July 2010 Recipients
Mary Osborn - Dining & Hospitality Services is pleased to announce Mary Osborn as our July, 2010 Employee of the Month. Mary has been with the department since September, 2009 and has proven to be a key employee in making lunch flow smoothly at the Eat Shop Café. With a spatula in her hand and a smile on her face, Mary can grill up a mean specialty burger that George Foreman himself would envy. In addition, Mary has become a vital component to our summer conference services. Cleaning guest rooms and servicing camp needs throughout campus, Mary approaches her work in a calm, cool and collected manner and goes above and beyond to make sure every guest has a delightful experience. To put it in the famous words of the Motel 6 chain, in our department, Mary is the one who’ll “leave the light on for ya.”
Kaitlyn Pospiech has been nominated as the Facilities Operations Employee of the Month. Kaitlyn is an Albion College student working in Grounds for the summer and splitting her time between Grounds and the new Student Farm project. Kaitlyn has been nominated by her supervisor as being an exceptionally hard worker and demonstrating both independence and leadership in her work both in Grounds and with the Student Farm. She has been both innovative and resourceful in solving the many problems in managing a successful program. Kaitlyn’s project is certainly in the spirit of the Sustainability Theme Year. We look forward to some of the product being available in Baldwin Hall. Congratulations Kaitlyn.
Don Masternak, Managing Director of Facilities Operations, has been nominated as the Employee of the Month. Don is frequently the creative force behind many facilities projects with the development of the site of the recently demolished International House being no exception. Don designed many of the site details and artfully reused many materials from both International House and other past projects. Always the tenacious bargain hunter he obtained a number of large trees which were moved to the site, giving it a mature and well established look. Also incorporated in the site is the commemorative rock from the original founding of the College and the sculpture from the International House court yard. Thank you Don for all you do in making the Albion College campus a beautiful place for all to enjoy.
Introduction and Responsibility
Albion College is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards. All members of the College community have a responsibility to report violations or suspected violations of laws, regulations, College policy or procedure, inappropriate behavior regarding business practices, accounting or bookkeeping, or use of institutional resources. The College has a responsibility to investigate and report to appropriate parties allegations of suspected improper activities and to protect those employees, who, in good faith, report these activities to the proper authority.
Normally, a report by a College employee of allegations of suspected improper activity should be made to the reporting employee’s immediate supervisor or other appropriate administrator or supervisor within the operating unit. However, when there is a potential conflict of interest, such reports may be made outside of the traditional reporting mechanism. Reports may be made in person, by mail or via the Campus Conduct Hotline©. Such a report is known as a protected disclosure. College employees and applicants for employment who make a protected disclosure are protected from retaliation. The Campus Conduct Hotline© system is available for use around the clock, seven days a week. Because the Hotline is operated by an independent organization, any tips made through this Hotline are completely confidential and anonymous. The Campus Conduct Hotline© can be reached, toll-free at (866) 943-5787. Communications made in person may be made to Internal Audit.
Submit written reports in a sealed envelope directed to Internal Audit marked “Confidential – Fraud Policy”. Sufficient information should be provided in order that an investigation may be conducted. This report may be submitted anonymously. Written reports will be forwarded, unopened, to the Chairman of the Audit and Compliance Committee of the Albion College Board of Trustees.
Process of Investigation
Allegations will be forwarded to the Chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee of the College’s Board of Trustees who will initiate the investigation. The Audit and Compliance Committee may enlist outside legal, accounting, or other advisors, as appropriate to conduct any investigation. If the investigation establishes that a violation of law, external regulation or College policy occurred, appropriate action will be based upon law and College policy.
Protection to Whistleblowers and Penalties to Retaliators
Whistleblowing complaints will be handled with sensitivity, discretion, and confidentiality to the extent allowed by the circumstances and the law. Generally this means that whistleblower complaints will only be shared with those who have a need to know so that the College can conduct an effective investigation, determine what action to take based on the results of any such investigation, and in appropriate cases, with law enforcement personnel. Should disciplinary or legal action be taken against a person or persons as a result of a whistleblower complaint, such persons may be entitled to the information as a matter of institutional due process in disciplinary proceedings.
Whistleblowers who believe that they have been retaliated against may file a written complaint with Internal Audit. Any complaint of retaliation will be promptly investigated and appropriate corrective measures taken if allegations of retaliation are substantiated. This protection from retaliation is not intended to prohibit managers or supervisors from taking action, including disciplinary action, in the usual scope of their duties and based on valid performance-related factors.
The College will take the appropriate action to prevent and correct violations of this Whistleblower Policy; such action shall be in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, College policies and procedures, and any applicable collective bargaining agreements. All internal complaints will be investigated promptly and with the discretion, and all information obtained will be handled on a “need to know” basis. At the conclusion of an investigation, as appropriate, remedial and/or disciplinary action will be taken where the allegations are verified and/or otherwise substantiated. An employee who retaliates against someone who has reported or suspected violation in good faith is subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment.
