in the areas listed below.
The University of the Virgin Islands courses and requirements waived and credits will be
determined by the Admissions Office.
French (Literature)
AmericanHistory German
Art History Mathematics (Calculus AB)
Biology Mathematics (Calculus BC)
Chemistry Music
Classics Physics (C)
English Spanish
European History Studio Art*
French (Language)
*Studio Art credit is received after portfolio evaluation, not examination.

College Level Examination Program: Students who have acquired sufficient skill and
knowledge in an area of study tested by the College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
may contact the Division of Enrollment Management on the St. Thomas Campus or the
Academic Services Office on the St. Croix campus to arrange for testing. The University of
the Virgin Islands is an official limited center for the CLEP examinations. There is a fee of
$55.00 per examination, and a $10.00 administration charge for CLEP examinations. In
general, credit at the University of the Virgin Islands will be awarded for CLEP scores at or
above the level recommended by the College Board for the following areas only:

CLEP TEST COURSE EQUIVALENT CREDITS
Introductory Accounting ACC 121-122: Introduction to Accounting 6












General Biology
Principles of Marketing
Principles of Management
Introductory Business Law
General Chemistry
Information Systems and
Computer Applications
Principles of Macro-Economics
Principles of Micro-Economics
Analysis and Interpretation
of Literature
English Literature
American Literature

French
American History I: Early
Colonization to 1877 and
American History II: 1865
to the Present
College Algebra



Trigonometry
College Algebra and Trigonometry

Calculus with Elem. Functions

Introductory Psychology
Introductory Sociology
Spanish


BIO 141-142 8
BUS 231: Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 241: Principles of Management 3
BUS 251: Business Law 3
CHE 151-152: General Chemistry I-II 10
CIS 210: Business Information Systems 3


ECO 221: Introduction to Macro-Economics
ECO 222: Introduction to Micro-Economics
ENG 261-262:World Literature I-II

ENG 321, 322: British Literature
ENG 361-362: American Literature-Major
American Writing
FRE 131-132-231: Elem. & Intermediate French




HIS 320: History of the United States
MAT 140: College Algebra with Applications
or
MAT 143: Pre-Calculus Algebra
MAT 142: College Trigonometry
MAT 143-142: Pre-Calculus Algebra- College
Trigonometry
MAT 241-242: Intro to Calculus and
Analytical Geometry I-II
PSY 120: General Psychology
SOC 121: Introduction to Sociology
SPA 131-132-231: Elem. & Intermediate Spanish


All psychology, sociology and English examinations have an additional essay section that
is required by the University of the Virgin Islands and must be passed to merit a credit
award. Students who take CLEP Spanish and French exams must take a departmental oral
as part of the test(s). Students must wait six months before retaking a CLEP examination.

Nursing Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement in the Associate Degree Program in Nursing for Licensed Prac-
tical Nurses: Licensed practical nurses may earn ten credits by advanced placement in the
associate degree nursing program. Credit for Nursing 100 (Medical Terminology), 131
(Nursing Skill Acquisition) and 132 (Introduction to the Nurse-Client System) willbe placed
in escrow and granted upon successful completion of Nursing 142 (Adult I). In order to
enroll in this course, the student must have met all other requirements for entry into the
associate degree nursing program.

For Graduates of Non-NLN Accredited Nursing Programs

Advanced Placement in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) Program: Stu-











dents who are licensed as registered nurses or who possess the equivalent credentials and
who are pursuing a B.S.N. degree may challenge the 200- and 300- level courses of the
nursing major. The mechanism for challenging the courses is a combination of testing and clini-
cal evaluation To accomplishthe challenge process, the student is assigned faculty memberfor
structured guidance. Credit for Nursing 208 will be granted to Registered Nurses who are ac-
cepted into the Advanced Placement Program. Students must enroll inNursing 121, Concepts of
Nursing, prior to commencing the challenge process. The exams may be taken a maximum of
two times. Aclinical evaluation will be conducted following successful completion of the theory
challenge. Students will receive credit forthe courses upon satisfactory completion ofboth theory
and clinical evaluation Science and mathematics prerequisites must be completed before credit
is granted. Students must have approval of the Division Chair in orderto sitforthe examinations.
Interestedpersons should contactthe Division Chair. There is an established fee for each of the
following tests and evaluations.

TEST COURSE EQUIVALENT CREDITS
Faculty prepared NUR 209: Health Assessment 2
NLN Care of the Client during
Childbearing NUR 228: Nursing Roles with the Childbearing Family* 6
NLN Care of the Adult NUR 229: Pharmacology in Nursing and 3
NUR 308 Nursing Roles in Adult Care I and 5
NUR 319 Nursing Roles in Adult Care II* 5
NLN Care of the Clientwith
Mental Disorder NUR 318: Nursing Roles in Mental Health* 5

The above tests are from the NLN Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam-RN (ACE-RN).
*One comprehensive clinical evaluation will be conducted following the successful challenge of the theory
component of the above hsted courses.

TEST COURSE EQUIVALENT CREDITS
NLN Chemistry CHE 111-112: Principles of Chemistry
for the Life Sciences I-II 8
NLN Anatomy and Physiology BIO 261-262: Human Structure and Function I-II 8
NLN Microbiology BIO 301: Microbiology for the Health Sciences 4

Advanced Placement in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) Program for
graduates of programs accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting
Commission: Advanced placement students from Associate Degree programs accredited
by the National League for Nursing will be granted a maximum of 35 credits in consider-
ation of nursing courses completed in the course of obtaining an associate degree. Credit
for NUR 208, NUR 228, NUR 229, NUR 308, NUR 309, NUR 318 and NUR 319 will be
granted with evidence that the student is a registered nurse. All registered nurses seeking
the baccalaureate degree must seek advisement from a nursing faculty member to plan their
individual programs of study. All students will be required to complete NUR 121, Con-
cepts of Nursing, as the first course in the B.S.N. Advanced Placement Sequence.

Education Advanced Credit

Advanced Credit for Teacher Education Courses: Students will receive advanced credit
upon successful completion of the following ACT proficiency examination:

28

































TEST COURSE EQUIVALENT CREDITS
Reading Instruction in the
Elementary Schools EDU 353: Teaching the Language Arts 3

The minimum passing score on the history test is C; the minimum passing grade for the
reading instruction test is a 50 standard score. Interested persons should contact the Enroll-
ment Management Office on St. Thomas or the Academic Services Office on St. Croix.

Residency Regulations for Tuition Purposes

Questions regarding residency status upon initial application to UVI should be directed to
the Office of Admissions. For a change in residency status after enrollment, contact the
Office of the Registrar. Residency for tuition purposes is established by providing evi-
dence of fulfilling several conditions, including: (1) you must be a citizen of the United
States, permanent resident alien, or a legal alien who has been granted indefinite stay by the
U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS); and (2) living continuously in the
United States Virgin Islands for 12 continuous months immediately preceding registration
and/or application for admission.

Living or attending school in United States Virgin Islands is not equated to establishing
legal United States Virgin Islands residence. Students are required to provide documenta-
tion to support a request for United States Virgin Islands residency status, which shows
their presence in United States Virgin Islands is for purposes other than to attend school.
Full-time students working part-time jobs may have difficulty in establishing residency.
Please note that documentation must reflect maintenance of twelve months of continuous
residency in the United States Virgin Islands. No single document will be sufficient to










provide conclusive evidence of establishing United States Virgin Islands residence. The
burden of proof of permanent residence lies with the student.

Reclassification of Residency Status

A student requesting reclassification as a United States Virgin Islands resident for tuition
purposes must demonstrate by clear and convincing evidence that his/her domicile is in the
United States Virgin Islands. The burden of proof lies with the applicant to establish, be-
yond a doubt, his or her permanent and fixed legal ties to the United States Virgin Islands
and separation of ties to any other state. An approved change in residency will take effect
the next regular (Fall and Spring) semester. All requests for a change in residency shouldbe
submitted to the Office of the Registrar by November 15 for the Spring semester; and by
April 30 for the Fall semester.

A. Resident for Tuition Purposes

AUnited States Virgin Islands "resident for tuition purposes" is a person who (or a depen-
dent person whose parent or legal guardian) has established and maintained legal residence
in the United States Virgin Islands for at least twelve months prior to the semester in which
there is the intent to register. Residence in the United States Virgin Islands must be as a
bona fide domiciliary, rather than for the purpose of maintaining a residency merely for
enrollment at an institution of higher education.

To qualify as a United States Virgin Islands resident for tuition purposes, the student must
meet the criteria indicated:

-be a citizen of the United States, permanent resident alien, or a legal alien who has been
granted indefinite stay by the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (INS).

- Students who depend on out-of-state parents for their support are presumed to be the legal
residents of the same state as their parents.

-Non-resident students who many a bona-fide resident of the U.S Virgin Islands may be
reclassified to residency status for tuition payment purposes not sooner than 12 months
after the date of marriage. Official documents to verify marriage should be submitted to
support request.

-No contrary evidence exists which may reflect established residence elsewhere.

B. Independent Students

An independent student who provides more than 50% of his or her own support and who is
able to substantiate a claim of independence by producing documents to establish United
States Virgin Islands domicile, may be eligible for reclassification.

C. Residency Documentation

The applicable documents, listed below, may be accepted and considered as evidence of
establishing legal residence and permanent ties in United States Virgin Islands. Official










documents should be submitted in the original, wherever possible, or provide certified/
notarized copies, where applicable. Documents from Category I are considered permanent
ties and must be dated twelve (12) months prior to the first day of classes for the term for
which residency reclassification is sought. Documents from Category II may be submitted
to further substantiate a claim of United States Virgin Islands residency. No single docu-
ment may be used to substantiate a request for a change of residency classification docu-
mentation from Category I and Category II, together, provide appropriate documentation
for consideration of residency reclassification.

Category I

1. United States Virgin Islands Voter's Registration.
2. Proof of marriage to a resident (marriage certificate) along with proof of the spouse's
U.S. Virgin Islands resident status.
3. Declaration of Domicile may be obtained from the Clerk of the Territorial Court of the
United States Virgin Islands.
4. The most recent Virgin Islands Income Tax returns and W2 forms; parent's most recent
tax returns (if student is under the age of 25); and a letter stating independent status from
the Financial Aid Office (if receiving financial aid and under the age of 24).

Category H

1. United States Virgin Islands Drivers License.
2. Official I.D card issued by agencies within the United States Virgin Islands.
3. Full-time permanent employment, or part-time permanent employment, or acceptance
thereof in the United States Virgin Islands (an official letter on company stationery and
paycheck stubs are required.)
4. United States Virgin Islands vehicle registration and/or Title.
5. Lease agreement, deed, rent receipts or canceled rent checks, proof of purchase of per-
manent home (deed, tax receipts, purchase of real property)
6. United States Virgin Islands Business Incorporation and/or License.
7. Professional or Occupational License obtained in the United States Virgin Islands, (e.g.
membership in the USVI Bar Association).
8. Accounts at a local financial institution (Savings and/or Checking), utility statements
(e.g. power, telephone), cable statements. The applicant's name must appear on the docu-
ments.

D. Dependent Students

A student who does not meet the 12-month legal resident requirement may qualify for
United States Virgin Islands residency for tuition purposes through one of the following
categories:

1. Parents who are full-time employees of state agencies or political subdivisions of the
state when the student fees are paidby the state agency or political for the purpose ofjob
related law enforcement or corrections training.
2. Active duty members of the armed services stationed in the USVI (and spouse/depen-
dent children), military personnel not stationed in the USVI, but whose home of records
or states of legal residence recorded on the certificate DD Form 2058 is United States










Virgin Islands. Present copy of parent's DD 2258 form, military orders, and proof of
relationship as applicable.
3. Dependent children who reside in the United States Virgin Islands for at least 5 years
may provide documentation of dependent status according to the Virgin Islands Income
Tax code, or other legal documentation to demonstrate guardianship. The adult guard-
ian must demonstrate they have resided in the United States Virgin Islands for the previ-
ous 12 months with the intent of establishing a permanent home (see documentation
categories I and II).
Requests for residency re-classification are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Therefore,
immediate responses are not always possible and requests for reclassification must be sub-
mitted by the stated deadline. Additional documents and explanation of documents submit-
ted may be requested. Submission of fraudulent documents to obtain residency will result
in expulsion from the University of the Virgin Islands. Obtain additional information by
contacting the Office of the Registrar on the St. Thomas campus, the Academic Services
Office on the St. Croix campus.

Categories of Students

The University of the Virgin Islands divides its students into two categories, matriculated
and non-matriculated, according to the students' goals and progress. The academic stan-
dards described later in this catalog apply to all students, regardless of category.

Matriculated Student: A student who has been formally accepted into a degree program
of the University and has subsequently registered for courses. A matriculated student must
meet the criteria for admission to a degree program and must maintain academic standards
as described in the chart specifying minimum cumulative grade point average per credits
attempted in the section on Academic Standards.

Non-Matriculated Student: A student who has not been accepted into a degree program
but has been permitted to register for courses with the goal of pursuing a limited program of
study or of achieving matriculation. A non-matriculated student must meet the standard for
matriculation and must apply for matriculation in order to take more than 30 credits at the
University.

Full-Time Student: A student carrying at least 12 credits, or the equivalent in non-credit
remedial courses, each semester.

Part-Time Student: A student carrying fewer than 12 credits each semester.

