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Alexandria CampusGlen Allen CampusWoodbridge CampusBaltimore CampusNewport News CampusNew Delhi Campus2900 Eisenhower AvenueAlexandria, VA 22314(571) 699-3200(800) 444-0804 toll free210 South Central AvenueBaltimore, MD 21202(410) 752-4710Falls Church Campus7777 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, VA 22043(703) 821-8570(800) 444-0804 toll free11104 West Broad StreetGlen Allen, VA 23060(804) 290-4231(877) 373-5173 toll free836 J. Clyde Morris BoulevardNewport News, VA 23601(757) 873-4235(855) 873-4235 toll free14349 Gideon DriveWoodbridge, VA 22192(703) 897-1982(888) 546-1250 toll freeSTRATFORD UNIVERSITY 2016-2017 Catalog of Classes - MarylandSTRATFORD UNIVERSITY LOCATIONSChanging Lives . One Student at a Time24A Lajpat Nagar IVMain Ring RoadNew Delhi, 110024 91-011-40574000Virginia Beach Campus555 South Independence BoulevardVirginia Beach, VA 23452(757) 497-4466(866) 528-8363 toll freeChanging Lives . One Student at a TimeStratford.eduRevised April 20162016-2017 CatalogMARYLANDStratford.edu

Welcome to Stratford UniversityA Personal Message from the PresidentDear Student,Thank you for the interest you have shown in our programs. You havetaken the first step toward an exciting and rewarding career. For over fortyyears, we have helped students just like you find a place on the career ladder of their choice. Many of whom are now in management positions orown their own businesses.Stratford University provides programs that deliver the skills (or competencies) demanded by industry. We have design our programs using inputfrom industry advisory boards. More importantly, Stratford Universityprovides a student-centered classroom environment. This means that ourfaculty members are flexible and will accommodate students with different learning styles and modes without compromising employer-dictatedstandards. This dual focus, on the student and the employer, is the reason for our success and the success ofour domestic and international graduates.The University’s faculty members have been hand-chosen for their teaching ability, personality traits, andexperience in the field. In fact, the entire Stratford University staff works as a team to help you succeed.Because of our commitment to your career success, the educational atmosphere in the school is friendly,helpful, and knowledgeable.We have designed the placement and instructional programs so you can start in your new career soon aftergraduation. Because of the quality of our educational product and the enthusiasm of our staff, we have anexcellent placement record.Come and visit the school, even if only virtually, at www.stratford.edu. Any member of the admissions, administration, or instructional teams would enjoy describing how Stratford can help you achieve your goals.We look forward to welcoming you to the Stratford community.Richard R. Shurtz, II. PhDPresident1

2016-2017 Catalog Table of ContentsGENERAL INFORMATION.4Mission .5Instructional Philosophy.5History.5Accreditation.6Legal Control .6Baltimore Campus.7ACADEMIC POLICIES.8Academic Calendars .9Course Methodology.10Term and Credit System.10Calculation of Credit.10Definition of Courses .10Description of Degrees.10Mode of Delivery.11Acceptance.11Registration.12Attendance Policy.12Withdrawal Policy.13Grading Policies.15Honor Code.15Standard Term of Non-Attendance.17PAYMENT AND STUDENT ACCOUNTS.19Tuition and Fees.20Payment Options.21Federal Student Aid.21Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant.24Scholarship Programs.25Federal Work Study Program .26Veterans Services Benefits.26Employer Reimbursement.27Private Financing.27Maryland State Refund Policy.27UNDERGRADUATE POLICIES.29Undergraduate Admission .30Placement Testing.32Transfer Credit.32Sources of Credit.34Undergraduate Student Status.342

