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    Jan 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Student Services


For Day Students

Office of Student Success

The Office of Student Sucess (OSS) department provides comprehensive services that support Indiana Tech students’ academic achievement from the point of their admission through degree completion. Among the services offered are: tutoring programs and academic skills development, support for students with disabilities and academic coaching. A personal academic coach is assigned to each student according to their major. 

Academic coaches work in conjunction with program faculty advisors to assist students in making decisions about major areas of study.  In addition, academic coaches may assist with the following:

  • Campus resources
  • Time management
  • Prioritization of tasks
  • Life balance
  • Stress management
  • Study skills
  • Primary learning preferences

Tutoring

Indiana Tech provides peer to peer tutoring in a variety of subject  at no cost to registered students. Students using the tutoring services are encouraged to bring their books, notes, and laptops (if needed) to their tutoring appointments. Students are invited to study in the tutoring center and if they need study strategy assistance, a staff member is available to assist them. Tutoring is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday 3 to 9 p.m. The tutoring center is located in the Office of Student Success in the Andorfer Commons.

Select classes have peer tutors embedded into them who work in close concert with faculty to develop supplemental instruction and study sessions.

Library Services

The McMillen Library is located in the west wing of the Academic Center. The two-story facility includes a main reading room, library offices and technically enhanced spaces for collaborative learning. It is named after Dale W. McMillen, who donated the first library building on the campus in 1962. McMillen Library provides convenient access to resources for faculty/ student instruction and research. The library contains about 15,000 books, media and periodicals supporting the academic programs. Access to electronic books, databases and subject guides is provided. The Ray E. Broshar Career Resource Center is also housed in the library. Open seven days a week, professional librarians and paraprofessional staff are available to assist people at each stage of research via email, phone or in-person.

Career Services

The Career Center prepares students and alumni for professional and personal success by providing advising, programs and activities related to self-assessment, career exploration and job search preparation. Services include personal skills/interest inventory assessment and counseling, career exploration, internships, professional development guidance, job fairs, etiquette training, networking events and an on-campus interviewing program. Employment opportunities are posted for full-time, internship, part-time and summer job openings.

The Career Center provides extensive guidance and assistance in job search strategies and resources, resume preparation, interviewing skills, mock interviews and assessing job offers. Guiding students in appropriate professional business practices is an underlying theme for all Career Center services and is designed to provide a foundation for lifelong career strategy skills.

Visit CareerCenter.IndianaTech.edu, call 800.937.2448, ext. 2217, or email CareerCenter@IndianaTech.edu.

Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services (ITS) is responsible for computers, printers/copiers, phones, wired/wireless networks, and classroom technology at all Indiana Tech sites. Your student network account is administered and maintained through this service area. For the most current availability of services provided at Indiana Tech, please visit ITS.IndianaTech.edu.

For assistance with technology matters, please contact the ST@T Help Desk at 260.399.2858 or 800.937.2448 ext. 2369.

LetMeIn

Indiana Tech’s Let Me In application provides a dual purpose: Password/Passphrase Self-Service and Single Sign-On (SSO) functions. The password/passphrase self-service (letmein.IndianaTech.edu) provides a convenient means to change your password, unlock your Indiana Tech network account, or reset your password/passphrase.  After enrolling your account and providing information about a cell phone and even an alternate email address, this service is available to assist.  To switch to the 1-Click Application (SSO) portal, click Go to 1-Click Apps toward the top-right of the page.

The Single Sign-On (SSO) portal (letmein.IndianaTech.edu/sso) is a centralized location to gain access to web applications used across Indiana Tech without the need to enter a username/passphrase multiple times.  Once authenticated into Let Me In, the 1-Click App portal provides single click access to other applications without additional login screens (if you have access to those applications).  For even more convenience, if you are logged into an Indiana Tech computer an initial login to Let Me In is not required since you have already logging into the computer.  To switch to the Indiana Tech Password/Passphrase Self-Service, click Manage your Account Settings toward the top-right of the page.

Indiana Tech’s Office 365 Services

Indiana Tech provides software and cloud-based services to all students through a Microsoft Office 365 subscription. This subscription provides services which may be useful across all facets of your academic career. Please review the summary of services below to see how they can assist with your academic success at Indiana Tech.

  • Email/Calendar/Contacts: If you have ever used Outlook, this will look very familiar. Nearly all the same functions are available, including being able to schedule meetings with other students for projects, keeping a list of your contacts and keeping your personal and class schedules readily available in one place. Of course, all these items will synchronize with smartphones, iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices.
  • Cloud Storage (OneDrive): OneDrive is a file hosting service providing the ability to upload files to cloud storage and then access them from a web browser or a local device with synchronization. In addition, this product allows users to keep the files private, share them with contacts, or make the files publicly available.
  • Microsoft Office Online: These are online companions to Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel and OneNote. It provides a smart way to get work done outside of class with basic functionality available in the above products. Even better, with office web apps and OneDrive working together, you can work collaboratively with group projects since you can share these documents with classmates.
  • Microsoft Office ProPlus: This is the full office suite of software available to all students who are in a class at Indiana Tech. Once your Indiana Tech account is available, log into the Microsoft Office 365 website, download, and install the software on your personal computer. With the current licensing plan, students can install Microsoft Office on up to five computers. Licenses expire upon graduation or when classes are no longer active.

