Cavalla International University is a Distance Learning research institution, which offers world wide excellent educational programs. Cavalla International university which is also referred to as C I.U was established in 1990 as a corresponding school specializing in providing high quality professional education to working adults who wanted to pursue a specific area of expertise, in Accounting, Business, , Finance, Human Resource, Computer training and Marketing. The college continue to provide professional education on a course by course basis until 1998 when the board and faculty approved the college as a full fledge degree granting institution. The Juris Doctor (J.D.) and the undergraduate degrees were subsequently initiated in the same year and the college was reclassified as a university. The primary goal of the university since then has been to provide excellent professional education to busy working adults who may not be able to attend a traditional university due to the high cost of attending colleges today, family or job commitment or other personal issues. In 2005 the university was approved to begin its masterís programs and three years later in 2008 the board and faculty also approved the university to grant PhD Degrees. Students and their professors/faculty mentors develop research programs for the students to follow for their degree completion.
The university is an international university and has not sought accreditation from any regional bodies. It is registered to do business in the States of Minnesota, Louisiana and other countries.
OVERALL ACADEMIC RULES AND REGULATIONS
All students enrolling or enrolled in the university owe it to themselves to read and familiarize themselves with the rules and regulations of the school. If a student finds ambiguity in any of the program rule or rules of the university he or she is encouraged to discuss the matter with a member of the faculty or dean of the university. All rules of the university must be adhered to and upheld by students. However, the school recognized itself as a place of learning and will entertain suggested amendment to certain policies or rules if it is deemed that such amendment or change will serve the best interest of our students (See grievance procedure).
Throughout their studies student are expected to conduct themselves with honesty and integrity as they work towards completion of their degrees. This will be a fundamental principle by which all students will be held accountable. In the event of plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty the student committing the infraction will be held accountable. The school will determine the appropriate punishment for such violations. These may include temporary removal from a program or suspension and in other severe or irreconcilable cases the complete removal or expulsion of a student.
In the event that a student is accused of academic misconduct a full and comprehensive investigation will be done. The petitioner or person accusing the student of such misconduct carries the burden of proof and must prove beyond all reasonable doubt that the accused student did in fact commit the infraction. Once again the university in fairness to our students will work diligently to resolve issues when they arise and to get our students back on track to earning their degrees.
All students will be reprimanded if they are caught in unacceptable behavior by the university. All reprimands having to do with academics will go through the Deans Office and will be thoroughly investigated by the university.
All students have the right to appeal any decisions which were made against them and which they believe was unfair. These decisions may include but will not be limited to grades, conduct of professors or other members of the faculty. If the student is still not satisfied the next step will be to file a complaint or grievance with office of the dean.
Students in the Juris Doctorate program are allowed to transfer up to one year of academic work. The academic work will be based on the programs at the law school and the determination will be made after the evaluation of the studentís academic work. All students must complete a minimum of two years of course work through the law School. See transfer credit topic below.
TRANSFER OF CREDIT
Every university has its rules for transferring credits therefore; credits from one university may or may not transfer to another university. Some universities have accepted credits from CIU and admitted graduates of the University. However, the University cannot guarantee the transfer of its credit to any higher institution. Each university has its own transfer of credits policy and decides whether to accept or reject credits from another university.
Transfer credits from another higher institution may be used for admission requirements.
Students may transfer courses from other programs or institutions to Cavalla International University. A comprehensive evaluation of the transcript will be done and from that the registrarís office will determine how many credits are transferable. In order to have courses evaluated students should present their syllabi to the registrarís office. Undergraduate Students can transfer up to 90 credits, Graduates students up to 12 credits and law school students up to one year of course work. Graduate students may enroll in a concurrent Masters and Doctoral program. In such case all of the credits from the Masterís degree program will transfer to the doctoral program.
It is important that students before conducting research for any particular course receive prior approval from their professor or faculty mentor. Such approval is only compulsory for certain courses and not those which falls or is a requirement in the program in which they are enrolled.
FACULTY MENTOR OR GRADUATE ADVISOR
All students are encouraged to have a chief academic advisor. The chief advisor will be a member of the faculty and will have a first hand knowledge of the studentís academic goals. Students are encouraged to have a strong and working relationship with their advisor. In the event that a student and an advisor have a breakdown in relationship, the student is strongly encouraged to change or have a new advisor. It is important that students have advisors who share their interest but who will be objective and supportive.
It is against the university policy to practice any form of discrimination. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, any form of disability, age, nation of origin, personal or political reasons.
Cavalla International University is a professional university. Therefore, the University focuses its method of teaching on theory and practice by means of research. Students conduct research and assimilate theoretical knowledge with the practical application of the course being studied. While the University prepares it students for the job market, it CANNOT GAURANTEE THAT ITS GRADUATES WILL BE EMPLOYED BY A PARTICULAR INSTITION. The University does not provide career counseling and it does not have career development center.
RIGHTS TO PRIVACY
In protecting the privacy of students and studentsí records, the university follows the guidelines of the Family Education Rights Privacy Act of 1974. In keeping with the guidelines the only information provided by the university is a) Studentís name, degree program, date of enrollment and graduation and the degree the student earned. If the student desires that additional information be provided he/she must signed a statement of release and have that submitted to the Law School.