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General Information
Thomas Jefferson envisioned that his University of Virginia would prepare the young citizens of the Commonwealth and the nation to pursue productive careers in public service, agriculture and commerce; and for ninety years, students have pursued the ideal of higher education in the buildings that Jefferson designed almost 200 years ago.
In 1915, the University of Virginia organized a Bureau of Extension to deliver its academic resources to people throughout the state in the spirit of Jefferson’s “hope [that] the education of the common people will be attended to.” Subsequently, the University added to its Statement of Purpose and Goals an injunction to provide public service activities and continuing and professional studies programs of the highest quality to the citizens of Virginia and the nation. Today, the University of Virginia’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies serves annually more than 30,000 individuals in credit and noncredit courses of study, as well as conferences, seminars, and training programs. In all academic pursuits, the School has adhered to a standard of lifelong learning, established first by Jefferson’s notion of “education on the broad scale,” whereby adults vigorously attend to their education throughout their lives.
And yet, while maintaining “the broad scale” of learning, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies has not lost sight of the practicality necessary for education in the twenty-first century. The School creates opportunities for adult students to learn about the most recent advances in research and scholarship, in an environment conducive to liberal learning, and from faculty members actively engaged in a plethora of scholarly studies.
Through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, University of Virginia faculty members share the results of their inquiries and test the implications of their findings with a variety of individuals from diverse personal backgrounds and career experiences. At the same time, program participants broaden their knowledge and hone such critical skills as strategic thinking and problem solving. Above all else, the School aims to cultivate the highest quality of education balanced with the broadest sense of learning.
The School of Continuing and Professional Studies trains executives from business and industry, and professionals from many fields, to respond quickly and successfully to the ever-changing challenges in their work lives. Political and community leaders engage in focused study of significant public policy issues, examine the problems facing the institutions which they support or govern, and consider the assumptions about quality of life and civic responsibility which guide their communities.

On Grounds Facilities
The administrative and central programming offices of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies are housed in Zehmer Hall. Zehmer Hall also functions as a nonresidential center for conferences, seminars, workshops, and similar activities that the school conducts throughout the year. In addition, University organizations and University-sponsored community groups use Zehmer Hall for meetings, training programs, and other educational activities.
The School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Sondra F. Stallard, Dean
Zehmer Hall
104 Midmont Lane
P.O. Box 400764
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4764
9434) 982-5206
Fax: (434) 982-5550
Center for Executive Development
Director: Cynthia G. Orshek
(434) 982-5366
Fax: (434) 982-5369
Center for K-12 Education
Director and Assistant Dean: Nancy R. Iverson
(434) 243-2560
Fax: (434) 982-5297
Charlottesville Center
Director: Donna Klepper
(434) 982-5313
Fax: (434) 982-5324
Conferences and Institutes
Director: James Baker
(434) 982-5252
Fax: (434) 982-5297
Educational Technologies
Director: John Payne
(434) 982-5254
Fax: (434) 982-5270
Zehmer Hall Annex
106 Midmont Lane
P.O. Box 400764
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4764
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Director: Donna Plasket
(434) 982-5274
Fax: (434) 982-5335
Tempo Reading Program
Director: Mary Abouzeid
(434) 924-0915
Fax: (434) 924-6339

Off Grounds Facilities
With the establishment of a Bureau of Extension in 1915, the University of Virginia demonstrated its commitment to continuing and professional studies and began an organized effort to make its academic resources available to the citizens of the Commonwealth outside Charlottesville. In 1920, the University opened its first extension office in Richmond. Since that time, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies has created a unique network of regional centers and program offices across the state, which assess and respond to the educational needs of Virginians in every city and county. These operations supplement the academic offerings of local institutions of higher education with the variety of courses and level of instruction that a comprehensive university can offer.
The directors of these off-Grounds and programming centers and offices organize, administer, and evaluate programs throughout their geographic service areas, assisted by staff members who specialize in programs for business and industry, education, government, the humanities and social sciences.

Off-Grounds Centers include:
FBI Academy
Stephen J. Pryplesh, Assistant Dean
and Director
Quantico, VA  22135
(703) 632-1189
Fax: (703) 632-1187
Hampton Roads Center
Richard E. Hoehlein, Director
418 Pembroke Four
Virginia Beach, VA  23462
(757) 552-1890
Fax: (757) 552-1898
Lynchburg Center
Martha Ann Toms, Acting Director Assistant Director, Center for K-12 Education, Conference Division
P.O. Box 4709
3506 Wards Road
Lynchburg, VA 24502
(434) 582-5107
Toll free in VA: (800) 871-8265
Fax: (434) 582-5110
Northern Virginia Center
Stephen D. Gladis, Director
7054 Haycock Road
Falls Church, VA 22043
(703) 536-1100
Toll free in VA: (800) 678-4882
Fax: (703) 536-1111
Richmond Center
Gregory J. Pels, Director
7740 Shrader Road, Suite E
Richmond, VA 23228-2500
(434) 662-7464
Toll free in VA: (800) 323-4882
Fax: (434) 662-9827
Roanoke Center
Linda Linnartz, Director
108 N. Jefferson Street
Suite 507
Roanoke, VA 24106
(540) 767-6200
Toll free in VA: (800) 882-6753
Fax: (540) 767-6206
University of Virginia Programs at the Southwest Higher Education Center
Carl D. Clarke Jr., Director
1 Partnership Circle
P. O. Box 1987
Abingdon, VA 24212
(276) 469-4012
Toll free in VA: (800) 792-3683
Fax: (276) 469-4009

General Regulations
Admission  Application for admission to the School of Continuing and Professional Studies’ courses and programs should be made at the center or program office where the student plans to study, or at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies’ main office in Zehmer Hall.

