Campus and Facilities Emergency Procedures Personal Services Campus Security Drug Abuse Policy Student Code of Conduct Regarding Loans Copyright and Computer Use Policy Staff and Instructors Career Services Gainful Employment Retention Transfer of Credits to LAS Dallas Transfer of Credits to Other Schools Articulation Agreements Accreditation and Approval Immunization Requirement Program Curriculum Refund and Cancellation Policy Withdrawal after Class Start Students Called to Active Military Service Return to Title IV/Refund Repayments Policy Withdrawal before 60% Placement and Retention Figures Crime Statistics
LAS Dallas is located in the Campbell Center at 8150 N Central Expressway, Suite M2240, Dallas, TX. LAS Dallas is close to downtown Dallas which encompasses city courts, county courts, state district courts, and federal courts. Also, major international law firms, government entities, and corporations are located within Dallas proper and the surrounding areas. LAS Dallas is located on a Dallas Area Rapid Transit Light Rail route (DART) with a stop accessible to the School as well as local DART bus routes and terminals.
Theory and technology-based classes are held in space located in the Campbell Center, with the space divided among a lecture room, technology labs, a classroom resource area, a conference room, and administrative offices. The classroom setting is equitable to that which is utilized in the legal and business environment. Computers and current software applications are utilized in the programs.
The Campbell Center is certified handicap accessible by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation/Architectural Barriers Project. The school offers free covered parking to all students which is directly behind and attached to the building.
Campbell Center Plan
The Campbell Center complex is equipped with fire alarms, voice communication in each fire alarm zone, and constant monitoring of sprinkler systems, alarm devices, and manual control of elevators.
If an alarm is sounded, security or management personnel will make an announcement via the PA system giving instructions to the occupants on the affected floor or throughout the building. Exit lights flash upon activation of an alarm. Stairwell doors automatically unlock upon activation of an alarm.
Exit doors and stairwells are well-marked for the event of an evacuation. Students and employees are shown all exits during their initial tour of the campus. Students are advised to evacuate the premises in an orderly fashion and not to return until directed by building security.
LAS Dallas Plan
Evacuation will be verbal unless a building evacuation is ordered and a sound evacuation is initiated.
In the event of an school emergency evacuation, you will be notified by one of the authorized persons identified below. You will follow evacuation signs to the stairs by the front door and proceed to the south lobby using stairs. Remain there until further instructions.
The following school personnel is authorized to initiate an evacuation: School Director, Admission Director, Career Director, Financial Aid Director, Business Office Manager, and Instructors.
Exit to the lobby of South Tower using stairs and proceed with head count and further instructions.
LAS Dallas does not offer medical or dental services to its students. LAS Dallas offers continuous educational advisements to currently enrolled students and qualified graduates. Staff members and instructors are encouraged to mentor students for their professional growth. Students who are in need of additional services may be referred to professionals who can assist them. These professionals may be employees at health facilities, financial consultants, religious leaders/institutions, and social service agent. LAS Dallas staff members and instructors are not qualified to provide assistance in these areas.
This institution does not employ campus security personnel but encourages both its employees and students to immediately report suspected criminal activity or other emergencies to local law enforcement or other emergency response agencies by dialing (911). Building Security is also available and located in the lobby of the building and can be contacted at 214-363-8350. The School Director may reached at 214-777-6433. The school operational hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 - 2:30 and Monday - Thursday 5:30 - 9:30; outside of these hours a Security Access Card issued by the Building Management Office is required to enter the facility.
All students and employees are required to report any crime or emergency to a staff member promptly. If a student or employee wishes to report a crime on a voluntary or confidential basis, the institutional official will be prepared to record and report the crime, but not the name of the informant. The student or employee may, in order to maintain confidentiality, submit the information in writing a staff member with or without a signature who in turn will contact the nearest supervisor to report criminal actions or emergencies to the appropriate agency or by calling (911) if appropriate. An "Incident Report" should be completed by a staff member for any instance of crime or emergency within the physical walls of the Campbell Center, outside parking areas and parking garages.
In compliance with federal government regulations for a drug-free workplace for students and employees. Any student caught in possession, use, or distribution of illegal substances or paraphernalia will be dismissed and/or referred to the appropriate agency. Students convicted for any offense, during a period enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV funds, under any federal or state law involving possession or sale of illegal drugs will result in the loss of eligibility for any Title IV assistance.
This policy strictly prohibits the illegal use, possession, manufacture, dispensing, or distribution of alcohol, drugs or controlled substances in the workplace, on its premises, or as a part of all school sponsored activities. A violation of this policy is considered a major offense, which may result in requirement for satisfactory participation in a drug or alcohol rehabilitation program, referral for criminal prosecution, and/or immediate disciplinary action up to and including termination from employment and suspension or expulsion from the school. A criminal conviction is not required for sanctions to be imposed upon an employee or student for violations of this policy. Violations of applicable local, state and federal laws may subject a student or employee to a variety of legal sanctions including but not limited to fines, incarceration, imprisonment and/or community service requirements. Convictions become a part of an individual's criminal record and may prohibit certain career and professional opportunities.
