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Academics

 

 

Academic Policies

Academic Requirements

Academic Policies

 

The policies published in this catalog apply to all College of Menominee Nation students, with the exception of students in those programs having more stringent requirements. For example, students in the Bachelor of Science in the Early Childhood/Middle Childhood Education program must meet higher standards. Student should see Program-Specific Information below and check with their department faculty members.

 

 

Graduation Credentials

 

The College offers the following graduation credentials:

 

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Associate of Arts and Sciences (AA)
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Technical Diploma (TD)

 

Students meet with their Student Achievement Specialist to choose a degree, major, and/or emphasis from the current catalog. See Programs of Study for a list of current majors.

 

Students who change their degree, major, and / or emphasis are subject to the current degree requirements in effect at the time of the change. A credit evaluation may be completed when a student effects the change. Student Achievement Specialist assistance is required.

 

Majors that have been placed in latency are not available to new, transfer, or returning students. Continuing students in majors that are being placed in latency are accommodated.

 

 

Class Standing

Undergraduate class standing is determined by the number of college credits earned. When determining class standing, the approved transfer credits are included.

 

Freshman

A student who has earned fewer than 36 credits

 

Sophomore

A student who has earned at least 36 credits but fewer than 72

 

Junior

A student who has earned at least 72 credits but fewer than 109

 

Senior

A student who has earned at least 109 credits

 

 

Full-time / Part-time Status

Determination of full- or part-time status is as follows:

 

Full-time

A student registered for 12 or more credits per semester

 

Part-time

A student registered in fewer than 12 credits per semester

 

Summer Session

CMN recognizes 6 or more credits as academic full-time status for Summer Session. For financial aid purposes, 6 credits or fewer is considered part-time.

 

 

Credit Hour

As defined by Federal regulations, a credit hour is the amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes. It is verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than:

  • One hour of classroom or direct faculty member instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work each week for approximately 15 weeks for one semester or trimester hour of credit, or equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time; or

  • At least an equivalent amount of work as required in paragraph one above for other activities as established by the institution.

In compliance with Federal regulations, CMN establishes the following minimal equivalencies for one credit hour with an hour defined as 50 minutes and a minimum of 45 hours per one credit per semester:

 

Face-to-Face

One hour of classroom or direct faculty member instruction per week and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work per week.

 

Hybrid / Online

An equivalent amount of instruction and student work leading to equivalent learning outcomes, as required for a face-to-face class.

 

Laboratory

A minimum of two hours of work each week in a laboratory under the supervision of a lab supervisor/instructor and an expectation of one hour of additional out-of-class student work per week.

 

Internship / Practicum

At least 45 hours of supervised work in a field placement each semester.

 

Student Teaching

A full-time commitment consisting of full days for a full semester following the daily schedules and semester calendars of the cooperating schools.

 

Individualized Study (Alternative Course Delivery or Independent Study)

A minimum of three hours of direct instruction and / or individual work per week.

 

Technical

Two hours of classroom or direct faculty member instruction per week and a minimum of one hour out-of-class student work per week.

 

 

Course Requisites

 

Prerequisite

This is a course that must be taken prior to a given course. Prerequisite courses are required for certain classes. A student must achieve a “C” or better in the prerequisite in order to be officially enrolled in the subsequent course.

 

Co-Requisite

This is a course that may be taken before or at the same time as a given course.

 

Concurrent

This is a course that must be taken at the same time as the course in question.

 

Course Requisite Waiver

CMN expects students to meet requisite requirements. On rare occasions, requisite waivers may be granted by the Dean of Instruction. Students must consult with their Student Achievement Specialist to understand the associated risks of the waiver. All requests must include a detailed explanation for the requisite waiver. The final decision regarding course requisite waivers is made by the Dean of Instruction.

 

The Course Requisite Waiver form and procedure are available here.

 

 

Alternative Course Delivery

 

CMN may cancel classes for a variety of reasons; therefore, some courses may be offered by alternative course delivery methods.

