Intellectual Property – INP-PL-0412

Filed under General University Policies

Intellectual Property The American Business and Technology University recognizes and encourages the individual effort on the part of its employees, faculty, and students leading to the creation of intellectual property.  It is the college’s intent to protect the rights of the individual, the college, and the sponsoring entity (if involved) and to effectuate reasonable and… Read more »

Instructional Methods – INS-PL-0211

Filed under General University Policies

Instructional Methods Instructional Methods ABTU employs a comprehensive, but user-friendly method of instructional delivery that includes the ABTU eLearn online delivery platform. eLearn allows both synchronous and asynchronous communication; live, interactive audio lectures and recorded lectures; and assignments, projects, online tests, and proctored exams. ABTU eLearn ABTU eLearn is a distance-learning platform on the Internet… Read more »

Granting of Extensions – GRA-PL-0417

Filed under General University Policies

Granting of Extensions Extensions ABTU understands that the rigorous nature of its programs, combined with the busy lifestyles of adult learners, will occasionally lead to the student requiring extra time for the completion of homework assignments. Assignments submitted beyond the original due date, will receive a maximum of 10% deduction.   *Students needing an extension… Read more »

Grading and Transcripts – GRA-PL-0217

Filed under General University Policies

Grading and Transcripts Instructors must exercise fairness, consistency, and accuracy when correcting and grading assignments, lessons, projects, and examinations. In order to maintain fairness, consistency, and accuracy, ABTU relies on the following: Grading rubrics are used where applicable, to ensure fairness and accuracy in grading projects, papers, and essay portions of exams. The Chief Academic… Read more »

Financial Aid Verification

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Financial Aid Verification Federal law requires verification documents be produced in the event there is a discrepancy in information provided during the Financial Aid application process. A student may also be chosen for verification randomly. If a student is chosen for verification, he or she will be notified by phone or e-mail. The student, and… Read more »

Financial Aid Refund

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Financial Aid Refund Title IV Federal Financial Aid is awarded assuming a student will attend school for the entire payment period for which the funds were intended. If a student withdraws prior to the end of the payment period, portions of the aid may need to be returned. This could leave the student owing a… Read more »

Experiential Learning Credit – EXP-PL-0717

Filed under General University Policies

Purpose In the spirit of minimizing the cost of education, as well as promoting higher on-time program completion rates, ABTU allows students to earn college credit, by demonstrating prior knowledge obtained through formal, structured education and training. Students may demonstrate knowledge and proficiency for credit through multiple methods, which include: Pass relevant industry certification exams Complete… Read more »

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination – EQU-PL-0211

Filed under General University Policies

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination ABTU is committed to providing equal opportunities in student admissions, financial assistance, and other policies and procedures without regard to age, sex, race, color, religious belief, national origin, status as a qualified person with a disability or handicap, marital status, or sexual orientation. All interested individuals are encouraged to apply. Admissions… Read more »

Employee Hiring Policy

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Employee Hiring Policy ABTU selects personnel who meet high standards of character, education, and occupational qualifications, which can help ABTU advance the goals of skills, knowledge, and education for its students. Prospective and potential personnel should also possess academic qualifications of unquestionable merit, the capacity for growth, and the ability to become a viable part… Read more »

E-Mail and Student Portal Use – EMA-PL-0812

Filed under General University Policies

E-Mail and Student Portal Use American Business & Technology University has designated the ABTU e-mail system and the student portal http://eLearn.abtu.edu as the official method of communication with students, faculty, and staff. Each student, faculty member, and staff member will be given an ABTU-hosted e-mail account and network login and password. This e-mail account is… Read more »