Satisfactory Academic Progress.34Undergraduate Graduation Requirements.38UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS.39ARTS AND SCIENCES COURSES.40SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY AND CULINARY ARTS.41Associate of Applied Science in Advanced Culinary Arts.41Associate of Applied Science in Baking and Pastry.41Associate of Applied Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management.42Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management.42UNDERGRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS.43GRADUATE POLICIES.52Graduate Admission.53Transfer Credit.53Sources of Credit.54Graduate Student Status.54Satisfactory Academic Progress.55Graduate Graduation Requirements.58GRADUATE PROGRAMS.60SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY AND CULINARY ARTS .61Master of Science in International Hospitality Management.61GRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS.61STUDENT SERVICES.63Academic Advising.64Career Services Center .64Student Support Services.64Learning Resource Center.64Military Student Office.65Student Resources.65UNIVERSITY POLICIES.67Changes to Catalog, Procedures, or Policy.68Consumer Information.68Formal Grievance Procedures.68Non-Academic Dishonesty or Misconduct.69Inclement Weather Policy.70Non-Discrimination Policy.70Student Records and Release of Information.70Campus Safety.71Computer Specifications.72INDEX.743

GENERAL INFORMATIONSection ContentsMission . 5Instructional Philosophy. 5History. 5Accreditation. 6Legal Control . 6Baltimore Campus. 74

MissionStratford University is a private institution of higher learning. Thestudent body is diverse, including recent high school graduates,working professionals, international students, and persons desiringto change their career fields. The mission of Stratford University isto prepare students for rewarding careers through quality educational programs that meet the changing needs of employers and thecommunity. In order to meet this mission, the University offers avariety of certificate, diploma, associate’s, bachelor’s, and graduate programs in emerging and high employment demand fields. Tomeet the needs of a diverse community of learners, the Universityprovides education that balances technical, professional, and critical thinking components. In pursuit of this mission, the Universityseeks to ensure: Student’s career goals are met by matching students withappropriate programs of study A quality learning experience by employing faculty committed to learning and who demonstrate excellent teachingskills Relevant curricula through input from the governing board,advisory boards, and graduates Student success through a comprehensive support programincluding financial planning, academic assistance, andother student servicesInstructional PhilosophyThe face and climate of today’s business world is changing rapidly.Economic growth and the constantly changing needs of modernindustries can provide exciting and challenging opportunities forqualified graduates. Stratford University is at the forefront of thesechanges and is dedicated to assisting graduates with employment inthe evolving job market. The University’s innovative approach toeducation helps graduates gain the skills and self-confidence neededto be successful.Stratford University seeks to provide students with the relevantskills and knowledge to lead them to satisfying careers whilemaximizing their personal and academic growth. The Universityis able to achieve these goals through carefully-planned academicprograms and career advising, including timely curriculum revisions, hands-on learning experiences in appropriate undergraduatecourses, and individual help. Instructional Focus: Programs are directed toward specificinstructional goals coupled with small class size. All curricula, presentations, supportive reference materials, andstudent-teacher interactions are collectively driven by thisstrategy. Communication: Effective use of communication reinforces the instructional message. Creative seating arrangementsand small group projects are used to encourage student tostudent and student to teacher interaction. Programs arestructured to cultivate an environment of teamwork. Self-Discovery: Hands-on learning using actual equipmentis essential to the University’s instructional methodology.The University recognizes hands-on learning as a key tolong-term retention of information. In the final analysis, theUniversity combines sound instructional technology withan insight into the career market to produce a valuable andunique educational experience.HistoryRichard Shurtz Sr. established American Transportation Institute(ATI) in 1976. ATI offered certificate programs in the transportationindustry. The programs included training for travel agents, hotel andrestaurant management, and bartenders. The single Falls Churchcampus featured an on-site travel agency which worked with airlineand railroad travel. Dr. Richard Shurtz, II and Mary Ann Shurtztook over the company in 1986. ATI became Stratford College in1998 and began offering associate’s degree programs in culinaryarts and information technology. Dr. Shurtz named the college afterStratford-upon-Avon and his love of literature and travel. In 2001,Stratford College began offering master’s degrees and becameStratford University. The University is dedicated to changing withthe times to provide its students with education in high-demandindustries.Public ServiceStratford University understands that community service contributes to its mission. To this end, the University maintains effectiveand continuous community relations. The University is involvedin activities at the national, regional, and local levels. The programrepresentatives are continually developing relationships with various persons and organizations. The University strives to provideand support organizations for the homeless, veterans, and womenin need.5