The school does not offer professional counseling services but offers the following recourse information: National Institution on Drug Abuse (M-F, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) 1 -800-662-HELP National Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hotline 1-800-234-0420Cocaine Helpline 1-800-COCAINE Reach-Out Hotline 1-800-522-9054 (Alcohol, drug-crisis, intervention, mental health referral)
If while in school a student enters and completes a treatment program:
It is the student's responsibility to:
The School supports enforcement of copyright law for the protection of its employees as both creators and users of copyright protected works. The School requires that staff and students comply with federal law regarding the use of copyright protected materials. In addition, in the spirit of promoting "the progress of science and the useful arts," the college supports the fair use for such purposes as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching scholarship or research and reproduction of copyrighted materials (including multiple copies for classroom or library use), for educational purposes as outlined in the federal Copyright Law (PL94-553).
1. This administrative rule is based upon the original Copyright Act of 1976 and the amendments added by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act signed into law in 1998.
2. This administrative rule applies to all staff and students who make use of materials created by entities other than themselves. This includes but is not limited to materials used for classroom teaching, out of class presentations, online distribution, professional conferences, homework assignments, electronic transmission and for school publication.
3. Copyright issues dealing with intellectual property created by staff and students are covered in the administrative rule on intellectual property.
4. The School considers the educational environment to consist of traditional on-campus instruction.
5. Staff and students are expected to comply with copyright law and to apply the fair use criteria to each use of material of which they are not the originator.
6. Unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, illegal downloading or unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials using the institution's information technology system.
7. The only software programs, other than students' projects, to be used on systems in the school are those products for which the school owns a valid license or the school may legally use. Copying the school's software from the computer system is considered theft and is a serious offense. Copying or modifying school software and/or borrowing software from the labs is not permitted. If you have a question, please see the system administrator.
In compliance with the Section 512(2)(‘c)(‘2) of Chapter 5, Title 17 of United States Code, the School shall have a DESIGNATED AGENT “to receive notifications of claimed infringement” and “other contact information which the Register of Copyrights may deem appropriate.” The designated agent for the School will be the CFO.
Fair Use is the use of a copyrighted work for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research.
In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use, the factors to be considered shall include:
1. The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
2. The nature of the copyrighted work; The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
3. The effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
The School encourages staff and students to be diligent in the application of the fair use criteria. Through diligent application school constituents and the School avail themselves of protection from infringement by establishing “reasonable grounds for believing that his or her use of the copyrighted work was a fair use” according to Sections 107 and 504c of United States Code title 17.
Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws
Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.
Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or "statutory" damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For "willful" infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys' fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.
Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.
For more information, please see the Web site of the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov, especially their FAQ's at www.copyright.gov/help/faq.
School Disciplinary Actions
Disciplinary action may be taken in the event that the provisions of this guideline are violated. The administration has sole discretion in determining what action, if any, will be taken against persons violating the provisions of this guideline. Handling of violations to this guideline may vary according to the particular situation. Where the use of the computer is an integral part of the instructional program, violators need to be disciplined immediately and regain access to the computer so that instruction may continue. Disciplinary action may range from a verbal reprimand to legal action.
|President||Larry Van Loon|
|School Director||Denise Demonbreun|
|Director of Admissions||Jessica Peaple|
|Career Services Director||Erin Ruiz|
|Financial Aid Director||Lindsay Jacobs|
|Instructors||Valerie Johnson / EHR|
|Shila Fletcher / LAA|
|Michaell Durrell / IT|
|Colin Holobowicz / IT|
|Pamela Newell / Paralegal|
From 07/01/2010 to 06/30/2011, 81.8% of LAS Dallas graduates were assisted in finding employment by Career Services for LAS Dallas.
The retention rate for the period 07/01/2010 to 06/30/2011 for LAS Dallas was 83.3% and the graduation rate was 89%.
Continuity of the program is essential to the development of the student's knowledge of the subject and its applications to the profession. Therefore, LAS Dallas does not accept credit transfers unless it is deemed appropriate by the School's Director that the credit is consistent with the School's course objectives, course by course. The School Director will evaluate an official copy of the prior transcript for any possible transfer of credits into LAS Dallas. In addition to compatibility of prior courses, accreditation and other pertinent factors are taken into consideration. The School will accept up to a maximum of 25 percent of the required contact hours for graduation.
LAS Dallas does not offer credit for advanced placement or experiential learning.
Students who wish to continue their education at other schools must not assume that credits at LAS Dallas will be accepted by the receiving institution. It is the student's responsibility to research the requirements of that selected school.
The school does not currently have an Articulation Agreement with an outside institution in place.
LAS Dallas is approved and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges, Austin, Texas; and Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
The health and safety of students is important to LAS Dallas. Although immunizations are not required, all students are strongly encouraged to obtain them for their own protection. Students may obtain information regarding the consequences of outdated immunizations for certain diseases, the age groups most vulnerable to these vaccine preventable diseases from the Texas Department of State Health Services website: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/
According to the Texas Workforce Commission policy, refund computations will be based on scheduled clock hours of attendance through the last recorded date of attendance. School Holidays will not be counted as part of the scheduled class attendance. The effective date of the termination for refund purposes will be the last recorded date of attendance.
