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Higher Education Opportunity Act – 2008

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) was signed into law on August 14. The law was designed to empower students and their families to make informed decisions with respect to higher education. This webpage was created in order to fulfill the new consumer information requirements outlined in the HEOA.

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/highered/leg/hea08/index.html 


Institutional and Professional Accreditation

Western Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  The following links can be used to find accreditation information.   

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/academicaffairs/accreditations.php

Accreditation Complaints-FAQ

www.sacscoc.org/FAQsanswers.asp

Complaint Form

www.sacscoc.org/pdf/081705/complaint%20form.pdf

Complaint Procedures

www.sacscoc.org/pdf/081705/complaintpolicy.pdf


Academic Improvement Plan (QEP)

Western Kentucky University is intent on maintaining its position as a leading university. In order to achieve this goal, 澳门银银河官方手机版下载 has developed an academic improvement plan designed to raise student communication skills thereby making them more marketable upon graduation.

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/academicaffairs/qep/evidenceargument.php


Private Loans

Private loans that are available for students.

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/financialaid/types/loans.php


Campus Activities

Student Activities and Organizational Homepage

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/sao/index.php 

A list of co-curricular actives that 澳门银银河官方手机版下载 students can take part in.

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/sao/


Campus Map

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/campusmap.php


Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics

As part of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 and the Kentucky Postsecondary Education Campus Security (Minger) Act of 2000 Western Kentucky makes crime and fire information available to the public.

http://premierdesignsblog.com/police/clerymingerreport.php

Annual Fire Safety Report

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/police/documents/2017annualcampussafetyandsecurityreport.pdf 

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/ehs/fire/

Minger Act

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/police/mingeract.php 

Missing Person Policy

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/police/clerymingerreport.php


Career Services

In an effort to better serve students after graduation, 澳门银银河官方手机版下载’s Career Services offers many services to help students obtain meaningful employment after graduation.

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/career/services/


Catalogue of Courses & Programs

Graduate Catalogue

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/graduate/prospective_students/catalog.php

Undergraduate Catalogue

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/undergraduatecatalog/


Code of Conduct and Related Policies

The 澳门银银河官方手机版下载 Student Code of Conduct was designed to help students achieve their personal and professional goals. 

http://premierdesignsblog.com/studentconduct/student-code-of-conduct.php


College Navigator

The College Navigator was designed to provide user-friendly interface for prospective students to research potential institutes of higher education.

http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/


Complaints/Grievance Processes

Academic Freedom

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/studentconduct/first_amendment_and_academic_freedom.php

Conflict of interest

myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/compliance/documents/conflict_interest_policy.pdf

Conflict of Interest Annual Report

myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/sponsoredprograms/documents/wku_fcoi_form.doc     

Complaint Policy for Distance Learners

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/online/srp/studentcomplaint.php

Complaint Policy for Faculty (p.50)

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/academicaffairs/documents/master-wku-faculty-handbook-22nd-edition.pdf

Discrimination and Harassment Policy

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/policies/docs/index.php?policy=251

Human Subjects IRB Complaint

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/compliance/contactus.php

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education - Consumer Complaints

http://cpe.ky.gov/campuses/consumer_complaint.html 

Students Disability Resources

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/sarc/

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/online/srp/studentcomplaint.php

Student Grievance Contact Information for Individual States

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/online/srp/state_directory.php

Sexual Harassment

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/policies/docs/index.php?policy=182

Student Ombudsman

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/academicaffairs/student_ombuds.php

澳门银银河官方手机版下载 Police Complaint

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/studentconduct/complainantrights.php

http://www.bgky.org/citizen-resource-guide


Constitution Day

Constitution Day (September 17) commemorates the signing of the US Constitution on September 17, 1787.  In order to strengthen student understanding and appreciation for the Constitution 澳门银银河官方手机版下载 will host several programs designed to showcase the university’s commitment to creating an informed citizenry.

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/library/dlps/gov_law/constitution.php


Copyright Policy

澳门银银河官方手机版下载’s policy on copyright infringement, including peer-to-peer file sharing and plagiarism. 