 

Eligibility for an alternative course delivery requires that a student possess a minimum GPA of 2.00 and have Sophomore status. Only existing courses are delivered via alternative course delivery at the discretion of the Dean of Instruction.

 

Students must contact their Student Achievement Specialist for assistance.

 

The Alternative Course Delivery form and procedure are available here.

 

 

Course Substitution

 

CMN expects students to fulfill their course requirements. However, CMN recognizes that it may be appropriate to substitute a required course within students’ programs of study.

 

All requests must be filled out in consultation with a Student Achievement Specialist and must include a detailed explanation for the substitution. The final decision regarding course substitutions is made by the Dean of Instruction.

 

The Course Substitution form and procedure are available here.

 

 

Repeating a Course

 

Students who receive a grade “C” or below in a course may repeat that course. CMN allows students to retake the same course twice to either earn a grade of “C” or above (which is required for prerequisites) or to earn a grade of “B” or above to meet certain program requirements. However, for financial aid purposes, students are only allowed one repetition of a previously passed course.

 

Both the initial and repeat grades remain on students’ transcripts, but only the most recent grade is used to compute the Grade Point Average. Students should discuss their intentions with their Student Achievement Specialist.

 

Courses may be placed in latency, discontinued, or offered on a different schedule. The College does not guarantee the right to retake any course.

 

 

Overload Permission

 

Students with a 3.00 term GPA or higher for two consecutive terms may file an Overload Permission Request to exceed the maximum student credit load limit of 18 credits.

 

Presidential permission is required for undergraduate students to enroll for more than 18 credits. For more information, students should contact their Student Achievement Specialist who will submit requests to the President’s office.

 

The Overload Permission Request form and procedure are available here.

 

 

Independent Study

 

The purpose of independent study is to allow a student to explore a topic of scholarly interest which is not available through traditional CMN coursework. Eligibility for independent study requires that a student be in good standing, possess a minimum GPA of 3.00, and have at least Sophomore status.

 

Independent study does not count toward degree requirements and is not covered by financial aid.

 

To register for independent study, students confer with their Student Achievement Specialist. All requests must be approved by the Dean of Instruction prior to registration.

 

The Independent Study form and procedure are available here.

 

 

Course Audit

 

Courses may be audited with Dean of Instruction approval. Audited courses do not:

  • Carry degree credit,
  • Count toward a student’s GPA,
  • Count toward full-time attendance for purposes such as certification for Social Security or Veterans Administration benefits, or
  • Count for purposes of student financial aid.

Audit courses are charged 50 percent of current tuition. Full fees are charged.

 

Students who are taking the course for credit are given priority. A student may audit a course only if space is available. Audit (AU) will be reflected on the student’s transcript.

 

The Course Audit form and procedure are available here.

 

 

Grading Policies

 

Grades are assigned in each course and serve as a measure of students’ academic achievement in their courses. At mid-term and at the end of each semester or session, each student receives a grade from the instructor who uses a standard scale to convert a percentage grade to a letter grade. Each letter grade equals a certain number of grade points per credit. For example, a grade of “B” in a three-credit course equals three grade points per credit or nine total grade points for the course.

 

The table below shows the conversions across percentage grades, letter grades, and grade points per credit.

 

Percentage Grade Letter Grade Points per Credit
95% - 100% A (Excellent) 4.00
90% - 94.9% AB 3.50
85% - 89.9% B (Good) 3.00
80% - 84.9% BC 2.50
75% - 79.9% C (Fair) 2.00
70% - 74.9% CD 1.50
65% - 69.9% D (Poor) 1.00
Below 64.9% F (Fail) 0.00

 

Final grades are posted to students’ transcripts. Grades may be accessed via MyEmpower. If students have an outstanding obligation, e.g. owe a fine, money, material or financial aid, a “hold” is placed on their records and students do not have access to their transcripts.

 

Midterm grades are issued to inform students of their current progress and are not reflected on transcripts. Midterm grades cannot be appealed.

 

Grade point average (GPA) is computed on a 4.00 scale. Both current semester and cumulative GPA are calculated for each student. CMN does not award credit / no credit or pass / fail grades.