A full refund will be made to any student who cancels the enrollment agreement within 72 hours (until midnight of the third day excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays) after the enrollment agreement is signed and a tour of the facilities and equipment is made by the prospective student by notifying the School Director. If the tuition and fees are collected in advance of entrance; and if after the 72-hour cancellation privilege the student does not enter the School will retain not more than $100. Any refunds will be consummated within 60 days of the student's effective withdrawal date.
There will be a full refund if the School does not accept the student, if the owner or representative of the School misrepresented the program in any manner, or if the educational service is discontinued by the School preventing the student from completing.
Once books and materials are purchased, no refunds will be made.
The effective withdrawal date for a student shall be when any of the following occur:
1. The date the student notifies the School Director in writing that he/she has withdrawn or the date of withdrawal, whichever is earlier
2. The first class day following more than ten consecutive class days of absences
3. The date that the School terminates the student's enrollment
If a student completes the program in less time than the published course duration then the contracted tuition will be fully earned by the School upon the date of completion and the student will not be entitled to any refund due to earlier completion.
Once a student begins classes and withdraws for any reason whatsoever, the following refund less the registration fee will be calculated:
1. During the first week or (1/10th) of the program, 90 percent of the remaining tuition and fees.
2. After the first week or (1/10th) of the program, whichever is less, but within the first three weeks or one-fifth of the program, whichever is less, 80 percent of the remaining tuition and fees.
3. After the first three weeks or one-fifth of the program, whichever is less, but within the first quarter of the program, 75 percent of the remaining tuition and fees.
4. During the second quarter of the program, 50 percent of the remaining tuition and fees.
5. During the third quarter of the program, 10 percent of the remaining tuition and fees.
6. During the last quarter of the program, the student may be considered obligated for the full tuition and fees.
In case of prolonged illness, accident, death in the family, or other circumstances that make it impractical to complete the program, a refund that is reasonable and fair to both parties shall be made.
A student who withdraws from the School as a result of being called to active duty in a military service of the United States or the Texas National Guard may elect one of the following options for each program in which the student is enrolled:
1. If tuition and fees are collected in advance of the withdrawal, a pro rata refund of any tuition, fees, or other charges paid by the student for the program and a cancellation of any unpaid tuition, fees, or other charges owed by the student for the portion of the program the student does not complete following withdrawal.
2. A grade of incomplete with the designation “withdrawn-military” for the courses in the program, other than courses for which the student has previously received a grade on the student's transcript, and the right to re-enroll in the program, or a substantially equivalent program if that program is no longer available, not later than the first anniversary of the date the student is discharged from active military duty without payment of additional tuition, fees, or other charges for the program other than any previously unpaid balance of the original tuition, fees, and charges for books for the program.
3. The assignment of an appropriate final grade or credit for the courses in the program, but only if the instructor or instructors of the program determine that the student has:
(a) Satisfactorily completed at least 90 percent of the required coursework for the program; and
(b) Demonstrated sufficient mastery of the program material to receive credit for completing the program.
This policy applies to all recipients of Federal Title IV Financial Aid Funds. Students that are no longer attending LAS Dallas may still owe funds to the school to cover unpaid tuition. Additionally, the school may attempt to collect any funds from a student that the school was required to return as a result of this policy.
LAS Dallas is required to calculate how much federal aid may be retained or disbursed for a student who withdraws prior to the end of a payment period. The calculated amount is referred to as "Return of Title IV Funds" (R2T4), The calculation of Title IV funds earned by the student has no relationship to the student's tuition and fees that may be owed to the school. All students subject to this policy are determined according to the following definitions and procedures, as prescribed by regulation.
LAS Dallas has 45 days from the date the school determines the students withdrew to return all unearned funds for which it is responsible. The school will notify the student in writing of the amount of funds that must be returned. The school will advise the student and/or parent that they have 14 calendar days from the date the school sent the notification to accept a post-withdrawal disbursement for funds that have not been disbursed but are eligible to be used for tuition and fees. If a response is not received from the student and/or parent within the permitted time frame or the student declines the funds, the school will return any earned funds being held from Title IV programs. All post-withdrawal disbursement must occur within 90 days of the date the student withdrew.
LAS Dallas must perform a R2T4 to determine the amount of earned aid up through the 60% point in each payment period and use the Department of Education's prorate schedule to determine the amount of R2T4 funds the student has earned at the time of withdrawal. After the 60% point in the payment period or period of enrollment, a student has earned 100% of the Title IV funds he or she was scheduled to receive during the period.
|Information Technology Support Professional||NA||100%||77%|
|Legal Administrative Assistant||79%||79%||81%|
|Electronic Health Records||NA||NA||77%|
|Information Technology Support Professional||NA||NA||83%|
|Legal Administrative Assistant||71%||76%||74%|
|Electronic Health Records||NA||NA||NA|