11.0 Miscellaneous Information and Policies

11.1    Call to Active Military Service
11.2    Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
11.3    Changes in Personal Information
11.4    Recording Policy
11.5    Cell Phones and Other Devices
11.6    Text Books
11.7    Minimum Technological Requirements for Participation in LTS Degree Programs

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11.1    Call to Active Military Service

Lexington Theological Seminary responds to the needs of students who are called to active military service by being as helpful and accommodating as possible.

When a student leaves after the drop deadline but prior to the withdrawal deadline, the Seminary will:

  • Refund all tuition and fees for the term
  • Maintain active student status
  • Retain scholarship status
  • Enter the grade of W (withdrawal) for each course with the reason noted on the transcript

When a student leaves after the Withdrawal deadline, the Seminary will:

  • Enter the grade of W for all course work unless the course(s) are sufficiently far along to allow the granting of credit and grade for the course(s)
  • Draw up a letter of agreement/contract between the student and each faculty member outlining what work needs to be completed in order for the student to receive credit for the course. (This will be filed with the Registrar.)

The returning student will be allowed a full year after de-activation to complete work for credit.

 

11.2    Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)

See Appendix A: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

 

11.3     Changes in Personal Information

The student is responsible for reporting all changes in personal information promptly to the Registrar including, but not limited to, mailing and/or residential address changes and e-mail address changes. To change your name a legal document (social security card, marriage certificate, etc.) which shows your legal name must be submitted to the Registrar. The Office of the Registrar will notify all other Seminary offices of the information change(s).

 

11.4    Recording Policy

Material prepared for and presented in courses by instructors are their intellectual property. Therefore, before recording lectures in onsite courses, students must obtain permission from professor or lecturer. Use of any material (oral, written, or digital) produced by the instructor for the course may not be shared outside the Seminary setting except by written consent of the professor or lecturer. If used outside the classroom with permission, the student is responsible to provide proper entity, citation and credit for all materials used.

 

11.5    Cell Phones and Other Devices

All audible communication devices should be turned off while students are in the classroom, chapel and other areas where audible devices would cause a disturbance.

 

11.6    Textbooks

Students may obtain books for their courses via personal sources or from a Seminary recommended source.

 

11.7    Minimum Technological Requirements for Participation in LTS Degree Programs

These are the minimum & preferred specifications that we recommend for LTS students.  If you have any questions, please reach out to the Instructional Designer/Technologist about any additional recommendations.  Please note that we do not recommend any specific brands.

Hardware:
PC

  • Operating System
    • Minimum: Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro
    • Recommended: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Optimal: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Memory (RAM)
    • Minimum: 8GB or more
    • Recommended: 16GB or more
    • Optimal: Windows 32GB or more
  • Processor
    • Minimum: Core i5 (Windows) | 1.6 GHz or higher; AMD FX-4300; Ryzan 5
    • Recommended: Core i7 (Windows) | 2.3 GHz or higher; AMD FX-9590; Ryzan 7
    • Optimal: Core i7 or i9 (Windows) | 2.6 GHz or higher
  • Hard Drive (can be solid state drive or hard disk drive)
    • Minimum: 500GB
    • Recommended: 500GB or more
    • Optimal: 1TB or more
  • Headphone set with microphone, external microphone
  • Webcam
  • Digital Video Camera (not a cell phone) or access to one
  • External hard drive for backups or USB 2.0 or 3.0

MAC

  • Operating System
    • Minimum: High Sierra (OS 10.12) or better
    • Recommended: Mojave (OS 10.14) or newer
    • Optimal: Mojave (OS 10.14, or newest one)
  • Memory (RAM)
    • Minimum: 16GB or more
    • Recommended: 16GB or more
    • Optimal: 64GB or more
  • Processor
    • Minimum: Core i5 (Windows) | 1.6 GHz or higher
    • Recommended: Core i7 (Windows) | 2.3 GHz or higher
    • Optimal: Core i7 or i9 (Windows) | 2.6 GHz or higher
  • Solid State Drive
    • Minimum: 512GB or more
    • Recommended: 1TB or more
    • Optimal: 4TB
  • Headphone set with microphone, external microphone
  • Webcam
  • Digital Video Camera (not a cell phone) or access to one
  • External hard drive for backups or USB 2.0 or 3.0 (highly recommended)

Internet Browser:

The latest version of at least one of the following is Required. They are listed in order of their compatibility with LTSOnline (with the most compatible first). It is strongly recommended that you use one of the top two:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox

Internet:

You must have at least one of the following. They are listed in order of their desirability for speed and full participation in LTSOnline (with the best listed first).

  • Minimum: 2.6Mbps/1.8Mbps (up/down)
  • Recommended: 3.8 Mbps/3.0 Mbps (up/down)

Software:

You must have all of the following:

  • Latest version of Windows Media Player
  • Latest version of Adobe Reader
  • Microsoft Office 2017 or productivity software compatible with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Technology Agreement Form:

New students will be required to fill-out the LTS Online Technology Requirement form prior to registering for their first online course. The form is located within the online application.

All students are responsible for fulfilling and maintaining all these requirements for the duration of their studies at LTS. Lack of any technology as listed here will not constitute a basis to be excused from mandatory class assignments.