Dec 06, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog v2 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog v2

University Policies and Information


Student Information Disclaimer

While every effort has been made to provide accurate and current information, Indiana Tech reserves the right to revise, at any time and without notice, statements in this catalog concerning rules, policies, fees, curricula, courses or other matters. Indiana Tech reserves the right to revise or cancel any course, subject or program at any time because of insufficient registration or other reasons.

Enrollment at Indiana Tech is a privilege. The university reserves the right to revoke this privilege if it determines that such action is in the best interest of the university.

Non-Discrimination Policy and Compliance Statements

It has been the policy of Indiana Tech over a period of years to support measures designed to prevent discrimination against any individual student, faculty member or employee of the university for any reason.

It is the agreement of Indiana Tech with each student that enrollment signifies the student’s acceptance of the rules, regulations and procedures as found in the university catalog and student handbook. If a student cannot agree with these standards, the student is free to leave Indiana Tech. If the student enrolls at Indiana Tech, the university expects compliance with its ideals, standards and regulations. Students are expected to adopt the same non-discriminatory philosophy as the university and any practices of discrimination by a student are subject to disciplinary sanctions under the code for student life.

We admit students without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, or disability to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the university. Indiana Tech does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships, loan programs, athletics or other university administered programs. Indiana Tech will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with a disability so that such individuals can enjoy the same access to services, programs or activities as other non-disabled individuals.

Family Education Rights And Privacy Act (FERPA)
Official Notification Of Rights Under FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are:

*A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

  • The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the university receives a request for access. Students should submit to the registrar written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The registrar will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records can be inspected.
  • The right to request an amendment of the student’s education record that the student believes is inaccurate or misleading. Students may ask the university to amend a record they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the registrar, who is responsible for student records, clearly identifying the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the university decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the university will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
  • The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.* A school official is a person employed by the university in an administrative, supervisory, academic or support staff position; a person or company with whom the university has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.
  • The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failure by the university to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605

Directory Information

FERPA further provides that certain information, designated as “public information” concerning students may be released by the university. Indiana Tech has established the following student information as public or directory information, which may be disclosed by the institution at its discretion:

  • Student name
  • Address**
  • Phone number**
  • Email address
  • Major field of study
  • Current course load/enrollment
  • Dates of attendance
  • Degrees received
  • Graduation date
  • Academic awards received
  • Sports photograph
  • Position, weight and height of athletes

**While addresses and phone numbers are legally considered directory information, Indiana Tech does not release this information on a routine basis. This information is only released to campus officials, law enforcement agencies, student loan lenders, or others who have a legitimate right to the information as determined by the registrar.

Students may request that Indiana Tech withhold the release of directory information by notifying the registrar’s office in writing.

Non-Directory Information

All students are able to complete a Non-Directory Information Release Form. In accordance with FERPA and Indiana Tech policies, the form allows students to grant third party access to parents, guardians, spouse and/or others to their educational and financial records maintained by the admissions office, registrar’s office, business office and financial aid office.

Students may not select subsections of academic records to be released. In other words, a student may not give access to billing information but not to grades. The release form will cover all non-directory information. University officials may choose to not release information without obtaining specific student permission. Release of information is not required by law.

The information on the Non-Directory Information Release Form will be referenced whenever someone contacts the university on a student’s behalf. It informs university staff on whether you want information released and to whom it may be released.

If you decide that you no longer want others to access to your records, complete a new form to cancel the release.

Civil Rights Compliance Statement

ASSURANCE OF COMPLIANCE WITH TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964, SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973, TITLE IX OF THE EDUCATION AMENDMENTS OF 1972 and THE AGE DISCRIMINATION ACT OF 1975

Indiana Tech assures that it will comply with:

  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 200d et seq., which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 794, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicap in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, 20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq., which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.
  • The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 6101 et seq., which prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.
  • All regulations, guidelines and standards lawfully adopted under the above statutes by the U.S. Department of Education.

Indiana Tech also agrees that compliance with this assurance constitutes a condition of continued receipt of federal financial assistance, and that it is binding upon the applicant, its successors, transferees and assignees for the period during which such assistance is provided. Indiana Tech further assures that all contractors, subcontractors, sub grantees or others with whom it arranges to provide services or benefits to its students or employees in connection with its education programs or activities are not discriminating in violation of the above statutes, regulations, guidelines and standards against those students or employees.

