Oct 31, 2020  
2011-2012 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2011-2012 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Services



 

Web Address: www.apsu.edu/student_affairs/; www.apsu.edu/Registrar/

AP OneStop

Students may apply, register, pay fees, obtain grades, order student transcripts, and obtain information on admissions, financial aid, veteran services, housing, and testing by accessing AP One Stop at http://onestop.apsu.edu.

Extended and Distance Education

Distance Education enables the University to reach beyond the traditional campus via online, two-way interactive video and off-campus on-site courses. Graduate online courses are offered each term with the number of offerings increasing each term. APSU also is a participant in the Tennessee Board of Regents Online Degree Program (RODP) and the Army online initiative.

Information about the schedule and locations of distance education classes may be obtained by calling the Distance Education Office at (931) 221-1014, visiting the website at www.apsu.edu/online/ or by referring to the Schedule of Classes each term.

Regents Online Degree Program (RODP)

Location: McReynolds Bldg. 109
Phone: 931-221-1373
E-mail: rodp@apsu.edu
Website: www.apsu.edu/online

Tennessee Board of Regents colleges, universities, and technology centers offer the Regents Online Degree Programs (RODP). APSU is one of six TBR universities that delivers and awards the noted master’s degrees. Courses completed in the Regents Online Degree Programs are entirely online and transferable among all the participating institutions.

These degrees and courses will be offered in an interactive, asynchronous format. That means classes can be accessed any time of the day from anywhere via the internet. Advising, library services, student support, and other forms of student assistance also will be available online. Students have technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Felix G. Woodward Library

The Felix G. Woodward Library offers a print collection numbering 400,000 and an electronic collection that includes 9,000 full-text periodicals, 43,000 e-books, 4,700 audio visuals and 663,000 microforms. On-site and remote access to numerous Internet and other electronic resources and databases is readily available to students.

Book and Supply Store

Web site: www.apsubookstore.com

The APSU Book and Supply Store provides the books and materials needed as part of the educational process for students. Items available include textbooks (new and used), supplies such as notebooks and folders, APSU gift items (sweatshirts, T-shirts, baseball caps, class rings and various APSU logo items), and graduation regalia. The Book and Supply Store is located in the Catherine Evans Harvill Building and can be reached at 931-221-7655.

Child Learning Center

The Child Learning Center (CLC), a department of the Division of Student Affairs, serves children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years in the preschool program. Children of APSU students, staff, and faculty, as well as alumni and members of the community who meet the age requirements are eligible to attend. The Child Learning Center is located in the Sexton Building on Eighth Street, an easily accessible part of the campus. The trained and caring staff takes pride in the facility and in the developmentally appropriate curriculum. Call 931-221-6234, Monday through Friday, during regular business hours for more information.

Career Services

Career Services is located in the Morgan University Center, Room 112.  The center assists students in each stage of the career development process; services include career exploration, writing a resume and/or cover letter and enhancing interviewing skills.  Career Services posts current full- and part-time job openings and sponsors on-campus recruiting.  Call 931-221-6544 or visit the website at www.apsu.edu/careers for more information.

Testing Center

The Testing Center is located in the Ellington Building, Room 202. The center administers the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) and also proctors exams for courses taken through other universities.  Registration information for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), PRAXIS exams for teacher certification and licensing, and the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is available at the center.  For more information or to schedule a testing session, call 931-221-6269.

Student Counseling Services

The Office of Student Counseling Services is located in Ellington Building, Room 202. Services are provided to promote student learning through cultural, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual development. Personal counseling sessions may be scheduled fora variety of issues which include adjustment to college, marriage preparation, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress management, low self-esteem, alcohol and drug abuse, grief and sexuality. The primary counseling staff is made up of licensed professionals. Services are provided to students at no additional cost. Students may call 931-221-6162 for an appointment.

Govs I.D. Card

The Govs Card is the official identification card for every student, faculty and staff member at APSU. It offers a convenient, easy and safe way to make purchases and utilize campus services. The card can also be used as a library card, meal plan card, meal money (Gov Bucks), admittance to athletic events and other campus activities, access to residence halls and the student recreation center, in vending machines, and as a US Bank ATM/Debit Card. Information about the Govs I.D. Card is available at the Morgan University Center room 207, or by calling 931-221-6617.

Health Services

The University provides health services guided by standards set by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and American College Health Association. The A.R. Boyd Health Services is an outpatient clinic on the campus, with either a Board Certified Family Practice Physician or Board Certified Family/Adult Nurse Practitioner on site. Services are provided for APSU students, staff, and faculty. Students are assessed a health service fee each semester enrolled. Staff and faculty seeking services through the clinic are required to pay a visit co-pay. Minor illnesses may be treated in the clinic without additional expense except for medications, certain procedures/exams, and laboratory tests. Major illnesses are referred to the patient’s family doctor or to the staff of consultants and specialists at Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, an institution approved by the American Hospital Association. Medical care or related services obtained off campus is at the patient’s expense. Services available at Boyd Health Services include visits with medical staff for illness and/or injury, gynecology and family planning services, well-patient physical examinations, allergy injections, immunizations and tuberculin testing, laboratory and phlebotomy services, and health education.

