SECTION IV:  GENERAL REGULATIONS



1. REGISTRATION

Candidates may apply at any time for registration as students for any award that they are qualified to apply for. They must complete the Application Procedure as prescribed by the School.


2. REFEREES

Referees must be persons of good standing. Such persons include those listed at paragraph 9, but this provision is not exclusive of other persons acceptable to the School.


3. SUPERVISION

The bishop shall appoint a Dean who should be consulted by the student upon arrangement and who is responsible for enforcing the School Regulations. The School will appoint Mentors, whose responsibility it is to assist residential and correspondence students with their studies.

 

4. COURSE WORK

It is understood hat all course work is the work of the student aided only by the guidance of the school administration. The School shall verify the authenticity of student work by examining candidates orally or by written examination, which shall not form part of the assessment for course grading. This shall not apply to classes or sections gained by accredited application.


5. TIME FOR COMPLETION OF CORRESPONDENCE COURSES

The time limits (hours) suggested for courses are for general guidance only and are not to be regarded as compulsory.


6. TERMINATION

Students should contact the School at least monthly. Failure to comply with this regulation may result in termination, including the forfeiture of all tuition paid.


7.   DOCUMENTATION

All documentation submitted in support of the application of previous credentials must be authenticated in a manner acceptable to the School. All submissions to be assessed directly for Application must be accompanied by a declaration that they are the work of the candidate. This declaration must state that the work submitted has not been presented in substantially the same form for any other award of another institution.


8.   VERIFICATION

It is the policy of Meister Eckhart Divinity School to seek the maximum degree of verification of all documents submitted.

[a] Application for enrollment must contain proof that the applicant is qualified to enroll for the Program applied for before being approved. Referees are asked to comment upon the suitability in academic and other terms of a candidate to academic awards to the best of their knowledge. Candidates are required to submit photocopies of certificates and transcripts:

[b]The awards claimed are clearly listed as having been achieved by the candidate in an official publication of a candidate's church or other public institution.


OR

A letter confirming the award or courses undertaken is furnished by the institution concerned.


OR

A notarized photocopy.


[c] Examination Conditions:

Residential students may sit examinations in an approved center or under such conditions as shall be deemed acceptable as constituting examination conditions.

These are as follows:

Candidates shall work under invigilation by a mandated witness of the School. They shall not have access to relevant materials except where regulations permit (such as the use of the Bible). They shall not bring into the place of examination any notes of any kind or container in which such might be kept. They shall not use a telephone or any electronic device outside the presence of the appointed invigilator. They shall not leave the examination room unless accompanied by the appointed invigilator.

[d] Online students must submit all their research work as required.


9.   APPOINTMENT OF PROCTORS FOR THE EXAMINATION & INVIGILATORS

All invigilators must be approved by the bishop or dean. Immediate family members of candidates are excluded from acting as invigilators.


10.  EXEMPTION

The School reserves the fight to examine all candidates orally. All examinations will be conducted under examination conditions. Students who may be required to undergo oral examination fall into the following categories:

(a) Those offering practical subjects for examination purposes.

(b) Candidates whose overall work is borderline pass level.

(c) Candidates for a Doctoral degree.

(d) Candidates who have not otherwise satisfied the School's requirements in terms of the verification of their submitted work.

11. Viva voce examinations may be conducted using the telephone, subject to verification of examination conditions.


12. AWARDS

Work submitted for the award of a degree is assessed by internal and external examiners. Course Tutors do not act as examiners for the work of their own students. If all examiners are in agreement then an award is made.


13.  PARTICULAR REGULATIONS

All students must comply with particular regulations relating to entry qualifications, formal presentation of material submitted for examination, examination procedures, syllabus and administrative regulations as the School shall from time to time determine.


14. FEES

Internal examination does not take place until all tuition and other fees are paid in full. All fees are payable to the School.


15. TERMINATION ON ETHICAL GROUNDS

Any person who, in the opinion of the Bishop or the School Board shall be guilty of conversation of life incompatible with the School Honor Code, studentship and membership may be terminated.


16. CONSENT

Students registering for any Program or courses of study are deemed to consent to these regulations.