Christie's Education, New York operates fairly as a higher educational provider and with full transparency. The information below refers to all Christie's Education's policies and information for the New York campus.
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Christie’s Education, New York has been designated as a degree-granting institution by the New York State Board of Regents. Our full-time graduate programs are registered with the New York State Education Department. Christie’s Education, New York is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education in their capacity as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Find out more information on our accreditation section.
It is considered cheating to borrow another student’s work, or to consult textbooks or notes for answers to quizzes or exams administered in the classroom. Any and all books and papers must be left outside the room in which quizzes or exams are given. At the discretion of quiz or exam proctors, students found cheating will be dismissed from the classroom and given a failing grade for the quiz or exam being administered. Christie’s Education may exercise the right to permanently dismiss from the course any student who has been found cheating on a second occasion.
Christie’s Education is committed to creating a safe and healthy academic environment for its students, faculty and staff. The school expressly prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs and alcohol by students, faculty, or staff members on school property, or while conducting school business off-premises. Members of the school community are responsible for complying with federal, state, and local laws on the possession, use, and sale of alcohol and illicit drugs. Those who violate such laws will be subject to discipline, up to and including expulsion.
General Policies 1. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or improper use of either illicit or prescription drugs, or alcohol is prohibited. 2. Students and others who have demonstrated a repeated abuse of alcohol will be referred to appropriate counseling services. 3. Disruptive behavior, inappropriate behavior or intoxication caused by drugs or alcohol use will not be tolerated. Violators are subject to removal from campus and disciplinary action. 4. All members of the Christie’s Education community, including staff and faculty, must abide by the terms of this policy. 5. Violations of the policies, rules and standards adopted by Christie’s Education concerning substance abuse should be reported to Christie’s Human Resources Department when the violation involves an employee. Student-related reports should be made to the Business Manager for Christie’s Education. 6. Any member of the Christie’s Education community found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, which may range from referral for counseling, disciplinary probation, suspension or dismissal from the school or employment, based on the merits of the case. 7. Any student convicted under federal, state or local law applicable to the policy stated above (No. 1) must report said conviction to the Business Manager within five days. 8. According to federal regulations, students convicted for a drug offense that occurred during a period of enrollment while they were receiving Title IV Federal Financial Aid, may lose eligibility for Federal Aid.
Rules Governing the Use of Alcohol 1. Students are not permitted to bring alcoholic beverages anywhere on school grounds, the auction house facilities or sites visited during field studies. 2. Alcoholic beverages may be provided only through Christie’s Education for special events, including but not limited to the graduation reception and alumni events. No other alcoholic beverages may be brought onto campus or served. 3. When alcoholic beverages are provided on campus, food and non-alcoholic beverages must also be made available.
Sanctions for Violation of these Policies, Rules and Standards 1. Students charged with violations of this policy shall be referred to the Academic Director and Business Manager and outcomes of disciplinary proceedings may result in the following determinations: Dismissal of charges, student found not responsible Student found responsible and sanctions imposed Depending on the merits of the case, possible sanctions may include: Referral for substance abuse assessment, counseling and/or treatment Probation Loss of privileges Suspension from Christie’s Education Expulsion from Christie’s Education
In addition to school sanctions, the Academic Director and Business Manager, or a designated representative, may refer the students to appropriate governmental authorities when the student’s activity is in clear violation of federal, state or local laws.
Employees suspected of violating these policies, rules and standards, or convicted under a federal, state or local drug or alcohol statute, shall be subject to review in accordance with human resources policies and in compliance with all federal, state and local laws. Such a review may result in the following findings: Dismissal of charges Official warning or other appropriate discipline/action
Employees should refer to the Christie’s Employee handbook for details on employee conduct and work rules pertaining to drugs and alcohol. Additional information can also be obtained by contacting a Human Resources representative at Christie’s.
Counseling and Treatment Students are encouraged to speak with the Academic Director or Business Manager if they have any questions on drug and alcohol counseling and treatment programs in New York City.
Employees with questions or concerns about substance dependency or abuse are encouraged to use the resources of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The EAP may be reached by calling toll free (877) 243-6215. They may also wish to discuss these matters with their managers or the Human Resources Department to receive assistance or referrals to appropriate resources in the community.
Employees with drug and alcohol problems may be eligible to participate in a rehabilitation or treatment program through Christie’s health insurance benefit coverage.