Academic Grievances  Students who have a grievance with a faculty member, continuing and professional studies center or program office director, or dean are invited to discuss their grievance in the following manner:

1. Concerns related to a faculty member that cannot be resolved between the two parties should be discussed with the School of Continuing and Professional Studies center or program director.
2. If the concern is related to the School of Continuing and Professional Studies center or program director, the grievance should be filed with the Dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies or the dean’s representative.
3. If the concern is related to the Dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, the grievance should be filed with the Vice President and Provost.
4. If the concern is related to the Vice President and Provost, appropriate documentation should be presented in writing to the President of the University.

Academic Progress  Students should consult the policies for satisfactory progress from the school offering the program in which they are enrolled. Generally, a grade of B- is considered the lowest satisfactory grade for graduate credit leading to a degree. Students with a grade-point average below 3.0 are not considered to be making satisfactory progress.

Add/Drop  The dates by which students may add or drop a course are established each academic year by the School of Continuing and Professional Studies centers and program offices. These dates may differ by center. Students should consult their center’s catalogs and program brochures to determine the deadlines for adding or dropping courses. After the last date for dropping a course, students must officially withdraw if they want to end their enrollment in a course.

Application of Courses to Degree Programs  With the approval of the student’s school of enrollment, a course taken through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies may be counted toward degree requirements. For undergraduates, these courses are included in the computation of grade point averages. Approval is required in advance; otherwise such courses will not apply toward a degree.

Attendance  Instructors may establish attendance and participation requirements for each of their courses. Such course requirements as examinations, oral presentations, laboratory experiments, participation in class discussion, and the like are in no sense waived because of a student’s absence from class. Instructors may establish penalties when excessive absences seriously hinder achievement in any course.

Auditors  Students who wish to enroll in credit courses without receiving degree credit may do so with the permission of the center or program office director by registering as auditors and paying the same tuition and fees as credit students. Credit or audit status must be indicated at the time of registration. Admission requirements are the same for auditors as for credit students. An AU (audit) cannot be changed to a letter grade. Auditing a class does not relieve the student of the responsibility of meeting the standards which the instructor has established for the course.

Continuing Education Unit  Many noncredit activities are designated as Continuing Education Unit (CEU) programs. One CEU is defined as 10 contact hours of participation in an organized educational experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction.
The university registrar permanently records the successful participation in programs that have been authorized to award CEUs. Individuals may request a copy of their record from the Office of the University Registrar, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400203, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4203.

Course Load  Each school at the University has established a minimum and maximum number of credits for which students are normally expected to register. Registration for fewer credits than the minimum or more credits than the maximum requires special permission from the appropriate dean’s office. Students who register for fewer than their school’s minimum number of credits have a notation placed on their academic records indicating that they were enrolled for a reduced course load during that semester.
Special permission is required for students to enroll through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies for more than 12 credits per semester.

Grades  At the graduate level, each school determines its own grading system. Graduate courses that are part of a degree program follow the grading system of the school awarding the degree.
In addition to its own graduate-level professional development and certificate program courses, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers graduate courses from other schools of the University. Although offered through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, these courses follow the grading system of their associated schools, as outlined in each school’s chapter of the Graduate Record. Courses carrying a School of Continuing and Professional Studies mnemonic use the following grading system: A+, A, A-; B+, B, B-; C+, C, C-; D+, D, D-; F. The lowest grade that can apply to a degree is B-.
For noncredit courses, grade notations are S/U (satisfactory/unsatisfactory). Students who audit courses receive the designation AU (audit). The symbol W is used when a student officially withdraws from a course before its completion.

Credit/No Credit  Students enrolled in graduate degree programs should consult with the dean of their school before selecting the credit/no credit (CR/NC) grading option since restrictions may apply.
Students enrolled in courses for professional development may select the CR/NC option. Courses taken with this grading option may not be transferred into a degree program. The use of CR/NC in certificate programs is governed by the academic policies of the individual programs.

Grade Changes  No grade for a course may be changed after it has been submitted to the university registrar without the approval of the dean of the school offering the course. That dean is authorized to change a grade submitted to the university registrar when the course instructor certifies in writing that, because of an error in calculation or transcription, an incorrect grade had been previously submitted.

Incomplete  Circumstances beyond a student’s control sometimes arise that necessitate his or her requesting an IN (incomplete) from the instructor. IN indicates that the grade for the course is being withheld until the student completes all course requirements. The student must initiate the request for an IN, and the instructor must agree. The student must complete and submit all course work to the instructor by the end of the following semester, at which time the instructor replaces the IN with a grade. An incomplete that is not removed by the conclusion of the next semester will be converted to a grade of F (failure). Only course instructors may remove incompletes. Students with an incomplete pending are not awarded a degree or certificate.
Students who receive an IN (incomplete) or an F (failure) in any course cannot enroll in another course unless the Dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies grants permission.

No Grade  On occasion, an instructor awards an NG (no grade) to a student at the conclusion of a course. Unless the student eliminates the conditions that resulted in the NG by the conclusion of the next consecutive semester, it is automatically converted to a grade of F (failure). No student with an NG pending is eligible to receive a degree or certificate.

Honor System  The Honor System is one of the University’s oldest and most venerated traditions. Based on the fundamental assumption that anyone who enrolls at the University subscribes to a code of ethics forbidding lying, cheating, and stealing, the Honor System allows students the kind of personal freedom possible only in an environment where respect and trust are assumed. For nearly 160 years, students have administered this system at the University.
Although the Honor System applies to students enrolled in courses and programs through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at off-Grounds locations as it does to students on Grounds, some procedures for administration of the system to continuing and professional studies students differ from those governing regular full-time students. Off-Grounds students may consult with the School of Continuing and Professional Studies regional center in their area for a copy of the Honor Committee bylaws.

