2012-2013 Academic Catalog
Programs of Study 105
Gate System Policy Assessment occurs at three “gates.” The admissions process serves as the first gate. The second and third gate processes assess six general areas. They are boundary maintenance, respect for persons of diverse opinions, theological/theoretical integration, use of self, clinical skills, and spiritual formation. The second and third gates have two specific goals. First, to assess student readiness for participation in supervised practicum experiences as part of the counseling degree programs at Asbury Theological Seminary and second, to engage students who show evidence of professionally harmful or deficient behavior in the course of their time as a student at Asbury Theological Seminary. The second gate assessment occurs mid-way through a student’s degree program and prior to a student’s enrollment in practicum (for MAMH and MAPC) or internship for MAMF. The third gate assessment occurs at the end of the student’s degree work and functions as an exit interview. In preparation for the gate conversations, students develop a selfassessment portfolio. Occasionally, on the basis of information gained from participation in the gating system, the CPC department will require that students postpone the beginning of practicums or discontinue classes for the purpose of self-care and remediation. Students will be asked to submit a developmental plan in response to the concerns. Failure to create a developmental plan or participate in its timely implementation will almost certainly result in inability to register for future classes, including practicum. If students are suspected of “impairment” this same assessment process shall commence. Applicants may request a complete copy of the Gate System Policy by contacting the Administrative Assistant in the Department of Counseling and Pastoral Care. The following dates have been tentatively set for Gate 2 and 3 Interviews: • 2012-2013: Sept 21 and 24, 2012; March 15 and 18, 2013 • 2013-2014: Sept 23 and 27, 2013; Feb 17 and 21, 2014
Graduation requirements 1. Completion of 60 credit hours, as outlined in the Academic Catalog, including all required courses; 2. Attainment of cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00/4.00; 3. Completion of minimum of 30 credit hours on the Kentucky and/or Florida Dunnam campuses of Asbury Seminary to satisfy residency requirements; 4. Fulfillment of all degree requirements in not more than seven calendar years from the first term of enrollment; and 5. Completion of online graduation application by last day of Drop/Add period (FA for December/January graduation and SP for May/August graduation).
The Academic Catalog of Asbury Theological Seminary 2012-2013