**For a complete write-up of Drug and Alcohol policies procedures available upon request at the front counter.
Proficiency in a foreign language is necessary for graduation from the M.A. program and is established by meeting one of these conditions: 1) The applicant is a native speaker of a language other than English. 2) The applicant received a grade of B or better in two consecutive academic years of study in the designated language, at a U.S. college or university, within the last 5 years. 3) The applicant passes successfully a translation exam in a foreign language to be given once in the Fall Term and once in the winter term. 4) Takes a class at a designated institution approved by the Academic Director and passes with a B or better.
New York State requires all full-time students born on or after January 1, 1957, to submit immunization documentation for measles (rubella), mumps and rubella (German measles) prior to the start of the academic year. New York State also requires that all full-time students, regardless of their date of birth, submit a Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination Response form. The immunization forms are sent to students after their payment of the tuition deposit. Failure to comply with the state law will prevent students from studying at Christie’s Education.
Incompletes are awarded sparingly, if at all. Illness, family emergencies or other crises are possible justifications for requests for an incomplete. All requests must be submitted in writing and reviewed by the instructor and the Academic Director before an incomplete can be recorded. If incomplete work is not completed by the first day of the next term, the late assignment will turn to an F and will be factored into the final grade for the course. Incomplete work remaining from the spring term must be completed within one month of the final day of the spring term, or the late assignment will be marked as an F and factored into the final grade.
There are many online sources that give legal access to copyrighted works.
EDUCAUSE, an association of colleges and universities, maintains a list of legal media sources.
The MPAA provides a similar list of video sources.
Christie’s Education does not discriminate in admissions, employment, programs or services of the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, creed, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, martial status, citizenship status, disability, and veteran or military status. Questions regarding compliance with the above requirements and requests for assistance should be directed to the Academic Director or Business Manager.
The use of P2P file sharing applications on the Christie’s Education network without prior authorization is strictly prohibited. These applications consume bandwidth and technological resources and may expose the Christie’s Education network to attacks, viruses and spyware. In addition to consuming bandwidth and technological resources, P2P file-sharing exposes the University network to viruses, spyware and other attacks and is frequently used to illegally distribute copyrighted works.
If a copyright owner successfully prosecutes an infringer, the penalties are set at "not less than $750 or more than $30,000" per infringing work. However, if the copyright owner can establish that the violation was "willful" the penalty can be $150,000 per work. (from US Code Title 17 Chapter 5 Section 504: http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html )
Furthermore, The US No Electronic Theft Act establishes that penalties can be charged even if the infringer did not profit in any way from the violation. 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.
Plagiarism (presenting as one’s own ideas or statements of another) or unattributed quotation in written work is unacceptable. Students found plagiarizing or using unattributed quotations will receive a failing grade for the assignment in question. Christie’s Education may exercise the right to permanently dismiss from the course any student who has been found plagiarizing or using unattributed quotations on a second occasion.
If you are uncertain as to what constitutes plagiarism or cheating, have any questions concerning enforcement of these guidelines and the consequences of not adhering to them, or if you feel your right to conduct your work in an honest and independent manner is being compromised by another student, please speak to your instructor or the Academic Director immediately. Christie’s Education is committed to ensuring and supporting the highest standards of academic integrity among its students, and will support them in pursuit of these standards.
There is no guarantee that students who withdraw from Christie’s Education will be readmitted. If students withdraw on good terms, their applications, accompanying an official letter to the Academic Director requesting readmission, will be considered on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Academic Director. Otherwise, they will need to go through the entire admission process again, i.e. submitting a new admission application, including a new application fee, recommendation letters, transcripts and other supporting documents.
Satisfactory academic progress is defined as proceeding toward successful completion of degree requirements and all students are required to meet the requirements listed below in order to be eligible for a Master’s degree at Christie’s Education.
Students attending Christie’s Education and who are in receipt of Federal Financial Aid are required to make satisfactory progress in their degree program in order to remain eligible for federal aid. The institution is required by the US Department of Education to check the academic progress of students and we will do this prior to releasing disbursements of federal financial aid funds.