Leave of Absence  Graduate students enrolled in courses or programs offered by the School of Continuing and Professional Studies may voluntarily request a leave of absence from the University at the end of any semester for up to three semesters. Students should recognize, however, that taking a voluntary leave of absence does not alter time limitations for the completion of their degree. Students who wish to take leave for longer than three semesters must provide written notification to the director of the center or program office in which they are enrolled. If students do not notify the director in writing and do not re-enroll for three semesters, they will be required to reapply for admission to the program.

Repeated Courses  Students may repeat courses for credit only after receiving the permission of their dean’s office. The grade initially earned in the course appears on the official academic record and counts in the calculation of the grade point average. Regulations applying to repeated courses may vary by school and are detailed in each school’s chapter of this Record.

Suspended Students  Individuals who have been suspended from the University of Virginia or from any other college or university are not eligible to enroll through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies as long as the suspension remains in force.

Teacher Relicensure  Teachers and school administrators who wish to take courses or professional development offerings for relicensure may register without submitting academic transcripts. Individuals seeking relicensure are responsible for determining the acceptability of such courses or professional development programs by consulting with their school/division superintendent or the Virginia Department of Education.

Transcripts  The university registrar records the credit for University courses taught at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies centers. Transcripts are available from the registrar’s office in Carruthers Hall for a fee of $4.00.

Transfer of Credit  Students wishing to transfer credit from the School of Continuing and Professional Studies to another educational institution should consult that institution as to the acceptability of the courses and their credit prior to registering with the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
Students interested in transferring courses into a credit certificate program are generally allowed to transfer a maximum of six credits. Courses work must not be older than eight years, have been completed at an accredited college or university, and the student must have earned at least a “C” in the courses. Transfer credit determinations are made by the individual centers. Courses for which transfer credit has been awarded will not appear on the student’s transcript until the completion of the certificate program. No transfer credit is allowed in the certificates of Technology Leadership, Information Technology, and E-Commerce.

Withdrawal  Students enrolled in a graduate degree program should refer to the withdrawal policy of the school awarding the degree.
Students enrolled in graduate courses for professional development, certificate programs, or as citizen scholars may withdraw under the following conditions:

1. Students make written application to withdraw to the director of the regional or programming center in which they are enrolled at least three class sessions before the last scheduled meeting of the course.
2. Withdrawal from a course without the proper approval of a written application to withdraw results in students receiving a grade of F.
3. Students receive the notation of W for any course from which they withdraw. A notation of W cannot be changed to a letter grade or an incomplete.

Tuition, Fees, and Refunds
(per credit hour unless otherwise indicated)
Graduate Degree Programs
Virginian $204
Non-Virginian $326

Graduate Degree Programs-Northern Virginia
Virginian $209
Non-Virginian $332

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Program
1-3 credit hours $635
4-8 credit hours $1,287
9 or more credit hours $1,916
1-3 credit hours $2,846
4-8 credit hours $5,692
9 or more credit hours $8,539

Certificate and Professional Programs, Undergraduate and Graduate
Virginian $157
Non-Virginian $262

Certificate and Professional Programs, Undergraduate and Graduate-Northern
Virginian $163
Non-Virginian $270

Non-degree Programs, Undergraduate
Virginian $113
Non-Virginian $261

Non-degree Programs, Graduate
Virginian $147
Non-Virginian $261

Citizen Scholar Programs
Virginian $211
Non-Virginian $944

K-12 Educators
Virginian $133
Non-Virginian $238

Graduate Televised Engineering
Virginian $267
Non-Virginian $516

Graduate Televised Engineering- Northern Virginia
Virginian $272
Non-Virginian $524

Music Lessons (13 one-hour sessions) $589

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Degree Program Special Session fee
(per semester) $74

Late registration fee $25

Application fee for Bachelor of
Interdisciplinary Studies $40

Application fee for Certificate and
Special Programs $25

Change course fee $12

Facilities fee, Northern Virginia Center
(per credit hour and per non-credit
course) $10

Transcript fee $4

Late exam fee $10

Technology fee (per semester;
credit course registration only) $10

Other miscellaneous fees, as established, to recover expenses, such as laboratory, materials, etc., on the basis of estimated cost.
Programs offered by the School of Continuing and Professional Studies have varying policies regarding refunds. A separate policy applies to the Citizen Scholar Program. Please refer to course descriptions or special brochures for details. The following general policy on refunds applies, except as otherwise indicated.
All requests for refunds must be made in writing to the School of Continuing and Professional Studies center or program office director (or the Deputy Director for Academic Support at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies Northern Virginia Center). The date of the postmark, fax, or in-person written request determines the amount of any refund. Refund of registration fees paid by credit card will be credited to that credit card account, and the request for refund should include the number of the account from which the fee was paid.
Notice to an instructor or sponsoring agency does not constitute an official request to withdraw from a class and to receive a refund.
Refunds are calculated according to the following considerations:

1. Refunds are granted automatically when a scheduled course is canceled.
2. If the student withdraws before the first class meeting, a full tuition refund will be granted, less a $12.00 processing fee. The materials fee will be refunded if the course is dropped before the start of the class. After the first week of class, 80% of the materials fee will be refunded. Beyond the second week of class, no refund will be given for the materials fee. Books will be refunded up to the first drop period as determined by the School of Continuing and Professional Studies center. The refund is only effective if books are in new condition and the decision will be left to the discretion of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies center.  The administrative technology fee will be refunded if the student is registered for only one course that semester, as it is charged once a semester. A refund of the administrative technology fee will not be granted if the student drops the course at a point where no refund is given.
3. For courses of 10 or more sessions, 80% of the tuition will be refunded if the student withdraws between the first and second class meetings. A refund of 60% of the tuition will be granted for withdrawal between the second and third class meetings. No refund will be granted after the third class meeting.
4. For courses of three to nine sessions, 80% of the tuition will be refunded if the student withdraws between the first and second class meetings. No refund will be granted after the second meeting.
5. For courses of one or two sessions, no refund will be available after the course begins.