Tuition and Fees
2014-2015 Academic Year
The tuition and fees for the 2014-2015 academic year were set by the Board of Trustees at the February 2014 meeting. Outlined below are those fees.
|Tuition||$ 18,436.00||$ 18,436.00||$ 36,872.00|
|Total||$ 23,925.00||$ 23,925.00||$ 47,850.00|
**The housing charge is for a regular double occupancy room. See below for other housing charges.
Matriculation Fee/Readmission Fee: A one-time matriculation fee of $185.00 is paid by all matriculating students for administrative and processing costs. Readmitted students are also required to pay a $75.00 readmission fee. Both are non-refundable.
|Application Fee (Non-Refundable)||40.00|
Payable upon receiving notice of admission to assure a place in the enrolling class, $200.00 will be credited to the first semester general fees for matriculating students. For students accepted for the first semester, entrance deposits are required by May 1. For students accepted for the second semester, entrance deposits are required by November 15. Entering students who cancel enrollment after May 1 and prior to August 1 for the first semester and after November 15 and prior to December 15 for second semester will receive a partial refund of $50.00. Partial refunds will not be made after August 1 and December 15 for the respective semesters. See Refunds section for details regarding return of the general deposit to students who have already been enrolled.
Textbooks and Supplies: There are no standard fees for textbooks and supplies. However, every student must plan to purchase such items in addition to the expenses listed above. Books and supplies range from $900.00 to $1,000.00 per year for the average Albion student.
Other Educational Fees (per semester, where applicable ) - 2014-2015
|Tuition: Each 1/4 unit (below 3 units or above 4.5 units)||1,560.00|
|Late Enrollment Fee: First Day||30.00|
|Each additional day||15.00|
|Tuition for Auditors (per 1/4 unit)||390.00|
|Equestrian - Group Riding Lessons||780.00|
|Equestrian - Individual Riding Lessons||1,066.00|
|Off Campus Study Program Application Fee||52.00|
|Off Campus Study Administration Fee (per semester)||1,248.00|
|Non-college Housing Fee (per semester)||676.00|
|Foreign Language Tutorials||0.00|
|Physical Education 1/4 unit activity courses||0.00|
|Psychology Lab Fee||0.00|
|Science Lab Fee (BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, PHYS, HSP classes with labs)||0.00|
Private Music Lesson Fees
|Music Lesson fees - 1/4 unit (1/2 hour lesson per week)||416.00|
|Music Lesson fees - 1/2 unit (1 hour lesson per week)||832.00|
|Music facility usage fee (per semester for all students taking lessons in the form of private or class instruction)||0.00|
Students declaring a music major (and demonstrating this intention by being enrolled in the music classes appropriate to the music major curriculum) will receive at no additional cost up to 1/2 unit of private lessons per semester. All other students must pay the full applied music fee for lessons.
Refunds: Students who drop private music lessons after the drop/add period will receive no refund. Students dropping lessons during the drop/add period will be charged $50.00 per scheduled lesson.
Board Fees: (2 semesters unless otherwise indicated) - 2014-2015
|Traditional Plan - includes unlimited meals at Baldwin, $50.00 Dining Dollars ($25 per Semester), and 4 Guest Passes||5,474.00|
|Standard 15 Block Board Plan - includes 15 meals per week that can be used in Baldwin Cafe, The Eat Shop, The Grinds and the Dub Box with Carry-Out Options at all but Baldwin Cafe, Includes $100 Dining Dollars ($50 per semester) and 4 Guest Passes||5,390.00|
|Purple 18 Block Board Plan - includes 18 meals per week that can be used in Baldwin Cafe, The Eat Shop, The Grinds and the Dub Box with Carry-Out Options at all but Baldwin Cafe, Includes $150 Dining Dollars ($75 per semester) and 4 Guest Passes||5,474.00|
|Gold 21 Block Board Plan - includes 21 meals per week that can be used in Baldwin Cafe, The Eat Shop, The Grinds and the Dub Box with Carry-Out Options at all but Baldwin Cafe, Includes $300 Dining Dollars ($150 per semester) and 4 Guest Passes||5,608.00|
|Commuter - 75 meals per semester||1,800.00|
|Commuter Purple - 100 meals per semester||2,300.00|
|Commuter Gold - 125 meals per semester||2,800.00|
Students who feel they are in need of any special accommodations with the Board Plan should contact the Office of Residential Life prior to the first Friday of each semester to schedule a meeting with the Director for Residential Life.
***The Fees below are Housing Fees only and do not include the cost of the Meal Plan. The Meal Plan is an additional cost.