Please note that the federal regulations stipulate that students may not take more than 150% of the normal duration to complete their studies in order to be eligible for federal financial aid.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements All graduate students are expected to maintain full-time status, with part-time study permitted on a case-by-case basis only with special permission from the institution. Master of Arts students are to complete their coursework, internship and thesis within 15 months and are required to maintain a 3.0 grade point at the conclusion of each of the three terms. M.A. students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 at the completion of the program in order to graduate.
The Master of Arts degree is awarded upon successful completion of the 44 credits listed below:
Modern Art Survey 6 Credits (2 credits per term) Connoisseurship Seminar/Field Study 9 Credits (3 credits per term) History of the Art Market Seminar/Field Study 9 Credits (3 credits per term) Professional Practices 6 Credits (2 credits per term) Historiography 9 Credits (3 credits per term) Internship 2 Credits M.A. Thesis 3 Credits M.A. candidates must pass the thesis and end-of-term presentations, complete their internships by the end of November of the year following admission, and fulfill the foreign language requirement.
Academic Warning Students’ academic progress will be monitored closely by faculty and the Academic Director through each term and those students who risk failure to meet satisfactory academic progress will be given a notice of academic warning after mid-term grades are recorded during week six of each term. Students who receive a notice of academic warning will be asked to meet with the Academic Director and their professors.
Failure to Maintain Academic Progress A student in the M.A. Program whose term grade point average falls below 3.0 for one term will be placed on academic probation. An M.A. student whose term grade point average falls below 3.0 for two consecutive terms will not be allowed to continue in the M.A. program. An M.A student whose cumulative GPA falls below a 3.0 at the conclusion of the third term will not be allowed to continue but may be given the option to graduate with an Advanced Certificate if their Graduation/Retention GPA is above a 2.8 and he or she successfully completes the Internship requirement.
A student who fails to achieve the required cumulative Graduation/Retention GPA of 3.0 will be placed on financial aid probation for the following term of enrollment at Christie’s Education. A student may receive financial aid while on probation, but must meet the standards in the ―Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements‖ section in order to clear the probation and continue to be eligible. If the student does not meet academic standards by the end of the probation period, they will no longer be eligible for financial aid. An appeal can be made to the institution in writing if this situation arises.
Graduate Assistants and Scholarship Recipients on Academic Probation Graduate assistants on academic probation may be in jeopardy of having their position terminated for failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress or to maintain the minimum 3.3 grade point average required of graduate assistants. Scholarship Recipients are also required to maintain a 3.3 grade point average or their scholarship offer will be rescinded and the student will be fully responsible for payment all tuition and fees due as a result.
Christie’s Education (CE) will not tolerate sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual coercion, or other forms of sexual violence by or against students, staff, faculty, alumni, or visitors.
The policies outlined in this document are in support of CE’s commitment to a safe learning environment and go hand in hand with CE’s Title IX policies. The policies will outline the following:
Respect for intellectual labor is vital to academic discourse and to every intellectual and creative enterprise. This principle applies to works of all authors and publishers in all media. Christie's Education New York disapproves of the unlawful use of others’ intellectual property. The employees and students of Christie's Education, New York are prohibited from unlawful use of others’ intellectual property. Employees or students who make unlawful use of others’ intellectual property do so at their own risk and assume all liability for such use. Questions concerning this statement should be directed to the Christie's Education librarian.
The graduate program at Christie’s Education is a fully integrated program of study and will not consider transfer credits from other institutions, except in cases involving VA recipients (See the Credit Evaluation Policy for VA Recipients below). Transfer of credits from Christie's Education to graduate programs in other institutions may be possible, subject to the approval of those institutions.
Credit Evaluation Policy for VA Recipients
The Department of Veterans Affairs requires that Christie’s Education inquire about each veteran or veteran benefits eligible person’s previous education and training, and request transcripts from all prior institutions, including military training, traditional college coursework and vocational training. Previous transcripts will be evaluated and credit may be granted as deemed appropriate by the Admissions Committee. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that acceptable records are submitted to Christie’s Education for evaluation.
Assignment of credits and scheduling for Christie’s Education’s academic programs is guided by the Credit Hour Policy. All courses and credit assignments at Christie’s Education are approved by the program faculty, by the faculty’s curriculum committee, by the Academic Director under the authority of the Board of Directors of Christie’s Education, and by the New York State Education Department, to assure that the credit hours awarded are appropriate to Christie’s Education policy and that the student learning outcomes and course requirements accurately reflect the amount of credit to be awarded for each course.