Refund checks are issued by Accounts Payable in Charlottesville. Allow four to six weeks for processing refund payments. Please direct inquiries to the appropriate School of Continuing and Professional Studies center.

Refund Policy for Online Courses

Refunds are granted automatically when a scheduled class is cancelled. For credit and noncredit courses on the Internet, the amount of the refund is made on the following basis:

1. Before the “Registration Ends” date listed in the “Current Offerings” section, full refund of tuition less a $12 processing fee.
2. After the “Registration Ends” date listed in the “Current Offerings” section, NO REFUNDS for any reason.
3. All requests for drops or withdrawals must be done in writing from the student’s home page before the “Registration Ends” date. After that date, please send any requests for withdrawals to Notifying an instructor or sponsoring agency does not constitute an official request to withdraw from a class. If you do not officially withdraw from a class, you will receive a grade of “F”.
4. It is strongly advised that you log on to be sure that you have no hardware problems or firewall issues that will prevent you from taking this course. If you do not resolve any such issues prior to the “Registration Ends” date listed in the “Current Offerings” section, no refunds will be granted after that date.
Graduate Degree Programs
Graduate degree programs offered through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies address the needs of adult students at convenient locations throughout the state.
The School of Continuing and Professional Studies faculty work with their counterparts in other schools of the University to design and deliver these off-Grounds degree programs. The degree-granting schools determine the admission criteria, course content, and degree requirements. University of Virginia libraries provide library resources through the office of the Coordinator,  School of Continuing and Professional Studies Library Services.
Students seeking to transfer course credits earned through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies to a degree program at another institution of higher education should consult with the appropriate individuals at that school to ensure that the credit will be accepted.
Certificate Programs
The School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers a number of programs in specialized fields of business, education, and other professions that lead to the award of certificates. Most certificate programs require 10-30 credit hours of instruction or an equivalent number of contact hours.
Admission requirements for certificate programs vary but are usually based on a written application, an interview with the program’s developer, and an evaluation of the applicant’s work experience, educational goals, and potential for performing satisfactorily in relevant courses. Applicants may be required to provide transcripts of previous academic activity. Persons interested in a certificate program should first consult with that program’s director to obtain specific admission requirements.
Students in credit certificate programs must maintain an average grade of C or better to continue in the program. Admission to a credit certificate program does not in any way imply admission to the University for a degree program.
To be eligible to receive a certificate, persons enrolled in noncredit and/or CEU certificate programs must progress satisfactorily in their courses according to the opinion of the program’s director.
Persons interested in further information about certificate programs should contact the School of Continuing and Professional Studies regional center in their area.

Certificate Program in Classroom Technology Applications

The certificate in Classroom Technology Applications is designed to teach educators to become proficient users of technology in a variety of classroom situations. All courses are offered for graduate credit and vary from general overview courses to more advanced and content-specific courses. Each course can be taken independently to meet a specific need or as part of a series for a total of six credits to obtain a certificate with a specific concentration.
The productivity concentration provides entry-level course work. A student can continue to study in either the curriculum or the administration, training, and support concentration, but all of the more advanced courses require that the student have a working knowledge of word processing, databases, spreadsheets, and telecommunication applications. In order to obtain additional certificates, students need to earn another six credits in their area of concentration.

The courses offered for this certificate are available on a contract basis with school systems, held at the location of choice. By using the hardware and software available in-house, the content can be better tailored to the needs of the teachers in that school system. Some regional centers offer these courses on an open-enrollment basis if sufficient demand exists. Courses can be taught in either the Macintosh or Windows platform and are usually taught on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Not all courses are available each semester. Except in extraordinary circumstances, requirements for the Classroom Technology Applications Certificate must be completed no later than four years following the beginning of course work. The certificate is offered at all School of Continuing and Professional Studies regional centers.

Required Courses (total of 6 hours): Students must complete various general overview courses to meet Productivity concentration prior to continuing into content-specific courses.