Special Student: A non-matriculated student who has been admitted to courses on a full-
time basis to undertake a special program of study.

Student Classification by Class: The number of credits required for each class is as fol-
lows:

1 Freshman 0 23.5
2 Sophomore 24 59.5
3 Junior 60 89.5
4 Senior 90 and above














Tuition, Fees, Room and Board*


Compared to other institutions with similar faculty and facilities, the cost of attending the
University of the Virgin Islands as a regular student is very reasonable. Since the institution
is substantially supported by funds from the Government of the Virgin Islands, it is the
University's intention to bring higher education within the reach of every qualified high
school graduate in the Virgin Islands and to encourage promising non-residents to enroll in
its programs.

Because no two individuals are alike in their needs and spending habits, no two college
budgets are the same. However, if students are realistic about their personal expenses, the
following information should enable them to estimate their annual costs quite accurately:


Full Time Tuition and Fees


Per Semester
Tuition
Registration Fee
Property Fee
Technology Fee
Medical Insurance Fee
Student Activity Fee
Student Association Fee
Health Services

Room and Board

Per Semester
Room
Board Plan A
Board Plan B
Total Room and Board
charges per semester
depending on meal plan


Resident
$1,650.00
30.00
50.00
50.00
28.00
15.00
20.00
20.00


Double
$1,100.00
$2,675.00
$1,875.00


$2,975 $3,775.00


Non-Resident
$4,950.00
30.00
50.00
50.00
28.00
15.00
20.00
20.00


Single
$1,375.00
$2,675.00
$1,875.00


$3,250 $4,050.00


NOTES:
1. A refundable room damage and key deposit of $100.00 is required of all students residing on campus.
2. An estimated $500.00 per semester for books and supphes is not included in the approximate annual cost.
Non-residents should include transportation in estimating the total cost.
3. Both room and board charges are required of all students residing on campus.
4. A dormitory room deposit of $100.00 is required to be paid by all students applying to live on campus in a
given semester This deposit will be apphed towards payment of room and board charges. If dormitory reser-
vations are cancelled up to 21 days before the beginning of the semester, the deposit less an administrative
*Subject to change by the Board of Trustees.










charge of $5.00- will be refunded. Dormitory room deposits will not be refundable within the 21-day period
preceding the start of the semester
5. New students pay a $75.00 non-refundable orientation fee.
6. All non-tuition fees are non-refundable. Likewise, the Nursing Laboratory, Science Laboratory, Practice
Teaching, and Computer Fees are non-refundable.

Tuition and Fees for Part-Time and Summer
Students

Per Semester Resident Non-Resident
Tuition (per credit) $110.00 $330.00
RegistrationFee $30.00 $30.00
Property Fee $50.00 $50.00
Technology Fee $50.00 $50.00
Health Services Fee (per visit) $20.00 $50.00
Student Activity Fee $8.00 $8.00
NOTE: Depending upon course registration, additional laboratory fees may be assessed as hsted below.

LABORATORY FEES:
Computer Lab Fee. . . $40.00
Nursing Lab Fee. . . $50.00
Science I Fee $50.00
Practice Teaching Fee .. .. $50.00
Physical Education Lab Fee . .. $25.00
Nursing Standardized Assessment Fee. $55.00

Student Deposits: The damage and key deposit are refundable at the end of the student's
academic career at the University of the Virgin Islands providing there has been no loss,
library fine or breakage charged against the deposit.

If the deposit is reduced during the time of the student's attendance at the University, the
Business Office will request that the deposit be returned to its original amount.

Payment: Students are responsible for paying their bills at the Business Office at any time
prior to the published "due date." Registered students' failure to do so will result in their
course selections being cancelled. If this occurs, students wishing to register may do so
during the late registration period.

Student who owe money to the University, other than on student loans not yet due, will not
receive their diploma and a hold will be placed on their record. Transcripts will not be
issued for students with outstanding financial obligations.

Late Registration Fee: A $75.00 non-refundable fee is assessed for late registration.

Graduation Fee: Anon-refundable fee of $75.00 (and $25.00 for an additional degree) is
charged each candidate for a baccalaureate or associate degree. It is payable at the time of
application for graduation. If the requirements for the degree are not completed, the student
is re-assessed in the next year he or she becomes a candidate for a degree.










Institutional Refund Policy: The Umversity arranges its services well in advance of each
academic year. Consequently, when a student withdraws, the University's cost is not re-
duced, nor can the student be replaced. For these reasons, the University refunds only a
portion of its charges, thereby sharing with the student the loss caused by the withdrawal.
The schedule of refunds of tuition is as follows:

During first week of classes . ... 90%
During second week of classes ..... 70%
During third week of classes . .. 50%
During fourth week of classes ..... 25%
After fourth week of classes . .. none

Students must formally withdraw through the Office of the Registrar on the St. Thomas
campus or the Academic Services Office on the St. Croix campus by completing a with-
drawal form. The withdrawal date as shownby the Registrar's records will be the date used
in the computation of any tuition refunds due to students. Refunds of tuition due to students
because of withdrawal from the University will not be paid during the first two weeks
following registration. Students who withdraw during this period should leave their names
and forwarding addresses with the Business Office. Requests for refunds should be accom-
panied by the student's registration receipt.

All students residing on the St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses are required to pay forboth
room and board. Board charges cover meals provided during breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Additional meals are provided during the snack bar hours on a cash basis on both cam-
puses. Should a student residing in a University residence hall move off campus during a
semester, the student may be entitled to a room andboard refund if he or she adheres to the
following procedures: The office of Student Affairs must be notified in writing in advance.
Check-out procedures, as established by that office, must be followed. The date of the
actual move as shown in Housing Office records will be the date used in the computation of
any board and room refund due to a student.

Meal cards willbe issued to students in accordance with the selected meal plan option. The
maximum room refund is 50% if a student withdraws or housing contract is terminated
before mid-term. No refunds for room will be issued after mid-term. Meal cards are valid
only for the semester in which they are issued. Meal cards may not be carried forward from
one semester to another. Meal plan refunds are prorated based on the date of withdrawal
from the residence hall.

All refunds due to students for any reason whatsoever will be forfeited unless called for on
or before June 30 of the University year in which they are due. Should June 30 fall on a
Sunday or on a day when the Business Office is closed, the refund will be made on the next
business day.

The appeal process for exceptions to this published policy on refunds is through the Office
of the Provost for tuition and the Office of Student Affairs for room and board.














Financial Aid


The primary purpose of the University's financial aid program is to provide financial assis-
tance to its students who, without such aid, would be unable to further their educational
goals. The financial assistance offered may not always meet the student's total financial
need. It is the student's and family's responsibility to pay the difference between the student's
cost of education and available financial aid. This financial assistance may be in the form
of scholarships, grants, loans or work-study employment.

Eligibility: U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for financial assis-
tance. Applicants must be matriculated students of the University and must be making
satisfactory academic progress toward a degree. International students may apply for Uni-
versity of the Virgin Islands work-study after they have completed a full year at the Univer-
sity. Financial aid eligibility is determined through the use of the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA). This form is available on both campuses of the Uni-
versity, in local secondary schools and on the Internet at wwwfafsa. ed.gov. In completing
this form, the students are expected to provide information on their own income and assets,
family income and assets, and non-taxable income (Social Security benefits, veteran's ben-
efits, etc.). The need analysis formula used in analyzing the information on the financial aid
application measures the ability (not the willingness) of students and their families to con-
tribute toward educational costs. The financial aid application priority deadlines are March
1 for the Fall semester and November 15 for the Spring semester. The Title IV Institution
Code numbers of the University of the Virgin Islands are: 006989 for the St. Croix Campus
and 003946 for the St. Thomas Campus.

Scholarships: University of the Virgin Islands scholarships are available for incoming
local high school students and currently enrolled University students. Scholarships are
awarded on the basis of demonstrated scholastic ability. The minimum required grade point
average is a "B." Scholarship announcements are generally made during the month of
March for the upcoming academic year, at which time scholarship applications will be
available in the Financial Aid Office and at local high schools.

Veterans/National Guardsmen: Veterans who attend the University may apply for fed-
eral benefits in the Office of the Registrar on the St. Thomas campus and the Office of
Academic Services on the St. Croix campus. A program of special tuition allowances for
Virgin Islands veterans is administered by the Division of Veterans Affairs, Office of the
Governor. A similar program is also available for qualified members of the National Guard.

Over-awards: Federal regulations and Institutional policy mandates that students' total
financial assistance cannot exceed students' cost of attendance. If this occurs, students'
awards will be reduced within the confines of their budget to prevent an over-award situa-
tion.

Loan Entrance/Exit Interviews: All students must receive entrance counseling before
the first loan disbursement and exit counseling prior to graduating, transferring or with-










drawing trom the University. Counseling sessions are administered by loan officers at the
University

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Continued
Financial Aid Eligibility

Federal regulations require that all schools participating in any Federal Financial Aid pro-
gram must adhere to a Satisfactory Academic Progress policy. These are the standards by
which students' progress toward the completion of their program of study at the University
of the Virgin Islands will be measured to determine continued eligibility for financial aid.
The records of all financial aid recipients will be reviewed at the end of each academic year
to determine compliance with this policy. End of semester reviews will also be conducted
to monitor maximum time frame allowances and the limit on remedial courses. The review
of students' satisfactory academic progress commences at the point when students have
attempted 12 degree credits, but includes students' complete academic history, including
periods in which the student did not receive financial aid. In order to remain eligible for
financial aid, continuing students must meet all of the requirements of the Satisfactory
Academic Progress Components outlined below.

Grade Point Average Requirement (Qualitative Componant)

Students are expected to achieve a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average as outlined
below.

Degree Credits Attempted Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average
12-29 1.70
30-44 1.80
45 and above 2.00


Completion Rate Requirement (Quantitative Componant)

Students must successfully complete at least 70% of all degree credits attempted. The
maximum time frame for financial aid eligibility is limited to 180 degree credits attempted
for students enrolled in a bachelor's degree program, 90-degree credits attempted for stu-
dents enrolled in the Associate's degree program and 54 credits for students enrolled in the
graduate program. Withdrawal, Incomplete, Repeated and Credit courses changed to au-
dit, will be counted as hours attempted for the Quantitative Measure of the SAP policy.

Other Satisfactory Academic Progress Components (Quantitative
Component)

Non-Degree Remedial Courses: Students cannot receive financial aid for more than 30
credits of non-degree remedial courses. Remedial courses are not counted in attempted or
earned credits.

Transfer Credits: Transfer credits will only be added to total attempted hours for deter-
mining that the maximum time frame limit is not exceeded.










Change of Program/Additional Degree: Credits attempted and grades earned that do not
count toward the new program/degree will not be included in thedetermination of Satisfac-
tory Academic Progress.

Probationary and Ineligible Status: Students who fail to meet the Satisfactory Academic
Progress policy requirements will be placed on financial aid probation for the next aca-
demic year following the probationary status determination. Students continue to be eli-
gible for financial aid during this period. Students will remain on continued probation if
after the end of the probationary period the following is met: a) the GPA is within two
tenths of requirement, or b) completion rate is at or above 60%, or c) improvement in
academic progress measures during the probationary periods. Students who do not meet
these probationary requirements will lose financial aid eligibility until these standards are
met. Students are advised to meet with their advisors for assistance in helping to correct
their academic deficiencies.

Appeal: Students in an ineligible status may submit an appeal in writing if they have ex-
tenuating circumstances such as personal or family illness or injury. Appeals must be sub-
mitted within two weeks of being notified of suspended financial aid. All appeals must be
substantiated by appropriate documentation and submitted to the Financial Aid Office.
Appeals are reviewed by the Financial Aid Appeals Committee. Financial aid will be rein-
stated if the appeal is approved.


Federal Financial Aid Withdrawal Policy

When a student withdraws from all courses during a semester for which federal financial
aid was received, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of the Federal
Financial Aid award (excluding Work-Study) that he/she was originally scheduled to re-
ceive. In this case, a determination of the amount of Federal Financial Aid the student
earned must be made and the unearned portion of the aid must be returned by the student
and/or the University to the Federal Financial Aid programs from which the aid was paid.
The procedures and formula to determine the amount of federal aid to be returned is man-
dated by federal statute and is available for review, on request, in the Financial Aid office.

The withdrawal date used in the calculation will be the date the student begins the with-
drawal process or otherwise notifies the University of his/her intent to withdraw. If the
student did not begin the withdrawal process or otherwise notify the University of his/her
intent to withdraw, then the midpoint of the semester would be used as the withdrawal date.

Unearned financial aid funds must be returned to the programs from which the student
received aid in the following order, up to the amount of the aid disbursed from each source.

1. The Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan Program
2. The Subsidized Federal Direct Loan Program
3. The Federal Perkins Loan Program
4. Federal Direct Plus Loan Program
5. The Federal Pell Grant Program
6. The Federal SEOG program
7. Other Title IV programs














Academic and student support services and programs are provided to enhance students'
acclimation to the University, foster professional growth and development, augment lead-
ership skills, complement classroom instruction, promote wellness, and facilitate the at-
tainment of students' personal and career goals and aspirations. This is achieved through
orientation programs, advisement, the services of the Campus Advisement and Tutorial
Services (CATS) Center, counseling and placement, student employment, health services,
student governance, student activities and residence life programs. Many services and pro-
grams are academic in nature while others may be social, cultural, athletic or recreational.

