State Authorization Compliance
Federal and state regulations require that all institutions of higher education comply with existing state laws regarding distance learning. Chowan works with the regulatory agencies in each state and US Territories to seek authorizations, exemptions or permissions to continue to offer distance education programs, courses and certificate programs to residents who wish to enroll in our distance learning education programs.
Contact Information for Filing Complaint
Chowan University is committed to providing students with a means for sharing their concerns and officially registering complaints about any academic program, student service, or university process.
- Chowan University Student Complaint Form
The Student Complaint Form provides students with an avenue to submit a concern regarding any area on campus for which no other specific process exists. This form is not an appeal form, and, therefore, should NOT be used to submit complaints regarding academic penalties or student disciplinary actions. Students should follow the established appeal process as outlined in the Academic Catalog, Student Handbook (p. 26), and below:
Student Complaint Policy
Chowan University is committed to providing students with a means for sharing their concerns and officially registering complaints about any academic program, student service, or university process. The Student Complaint Form provides students with an avenue to submit a concern regarding any area on campus for which no other specific process exists. Any student who has an unresolved complaint with a faculty or staff member, another student or student group, or administrator has the right to file a written complaint without fear of prejudice of his or her status at the University.
Definition of Complaint
A complaint involves a problem or concern outside of disciplinary measures. Disagreement with a disciplinary measure, academic or social, should be addressed using the appeal procedure for that area, as found in the Chowan University Academic Catalog and/or Student Handbook.
Students who are unable to resolve grievances personally with a member of the Chowan community may file a written complaint. Complaints may be submitted to any University Official who will submit the form to the appropriate Vice President.
Students who submit a complaint to any Chowan official via means other than the designated form should immediately be provided with the form.
This form is not an appeal form. Appeal of grades, financial penalties, or other disciplinary action should be submitted on the appropriate appeal form for that area.
In addition, a student who wishes to file a Title IX complaint should request the Title IX Discrimination Complaint Form.
Danny B. Moore
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
One University Place
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
Third Floor, Columns Building
If you have a complaint about Chowan's distance education courses, you are unable to resolve a complaint through Chowan's grievance procedures, and you are a resident of North Carolina, you may contact the Licensure Division of the University of North Carolina System Office.
Before contacting Licensure Division of the University of North Carolina System Office, you can review the Student Complaint Policy, print out the Student Complaint Form, complete the form, and submit the completed form to the following address:
North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
c/o Student Complaints
University of North Carolina System Office
910 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688
For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Southern Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Colleges
If for some reason the complaint is not satisfactorily resolved, the next step would be to file a complaint with Chowan University’s accrediting agency.
Chowan University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Chowan University.
Students who file a complaint with the accrediting agency should follow the SACSCOC Complaint Procedures.
The contact information for SACSCOC is:
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
Website: Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges at www.sacscoc.org
- SARA-NC Complaint Process
SARA-NC Contact Information:
SARA North Carolina
North Caroline State Education Assistance Authority
P.O. Box 14103
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Students Outside of North Carolina
Students not residing in North Carolina and enrolled in a North Carolina institution that operates under SARA North Carolina may submit complaints to North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA) only after completing the complaint process established by the institution attended by the student. Please see the SARA-NC Complaint Process and use the SARA-NC Complaint Form.
Chowan University does not offer any online programs that lead to professional licensure.
NC-SARA does not deal with professional licensing board approval for any courses or programs leading to professional licensure.
Currently, the only school with programs leading to licensure is our School of Education. For more information about these programs, including contact information, please visit the School of Education webpage or contact:
CONTACTING NORTH CAROLINA LICENSURE
Public Schools of North Carolina State Board of Education - Department of Public Instruction
Professional Educator's Licensure Contact Information
Professional educators are able to apply for and update their North Carolina licenses online. Instructions and more information are available within the online licensure system.
Go to the NCDPI Online Licensure System.
Two phone numbers are available for inquiries Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm Eastern Standard Time:
800.577.7994 within North Carolina and 919.807.3310 outside of North Carolina.
Please note when emailing us to include your full name in the email, as well as the last 4 numbers of your SSN and your license or application number. Failure to provide this information may create delays in our ability to respond. email@example.com.
PROGRAMS LEADING TO LICENSURE IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION
Chowan University programs prepare students to meet licensure requirements in the State of North Carolina. Licensing requirements in North Carolina may not be recognized as sufficient to obtain a license in any other state. Chowan cannot determine the applicability of program coursework to satisfy licensing requirements outside of North Carolina.
The list below contains Chowan's programs that fulfill academic requirements leading to licensure.
- Elementary Education (B.S.)
- Social Studies Education (B.S.)
- Music Education (B.S.)
- Mathematics Education (B.S.)
- Comprehensive Science (B.S.)
- English Education (B.S.)
- Elementary Education (M.Ed.)
- Elementary Educatoin (M.A.T.)
- Secondary Education (M.A.T.)
If you would like to compare these programs to licensure requirements in other states, please click on the link below and then select appropriate state:
By Professional Licensure Program