Campus Acceptable Use Computing Policy

Access to Indiana Tech’s computer systems and network is a privilege and not a right. As such, access to the network and computers owned or operated by Indiana Tech imposes certain responsibilities and obligations and is granted subject to university policies, along with local, state and federal laws. Acceptable use is always ethical, reflects academic honesty and shows restraint in the consumption of shared resources. It demonstrates respect for intellectual property, ownership of data, system security mechanisms, an individuals’ rights to privacy and to freedom from intimidation and harassment.

Guidelines

In making acceptable use of resources you must:

  • Use resources only for authorized purposes.
  • Protect your user ID and personal computer from unauthorized use. You are responsible for activities performed using your Indiana Tech user ID or that which originates from your personal computer.
  • Access only information that is your own, publicly available, or to which you have been given authorized access.
  • Use only legal versions of copyrighted software in compliance with vendor license requirements.
  • Use only legally obtained versions of songs or movies downloaded or viewed from the internal network or internet.
  • Be considerate in your use of shared resources. Refrain from monopolizing systems, overloading networks with excessive data, degrading services, or wasting computer time, connect time, disk space, printer paper, manuals, or other resources.

In making acceptable use of resources you must not:

  • Use another person’s computer, user ID, password, files, or data without permission.
  • Use computer programs to decode passwords or access control information.
  • Attempt to circumvent or subvert computer or network security measures.
  • Engage in any activity that might be purposefully harmful to systems or to any information stored thereon, such as creating or propagating viruses, disrupting services, damaging files, or making unauthorized modifications to university data.
  • Use university systems for commercial or partisan political purposes such as using email to circulate advertising for products or for political candidates.
  • Use university computers to engage in behavior which could be perceived as hostile or harassing to others.
  • Make or use illegal copies of copyrighted materials or software, store such copies on university systems, or transmit them over university networks, including peer-to-peer file sharing services.
  • Use mail or messaging services to harass or intimidate another person, for example, by broadcasting unsolicited messages, by repeatedly sending unwanted mail, or by using someone else’s name or user ID.
  • Waste computing resources or network resources, for example, by intentionally placing a program in an endless loop, printing excessive amounts of paper, or by sending chain letters of unsolicited mass mailings.
  • Use the university’s systems or networks for personal gain; for example, by selling access to your user ID or to university systems or networks, or by performing work for profit with university resources in a manner not authorized by the university.
  • Engage in any other activity that does not comply with the General Principles presented above.

Disciplinary Actions-Peer-to-Peer File Sharing of Copyrighted Works

The use of peer-to-peer programs to share copyrighted files is an illegal activity which Indiana Tech takes seriously. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) take it seriously as well, and they continue to monitor and track down users who illegally download copyrighted works. Every year, notices are received detailing who has downloaded copyrighted works illegally from our campuses. Legal proceedings initiated by the RIAA or MPAA may occur at any time against the individuals participating in this illegal activity. Please be aware that links to legitimate download sites are available from Indiana Tech’s Digital Copyright Compliance statement found on IT Services site at ITS.IndianaTech.edu. The following disciplinary actions will be taken by the university to deal with these notices:

First Offense

  • Immediate suspension of network connectivity from the public network (residential/wireless)*
  • Meeting with the director of housing or student life official
  • Removal of the file sharing application from the computer
  • Assessed fee of $25 added to the student account

*Network access can be reinstituted upon approval from the director of student life and removal of the file sharing application

Second Offense

  • Suspension of network connectivity from the public network for a period of three months
  • Meeting with the director of housing or student life official
  • Removal of the file sharing application
  • Assessed fee of $50 added to the student account

Third Offense

  • Suspension of network connectivity from the public network for nine months
  • Meeting with the director of housing or student life official
  • Removal of the file sharing application
  • Disciplinary referral to the Student Conduct Committee
  • Assessed fee of $75 added to the student account

Enforcement

The university considers any violation of acceptable use principles or guidelines to be a serious offense and reserves the right to copy and examine any files or information resident on university systems or systems attached to the university network allegedly related to unacceptable use, and to protect its network from systems and events that threaten or degrade operations. Violators are subject to disciplinary action as prescribed in this student handbook. Offenders also may be prosecuted under laws including (but not limited to) the Communications Act of 1934 (amended), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, The Computer Virus Eradication Act of 1989, Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

Information disclaimer

Individuals using computer systems owned by Indiana Tech do so subject to applicable laws and university policies. Indiana Tech disclaims any responsibility and/or warranties for information and materials residing on non-university systems or available over publicly accessible networks. Such materials do not necessarily reflect the attitudes, opinions, or values of Indiana Tech, its faculty, staff, or students. These guidelines should not be construed as a limit on any individual’s right under the Constitution of the United States.

