2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 21, 2024  
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Statements of Public Policy

Admission or Readmission of Students with Prior Convictions and Disciplinary Records

Malone University is committed to a policy of maintaining a safe environment for all members of the University community. Pursuant to that policy, the University requires applicants for admission or readmission who have received certain types of serious disciplinary action from educational institutions, or who have been convicted of any crime other than minor traffic violations, or who currently are under indictment or prosecution for any such crime, to disclose such information, as a mandatory step in the application process. Such disciplinary action, prior conviction, or current indictment or prosecution does not automatically bar admission to the University, but any such matter does require review and may result in rejection from admission or readmission.

Catalog Disclaimer

This catalog is intended to represent the academic programs, the financial charges, and the policies of the University for the academic year. It is expected that changes in the programs, policies, and financial charges will occur and will apply to the academic year. Therefore, the University reserves the right to change any provision, program, regulation, or requirement at any time. All information contained in this catalog, including statements of fees, course offerings, admission policies, graduation requirements, and all other policies, procedures, and quoted charges, is subject to change without notice or obligation.

Computer Software Policy

Software purchased by Malone University remains the property of the University or of the vendor as agreed by license. Such software, whether in source or object form, including its design, file structures, and any other tangible or intangible value may not be accessed, copied, or removed from the system, nor disclosed to any third party without prior consent of the owner.

Duplicating copyrighted software violates the U.S. Copyright Law. It is a federal offense. Criminal penalties include fines and imprisonment. Illegal copying is not permitted at Malone University. Members of the Malone University community should view violations of the above as violations of the Community Responsibilities, Attitudinal and Behavioral Expectations, sections 3) and 4). (See Community Responsibilities .)

Those in violation of this policy are subject to the normal judicial procedures specified for violations of the Malone University Community Responsibilities.

Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act

Malone University is in compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990. The Guide to Campus Safety is published in the Student Handbook. This guide, which is published annually, includes a three-year history of reported incidents, as well as general information about security measures. Copies of this guide are available to enrolled students, prospective students and parents upon request in the Office of Student Development.

Drug-free Workplace Statement

Malone University policies prohibit the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance in the workplace and specify actions that will be taken against employees or students found in violation.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Malone University adheres to the provisions of the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. For a copy of Malone’s policy, contact the Office of the Registrar.

Each year, Malone University is required to give notice of the various rights accorded to parents or students pursuant to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA’’). Parents and students, under FERPA, have a right to be so notified and informed. In accordance with FERPA, you are notified of the following:

  1. Right to Prevent Disclosures
    Students have the right to prevent disclosure of Education Records to third parties with certain limited exceptions. It is the intent of Malone University to limit the disclosure of information contained in students’ Education Records to those instances where prior written consent has been given for the disclosure, as an item of directory information for which students have not refused to permit disclosure, or under the provisions of FERPA which allow disclosure without prior written consent.
  2. Right to Inspect
    Students have the right to review and inspect all of their Education Records maintained by or at Malone University.
  3. Right to Request Amendment
    Students have the right to seek to have corrected any parts of any Education Record which they believe to be inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of your FERPA rights. This right includes the right to a hearing to present evidence that the record should be changed if Malone University decides not to alter the Education Records according to the request.
  4. Right to Obtain Policy
    Students have the right to obtain copies of the written institutional policy adopted by Malone University in compliance with FERPA. Copies may be obtained in person or by mail from the Office of the Registrar located in Founders Hall.
  5. Right to File a Complaint within the FERPA Office
    Students have the right to file complaints with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office at the Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue S.W., Washington D.C. 20202-3887, 202.260.3887, FAX: 202.260.9001, concerning any belief that Malone University has failed to comply with the provision of FERPA.

Release of Directory Information while at Malone University

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 permits Malone University to release directory information about students. Directory (public) information includes the student’s name, local (mailing) address, telephone listing, date of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, the student’s photograph, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student. If students do not wish to have Directory information released by Malone University, they must notify the Registrar’s office more than (10) days prior to the starting date of the semester or summer session for the request/instructions to be effective for that semester or summer session. Written requests must be presented to the Office of the Registrar located in Founders Hall and must be renewed annually.