Policy Concerning Students With Disabilities

Indiana Tech adheres to the Requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504. No qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the institution’s classes or facilities. Indiana Tech has made reasonable modifications in policies, practices, procedures and/or facilities when such modifications were necessary, to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals. The Disability Services Coordinator has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination and accommodation requirements of these laws.

Indiana Tech celebrates diversity by promoting independence and educational opportunities for persons with disabilities within the institution; promoting positive images of persons with disabilities within our community; and promoting positive educational experiences for faculty, staff and students. The university encourages inclusive education by providing opportunities for accommodations and by facilitating services for persons with disabilities.

Disability does not equate with inability. Our mission is to provide the means for otherwise qualified students to overcome the consequences of their impairment. Our efforts are directed toward enabling students to achieve their academic goals by augmenting their existing strengths and abilities. Our intention is to coordinate the efforts of the students with those of the involved agencies to maintain the highest level of academic achievement and personal independence.

All members of the faculty and staff are required by federal law to be aware of and adhere to the basic policies and procedures pertaining to the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Questions and comments should be directed to the Disability Services Coordinator.

The university will provide auxiliary aids and services* where possible to ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided the same opportunities as our students without disabilities.

If you are in need of auxiliary aids or services, please notify the Disability Services Coordinator. Additionally, if you believe that this policy has been violated by any employee of the university, please contact the Director of Student Success. Complaints will be promptly acknowledged and investigated with the purpose of equitable resolution.

* “Auxiliary aids and services” includes qualified interpreters, note takers, written materials, assistive listening devices, qualified readers, taped texts, audio recordings, large print materials, acquisition or modification of equipment or devices and other similar devices and actions.

Title IX Compliance

It is the policy of Indiana Tech to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which provides that no person on the basis of gender be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Our policies on non-discrimination and sexual misconduct, which is also covered through Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, prohibits sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence against others based on gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. Title IX also prohibits retaliation for asserting claims of sexual discrimination.

Indiana Tech has designated Title IX coordinators listed on the website along with a complaint form to coordinate the university’s compliance with and response to inquiries concerning Title IX. Indiana Tech also provides educational programming designed to inform students about the policy, prevent occurrences, and inspire bystander intervention. These programs range from online resources, in person presentations, print materials, and general publications.

For the most updated information and the full policy on non-discrimination and sexual misconduct including how to file a report, visit the university website at https://safety.indianatech.edu/safety-measures/title-ix-reporting. A person may also file a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights regarding an alleged violation of Title IX by visiting https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html or calling 800.421.3481.

Student Conduct and University Policies

Indiana Tech is dedicated to preparing our students for professional and personal success. The university expects all students, administrators, faculty, and staff to act with integrity while displaying the following principles in actions, words, and appearance on and off campus. To review the University Code of Ethics and all University policies, please visit https://www.indianatech.edu/about/policies.

 

Supplimental Academic Information

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana Tech is dedicated to extending learning beyond traditional borders and engaging a richly diverse student population. Our college promotes innovative learning experiences for all students in career programs, social sciences, humanities, and language arts which will enhance their critical, intellectual and creative skills necessary in our complex world.

Convinced that learning in the liberal arts is essential to developing the whole person, the College of Arts and Sciences seeks to promote critical, intellectual and creative skills. The College of Arts and Sciences will achieve its vision through continually improving the educational experiences of our students. The college offers semester, accelerated, and distance learning courses to accommodate the educational needs of all students. We meet current and evolving demands of life and work beyond the college classroom by engaging in the following efforts:

  • Providing outstanding general education courses integrated with each student’s major
  • Providing an Honors Program to engage students in a variety of academically challenging and imaginative experiences
  • Providing career programs in communication, criminal justice, elementary education, health information technology, health information management, intensive English, physical education, prelaw, psychology, recreation management, recreation and leisure studies and recreation therapy
  • Providing academic minors in coaching and human performance, criminal justice, English, humanities and psychology
  • Engaging in a cycle of college program and policy review as a means of ongoing assessment and continuous improvement
  • Emphasizing integrity and ethical behavior in all work and life decisions
  • Employing and developing faculty who create outstanding new programs, shape curricula, teach and mentor students

College of Business

Indiana Tech’s College of Business is committed to the development of professionals prepared to thrive in the complex business environment. To achieve this commitment, the college provides our students a broad-based undergraduate education built upon specific business knowledge. It offers advanced graduate programs, which include in-depth studies with concentrations in specific areas of business. The programs foster graduates who
are business leaders, lifelong learners, and well-rounded, educated citizens of the world.