For CPS (Evening and Online) Students

Warrior Information Network

The Warrior Information Network consolidates administrative services into one convenient resource. A phone call to 888.832.4742 will take care of most of your needs at the university, including:

  • Registrations
  • Class withdrawals
  • Tuition payments
  • Updates of personal information (name, address, e-mail, shipping address, etc.)
  • General financial aid information

There are three ways to contact the WIN:

  • E-mail: WIN@IndianaTech.edu
  • Telephone: 888.832.4742, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday and Tuesday; 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday; and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, with the exception of holidays
  • Fax: 260.424.4831 or toll-free 888.832.4844

Career Services

The Career Center prepares students and alumni for professional and personal success by providing advising, programs and activities related to self-assessment, career exploration and job search preparation. Services include personal skills/interest inventory assessment and counseling, career exploration, internships, professional development guidance, job fairs, etiquette training, networking events and an on-campus interviewing program. Employment opportunities are posted for full-time, internship, part-time and summer job openings.

The Career Center provides extensive guidance and assistance in job search strategies and resources, resume preparation, interviewing skills, mock interviews and assessing job offers. Guiding students in appropriate professional business practices is an underlying theme for all Career Center services and is designed to provide a foundation for lifelong career strategy skills.

Visit careercenter.IndianaTech.edu, call 800.937.2448, ext. 2217, or email careercenter@IndianaTech.edu.

Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services (ITS) is responsible for computers, printers/copiers, phones, wired/wireless networks, and classroom technology at all Indiana Tech sites. Your student network account is administered and maintained through this service area. For the most current availability of services provided at Indiana Tech, please visit ITS.IndianaTech.edu.

For assistance with technology matters, please contact the ST@T Help Desk at 260.399.2858 or 800.937.2448 ext. 2369.

LetMeIn

Indiana Tech’s Let Me In application provides a dual purpose: Password/Passphrase Self-Service and Single Sign-On (SSO) functions. The password/passphrase self-service (letmein.IndianaTech.edu) provides a convenient means to change your password, unlock your Indiana Tech network account, or reset your password/passphrase.  After enrolling your account and providing information about a cell phone and even an alternate email address, this service is available to assist.  To switch to the 1-Click Application (SSO) portal, click Go to 1-Click Apps toward the top-right of the page.

The Single Sign-On (SSO) portal (letmein.IndianaTech.edu/sso) is a centralized location to gain access to web applications used across Indiana Tech without the need to enter a username/passphrase multiple times.  Once authenticated into Let Me In, the 1-Click App portal provides single click access to other applications without additional login screens (if you have access to those applications).  For even more convenience, if you are logged into an Indiana Tech computer an initial login to Let Me In is not required since you have already logging into the computer.  To switch to the Indiana Tech Password/Passphrase Self-Service, click Manage your Account Settings toward the top-right of the page.

Indiana Tech’s Office 365 Services

Indiana Tech provides software and cloud-based services to all students through a Microsoft Office 365 subscription. This subscription provides services which may be useful across all facets of your academic career. Please review the summary of services below to see how they can assist with your academic success at Indiana Tech.

  • Email/Calendar/Contacts: If you have ever used Outlook, this will look very familiar. Nearly all the same functions are available, including being able to schedule meetings with other students for projects, keeping a list of your contacts and keeping your personal and class schedules readily available in one place. Of course, all these items will synchronize with smartphones, iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices.
  • Cloud Storage (OneDrive): OneDrive is a file hosting service providing the ability to upload files to cloud storage and then access them from a web browser or a local device with synchronization. In addition, this product allows users to keep the files private, share them with contacts, or make the files publicly available.
  • Microsoft Office Online: These are online companions to Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel and OneNote. It provides a smart way to get work done outside of class with basic functionality available in the above products. Even better, with office web apps and OneDrive working together, you can work collaboratively with group projects since you can share these documents with classmates.
  • Microsoft Office ProPlus: This is the full office suite of software available to all students who are in a class at Indiana Tech. Once your Indiana Tech account is available, log into the Microsoft Office 365 website, download, and install the software on your personal computer. With the current licensing plan, students can install Microsoft Office on up to five computers. Licenses expire upon graduation or when classes are no longer active.

Tutoring

The College of Professional Studies offers free tutoring for several key courses. For more information on tutoring policies and assistance in arranging tutors, contact:

  • Fort Wayne: Eric Shearer, EMShearer@IndianaTech.edu, 260.422.5561, ext. 2204. Or, contact the tutoring center at 260.422.5561, ext. 2337, or studentsupport@IndianaTech.edu.
  • Indianapolis: Sheri Clark, SLClark@IndianaTech.edu, 317.466.2121 or 800.288.1766, ext. 4104
  • Elkhart: Casey Hunsucker, CJHunsucker@IndianaTech.edu 260.422.5561, ext. 2353
  • Online: Ben Lee, YBLee@IndianaTech.edu, 260.422.5561, ext. 2225