Orientation

All newly matriculated students are required to come to campus a few days before the fall
or spring semesterbegins for program planning, development of their class schedules, and
participation in orientation. Some segments of the orientation program are designed to
acquaint students with rules and regulations of the University, to explore the campus, and
to meet faculty, administrators, staff and fellow students, while others are designed to en-
hance students' academic and social adjustment to college life. Attendance at all orienta-
tion programs and activities is mandatory.

Advisement

The University, throughout its teaching, advising, and other relationships with students,
expresses its concern for students as individual not to do for them what they should do
for themselves but to help them assume responsible management of their own affairs.

Because college-age adults must make many decisions of relevance to their future, stu-
dents at the University of the Virgin Islands are given professional assistance in solving
educational, vocational, social and personal problems. This service starts with the students'
applications for admission and continues even beyond the period in which they are en-
rolled in the University. By the act of admitting students, the University is expressing its
considered judgment that students can succeed in one of the programs of the University.
During advisement and registration, students and their faculty advisors, with assistance
from the counseling staff or CATS Center staff, may examine their goals and aspirations.
Throughout the freshmanyear, students may explore emerging interests, using the resources
of the Counseling and Placement Office and the CATS Center staff to determine the career
choices open to them. Such systematic investigation, together with any summer work or
on-campus work-study experiences, should enable students to select satisfying careers in
which they can succeed.

In the normal course of events, students may face crises of a personal, social or economic
nature. In such circumstances, freshmen should seek assistance from the CATS Center
staff, while upperclassmen are encouraged to consult the counseling staff or other appro-
priate personnel for counseling. It is not uncommon for students to encounter academic
difficulties. At these times, students should first consult the instructor of the class in which










difficulties are being experienced or their faculty advisor who maintains office hours tor
these and other purposes. Additionally, assistance in improving study and test-taking skills
is provided through enrollment in the Freshman Development Seminar class, by CATS
Center staff, and by Counseling and Placement staff. Tutorial services are also available. In
most cases, if students do not delay action, a means of overcoming their academic difficul-
ties can be found.

The essential point for the students to keep in mind is that they should take the initiative in
taking full advantage of the Academic and Student Support Services and other advisory
resources provided by the University.

The Campus Advisement and Tutorial Services
(CATS) Center

Freshman centers on both campuses provide peer and professional tutorial services, aca-
demic advisement, video-assisted learning, and computer-aided instruction. Students are
strongly urged to utilize the CATS Center to augment their progress in skill development
courses, accelerate their proficiency levels in specific areas, and develop computer skills
through use of the CATS Center Computer Lab. The CATS Center is located on the first
floor of the Classroom Administration (CA) building on St. Thomas and on the 700 level of
the Evans Center on St. Croix. Consult the Coordinator of Freshman Development for
more information on the CATS Center at 692-4140.

Counseling and Placement Services

Personal, academic and career guidance counseling services are available for full-time and
part-time students. As a community service, academic and career advisement are also made
available to prospective students.

The Counseling and Placement Office is unique with respect to services offered. Services
provided are specifically designed to facilitate the interpersonal, personal, social and cog-
nitive development of the student outside of the classroom.

To assist students with this process, the office sponsors a variety of programs and services
including career counseling, on- and off-campus employment, graduate and professional
school recruitment and advisement, career fairs, workshops on resume preparation, inter-
viewing skills andjob search techniques, credential and file services. There are also work-
shops onvalues clarification, interpersonal relationship skills, conflict resolution, and much
more.

The Counseling and Placement Office also coordinates the National Student Exchange
Program and the Who's Who Among Students inAmerican Universities and Colleges Pro-
gram. A resource library provides a wealth of information on preparing for graduate study,
career choices and other life skills processes.

The counseling and placement office, by federal mandate, is required to maintain a job
bank which is used to facilitate employment searches for UVI graduates. For compliance
purposes and to aid students in securing post-graduation employment, all prospective gradu-










ates must submit an up-to-date resume to the counseling and placement ottice pnor to
graduation.

Student Employment Services

Student employment services are available through the Counseling and Placement Office
onboth campuses. Students seeking off-campus, as well as on-campus, employment, should
contact the Counseling and Placement Office for further information. U.S. citizens and
permanent residents who qualify for federal College Work-Study (CWS) as part of their
financial aid package, and would like to work on-campus, should report to the Counseling
and Placement Office. Student employment coordinators will assign work-study place-
ments as soon as possible in the beginning of the first semester of student eligibility. To
promote community service, some CWS placements are off-campus, usually in an educa-
tional setting or non-profit agency. To qualify for CWS, students must be enrolled full time
and meet the March 1 deadline date for submission of the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA). U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and international students on F-
1 Visas, who do not qualify for CWS, may apply for on-campus employment through the
Institutional Work-Study (IWS) program. Application under IWS, however, does not guar-
antee employment as placement is based on the availability of funds. International students
on F-l Visas are eligible to apply for IWS after the completion of one year of full-time
study at the University. Many departments of the University also hire students for on-
campus employment. Student employment programs allow students to work, on average,
between 12-15 hours per week.

Health Services and Insurance

The University Health Center provides first-aid, health counseling and instruction, refer-
rals to other community health facilities, and health education in the form of mini-courses,
seminars, dissemination of literature and informal individual or group discussions. All en-
rolled students are required to have immunization documentation on file in the Health
Center, and all full-time students are also required to have the physical examination and
blood work required by the University. The campus medical provider maintains regular
office hours and is on call in case of emergencies. A licensed physician is available at the
Health Center at regular intervals. Emergency care that cannot be handled on campus is
referred to the local hospitals. All full-time students are required, during registration, to pay
health services and medical insurance fees. All on-campus summer residents are also re-
quired to pay a health services fee. Insurance claim forms are available from the Health
Services Center located in Gordon House on the St. Thomas campus and in the Great
House on the St. Croix campus.

Drug and Alcohol Prevention/Education Program

The main goal of the Drug and Alcohol Prevention/Education Program (DAPEP) is to
develop programs that reach all segments of the University community in order to educate
and help prevent drug and alcohol abuse. The DAPEP attempts to create a healthy, drug-
free environment in order to enhance learning, professional development, job performance
and safety. In carrying out its mission, the DAPEP promotes healthier life-styles for all
members of the University community, sponsors on-going drug prevention and education










programs, and provides referral services to community agencies for persons in need of
further counseling or treatment (see the University's Drug-free Work Place Policy in the
Academic Information and Regulations section).

Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities should contact the Counseling and Placement Office prior to
registration and advisement. Counselors will be available to provide personal, career and
academic counseling services. Additionally, counselors facilitate the coordination of ser-
vices with other departments of the University in order to accommodate students' special
needs. No student will be discriminated against because of disability. To ensure this, griev-
ance committees in each academic division will include, in their area of concern, any griev-
ances raised by the student that relate to academic programs and practices.

Accommodations made for students with disabilities may include, but not be limited to,
facilitation of testing and registration processes, scheduling of back-to-back classes, sched-
uling of classes within the same building and other services as needed. Long-range aca-
demic program planning is essential in order for counseling staff to communicate course
needs with the Academic Divisions and personnel in charge of developing the schedule of
classes. It is also recommended that students familiarize themselves with the services of the
Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence inDevelopmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD),
which serves students and families of students with disabilities. For more information go to
http://viucedd.uvi.edu, or on St. Thomas call 693-1322 and on St. Croix call 692-1919.

Student Activities

The office of Student Activities assumes major responsibility for the implementation of
social, recreational, cultural enrichment, and student leadership development programs as
well as other extracurricular activities. It also serves as a facilitator for the development of
clubs and organizations in response to student needs and interests. Because the University
functions as a cultural center, many activities, lectures, musical performances and theatri-
cal performances are open to the public as a means of drawing together the University
community and the larger community.

Student Government Association

The Office of Student Activities, works closely with the Student Government Association
and student leaders in planning their own programs and activities. All full-time students
belong to SGA, which provides a channel for the expression of student opinion and repre-
sentation of student concerns and interests. Part-time matriculated students who wish to
become members of the SGA may do so by paying the student association and activities
fees.

Varsity, Intramural and Club Sports

The University maintains an active varsity, intramural and club sports program that empha-
sizes student development and leadership through sports competition, physical fitness and
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the development of recreational skills which can be enjoyed after leaving the Umversity.
Intramural games are held between various components of the University community, in-
cluding students, faculty, staff and alumni. Club teams compete in local amateur leagues
and varsity teams participate in leagues and invitational tournaments with teams from other
universities in the Eastern Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Central America and, occasionally, the
U.S. mainland. Consequently, there is a diverse program of outdoor activities and indi-
vidual and team sports at the University. Varsity teams compete in basketball, track and
field, tennis and volleyball. Both campuses offer outdoor athletic and recreational facilities
including volley/basketball courts, tennis courts, and grounds for track and field, softball,
baseball, and soccer. With the sea at the edge of the campus, the St. Thomas Campus
provides an ideal setting for water sports and also offers a golf course for physical educa-
tion classes and golf enthusiasts. The University is a member of the Caribbean Universities
Sports Association (CUSA), La Organizacion Deportiva Inter-Universitaria (ODI) de Puerto
Rico, the Organizacion Deportiva Universitaria Centroamericana y del Caribe (ODUCC),
and is a corresponding member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Student Housing

Residence hall living promotes the interaction of students from various places, ethnic back-
grounds, and cultures. While most students living on campus come from the U.S. Virgin
Islands, British Virgin Islands, the Eastern Caribbean and the continental United States,
students from as far away as Africa, Asia and Europe have lived on campus. In addition to
the benefits of experiencing cultural diversity and cross-cultural exchange, the University
has adopted a co-ed visitation policy on both campuses. Campus residents will find aca-
demic resources and student support programs and services, including tutoring, the library,
the CATS Center, computer labs, counseling and many others readily accessible. Resident
Assistants offer a variety of residence life programs designed to provide a comprehensive
living-learning environment. Only full-time students are eligible to live on campus. To
maintain eligibility to reside on campus, students must comply with all rules and regula-
tions of the University, adhere to the Student Housing Contract, and maintain full-time
status (12 or more credits) at all times.

The St. Croix Campus

The Residence Hall Complex on the St. Croix Campus is comprised of 15 three-bedroom
suites; on-campus living quarters for housing supervisor; a reception area; lounge; the
Office of Student Housing & Residence Life; seminar/study rooms; and laundry facilities.
The Student Center, adjacent to the residence hall, houses a cafeteria/auditorium, snack
bar, the Office of Student Government Association, a Student Activities Lounge, student
mailroom and the campus bookstore.

The St. Thomas Campus

Student Housing on the St. Thomas Campus is comprised of four residence halls with a
capacity of approximately 250 students. Residence Halls South and East provide double
occupancy bedrooms for females. East Hall also provides double occupancy bedrooms for
males; North Residence Hall for males and Middle Residence Hall for females provide
single bedroom occupancy.










Housing Procedures


1. Each student desiring on-campus housing is required to submit an Application for
Student Housing and a signed Student Housing Contract by the deadline date listed
below. The Application for Student Housing must be accompanied by a $100 room
deposit (certified check or money order) made payable to the University of the Virgin
Islands. The application and payment (no cash) must be submitted to the Student Hous-
ing Office. New students should not submit an Application for Student Housing until
they have received an acceptance letter from the Admissions Office. New students who
do not register for the academic year in which they were admitted should not assume
that original acceptance into the University meets the Housing Office's requirements for
placement or that a room assignment is carried over into the next semester or the next
year. Newly admitted students who do not register within the academic year of admis-
sion must formally submit an application for readmission to the University (see section
on Readmission to the University).

2. Applicants will be mailed a room assignment notice or will be notified in writing if
space is unavailable. A room assignment will be made only after a student has been
officially admitted to the University; has met the deadline for submission of the Appli-
cation for Student Housing; has signed the Student Housing Contract; and has paid the
$100 room deposit fee.

3. The completed Application for Student Housing and Student Housing contract for
room and board must be received by the Student Housing Office by the dates below:
For fall semester. . not later than June 1
For spring semester. . not later than November 15

4. The Student Housing Contract is binding for the academic semester in which students
are enrolled. The contract terminates at the end of each semester.

5. The Student Housing Contract and room assignment notice may be canceled and a
refund of $100 (less a $5 administrative charge) will be made provided the Student
Housing Office is informed in writing at least 21 days prior to the opening date of the
residence hall. No refund of the deposit will be made for cancellation after this date.

6. Students who have applied for housing but have not been assigned a room, may
transfer their $100 reservation deposit to the next semesterby indicating onthe housing
application their desire to be placed on the waiting list. Students who have not received
official confirmation of a room assignment should seek off-campus housing.

7. Off-island students who have applied for housing but have not received a room as-
signment and have not been able to secure off campus housing accommodations should
call the Housing Office before arriving on campus.

8. The assigning of special students who are working on special projects with the Univer-
sity will be determined by availability of space.

9. Residence Hall Changes, Room Changes, Length of Stay: Students assigned to Uni-
versity housing are required to abide by the terms of the Student Housing Contract and










the Student Handbook. The Housing Office reserves the nght to make residence hall
and room changes for the benefit of all. Students assigned on-campus housing may
reside on-campus for up to and no more than eight semesters.

10. Termination of Student Housing Contract: For all campus residents who drop to
part-time status (less than 12 credits), withdraw, are suspended, dismissed, or otherwise
cease studies at the University, the Student Housing Contract will be terminated and
they must return keys to the Housing Office and vacate the premises within 24 hours.