 

Since grading standards differ from institution to institution, grades received from other colleges and universities are not used to compute GPAs.

 

The following symbols appear on academic transcripts for which grade points are not assigned:

 

AU Audited course
I Incomplete
W Withdrawal
AW Amnesty withdrawal
UK Unknown (contact instructor)

 

 

Academic Honors

 

Academic Honors are awarded to students with outstanding GPAs based on term GPA. Full-time students who have completed at least 12 graded credit hours are eligible for Academic Honors at the end of each semester. Students must be in good academic standing to qualify. Students with outstanding GPAs are eligible for the following:

 

Highest Honors   4.00
High Honors   3.75-3.99
Honors   3.50-3.74

 

 

Incomplete Grade

 

Incomplete (“I”) grades are assigned at the discretion of instructors when, due to extraordinary circumstances, students were prevented from completing coursework on time. Students may request incomplete grades under these conditions:

  • At least 75 percent of all course requirements to date are complete.
  • Instructors determine student work to date is satisfactory.
  • Attendance has been satisfactory.
  • An illness or other extenuating circumstance legitimately prevents completion of required work by the due date. Written verification by the medical practitioner is required.
  • The Incomplete grade is not based on students’ failure to complete work or as a means of raising their grades by doing additional work after the grade report time.

The assignment of a grade of “I” requires a written agreement between instructors and students specifying the time not to exceed 60 days from end of semester and manner in which students will complete their course requirements. Note 180 days is allowed for a Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) extension. A request for a CAAP extension may delay graduation.

 

The Incomplete Grade Request form and procedure are available here.

 

 

Grade Appeals

 

If a student believes an assigned course grade is incorrect, the first step is to discuss the grade with the instructor who issued the grade. If the student is dissatisfied with the instructor’s response, the student may appeal further to the Dean of Instruction no later than fifteen (15) business days from end of term.

 

In a letter to the Dean, the student must state the reason(s) for the dispute and provide evidence supporting the appeal. Examples of evidence include demonstrating an error in calculating points assigned or demonstrating a test and / or assignment was graded incorrectly.

 

The Dean then appoints a three-member faculty team to the Grade Appeal Committee (GAC) to review the appeal. Within fifteen (15) business days, the GAC makes its determination based solely on the information provided by the student and the instructor. The GAC forwards a written recommendation to the Dean who gives the student the final determination. The decision of the GAC is final.

 

 

Other Academic Appeals

 

Students may request exceptions to College policy by obtaining a student Petition Request form from the Student Services Office. Students should discuss the circumstances of a petition with their Student Achievement Specialist and follow the appropriate steps for each type of appeal.

 

When a determination cannot be made at the Student Services departmental level, the petition may be referred to the Petition Committee for review. The student will be charged a fee for a petition that advances to the Petition Committee.

 

The Chief Academic Officer is responsible for all final decisions.

 

The Petition Request form and procedure are available here.

 

 

Student Performance / Early Alerts

 

Every student is expected to maintain a high standard of performance at CMN. The College is concerned about students whose performance indicates that they are unable to meet the expectations of the course or who are experiencing other challenges that may be interfering with their success in higher education.

 

Performance is measured throughout each semester. CMN’s student information system automatically notifies students and their Student Achievement Specialist when students have excessive absences or low mid-term grades. Students are encouraged to seek assistance from a Student Achievement Specialist, a faculty member, or an academic support staff member to address personal or academic problems.

 

 

Satisfactory Academic Progress

 

CMN requires all students to meet standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and maintain good standing in their courses.

 

Satisfactory academic progress is measured by GPA. Students are in good academic standing if their cumulative resident GPA is 2.00 or greater. The SAP calculation does not include grades from any courses transferred to CMN.

 

Failure to meet the academic progress standards for two consecutive semesters may result in academic suspension. The SAP calculation uses cumulative credit/hour totals. This means that CMN includes all terms of enrollment.

