2019-2020 Academic Catalog (August 2019 - July 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
2019-2020 Academic Catalog (August 2019 - July 2020)
Concord University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413, 1-800-621-7440, www.hlcommission.org
Programmatic accreditations are held with the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, and the Council on Social Work Education. The Teacher Education Program is also approved by the West Virginia Department of Education.
The Mission of Concord University
The mission of Concord University is to provide a quality, liberal arts based education, to foster scholarly and creative activities, and to serve the regional community.
Concord University provides rigorous programs that prepare students to pursue various career options or graduate study. Concord’s undergraduate and graduate programs lead students to assume leadership and professional roles in a multicultural society and prepare students to face the challenges of globalization. Concord is committed to serving a diverse student body including traditional, non-traditional, local, national and international students. While we incorporate a variety of educational approaches, our size and the caring dedication of our faculty, staff and administration are the principal assurances of a quality educational opportunity at Concord University.
As a learning community, Concord University is committed to furthering knowledge through professional development activities and programs, through research, and through the application, publication and appreciation of scholarly efforts.
The primary purpose of Concord’s mission is academic; however, the service the University provides to the state, region and world goes beyond the classroom. Concord University contributes to the quality of cultural and economic life in southern West Virginia through collaboration with both public and private organizations and agencies and through extension of its support and assistance into the region it serves.
Ultimately, Concord University measures its success by the fulfillment alumni find in their careers and throughout their lives.
Knowledge/Mastery of Content
Students will demonstrate a depth of knowledge and apply the methods of inquiry in a discipline of their choosing, and they will demonstrate a breadth of knowledge across varied disciplines.
Students will demonstrate the ability to access, analyze, and interpret information, respond and adapt to changing situations, make complex decisions, solve problems, and evaluate actions.
Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
Personal, Civic, Cultural, and Global Competence
Students will demonstrate awareness and understanding of the skills necessary to live and work in a diverse world.
Concord University’s assessment system is closely tied to the University’s mission and educational goals. Assessment at Concord has two important roles: institutional quality and accountability. To analyze and improve the quality of Concord’s educational programs, the University uses various measures to assess student learning. These assessment measures are used in the continuous evaluation of curricular and instructional decisions to improve programs and assess student learning. An integral part of the program is the assessment of student learning in the major and the general education program. However, Concord strives to involve all educational support areas in the assessment process. All programs assess the learning environment and what changes might be made to maximize the learning experience. Assessment of student learning is ultimately the systematic collection, analysis, and use of information to improve student learning.
While every effort is made to assure accuracy at the time of printing, Concord University reserves the right to delete, change, or amend the information in this Catalog as necessary. It is the student’s responsibility to know and comply with current University policies. Licensure and accreditation regulations may require additional non-published admission requirements in some certificate programs, Candidates in these programs should check current admission requirements with the Department office administering these programs.