Course Descriptions
Productivity Concentration
EDLF 589A - (1)
Introduction to Educational
Technologies and the Virginia
Computer/Technology Standards
Introduction to using the computer as a tool for instruction in the classroom. Studies the basic technology terminology related to both hardware and software through the use and exploration of the system.
EDLF 589B - (1)
Word Processing in the Classroom
Equips teachers with basic word processing skills for both administrative and instructional use. Covers formatting text, importing graphics and text, and designing classroom applications that stress problem-solving and critical thinking in a variety of classroom settings.
EDLF 589C - (1)
Databases for Instruction
Equips teachers with basic database skills for both administrative and instructional use. Covers terminology and simple functions that stress problem solving and critical thinking in classroom settings.
EDLF 589D - (1)
Spreadsheets and Graphing
Equips teachers with basic spreadsheet and graphing skills for both administrative and instructional use. Covers terminology and simple functions that stress problem solving and critical thinking in classroom settings.
EDLF 589E - (1)
Electronic Resources and
Presentation Tools
Introduces electronic sources of information and presentation software for communication. Emphasizes the use of CD-ROM, laser disc, and Internet resources, search techniques, evaluation of resources, and ethical and legal issues of using these sources in the classroom.
EDLF 589F - (1)
Tools for Creating Internet Information
Introduces graphics production and multimedia software for communication. Emphasizes drawing and painting programs, multimedia production programs, and Web page creation.
EDLF 589G - (1)
Telecommunications Applications in the Classroom
Introduces telecommunications as a tool to support classroom instruction. Includes the use of Virginia’s PEN, Internet resources, designing lessons utilizing telecommunications applications, and ethical and legal issues.
EDLF 589N - (1)
Graphing Calculators in the Classroom
Enables secondary mathematics or science teachers to attain proficiency levels using the TI-83 graphing calculators and the TI-Ranger (or CBL) both personally and as an instructional tool in the classroom.
EDLF 589R - (1)
Digital Image Collection, Manipulation, and Integration
Includes the acquisition of digital camera and scanning skills, digital image manipulation, graphic design, and integrating digital images into electronic documents and other computer software applications for instructional use.
Curriculum Concentration
EDLF 589I - (1)
Integrating Computer Technology into the Classroom: Design, Management, and Software Selection
Designed for computer literate teachers, the course combines the principles of instructional design with skills for technology integration. Explores current research models for planning and technology integration.
EDLF 589J - (1-3)
Technology Across the Curriculum: K-5 Math, Language, Arts,
Science,and Social Studies
Explores ways that various computer applications can enhance K-5 math lessons using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, the Internet, draw programs, and HyperStudio.
EDLF 589K - (1-3)
Technology and Literacy
A hands-on workshop in using technological and Internet resources for teaching literacy skills. Intended to develop a definition of critical, interpretive literacy for the twenty-first century. Includes the essential elements of literacy, software for teaching reading, diagnostic tools, and project-based learning approaches.
EDLF 589O - (1-3)
Teaching and Learning Algebra: Meeting the Challenge of Algebra for Everyone
Provides teachers with content and strategies for teaching Algebra I that goes beyond traditional techniques to meet the needs of all students. Utilizes problem-solving activities and real-world applications using computers, graphing calculators, CBLs, and manipulatives.
EDLF 589P - (1)
Utilizing the World Wide Web for Instruction
Familiarizes participants with instructional applications of the Web, introduces instructional design theories and methodologies that help integrate the Web into instruction, surveys exemplary instructional uses of the Web, and provides a dialog that facilitates the creation of quality, Web-based lessons.
EDLF 589Q - (1-3)
Technology-Based SOL Lesson
Plan Development
Exposes the leading ideas, lesson plans, and resources in the field of educational technology. Surveys instructional design methodologies and examines existing K-12 instructional applications utilizing spreadsheets, databases, word processing, presentation tools, and the Internet. Includes specific content area technologies and software applications.
Administration, Support, and Training Concentration
EDLF 589H - (1)
Management of Technology
Provides the experienced technology user with additional skills in the purchase, design, maintenance, and management of school resources. Intended for computer coordinators, library media specialists, or others responsible for the overall maintenance of the school program. Emphasizes advanced troubleshooting techniques for microcomputers and peripheral devices and advanced features of system and network software on the chosen platform.
EDLF 589S - (1)
Prerequisites to Educational
Provides a working knowledge of networks in an educational setting. Covers basic hardware configuration and system software essentials in a laboratory environment.
EDLF 589U - (1)
Technology Planning and Policy
Provides school-division technology decision-makers with the skills necessary to design, create, and evaluate effective technology plans and policies. Surveys exemplary technology plans, acceptable use policies, evaluation rubrics, and leadership techniques to encourage technology usage and integration within the school environment.

Certificate Program in Criminal Justice Education
A program in Criminal Justice Education is offered at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, to students enrolled in the National Academy Program. All students in this 10-week program are required to complete a minimum of 13 credits of academic work (undergraduate and/or graduate) with at least one course in each of the five following areas: behavioral science; forensic science; law enforcement communication; law; leadership development. Each student may elect to take an additional one to three credits of course work. Some of these courses are offered to students sponsored by the FBI who are not enrolled in the National Academy Program.
Refer to the University of Virginia Undergraduate Record for a complete listing and description of other courses offered in this program.
Course Descriptions
CJ 501 - (3) (Y)
Human Behavior in Organizations
Advanced course focusing on changing patterns of behavior in organizations. Identifies problem areas, how structural relationships and leadership patterns influence the climate of an agency, and how groups influence the behavior of individuals within an organizational setting. Examines the methods and strategies of organizational development with the aim of increasing effectiveness and adaptation to change.
CJ 502 - (3) (Y)
Independent Study and Research
This graduate experience permits students to work, under close faculty guidance, on individual research projects when particular needs cannot be met by registration in regularly scheduled courses. Credit is determined by the nature and scope of the project undertaken.
CJ 503 - (3) (Y)
Executive Leadership
Analyzes the leadership role and process, emphasizing the requirements and developmental needs for current and future leadership.
CJ 507 - (3) (Y)
Managing Organizational Change and Development
This seminar focuses on the effect of change and development on the behavior of employees. It studies the nature of planned change, methods of managing change, ways to diagnose changes and development, and ways to implement change in police departments and other organizations.
CJ 514 - (3) (Y)
Violence in America
Encompasses a historical, contemporary, and future perspective. Issues include the role of weapons in American culture, patterns and trends of violence, legitimate use of violence, cultural differences and formulation of value systems, relationship of drugs and violence, and the role of women and the media. Examines research findings and discusses the role of high technology in dealing with violence and the future of violence in America. All students must bring with them a completed, fully adjudicated case that can be used for teaching and research purposes. The case must exhibit some degree of violent behavior, for example, hate-related homicide, suicide by cops, serial murder, or serial sex offense.
CJ 516 - (3) (Y)
Crime Analysis, Futuristics and Law
Enforcement: The 21st Century
Seminar conducted at both the undergraduate and graduate level in which law enforcement managers are introduced to the study of crime analysis and futures research and the utility that each has for law enforcement managers. Students will learn to utilize databases and mapping techniques to analyze criminal activity and will be shown how to forecast, manage, and create the future.
CJ517 – (3) (Y)
Managing Investigations of Death
and Sexual Offenses Using
Investigative Psychology
Course conducted at both the undergraduate and graduate levels designed to equip law enforcement managers and supervisors with the unique skills, knowledge, and management techniques necessary for overseeing and monitoring death, violent crimes, and sexually related investigations by applying behavior science research.
CJ 521 - (3) (Y)
Contemporary Issues in Law
Focuses on contemporary issues and leadership concerns in various areas of law enforcement, leadership and management, emphasizing problem solving and the systematic development of improvement innovations.
CJ 522 – (3) (Y)
Seminar in Organizational
Communications for Law
Enforcement Executives
Highly interactive seminar designed to explore communications systems within public and private organizations, with particular focus on federal, state, and local law enforcement. Course will provide organizational leaders with strategies and competencies designed to promote a communications-intensive work environment as well as hone individual interpersonal communications skills.