11. All campus residents, visitors and overnight guests are required to observe accepted
standards of social conduct at all times and to adhere to all rules and regulations govern-
ing the residence halls. Policies and procedures for visitors and fees for overnight guests
are outlined in the Student Handbook.

12. Opening and closing of the Residence Halls: University housing facilities are not
available for occupancy prior to the opening dates as posted by the Housing Office.
Residence Halls are closed at the conclusion of each semester.

13. Summer Housing: Summer housing is provided for matriculated UVI students who
are enrolled for at least 6 credits during the summer session. Applications for housing
for the summer session must be filed in the Housing Office by April 15 along with the
Student Housing Contract and $100 room deposit.

Personal Property:

The University cannot be responsible for, and does not insure, student property at any time.
If concerned, students should investigate individual or family property insurance which
would provide adequate protection.

Off-campus Housing:

The University does not assume the responsibility for placing students in off-campus ac-
commodations. The University assumes no control over off-campus rates.

Food Services

All students residing in campus housing are required to select a Meal Plan Option for each
semester, and must pay for each plan at the time they pay for their room:

Plan A $2,675: Seven (7) day meal plan with three (3) meals per day Monday through
Saturday and two (2) meals on Sunday; 20 meals weekly.

Plan B $1,875: Seven (7) day meal plan with two meals per day Monday through Sunday,
14 meals weekly.

Fees are outlined in the Costs section of the catalog.















Freshman-Year Program


The freshman-year curriculum offers a comprehensive program of educational experiences
to first-year students. Designed to encourage intellectual growth and personal empower-
ment, students participate in common learning experiences, inter-disciplinary study, and
career planning activities while developing skills necessary for academic success. The
program incorporates two semesters of full-time study consisting of basic skills and gen-
eral education courses, academic advisement and academic support services.

Basic Skills Courses

The following basic skills courses are required only of students who demonstrate academic
need in reading, writing or mathematics, based upon infonnation from SAT/ACT scores,
placement test scores and/or transcript evaluations:

WAC 011/ENG 100 Writing Across the Curriculum*
RCA 021/ENG 101 Reading in the Content Area
MAT 023 Introductory Algebra Concepts and Skills with Applications: Course A
MAT 024 Introductory Algebra Concepts and Skills with Applications: Course B

S1; 1,,ig Across the Curriculum and Reading in the ContentArea should be taken with
their linked general education science (SCI 100) and/or social science (SSC 100) courses.

Recognizing that students may need to enhance basic skills prior to pursuing degree-
level work in one or more subjects, the University offers developmental level courses,
numbered 011 to 099, which are designed to help students strengthen their preparation
for learning at the college level. Credit for such courses cannot be used to meet degree
requirements. Placement in preparatory courses depends upon SAT/ACT performance,
or by class examination. A grade of"P" must be received in preparatory courses, indi-
cating readiness for college level work. Students registered for these courses may not
withdraw during the semester without permission from Freshman Center Coordinator.
Developmental courses are normally offered and may be taken during the summer
session.

1. Full-time students are allowed a maximum of three semesters plus one summer from
the date of entrance to complete all basic skills requirements

2. Failure to earn a passing score for each basic skills course within this time frame
will result in the student being placed on part-time status.

3. A student may petition the Provost for an exception to this regulation. The student
placed on part-time status due to failure to complete basic skills requirements within
the allowed time may reapply for full-time status.

4. Full-time status can be reinstated if the student has maintained a minimum cumula-
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tive grade point average of 2.00 ("C") for all courses taken at the Umversity, and
has successfully completed the skills courses.

General Education Courses

All freshman-year courses must be completed by the time a student has amassed 24 credit
hours at UVI. The three general education courses required by all students matriculating at
UVI with fewer than 24 degree-credit hours are:

FDS 100. Freshman Development Seminar
SCI 100. The Natural World: The Caribbean
SSC 100. An Introduction to the Social Sciences: A Caribbean Focus

Academic Advisement: Students are encouraged to establish a major of interest upon
matriculation. Matriculated students are assigned a faculty advisor in their respective divi-
sion of interest. Faculty advisors will recommend courses as needed in fulfillment of gen-
eral education and degree requirements. Students should meet with their advisors regularly.

Academic Support: A program of academic support is provided for all freshman students
at UVI. These services are available through the offices of The CATS Center. Individual
tutoring sessions, academic advisement, video-assisted learning, use of The CATS Center
computer lab, support texts and various other services are available free of charge to fresh-
men.










Prerequisites, Credits, Grades, and Quality Points

Many courses require the fulfillment of prerequisites prior to enrollment. Prerequisites
refer to courses, examinations, or other conditions students must meet and receive passing
grades before registering for any of the follow up courses. In general, satisfactory comple-
tion of a prerequisite means that students receive a grade of at least "D" or "P" However,
nursing courses require a minimum of "C." Forprogramplanning purposes, students should
familiarize themselves with course prerequisites which are listed in the Course Descrip-
tion section of this catalog.

When requirements for each course are completed satisfactorily, credit is assigned on the
basis of a combination of time spent in class and time spent in study. One unit of credit is
usually assigned for 50 minutes of class lecture-discussion plus two hours of study, or for
three hours of laboratory activity, each week during a university term.

The quality of performance in a course is indicated by a grade given at the close of each
term. Grade points are granted on the basis of grades earned. The following grades may be
assigned.

Grade Standard Grade Points

A Superior 4.00
A- Excellent 3.67
B+ Very High 3.33
B High 3.00
B- Good 2.67
C+ Above Average 2.33
C Average 2.00
C- Below Average 1.67
D+ Passing 1.33
D Low passing 1.00
F Failure 0.00
W Withdrawn 0.00
WP Withdrawn passing 0.00
WF Withdrawn failing 0.00
AW Administrative Withdrawal 0.00
I Incomplete 0.00
AUD Audit 0.00

In the skills courses which carry non-degree credit and are numbered 001 to 099 in this
catalog, the following evaluations are given:

P indicates that the student ispromoted to a credit course.
NP indicates that the student must continue in the skills course.

A failing grade in a course and/or a course that must be repeated does not count toward
graduation. Many colleges do not honor "D" grades for transfer purposes.










Auditors receive no grades, credits or quality points. Auditing a course requires regular
attendance in class and completion of all required work except that which is graded. An
audit will be entered upon a student's transcript only if these requirements are fulfilled. In
the event requirements are not fulfilled, a grade of "W" will be entered. Tuition and fees
will be charged at the same rate as for credit.

The deadline for a student to change from regular status to audit and vice-versa coincides
with the deadline for student withdrawal from a course without prejudice to grade. A ma-
triculated student may normally audit one course per semester without permission from the
Provost.

A student planning to withdraw from a course should first refer to the section on With-
drawal. Administrative withdrawals may be approved by the Provost for reason of illness
or other serious documented circumstances.

The University maintains a transcript record of all courses taken by each student. A grade
report is provided to all students at the end of each semester and summer session. Copies of
the complete transcript may be obtained upon written request to the Registrar's or Aca-
demic Services Office and payment of the requisite fee.

Incomplete: Grades of "I" are expected to be used only when, inthe opinion of the instruc-
tor, there is likelihood that the student can satisfactorily complete the missing work which
will substantially influence the final grade. The grade of must be removed by mid-term of
the semester following the one in which the grade of I was earned. Failure to remove the
grade of I by this time will result in a conversion of the I to an F The instructor must file a
"Change of Grade" slip with the final grade, at the Registrar's Office on the St. Thomas
campus or the Academic Services Office on the St. Croix campus.

Change of Grade: Changes of grades other than incomplete are normally allowed for
computational errors only and must be approved by the Provost. A request to change a
grade after official grades have been deposited in the Registrar's or Academic Services
Office may be made by an instructor by filing a "Change of Grade" slip with the Provost.
Requests must be made by mid-term of the semester after the grade was submitted.

Repetition of Courses: Undergraduate students may repeat credit courses for which
grades of C-, D+, D, or F were earned. If a student wishes to repeat a grade of C or
better, the approval of the appropriate Division Chair is required before the course is
repeated. In general, no course may be repeated more than once and no more than four
courses may be repeated. Students who fail the EPE twice must register for ENG 051.
ENG 051 shall be an exception to the policy that students are allowed to repeat a
course only once. Only the highest grade earned will be used in computing the grade
point average; all grades will be shown on the transcript. Any exception to this policy
requires approval by the Provost.

Quality Points: To compute the quality points earned in a course, multiply the number
of credits of that course by the grade points earned. To compute the grade point aver-
age (GPA) for a semester, divide the total quality points earned that semester by the
number of credits attempted that semester. To compute the cumulative grade point
average, divide the total quality points earned at UVI by the number of credits at-










tempted at U VI. Twice the number of quality points as registered credits (equivalent to a
C grade average) is required for graduation.

Reports on work of less than degree-standard (C) quality are issued to students at mid-
term. Final grades are issued at the end of the term. Only final grades are recorded on the
student's permanent record.

Banking Credits: Part-time students who do not wish to pursue studies toward a degree
may enroll as non-matriculated students. Any credits earned will be "banked" until the
students have been formally matriculated. Upon matriculation, any credits earned by the
students, which are applicable to their degree program, will be counted.

It is recommended that part-time students who intend eventually to matriculate receive
advisement on course selection from the chair and/or faculty of the academic division in
which they plan to pursue a degree.

Individuals may be admitted formally as matriculated students to the University's degree
programs for part-time study if they meet admission requirements. Non-matriculated stu-
dents may register for non-degree credit courses, or they may take credit courses to earn a
maximum of thirty credits as part-time students before being required to matriculate. For
admission procedures, see page 20 of this catalog.

Registration Procedures

All students are required to register on the dates announced.

A student is regularly registered for a course only when in registering, the student has
conformed to all applicable University regulations and requirements.

Students not properly registered in a course may not receive credit for the course.

All students registering for courses in any term shall submit their programs of study to their
advisors for approval before officially registering in the courses.

All prerequisites to courses listed in the catalog must be met by students prior to registering
in those courses. Students must document that they have completed the prerequisites. Ques-
tions concerning prerequisites should be addressed to faculty advisors, or the Registrar's
Office, or Academic Services Office prior to registration. Substitution of a program course
requirement can be made only if approved by the Provost. Students seeking such approval
must make their request to the Division Chair who will submit a written recommendation to
the Provost for consideration.

Changes of Registration: In no case may a course be added or a change of section be
made after the date indicated in the current semester schedule.

To make any change of registration, the student must complete the Change of Registration
form from the Registrar's orAcademic Services Office. The deadline for adding a course is
posted in the current semester schedule. The deadline for dropping a course without pen-
alty is also listed.
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Following the formal registration penod, a non-retundable fee of $10.00 will be charged
for each Petition for Change of Registration form unless the course change is necessitated
by a change in the University's course offerings, other needs of the University, or a student's
performance on placement exams.

Change of Major: Students who wish to change their major must obtain a Change of
Major form from the Registrar's or Academic Services Office. The Change of Major form
must be signed by the student, faculty advisors, division chairs and the Provost.


Withdrawal

Withdrawal from Courses: Students may withdraw from a course without penalty up to
about six weeks after the course begins. They must, however, secure a course withdrawal
form from the Office of the Registrar on the St. Thomas campus or the Academic Services
Office on the St. Croix campus and obtain the signatures of the instructor and advisor. This
form, containing the proper signatures, must be returned to the Office of the Registrar on
the St. Thomas campus or the Academic Services Office on the St. Croix campus. The
students will then receive a grade of W on their permanent record. The last date to receive
WP or WF is specified on the academic calendar.

WP means that the student is doing passing work at the time of withdrawal. WF means that
the student is doing failing work at the time of withdrawal. A course dropped by any other
means will result in the student automatically receiving an "F" for the course.

After mid-semester and in case of unusual circumstances, such as extended illness, the
Provost may give a student special permission for a late withdrawal. This is designated AW
(administrative withdrawal). In situations where an administrative withdrawal from a class
is necessary, students are required to apply for the withdrawal when it becomes evident that
they cannot complete the course. Students are required to provide documentary evidence
in support of requests for administrative withdrawal Applications will not be accepted
after the last day of instruction within that semester.

The policy for withdrawing from courses which are given out of the normal academic
calendar sequence is as follows:

1. The last day to withdraw from a course will be at the conclusion of 40 percent of the total
instructional period, or at the end of three weeks for an eight-week course and two
weeks for a six-week course.

2. The last day to withdraw from a course without special permissionfrom the Provost will
be at the conclusion of 50 percent of the instructional period, or at the end of four weeks
for an eight-week course and three weeks for a six-week course.

3. Students who withdraw between the end of the third or fourth weeks for an eight-week
course, or between the end of the second and third weeks for a six-week course (or
another analogous period for courses of duration other than six or eight weeks) will
receive either a WP or WF.










4. Students seeking to withdraw after 50 percent of the instructional penod can do so only
by means of an administrative withdrawal (AW) which will be governed by the same
policy as stated above.

Withdrawal from the University: A student who withdraws from the University either
during the term or between terms must initiate the process with a withdrawal form in the
Office of the Registrar on the St. Thomas campus or the Academic Services Office on the
St. Croix campus, and the completion of the process outlined thereon. In addition, to pro-
tect her/his academic standing, the student must complete specific course withdrawal pro-
cedures above. Failure to comply with these requirements may adversely affect the student's
grades and academic standing.