 

NOTE: For Federal financial aid purposes, SAP is different from the CMN academic SAP. CMN’s academic SAP is based on one criterion – grade point average (GPA). The financial aid SAP includes two criteria – GPA and a 67 percent successful completion ratio of classes attempted.

 

Additional Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards

 

  • Incomplete grades (I) are counted as uncompleted courses until the Registrar’s Office posts the final grade on the transcript.
  • Audit credits are not considered attempted or earned.
  • Credits attempted include grades of I and W, A, AB, B, BC, C, CD, D, F.
  • Only the most recent grade received in a repeated course is used to calculate GPA.
  • Grades of A, AB, B, BC, C, CD, and D are considered passing grades or earned credits.
  • Transfer credits and credits forgiven via the Academic Amnesty policy are included when calculating credit completion ratio and maximum time frame, but not GPA.
  • SAP is reviewed at the end of each Fall, Spring, and Summer semester.
  • Units / Hours attempted include repeated courses.

 

 

Academic Probation

 

A probationary action is an advisory warning that students must improve their academic achievement or the result may be academic suspension.

 

CMN uses a cumulative GPA of 2.00 as the minimum GPA needed to meet the Standards of Academic Progress (SAP). If at the end of any Fall, Spring, or Summer term students’ cumulative GPA falls below 2.00, students are placed on academic probation. When the cumulative GPA of students who are on academic probation remains below 2.00 but the term GPA is 2.00 or above, students remain on academic probation. This is allowed for a maximum of four terms.

 

Students placed on academic probation are required to seek assistance from their Student Achievement Specialist, faculty member, or academic support staff. In an effort to give students time to improve their standing and resolve the issues that seem to be interfering with acceptable progress, a recommendation may be made to reduce the number of credits being taken.

 

If at the end of any Fall, Spring, or Summer term a students’ cumulative GPA meets the 2.00 GPA standard required, students are removed from academic probation.

 

 

Academic Suspension

 

An academic suspension action occurs when students have not met CMN’s minimum GPA requirements. Students who have a cumulative GPA below 2.00 and are on academic probation must attain a term GPA of 2.00 or higher, or they will be placed on academic suspension.

 

An academic suspension period is one academic semester, excluding Summer. Students are not permitted to register for credit courses during the suspension period. Students on academic suspension may use the resources available on campus offered through academic support, library services, and workshops.

 

If students stop out two or more semesters, regular admission rules apply. In either case, students will be placed on academic probation and must create and follow individual academic plans in coordination with their Student Achievement Specialist.

 

Students who have been academically suspended more than once must petition for readmission.

 

Petition for Reinstatement

 

Students who have mitigating circumstances may appeal academic suspensions. Appeals must include written explanations and documentation explaining why students were not able to meet the standards. Students must also include in their appeal an individual academic plan to improve academic performance. Continued academic probation may be granted based on the circumstances. Appeals are reviewed by the Petition Committee. Appeals must be filed at least two weeks before the first day of class.

 

Reinstatement

 

Reinstatement means that students will again be eligible via both options above for registration and participation in courses. Students reinstated for eligibility will typically still be placed under the academic probation status. Specified conditions, which may include individual academic plans and a reduced credit load, may apply to reinstatement.

 

 

Academic Amnesty

 

The Academic Amnesty policy is designed to avoid placing an unnecessary burden on students who had unsatisfactory semesters previously at CMN. Because a low cumulative GPA earned at the beginning of an academic career can adversely affect a student’s academic record for the student’s entire stay at CMN, this policy allows forgiveness, or the exclusion from grade point calculation of a maximum of 21 credits. The Academic Amnesty Request form must be completed with an assigned Student Achievement Specialist and submitted to the Chief Academic Officer for determination.