***All Housing Fees are for Regular Double Rooms unless noted.
For 2014-15, fraternity members will be charged flat rates for housing regardless of the number of men occupying a house. This will simplify charges and make billing and financial aid easier to understand and administer. The rates have been set based on similar housing options at Albion in which residents establish their own cooperative meal plans and manage those on their own. This trial approach is the result of on-going discussions between Student Affairs, Residential Life, the Business Office, and fraternity leadership. This trial will be assessed in the spring of 2014. For 2013-14 the rates are:
Double Room w/roommate
Double Room w/single occupancy
|Wesley Hall (Double Room w/roommate)||5,160.00|
|Wesley Hall (Single Room)||6,690.00|
|Wesley Hall (Double Single - double room used as single occupancy)||7,124.00|
|Seaton Hall (Double Room w/roommate)||5,160.00|
|Seaton Hall (Single Room)||6,690.00|
|Seaton Hall (Double Single - double room used as single occupancy)||7,124.00|
|Whitehouse Hall (Double Room w/roommate)||5,470.00|
|Whitehouse Hall (Single Room)||7,000.00|
|Whitehouse Hall (Double Single - double room used as single occupancy)||7,434.00|
|Mitchell Towers (Double Room w/ roommate)||5,470.00|
|Mitchell Towers (Single Room)||7,000.00|
|Mitchell Towers (Double Single - double room used as single occupancy)||7,434.00|
|Fiske House (Double Room w/roommate)||5,160.00|
|Fiske House (Single Room)||6,690.00|
|Fiske House (Double Single - double room used as single occupancy)||7,124.00|
|Ingham Hall (Double Room w/roommate)||5,470.00|
|Ingham Hall (Single Room)||7,000.00|
|Ingham Hall (Double Single - double room used as single occupancy)||7,434.00|
It is assumed that students residing in the housing units below will not be on the full College board plan. For those students who are on the full board plan, a $100 (per semester) reduction will be applied to the board charge. This does not apply to the Commuter Plans.
|Dean Hall (Double Room w/roommate)||6,136.00|
|Dean Hall (Single Room)||7,666.00|
|Dean Hall (Double Single - double room used as single occupancy)||8,100.00|
1112 Porter Street Annex
|1112 Porter (Double Room w/roommate)||6,660.00|
|1112 Porter (Single Room)||8,190.00|
|1112 Porter (Double Single - double room used as single occupancy)||8,624.00|
711 Michigan Ave Annex
|711 Michigan (Double Room w/roommate)||6,660.00|
|711 Michigan (Single Room)||8,190.00|
|711 Michigan (Double Single - double room used as single occupancy)||8,624.00|
Burns Street Apartments
|Burns St Apts (Double Room w/roommate)||5,970.00|
|Burns St Apts (Double Single - double room used as single occupancy)||7,934.00|
|Burns St Apts (Efficiency w/roommate)||5,970.00|
|Burns St Apts (Efficiency Efficiency as Single Occupancy)||7,934.00|
|Burns St Apts (Family Living per month)||968.00|
|Briton Apts (Double Room)||6,660.00|
|Briton Apts (Double Single - double room used as single occupancy)||8,624.00|
1000 Porter Street Annex
|1000 Porter St (Double Room w/roommate)||6,660.00|
|1000 Porter St (Single Room)||8,130.00|
|1000 Porter St (Double Single - double room used as single occupancy)||8,548.00|
416 Cass Street Annex
|416 Cass St (Double Room)||6,660.00|
|416 Cass St (Double Single - double room used as single occupancy)||8,624.00|
507 Erie Street Annex
|507 Erie Street (Double Room)||7,488.00|
|507 Erie Street (Single)||9,018.00|
|507 Erie (Double Single)||9,452.00|
|Munger Annex (Double Room)||7,488.00|
|Munger Annex (Double Single - double room used as single occupancy)||9,452.00|
416 Erie Street Apartments (Octagon House)
|416 Erie Street (Double Room)||7,488.00|
|416 Erie Street (Double Single - double room used as single occupancy)||9,452.00|
Mae Harrison Karro Residential Village (The Mae)
|The Mae (Double Room w/roommate)||7,488.00|
|The Mae (Single Room)||9,018.00|
|The Mae (Double Single - double room used as single occupancy)||9,452.00|
|Albion 1Card ID replacement||5.00|
|Automobile Registration (per Year)(All Students)||300.00|
|Replacement of lost room key||90.00|
|If key is lost a second time, a fee of $125.00 will be charged for core replacement)|
|Replacement of lost Mail Box key||30.00|
|Diploma replacement with cover||40.00|
|Special student admission (non-refundable)||10.00|
|CLEP Credit||1/2 Tuition|