General Copyright

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/it/security/heoanotice.php

http://premierdesignsblog.com/handbook/handbook_acceptable_use_policy.docx

Peer to Peer File Sharing

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/it/security/filesharing/consequences.php

Plagiarism

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/csa/policies/plagiarism.php

Student Publications

http://training.wkuheraldprojects.com/index.php/policy-manual/ 


Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance is an estimate of the total cost, including tuition, room and board, and other expenses (such as transportation) perspective students may incur as a result of one year of attendance.  It is designed to give students a more realistic understanding of the total cost of attendance. 

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/financialaid/costinfo/calculator.php


Deadly Weapons Policy (2012)       

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/emergency/documents/weapons_policy_7-27-12.pdf


Description of Academic Programs

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/majors/

http://catalog.premierdesignsblog.com/graduate/programsoffered/ 


Disability Resource Center

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/sarc/


Diversity

Western Kentucky University strives to be a leading university with international reach.  As part of its mission statement to “prepare students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society,” Western Kentucky University is devoted to supporting diversity on campus. 

Demographic Information

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/instres/publications.php

Diversity Statement

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/diversity/

Nondiscrimination Policy

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/eeo/nondisc.php


Drug Abuse Policy

Staff

http://premierdesignsblog.com/policies/docs/152.pdf

Student

http://premierdesignsblog.com/studentconduct/studentdrugcode.php


Drug Abuse Prevention

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/hr/safety/preventionresources.php


Faculty

Staff Classification

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/hr/compensation/index.php


FERPA Policy

Outlines the legal rights to privacy for students with respect to health and education records kept within the university.

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/registrar/ferpa_students.php


Financial Aid

Financial Aid Homepage

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/financialaid/

Staff Directory

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/financialaid/staff/index.php


Gainful Employment Policy

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/financialaid/certificates.php


Graduation Rate

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/registrar/notification_of_rights.php

http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?s=KY&l=94&pg=2&id=157951


Handbook

Student

http://premierdesignsblog.com/handbook

Employee/Staff Emergency

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/emergency/ 


Information for Veterans and their Families

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/veterans/

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/sva/#


Net Price Calculator

An additional tool for students to estimate the total price of attendance.

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/financialaid/costinfo/calculator.php 


Open Records Request

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/policies/documents/02030_open_records.pdf


Pell Grants

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/financialaid/types/grants.php 


Private Loans

Private loans that are available for students.

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/financialaid/types/loans.php


Refund Policy

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/bursar/refund_policy.php


Registration Guide

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/registrar/


Retention Rate

http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?s=KY&l=94&pg=2&id=157951etention


Rights and Responsibilities of Aid Recipients

Loan Cancellation/Deferment

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/financialaid/types/loans.php

Satisfactory Academic Progress

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/financialaid/eligibility/sap.php

Student Employment

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/financialaid/studentemployment/

Student Loan Entrance/Exit Counseling

http://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action


State Regulations

http://distancelearning.premierdesignsblog.com/state_authorization/


Student Handbook

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/handbook/


Textbook Information

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/wkustore/index.php


Title IX

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/titleix/


Transfer Student Services

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/ace/transfer.php


Withdrawal Financial Aid Policy

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/financialaid/eligibility/enroll-req.php


Withdrawal Procedures

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/registrar/withdrawal.php


Vaccination Policy

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/healthservices/clinical-services/immunizations-vaccines.php


Voter Registration

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/sga/initiatives/voterregistration.php

http://myjohndeere.premierdesignsblog.com/financialaid/basics/voter-registration.php

Appeal Reconsideration Form

Complete this form if you wish to have an appeal with the Department of Student Financial Assistance reconsidered, or otherwise wish to register a complaint related to your federal financial assistance.  

 
Certificates

View a list of certificate programs that are considered eligible for federal financial aid purposes. Such programs meet the definition of “gainful employment” programs per federal regulations and are therefore subject to the Gainful Employment Disclosure requirements.

 

Return to Title IV

Find more information about the Withdrawal and Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4) Policy.

 

 

 


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 Last Modified 7/12/21