A student not attending full-time for two consecutive semesters who desires readmission to
full-time status at the University must apply to the Admissions Office for consideration.
Application must be received by April 30 for the fall semester and by October 30 for the
spring semester, with the appropriate readmission fee.

Re-matriculation

Students who have been awarded one degree from the University and who wish to pursue
a second degree must apply for re-matriculation. Such students must complete the catalog
degree requirements in effect at the time of re-matriculation. Applications for re-matricula-
tion should be sent to the Admissions Office on the campus the student plans to attend with
the accompanying re-matriculation fee.

Transcripts

Official transcripts of academic records at the University of the Virgin Islands are issued
only upon the authorization of the student. Requests for transcripts will not be filled until
written authorization has been secured from the individual student. When these requests
can be anticipated, the student should send authorization in advance, to avoid delay in the
issuing of the transcript.

The charge for each copy of a student's transcript is $10.00. All checks and money orders
should be made payable to the University of the Virgin Islands.

Courses Taken at Other Institutions

Matriculated students who expect to take courses at another institution for transfer to the
University of the Virgin Islands must obtain a Permit to Attend Another Institution from the
Registrar's Office or Academic Services Office. The appropriate division must certify that
the course will fulfill the University of the Virgin Islands degree requirements and the
permit must be signed by the Registrar or Director of Academic Services before the student
enrolls. Students are responsible for ensuring that an official transcript will be sent to the
Registrar's Office or Academic Services Office after the completion of the off-campus
course work. No credit will be evaluated until an official transcript has been received.










Privacy Act


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. 1232g; 34 CFR
Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The disclo-
sure or publication of student information is protected by FERPA and insures every student
is afforded certain rights with respect to their education records.

Amongst these are: 1) the right to inspect and review the student's education record; 2) the
right to request the amendment of the education records that the student believes are inac-
curate or misleading by writing the University official responsible for the record to clearly
identify their concern for review; 3) the right to consent to disclosures of personally iden-
tifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that
FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. Schools may disclose, without consent, "di-
rectory" information, unless otherwise notified by students not to disclose information
about them. Disclosure is permitted without consent to school officials with legitimate
educational interests. Parents or legal guardians have access to students' records only if the
student is financially dependent on them, as defined by Internal Revenue Code and Tax
statements.

The University is required to establish guidelines for implementing FERPA and a list of
records maintained by various University offices are available in the Registrar's office. For
additional information about student privacy, filing complaints and right-to-know concerns,
contact the Office of the Registrar.

Academic Standards

The following attitudes are important for success in the academic programs of the Univer-
sity:

*A willingness to go beyond the minimum required in an assigned task, and dissatisfac-
tion with superficial work.

* Intellectual curiosity, integrity and responsibility. In university studies, the students are
expected to contribute as well as to receive, to cooperatefully with what is asked ofthem
in courses, and to take an interested and active part. Instructors are expected to make
clear the specific demands and procedures of their courses.

*A critical spirit that recognizes the relationship among the differentfields ofknowledge
and their relevance to the needs and problems of our time.

Students are expected to maintain an academic record which will qualify them for graduation It
is the responsibility of the students to complete all assigned work, to strive for the best perfor-
mance of which they are capable, to meet graduation requirements, and in many other ways to
take charge of their own academic welfare. Instructors, faculty advisors, the University counse-
lors, the Registrar and the Associate Provost, are available for consultation and assistance, but this
inno way diminishes the responsibility of students forfamiliarizing themselves withthe contents
of the University Catalog, satisfying the requirements of the degree they are pursuing, and adher-
ing to those rules and regulations which pertain to them.










Most students are able to judge their own progress through periodic grades and reports
from instructors. At the end of each semester, the Registrar will review the academic records
of all students and forward, to the Provost, a list of students whose performance did not
meet the established standards. The Provost also issues an Academic Honors List com-
prised of students who were registered for at least 12 degree credits, maintained a semester
grade point average of 3.20 or higher and earned no grade less than C. Students who have
demonstrated excellence also will be appropriately recognized by the faculty (see Awards
and Honors)

Credit Load: Afull load is considered to be from 12 to 16.5 credits. Aload of 15.5 credits
ordinarily is sufficient to complete the associate degree in two years and the baccalaureate
degree in four. Any student proposing to take more than 16.5 credits must have the ap-
proval of the faculty advisor and the Provost. In general, overloads are granted only to
students with cumulative grade point averages of 3.00 or higher in accordance with the
following guidelines for overload approvals.

GPA: 3.00- 3.49 3.50- 3.74 3.75- 4.00

FR up to 17.0 crs up to 17.5 crs up to 18.0 crs
SO up to 18.0 up to 18.5 up to 19.0
JR up to 19.0 up to 19.5 up to 20.0
SR up to 20.0 up to 20.5 up to 21.0


Academic Grievance: There is, in each academic division, a Grievance Committee to
which a student has recourse. The committee consists of a faculty member and a student.
All grievances must be submitted in writing. The student has the right to appeal from the
Grievance Committee, to the Division Chairperson and through him/her, to the Provost.

Academic Probation, Suspension, Dismissal: Students are expected to remain in good
academic standing. For those who do not, there is a three-step procedure which may lead to
dismissal from the University if the student's academic performance does not improve. All
full-time and part-time enrolled students are subject to these standards and procedures.
Once a student has attempted 12 degree credits, these procedures become applicable.

Academic Probation: Academic probation is essentially a warning to the student to show
scholastic improvement in order to remain at the University. A student on probation status
is not considered in "good standing" at the University and eligibility to continue under
scholarship or other financial aid programs, to participate in extracurricular activities, or to
run for certain offices may be affected. A student placed on academic probation will be
limited to taking 12.5 hours of course work and will remain on probation until the cumula-
tive GPA equals or exceeds the standards set forth in the chart below.

A student who does not achieve the minimum cumulative grade point average for the cor-
responding number of degree credits attempted is placed on academic probation. Also, a
student is placed on academic probation for failing to achieve a semester grade point aver-
age corresponding to the cumulative grade point average required for degree credits at-
tempted, as set forth in the chart on page 55.










A student placed on academic probation will be limited to taking 12.5 credits. If a student
achieves a semester GPA of at least 2.0 but the cumulative GPA remains below the stan-
dard, the student will remain on probation.

Degree Credits Attempted 1-29 30-44 45 and above
Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average 1.70 1.80 2.00

Academic divisions may set higher standards for courses related to their majors.

Academic Suspensions: A student on academic probation will be suspended if, at the end
of the probation semester, the cumulative GPAis below the standard in the above chart and
the most recent semester's GPAis less than 2.0. A student on suspension may take up to six
credits (6) during one semester with the intention of improving their grade point average.
Students are advised to discuss their progress and academic difficulties with an academic
advisor, seek tutoring or counseling, as needed. At the end of that semester, the student will
be automatically reinstated on probation. If the student remains away for more than one
regular semester, the student must reapply for admission. At the end of that semester the
student will be automatically reinstated on probation. If the student remains away for more
than one regular semester, the student must reapply for admission.

Academic Dismissal: When a suspended student returns, the student must maintain a grade
point average of 2.00 for the semester of reinstatement. Failure to do so will result in
academic dismissal, which will be permanent unless the student is readmitted under special
consideration. A student who contests academic dismissal may appeal to the Provost, whose
decision will be final.

Student Conduct (Disciplinary Warning, Probation, Suspension and Dismissal): The
Student Handbook includes a statement adopted by the Board of Trustees of the University
entitled "Rules and Regulations for the Maintenance of Public Order at the University of
the Virgin Islands" and a statement entitled "Channels of Communication Available to
Students at the University of the Virgin Islands for the Consideration of Problems, Propos-
als and Grievances."

Disciplinary actions which may be used in response to violations of the University's stan-
dards of conduct include: disciplinary warning, disciplinary probation, suspension or disci-
plinary dismissal. Disciplinary warning is issued when behavior is unacceptable or when
repetition will most likely result in more serious action. The student is officially warned
that further unacceptable behavior could result in more serious action. Disciplinary proba-
tion is a warning that a student's conduct must be improved over a stated period if the
student wishes to remain at the University. It means that the student is not considered in
"good standing" at the University with resulting restrictions as described for academic
probation.

Suspension is a disciplinary action which results in the separation of the student from the
University, normally for a stated period of time. Disciplinary dismissal normally means
permanent separation from the University and is used only in the most serious cases of
misconduct. No student who is suspended from the University or who is dismissed for
disciplinary reasons for student misconduct may register for any courses at the University.










In addition to the above, and with reference to student misconduct as well as failure to
maintain academic standards, the University of the Virgin Islands assumes that a student
who cannot handle important responsibilities in any part of the University program will
consider voluntary withdrawal. Following due process procedure, the University may sus-
pend or dismiss students, at any time, when their academic standing, conduct, financial
responsibility, or any combination of these, is not in compliance with standards set forthby
the University catalog and the Student Handbook.

It is the responsibility of every new student to obtain a Student Handbook upon admittance
to the University. Each student is responsible for compliance with the rules and regulations
contained therein. The Student Handbook can be obtained from the Office of the Associate
Chancellor on both campuses.

Drug-Free Workplace Policy: It is the policy of the University of the Virgin Islands that
the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled or
illegal substance is prohibited in and on the University of the Virgin Islands' owned or
controlled property. Additionally, the misuse or abuse of legal drugs, including alcohol, is
prohibited. Any University employee or student determined to have violated this policy
shall be subject to disciplinary action for misconduct, which action may include termina-
tion or expulsion. No employee or student is to report to work or class while under the
influence of illegal drugs or influenced by the abuse of legal drugs. Violation of these
policies by any employee or student will be reason for evaluation or treatment for a drug
use disorder or for disciplinary action up to and including termination or expulsion in
accordance with University policies and procedures.

In order to comply with the Federal law, the University requires that an employee or stu-
dent notify the University of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring
in the workplace or classroom no later than five days after such conviction. The University
must notify any Federal contracting agency within ten days of having received notice that
an employee or student engaged in the performance of such contract or grant has had a
criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace or classroom.
The University will discipline any employee or student who is so convicted or require the
employee's or student's satisfactory participation in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilita-
tion program in accordance with University policies and procedures.

Sexual Harassment: Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination and is prohibited
by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.

University students and employees have the right to enjoy a workplace free from all forms
of harassment, including sexual harassment. Accordingly, the University is committed to
creating and maintaining a community in which students, faculty, and staff can work to-
gether in an atmosphere free of all forms of harassment, exploitation or intimidation. The
University is strongly opposed to sexual harassment and will take whatever action is neces-
sary to prevent, correct, and, if necessary, discipline behavior that violates this policy.

Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and
other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Students who believe that they have
been sexually harassed in violation of the University's policy should notify the Counseling
Manager in Rouppe House on the St. Thomas campus or the Counseling & Placement










Supervisor in the Ureat House on the St. Croix campus.


Academic Integrity: Philosophy: Among the purposes of colleges and universities are
scholarly and personal growth for all members of the academic community and open com-
munication among members of this community. Such growth requires an atmosphere of
honesty and trust. It is for this reason that the University of the Virgin Islands strives to
maintain an environment of mutual trust among its students and faculty and will not tolerate
academic dishonesty.

Definitions: Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the following examples of
offenses, committed or attempted:

Collaboration allowing another student to see an examination paper.

Copying obtaining information by looking at the answers on another student's
paper or in any source that has not been specifically approved for that
purpose by the instructor.

Cribbing taking and/or using material, which has not been specifically approved,
into an examination or using books, notes or other resources during an
examination without the instructor's specific approval.

Plagiarism presenting, either intentionally or unintentionally, the ideas, works, words
or artistry of another as one's own without appropriate acknowledgment
of the source. Note that this includes sources on the Internet (World
Wide Web, e-mail, etc.)

Sabotage destroying the work of another student, such as laboratory experiments
or computer programs.

Substitution taking an examination or writing a paper for someone else or inducing
another person to perform such acts.

Theft stealing an examination.

Penalties: For a first offense, the penalty levied will be at the discretion of the professor
and can include, for example, the options of:
1) Giving a student a zero on the assignment or portion of the assignment in which the
event occurred.
2) Giving the student a reduced grade for the assignment and requiring the student to redo
the work correctly.
3) Giving the student an "F" in the course. IF the infraction occurs after midterm, and IF the
student decides to appeal, an Incomplete ("I") will be recorded and subsequently changed
to an "F" if the appeal is denied.

For a second offense, the penalty will be a grade of "F" in a credit course, or an "NP" in a
skills course. If the infraction occurs after midterm, and if the student decides to appeal, an
Incomplete ("I") will be recorded and subsequently changed to an "F" if the appeal is
denied.










For any third offense reported to the Office of the Provost, the penalty will be a grade of "F"
in the course and suspension from the University for an academic year. The Office of the
Provost will notify the Registrar of the suspension.

The penalty for a fourth offense will be dismissal from the University. The Office of the
Provost will notify the Registrar of the dismissal, which will thenbe noted on the student's
academic record.

No credit will be granted for non-course exercises such as the English Proficiency Exami-
nation, CLEP tests, etc. The Office of the Provost will be notified when such examples of
academic dishonesty have occurred.