 

Academic forgiveness is granted only once to students under the following conditions:

  • Students must be currently enrolled at CMN.
  • Up to 21 credits may be forgiven from a student’s previous work at CMN. Credits to be forgiven need not all be from the same semester’s work. Only grades lower than a “C” may be forgiven.
  • Only courses taken at CMN are considered for forgiveness.
  • All credits to be forgiven (maximum of 21) must be applied for at the same time.
  • The original academic record remains on file. An Amnesty Withdrawal (“AW”) grade is issued on the current transcript and a notation that academic forgiveness was granted. The “AW” grade is not included in the GPA calculation. However, the credits are included in the completion ratio for financial aid.
  • Credits excluded as a result of academic forgiveness cannot be used to meet course or program prerequisites or requirements. Any forgiven courses, if needed for completion of a degree or diploma, must be retaken.
  • Students granted academic forgiveness may achieve semester honors but may not graduate with honors.
  • If academic forgiveness is granted, the Financial Aid Office uses the recalculated cumulative GPA in evaluating compliance with the GPA component of the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy for financial aid.
  • Credits forgiven are included when calculating SAP standard credit completion ratio, as well as maximum time frame for financial aid eligibility.
  • This policy applies to CMN records only. In the event of transfer to another institution, students are bound by that college’s terms and conditions for accepting transfer credits.
  • Students must complete an Academic Amnesty Request form and meet with their Student Achievement Specialist to create an individual academic plan.
  • Students may apply for academic amnesty after a period of two consecutive semesters, excluding Summer, and the grades being considered for amnesty must have been received six months prior to the request for amnesty.
  • Any academic warnings, suspensions, or dismissals from previous semesters are not forgiven. SAP standards count towards the current semester when the SAP policy is applied to the student records after academic amnesty is granted.
  • Students are notified in writing as to the results of their application.

The Academic Amnesty Request form and procedure are available here.

 

 

Academic Requirements

 

Each student must assume responsibility for complying with the instructions and regulations set forth in this catalog for selecting courses that will satisfy individual educational objectives, course requirements, and graduation requirements. Students should consult with their Student Achievement Specialist or faculty advisor to ensure all necessary paperwork is submitted.

 

The College does not assume responsibility for student misinterpretation of policies and procedures as presented in this catalog. Any questions concerning catalog content should be referred to the Chief Academic Officer or the Dean of Student Services.

 

CMN strives to provide a balanced educational experience that helps students develop the creativity, flexibility, and independence needed to face future challenges with confidence. This is accomplished through the College Core and General Education requirements, which students must complete before graduation.

 

 

Graduation Requirements

 

  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 earned at CMN and 2.00 overall GPA in the credits applied to the degree.
  • Students must successfully complete 33 percent of their degree requirements at CMN.
  • Students are required to achieve a “C” or better in all emphasis requirements.
  • Upon successful completion of appropriate coursework, students may apply for graduation. (The student pays a Graduation Application fee for each degree requested and for each time a Graduation Application is submitted.) Refer to the Tuition and Fee Schedule for the appropriate fee amount.
  • To receive a diploma and transcript, all financial obligations must be met.
  • Specific programs may impose additional requirements.

For more information, consult with a faculty member or Student Achievement Specialist.

 

 

Transfer Agreements

 

To encourage graduates to continue their education, CMN has a number of articulation and cooperative agreements with regional institutions, as well as Guaranteed Transfer and Connections Programs with the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

At times, a student elects to complete degree studies at another institution. The College encourages students to make transfer decisions early and to research admission, General Education, and specific major requirements at their chosen transfer institution. CMN is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org). Credits earned at CMN may be accepted by other colleges and universities in Wisconsin and throughout the country. (Receiving institutions determine which transfer credits they will accept; therefore, CMN does not guarantee credit acceptance.)

 

The CMN Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree (AA) and the Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) are generally accepted as fulfilling General Education requirements. However, the degree may not fulfill certain proficiency, major and/or program-specific requirements at all universities. Students should consult the catalog from the receiving institution being considered for transfer and consult with their Student Achievement Specialist.

 

 

Core Requirements

 

Core requirements (CR), or essential college-level knowledge and skills, prepare students to meet the expectations of faculty members throughout their programs of study.

