Sep 24, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

University Policies and Information


Accreditation

Indiana Tech is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) (https://www.hlcommission.org).  The university is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. State Department and is approved by the State Approving Agency for the enrollment of veterans and eligible persons.

ACCREDITATION BOARD FOR ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (ABET): T Indiana Tech’s College of Engineering biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) (http://www.abet.org).

COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION FOR HEALTH INFORMATICS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT EDUCATION (CAHIIM): The health information technology associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) (http://www.cahiim.org), the body that accredits health informatics and health information management educations programs to ensure the development of a workforce that meet the needs of an information-intensive industry. CAHIIM accreditation qualifies Indiana Tech graduates for taking the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam.

INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR COLLEGIATE BUSINESS EDUCATION (IACBE): The College of Business at Indiana Institute of Technology has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) (http://iacbe.org).

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

SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (SHRM) HR CURRICULUM: The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) (https://shrm.org) has confirmed that the curriculum taught in Indiana Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Human Resources degree aligns with the recommended requirements for human resource degree programs as outlined in the SHRM HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

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 Associate Vice President 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.

Indiana Tech Locations

Main Campus

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

Regional Campuses

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

Naperville

1552 North Aurora Rd.
Naperville, IL 60563
630.548.9445

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