The Jackson Theological Seminary Catalog 2018-2019, provides information about the academic program of Jackson Theological Seminary. It also contains information concerning admissions, academic regulations and requirements, services available to students, academic offerings, and a list of administrative officers, faculty, and staff of the college. Although courses listed in a curriculum are required, the suggested curricular plan for an academic program does not in any way indicate the length of time required for a student to finish degree requirements.
While every effort has been made to ensure completeness and accuracy, changes may occur at any time in requirements, deadlines, fees, curricula, courses and course descriptions. For various reasons, such as insufficient enrollment or limited resources, courses may at times not be offered in the announcement semester. Consequently, students should work with the appropriate advisor in determining a schedule for any given academic session. It should be understood, therefore, that the information in this catalog is not in the nature of contractual obligation.
Students generally follow the academic program current at the time of their admission into Jackson Theological Seminary and may not follow those of earlier catalogs. Exceptions may apply where requirements are imposed by state agencies.
Students are responsible for reading the information in the College catalog. They should have an understanding of the policies, rules, and regulations and know the organization of the institution.
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY (FERPA)
Notice is hereby given that Jackson Theological Seminary has adopted institutional procedures in compliance with the Family Educational Right and Privacy Act of 1974, assuring the right of a student to view his or her educational records upon request.
CONFIDENTIALITY OF RECORDS
Jackson Theological Seminary has adopted procedures in compliance with the Family Educational Right and Privacy Act of 1974. To preserve strict confidentiality of records, the college does not permit access to or release of educational records or personal information, without the written consent of the student.
Information allowed Include:
Grades/GPA, demographic, registration, student ID number, academic status, and/or enrollment information
Billing statements, charges, credits, payments, past due amounts, and/or collection activity
Financial aid awards, application data, disbursements, eligibility, and/or financial aid satisfactory progress
Access to student records maintained by the Office of the Registrar, Office of Financial Aid and the Office of Student Affairs including all of the above examples.
Jackson Theological seminary has a policy that prohibits sexual harassment or discrimination against any staff, faculty, and student of the college on the basis of sex. Actions related to sexual harassment or discrimination based on sex are also prohibited by law, Section 703, Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1963 and Title IX of the Educational Amendment Act of 1972.
Any member of the Jackson community who violates any of these Acts faces disciplinary action and potential legal consequences.
Sexual harassment is defined as an unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct. The following non-exhaustive list contains forms of sexual harassment:
Submission to such conduct is, explicitly or implicitly, made a term or condition of an individual’s employment or classroom evaluation.
Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting the status of the individual.
Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or classroom performance, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or academic environment.
Jackson Theological Seminary shall take necessary steps to maintain a college environment that is free of sexual harassment and discrimination on the basis of sex through programs and workshops developed to prevent such acts. Members of the college are encouraged to report any violation of this policy against an individual on or outside the college campus to the appropriate college authority. Appropriate administrative departmental action(s) will be taken through either informal or formal procedures.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY
Jackson Theological Seminary complies with applicable federal and state legislation and regulations regarding nondiscriminatory admission and employment policies and practices by providing equal opportunity to all individuals without discrimination on the basis of extrinsic factors such as ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, political affiliation, disability, or status as a war veteran. It is, therefore, the institution’s policy to accord fair and equitable treatment of every person, at all times.
Jackson Theological Seminary will continue to maintain its policy of providing access to general education and Paraprofessional programs to all persons regardless of race, national origin, sex color, creed, and political persuasions. The College, however, recognizes its institutional responsibility to serve its community by making institutional resources available to assist in the cultural, economic, and spiritual development of the community.
DISCRIMINATION FREE ENVIRONMENT
Jackson Theological Seminary does not, in its admission or employment policies and practices, discriminate against individuals on the basis of extrinsic factors such as ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, handicap, or status as a veteran of Vietnam War era or as a disabled veteran. The college complies with applicable federal legislation and regulations regarding non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity.
Jackson Theological Seminary also reaffirms the principle that its students, faculty, and staff have a right to be free form sexual discrimination in the form of sexual harassment by any member of the college community. Sexual harassment of students and employees at the college is unacceptable conduct, and it is also unlawful.
JACKSON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY WEAPONS POLICY
It is the Policy of Jackson Theological Seminary that no weapons of any kind be allowed on the grounds or in the buildings of Jackson Theological Seminary premises except in the possession of law enforcement authorities or security officers specifically hired by Jackson Theological Seminary or Shorter College. This policy covers all weapons whether concealed or unconcealed. (See Student and whether on the person of the possessor, in a container or in any compartment of a vehicle. This policy applies to persons who would otherwise be licensed to carry a concealed we/Facility handbooks for details). This Policy was adopted by the Jackson Theological Seminary Board of Trustees June, 2018.
LOCATION OF JACKSON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Jackson Theological Seminary is located on the first floor of the 12th Episcopal District Headquarters Building, 520 North Locust Street, North Little Rock, Arkansas.