 

COM100 Introduction to Oral Communication
EDU100* Student Success Strategies
EDU295** Student Portfolio Seminar
ENG100 Introduction to College English Foundations or
ENG101 Introduction to College English
ENG102 College English and Research
MAT104 College Algebra Foundations or
MAT106 College Algebra
SDE100*** Introduction to Sustainable Development

 

*EDU100 is required of all students entering CMN unless an Associate or higher degree has been earned from an accredited college. This course must be taken during the first semester; Special Students are exempt.

 

**EDU295 is required of all Associate of Arts and Sciences and Associate of Applied Science degree-seeking students and must be taken during the student’s final semester.

 

***SDE100 also meets a Social Sciences requirement.

 

 

General Education Requirements

 

General Education requirements (GERs) provide students with a broad body of knowledge in the areas of the fine arts, humanities, natural and physical sciences, and social sciences. Many of these courses incorporate American Indian cultures. Students should reference their degree audit, review course descriptions, and consult a Student Achievement Specialist to learn which GERs and credit requirements listed below are associated with their degree programs.

 

Fine Arts (FA) 3 credits

 

ART106   Fundamentals of Design
ENG211   Introduction to Creative Writing
THE101   American Indian Theater
THE201   Theater Production
THE202   Playwriting

 

Humanities (HUM) 3-9 credits

(Note: A student who satisfies this requirement with a History course may not satisfy the Social Sciences requirement with History.)

 

ANT200*   Introduction to Native American Cultures
ART106   Fundamentals of Design
ENG206   Introduction to Poetry
ENG207   American Indian Literature
ENG208   Minority Women in Literature
ENG211   Introduction to Creative Writing
HIS112   US History 1865-Present
HIS121   Survey of American Indian History
HIS122   Pre-contact History of the Menominee Nation
HIS123   Menominee Treaty Era
HIS132   Oneida Nation of Wisconsin History
HIS133   Treaty Era of Oneida Nation of Wisconsin
HUM100   Introduction to the Humanities
LAN101   Menominee Language I
LAN102   Menominee Language II
LAN103   Menominee Language III
LAN111   Oneida Language I
PHL100   Introduction to Philosophy
PHL206   Contemporary Moral Issues
PHL207   Environmental Ethics
PHL217   American Indian Environmental Philosophies
THE101   American Indian Theater
THE201   Theater Production
THE202   Playwriting

 

Natural (NS) and Physical (PS) Sciences 3-10 credits

(Note: For the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree, one course must include a Lab. The Associate of Applied Science must have one Natural Science course.)

 

BIO110   Introduction to Human Biology (NS)
BIO111   Introduction to Human Biology Lab (NS)
BIO202   Principles of Biology (NS)
BIO204   Anatomy and Physiology (NS)
BIO205   Introduction to Plant Biology (NS)
BIO207   Principles of Microbiology (NS)
CHM101   Introduction to Chemistry (NS/PS)
CHM205   Chemistry I (NS/PS)
ENV150   Introduction to Environmental Science (NS)
GEG110   Physical Geography (NS)
NAR151   Introduction to Natural Resources (NS)
PHY103   Fundamentals of Physics I (PS)
PHY203   Physics I (PS)

 

Social Sciences (SS) 3-9 credits

(Note: A student who satisfies this requirement with a History course may not satisfy the Humanities requirement with History.)

 

ANT200*   Introduction to Native American Cultures
BUS100   Introduction to Business
CRJ101   Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJ110   Criminal Law
ECN202   Macroeconomics
ECN203   Microeconomics
EDU236   Infancy and Early Childhood
GEG210   Cultural Geography
HIS112   US History 1865-Present
HIS121   Survey of American Indian History
HIS122   Pre-contact History of the Menominee Nation
HIS123   Menominee Treaty Era
HIS132   Oneida Nation of Wisconsin History
HIS133   Treaty Era of Oneida Nation of Wisconsin
HUD210   Introduction to Human Development
POL101   American Government and Politics
POL202   Introduction to Public Policy
POL208   Tribal Government
PSY100   Introduction to Psychology
PSY201   Issues in Diversity and Discrimination
SDE100   Introduction to Sustainable Development
SOC100   Introduction to Sociology
SOC208   Sociology of Family

