ACADEMIC POLICIES

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REGISTRATION
Students may register for classes online or in person.
 
STUDENTS QUALIFICATIONS
Students with disabilities typically find that the online is a better option and is very inclusive, but all applicants with or without a disability must be qualified students who are able to meet the essential elements of the degree program including being able to use a computer, to read, and interact with the community for research purposes.
 
TRANSFER OF CREDITS POLICY
Transfer in: Applicants who have prior education at an appropriately licensed institution may transfer a maximum of credit-hours towards the degree requirements (Please check the Admission requirements for the appropriate number of credits allowed for transfer per program).  The decision to award transfer credit is made by the Admissions Committee.
Transfer out: Students who wish to continue their education at other institutions must not assume that credits earned at the University will be accepted by the receiving institution. Transfer of Credits from IUL is at the discretion of the receiving institution, it is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.
 
ATTENDANCE
Onsite Campus:
Attendance is mandatory:
  • Any absence either in class, projects, tests and exams must be justified and approved by the Students Affairs Department.
  • Any delay exceeding 10 minutes in a course is considered absence.
  • The absence due to illness must be justified within 48 hours.
  • The number of medical certificates shall not exceed two (2).
  • Students who register three (3) absences in a course or were absent during exams will have a failing grade F.
  • Student with 3 F during one academic year will be reviewed by the academic committee for a decision of probation.
Online Campus:
Attendance is mandatory, students are expected to log in to their classes at least twice a week to be considered in attendance.
Special instructional activities may be scheduled at specific times convenient to both students and faculty members.
A student who does not attend any of the classes for which he/she is registered in a term will be administratively withdrawn from the University.
A student who has been absent in a class due to mitigating circumstances should contact the Dean for additional time to complete coursework.
 
EVALUATION AND GRADING
Professors will evaluate student performance for their classes, and assign a grade accordingly.
Exams and Continuous Evaluations
To evaluate its students, IUL adopts the continuous monitoring system, which means that the student should:
  • Attend classes, work on practical exercises and case studies.
  • Do individual and group researches.
  • Pass midterm, final exams, and/or projects for each course.
 
COURSE SATISFACTORY PROGRESS
Undergraduate: The grade, an average of 60% is the minimum satisfactory grade in a class.
Obtaining an F grade; an average of less than 60% will require the student to retake the course.
Graduate and Doctorate: The grade, an average of 80% is the minimum satisfactory grade in a class.
 
GRADUATION AND COMMENCEMENT
Only students who have satisfactorily completed all academic and financial requirements in the will be considered for graduation.
Awarded degrees and requirements are the following:
  • Bachelor of Business Administration: Student finished his 120Cr program, has a CGPA above 2.0 and has financial clearance.
  • Master of Business Administration: Student finished his 48Cr program, has a CGPA above 3.0 and has financial clearance.
  • Doctorate of Business Administration: Student finished his 60Cr program, has a CGPA above 3.0 and has financial clearance.
The University approves graduations in December and June with the annual commencement scheduled for end of June. Students, who graduated before June are still invited and encouraged to participate in the annual commencement. The graduation date on a student’s diploma is always the date that the university approves for his or her graduation.
President and other noteworthy speakers. Students must be within nine credits of completing all requirements by the end of the winter quarter to be considered for participation in spring commencement exercises.
 
ACADEMIC RECORDS
Semester Grade Reports: grade reports may be accessed online through “SIS” IUL Student Information System.
  • President’s List: Matriculated students who achieve a grade point average of 4.00 with a minimum of 12 academic credits qualify for the President’s List.
  • Dean’s List: Matriculated students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or better with a minimum of 12 academic credits qualify for the Dean’s List.
Transcript Requests: Official or unofficial transcripts may be requested online.
Official Transcripts will be stamped: “Official in Sealed Envelope.” If the envelope is opened, the transcript is no longer official. Official transcripts will not be issued to students with an outstanding financial obligation with the University. Various delivery options are available.
Unofficial Transcripts can be downloaded and printed online, the student needs to log in and access their home page in the “SIS”.
Transcript Processing Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. All rush requests received after 3:00 pm will be processed the next business day (Excluding holidays). Please note that there is a fee for transcripts.
 