Procedures: In cases of suspected academic dishonesty, the faculty member making the
charge will meet privately with the student suspected of the action to discuss the charge
within 10 business days of the detection of the incident and provide the student with any
supportive information pertinent to the charge. Within five business days, the faculty mem-
ber shall decide if disciplinary action is to be taken and, if so, shall notify the student, the
appropriate Division Chair and the Office of the Provost, in writing of:

1. The name of the student.
2. The course or activity where the infraction is alleged to have occurred.
3. The date and time of the alleged infraction.
4. The circumstances of the stated infraction with supportive information.
5. The action taken against the student.

Penalties for repeated offenses will be dealt with by the Provost.

Once the instructor decides to bring charges against the student, the Division Chair will
have five days to give the student notice in writing of the charges) and of their opportunity
to be heard. In this case, notice will be defined as a registered returned receipt mailing with
the United States Postal Service addressed to the student at the address the student has
identified as his or her home address. It is the student's responsibility to maintain a current
address with the Office of the Registrar.

In each stage of this process where there is an allowable time period for an action to occur,
if the academic semester comes to an end before the allotted time frame has been met, the
count will stop on the last day of the semester in question and resume on the first day of the
subsequent semester.

Within 10 business days of the meeting with the instructor, the student may appeal, in
writing, to the appropriate Divisional Grievance Committee, which will hold a hearing
within 10 days of receiving the student's written appeal. The instructor making the charge
of academic dishonesty and the student will be present at the hearing and may be repre-
sented by third parties of their own choosing. The Committee will send its findings to the
student, the faculty member and the Provost within 10 business days of the hearing.

Within 10 business days of being informed of the decision of the Divisional Grievance
Committee, the student may appeal the decision to the Academic Appeals Committee on
the campus in which the student is enrolled. Each campus committee shall be composed of










one member from each academic division elected by the faculties of each division on the
respective campus and one student appointed by the President of the Student Government
Association. Each member shall have one vote. Each committee shall be reconstituted
by the Provost and choose its own chair at the beginning of each academic year. The
committee will meet within 15 days of being informed in writing of the appeal. In this
administrative hearing, the student and the faculty member involved in the incident
shall be present and have the right to be represented by third parties of their own
choosing. The committee will inform the student, the faculty member and the Provost
of its decision within 10 days of the meeting. The Provost shall implement the decision
of the Academic Appeals Committee.

Students who are involved in an academic integrity grievance process will receive a grade
of "Incomplete" until they have completed all steps inthe grievance process they choose to
pursue.

English Proficiency Examination Requirement

The purpose of the English Proficiency Requirement is to ensure that all UVI graduates
have demonstrated a required level of proficiency in using English as an effective means of
written communication.

Students must satisfy the English Proficiency Examination (EPE) requirement before
graduating from the University of the Virgin Islands. The successful completion of the
requirement applies to all matriculated students in the associate of arts, associate of science,
bachelor of arts and bachelor of science programs. All students must take the EPE upon
successful completion of ENG 201 or its equivalent. If a student is not required to take
ENG 201 or its equivalent, he/she must consult with his/her advisor, who will submit written
notification of approval to the Office of Enrollment Management.

Students should satisfy the EPE requirement no later than theirjunior year in order to avoid
a delay in graduation. It is ultimately the student's responsibility to begin the process of
satisfying this requirement in adequate time to do so before his/her projected graduation
date.

Students may meet this requirement in one of two alternate ways. They may opt to either:

*Take and pass the English Proficiency Examination
or
*Successfully complete English 051, Functional Writing, a course designed to meet English
proficiency goals and objectives

Students who opt to take the examination alternative, and who fail the EPE twice, must
register for ENG 051 the semester following the examination, and each semester following
until they have passed ENG 051. ENG 051 shall be an exceptionto the policy that students
are allowed to repeat a course only once.

The English Proficiency Examination is administered on both campuses in November and
inApril of each academic year, and again during the summer session. Specific EPE admin-
istration dates are listed in the Academic Calendar.










Computer Literacy Requirement


The University believes that all students must be familiar with computer concepts and the
use of computers in order to work effectively in today's high-technology world. Therefore,
all students who matriculate for the fall 1994 semester or later must fulfill the Computer
Literacy Requirement during the freshman year. Transfer students may complete up to 24
credit hours before fulfilling the Computer Literacy Requirement.

Students to whom this requirement applies and who have completed 24 or more credit
hours at UVI and who fail to meet the requirement, will not be allowed to register for
additional credit courses until the Computer Literacy Requirement has been fulfilled. Ex-
ceptions to this requirement must be approved by the Science and Mathematics Division
Chair and the Provost.

To fulfill the Computer Literacy Requirement, students must pass the Computer Literacy
Examination, which is administered on both the St. Croix and St. Thomas campuses. Stu-
dents should contact the Science and Math Division to register for the exam. Exam dates
are listed under CLE in the Class Schedule for each semester. The student may prepare for
the Computer Literacy Examinations using self-taught learning modules, which are avail-
able in the bookstore and computer laboratories. Students may enroll in CSC 111 or CIS
021 to prepare for the examinations. However, completion of these courses does not fulfill
the Computer Literacy Requirement.


Awards and Honors

Superior student achievement is recognized in a number of ways during each academic
year. The Academic Honors List recognizes full-time students (carrying 12 or more degree
credits) who have earned a grade point average of 3.2 or higher for the previous semester,
with no grade lower than C.

The University of the Virgin Islands is a chapter member of Golden Key National Honor
Society. Full-time and part-time matriculated students who have earned at least 60 credits
at UVI and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 may be invited to join.

Full-time and part-time students receiving a baccalaureate degree who have earned at least
60 credits at the University are eligible for commencement honors. For the purpose of
computing averages for honors, all grades earned, including transfer grades, will be con-
sidered. Honors are based on the following cumulative grade point averages: Cum Laude,
3.25 to 3.49; Magna Cum Laude, 3.50 to 3.74; Summa Cum Laude, 3.75 to 4.00.

The academic divisions and the St. Croix campus of the University may award annually a Trustee
Graduate Fellowship/Loan which seeks to highlight academic achievement, encourage post-
graduate study, honor outstanding students and help increase the number of highly trained Uni-
versity of the Virgin Islands alumni. Each recipient receives $1,000, with half of that amount to be
returned to the University when the student is no longer in graduate school.

To be eligible for the Trustee Graduate Fellowship/Loan, a student must normally be a
graduating senior who has been accepted into a graduate school for a master's or doctoral
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program and who has earned at least 60 credits at the Umversity of the Virgin Islands.
Students are eligible to receive the fellowship/loan only in the division which advised them
while at the University.

The following criteria will be used in selecting recipients of the Trustee Graduate Fellow-
ship/Loan: cumulative grade point average, potential for scholarly or professional achieve-
ment, full-time attendance in a graduate program, financial need and the likelihood of
return to the Virgin Islands.

A number of awards are made on both campuses at annual Awards Day ceremonies. Infor-
mation on these awards is available from the Office of the Provost.

The Honors Program

Mission: The UVI Honors Program seeks to produce exceptional scholars and citizens by
providing participants with enriched intellectual, leadership and outreach experiences de-
signed to cultivate thoughtful, deliberative, articulate, ethically grounded, globally con-
nected and actively contributing members of society.

Admission: Students will be admitted to the Honors Program through approval of their
application to the Honors Council upon matriculation into the University and satisfaction
of the Honors Program entrance requirements in mathematics and English. The Honors
Council will take into consideration for admission a combination of the following factors:
SAT/ACT scores, previous academic records including grades and academic rank, evi-
dence of creative and/or scholastic ability, recommendations from previous instructors
and/or mentors, interviews, and such other factors as the Honors Council finds appropriate
in evaluating the potential of the applicant to successfully complete the program. Students
may also be admitted to the Honors Program after completion of up to two years of univer-
sity level course work at UVI or other institutions. Students applying for such late admis-
sion to the program must have a GPA of 3.3 or its equivalent in their university level
courses and must still complete all program requirements.

Applications for admission to the UVI Honors Program will be accepted no later than
February 1 of each year.

Program Requirements: In order to remain in the program and graduate with Honors, stu-
dent participants must:

*Maintain a GPA of 3.3.

*Accept a leadership role in ensuring adherence to the UVI student code of conduct and
demonstrate their personal adherence to that code.

*Receive a grade of B or better in each of three required Honors courses and in two addi-
tional Honors designated courses, one of which must be in their major.

*Complete and report on a structured educational experience outside of the territory, plan-
ning for which must be developed with their Honors advisor/mentor and approved by the
Honors Council, by the end of theirjunior year.










*Complete and report on a professional outreach expenence, planning tor which must be
developed with their Honors advisor/mentor and approved by the Honors Council, by the
end of their junior year.

*Complete and satisfactorily defend a thesis or project in their senior year.

Honors students may be granted probationary status for only one semester by the Honors
Council if their overall grade point average falls below 3.3.

Recognition: Participation in the Honors Program and successful completion of its require-
ments will be included in student transcripts and acknowledged on degrees.

Multiple Majors and Second Degrees

The University of the Virgin Islands grants the following undergraduate degrees: B.A.;
B.S.; B.S.N.; A.A.; A.S.; and A.A.S. The preceding undergraduate degrees are the avail-
able options for a second degree. A major is a discipline within a given degree (e.g. busi-
ness administration or education within the B.A. degree).

Multiple Majors: Students may pursue up to three majors within the same degree. Stu-
dents seeking to pursue more than three majors must receive the approval of the Provost.
The prospective student must apply through the office of enrollment management, register
the intention of pursuing an additional majors) and fulfill all the requirement of the addi-
tional majorss. The pursuit of a second or third major in the same degree area will not
result in the conferring of a second or third degree. The completion of the coursework for
the additional majors) will be noted on the student's official transcript.

Second Degree: Students may pursue two degrees concurrently in different degree areas
(e.g. B.A. and B.S.). Courses from one degree may be used to satisfy requirements of the
other degree; however, a minimum of 30 additional credits must be completed in order for
both degrees to be awarded. UVI will not award a second degree in the same discipline. All
divisional and university requirements for the two degrees must be satisfied. There will be
one transcript with both degree areas recorded.

Any student who has previously earned a degree from a regionally accredited institution (includ-
ing UVI) may pursue a second degree. Transfer credits that have not expired (see policy on
Expiration of Credits) from other institutions and prior credits from UVI may be used to satisfy
requirements forthe second degree; however, a minimum of 30 resident credits mustbe accumu-
lated beyond the number of credits completed at the time the first degree was awarded. All
divisional and university requirements for the two degrees must be satisfied. All courses com-
pleted will be recorded on a separate transcript. Students seeking a second degree must apply for
admission through the Office of Enrollment Management.

UVI will not concurrently or subsequently award an associate's degree to a student who
holds a baccalaureate degree in the same discipline. A student may, however, be awarded
an associates degree in a discipline and subsequently receive a baccalaureate degree in the
same discipline.














All students, regardless of their degree program and major field of study, must complete
certain general education requirements. These do not include any requisite courses of skills
remediation or Freshman Year courses.

The University of the Virgin Islands' General Education curriculum has been reformed and
revitalized recently and is subject to continual refinement. The General Education curricu-
lum is intended to prepare students for today's competitive world as well as for productive
and fulfilling lives and responsible citizenship. Students completing these requirements
are expected to have gained the following:

* Knowledge of the history, geography, and demographic characteristics of the U.S. Vir-
gin Islands, the Caribbean, the United States, and the world.
* Knowledge ofnaturalphenomena and of the earth in itsplace in the universe as well as
an appreciation ofscientific inquiry.
* Highly developed communication skills.
* Quantitative and c. *,'ij-,'i, skills.
* Personal health and wellness skills.
* Critical ;ii,,-i., v.. logic, and moral reasoning skills.
* Self-awareness, interpersonal, leadership, and team skills.
* Second language skills, multi-cultural and inter-cultural skills, and an understanding of
aesthetic expression in literature and art.
* Information management and research skills.

General education requirements vary with degree programs but have the following catego-
ries in common:

A. The English Proficiency Examination (EPE) Please review its entry prerequisites on
page 59.

B. The Computer Literacy Examination (CLE) Please review its entry prerequisites on
page 60.

C. General Education Courses. These are specified for each degree program and include
courses in:
Humanities
Mathematics
Natural Sciences
Social Sciences
Physical Education, Fitness and Wellness.

The University reserves the right to change its course offerings and rules and regulations at
any time.













To qualify for an associate of arts degree, students must successfully complete a minimum
of 62 credits (exclusive of physical education) including the general education require-
ments, the required courses in the major field, and such additional courses as they may
select with the assistance of their faculty advisors to meet the requirements of the major.

General Education Requirements

The General Education requirements for graduation in the associate of arts degree pro-
grams are listed below. Specific guidance about the courses that are available to meet
General Education requirements will be provided to students in advance of registration.
Students are required to meet with their advisors in the selection of their courses.

I. GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES Credits

A. FRESHMAN DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR (FDS)* 0-1

B. HUMANITIES 15

COM 119 Interpersonal Communication and Leadership Skills 3
ENG 120 English Composition 3
ENG 201 Research and Applied Writing 3
Additional Humanities Electives 6

C. MATHEMATICS AND/OR SCIENCE 8-10

SCI 100* The Natural World: The Caribbean* 3
and
Two approved science or math courses

D. SOCIAL SCIENCES 6-9

SSC 100* An Introduction to the Social Sciences: A Caribbean Focus* 3
and
Two other courses in the Social Sciences:
Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science,
Psychology or Sociology

TOTAL CREDITS 29-36

*Requirement of the Freshman Year Program for all students ,iiwi ,. ,i r,,1 into the Uni-
versity with fewer than 24 credits.