CJ 523 - (3) (Y)
Seminar in Media Relations for the Law Enforcement Executive
Focuses on contemporary relations between law enforcement and the news media. Emphasizes the development of a proactive versus reactive departmental media strategy and the formation of effective media policy.
CJ 524 – (3) (Y)
Statement Analysis: What Do Words Really Reveal?
Hands-on seminar provides a structured method of examining verbal and written statements of suspects, victims and witnesses. Provides linguistic tools to assist investigator in gaining insight to the speaker/writer and in detecting areas of deception.
CJ 544  - (3) (Y)
Forensic Mitochondrial DNA Analysis
This course provides classroom and laboratory experience in the principles and procedures involved in typing mtDNA from evidentiary items such as hair, teeth, and bones. Classroom instruction is focused on the nature of mtDNA, molecular biology principles involved in the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and sequencing, and legal issues related to this technique. Discussions regarding scientific literature published in the area of forensic mtDNA analysis are also conducted. Laboratory procedures include DNA extraction, PCR, quantification of amplified products by capillary electrophoresis, and automated sequencing.  Computer-based practice compiling sequences and database searches using appropriate software is provided and moot court exercises are conducted.  
CJ 560 - (3) (Y)
Violent Behavior: A Biopsychosocial Approach
A graduate seminar geared toward the student with a general background and understanding of the basic principles of psychopathology and psychodynamics. Focuses on behavioral analysis of crime scenes and behavioral aspects of interviewing and interrogation. Enrollment is limited to 12 students, and each student is required to bring a closed homicide or sex offense case.

Certificate Program in Editing
This program provides a solid professional foundation for those interested in entering the field of editing. Candidates who successfully complete the certificate are able to edit any document, book-length manuscript, or publication. The combination of required and elective courses in this noncredit program integrates the many disciplines necessary to become a skilled editor who interacts with production, design, marketing, and sales departments.
Refer to the University of Virginia Undergraduate Record for a complete listing and description of the courses offered in this certificate program.

Graduate Certificate Program in E-Commerce
This nineteen credit hour program is designed for professionals who wish to expand their knowledge and stay abreast of new developments in the e-commerce and e-business industry. Instruction focuses on those who wish to either move their businesses into e-commerce or pursue a career assisting others in e-commerce success. Discussions on successful business models, case studies, strategic management, and e-business applications with a global focus will be the core of each course. Students who complete all seven courses will receive the University of Virginia E-Commerce Certificate. This program is offered at the Northern Virginia center. Contact the center for specific information regarding admission, transfer credit, and certificate completion requirements.

Required Courses (7): BUS 536, BUS 537, BUS 538, BUS 539, BUS 540, BUS 541 and BUS 542
Course Descriptions
BUS 536 - (3)
Introduction to E-Commerce
Explores the principal components and driving forces behind electronic commerce. Develops an understanding of Internet business practices including key terms and concepts related to emerging technologies and network architecture. Discussions analyze the socio-economic and technical impact that e-commerce has on conducting business-to-business and business-to-consumer transactions in the global marketplace.
BUS 537 - (3)
Managing and Maintaining an
E-Commerce Website
Develops skills needed to manage and maintain a Web Site in this hands-on course that takes one from the design stage through online implementation. Teaches basic site architecture, standards and protocols, the role of databases, methods for capturing and tracking customer data, how to register a domain name, and writing content for the Web.
BUS 538 - (3)
Web Marketing: Building
Awareness on the Internet
Examines the application of marketing principles and practices in an Internet environment. Identifies principles of marketing with a Web-based focus. Topics include changing marketing environments in an Internet society, marketing communications, management, company image, product/brand awareness, promotion and service information, e-retail and online catalogs, and pre- and-post-sales support.
BUS 539 - (3)
E-Commerce Security, Intellectual
Property, and Regulatory
The course focuses on maintaining organizational and consumer privacy, locating vulnerabilities, encryption methods, management of intellectual property, and procedures for secure web transactions.
BUS 540 - (3)
Financial Management for
Web-based Businesses
Examines basic financial management and accounting techniques such as review of e-business P & L statements and balance sheets, cash flow analysis, supply-chain management, and other rules of thumb. Topics include a review of stock options and their role as a tool for recruitment and retention of employees, as well as a conceptual understanding of accounting and financial reporting for stock options.
BUS 541 - (3)
Strategic Management of
E-Commerce Technology
Expands on strategic management principles in the context of e-commerce and the global marketplace. Through discussions, analysis, and case studies, students sharpen the skills needed to manage innovation within their companies by learning to develop and protect e-business infrastructure, identify lucrative business opportunities, execute implementation plans, and evaluate key success factors.
BUS 542 - (1)
Emerging Business Models in E-Commerce
This capstone course examines e-commerce start-up success stories, effective business models, and the innovative use of Internet communications in business. Participants plan, organize, coordinate, and evaluate e-commerce initiatives and make informed decisions when implementing new strategies.

Graduate Certificate Program in Technology Leadership
This program is designed to meet the training needs of the next wave of technology leaders. Developed for those working in today’s technically enhanced environment, the curriculum was designed by an advisory board composed of representatives from Lockheed Martin, SAIC, EDS, NASA, U.S. Department of Treasury, and other industry leaders. The program uses a team-management approach and emphasizes problem-solving and decision-making skills. Courses are held at the Northern Virginia center or on site at area businesses and organizations via contract.