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
The IUL Alumni Association, or IULAA, is the official body comprising alumni of International University of Leadership worldwide.
According to the Constitution of the IUL Alumni Association, any person who graduated from IUL is a member of the Alumni Association. Besides, any person who has made substantial contributions to the welfare of IUL, its alumni or the IULAA may be awarded an honorary membership to the Mu Eta Chapter of the Delta Mu Delta honorary Society after approval by the board of the association.
 
HONOR SOCIETY
Students who attain high academic achievement at International University of Leadership may join the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society through membership with the local chapter “Mu Eta” in Africa.
Mu Eta Chapter is dedicated to academic excellence in individuals committed to an exceptional standard of ethics and achievement within the Business field. Students who choose to join this society participate in an induction ceremony once they are formally accepted and receive lifetime membership as well as ceremonial cords and certificates (Gowns are optional) that are worn during commencement.
 
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
The conduct expected from IUL students is consistent with its stated mission, goals, and philosophy.
A detailed code of conduct is available for download online in the university website, and disclosed in the student handbook available online and provided to students in campus.
Students should conduct themselves always in accordance with good taste and observe the policies and procedures regulations defined in the Catalog and the laws of the city, state, and national or international government. Unsatisfactory conduct includes unethical behaviors such as cheating on assignments or exams, plagiarizing material, submitting the same or essentially the same papers for more than one course without the consent of all professors concerned, misappropriating library materials, uploading any material to the eLearning platform without permission, and destroying or tampering with computer files or software. Other violations include knowingly or intentionally helping another person violates any part of this policy. As a result of such behavior, students will receive a zero for the work and, depending on the particular incident, may fail the course. A written report will be issued to the Academic Coordinator, and a copy of the report will be placed in the student’s folder.
If the violation is such that it tempers with the running of the course and/or the eLearning platform, the student will be immediately dismissed from the University.
 
ANTI-HAZING POLICY
The International University of Leadership has an absolute prohibition on hazing. Hazing is defined as an action or situation created on or off campus which recklessly or intentionally harms, damages or endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for the purposes, including, but not limited to, initiation or admission into or affiliation with any organization operating within the University. Hazing includes, but is not limited to:
  • Pressuring or coercing a student into violating University rules or local, state or federal law,
  • Any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the elements, forced/encouraged consumption of any food, liquor, drug, or other substance, or other forced/encouraged physical activity that could adversely affect the physical or mental health or safety of the student,
  • Any activity that would subject the student to extreme mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, forced/encouraged exclusion from social contact, forced/encouraged conduct that could result in extreme embarrassment, or forced/encouraged activity that could adversely affect the mental health or dignity of the student,
  • Any other activity which is inconsistent with the regulations and policies of the University.
It is not a defense to a charge of hazing that:
·       The consent of the victim had been obtained;
·       The conduct of activity that resulted in the death or injury of a person was not part of an official organizational event or was not otherwise sanctioned or approved by the organization; or
·       The conduct or activity that resulted in death or injury of the person was not done as a condition of membership to an organization.
STUDENT INTEGRITY AND HONESTY POLICY
The International University of Leadership considers academic honesty to be one of its highest values. Students are expected to be the sole authors of their work. Use of another person’s work or ideas must be accompanied by specific citations and references.
On joining the University academic community, students are expected to embrace the tenets of liberal learning – critical thinking, intellectual exploration, and academic honesty. Academic dishonesty, cheating, plagiarism, and other violations of academic integrity are causes for suspension or expulsion from the school.
Each incident will be reported in writing from the professor to the administration and may result in the following sanctions: First time: 1 semester Suspension, Second Time: Dismissal from the University. The administration office maintains a database of all offenses, including plagiarism, and a file of all charges.
 
CONFIDENTIALITY AND PRIVACY POLICY
IUL is responsible and accountable for protecting the privacy of students enrolled in its programs and as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).
The purpose of our policy is to provide written procedures IUL takes to effectively provide this protection.
 