 

American Indian History or Language Requirements

The following courses meet American Indian History (TH) requirements:

 

ANT200*   Introduction to Native American Cultures
HIS121   Survey of American Indian History
HIS122   Pre-contact History of the Menominee Nation
HIS123   Menominee Treaty Era
HIS132   Oneida Nation of Wisconsin History
HIS133   Treaty Era of Oneida Nation of Wisconsin
POL208   Tribal Government
 
The following courses meet American Indian Language (TL) requirements:
LAN101   Menominee Language I
LAN102   Menominee Language II
LAN103   Menominee Language III
LAN111   Oneida Language I

 

*Anthropology courses that do not extensively cover tribal peoples of the United States are not transferable for ANT200.

 

Core Curriculum

 

The core curriculum provides a structured sequence of courses for students’ first two semesters of coursework in preparation for the academic and intellectual demands required across their degree programs. Accuplacer results determine whether students follow the Standard Curriculum or Foundational Studies curriculum. The required coursework by curriculum and term is listed below:

 

Standard Curriculum

 

Term 1
EDU100   Student Success Strategies
ENG101   Introduction to College English
MAT106   College Algebra (or higher-level math course)
General Education/Emphasis Courses
 
Term 2
COM100   Introduction to Oral Communication
SDE100   Introduction to Sustainable Development
General Education/Emphasis Courses

 

Foundational Studies Curriculum

 

Term 1
EDU100   Student Success Strategies
ENG100   Introduction to College English Foundations
MAT104   College Algebra Foundations
Elective   ART106, BUS100, GEG210, PSY100, THE101, LAN101 or LAN111
 
Term 2
COM100   Introduction to Oral Communication
SDE100   Introduction to Sustainable Development
General Education/Emphasis Courses

 

 

Program-specific Information

 

Select programs at the College of Menominee Nation require a second level of application after a student has been accepted into the College and they may have specific program requirements. Students desiring admission to these programs of study should follow the program-specific instructions below and be especially alert to the additional documentation and deadlines that are listed.

 

 

Public Administration Bachelor of Arts

 

To be admitted to the Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration, a student must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Graduated from CMN with an Associate Degree in Public Administration; or
  • Transferred with a minimum of 44 credits and a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better.

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration must complete a minimum of 121 credits, with 45 credits completed at the 300-level or higher. Also, 33 percent of the credits earned must be completed at CMN.

 

 

Business Administration Bachelor of Science

 

To be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a student must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Graduated from CMN with an Associate Degree in Business Administration and/or Accounting; or
  • Transferred with a minimum of 44 credits and a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better.

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration must complete a minimum of 121 credits, with 45 credits completed at the 300-level or higher. Also, 33 percent of the credits earned must be completed at CMN.

 

 

Early Childhood / Middle Childhood Education Bachelor of Science

 

The College of Menominee Nation Early Childhood / Middle Childhood Education Program focuses on preparing teachers, increasing the diversity of teachers in Wisconsin and responding to underserved geographic areas (rural reservations) particularly in understaffed content areas such as mathematics and science. The Early Childhood / Middle Childhood Education Program prepares teachers to know, understand, implement, and assess the cultural experiences of all children, especially American Indian children. Teachers in the program will be prepared to help children understand the legacy of caring for their natural surroundings and protecting natural resources and their relationships with others.

 

All courses including field experience require a background check under the Caregiver Law §48.685 and 50.065 Stats. Students with certain legal convictions may not be able to work in this field.

 

Maintain a Good Standing as a Teacher Candidate

Students can be admitted into the program with a 2.85 or greater GPA. During Early Childhood / Middle Childhood Education coursework, a student must keep a 3.00 GPA to be admitted into the student teaching semester. CMN provides Education program advisors and tutoring services for students.

 

Teacher candidates are formally evaluated at several junctures in their educational process for academic and professional growth. Failure to perform academically or according to the guidelines set in the Early Childhood / Middle Childhood Education Handbook may result in termination from the program.