Required Courses (6): BUS 530, BUS 531, BUS 532, BUS 353, BUS 534 and BUS 535
Course Descriptions
BUS 530 - (3)
Leadership in the Technology
Investigates the complex and rapidly changing nature of technology organizations. Teaches the transition to management and leadership roles, the importance of organizational vision and values, assessing and capitalizing on human resources, and managing scarce resources in a technology organization.
BUS 531 - (3)
Financial Management
Examines how value is measured, created, and maximized. Beginning with an introduction to accounting, instruction covers the fundamentals of measuring and reporting revenue, costs, cash flow, assets, liabilities, and equity. Explores the financial decisions that management must make, including break-even analysis, budgeting, investment in assets, and funding with debt equity.
BUS 532 - (3)
Communications and Team
Today’s leaders must be skilled in both communicating with diverse audiences and maintaining effective teams in order to succeed in a technology organization.  Communications topics include addressing technical and non-technical audiences using presentations, interpersonal skills, and writing skills. Team development instruction focuses on managing teams, identifying and understanding the leadership role, the importance of shared leadership, product teams, and team decision-making.
BUS 533 - (3)
Project Management in Technology Organizations
Focusing on the IT industry, this course assists participants in recognizing and acting upon the essential elements in the project management cycle. Sessions cover market research and analysis, scheduling and time-lining, budget development and management, performance assessment, benchmarking, and project evaluation. Emphasizes leadership and team development skills.
BUS 534 - (3)
Employee Recruitment and Development
Topics include recruitment in a tight labor market, employee selection and incentives, performance assessment, mentoring and career planning, workforce diversity, understanding organizational change, and developing a learning organization.
BUS 535 - (3)
Understanding Technology
Examines a number of topics that can have a significant impact on the extent to which a firm attains world class standards. Topics include operations strategy, product/service selection and design, business process reengineering, capacity planning, quality management, facility location and layout, and supply chain management.
Other Programs and Courses
Credit Courses
The School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers a broad range of credit courses to help adult learners meet their educational objectives. These courses, some listed elsewhere in this Record under the appropriate schools and others developed by the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, carry the same credit as similar courses taught on-Grounds. The school’s regional centers distribute class schedules before the beginning of the fall, spring, and summer sessions that list the courses being taught in their areas, the class locations, and times. Most credit courses meet in the evening or on weekends. Course offerings are primarily at the graduate level.
Within the limits prescribed by the residential faculty of the University and stated in the policies of each academic school and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, qualified persons may apply credit courses taken at regional centers toward degree requirements.
Many students transfer course credits earned through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies to programs at other colleges and universities. Students also use credit courses for renewal of teaching licenses and other professional certificates. Students should consult their school superintendent and the Virginia Department of Education or other certifying bodies for licensure requirements.

Noncredit Programs
Noncredit programs are designed for individuals who want substantive intellectual activities but who do not need additional credit or degree study. Such programs often explore complex issues in formats that best suit each offering’s distinctive educational agenda.
The flexibility of noncredit programming also permits faculty from different disciplines to share their insights on subjects in a way that would not be possible in a traditional class format.
Noncredit programming fosters collaboration between University of Virginia faculty and renowned scholars from other institutions; political, cultural, and business leaders; and noted artists and authors. Program developers work closely with other University faculty and frequently with representatives of the client audience in designing these programs to ensure that the University extends its teaching and research resources productively to the citizens of the Commonwealth and the nation.
Organizational representatives and individuals are encouraged to discuss their education and training needs with program developers from the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, who can respond rapidly and effectively to such needs. For further information, telephone any of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies centers or program offices, or view offerings online at

Citizen Scholar Program
The Citizen Scholar Program is a nondegree program offered by the University of Virginia’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Through this program, adults within Charlottesville and surrounding communities can enroll in the regular, on-Grounds credit courses of the University. Citizen Scholars may enroll for an unlimited number of semesters, but may take no more than two courses per semester, along with any dependent laboratory or discussion sessions, for a maximum of eight credit hours. Participants have the opportunity to study with renowned faculty of the University of Virginia, enjoy the same intellectual challenges as students enrolled in degree programs, and earn college credit for their work.
Citizen Scholars bring a broad range of experiences and backgrounds to this program and their reasons for participating are similarly varied. Enrolling in undergraduate courses through the Citizen Scholar Program allows you to meet these varied needs whether or not you have earned a college degree. Interested participants with a college degree may enroll in either undergraduate or graduate level courses.
This program serves many purposes for the adult learner. Citizen Scholars pursue both professional and personal objectives. Some are advancing their careers by studying recent developments in their fields. Others are working to satisfy prerequisites for advanced study in medicine, engineering, or education, or exploring a graduate department’s course offerings prior to applying to its formal degree program.
The Citizen Scholar Program does not grant degrees. A part-time bachelor’s degree program, the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS), is offered by the University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies. If you wish to earn a degree full-time at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, you must apply to the Undergraduate Office of Admissions or the appropriate graduate school of the University.
Citizen Scholars may choose courses from departments and schools throughout the University with the exception of the Schools of Education, Law, and Medicine. Faculty members reserve the right not to admit a Citizen Scholar to a class based on class size or lack of prerequisite education. While this is an unusual occurrence, special circumstance may lead to such a decision.
Citizen Scholars must obtain permission of the instructor to enroll in each class. Instructors may be reached by referring to the University Registrar’s Web site at: Permission forms can be obtained online at or by visiting the Charlottesville Center. If you are interested in enrolling in graduate level courses, proof of your undergraduate degree will be required at the time of registration. Participants that wish to enroll in the McIntire School of Commerce, 300-level and above Engineering courses, 700-level and above English courses, or Nursing courses with course mnemonics beginning with NUIP, will need to provide actual transcripts of all previously completed college credits to the Charlottesville Center several weeks prior to the start date of classes. This information will be forwarded to the appropriate department to assure that the needed prerequisites have been completed for your desired course(s).
If we can be of any further assistance, please feel free to contact the Citizen Scholar office at (434) 982-4789 or e-mail us at A comprehensive Web site for the Citizen Scholar Program can be found at

