Dec 15, 2019  
2015-2016 Employee Handbook 
    
2015-2016 Employee Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Ownership and Administraion


3.1 Statement of Ownership

Adventist University of Health Sciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of Adventist Health Systems doing business as Florida Hospital, is operated by the University Board of Trustees. The Board is appointed by the Hospital’s Trustees according to the by-laws of Florida Hospital and in compliance with the rules and procedures of the Hospital’s Board.

The University Board of Trustees is solely responsible for the operation of the University in all phases of its programs.

 

3.2 Accrediting Bodies

 

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSOC)

Adventist University of Health Sciences is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award certificates, associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Adventist University of Health Sciences.
 

Note: The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

Inquiries about Adventist University of Health Sciences accreditation should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

 

Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventists Schools, Colleges, and Universities

12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, Maryland 20904
Phone: (301) 680-5068; Fax: (301) 622-9604

 

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000, Ext. 153; Fax: (404) 975-5020
www.acenursing.org

 

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

ACOTE
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3425
Phone: (301) 652-AOTA
www.aota.org
www.acoteonline.org

 

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA)

12000 Findley Road, Suite 150
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Phone:  (770) 476-1224
Fax:  (770) 476-1738

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) is the accrediting agency that protects the interest of the public and PA profession by defining the standards for PA education and evaluating PA educational programs within the territorial United States to ensure their compliance with those standards.

 

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Educations (CAPTE)

111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone:  (703) 706-3245
Email:  accreditation@apta.org

Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org, is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Adventist University of Health Sciences is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. On December 1, 2014, the program submitted an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage.  Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.

 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: (727) 210-2350

 

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Program (COA)

The program’s next review by the COA is scheduled for Spring 2019.
222 South Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001
Phone: (847) 655-1160
http://home.coa.us.com/accredited-programs/Pages/default.aspx

 

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

20 N Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300; Fax: (312) 704-5304
Email: mail@jrcert.org
www.jrcert.org

 

Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT)

2000 W Danforth Road, Suite 130 #203
Edmond, OK 73003
Phone: (405) 285-0546
Email: mail@jrcnmt.org

 

3.3 Membership of the University Board of Trustees

The board of Trustees of the University is composed of the following:

Officers (with voting rights)
Lars Houmann, Chair President & CEO Florida Hospital
Ron Smith, Vice Chair President, Southern Union of Seventh-day Adventists
David E. Greenlaw, Secretary President, ADU
   
Trustees of the Board  
Diane Andrews Associate Professor, UCF College of Nursing
Charles Bradford, Emeritus Retired Clergy
Mike Cauley President, Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Des Cummings, Jr. Executive VP, Florida Hospital
Daryl Dixon CEO, Valintry Services
Sheryl Dodds Senior Executive Officer, Chief Clinical Officer, Florida Hospital
Malcolm Gordon, Emeritus Retired Clergy
Robert Henderschedt Senior VP Administration, Adventist Health Systems
Don Jones VP of Human Resources, Adventist Health Systems
Gerald Kovalski Retired Educational Administrator
Jeff Kuhlman Senior VP, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Florida Hospital
Steve Silver Managing Member, Onix Group
Tom Werner Retired President of Adventist Health Systems

1As of March 2015

3.4 Administration of the University

A copy of the ADU Organizational Chart can be found on the R: Drive.

Chairman of the University Board of Trustees

The Chairman of the University Board of Trustees is elected by the members of the Florida Hospital Board.

President of the University

The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the University and is responsible to the University Board of Trustees for all phases of the University’s operation.  The President chairs all business sessions of the President’s Council and is an ex-officio member of all standing and ad hoc committees.  In consultation with other University administrators, the President is responsible for recommending an annual budget to the University Board of Trustees and for the approval of all expenditures provided for in that budget.  The President also recommends to the Board an annual professional salary schedule for all University Faculty. As CEO, the President leads in the planning and execution of the institution’s strategic vision.

Provost

The Provost is responsible to the University President for the supervision and direction of all academic activities at the University. The Provost chairs the Academic Policies Committee and all Graduate Department Chairs report directly to the Provost on all academic matters.

Senior Vice President for Finance

The Senior Vice President is responsible to the University President for the financial operations of the University including, but not limited to, student accounts, financial aid, and University financial records. This individual is responsible to the President for the day-to-day operational needs of the institution. The responsibilities of this position include the physical plant, maintenance, and environmental services. This individual is also responsible for the information technology department, the University bookstore, and the N.E.S.S. Café.

Senior Vice President for Student Services

The Senior Vice President for Student Services is responsible to the President for the overall quality of student life on campus.  This individual has administrative responsibility for student discipline, student housing, alumni, security, transportation, and general student services.

Vice President for Marketing & Public Relations

The Vice President for Marketing & Public Relations is responsible to the President for the marketing to and recruitment of new students.  In addition, this individual oversees Enrollment Management and Public Relations for the University.

Vice President for Educational Technology

The Vice President for Educational Technology is responsible to the Provost for Academic Affairs for the direction of the online education programs as well as coordinating the educational technology at the University.

Vice President for Academic Administration

The Vice President for Academic Administration is responsible to the Provost for the supervision and direction of all undergraduate educational activities of the University. All undergraduate Department Chairs report to this individual. The Vice President is also responsible for handling student academic issues and appeals, acting as liaison with the Forest Lake Health Academy and overseeing the dual enrollment program. In addition, the Registrar’s Office and the Library report to this individual. 

Assistant to the President for Mission

The Assistant to the President for Mission is responsible to the University President to oversee the Institute for Healthcare as Ministry, Convocation, Colloquium and Pulse Week.  The Chaplains report to the Assistant to the President.

Chief Operations Officer for Online Education

The Chief Operations Officer for Online Education is responsible to the President to develop and implement short and long-range strategic plans to advance the University’s mission in online learning.  The Chief Operations Officer for Online Education is also responsible for advising and collaborating with the Provost and other members of the ADU academic team on development, implementation, and delivery of all online courses and programs. 

Chief Compliance Officer

The Chief Compliance Officer is responsible to the President to oversee institutional compliance with Federal and State regulations including Title IX sexual anti-discrimination and Campus SaVE Act anti-violence federal laws.  In addition, this individual is responsible for the management of the Human Resources Department, and therefore serves as the liaison between ADU and Florida Hospital Human Resources Department.