2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Computer Network Cedarville University is known nationally as a leader in campus computer networking and instructional technology, providing networked computers in computer-ringed classrooms, specialized laboratories, and public-access computer labs. One of the major advantages to the network, called CedarNet, is that students have access to more than 70 commercial software packages from any University-owned computer. Many of these programs are also available from student-owned computers by accessing Cedarville’s virtual computer lab. CedarNet is a winner of the CAUSE Award for Excellence in Campus Networking. This prestigious national award recognizes colleges and universities that exemplify best practices in campus networking in higher education. CedarNet’s connection to the Internet is robust, supported by dual high-speed fiber links that ensure high availability. Access Wireless network access is provided in classroom areas, coed lounges, residence hall rooms, and in large gathering areas such as the Centennial Library, the Stevens Student Center, and the Dixon Ministry Center. Wireless access is also available outdoors on campus lawns and athletic fields. To enable students to take further advantage of the network, public laboratories are conveniently open to on- and off-campus students with a total of 200 stations available. Benefits Students using the network can: • Communicate electronically on campus with professors, friends, and classmates, or with friends and family around the world. • Manage, display, and analyze data using spreadsheet, statistical, and database software. • Access online course materials using Cedarville’s learning management system. • Search library holdings for personal and class research projects, papers, or presentations, even when the library is closed. • Access their course schedule, college transcript, or business office account. • Plan their degree programs and register for classes. • Learn to use the network through online tutorials and training seminars for commonly used software applications. University Student Services The University recognizes the importance of providing our students with a high level of support and provides a full range of student services including career services, counseling, and a strong orientation program for new students. Career Services Career Services seeks to facilitate career exploration and the development of lifelong career navigational skills while continually networking to enhance opportunities for students. Career Services is staffed by professionals certified in resume writing and career coaching. Students may take advantage of workshops or individual appointments (in-person and virtually) geared to assist them with resume writing, interviewing, LinkedIn, networking, gaining admission to graduate school, salary negotiations, and understanding the job search process. Career assessment surveys (MyPlan) and individual coaching sessions are also available to help students determine majors and occupations. The Career Services homepage (cedarville.edu/ career) links to the latest in network-based job search programs (such as LinkedIn), guides to major employers, and directories for graduate schools. Seven career fairs are held each year to allow prospective employers to meet with students. Potential employers also visit the university for individual on-campus recruiting days and interview sessions. Students may register for free with Jobs4Jackets powered by Handshake (a job and internship database used by 1,200+ universities with 80,000 positions posted for Cedarville University students and alumni this past year). Students may browse job openings and upload a resume for employer and staff review. This is a service they may continue using as alumni. Affiliations include: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), National Career Development Association (NCDA), Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers (MWACE), Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC), and National Association of Resume Writers (NARW). Highlights: Ranked as one of the top career services offices in the Ruffalo Noel-Levitz student satisfaction survey among all participating public and private institutions. Employment statistics for Cedarville graduates consistently rank above the national averages provided by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Counseling Services Counseling Services provides a place where students can find understanding, encouragement, and counsel as they deal with personal, interpersonal, and spiritual concerns. Staffed by licensed professional counselors, this service offers individual 50-minute counseling sessions that work around each student’s class schedule. This service, for which students pay no additional charge, is offered by appointment. In the case of a crisis, the service is provided as needed. Off-campus referrals are available upon request. Location: SSC 163 Phone: 937-766-7855 Web: cedarville.edu/counseling Email: counseling@cedarville.edu Healthcare and Medical Services Student healthcare is provided by University Medical Services (UMS), an ambulatory student healthcare facility that provides healthcare services similar to a family practice office. UMS is located adjacent to the Doden Field House and is staffed with nurse practitioners and a physician so that healthcare services are available to students right on campus. The services of UMS include M.D. and nurse practitioner visits, nursing appointments, physicals for athletics and ministry participation, academic physicals, laboratory services, allergy injection services, immunizations, and travel immunization services. UMS also works closely with area hospitals and specialists to coordinate referrals for students to specialty physicians and for other medical services such as radiology testing. Phone: 937-766-7862 Fax: 937-766-7865 Web: cedarville.edu/ums Email: ums@cedarville.edu Another healthcare service available to students on campus is Cedarville University Emergency Medical Service (CUEMS), a volunteer EMS ambulance ministry manned by students who are nationally and state certified EMTs. CUEMS responds primarily to emergencies on campus. Also, CUEMS provides mutual aid to the Cedarville Township and the surrounding community when needed. The students who are involved in the ministry volunteer their medical expertise to the Cedarville University family and strive to demonstrate Christ’s love and compassion to their fellow Page 6 2022–23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Introduction Computer Network