Sondra Faye Stallard, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Dean
Stephen J. Pryplesh, B.S., M.P.A., M.S., Assistant Dean and Director of Academic Programs, UVA/FBI Cooperative Program
Cynthia C. Reed, B.S., M.B.A., Associate Dean for Administration
Lynda Phillips-Madson, B.A., M.F.A., Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
William Mowry, B.A., M.A., Assistant Dean of Finance
Nancy Iverson, A.B., M.Ed., Assistant Dean, K-12 Education

Center Directors

James Baker, B.A., Conferences and Institutes
Carl Clarke, B.A., M.Ed., University of Virginia Programs at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
Stephen D. Gladis, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Northern Virginia Center
Richard E. Hoehlein, B.A., M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D., Hampton Roads Center
Nancy Iverson, M.A., Center for K-12 Education
Donna Klepper, B.A., M.Ed., M.Ed., Ed.D., Charlottesville Center
Linda Linnartz, M.S., Roanoke Center
Cindy Orshek, M.S., Executive Development
John Payne, B.S., M.A., Educational Technologies
Gregory J. Pels, B.S., M.S., Richmond Center
Donna Plasket, B.M.E., M.M., M.Ed, Ed.D., Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Program
Stephen J. Pryplesh, B.S., M.P.A., M.S., M.Ed., Director of Academic Programs, UVA/FBI Cooperative Program
Martha Ann Toms, B.S., Acting Director, Lynchburg Center

University faculty members and adjunct faculty members teach courses in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.  Adjunct faculty are selected with careful attention to academic credentials and distinction in their discipline or field of practice.  These individuals regularly include faculty members from the University of Virginia's peer institutions; University alumni; national and international political, corporate, educational, and civic leaders; renown authors and artists; and significant distinguished scholars.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Program

Advisory Committee
J. Milton Adams, B.S., Ph.D.
Sandra B. Cohen, B.Ed., M.A., Ph.D.
William J. Kehoe, A.B., M.B.A., M.A., D.B.A.
Ann Lane, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Donna Plasket, B.M.E., M.M., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Gordon Stewart, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Marsal P. Stoll, B.S., M.S., Ed.D.
Stephen T. Thornton, B.S., Ph.D.

Certificate Program in Criminal Justice Education

Academic Support
Stephen J. Pryplesh, B.S., M.P.A., M.S., M.Ed., Assistant Dean and Director of Academic Programs, UVA/FBI Cooperative Program
Behavioral Science
Faculty Coordinators
Janet Warren, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatric Medicine, Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy
Stephen R. Band, Chief, Behavioral Science Unit, FBI Academy

Adjunct Faculty
Stephen R. Band, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Edward Davis, B.S., M.S.
George DeShazor, A.A., B.A., M.S.W.
Samuel Feemster, B.A., J.D.
Joseph A. Harpold, B.A., M.S.
John Jarvis, B.S., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Carl Jensen, B.S., M.A.
Harry Kern, B.A., M.Ed.
John C. Lanata, B.A., M.Ed.
Anthony Pinizzotto, B.A., M.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Terri Royster, B.S., M.A.
Sharon Smith, B.S., M.S.
Arthur E. Westveer, B.S., M.L.A.
Forensic Science
Faculty Coordinators
Ralph O. Allen, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry
Todd Hildebrand, Section Chief, Operational Support Section, FBI Headquarters
Jane Homeyer, Chief, Laboratory Division Training Unit, FBI Academy

Adjunct Faculty
Joseph Errera, B.S.
Robert Heckman, A.A., B.S., M.F.S.
Alice Isenberg, B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
John Mertens, B.S., M.S.
Lawrence A. Presky, B.S., M.S., M.A.
Mary E. Switaj, B.S., M.Ed.
Law Enforcement Communication
Faculty Coordinators
John A. Sanderson, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, Curry School of Education
William T. Guyton, Chief, Law Enforcement Communication Unit, FBI Academy

Adjunct Faculty
Susan H. Adams, B.S., M.A.
Owen Einspahr, B.S., M.P.A.
Gene Klopf, B.S., M.A.
Julie Linkins, B.A., M.A., M.S.
Craig Meyer, B.S., M.A.
Penelope Parrish, A.A.S., B.A., M.Ed.
Vincent Sandoval, B.S., M.C.J.
Ancil B. Sparks, B.S., M.A.
Dennis Staszak, B.S., M.A.
James L. Vance, B.A., M.S., M.S.
Faculty Coordinators
Anne Coughlin, Research Professor, School of Law
Thomas Colbridge, Chief, Legal Unit, FBI Academy

Adjunct Faculty
Michael E. Brooks, B.S., J.D.
Michael J. Bulzoni, A.A., B.S., J.D.
Kimberly A. Crawford, B.A., J.D.
Thomas Colbridge, B.A., J.D.
Jane Garrison, B.A., M.L.S.
John C. Hall, B.A., J.D.
Thomas D. Petrowski, B.S., J.D.
Richard G. Schott, B.A., J.D.
Leadership and Management Science
Faculty Coordinators
William J. Kehoe, O’Dell Professor of Commerce, McIntire School of Commerce
Michael Ferrence, Jr., Chief, Management Science Unit, FBI Academy

Adjunct Faculty
John Cantalupo, B.S., M.P.A.
David Corderman, B.A., M.P.A., M.S.
Kevin Cornelius, A.A., B.S., M.S.
Michael Ferrence, A.A., B.S., M.P.A., M.S.
Vernon L. Harry, B.S., M.B.A., C.P.A.
William McCormack, B.A., J.D.
Stephen Moore, B.A., M.P.A.
Larry Nicholson, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Timothy Turner, B.S., M.Ed.
Walter R. Williams, B.S., M.S.

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