 

Requirements for Obtaining Licensure

Upon completion of all required coursework in foundations, methods and field experience, teacher candidates must pass the Praxis II exam and submit a teacher standards portfolio to apply for admission to the student teaching semester. Beginning Fall Semester 2015, all pre-service student teachers must also attain a proficient status on their education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA).

 

Student teaching is a full-day, full-time, school-based experience that is supervised by a cooperating teacher and a CMN supervisor. The student teaching course has an accompanying seminar to assist the student teacher with a professional portfolio and application for license. Before entering the public school setting, it is required by law for students to have a recent background check completed.

 

Before a student teacher applies for a Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction teaching license for early childhood education and middle childhood education (ages 0-11), the student must complete the College of Menominee Nation Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood / Middle Childhood Education and earn a passing score on the Wisconsin Reading Foundations Test.

 

Admission to the Early Childhood / Middle Childhood Education Program

  1. Complete the process for admission to the College of Menominee Nation.
  2. Complete the Early Childhood / Middle Childhood Education entry form.
  3. Schedule interview with the admissions committee.
  4. Prepare an interview portfolio to include:
    1. Resume´
    2. Philosophy of education
    3. Copy of transcript(s)
    4. Evidence of a cumulative GPA of 2.85 with Grade of “B” or better in Oral Communication
    5. Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE) scores
    6. Two letters of recommendation from instructors or supervisors

Consult the Early Childhood / Middle Childhood Education Handbook for other requirements.

 

Special Admissions

The student shall submit the following requirements for admission into the Early Childhood / Middle Childhood Education Program: A letter of acceptance from CMN, completion of an Associate Degree, Bachelor’s or other advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education, and submission of an alternate education portfolio.

 

An alternate education portfolio is defined as a portfolio which includes a resume, official transcripts, and two letters of recommendation.

 

 

Pre-Engineering Associate of Arts and Sciences

  • All students must complete the standard admission process and be accepted into the College of Menominee Nation. To meet the eligibility requirements for the Pre-Engineering program, students are required to either:
  • Possess demonstrable ability comparable to a “B” or better in the below listed courses or transfer course equivalencies.
  • Earn a grade of “B” or better in ENG101, ENG102, COM100, and MAT120 at CMN.

For further information on the eligibility requirements of the Pre-Engineering program, students should contact the Math and Science Department Chair.

 

 

Nursing Assistant Course

 

The Nursing Assistant course (HLT095) will prepare the student for entry-level employment as a nursing assistant in a healthcare facility or a client’s home. The student will be able to perform specific nursing assistant care when under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse (4 technical credits).

 

Board Examination/Certification

Upon successful completion of the Nursing Assistant course, students are eligible to sit for the competency evaluation program, which is the testing program approved by the Department of Health Services - Division of Quality Assurance. Currently, Pearson VUE delivers the state certification test known as the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program, Wisconsin’s standardized competency test. When the student passes this competency test, he or she is included on the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry. Once on the registry, the Certified Nurse Assistant is then qualified to work in federally-funded facilities such as nursing homes, hospices, home health agencies, hospitals and some intermediate care facilities for persons with mental retardation. They are also allowed to work at the state licensed facilities, which include facilities for the developmentally disabled, nursing homes and home health agencies.

 

Course Approval

The Nursing Assistant course is approved by the State of Wisconsin, Department of Health Services, and Division of Quality Assurance.

 

Application

Prospective students must submit a completed Nursing Assistant Application Packet and complete a suitability screening.

 

Standardized Test Requirements

Prospective students must complete the Accuplacer test, including Reading Comprehension and Arithmetic.

 

Caregiver Background Check

A Background Information Disclosure (BID) will be required prior to being accepted in the Nursing Assistant Program. This background check complies with the Wisconsin Caregiver Background Check and Investigation Legislation. It is a federal offense to falsify the BID application form. Applicants who have been convicted of specific crimes/offenses that would bar them from clinical experiences as a student or employment and/or licensure as a caregiver will not be admitted to the Nursing Assistant Program.

 

 

Calendars

 

Academic

2016 – 2017
2017 – 2018