Accreditation Stratford University is accredited by the Accrediting Council forIndependent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award certificate,diploma, associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. ACICS islisted as a nationally recognized accreditation agency by the U.S.Department of Education and is recognized by the Council forHigher Education Accreditation (CHEA), a national advocate andinstitutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality throughaccreditation. CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations.Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities,Member Careers through Culinary Arts Program (CCAP), Supporting Member Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education,Member National Association of Foreign Student Advisors(NAFSA), Member National Association of Veteran’s Program Administrators National Healthcareer Association (NHA), Member Online College Library Center (OCLC) Eastern, Member Service Members Opportunity Colleges Consortium,Member Northern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, MemberStratford University is exempt from certification by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to operate campusesin Virginia as it has been properly accredited by an accrediting bodyrecognized by the U.S. Department of Education in excess of tenyears.The undergraduate and graduate programs are approved for federalstudent financial aid by the U.S. Department of Education. TheUniversity has the authority to issue I-20s by the U.S. Immigrationand Naturalization Service for F-1 visas. All programs have beenapproved for the training of veterans. The Virginia and the Districtof Columbia Rehabilitation Services approve all programs.The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) has approved Stratford University to operate a campus in Baltimore,Maryland. Stratford University carefully monitors developments inMaryland state law and acts promptly to meet all requirements.A copy of the documentation describing the institution’s licensure,registration, authorization, or certification is made available to anyenrolled or prospective student upon request. To make this requestcontact Stratford University Compliance Manager: [email protected] Memberships and AffiliationsStratford University is proud of its industry and educational affiliations and continues to expand these relationships. It establishesa broad range of contacts for graduates. Some of these contactsinclude:6 American Culinary Federation Foundation AccreditingCommission, Accredited Member American Hotel and Lodging Association, PartnerAwards and Honors Dr. Richard R. Shurtz, II, Stratford University president,won the 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Yearaward in Greater Washington for the Government/Education Services category Stratford University was ranked as one of the Top 100Graduate Degree Producers for All Disciplines in 2009 byDiverse EducationLegal ControlStratford University is a proprietary institution of higher educationand is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stratford University, Inc. Thecontrol of University operations rests with its Board of Trustees,which is composed of the following members:Veer V. BhartiyaDr. Michael HillyardEd MeehanDaniel WoodleyThe Stratford University Board of Trustees is the designated policymaking agency for Stratford University, Inc. and shall have all ofthe powers and duties to ensure all University departments complywith the policies, procedures, and regulations of all accrediting bodies. University Administration is located at 3201 Jermantown Road,Suite 500, Fairfax, VA 22030.

University AdministrationDr. Richard R. Shurtz, IIMary Ann ShurtzJohn Dovi, CPAKevin CoughenourBenoit CossartFeroze KhanBeth SchickPresident, Chief Executive OfficerExecutive Vice PresidentChief Financial OfficerChief Information OfficerChief Operating OfficerVice President, International ProgramsDirector of Human ResourcesBaltimore Campus210 S. Central AvenueBaltimore, MD 21202(410) 752-4710Campus DescriptionThe Baltimore campus is 69,013 square feet of the total space andis located near Little Italy in Downtown Baltimore. The buildinghouses industry-standard kitchen laboratories, all culinary classes,and five classrooms. The campus has an herb garden used by culinary students and chef instructors every day.DirectionsFrom I-95: Take exit 53, I-395, and turn right onto Pratt Street atthe third light. Turn right onto Central Avenue; the entrance to thecampus is on the right.From I-83 South: Follow until the end of the expressway. Turn leftonto Pratt Street, then turn right onto Central Avenue. The entranceto the campus is on the right.From I-70: Exit onto I-695 South and take exit 11A, I-95 North.Once on I-95, take exit 53, I-395, and turn right onto Pratt Street atthe third light. Turn right onto Central Avenue; the entrance to thecampus is on the right.From Route 50 West: Take I-97 North; follow I-97 to I-695 South.Take exit 11A, I-95 North. Once on I-95, take exit 53, I-395, andturn right onto Pratt Street at the third light. Turn right onto CentralAvenue; the entrance to the campus is on the right.7

ACADEMIC POLICIESSection ContentsAcademic Calendars . 9Course Methodology. 10Term and Credit System. 10Calculation of Credit. 10Definition of Courses . 10Description of Degrees. 10Mode of Delivery. 11Acceptance. 11Registration. 12Attendance Policy. 12Withdrawal Policy. 13Grading Policies. 15Honor Code. 15Standard Term of Non-Attendance. 178

