Policies and Conduct


Student Services


The Academic Dean is available to counsel with students regarding their academic progress, make tutoring available, arrange for referral to faculty for additional assistance, and provide attendance, counseling, and registration for classes.


The Academic Dean’s
Office is open from
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
Additional hours may be available by appointment.

at

(888) 985-6467 x 104 or (904) 559-1303

Academic Honesty


“The Word of God is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path and we are to confirm it by keeping His righteous ordinances” (Psalms 119:105-106). It is assumed that academic honesty will prevail.


The University’s policies in this area are posted on our Internet site and printed in the student handbook. Problems in this area will be handled with an equal concern for love and justice.

Standard of Conduct


Because of the Biblical demands of discipleship, it is expected that all students attending Aidan University will maintain the highest standards of conviction and conduct. Although these standards may not affect one’s spiritual standing, they do strengthen the life and testimony of both the University and the individual.

Therefore, Aidan University expects the students to adhere to the same rules as the faculty and staff. Questionable practices, such as the use of illegal drugs or conduct unbecoming a Christian, are not considered acceptable.


“Abstain from all appearance of evil.”
First Thessalonians 5:22 (KJV),



General Course Policies


All reaction / summary / research papers, theses and dissertations must be                  prepared in accordance with the Modern Language Association (MLA) format or for Psychology and Christian Counseling majors, it is the American Psychological Association (APA) format. Specifically, Aidan University requires that all work

submitted for credit meet the following standards:

  •       Computer word processor printed
  •       Double-spaced
  •       Twelve (12) point font size
  •       Times New Roman or Arial font face
  •       One (1) inch margins (top, bottom, left, and right)
  •       Consistent with other requirements of MLA or APA style

Cover page, title, endnote, and bibliography pages cannot be counted toward the required length of the paper. Any requests for variation from these standards must be requested in writing from and approved in writing by the Academic Dean.

The preferred methodology for the submission of all work (except for thesis and dissertations) is via electronic mailing of a DOC or RTF file.


Please see the Aidan website for details related to the electronic submission and grading of student papers.



Grievance Procedures


Anyone with a grievance or complaint may request an individual conference with the instructor or staff member to discuss the matter.  If a satisfactory resolution to the problem is not reached, the aggrieved party should  seek guidance from the Academic Dean, if it is an academic issue.  If the previous steps have not solved the grievance within 48 hours of the incident, the aggrieved party must present to the President, in writing, all facts of the grievance. Within 24 hours, upon receipt of the written information, the President will schedule a Grievance Committee hearing.


The time of the meeting will be communicated, in writing, to all parties. The Committee will consist of the Academic Dean, the Dean of Students, two staff  members, two faculty members, and two students not involved with the incident in question. All persons involved with the incident, or their representatives, must be present at the time of the hearing or they will be considered to have waived their interest in the proceeding. All parties involved will be given the opportunity to discuss the grievance.


The Grievance Committee will excuse all parties involved in the grievance and will immediately review and conclude the case. The decision of the Committee will be communicated within 48 hours to those involved in the incident. The Committee’s decision will be final. Any grievance that involves the protesting of a grade received by a student must be initiated by the student no later than the end of the semester immediately following the term in which the course was given.


The Commission for Independent Education (CIE) provides complaint procedures for the filing of complaints against licensed institutions. CIE requires that the complainant have exhausted all complaint and grievance procedures provided under the institutional policy. Should such a complaint be filed, CIE will review the matter to determine whether there may have been any violation of its criteria and standards, and can take action only if it determines there to have been such a violation. CIE can be contacted at;

Commission for Independent Education
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
(850) 245-3200.