No medical services will be provided until a medical history is completed, signed, and filed. In addition to this initial record, the University and Boyd Health Services reserves the right to require additional examinations and/or immunizations during any time the student is enrolled at the University.

Service may be denied to patients who are non-compliant with recommended treatment plan or for whose illness is outside the scope of clinic services.

Public Safety – Campus Police

The APSU Campus Police station is open and staffed 24 hours a day, and is located in the Shasteen Building. Officers patrol the campus by automobile, bicycle, and on foot. The cadre of police officers attends a state police academy and are otherwise certified and trained to state standards.

The jurisdictional area extends to all facilities owned, operated, and leased by the Board of Regents, as well as public roads and right-of-ways contiguous to that property. They are armed and empowered with the same arrest authority as city and county officers. Campus officers work closely with local and state police and emergency officials, and share a common radio network. Police officers are augmented on campus by security officers and by the Student Patrol, which assist in parking and traffic control and in security during special events, and provide a security escort service for students during evening hours. Other crime prevention programs run throughout the year, including crime prevention briefings and a program for recording and engraving serial numbers on valuable items of property. Public Safety is also responsible for coordinating homeland security efforts and APSU’s Emergency Preparedness Plan. For more information, contact Campus Police at 931-221-7786. For emergencies and only while on campus, dial 4848.

Sickness and Accident Insurance

The University has contracted to provide, on a voluntary basis, sickness and accident insurance. The plan, including hospital and accident benefits, is available to full-time and part-time students and their family members at a reasonable cost. Students may obtain more information about this plan at Boyd Health Services in Ellington Student Services Building or at Student Affairs in the Morgan University Center, Room 206. Students are strongly encouraged to have comprehensive health insurance during their time of enrollment at the University.

Students with Disabilities

APSU welcomes students with disabilities and is committed to meeting their needs. Major renovations in the form of ramps and elevators have been made to classroom buildings, the library, and administrative buildings. Some specially adapted housing units are available for students with curb cuts, ramps, etc. Parking for students with disabilities is provided at strategic locations throughout the campus. APSU’s commitment to and concern for students with disabilities is further evidenced by a permanent committee designated as the Committee for Persons with Disabilities, whose objectives are to:

  1. Develop policies related to the services and activities on campus for students, faculty, and staff with disabilities;
  2. Monitor questions relative to procedures and access; and
  3. Make recommendations directly to the President.

This committee, in addition to other University personnel, works closely with state agencies which have programs to help students overcome difficulties they may encounter on campus as a result of their disabilities. Students with ambulatory disabilities are encouraged to visit the campus prior to enrollment and assess the physical environment for accessibility. Potential or currently enrolled students with disabilities are required to provide current documentation to substantiate a need for appropriate accommodations. For more information, students should contact the Office of Disability Services at 931-221-6230 Voice or 931-221-6278 TTY.

Traffic and Parking Regulations

Students who desire to park and/or drive vehicles on the APSU campus are required to register with the Office of Public Safety in the Shasteen Building. All vehicles must display a proper parking decal and must be operated in accordance with state laws and University Traffic and Parking Regulations, distributed by the Office of Public Safety.

Morgan University Center

TThe Morgan University Center is the center of campus life at Austin Peay. The Center is the home to the University’s food service operations, featuring the cafeteria and food court. In addition, the following offices are located in the facility: Student Affairs, University Facilities, Student Life and Leadership, Career and Advisement Center, Disability Services, Career Services, Student Publications (The All State student newspaper and the Monacle Yearbook), Student Government Association, Hispanic Cultural Center and the Military Student Center. Besides the offices listed, the Morgan University Center includes a coffee shop and meeting rooms. In the Morgan University Center you will find regular events and programs scheduled throughout the day, as well as a location to relax and refresh from your academic studies.

University Housing

Web Address: www.apsu.edu/housing/

The University believes that life in campus housing provides students with an essential part of the educational experience. Living in a residence hall/apartment affords students opportunities for involvement in learning communities, campus activities, shared responsibilities and community experiences.

The University has accommodations for approximately 1,500 students. Single students are housed in residence halls, generally two to a room, or Meacham Apartments and Hand Village, four to an apartment, under the supervision of professional and student staff.  One-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments are available for married students, single parents with dependent children, or single students age 21 or older with no dependents.

All resident students must provide their own bed linens, towels, telephones and other personal accessories. Students are responsible for the care and cleaning of their rooms. Laundry facilities are available in all residence halls/apartments. Internet, cable, in-house movie/information channel, and local telephone service are provided. All residences are smoke free.

Application for University Housing should be made online at www.apsu.edu/housing. Housing contracts are for the full academic year (fall and spring semesters) and renewed annually. Please refer to Housing Licensing Agreement for fee adjustment policies and deadlines.