IL SUMMARY Credits

Freshman Development Seminar 0-1
Humanities 15
Mathematics/Science 8-10
64










Social Sciences


TOTAL 29-36


III. OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Students are required to take 0.5 credit hour in Physical Education for every semester they
are full-time students up to the required two credit hours. PLS 200 may also be used to
meet this requirement.

Also, students must earn at least 30 of the last 36 credits at the University of the Virgin
Islands. This particular requirement may be waived by the Provost only in cases where the
student must complete the final years) of studies in another institution recognized by the
University of the Virgin Islands. Course work more thantenyears old must be reviewed on
a case-by-case basis to determine its appropriateness to the current University course re-
quirements. Appeals should be directed to the Provost. In order to graduate, students must
earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00. This requirement is also
applicable to courses required in their major.

Additionally, students must successfully pass the following examinations:

1. ENGLISH PROFICIENCY EXAMINATION (EPE)
2. COMPUTER LITERACY EXAMINATION (CLE)

Please review entry prerequisites for EPE and CLE on pp. 59-60.

Degree Majors and Programs -A.A. Degree

Students will ordinarily choose an associate degree program because they want to prepare
for employment after only two years of study beyond high school, and because they are
attracted to the work for which the program will train them. The programs are designed to
prepare graduates for positions as technicians, supervisors, and managers in business, in-
dustry, service organizations, and government.

The course requirements for graduation in each of the fields of specialization are outlined
in the pages that follow.

It is to the student's advantage to enter one of these programs in the freshman year. It is
possible for a student to change from a four-year program to a two-year program, but such
a change may delay graduation because of the sequence of basic courses. A student may
change from a two-year program to a four-year program but, again, it may then require
additional time to complete the new program.

Students may choose one of the following associate of arts degree programs.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DIVISION

Accounting St. Croix and St. Thomas campus










Business Management St. Croix and St. Thomas campus
Computer Information Systems St. Croix and St. Thomas campus
Hotel and Restaurant Management St. Thomas campus

EDUCATION DIVISION

Inclusive Early Childhood Education St. Croix and St. Thomas campus

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES DIVISION

Police Science and Administration St. Croix and St. Thomas campus

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DIVISION


Accounting Major

The associate of arts program in accounting is designed to prepare students for careers in
the fields of accounting and financial administration.

In addition to the general education requirements (see pp. 64-65), the following courses are
required:

A. Required courses in Freshman Studies (required for anyone admitted into the program
with fewer than 24 credits):


SCI 100
SSC 100
FDS 100


The Natural World: The Caribbean
An Introduction to the Social Sciences: A Caribbean Focus
Freshman Development Seminar


B. Required courses in Accounting:


ACC 121-122
ACC 221-222
ACC 253
ACC 440


Introduction to Accounting
Intermediate Accounting
Tax Accounting
Cost Accounting


C. Required courses in other fields:


BUS 112
BUS 224
BUS 251*
CIS 101
CIS 210
ECO 221*
ECO 222*
MAT 140
or MAT 143*


Introduction to Business
Business Communication
Business Law
Business Software Applications
Business Information Systems
Introduction to Macro-Economics
Introduction to Micro-Economics
College Algebra with Applications
Precalculus Algebra


Credits
3
3
1


Credits
3-3
3-3
3
3


Credits


and one of the following:










MAT 232* Calculus For Business and Social Sciences
MAT 235* Introductory Statistics with Applications 4

* Partially fulfills the general education requirements.

Business Management Major

The associate of arts degree program in Business Management is designed to prepare the
student for a career in management or small business ownership. It will help the student
understand how businesses are operated and financed. The functions of marketing, selling,
accounting, and advertising are considered. A graduate of this curriculum will be prepared
to enter a variety of business positions.

In addition to the general education requirements (see pp. 64-65), the following courses are
required:

A. Required courses in Freshman Studies (required for anyone admitted into the program
with fewer than 24 credits):
Credits
SCI 100 The Natural World: The Caribbean 3
SSC 100 An Introduction to the Social Sciences: A Caribbean Focus 3
FDS 100 FreshmanDevelopment Seminar 1

B. Required courses in Business Management:
Credits

BUS 112 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 213 Small Business Management 3
BUS 224 Business Communication 3
BUS 231 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 234 Advertising and Promotional Strategy 3
BUS 241 Principles of Management 3
BUS 242 Personnel Management 3
BUS 251* Business Law 3

C. Required courses in other fields:
Credits
ACC 121-122 Introduction to Accounting 3-3
CIS 101 Business Software Applications 3
CIS 210 Business Information Systems 3
ECO 221* Introduction to Macro-Economics 3
ECO 222* Introduction to Micro-Economics 3
MAT 140 College Algebra with Applications
or MAT 143* Precalculus Algebra 4
and one of the following:
MAT 232* Calculus For Business and Social Sciences
MAT 235* Introductory Statistics with Applications 4

* Partially fulfills the general education requirements.











Computer Information Systems Major


The associate of arts degree program in Computer Information Systems is designed to 1)
train students for professional careers in information systems, 2) prepare students for ad-
vanced study, 3) provide opportunities for students in other areas of study which relate to
information systems, and 4) meet the computer information systems needs of the Univer-
sity and the community.

In addition to the general education requirements (see pp. 64-65), the following courses are
required:

A. Required courses in Freshman Studies (required for anyone admitted into the program
with fewer than 24 credits):
Credits
SCI 100 The Natural World: The Caribbean 3
SSC 100 An Introduction to the Social Sciences:
A Caribbean Focus 3
FDS 100 FreshmanDevelopment Seminar 1

B. Required Courses in Computer Information Systems: Credits

CIS 101 Business Software Applications 3
CIS 121 Data Management Concepts 3
CIS 210 Business Information Systems 3
CIS 250 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS 270 Computer Systems Development 3
CIS 280 Systems Development Project 3
CIS 300 Process Design and Evaluation 3
CIS 310 Advanced Business Software Applications 3
CIS 357 Business Information Networks 3
or
CIS 238 Introduction to COBOL Programming 3

C. Required courses in other fields: Credits

BUS 112 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 224 Business Communication 3
BUS 251* Business Law 3
ECO 222* Introduction to Micro-Economics 3
PSY 120* General Psychology 3
MAT 140 College Algebra with Applications
or MAT143* Precalculus Algebra 4
and one of the following:
MAT 232* Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
MAT 235* Introductory Statistics with Applications 4

*Partiallyfulfills the general education requirements.










Hotel and Restaurant Management Major


The associate of arts program in Hotel and Restaurant Management is designed to prepare
the graduate for middle management responsibility in large establishments or for greater
responsibility in smaller enterprises. Students may elect to obtain internationally recog-
nized certificates awarded by the American Hotel and Motel Association through examina-
tion at the completion of selected HRM courses. Graduates will have the basic preparation
needed for positions as stewards, purchasing agents, banquet managers, club managers,
resort managers, front office managers, resident auditors, and food and beverage manag-
ers. It is offered for part-time study only. The program is also designed to serve as an
intermediate step towards acquiring a baccalaureate degree.

In addition to the general education requirements (see pp. 64-65), the following courses are
required:

A. Required courses in Freshman Studies (required for anyone admitted
into the program with fewer than 24 credits):
Credits
SCI 100 The Natural World: The Caribbean 3
SSC 100 An Introduction to the Social Sciences:
A Caribbean Focus 3
FDS 100 FreshmanDevelopment Seminar 1

B. Required courses in Hotel and Restaurant Management: Credits

HRM 132 Fundamentals of Tourism 2
HRM 133 Introduction to Resort Hotel Management 2
HRM 134 Introduction to Restaurant Management 2
HRM 232 Hospitality Services Marketing 3
HRM 233 Hospitality Industry Computer Systems 3
HRM 234 Hospitality Industry Accounting 3
HRM 242 Hospitality Industry Personnel Training Systems 3
HRM 250 Internship 3

C. Required courses in other areas: Credits

ACC 121-122 Introduction to Accounting 3-3
BUS 112 Introduction to Business 3
PSY 120* General Psychology 3

D. The student must choose one of the following concentrations: Credits

ROOMS DIVISION MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION

HRM 243 Front Office Management 3
HRM 244 Housekeeping Management 3










FOOD AND BEVERAGE CON CENTRATION


HRM 245 Food and Beverage Cost Control 3
HRM 246 Bar and Beverage Management 3

*Partiallyfulfills the general education requirements.

OFFICE INFORMATION SYSTEMS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

A four-course certificate program in Office Information Systems is suspended. This pro-
gram provides a foundation in computer concepts and techniques with emphasis on micro-
computer applications. The requirements for this program are detailed in a program bro-
chure that is available from the Office of the Division of Business Administration.

EDUCATION DIVISION


Inclusive Early Childhood Education Major

This program is designed to provide opportunities for early childhood personnel who wish
to develop competencies for entry level positions in inclusive early childhood programs
through participation in an associate degree program. Abroad knowledge of development
and learning across the birth through eight age range is necessary for educators to provide
appropriate curriculum and assessment approaches. As a result, the IECE Program is de-
signed to ensure that students learn about the variability of young children and the adapta-
tions and modifications that can be made to ensure typical developmental and learning
experiences for all children. The program stresses the importance of natural environments,
play support, and the integration of developmental/learning experiences into the curricu-
lum. Students are trained to assume the primary role of facilitators of child development
and learning and parent-child relationships. The IECE Program utilizes principles of adult
learning in its teaching strategies which involves learning by doing, reflecting, analyzing
and synthesizing through structured, as well as, open-ended activities and sharing and in-
teracting with others. Students learn through a combination of coursework, creation of
portfolios, and guided and supervised fieldwork that teach about and demonstrate
inclusionary early childhood educational models and principles.

In addition to the general education requirements (see pp. 64-65), the following courses are
required:
Credits
EDU 108 Early Childhood Development I 3
EDU 109 Inclusive Early Childhood Environments I 3
EDU 113 Early Childhood Development II 3
EDU 114 Inclusive Early Childhood Environments II 3
EDU 214 Family and Community Relationships 3
EDU 215 Guiding Children's Early Behavior 3
EDU 216 Inclusive Early Childhood Curricula 3
EDU 217 Ethical and Legal Issues in Early Childhood Education 3
EDU 218 Supervised Field Experience 3










EDU 219 Promoting Language and Literacy in Early Childhood 3
EDU 220 Seminar in Supervised Field Experience 2

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES DIVISION


Police Science and Administration Major

The associate of arts program in police science and administration is open to all men and
women seeking a comprehensive education for a career in law enforcement or its allied
fields. The program offers a broad liberal arts and science background through the general
education program and required courses in the field of police science and administration. It
offers the transfer student a basis for upper division work and at the same time offers career
preparation at the entrance level.

The nature of modem society requires much more than a technical approach to police
work. The work of administration ofjustice is people work, and the greater the understand-
ing of human behavior by law enforcement and allied fields, the better the service. For this
reason the student who specializes in the field of police science and administration will be
exposed to the behavioral sciences as well as courses in applied technology.

Students who plan to transfer to another four-year institution should make sure they are
following a program that will meet the specific requirements of that school.

The following courses are required and should be taken in the listed year.


FIRST YEAR


PSA 120
PSA 121
PSA 122
PSY 120
PSY 202


SECOND YEAR


PSA 221
PSA 222
PSA 223
PSA 224
PSA 232
BIO 141-142
or MAT 140
and MAT 235
SPA 131-132


Credits


Introduction to Law Enforcement
Administration of Justice
Criminal Law
General Psychology
Lifespan Development


Credits


Contemporary Corrections
Law Enforcement-Community Relations
Juvenile Delinquency/Justice
Security Concepts
Criminal Procedure and Evidence
General Biology I-II
College Algebra With Applications
Introductory Statistics with Applications
Functional Elementary Spanish I-I














To qualify for an associate of science degree, students must successfully complete a mini-
mum of 62 credits (exclusive of physical education) including the general education re-
quirements, the required courses in the major field, and such additional courses as they
may select with the assistance of their faculty advisors to meet the requirements of the
major.

General Education Requirements

The General Education requirements for graduation in the associate of science degree
programs are listed below. Specific guidance about the courses that are available to meet
General Education requirements will be provided to students in advance of registration.
Students are required to meet with their advisors in the selection of their courses.

I. GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES Credits

A. FRESHMAN DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR (FDS)* 0-1

B. HUMANITIES 9

C. MATHEMATICS AND/OR SCIENCE 9-12

SCI 100* The Natural World: The Caribbean** 3

D. SOCIAL SCIENCES 6-9

SSC 100* An Introduction to the Social Sciences:
A Caribbean Focus 3
and
Two other courses in the Social Sciences:
Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science,
Psychology, or Sociology

II. SUMMARY Credits

Freshman Development Seminar 0-1
Humanities 9
Mathematics and/or Science 9-12
Social Sciences 6-9

TOTAL 24-31

III. OTHER REQUIREMENTS
*Requirement of the Freshman Year Program for all students iioii, ,, 6il, g into the Uni-
versity with fewer than 24 credits.
**Nursing students are exempt from this course.