Indiana Tech’s College of Business achieves its mission by emphasizing academic excellence and relationship-based education. It maintains relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to meet current and evolving demands of business. These efforts include:

  • General education competencies that are integrated within the business curriculum
  • Emphasis on integrity and ethical behavior in all business and life decisions
  • Ongoing assessment of programs and review of policies to drive continuous improvement
  • Employment and development of faculty who are experts in their fields

The college offers semester and accelerated formats, and utilizes distance learning to extend educational opportunities to students.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE: Our project management program is recognized by the Project Management Institute as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.).

College of Engineering

The fundamental mission of the College of Engineering is to provide the individual student with an educational foundation broad enough to support a lifetime of learning and specific enough to provide the necessary skills for a successful entry into professional life or graduate study in engineering and/or computer science.

The engineer of the future must function in a global marketplace driven by technology and ruled by open competition. The College of Engineering recognizes that its fundamental obligation is to provide an engineering education rooted in solid fundamental knowledge and structured around up-to-date technical skills. However, it must also provide undergraduate students with a liberal and humanistic education to help them acquire an understanding of society and their cultural heritage;
it must provide them with a breadth of knowledge and sensitivity to weigh ethical and moral issues and form values and life goals.

The college offers baccalaureate degrees in six academic areas: biomedical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, energy engineering, mechanical engineering and industrial and manufacturing engineering. Students in each program are provided with a solid foundation in the basic sciences and mathematics. In order to furnish breadth to the technical education of the students, supporting courses in communications, humanities and social sciences are included in all the engineering and computer science programs. The use of computers is emphasized throughout all the academic offerings.

The college encourages lifelong learning among the faculty as a means of supporting the teaching commitments of the university. The engineering faculty members at Indiana Tech are particularly dedicated to the educational process, in which teaching is of primary importance. All courses in the college are taught by experienced and professional faculty, some of whom are local practicing engineers.

School of Computer Sciences

Indiana Tech has the programs to help you push the boundaries of computer science. Our degrees are designed as intense programs to prepare you for the challenges of this constantly changing and competitive field. Our faculty works hard to make the course work valuable by keeping it up-to-date with the knowledge and skills that are important to business and industry. Course work is supported by modern labs and up-to-date software. Faculty also specialize in individual attention to ensure that you get the education you need and want.

Whichever of the computer sciences degrees you choose, know that you will get a well-rounded education that also includes English, humanities and social science. Upon graduation you’ll be well-prepared to enter the workforce with the technical skills and practical experience to be successful or go to graduate school.

Indiana Tech Locations

Main Campus

1600 E. Washington Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46803
260.422.5561

Regional Locations

Bowling Green

360 East 8th Ave., Suite 320
Bowling Green, KY
270.715.1161

Elkhart

881 Parkway Ave., Suite 100
Elkhart, IN 46516
574.296.7075

Evansville

900 Tutor Lane, Suite 107
Evansville, IN 47715
812.909.3634

Fishers

10765 Lantern Road, Suite 100
Fishers, IN 46038
317.863.3450

Greenwood

1499 Windhorst Way, Suite 200
Greenwood, IN 46143
317.807.0077

Huntington

2809 Commercial Road
Huntington, IN 46750
260.359.8324

Indianapolis

3500 DePauw Blvd., Pyramid 3010
Indianapolis, IN 46268
317.466.2121

Jeffersonville

4500 Town Center Blvd. Suite 101
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
812.283.8001

Kendallville

Impact Institute
1607 E. Dowling Street
Kendallville, IN 46755
888.349.0250 x.254

Lafayette

823 Park East Blvd. Suite D
Lafayette, IN 47905
765.838.0641

Logansport

1 Ivy Tech Way
Logansport, IN 46947
574.398.6121

Louisville

11861 Commonwealth Dr.
Louisville, KY 40299
502.708.2364

Mishawaka

4215 Edison Lakes Pkwy., Suite 150
Mishawaka, IN 46545
574.232.8324

Munster

9245 Calumet Ave., Suite 201
Munster, IN 46321
219.836.1910

Northern Kentucky

809 Wright Summit Pkwy
Fort. Wright, KY 41011
859.916.5884

Warsaw

2928 Frontage Rd.
Warsaw, IN 46580
574.268.9707

Wilmette

116 Skokie Blvd.
Wilmette, IL 60091
847.920.5499