Procedures for Protecting Student Privacy
  1. IUL protects the privacy of all its students through strict adherence to the rules of FERPA. The official FERPA statement is available for student and public view through the IUL website. All IUL employees and faculty complete required annual training in FERPA rules and acknowledge by signing a Confidentiality Notice.
  2. Students may wish to authorize consent to share student record information with another individual. In this case, a FERPA consent form must be on file and the person authorized consent may only access information by providing an assigned password. Consent only provides authorization to release information, not to take action on a student record. Students may also revoke the release of student record information.
  3. IUL students are assigned a secure, individual Student Identification Number (SID) and password upon enrollment.These assigned identifiers are used to access the IUL ecampus IUL Learning Management System (LMS), to complete coursework and SIS Student Portal to access grades and related information. Students who contact the University by phone, chat or email must provide this information and a second source of personally identifiable information in order to discuss matters pertaining to their student record. Students may refer to the Student Identity Verification Policy to learn more.
  4. The information contained within the IUL Student Information System (SIS) is also viewed as sensitive, personally identifiable information and the University makes reasonable efforts to ensure all information contained within is secure from modifications or deletion by unauthorized personnel. In addition, employees who do not have a vested interest to perform a relative job function are not granted access to information contained in the SIS.  Servers containing the SIS are located in a secure environment.
The Office of the Registrar is responsible for the privacy of all IUL student record information. Students who wish to discuss privacy of student records, FERPA, or wish to express concern
may contact the office at Registrar@aulm.us or dial 407-801-5140.
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Dr. Anass Lahlou, Founder
Dr. Anass Lahlou serves as the Founder and CEO of International University of Leadership,  and American School of Leadership in the USA, as well as Founder of Ameritech Training and Consulting Group and PIIMT university in Morocco.

Dr. Lahlou is an award winning entrepreneur, professor, scholar and professional trainer. He holds a Doctorate of Business Administration, specialized in Leadership with Entrepreneurship focus, an MBA in Strategic Reengineering, and many Project and Quality Management Certifications.

He is recognized as a leading authority on business strategic reengineering, cognitive development of entrepreneurial skills, and is acclaimed for his work as a project management professional. He specializes in strategy development, performance consultation, turn-around management and business process reengineering with emphasis in leadership and innovation management. He has worked with some of the world’s largest privately held companies in Washington DC, USA Europe, and North Africa; and helped many of his students open their own businesses and ventures thus developing the economy of their communities and creating employment opportunities.

He has been elected ACBSP, “Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs”, Region 8 Chairman for the year 2017-2018.

Through Dr. Lahlou’ organizations, many nonprofit student associations were created, benefiting local shelters: Children and Elderly, therefore helping local communities and charities.

Research interests include leadership, coaching, small business development, and strategic planning in education.
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Dr. Samuel G. Waldron¸Chairman of the Board
Retired in 2009 as Vice President of Commutations; Guy Carpenter Inc., / Marsh & Mc Lennan. Dr. Waldron has spent the earliest part of his career as an educator in business studies in his Native Country Guyana, at Green’s Business School, and Philip’s Commercial, formerly known as Day High School.  After migrating to the United States, he first worked as a Marketing Research Associates at The American Journal of Nursing for five years and from 1974 – 2009, has held many positions in the Financial District where he worked for 35 years and served in various management capacities.   He joined AUL in the Fall of 2009 as a Professor and currently serves as Chairman of the Leading Board of the International University of Leadership, USA.

Dr. Waldron is an Associates of the Institute of Book Keepers, ACBI., and acquired a B.A.  in Management Science from Bernard Baruch College, an MBA with distinction from Long Island University, and DBA from Bernelli University where he was honored as the Distinguished Student of 2008.

Dr. Waldron is currently a Board Member, of STAR Health Center – STAR Program, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, which administers HIV screening and treatment, behavioral health and a specialized LGBT Health Initiative where services are offered to LGBT health.