Academic Calendars2016StartEndAdd/DropTerm 1Session A1/4/20162/7/20161/4/2016- 1/6/2016Session B2/8/20163/13/20162/8/2016- 2/10/2016Session C1/4/20163/13/20161/4/2016- 1/10/2016Term 2Session A3/14/20164/17/20163/14/2016- 3/16/2016Session B4/18/20165/22/20164/18/2016- 4/20/2016Session C3/14/20165/22/20163/14/2016- 3/20/2016Term 3Session A5/23/20166/26/20165/23/2016- 5/25/2016Session B6/27/20167/31/20166/27/2016- 6/29/2016Session C5/23/20167/31/20165/23/2016- 5/29/2016Session A8/1/20169/4/20168/1/2016- 8/3/2016Session B9/5/201610/9/20169/5/2016- 9/7/2016Session C8/1/201610/9/20168/1/2016- 8/7/2016Term 5Session A10/10/201611/13/201610/10/2016- 10/12/2016Session B11/14/201612/18/201611/14/2016- 11/16/2016Session C10/10/201612/18/201610/10/2016- 10/16/2016Holidays1/18, MLK Day - University closed2/15, President’s Day - No classes; offices open5/30, Memorial Day - University closed7/4, Independence Day - University closedTerm 49/5, Labor Day - University closed10/10, Columbus Day - No classes; offices open11/11, Veterans Day - No classes; offices open11/24-25, Thanksgiving - University closed12/19-1/2, Winter Break - No classes; offices open2017StartEndAdd/DropTerm 1Session A1/2/20172/5/20171/2/2017-1/4/2017Session B2/6/20173/12/20172/6/2017-2/8/2017Session C1/2/20173/12/20171/2/2017-1/8/2017Term 2Session A3/13/20174/16/20173/13/2017-3/15/2017Session B4/17/20175/21/20174/17/2017-4/19/2017Session C3/13/20175/21/20173/13/2017-3/19/2017Term 3Session A5/22/20176/25/20175/22/2017-5/24/2017Session B6/26/20177/30/20176/26/2017-6/28/2017Session C5/22/20177/30/20175/22/2017-5/28/2017Term 4Session A7/31/20179/3/20177/31/2017-8/2/2017Session B9/4/201710/8/20179/4/2017-9/6/2017Session C7/31/201710/8/20177/31/2017-8/2/2017Term 5Session A10/9/201711/12/201710/9/2017-10/11/2017Session B11/13/201712/17/201711/13/2017-11/15/2017Session 2 New Year’s Day – University1/16, MLK Day - University closed2/20, President’s Day - No classes; offices open5/29, Memorial Day - University closed7/4, Independence Day - University closed9/4, Labor Day - University closed10/9, Columbus Day - No classes; offices open11/11, Veterans Day - No classes; offices open11/23-24, Thanksgiving - University closed12/21-1/2, Winter Break - No classes; offices open9

Course MethodologyDescription of DegreesStratford University believes the best way to learn is throughself-discovery; using actual equipment in a hands-on environment.Additionally, learning in an environment with copious academicsupport through instruction and advising is essential. Students experience small class sizes to ensure hands-on learning with abundantresources to prepare them for their career field.Stratford University offers several certificates and degrees in itsacademic schools. Associate’s degrees consist of twenty coursesequal to 90 credit hours. Seven arts and sciences courses equal to31.5 credits are required. An associate’s degree takes 15 monthsor two academic years to complete. Bachelor’s degrees require 40courses or 180 credit hours and 14 arts and sciences courses equalto 63 credits. It takes 30 months or four academic years to completea bachelor’s degree. Master’s degrees require twelve courses equalto 54 credit hours. Depending on program content, concentration, orspecialization, students may be required to fulfill lab, externship, orcapstone hours for successful completion of a program.Term and Credit SystemStratford University operates on a quarter-credit system allowingstudents to attend courses year round and finish degree programsquickly. The academic calendar year is

Stratford University was ranked as one of the Top 100 Graduate Degree Producers for All Disciplines in 2009 by Diverse Education Legal Control Stratford University is a proprietary institution of higher education and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stratford University, Inc. The control of University oper