Human Research Policy

Research which involves members of the Malone University community (as investigators or participants) and makes use of human subjects is evaluated and approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) before data collection begins. The IRB exists to ensure the ethical treatment of human subjects by maintaining compliance with established ethical guidelines and federal regulations (e.g., The Belmont Report; guidelines put forth by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Human Research Protections; 45 CFR 46; and guidelines set forth by the FDA).

Nondiscrimination Policy

Malone University has an established policy of equal academic and employment opportunity. This policy is applied to all qualified students, employees, and applicants for admission or employment, in all University programs and activities, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status, as defined and required by law.

Discrimination Complaint Procedure

An internal complaint procedure has been established for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (involving disability discrimination), the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended (to the extent applicable to the University), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1975, as amended, or Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended (involving sex discrimination),

If you believe you may have been discriminated against in violation of this policy or if you have any questions regarding this policy, please immediately contact the appropriate designated Discrimination Complaint Coordinator listed below. Printed copies of the Discrimination Complaint Procedure may be obtained from any of the designated individuals listed below, the Office of Student Development, the Human Resources Office, or the University’s website, www.malone.edu/d47.

  • Students should contact the Vice President for Student Development at 330.471.8282, office location: Randall Campus Center or mailing address: Malone University, 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton OH 44709.
  • Employees should contact the Director of Human Resources at 330.471.8615, office location: Founders Hall or mailing address: Malone University, 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton OH 44709.
  • Students or employees also may elect to contact the Vice President for Finance at 330.471.8238, office location: Founders Hall or mailing address: Malone University, 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton OH 44709. The Executive Vice President for Finance also is the designated Title IX and Section 504 coordinator for the University.

Privacy Practices

Malone University is committed to protecting the health information our students share with us. This Privacy Statement will explain what type of information the University keeps, and how it will use and protect that information. Malone University reserves the right to change this Privacy Statement at any time, and will notify students of any changes required by law.

What Health Information the University Keeps

Malone University understands concerns regarding the confidentiality of health information. The University will keep health information shared with us during Health Center appointments, immunization information (if the immunization is received at the Health Center), and, occasionally, may keep health information sent from other health care providers that assist in health care. Malone collects this health information to accurately identify and understand students’ health needs, refer students to outside providers as necessary, and comply with federal, state, and University regulations.

What the University May Disclose

Unless students provide written consent, Malone University will not disclose any non-public personal health information about current or former students, or former patients, to anyone except as permitted by law. The University may use the health information shared with us internally to respond to or assist in improving our care or in audits conducted by our accrediting bodies.

When necessary, with a student’s written consent, or to the extent permitted by law, the University may share the health information it keeps with non-affiliated health care providers, faculty, parents of students over 18 years of age, or other appropriate parties.

Protecting Student Health Information

Malone University takes the security of health information very seriously, and has established security standards and procedures to prevent unauthorized access of health information. Only authorized University personnel who need to service records, or who are involved in a student’s care, see his/her health information. These individuals are trained to properly handle confidential information.

Former Students

For students no longer enrolled at Malone University, the University will adhere to the same health information policies and practices to prevent unauthorized access to health information.

A copy of the complete Malone University Notice of Privacy Practices is available online at our website.

Student Right-to-Know Act

Malone University is seeking to comply with the Federal Student Right-to-Know Act by publishing its completion or graduation rate as defined by this Federal Act. In 2008-09, the six-year completion or graduation rate for bachelor’s degree-seeking students who entered Malone University in Fall Semester 2003 on a full-time basis was 60.9%. The four-year average graduation rate is 56.6% (based on students entering each Fall from 2000 through 2003 and completing a bachelor’s degree within six years).

Students with Special Needs Statement

Malone University welcomes all qualified students including students with special needs. Every possible effort is made at Malone University to accommodate all students. Malone University is not only maintaining, but also upgrading facilities as buildings are scheduled for remodeling or expanding to increase access for all students regardless of special needs.

Since Malone University welcomes students with special needs, the University attempts to provide the necessary accommodations to assist with access, instructional materials, equipment, and other resources that enable all students to be involved in any area of their college experiences. Classrooms are scheduled to accommodate students with special needs. (See Student Access Center  )