Dr. Waldron is a proud father of five children and grandfather of fourteen.  He enjoys meditating, listening to Contemporary Gospel Music, inspiring and motivating youths of diverse cultures.  He believes in reciprocity, the practice of exchanging things with others for mutual benefits.  His motto: “When you reach out to others you are making this world a better place.”
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Dr.Christine Clarke,Board Member
Dean of Professional Accreditations at EU, Accreditation Evaluator and lecturer, Christine Clarke is one of IUL Leading Board Members. She is an entrepreneur and self-starter, evidenced by her own language and communications businesses in Barcelona. She has taught and coordinated courses that include sales and purchasing, management, strategy, entrepreneurship and specialist English. Clarke’s relationship with IUL dates back to 2010, when she was invited to review the university programs through ACBSP. Clarke, responsible for professional accreditations and a management lecturer at EU Barcelona, is an excellent communicator and educator. Prior to her career, Christine acquired a PGCE (a master’s equivalent of the teaching qualification) and a BBA in modern languages and political studies. Her impressive academic portfolio, combined with over 30 years of experience, makes Clarke a leading board member who brings together the best of practical and academic experience.
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Dr. Emil Gjorgov,Board Member
IUL Chief Academic Officer and ACBSPDirector of European Operations at the Brussels office, Dr. Gjorgovearned a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University St. Ciril and Methodius, MA in Communications and Negotiations from the University American, and a PhD from the Institute for Balkan and European Political Studies, EuroBalkan Research Institute in Macedonia.

Experienced international program coordinator involved in curriculum development and establishment of academic programs and schools, trainer and evaluator in numerous fields of education, with an exceptional ability to implement international academic standards such as the European Association for Quality Assurance standards in Higher Ed.

International accreditor and evaluator for national and regional accrediting agencies in the USA, with extensive knowledge of successfully applying accreditation standards and designation from ACBSP, ACICS, AACSB, ECBE, CIE, ENQA/EQAR, and similar accrediting organizations.

A successful coach in theoretical and practical knowledge needed to prepare and organize educational institutions to apply for recognition from internationally recognized accrediting organizations. Research interests include business behavior, social behavior in business and media, educational advancement, and strategic planning in education.
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Dr. Houssain Kettani, Board Member
Dr. Houssain Kettani received the Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus in 1998, and Master’s and Doctorate degrees both in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2000 and 2002, respectively Dr. Kettani served as faculty member at the University of South Alabama (2002-2003), Jackson State University (2003-2007), Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (2007-2012), Fort Hays State University (2012-2016) and Florida Polytechnic University since 2016. Dr. Kettani has served as Staff Research Assistant at Los Alamos National Laboratory in summer of 2000, Visiting Research Professor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in summers of 2005 to 2011, Visiting Research Professor at the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center at the University of Alaska in summer of 2008 and Visiting Professor at the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in summer of 2010. Dr. Kettani’s research interests include computational science and engineering, high performance computing algorithms, information retrieval, network traffic characterization, number theory, robust control and optimization, and population studies. He presented his research in over sixty refereed conference and journal publications and his work received over four hundred citations by researchers all over the world. He chaired over hundred international conferences throughout the world and successfully secured external funding in millions of dollars for research and  education from US federal agencies such as NSF, DOE, DOD, and NRC.
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Dr. Jeremy Cripps, Board Member
A Chartered Accountant (UK) and a CPA (Ohio) Jeremy is one of the Board Menbers at IUL Governance Board or Leading Borad. Jeremy earned his BA and MA from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio and his PhD in Accounting from the Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio.  After an apprenticeship in London with Price Waterhouse Coopers, he joined their tax department in Cleveland and then the International Tax department in New York.  From New York, he moved to become European Controller for a client, an American multi-national based in London.  From London, he moved into consultancy in Qatar and the Sultanate of Oman and then with a young school age family he returned to the United States and became a Professor.  Awarded Fulbright Scholarships in Zimbabwe (University of Zimbabwe, Harare) and Bulgaria (The Technical University, Sofia) he continued to do short-term consultancy work with contractors for US Aid in East Europe and the Middle East.  He set up and earned accreditation for the business school at the American University of Kuwait, taught at the American University of Bulgaria, and today continues teaching online at the International University of Leadership. Research includes accounting history and human capital valuation.  Married to Mary Cripps they have three married children and four grandchildren.
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