Students are required to take 0.5 credit hour in Physical Education for every semester they
are full-time students up to the required two credit hours. PLS 200 may also be used to
meet this requirement.

Also, students must earn at least 30 of the last 36 credits at the University of the Virgin
Islands. Course work more than ten years old must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to
determine its appropriateness to the current University course requirements. In order to
graduate, students must earn at least two times as many quality points as registered credits
in all their courses as well as in the courses of their major.

Additionally, students must successfully pass the following examinations:

1. ENGLISH PROFICIENCY EXAMINATION (EPE)
2. COMPUTER LITERACY REQUIREMENT (CLE)

Please review entry prerequisites for EPE and CLE on page 59-60.

Degree Majors and Programs -A.S. Degree

NURSING DIVISION

Nursing St. Croix campus

SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS DIVISION

Computer Science St. Croix and St. Thomas campuses
Physics St. Thomas campus

Nursing Major

The associate of science program in nursing is designed to prepare graduates to assess,
plan, implement, manage and evaluate nursing care competently for clients with common
predictable health problems. The program is accredited by the National League for Nurs-
ing Accrediting Commission, 61 Broadway 33rd Floor, New York, New York 10006 (800-
669-1656 ext. 153). In order to enroll in the first course of the clinical nursing sequence,
students must have completed, orbe exempt from, Freshman Studies Courses (MAT 023,
RCA 021/ENG101, WAC11/ENG 100, FDS 100, SSC 100, MAT 024), PSY 120 and the
computer literacy exam. Students must also have completed NUR 100, BIO 151 and BIO
152 with a grade of"C" (2.0) or better, NUR 104 with a grade of A- (90%) or better, and
have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. In order to enroll in clinical courses, students must
submit documentation of current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR- Health
Care Provider) to the Division of Nursing Education. Additionally, documentation of physical
examination and up to date immunization status must be provided to the Campus Nurse.

Applicants to the ASN degree program with a background in health sciences may be able to
successfully challenge NUR 100 and NUR 104 by exam. Failure of either challenge exam after
one attempt requires that students enroll and successfully complete NUR 100 and NUR 104.










In order to enhance student success in the program, two pre-nursing courses are offered.
Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in NUR 011: Basic Science Concepts for Nurs-
ing, prior to entering BIO 151: Human Anatomy and Physiology I, and NUR 021: Strate-
gies for Success in Nursing prior to entering NUR 131/132. These non-degree courses are
designed to equip students with skills needed to be successful in completing the nursing
curriculum.

In order to progress in the clinical nursing sequence, students must achieve at least a "C"
(2.0) grade in all required nursing courses and BIO 240 and maintain a cumulative GPA of
2.0.Nursing students must show satisfactory achievement of clinical objectives, score 90%
or better on the Drug Dosage Calculation exam by the third attempt and earn a grade of
75% or better in theory in order to receive an overall course grade of"C." Nursing courses
may be repeated only once. After successful completion of all prerequisites, a maximum of
two nursing courses many be repeated. Anursing student who earns less than a "C" (2.0) in
Biology 240 (Microbiology) may not continue in the nursing sequence until the deficiency
is made up.

The associate degree in nursing requires 39 semester credits of nursing courses. A total of
72 credits is needed to obtain an associate of science degree in nursing. Prerequisite courses
require at least two semesters of study and the clinical nursing sequence requires four
semesters to complete for full-time students. Students wishing to progress on a part-time
basis may complete the clinical nursing sequence in six semesters as follows:

NUR 131/132 Semester 1
NUR 142 Semester 2
NUR 242 Semester 3
NUR 244 Semester 4
NUR 243 Semester 5
NUR 245/246 Semester 6

In addition, the student must pass the English Proficiency Examination. Upon successful
completion of the associate of science degree, the graduate is eligible to apply to take the
NCLEX-RN Examination for licensure as a registered nurse. In addition to successful
completion of the NCLEX-RN Exam, licensure requirements vary. Students should con-
tact the Board of Nursing in the state or territory in which they plan to practice. Contact
information can be retrieved at the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website:
(http://www.ncsbn.org).

The following courses are required for the associate of science degree in nursing:

A. Required courses in Freshman Studies (required for anyone admitted into the program
with fewer than 24 credits): Credits

SSC 100 An Introduction to the Social Sciences: ACaribbeanFocus 3
FDS 100 FreshmanDevelopment Seminar 1

B. Required courses in the Humanities: Credits

ENG 120 English Composition 3










ENG 201 Research and Applied Writing 3
Humanities elective 3

C. Required courses in the Science and Mathematics Division: Credits

BIO 151-152 HumanAnatomy and Physiology I-II 4-4
BIO 240 Microbiology 4

D. Required courses in the Social Sciences Division: Credits

PSY 120 General Psychology 3
PSY 202 Life Span Development 3

E. PLS 200 Self Management: Wellness and Risk 2

F Required courses in the Nursing Education Division: Credits

NUR 100 Medical Terminology 1
NUR 104 Drug Dosage Calculation 2
NUR 131 Nursing Skill Acquisition 3
NUR 132 Introduction to the Nurse/Client System 4
NUR 142 NCS: Adult I 9
NUR 242 NCS: Adult II 6
NUR 243 NCS: Childbearing Family 4
NUR 244 NCS: Mental Health 4
NUR 245 NCS: Child 4
NUR 246 NCS: Management 2

Students entering the nursing program need to plan for the additional costs involved in
pursuing a career in nursing. The following is an estimate of costs:

Uniform/lab coat, shoes $150.00
Clinical Accessories $50.00
Nursing Textbooks $880.00
NCLEX Application $200.00
VI. Board of Nursing Fee $97.00
Nursing Pin (optional) $43.00 $236.00
HESI Entrance Exam $28.00
HESI Exit Exam $33.00

Computer Science Major

The associate of science degree in computer science is intended to provide a sound founda-
tion in computer science and to develop professional skills in programming and networks.
It is also designed to serve as an intermediate step towards acquiring the baccalaureate
degree in computer science. Depending upon previous educational background, this asso-
ciate degree can be completed in two to three years on either the St. Thomas or St. Croix
campus.










In addition to the general education requirements (see pp. 72-73), the following courses are
required:

A. Required courses in Freshman Studies (required for anyone admitted
into the program with fewer than 24 credits):


The Natural World: The Caribbean
An Introduction to the Social Sciences:
A Caribbean Focus
Freshman Development Seminar


*Partiallyfulfills Social Science Requirements

B. Required Computer Science courses:


CSC 117
CSC 118
CSC 119
CSC 197,198
CSC 239
CSC 240
CSC 241

CSC 242
CSC 243
CSC 250


Introduction to Programming I
Introduction to Programming II
Computer Graphics Applications
Computer Science Seminar
Scientific Computer Applications
Human Computer Interface Design
Introduction to Computer Architecture
and Digital Systems
Data Structures
Digital Communications and Networks
Principles of Operating Systems


C. Required Mathematics courses:


MAT 143*
or MAT 140*
andMAT 142*
or MAT 235*
or MAT 241*
or MAT 233*
or MAT 215*
or MAT 232


Precalculus Algebra
College Algebra with Applications
College Trigonometry
Introductory Statistics with Applications
Introduction to Calculus I and Analytical Geometry
Discrete Mathematics
Introduction to Number Theory
Calculus for Business and Social Science


Credits
3

3
1


Credits

4
4
1
1,1
2
2

4
4
4
3

Credits

4
4
4
4
4
3
3
4


*Partiallyfulfills the general education requirements

D. One of the following Science courses is required: Credits

BIO 141 General Biology I 4
CHE 151 General Chemistry I 5
PHY 211 Introduction to Physics I 4
PHY 241 General Physics I 5

Note: It is recommended that students intending to pursue a baccalaureate degree elect to
take M4T 143: PrecalculusAlgebra, MAT 142: College Trigonometry, M4T241: Intro-


SCI 100
SSC 100*

FDS 100










duction to Calculus 1, and PHY 241: General Physics 1. Some baccalaureate programs
expect students to takeMAT 233: Discrete Mathematics in the lower division. Baccalaure-
ate students should review their academic planning beyond the A.S. degree with their
advisor

Students who do not intend to pursue a baccalaureate degree may wish to take M4T 140:
College Algebra with Applications, A4T 235: Introductory Statistics with Applications,
A4T 233: Discrete Mathematics, and any one of the following courses: PHY 211: Intro-
duction to Physics I, or BIO 141: General Biology I.

E. Required Humanities Courses: Credits

COM 119 Interpersonal Communication and Leadership Skills 3
ENG 120 English Composition 3
ENG 201 Research and Applied Writing 3

F. Two other courses in the Social Sciences from:
Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociol-
ogy

G Physical Education

Full-time students must enroll for 0.5 credit hour of PE. for each full-time semester up to 2
credits, or enroll in Personal Life Skills 200.

H. Passing score on the English Proficiency Examination

I. Passing score on the Computer Literacy Examination

Physics Major

The associate of science program in physics is intended to develop an acute awareness of
our physical environment on a conceptual level through rigorous mathematical manipula-
tion of the fundamental laws of physics and through utilization of the techniques of the
modem physical scientist. It is also designed to serve as an intermediate step towards
acquiring the baccalaureate degree in engineering, physics, or similar science. Depending
upon previous educational background, this associate degree can be completed in two to
three years.

In addition to the general education requirements (see pp. 72-73), the following courses are
required:

A. Required courses in Freshman Studies (required for anyone admitted into the program
with fewer than 24 credits): Credits

SCI 100 The Natural World: The Caribbean 3
SSC 100* An Introduction to the Social Sciences:
A Caribbean Focus 3










Freshman Development Seminar


*Partiallyfulfills the general education requirements in the Social Sciences

B. Required courses in the Science and Mathematics Division:


CHE 151-152
or
BIO 141-142
CSC 117
CSC 333
or MAT 261
MAT 241-242

MAT 341-342
PHY 241-242
PHY 311
or PHY 321
PHY 341
PHY 351


General Chemistry I-II

General Biology I-II
Introduction to Programming I
Programming Languages
Linear Algebra
Introduction to Calculus and
Analytical Geometry I-II
Intermediate Calculus I-II
General Physics I-II
Classical Mechanics
Electromagnetism
Modem Physics
Modem Physics Laboratory


Note: A4T 346: Ditterential Equations is a recommended elective for students who have
space in their programs ofstudy. However depending on their career plans, students may
elect to take engineering drawing, engineering graphics, or other laboratory science courses
to broaden their science base.


Credits


FDS 100













To qualify for an associate in applied science degree, students must successfully complete
a minimum of 62 credits (exclusive of physical education) including the general education
requirements, the required courses in the major field, and such additional courses as they
may select with the assistance of their faculty advisors to meet the requirements of the
major.

General Education Requirements

The minimum General Education requirements in each discipline for graduation in the
associate in applied science degree programs are listed below. Specific guidance about the
courses that are available to meet General Education requirements will be provided to
students in advance of registration. Students are required to meet with their advisors in the
selection of their courses.

I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Credits

A. FRESHMAN DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR (FDS)* 0-1

B. HUMANITIES 9-12

C. MATHEMATICS AND/OR SCIENCE 7-11

D. SOCIAL SCIENCES 3

* Requirement of the Freshman Year Program for all students ii i, ,,l 6 i,,i ,. the Uni-
versity with fewer than 24 credits.

II. SUMMARY Credits

Freshman Development Seminar 0-1
Humanities 9-12
Mathematics and/or Science 7-11
Social Sciences 3

TOTAL 19-27

III. OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Students must earn at least 30 of the last 36 credits at the University of the Virgin Islands.
Course work more than ten years old must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to deter-
mine its appropriateness to the current University course requirements. In order to gradu-
ate, students must earn at least two times as many quality points as registered credits in all
their courses as well as in the courses of their major.

Additionally, students must successfully pass the following examinations:










1. ENGLISH PROFICIENCY EXAMINATION (EPE)
2. COMPUTER LITERACY REQUIREMENT (CLE)


Please review entry requirements for EPE and CLE on pp. 59-60.

Degree Program A.A.S. Degree


SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS DIVISION

PROCESS TECHNOLOGY St. Croix campus

Process Technology

The associate of applied science degree program in Process Technology is a technical
program that will allow students to acquire the necessary skills, concepts, and experiences
to be employed in a variety of positions within the refinery industry. The program blends
essential elements of refinery training with General Education courses needed by refinery
employees such as reading, writing, communication, and mathematics.

In addition, it is a collaborative program designed by the technical and operations manag-
ers of HOVENSA and professors within the Division of Science and Mathematics. The
objectives of this program are to (1) prepare graduates to enter industrial employment, (2)
maintain up-to-date curriculum and industry standards, (3) assist local industries in provid-
ing up-to-date training for their present and future employees, and (4) provide an atmo-
sphere and the facilities to stimulate students toward maximum intellectual growth in tech-
nology.

FIRST YEAR

First Semester Credits

COM 119 Interpersonal Communication and Leadership Skills 3
MAT 140 College Algebra with Applications 4
PRT 101 Introduction to Process Technology 3
PRT 110 Basic Electricity Theory 3
PRT 121 InstrumentationI 3
Total 16

Second Semester Credits

ENG 120 English Composition 3
MAT 235 Introductory Statistics with Applications 4
PRT 122 InstrumentationII 3
PRT 125 Industrial Process 3
PRT 130 Process Technology I- Equipment 3
Total 16




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